Knowledge Management Specialist Job in WASHINGTON, DC

Vacancy No. 20PBSC651SLDE Department Public Buildings Service
Salary $102,663.00 to $133,465.00 Grade 13 to 13
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 9/16/2020 Close Date 9/29/2020
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
WASHINGTON, DC


Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Overview
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 09/16/2020 to 09/29/2020

  • Service

    Competitive

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 13

  • Salary

    $102,663 to $133,465 per year

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time

Locations
  • Washington, DC FEW vacancies
Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

This job is open to
  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

Your application will be considered if you are a US Citizen or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)

Announcement number

20PBSC651SLDE

Control number

578942500

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    As a Knowledge Management specialist, you will perform duties under the direction of the supervisor in helping to understand and improve the overall performance of the operations of a multi disciplinary organization responsible for the management of a complex real estate portfolio in the National Capital Region.

    This position is located in General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings Service (PBS), Office of Mission Support and Performance Improvement, in Washington, DC.

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    Responsibilities

    As a Knowledge Management Specialist, you will perform the following duties:

    Participate in establishing management protocols across all business lines and synthesize data from various sources, provide recommendations related to policy and process improvements.

    Applies knowledge of spatial and pipeline database design, including relational database design, data integration, GIS application software development and spatial analysis, data automation.

    Review and/or prepare highly technical reports and/or papers on important and extremely complex issues; provide technical and management support to all aspects of the region’s real estate assets.

    Identify, analyze, develop and utilize various concepts, solutions, and evaluative techniques in support of sharing data related to workforce management, training and development and other business services provided by the region.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment
    • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
    • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date.
    • Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
    • Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
    • Direct Deposit of salary check to financial organization required.

    If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

    • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
    • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
    • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 1 investigation level).
    • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee.  We will use the Department of Homeland Security’s e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
    • Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no, or appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position.
    • Complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" (OF-306) to determine suitability for Federal employment.

    Qualifications

    For each job on your resume, provide:

    • the exact dates you held  each job (from month/year to month/year)
    • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).    

    If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

    For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here

    The GS-13 salary range starts at $102,663.00 per year.  

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  

    To qualify, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level or higher in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as applying knowledge management issues and concepts to develop and apply business information solutions and strategies; skill in identifying, developing, and utilizing various evaluative techniques in support of the sharing of organizational knowledge; gathering information from multiple sources using analytical techniques; and designing and implementing knowledge management systems to optimize the flow of information to support key business functions.

    Education

    Additional information

    Bargaining Unit status:  1217

    Travel expenses associated with interviews may be approved. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement or in other GSA organizations within the same commuting area.

    All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

    This vacancy is also being announced as Vacancy Announcement Number 20PBSC650SLMP under Merit Promotion procedures.  You must apply separately to each announcement in order to be considered under both procedures.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    We will use a method called Category Rating to assess your application. Here’s how it will work:  You will be scored on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities:

    1.  Knowledge of business industry expertise to facilitate regional collaboration in achieving business goals, developing policy and enhancing process.

    2.  Ability to integrate geo-spatial data, analysis, and mapping into facility operations in order to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of commercial and federal properties in the region.

    3.  Skill in researching the most sensitive, complex or otherwise controversial issues, utilizing all resources; excellent oral and written communication skills.

    *Within each category, veterans will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

    Your answers to the questions will be used to place you in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified

    We will verify your answers to the questions in your resume. If your resume doesn’t support your answers, we may lower your score, which could place you in a lower category.

    Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.

    If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA’s Career Transition Assistance Plan(ICTAP/CTAP), you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.


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    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process

    Suitability/Fitness

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.

    Note: If required to submit an SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action), an equivalent agency Notice of Personnel Action form is acceptable. Such document(s) must show all of the following: effective date, position, title, series, grade, and rate of basic pay, tenure group 1 (career) or 2 (career-conditional), position occupied group, and name of agency. If you are a GSA employee (except in the OIG), you are not required to submit an SF-50.

    If you are a 30% or more disabled veteran, VEOA or VRA applicant or qualified spouse, widow/widower, or parent:

         (a)  Copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment.

