Chief Of Staff

General Services Admin Washington , DC 20319

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As the Chief of Staff, you will act with full commitment authority for the Assistant Commissioner in all matters pertaining to designated Office of Facilities Management initiatives and program activities.

Location of position: Public Buildings Service, Office of Facilities Management, Washington, D.C.

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

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As a Chief of Staff, you will perform the following duties:

Provides staff support to assist the Assistant Commissioner, Office of Facilities Management (OFM), in directing and coordinating the activities in support of the national and regional programs and initiatives. Provides advice and guidance on issues related to OFM programs, staffing, training, budget and resource matters. Assists and counsels the Assistant Commissioner in the planning and implementation of policies, programs and activities affecting the mission of the organization. Plans, executes and coordinates a variety of special projects and serves as a representative of the Assistant Commissioner on special and/or standing committees as required. Maintains contact with representatives of other Federal agencies, State and local governments to assure the satisfactory delivery of services and programs, to resolve technical and administrative issues, and to provide guidance in the implementation of GSA policies and regulations. Provides leadership and guidance in the conduct of special long- and short-range management studies of major concern to the Assistant Commissioner. Responsible for the presentation, support, and justification of such studies within OFM and if required, with outside groups and organizations. Researches sensitive, complex or otherwise controversial issues, establishing available resource requirements and the utilization of functional teams comprised of OFM and/or regional/national GSA personnel. Represents the Assistant Commissioner in maintaining working relationships with representatives of other Federal agencies, other levels of government (international State, county, local, etc.) and the private sector, in order to resolve problems which have created sensitive response levels or controversial situations. Exercises delegated managerial authority to set a series of annual, multiyear, or similar types of long-range work plans and schedules for in-service or contracted work. Determines goals and objectives that need additional emphasis; determines the best approach or solution for resolving budget shortages; and plans for long-range staffing needs, including such matters as whether to contract out work. These positions are closely involved with high level program officials in the development of overall goals and objectives for assigned staff function(s), program(s), or program segment(s).

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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HelpRequirements 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 the Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959

If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 4 investigation level).

  • Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position.

  • Serve a one year supervisory or managerial probationary period, if required.


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-15 salary range starts at $134,789 per year.


You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 in the Federal service. Specialized service is experience providing advice and assistance to top officials on major management matters of a critical, controversial, and/or confidential nature. This experience should include reviewing programs and processes to determine whether changes in policies, procedures, or organizational structures are desirable and effective; and, collaborating with top officials to obtain agreement with proposed initiatives, policy changes and activities which are designed to improve the quality of programs and business portfolios.


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