Facility Operations Specialist - NIAID - DE

Vacancy ID: 854414   Announcement Number: NIH-NIAID-DE-13-854414   USAJOBS Control Number: 339711700

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in the Facility Operations Specialist (GS-1640-9) position at our Agency. We will evaluate your resume and your responses to this Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.

1. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the basic qualification requirements for a Facility Operations Specialist, GS-1640-09 position as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-09 level because I have completed a Master's or equivalent graduate degree, or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or an LL.B. or J.D., if related.
B. I qualify for this position at the GS-09 level because I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: assisting in the management of a maintenance program for an office or other special-purpose installations; performing maintenance or construction work; assisting with the review of project plans and specifications for workability; informing contractors of construction requirements; and assisting in overseeing operations for conformance with project plans.
C. I qualify for this position at the GS-09 level because I have a combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
D. My experience and/or education do not match the choices above.

The following section is used to determine your non-competitive eligibility or priority consideration. If you want non-competitive or priority consideration, you must submit the required documentation to verify your eligibility as indicated.

1. Schedule A (Individuals with Disabilities) - I am an individual who has a permanent, severe physical, psychiatric, or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, and wish to be considered non-competitively.


NOTE: If you select "yes" in response to this question, you must submit Proof of Disability. If you are selected, you will be asked to provide a Certificate of Job Readiness. You can obtain this documentation from a licensed medical professional; licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (State or private); or any Federal agency, State agency, agency of the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.


For more information on this hiring flexibility, please visit the USAJobs Individuals with Disabilities Page

A. Yes
B. No

2. Commissioned Corps Member– I am currently an officer enlisted in the PHS Commissioned Corps. I am interested in staying in the Corps if selected. NOTE: If you select "yes" in response to this question, you will NOT be referred on the competitive Delegated Examining certificate of eligibles, as selection from that list would require you to resign or retire from the Corps. For more information on the Commissioned Corps, please visit the U.S. Public Health Service Commission Corps Website




A. Yes
B. No

3. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)/Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) -  I am a current or former federal employee displaced from a position in a federal agency (e.g., IRS, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.) in the same local commuting area of the vacancy. I have a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or the equivalent. Applicants eligible under ICTAP/CTAP are provided priority selection for vacancies within the local commuting area for which they apply and are well qualified.


NOTE: If you select "yes" in response to this question, you must submit copies of the appropriate documentation, such as a reduction in force (RIF) separation notice, a SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area. You must also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record.


For more information on ICTAP/CTAP, please visit OPM’s The Employee's Guide to Career Transition Page.

A. Yes
B. No

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

1. Conduct performance testing of completed electrical systems.

2. Conduct performance testing of completed mechanical systems.

3. Conduct performance testing of completed structural systems.

4. Conduct performance testing of completed building systems.

5. Implement a preventive maintenance program for building systems (e.g., electrical, mechanical, structural, etc.).

6. Maintain records to determine when overhaul or replacement of equipment is needed.

7. Coordinate property management activities in order to ensure high quality data on maintenance.

8. Make necessary repairs to a central and building heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.

9. Use a computerized maintenance management system application to maintain facility records and inventory files .

10. Analyze and evaluate maintenance and operating costs of a facilities program.

11. Communicate with senior level officials on facility and construction matters.

12. Make recommendations to management on the acceptance or rejection of the use of materials.

13. Provide technical suggestions and advice on the type of equipment to be used by services located within a building(s)

14. Make recommendations regarding construction priorities.

15. Prepare technical analyses on construction and renovation projects for presentation to diverse audiences.

16. Prepare reports for management on both the technical and administrative aspects of a facilities program.

17. Prepare scope of work for initial bids for construction and renovation projects in a research and biomedical facility.

18. Prepare scope of work for change orders for construction and renovation projects in a research and biomedical facility.

19. Resolve conflicts or problems that impede project progress.

20. Evaluate the timeliness and quality of work performed by contractors.

21. Inspect completed contract work to ensure compliance with health and safety related codes.

22. Participate in the review of project plans for a research and biomedical facility.

23. Attend pre-bid and pre-construction conferences.

24. Conduct reviews to ensure project requirements are being met.

25. Work with architects, engineers, and others to identify and resolve problems with modifications, additions or deletions.

26. Develop, evaluate and coordinate project work schedules for staff.

27. Conduct comprehensive inspections of construction projects.

28. Evaluate samples of new materials and methods or specifications submitted by manufacturers.

29. Interpret and apply policy or regulations to budgetary implications for construction projects.

As previously explained, your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.

If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position.

30. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

A. Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.