Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
11/23/2020 to 09/30/2021
Pay scale & grade
GS 12 - 13
$76,721 to $144,676 per year
Los Angeles, CA
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Kansas City, MO
Las Vegas, NV
New York, NY
Fort Worth, TX
Yes as determined by agency policy
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
THIS IS A PUBLIC NOTICE: Please review further information below regarding how this posting will be used.
As a Project Manager, you will be responsible for overall project management of High Risk Lease Prospectus Level projects, which comprise the most major, politically sensitive, and complex initiatives.
This position is in the Public Buildings Service (PBS), Office of Leasing. We are currently filling many vacancies in a variety of locations.
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This Notice is issued under direct-hire authority to recruit new talent to occupations for which there is a critical need of candidates. We have a critical need of qualified applicants for our Project Manager positions. To help us fill these jobs, we have been granted “Direct Hire Authority” or DHA. This means that when we have a vacant job, we can hire any qualified candidate, either from this notice or from any source. The benefit of applying to this notice is that your application may be shared with a hiring manager if they request resumes from this notice.
A few key facts about this DHA notice:
- Many vacancies may be filled at the GS-12 or 13 levels.
- Jobs may be located in any of the metropolitan areas listed.
- Availability of positions vary by location.
- Current civil service employees will receive new appointments, if selected under this Direct Hire Authority.
Each metropolitan area will independently review applications and decide who to interview. For questions about
the selection process, contact the following:
- Greater Southeast Region - AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN: 404-331-3186
- New England Region - CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT: HRBoston@gsa.gov
- Great Lakes Region - IL, IN, OH, MI, MN, WI: 312-353-5547
- Rocky Mountain Region - CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY: email@example.com
- Greater Southwest Region - AR, LA, NM, OK, TX: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Heartland Region -IA, KS, MO, NE: 404-331-3186
- Northeast & Caribbean Region - NJ, NY, VI, PR: 212-264-5557
- Mid-Atlantic Region - DE, MD, PA, VA, WV: 215-446-4973
- Pacific Rim Region - AZ, CA, NV, HI: email@example.com
- Northwest Arctic Region - AK, ID, OR, WA: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Washington, DC (Central Office/National Capital Region):
-Public Buildings Service: 202-538-0427
If you have general questions about this job posting, or are having difficulty applying, contact us at 816-823-2006 or email@example.com.
For information on DHA, please visit https://www.opm.gov/directhire/index.asp.
You will be responsible for:
- Project Planning - Senior project manager responsible for project management of prospectus level or equally complex or precedent setting projects. Establishes evaluation criteria and measurements to assess projects.
- Project Execution - Manages all aspects of the project's finances. Ensures latest trends and state of the art technologies in facility design, construction, alterations, space management, contracting, negotiations, and knowledge management are applied. Independently develops innovative solutions to address unanticipated project complications.
- Project Closeout - Ensures completion of project documents; makes certain they are uploaded into systems of record to track established performance metrics and historical trends. Conducts and documents lessons learned.
- Customer - Negotiates and coordinates project plans, budget objectives and schedules with customer agencies to establish and/or manage customer expectations. Informs customer officials of project status.
- Stakeholders - Maintains and/or oversees continuous contact with Federal, State and local officials, and the media (in coordination with Public Affairs) with regard to project issues and status. Briefs key leadership on costs, impact, feasibility, alternatives, issues, recommendations and status of project development.
- GSA Relationships - Leads and facilitates efforts and expertise of a wide range of disciplines.
- Directs acquisition and management of large numbers and types of contracts supporting all aspects of leasing and/or Federal construction projects. Monitors progress and evaluates performance against contract requirements.
- Prepares or assists Contracting Officer and/or the COR in preparation of statements of work, determinations, findings and solicitation documents.
- With the Contracting Officer and/or the COR, directs preparation and issuance of modifications and may serve as lead negotiator for assigned projects. Oversees and/or reviews project designs; coordinates development of design and specification packages for purposes of bid and determines construction completion times and prepares/reviews overall cost estimates. Participates in A/E and/or Lessor selection process and negotiations for design supervision and post-construction contract award services. Coordinates, leads and manages the design process within a lease project.
- Negotiates contract specifications and design changes. Participates in review of bids, contractors' negotiations, and technical and business discussions with contractors.
Business Transaction Management
- Negotiates the business transaction with customer agencies, including utilization rates and financial obligations; develops complex, accurate requests for funding and tracks financial obligations and expenses.
Occasional travel - Travel requirements vary by position.
Conditions Of Employment
- US Citizens and National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
- Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
- Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
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.
- 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 conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position
- You may be required to participate in the Region's Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), representing the Service and/or GSA as a whole. This may involve participating in COOP meetings and planning activities; performing mission-critical work at a designated location other than the traditional GSA office site (which may be outside of the commuting area); and ensuring that GSA's needs are still being met in the event of an emergency, disaster or otherwise unforeseen circumstance disrupting traditional office operations.
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.
Starting Pay for all locations will be dependent upon the associated GS-Locality Pay Table for that area. If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected. The GS-12 salary range starts as low as $76,721.00 and as high as $121,668.00 per year, depending on the locality pay of the duty location. The GS-13 salary range starts as low as $91,231.00 and as high as $144,676.00 per year, depending on the locality pay of the duty location.
To qualify for the GS-12, you must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-11.
