Forest Service Facility Operations Specialist in Hilo, Hawaii

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies.

It's an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.

USDA is a great place to start or continue your career. USDA is ranked as one of the top 10 "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" by the Partnership for Public Service (http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/rankings/overall/large). Rankings are based on employee feedback regarding satisfaction with their work experience.

This position is located in the Pacific Southwest Research Station in Hilo, Hawaii. This position is located on a Research Station.

The position is responsible for the Facilities Management Program for the Forestry Laboratories and Experimental Forest facilities within the stated area of coverage. This program includes preventative maintenance, restoration, renovation, and replacement of building, electrical, and mechanical equipment.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Colleen Schneider at 510-883-8834 or ckschneider@fs.fed.us.

Duties

Monitors maintenance costs and makes recommendations regarding operational efficiencies. Manages the budget and assists in developing cost estimates for facilities maintenance.

Adjusts expenditures due to unforeseen events and assists in preparing estimates of cost for supplemental budget requests to cover unforeseen major maintenance needs. Conducts facility safety and health compliance inspections to identify safety violations and/or facility deficiencies.

Monitors construction projects as they proceed and informs the Contracting Officer and/or Station Engineer of any problems. Serves as Level 1 Contracting Officer Representative for maintenance and service contracts for the facilities.

Oversees major repetitive tasks such as repair and replacement of components of buildings, septic and water systems, electrical systems, heating and refrigeration systems, grounds maintenance, snow removal from walk ways, paths, compound road system, parking lots and roofs, as necessary.

Supervisory Status

No

Promotion Potential

09

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel maybe required up to six times year, with approximately two (or more) overnight stays for training purposes.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Entitlements for payment of basic moving expenses, as required and to the extent allowed by the Federal Travel Regulations (FTR) 302-3.101, are authorized for eligible applicants changing duty station when the change meets the distance tests as provided in FTR 302-1.1 and 302-2.6. In addition, the following relocation benefits are available: Temporary quarters.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP, VEOA, VRA, and reinstatement eligibles, Farm Service Agency permanent county employees; 30% or more disabled veterans; Individuals with Disabilities; former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers; certain Military Spouses; and those eligible for other Hiring Authorities.

Questions? This job is open to 6 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
Qualifications

You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided if qualifications are based on education above the high school level. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Specialized Experience:

GS-09:One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level; master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related; or an appropriate combination of specialized experience and education (only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours may be used to qualify applicants for this grade level). Specialized experience is defined as:

  • Participated in, or assisted others in developing facility management program/project budgets.

  • Participated in, or assisted others in performing safety inspections and condition surveys on existing buildings to identify deficiencies.

  • Assisted in developing specifications for supplies, equipment or services, and independent government cost estimates, which have been used in formal bid solicitations.

  • Assisted with the implementation of facilities construction, maintenance and/or service projects.

  • Assisted in the coordination of contractors, monitored construction and/or service projects, and identified delays or problems, and communicated those issues to the Project Manager or Contracting Officer.

To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

None.

Security Clearance

Other

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account at https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Loginto check your application status. We expect to make a final job offer approximately 40 days after the deadline for applications.

BENEFITS

The Federal Service offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees at: https://www.usa.gov/benefits-for-federal-employees

Other Information

This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.

E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-VERIFY' system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.

Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing.

This is a bargaining unit position represented by the National Federation of Federal Employees, IAMAW.

Initial appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of training.

Forest Service daycare facilities are not available.

Government housing is not available.

This position is eligible for situational telework.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL or ICTAP eligible see http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ . To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.

Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Employees: Permanent County employees without prior Federal tenure who are selected for a Civil Service position under Public Law 105-277 will be given a career- conditional appointment and must serve a 1-year probationary period.

Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary or term employees of federal land management agencies opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better.

See https://www.congress.gov/114/plaws/publ47/PLAW-114publ47.pdf . Special Hiring Authorities Information: Click here for more information https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/search/?q=special+hiring regarding applying under the Veteran’s Recruitment Act (VRA), 30 percent disabled veterans, certain military spouses, and Schedule A Disabled.

Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). See: http://www.opm.gov/staffingportal/vetguide.asp#VeteransEmploymentAct1998

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/476205600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-08-07 to 2017-08-21

Salary: $51,002 to $66,305 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 09

Series: 1640 Facility Operations Services

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time

Job announcement number: 17-RES-392539G-HJ

Control number: 476205600