Goddard Space Flight Center Facility Operations Specialist in Greenbelt, Maryland

Job Overview

Job Overview

About the Agency

The Management Operations Directorate, Facilities Management Division, Operations and Maintenance Branch,(Code 227) seeks a Facility Operations Specialist for the Operations, and Maintenance Branch. This Branch provides operations and maintenance services for new and existing facilities at GSFC.


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As a Facility Operations Specialist, you will be responsible for monitoring and appraising the managerial and technical representation and contracted services coordination of major performance based contracts, which provide operations, maintenance, custodial, refuse, landscaping, recycling and grounds maintenance services for GSFC. Ensure Contractor compliance with the Statement of Work. Works with the Contractor to identify areas where technical improvements can be made and assists with developing plans to implement these areas of technical improvement. Achieves quality through continuous improvement activities by establishing performance standards. Ensure personnel and property safety. Foster and works effectively with multi-disciplinary research teams and projects. Reviews and recommends approval or disapproval for payment of Contractor invoices. Recommend contract and task order modifications desired in technical provisions. Maintain the official contract work order file. Develop and present the award fee and/or performance evaluation report.

You will represent the Center on the Agency-wide Operations and Maintenance Facilities Implementation Team (OMFIT). Interact frequently with Headquarters (HQ) and other NASA centers. Serve as the Center's lead participant for the monthly VITS conferences which are conducted by NASA HQ and include all NASA centers and other government installations. Attend meetings and conferences at HQ and other centers. Participate in Agency-wide committees, initiatives, and assignments. The incumbent will serve as the technical Lead for a team consisting of Facilities Operation Specialist.

You will develop and present periodic reports to senior management on the status of the contract and the performance of the contractor. In performing these assignments, apply a broad understanding of complex engineering concepts, design procedures, construction practices and management concepts to support mission goals and objectives effectively and efficiently.

You will coordinate construction and rehabilitation projects that may be required on short notice. Prepare comprehensive reports on both the technical and administrative aspects of the program for the information of higher management levels. Direct the work for custodial, grounds maintenance, landscaping, and refuse removal contracts with a variety or trades or technical disciplines whose employees are widely dispersed, work various shifts, and have a substantial annual turnover of personnel. Coordinate work operations among subordinate units and with other organizations, making changes in work organization or the assignment of functions to improve workflow and increase productivity.

Supervisory Status


Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Current federal employees on career/career-conditional appointments OR employed by an agency with an OPM interchange agreement. Former federal employees eligible for reinstatement. VEOA eligibles. Individuals eligible for special hiring authorities [VRA, 30% or more disabled veterans, Schedule A for individuals with disabilities, former Peace Corps, AmeriCorps & VISTA employees, certain military spouses, certain former overseas employees]. NASA term employees with conversion eligibility.

Questions? This job is open to 6 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • Selectee must complete a financial disclosure statement.
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.

You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade GS-12, which has equipped you with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position described above.

Specialized experience is defined as comprehensive experience with a the principles, such as; concepts, and practices concerning facility administration sufficient to evaluate, adapt, or modify procedures and practices concerning property facilities, utility systems, buildings, equipment, plans, and grounds. Experience in ensuring compliance on statement of work, monitoring and appraising the managerial and technical representation of contracted services. Experience in leading teams in the execution of facilities related work.

U.S. citizenship is required.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Candidates for NASA positions are evaluated using our automated staffing and recruitment system, NASA STARS, which compares your skills and experience as described in your resume with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be a highly qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official. If you are a current federal employee and are contacted for an interview, you may be asked to provide a copy of your most recent performance appraisal narrative summary. At NASA, we pride ourselves on efficient and timely recruitment actions, and you can normally expect to learn the outcome of the selection process in a fairly short period of time. In addition, to ensure that you can measure progress for yourself, NASA provides you with regularly updated information on the status of the vacancy announcement.


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Current Federal employees must meet time in grade and three months after competitive appointment restrictions by the closing date of the announcement.

This position is being announced in conjunction with vacancy announcement number GS17D0161 open to all U.S. citizens and U.S. Nationals. Only one position will be filled as a result of these two vacancy announcements.

Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. See 'How You Will Be Evaluated' for definition of well qualified. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP consideration must indicate their eligibility when applying for a position. The USAJOBS resume asks you to identify your ICTAP eligibility; the NASA Supplemental Information asks you to identify your CTAP eligibility. If you are selected for the position, you must be prepared to submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.

Qualified NASA term employees who have term conversion eligibility under the NASA Flexibility Act of 2004 will be referred and considered equally with other NASA permanent employees under internal competitive placement procedures.

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The payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/476573200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-08-09 to 2017-08-24

Salary: $94,796 to $123,234 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 13

Series: 1640 Facility Operations Services

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: GS17C0205

Control number: 476573200