1. From the descriptions below, select one response that best describes how your background meets the specialized experience or education requirements for a Facility Operations Specialist, GS-1640-11. Read all responses before making your selection. MARK ONLY ONE RESPONSE. If you select more than one response, or leave this question blank you will be rated ineligible. If you do not meet these minimum qualifications, you will be considered not qualified and will not receive consideration for this position.
YOUR RESUME OR APPLICATION MATERIALS YOU SUBMIT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MUST SUPPORT THE ANSWER YOU CLAIM UNDER THIS AND OTHER QUESTIONS. IF NOT, YOU WILL BE FOUND NOT QUALIFIED OR YOUR SCORE WILL BE LOWERED.
KSA-1. Ability to organize, plan and coordinate the activities of a maintenance operation.
For the questions below, please select from A through E to indicate the skill level that you possess for each task listed. The questions were developed based on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies needed to perform the work of this position. It is important that your application package, including a resume or application form, clearly shows how you possess the experience and skills levels you claim in this questionnaire. Each of your responses must be clearly supported by your education, training, and/or specific work experience you describe in your application for this position (application form or resume, transcripts, list and description of training completed and/or other items you submit). If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.
2. Plan, develop, and execute a maintenance program that includes annual and long range planning.
3. Plan, schedule, and direct work to operate facilities at their most effective/efficient level.
4. Manage construction projects such as installation of utilities and renovation of existing structures.
5. Manage ongoing and cyclic maintenance functions.
6. Manage hazmat maintenance and safety program.
7. Coordinate Safety Management Program.
8. Recommend, justify and coordinates energy-efficient projects.
KSA-2. Knowledge of the needs, requirements, and operating principles of building systems and maintenance/repair work sufficient to perform routine inspections on systems, buildings, equipment, and grounds to ensure efficient and economical operation.
9. Plan, organize, arrange, or perform the maintenance and repair work for facilities (e.g. service calls, work orders, preventative maintenance, recurring maintenance, and unplanned maintenance).
10. Troubleshoot and make repairs to HVAC systems and components (e.g., boilers, chillers, air handlers, pumps, motors, etc.).
11. Assess the condition of components such as foundations/structures, plumbing systems, electrical systems, and HVAC systems.
12. Plan, organize, arrange, or perform the maintenance, repair, rehabilitation, and/or construction of roads and/or grounds maintenance.
13. Perform/lead/plan work involving historic maintenance and preservation techniques.
KSA-3. Knowledge of facility management databases and their operation.
14. Execute a budget which involved tracking and analysis of expenditures.
15. Use Facility Management Software System (FMSS), or similar asset management database to document and track condition of assets.
16. Successfully compete for funds in the Project Management Information System (PMIS) or similar on-line project funding database.
17. Determine needs and acquire materials, equipment, facilities, and staff required to accomplish work.
KSA-4. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
18. Prepare written plans and reports to convey maintenance related information.
19. Prepare and review plans, specifications and drawings for new and repair/rehab projects.
20. Keep staff informed of management policies and goals.
21. Represent organization or group in meetings and dealings for the purpose of proposing and gaining acceptance of ideas.
22. Explain complex technical or specialized subject matter.
23. Collaborate with administrative and other staff (interdisciplinary) to develop contract requirements.
24. Write proposals that illustrate the need for a particular project or scope of work.