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Vacancy Details


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


GS - 1101KZ 13
USD $89,417 - USD $116,240
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Full-time
Promotion Potential:
Promotion Potential Explanation:
Position being filled at full potential.
Duty Location(s):
Birmingham, AL, US
Huntsville, AL, US
Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
Atlanta, GA, US
Savannah, GA, US
New York, NY, US
Charlotte, NC, US
Nashville, TN, US
Fort Worth, TX, US
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
Mrs. Marquis Davis


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

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

We are currently filling the following number of vacancies per location, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed.

3 - Atlanta,GA,  Nashville,TN,  Savannah,GA, Charlotte,NC, Huntsville,AL, Birmingham,AL, Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Region 4

1 - New York, NY - Region 1

5- Fort Worth,TX - Region 7

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

Travel as needed.


As a Project Manager, you will be responsible for overall project management of High Risk Lease Prospectus Level projects, which comprise the most major, politically sensitive, and complex initiatives.

Project Management

  • Project Planning - Senior project manager with responsibility for overall project management of prospectus level or equally complex or precedent setting  projects. Leads the development of the most major, politically sensitive and complex project plans including methodology, resource requirements, timelines, priorities and budget impact. Directs and performs budget planning. Establishes evaluation criteria and measurements to assess projects. Prepares timelines for project completion, implementing a system for review, control, and reporting on project status.

  • Project Execution - Ensures that projects are delivered to meet the customer requirements and expectations. Manages all aspects of the of the project's finances. Ensures the latest trends and state of the art technologies in facility design, construction, alterations, space management, contracting, negotiations, and knowledge management are applied. Independently develops innovative solutions to address unanticipated project complications.

  • Project Closeout - Ensures 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. Conducts and documents lessons learned analysis.

Relationship Management

  • Customer - Negotiates and coordinates project plans, budget objectives and schedules with customer agencies to establish and/or manage customer expectations. Informs customer officials of project status and any requirements for additional agency initiated action.

  • Stakeholders - Works with stakeholders and key leadership in various Federal agencies, State and local governments, non-profits, community organizations, special interest groups, and environmentalists. Maintains and/or oversees continuous contact with Federal, State and local officials, and the media (in coordination with Public Affairs) with regard to project issues and status. Briefs key leadership on costs, impact, feasibility, alternatives, issues, recommendations and status of project development and implementation.

  • GSA Relationships - Leads and facilitates the efforts and expertise of a wide range of disciplines. Serves as a mentor for team members and others.

Contract Management

  • Directs the acquisition and management of large numbers and types of contracts supporting all aspects of leasing and/or Federal construction projects. Monitors progress and evaluates performance against contract requirements.

  • Prepares or assists 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. Oversees and/or reviews project designs and coordinates development of design and specification packages for purposes of bid and determines construction completion times and prepares/reviews overall cost estimates. Participates in the A/E and/or Lessor selection process and in the negotiations for design supervision and post-construction contract award services. Coordinates the activities of all appropriate professional goods and services contractors during all phases of the project. Coordinates, leads and manages the design process within a lease project to ensure customer requirements and expectations are met.

  • Negotiates contract specifications and design changes. Participates in review of bids, contractors' negotiations and technical and business discussions with contractors.

Business Transaction Management

  • Negotiates 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.

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

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

    There is no education substitution for this position


    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 sufficient to permit the incumbent to serve as the manager of designated major projects from planning, execution and project closeout stages.

    • Expert ability to manage projects impacted by multiple competing priorities and requirements and to successfully integrate these requirements to meet the goals and objectives outlined. Skill in allocating fiscal, staff and time resources to produce maximum results.

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

    • Ability to work with GSA and Private sector electronic project management systems.

    • Knowledge of GSA business goals and customer agency business goals.

    • Demonstrated expertise in innovation, business acumen, communication, political and business savvy to be able to facilitate decisions of a large group of people and leadership.

    • Comprehensive knowledge of the GSA funding process, the Federal budget process and principles of budget to apply to budget and financial challenges.

    • Mastery of the full range of qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques and methodologies. Ability to assess project requirements and develop recommendations that meet goals, 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 within sound business practices. Negotiating and balancing between customer objectives and GSA objectives.

    • Demonstrated 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 i.e. construction, leasing, design, furniture, IT, etc.

    • 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.

    • Expert 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 [If the use of 4 categories is justified, adjust verbiage].

    • 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-13 salary range starts as low as $88,704.00 and as high as $102,040.00 per year depending on the locality pay of the duty location.  

    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.

    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

    • Transit and child care subsidies

    • Flexible spending accounts

    • Long-term care insurance

    • Training and development

    Other Information:

    Bargaining Unit status: NONE

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

    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. 

    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:

         (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.

    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!