Supervisory Facility Operations Specialist

Vacancy ID: 844667   Announcement Number: AZSHRO 13-068 DEU   USAJOBS Control Number: 338216300

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

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.


A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills; and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of at least the GS-09 or equivalent Wage Grade level in the federal service. Examples of 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; leading various elements of a maintenance program for a park, recreational area, or similar facility; work with construction and maintenance operations performed by a variety of private contractors; and providing information on material and labor costs on maintenance and construction projects.

B. I do not have the specialized experience described in 1A above, but I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in engineering, industrial arts, property management or business administration or another field of study directly related to the duties of this position or a LL.M.
C. Combining Education and Experience: Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements for the grade levels specified in the table, and may be computed by first determining the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at grades GS-9 and GS-11. (When crediting education that requires specific course work, prorate the number of hours of related courses required as a proportion of the total education to be used.)

D. I do not meet any of the above responses.

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.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task
B- I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision or review from senior employee.
E- I am regarded as expert in performing this task, and/or have trained others (or am consulted by others) on how to do it.

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.