Specialized experience is utilizing project management practices and tools to simultaneously manage multiple lease acquisition, construction and/or repair and alteration projects in a real estate environment. This experience must include:
- Managing projects (balancing scope/quality, schedule and budget) requiring the services of multiple disciplines (i.e., construction, design, IT, telecommunications, interior furnishings, etc.) from project initiation phase through financial closeout;
- Interpreting customer needs and developing them into actionable requirements;
- Developing, managing, and balancing project plans, budgets, and schedules;
- Coordinating and facilitating decisions by managing multiple stakeholders;
- Applying procurement knowledge and experience to manage contracts supporting assigned projects; and
- Negotiating sound real estate business transactions.
To qualify for the GS-13, you must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-12.
Specialized experience is utilizing project management practices and tools to simultaneously manage multiple complex and high risk construction and/or repair and alteration projects in a real estate environment. This experience must include:
Specialized experience is utilizing project management practices and tools to simultaneously manage multiple complex and high risk lease acquisition, construction and/or repair and alteration projects in a real estate environment. This experience must include:
- Managing complex projects (balancing scope/quality, schedule, budget and risk) requiring the services of multiple disciplines (i.e., construction, design, IT, telecommunications, interior furnishings, etc.) from project initiation phase through financial closeout;
- Interpreting multi-level customer needs and developing them into actionable requirements;
- Developing, managing, and balancing project plans, budgets, and schedules, including assessing risk and developing appropriate mitigation strategies;
- Managing multiple stakeholders by developing relationship strategies;
- Applying procurement knowledge and experience to manage contracts supporting assigned projects; and
- Negotiating sound real estate business transactions.
- Bargaining Unit status: Varies based on location
- Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be paid when authorized and approved by appropriate agency officials on a case by case basis.
- GSA may pay a recruitment incentive to a newly-appointed employee; a relocation incentive to a current employee; or offer annual leave service credit to an applicant with related non-federal or uniformed services work experience. Determinations to pay/allow incentives will be made on a case-by-case basis, subject to funding availability and documentation that the position is "hard-to-fill".
- Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual based on prior non-federal work experience or uniformed service experience.
- Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed. This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position by other means. Management also has the right not to fill the position.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications. Qualified candidates will be considered in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Direct Hire Guidelines. Veterans' Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures. Certain selections made under this notice will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. Current civil service employees might be given new appointments to the civil service. You may not be considered for the position, if any part of the application is incomplete or missing the required supporting documentation. Falsifying your background, education and/or experience is cause for not hiring you or dismissing you if hired.
If you are an Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan eligible or a GSA Career Transition Assistance eligible, you must be considered well qualified to receive priority(ICTAP/CTAP). Well qualified is defined as possession of the majority of competencies or knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position and will be determined, based upon a review of your resume against the following:
- Mastery of business management, concepts, principles and practices sufficient to permit the incumbent to serve as the manager of designated major projects from planning, execution and project closeout stages.
- Expert ability to manage projects impacted by multiple competing priorities and requirements and to successfully integrate these requirements to meet the goals and objectives outlined. Skill in allocating fiscal, staff and time resources to produce maximum results.
- Skill in assessment and evaluation techniques, cost/benefit analysis, acquisition planning, risk management, knowledge management and forecasting are required.
Ability to work with GSA and Private sector electronic project management systems.
- Demonstrated expertise in innovation, business acumen, communication, political and business savvy to be able to facilitate decisions of a large group of people and leadership.
- Comprehensive knowledge of the Federal budget process and principles of budget to apply to budget and financial challenges.
- Mastery of the full range of qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques and methodologies. Ability to assess project requirements and develop recommendations that meet goals, as well as integrate the goals and objectives of various stakeholders.
- Ability to satisfy and support a diverse customer base by working effectively with customers, assessing their needs and satisfying their expectations within sound business practices. Negotiating and balancing between customer objectives and GSA objectives.
- Demonstrated expertise in developing and executing relationship management strategies for customers and stakeholders.
- Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
- Knowledge of procurement principles and procedures and of different types of contract vehicles for various goods and services i.e. construction, leasing, design, furniture, IT, etc.
- General knowledge of real estate processes and programs to include site acquisition, lease procurement, construction management, real estate markets and financial management as it relates to real estate.
Expert ability to effectively manage project financial planning and analysis. Use of financial management knowledge, techniques, and innovation to achieve project results with on-budget, fiscal integrity.
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Background checks and security clearance
ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.
- If you are claiming veterans' preference:
- Completed SF-15 form
- Proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15 for complete list).
- 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.
- If you are claiming 10-point preference or derived preference (a spouse, widow or widower, or parent of a deceased or disabled veteran), submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214.
- 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 ICTAP/CTAP eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.
- College transcripts: If you are using some or all of your college education to meet qualification requirements for this position, you must submit a photocopy of your college transcript(s). If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. For education completed outside the United States, also submit a valid foreign credential evaluation that substantiates possession of the required education.
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.
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
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
This Direct Hire Public Notice will be used to build a list/inventory of applicants that may be referred as vacancies become available.
You must submit a complete online application including any required documents prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the Announcement. Errors or omissions may result in your not being considered for this vacancy. You can modify/complete your application any time before the vacancy date/time deadline. Simply return to USAJOBS, select the vacancy, and update your application. For more detailed instructions on how to apply, read the Apply for a GSA Job on the GSA website.
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 vacancy.
- 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.
This Notice is issued under direct-hire authority to recruit new talent to occupations for which there is a critical need of candidates. We have a critical need of qualified applicants for our Project Manager positions. To help us fill these jobs, we have been granted “Direct Hire Authority” or DHA. This means that when we have a vacant job, we can hire any qualified candidate, either from this notice or from any source.
The benefit of applying to this notice is that your application may be shared with a hiring manager, if they request resumes from this notice.
Thank you for your interest in working for U.S. General Services Administration!
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
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Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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