Supervisory Facilities Operations Specialist Job in Salem, Virginia – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Supervisory Facilities Operations Specialist – Salem, Virginia
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 96615
Start Date: 05/14/2019
End Date: 06/04/2019

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/04/2019. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. This position has an Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR). All applicants must meet one of the following as described below: Education: Undergraduate and Graduate Education (Transcripts Required): Major study — engineering, industrial arts, property management, or business administration. OR Specialized Experience: Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: Managing a maintenance program for office or apartment building complexes, hospitals, recreation facilities, military, or other special-purpose installations, including planning maintenance activities, and developing preventive maintenance programs. Conducting surveillance activities over construction and maintenance operations performed by a variety of private contractors, including reviewing project plans and specifications for workability, informing contractors of construction and reporting requirements, and supervising operations for conformance with project plans. Performing maintenance or construction work, including estimating material and labor costs for a variety of construction or maintenance projects (such as construction or maintenance of brick, frame, structural steel, reinforced concrete, and other type structures ranging from one- or two-story buildings to larger structures), directing actual work operations, and maintaining appropriate contacts with the organization funding the project. If you meet the IOR, you may qualify for the GS-12 grade based on your experience as described below: Specialized Experience GS-12: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-11 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Experience in the supervision of skilled trades (including, but are not limited to carpentry, plumbing, electricity, and HVAC) in a hospital or commercial maintenance environment; Oversees ongoing maintenance contracts, as well as minor construction projects; Plans, estimates, and manages minor construction and improvement projects; Manages multiple projects involving two or more skilled trades while adhering to time lines and budgets; Interviews and selects the best candidates for open positions; Resolves conflict among employees, and between the work force and customers; Trains, evaluates, mentors, and when necessary takes disciplinary actions of subordinate employees; and, Knowledge of VHA policies and national and local building codes as well as best practices of skilled trades. NOTE: Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
AccountabilityBudget AdministrationCommunicationsComplianceCustomer ServiceEquipment Assembly, Installation, RepairInterpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)Lead or Supervise 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; religions; 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. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: Project inspections require a great deal of walking, climbing, standing and bending. Inspections may also require carrying of moderate loads such as tools and measuring equipment common to the position. Heavy lifting (45 pounds and over): Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds): Moderate carrying (15-44 pounds): Straight pulling: Pulling hand over hand: Pushing: Reaching above shoulder: Use of fingers: Both hands required: Walking: Standing: Crawling: Kneeling: Repeated bending: Climbing, legs only: Both legs required: Near vision correctable at 13″ to 16″ to Jaeger 1 to 4: Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other: Ability to distinguish basic colors: Ability to distinguish shades of colors: Hearing (aid permitted) For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at

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