         (b)  If you are a disabled veteran, or are applying under VRA or VEOA as a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran, submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214:

    1. completed SF-15 form; and
    2. proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15 for complete list).

    If you are active duty military- Certification on a letterhead from your military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) & military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).

    If you are a current Federal employee or Reinstatement Eligible: Submit your latest SF-50.

    If you are eligible under an Interchange Agreement: Submit your latest SF-50.

    If you are a former Peace Corp or VISTA volunteer: Submit your Description of Service.

    If you are a current or former Land Management Agency Employee - Submit a and b:

         (a) one or more SF-50s, including your most recent one that shows you were on a competitive time-limited appointment(s) with a Land Management Agency and served on the appointment for a period(s) totaling more than 24 months without a break of 2 or more years.

         (b) Copy of your agency’s annual performance appraisal(s) or written reference(s) from a supervisor at the agency verifying satisfactory performance during your appointment(s).

    If you have a disability: Submit proof of eligibility. For information on eligibility and required documentation, refer to USAJOBS’s People With Disabilities page.

    If you are applying under another special appointment authority: Submit proof of your eligibility under the appropriate appointment authority. See USAJOBS's Resource Center for more information.

    If you areICTAP/CTAP eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits
    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    You will have access to many benefits including:

    • Health insurance (choose from a wide range of plans)
    • Life insurance coverage with several options
    • Sick leave and vacation time, including 10 paid holidays per year
    • Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)
    • Flexible work schedules
    • Transit and child care subsidies
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Long-term care insurance
    • Training and development

    http://www.opm.gov/insure/federal_employ/index.asp

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    Submit a complete online application including any required documents prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. You can modify or complete your application any time before the deadline. Simply return to USAJOBS, select the vacancy, and update your application.  For more detailed instructions on how to apply, click here: Apply for a GSA Job.

    To begin, click the Apply Online button on the vacancy announcement.

    • Sign in or register on USAJobs and select a resume and documents to include in your application.
    • Once you have clicked Apply for this position now, you will be taken to the GSA site to complete the application process.
    • Click the Apply To This Vacancy and complete all steps in the application process until the Confirmation indicates your application is complete.  If you click Return to USAJobs or get timed out prior to receiving confirmation, your application will not be submitted and cannot be considered for this job.
    • Note:  Review the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section of this announcement to determine which apply to you and must be submitted online. You may choose one or more of the following options to submit your document(s): Upload (from your computer); USAJOBS (click the "USAJOBS" link to complete the transfer process) or FAX (read the “Fax instructions” provided prior to printing the Fax Cover Sheet and faxing your information).

    Need Assistance in Applying? Contact the HR representative listed on the announcement prior to the application deadline. We are available to assist you Monday-Friday during normal business hours.  You must receive HR approval before deviating from these instructions. Be sure to APPLY EARLY as most assessments must be completed fully and submitted before the announcement closing.

    Agency contact information PBS Vacancy Inquiry PBS Vacancy Inquiry
    Phone

    111-11-1111

    Fax

    000-000-0000

    Email

    pbscvacancyinquiries@gsa.gov

    Address

    GSA, Public Buildings Service
    General Services Administration
    1800 F Street, NW
    Washington, District of Columbia 20006
    United States
    Learn more about this agency

    Visit our careers page

    Learn more about what it's like to work at Public Buildings Service, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    http://www.gsa.gov/portal/category/26570/

    Next steps

    After the closing date/deadline:

    1. ELIGIBILITY/QUALIFICATIONS: Your application will be reviewed for all requirements.
    2. REFERRAL TO MANAGEMENT: If you meet all the requirements, you may be referred to management for review and a possible interview.  
    3. SELECTION/TENTATIVE JOB OFFER: If you are selected, you will receive a tentative offer and start the suitability and/or security background investigation process.
    4. FINAL JOB OFFER:Once our security office determines you can come on board, you will be given a final offer, which is typically 40 days after the announcement closes.
    5. FINAL COMMUNICATION:  Once the position is filled, we will notify you of your status.  You may also check your status by logging into USAJOBS.  Go to My USAJOBS and then to Applications.

    Thank you for your interest in working for U.S. General Services Administration!

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