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"1912227LTDE" Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
GSA, Public Buildings Service
Position Title:
Project Manager
Open Period:
08/02/2019 - 08/15/2019


GS - 1101KZ 12
USD $74,596 - USD $117,669
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Birmingham, AL, US
Huntsville, AL, US
Phoenix, AZ, US
Tucson, AZ, US
Los Angeles, CA, US
San Diego, CA, US
San Francisco, CA, US
Lakewood, CO, US
Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
Miami, FL, US
Atlanta, GA, US
Savannah, GA, US
Honolulu, HI, US
Louisville, KY, US
Jackson, MS, US
Raleigh, NC, US
Columbia, SC, US
Memphis, TN, US
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
Lisa Tittle


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Security Clearance Required:
Not Required
Appointment Type
About the Agency

As a Project Manager with the Public Buildings Service, you will oversee the project management of the complex building and/or leasing projects from project identification, through initiation, planning, execution and closeout stages.

We are currently filling one vacancy in each location, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed.

Due to the urgency to fill this position, you must be available to interview between September 3-27, 2019, or you will not be considered. 

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

The work is usually performed in an office setting except for any necessary travel to attend meetings and conferences or conduct on-site inspections. Visits to customer agencies, contractors' facilities and construction "hard hat" sites are required.


As a Project Manager, some of your main responsibilities will include:

  • Project Planning - Lead the development of project plans including methodology, resource requirements, timelines, priorities and budget impact

  • Project Execution - Ensure that the projects are delivered to meet the customers requirements and expectations. Leads, develops and manages the customer's requirements, cost and schedule. Leads the project coordination for resourcing, funding and scheduling in order to meet the customer expectations.

  • Project Closeout - Ensure the completion of project documents and makes certain they are uploaded into all necessary systems of record in order to track established performance metrics and historical trends

  • Relationship Management - Negotiate and coordinate project plans, budget objectives and schedules with customer agencies to establish and/or manage customer expectations; work with stakeholders and key leadership in various Federal agencies, State and local governments, non-profits, community organizations, special interest groups, and environmentalists

  • Contract Management - Direct the acquisition and management of large numbers and types of contracts supporting all aspects of leasing and/or Federal construction projects; Prepare or assist the Contracting Officer and/or the COR in the preparation of statements of work, determinations, findings and solicitation documents; in conjunction with the Contracting Officer and/or the COR, directs the preparation and issuance of necessary modifications and may serve as lead negotiator for assigned projects

  • Business Transaction Management - Negotiate the business transaction with customer agencies including utilization rates and financial obligations; develops complex, accurate requests for funding and tracks financial obligations and expenses throughout the planning, execution and close-out of projects

Qualifications and Evaluations


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 2 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.

  • The work is primarily sedentary, although there may be some walking or bending involved during construction site visits. 

Key Requirements:
  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Register with the Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
  • Direct Deposit of salary check to financial organization required.
  • Education Requirements:

    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:

      1. Knowledge of business management, concepts, principles and practices

      2. Ability to manage projects impacted by multiple competing priorities and requirements.  Skill in allocating fiscal, staff and time resources to produce maximum results.

      3. Ability to effectively manage project financial planning and analysis.

      4. Skill in assessment and evaluation techniques, cost/benefit analysis, acquisition planning, risk management, knowledge management and forecasting are required.

      5. Ability to work with GSA and private sector electronic project management systems. 

      6. Skills in innovation, business acumen, communication, political and business savvy

      7. Knowledge and understanding of the Federal budget process and principles of budget for asset acquisitions.

      8. Knowledge of the full range of qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques and methodologies.

      9. 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. 

      10. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing, and skills to interpret and explain highly complex and technical information to a wide range of stakeholders.  

      11. Listening and interpretive skills

      12. Ability to identify and use the appropriate relationship management strategies based on individuals and/or groups.

      13. Knowledge of procurement principles and procedures and of different types of contract vehicles for various goods and services

      14. Familiarity with contract monitoring and contract termination functions. Skills in techniques to negotiate contract costs, prices and terms to ensure the successful completion of the project.

      15. Skill in assessment and evaluation techniques, cost/benefit analysis, acquisition planning, risk management, knowledge management and forecasting are required.

      16. 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.

      17. Skill in assessment and evaluation techniques, cost/benefit analysis, acquisition planning, risk management, knowledge management and forecasting are required.

      18. 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.

    • 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.


    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-12 salary range starts at $74,596 per year, but varies by location.

    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-11 level or higher in the Federal service.

    Specialized experience is utilizing project management practices and tools to simultaneously manage multiple 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.


    Benefits and Other Info

    Agency 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

    • Flexible spending accounts

    • Long-term care insurance

    • Training and development

    Other Information:

    Bargaining Unit status:  Varies by location

    Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

    On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:

    • Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government

    • Relocation incentive if you are a current federal employee

    • Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government

    Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.

    Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement in this or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area(s).

    Travel expenses associated with interviews may be approved. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:

    Submit a complete online application including any required documents prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. You can modify or complete your application any time before the deadline. Simply return to USAJOBS, select the vacancy, and update your application.  For more detailed instructions on how to apply, click here: Apply for a GSA Job.
    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 job.

    • 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.

    Required Documents:

    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:

      1. 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.

      2. 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.

    Next Steps:

    After the closing date/deadline:

    1. ELIGIBILITY/QUALIFICATIONS: Your application will be reviewed for all requirements.

    2. REFERRAL TO MANAGEMENT: If you meet all the requirements, you may be referred to management for review and a possible interview.

    3. SELECTION/TENTATIVE JOB OFFER: If you are selected, you will receive a tentative offer and start the suitability and/or security background investigation process.

    4. FINAL JOB OFFER: Once our security office determines you can come on board, you will be given a final offer, which is typically 40 days after the announcement closes.

    5. FINAL COMMUNICATION:  Once the position is filled, we will notify you of your status.  You may also check your status by logging into USAJOBS.  Go to My USAJOBS and then to Applications.

    Thank you for your interest in working for U.S. General Services Administration!