SUPERVISORY SPACE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (BRANCH CHIEF)


Vacancy ID: 821228   Announcement Number: CIS-821228-ADM   USAJOBS Control Number: 335243500

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Your responses to the on-line questionnaire must be supported by your resume. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating.

FAILURE TO SELECT A RESPONSE TO THIS QUESTION WILL DEFAULT IN A NEGATIVE RESPONSE, WHICH WILL DISQUALIFY YOU FOR THIS POSITION.

1. There is a residency requirement for all applicants not currently employed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This residency requirement states that candidates must have, for three of the last five years immediately prior to applying for this position(s); (1) resided in the United States; OR (2) worked for the United States Government as an employee overseas in a Federal or Military capacity; OR (3) been a dependent of a U.S. Federal or Military employee serving overseas. Do you meet these requirements?

A. Yes
B. No
C. The residency requirement does not apply to me because I am currently a U.S. Citizenship
Immigration Services employee.
D. No, however I do fall under the EXCEPTION of state-side coverage.  I understand that I must
submit complete state-side coverage information required to make a suitability/security
determination at a later time if deemed necessary. 

2. Select the statement that best describes your Federal employment status.

A. I am a Federal employee with competitive status or a reinstatement eligible. (Proof is required: a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action or equivalent, as stated in the announcement.)
B. I am a current or former Federal employee eligible for a status appointment under an Interchange Agreement. (Proof is required: a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, a separation notice or other appropriate documentation, as stated in the announcement.)
C. I’m eligible for noncompetitive consideration since I’ve held, or currently hold, a permanent competitive service position in the federal government with equal or higher promotion potential as this position. (Proof is required: a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action or equivalent, as stated in the announcement.)
D. I’m applying under a Program that affords me noncompetitive eligibility. (Proof is required, as stated in the announcement.)
E. I am eligible for a VEOA appointment (i.e., a veteran who is a preference eligible or who has been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service.) (Proof is required: a copy of your DD-214 and VA letter, if applicable, as stated in the announcement.)
F. I am applying as an individual with a disability. (Proof is required from a licensed medical professional, a vocational rehabilitation specialist, or from a U.S. territory agency that provides disability benefits, as stated in the announcement.)
G. None of the above.

The following questions will only be used to determine whether or not you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. You may wish to consult the vacancy announcement for a description of those requirements.

3. Which of the following statements best describes your experience?

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level serving as a technical authority and expert responsible for resolving space management problems that require innovative solutions; analyzing problems in very complex space management transactions and negotiations that involve long-term planning; executing difficult and complex assignments that involve the efficient and effective use of space assets and resources; developing national-level space management standards, guidance and policies and developing long-range space management studies and forecasts.
B. I do not possess the experience described above.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

For each item, select the ONE response that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability using the scale below.

A- I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
B- I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
C- I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
D- I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
E- I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or supervisors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.

4. Establish and maintain liaison with individuals at all levels within and outside the agency.

5. Participate in oral discussions in which the purpose was to influence, motivate, question or control persons or groups.

6. Write technical program policies or reports related to facilities planning and real property management programs.

7. Evaluate national programs and interpret policies and procedures.

8. Select strategies, from a number of options available, in order to determine the best way to accomplish the required tasks.

9. Successfully weigh the costs, benefits, risks, and chances for success in making a decision.

10. Manage day-to-day space planning activities including: pricing, ordering, scheduling, monitoring, technical oversight of construction and involvement with major alterations and repair projects in excess of $300K per project.

11. Support project-funding using budget formulation as well as monitor and track the expenditures through an automated system.

12. Establish and manage national level federally based facilities programs. (e.g. facilities prioritization processes, real property, acquisition, lease management, etc.) within and across federal agencies.

13. Determine the work required on major projects and set deadlines and milestones with others being responsible for meeting those deadlines.

14. Oversee and direct significant improvements in facilities life cycle management.

15. Develop policies and guidance that were utilized by subordinate field activities to complement and sustain the referenced facilities programs.

16. Program, analyze and coordinate the development of space requests, special requirements, alterations, improvements and adjustments necessitated by increases in staffing levels.

17. Supervise the staff responsible for coordinating the ordering, installation and integration of project related amenities such as furnishings and data and voice network equipment and cabling.

18. Serve as the primary point of contact for internal and external contacts and conduct surveys, studies and prepared recommendations preliminary to, or in conjunction with, major construction projects to be undertaken.

19. Acquire space through the General Services Administration (GSA).

20. Use of various reference materials to establish agency policies and procedures to successfully implement GSA regulations.

21. Operate and maintain the agency or company-owned and leased facilities in a manner which protects the integrity and value of real property assets controlled by the federal government.

22. Work independently with program and management officials to develop accurate and clear statements of work (SOW), specifications and related products.

23. Negotiate with other government agencies and contractors to ensure that the decisions of the agency and its design modifications are understood and accepted.

24. Conduct field inspections and assume resident inspector responsibilities in the field when conditions warrant.

25.

There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position. Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-14 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-14 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-14 grade level.
C. Not Applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-15 grade level OR I am eligible under a Program that affords me noncompetitive consideration.
D. Not applicable. I am applying as an individual with a disability under a special hiring authority.
E. Not Applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant and not a current Federal employee.

Applicants who have permanently held a position with promotion potential equivalent to GS-15 or higher in the competitive service can be referred for selection without competition under our agency merit promotion procedures.  Details and temporary promotions do not count.  Your responses to the following questions will be used to determine whether or not you can be categorized as a non-competitive eligible.  If you are referred non-competitively based on your responses and that information is later found to be incorrect, you may lose further consideration under this announcement

26.

Have you ever held (or do you currently hold) a competitive service position on a permanent basis in the federal government with promotion potential equivalent to GS-15 or higher that does not require further competition?

A. Yes
B. No

27.

If you are a Federal employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a "pass," "satisfactory," or better?

A. Yes
B. No
C. I am a Federal employee but have not received a performance rating.
D. Not applicable. I am not a Federal employee.

28. As previously explained, your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency.

Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you: 1) understand this warning, 2) have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy, and 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.

Failure to agree to this statement will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that I may be removed from consideration.
B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.