US General Services Administration
As a Project Manager you will have overall responsibility for projects assigned, including business management of building projects from the preliminary planning stages through the design, construction, commissioning, and building occupancy stages.
Location of positions: PBS, Project Management Division, New York, NY; Brooklyn, NY; and Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.
We are currently filling three vacancies, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed.
As a Project Manager in the Project Management Division, you will be involved in the delivery of facilities for GSA customers, typically requiring significant design, construction, renovation and contracting efforts to provide customized space on complex, extensive or sensitive capital or major design and construction projects.
Examples of duties include:
Exercises full responsibility for the administration and management of entire projects including the direction and control of project planning, programming, budgeting, site selection and acquisition, appraisal, design and construction, contract evaluation, technical contract administration, etc.
Determines appropriate products or services with clients or customers to define project scope, requirements and deliverables for major construction or renovation projects typically requiring substantive resources in terms of project dollar value, staff or contractor personnel required to complete the projects and other resources.
Develops comprehensive project plan in accordance with established playbooks and in support of project requirements and objectives, and develops cost and personnel budgets for assigned projects.
Coordinates development of project schedules and plans with directors of other affected PBS divisions and other services, and obtains their commitments on final schedules and plans.
Negotiates and coordinates project plans, budget, objectives, and schedules with management of affected customer agencies to establish and/or manage customer expectations.
Serves as advisor to program officials in project/procurement planning meetings.
In conjunction with the Contracting Officer, serves as lead negotiator for assigned projects.
Ensures technical contract administration functions are performed for assigned projects.
Determines project risk and assesses project activities and resources to mitigate risk on behalf of the government.
Occasional travel – Occasional travel required
Job family (Series)
1101 General Business And Industry
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship or National
Males born after 12/31/1959 must have registered with the Selective Service
Meet all eligibility requirements within 30 days of closing date
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 4 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 conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position.
Have a valid driver’s license.
Participate in the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), which includes attending meetings and planning activities; and carrying out mission-critical work at a designated location other than your primary work site (which may be outside of your commuting area).
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.
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The GS-13 salary range in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY starts at $105,417
The GS-13 salary range in Puerto Rico starts at $91,231 per year.
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.
To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level or higher in the Federal service. 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:
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: AFGE
Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.
Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.
If you are eligible under Merit Promotion, you may also apply under Vacancy Announcement #21PBSB011LFMP. You must apply separately to each announcement to be considered for both.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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:
Mastery of business management, concepts, principles and practices to serve as the manager of designated major projects from planning, execution and project closeout stages.
Expert ability to manage complex projects impacted by multiple competing priorities and requirements. Skill in allocating fiscal, staff and time resources.
Expert ability to effectively manage complex project financial planning and analysis.
Skill in assessment and evaluation techniques, cost/benefit analysis, acquisition planning, risk management, knowledge management and forecasting.
Ability to use computers for business and project management applications is required.
Knowledge of the GSA funding process and the Federal budget process.
Mastery of the full range of qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques and methodologies. Ability to assess project requirements and develop recommendations, 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. Negotiating and balancing between customer objectives and GSA objectives.
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.
Familiarity with contract monitoring and contract termination functions as well as ability to work with contracting authority for integration of best contracting method. Skills in techniques to negotiate contract costs, prices and terms.
General knowledge of real estate processes and programs to include site acquisition, lease procurement, construction management, real estate markets and financial management.
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.
Within each category, veterans will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
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
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)
Trust determination process
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:
(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 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: (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 ICTAP/CTAP eligible – submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.
Current or Former Political Appointees: Submit SF-50.
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. Learn more about federal benefits.
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 and telework
Transit and child care subsidies
Training and development
Flexible spending accounts
Long-term care insurance
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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.
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.