Facility Operations Specialist

Department Of Agriculture Houghton , MI 49931

Posted 2 months ago

  • Duties

Help Duties Summary

The employee serves on a Research Station. The employee 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 Sokjae Cho at (610) 557-4120 or scho@fs.fed.us.

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Responsibilities

  • Participates in managing all phases of the buildings and facilities maintenance program, including installation, maintenance, and repair of mechanical, electrical, refrigeration, and pumping systems associated with specialized operations.

  • Manage and arrange daily, weekly, and monthly inspection as well as annual, 3-year and 5-year, planning for buildings, utilities, grounds, sanitation and other facilities.

  • Develops the budget and cost estimates for assigned facilities and adjust expenditures as directed by unforeseen events.

  • Assists in preparing estimates of cost for supplemental budget requests for funding to cover unforeseen maintenance needs.

  • Ensures the work order system is responsive to customer and facility needs and that work orders are prepared and priorities to determine tracking progress through project completion.

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

  • Monitors construction projects as they proceed and informs the management of any problems.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel less than 10% for training and/or meetings.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

  • Job family (Series)
    1640 Facility Operations Services

  • Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

  • Must be suitable for Federal employment as determined by a background investigation.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.

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

  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.

  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period.

  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.

Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1600/facility-operations-services-series-1640/

Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary.

You must possess experience and/or directly related education in the amounts listed below.

Specialized Experience Requirement

One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level in Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as three or more of the following:

  • Experience with managing most of the phases of a buildings and facilities maintenance program, including installation, maintenance, and repair of mechanical, electrical, refrigeration, and pumping;

  • Provided oversight of the repair and replacement of components of buildings, septic and water systems, electrical systems, heating and refrigeration systems, grounds maintenance, snow removal, site drainage, roof maintenance, HVAC building controls, parking lots and energy efficient insulation maintenance;

  • Monitored equipment costs and use, developed budget and maintenance cost estimates for facilities, and set up teams;

  • Conducted maintenance inspections and condition surveys on complex facilities; Provided advice and information on fleet procedures and policies;

  • Completed routine analysis of utilization of fleet and equipment and provided recommendations of solutions to problems, monitored vehicle accidents and repairs to fleet and prepared appropriate reports.

  • OR-

A combination of specialized experience and graduate education described above. Only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours may be used to qualify for this grade level. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Major course of study must be in engineering, industrial arts, property management, or business administration. Graduate coursework must include coursework in Engineering or Architecture.

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.

Education

Qualifying graduate education: A 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). Major course of study must be in engineering, industrial arts, property management, or business administration. Graduate coursework must include coursework in Engineering or Architecture.


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