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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Facility Operations Specialist in Honolulu, Hawaii

Summary This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (OCAO) with one vacancy in Honolulu, HI Responsibilities As a Facility Operations Specialist, you will perform the following duties: Provide a variety of engineering, maintenance, project management and administrative tasks related to the effective management of Government owned or leased facilities at the assigned locations to include: research laboratories, administrative and office buildings, pump houses, warehouses and other operations and support facilities. Inspect, assess, and oversee facility conditions and operations. Identify and report deficiencies, work with facilities team members to prioritize tasks and ensure effective communication to management and building occupants, participate in the budget planning process, and play an active role in emergency management to ensure the safety of the building occupants and protect facility assets. Perform regular building inspections and issues a report with a written narrative and photos of ongoing work, preventative maintenance, testing, issues/malfunctions, etc. Ensure adherence to contracting laws and regulations governing services, construction and project management activities involving third-parties by providing expert advice and guidance to top level management and outside sources for the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer. Develop and provide comprehensive oversight of maintenance service contracts, construction contracts and documents, cost estimates, and schedules. Take all necessary action to ensure facilities operate in nominal condition in support of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) mission and activities. Ensure that facility operations are in compliance with workplace best practices, Life/Health/Safety (LHS) requirements and environmental regulations. Determine the priorities for the maintenance, repair and improvement of all buildings. Modify plans as required to respond to changing and unpredictable demands for service and the need for unscheduled maintenance. Determine contract requirements and levels of service, prepare Performance Work Statements (PWS) and Scopes of Work (SOW), represents the facility in the acquisition process, serve as Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), and efficiently manage contracts as assigned. Ensure all assigned contracts are written to effectively and efficiently manage campus operations. Requirements Conditions of Employment This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band. The ZA-4 is equivalent to the GS-13/14. NOTE: * A one year probationary period may be required. * Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized. * This position is not in the bargaining unit. Key Requirements: Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation. Selectee may be subject to serving a one-year probationary period. More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information. Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov) POSITION REQUIREMENTS: This position requires the submission of a Financial Disclosure Form, OGE 450 A background investigation will be required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination. Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that the email address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains active. Should your email address change, please notify the point of contact identified in the vacancy announcement as soon as possible so that we can update our system. If you are a Federal employee applying for a promotion (under merit promotion procedures) you must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Qualifications Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: https://www.opm.gov/policy. EDUCATION: There is no positive education requirement for this position. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies; knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify at the ZA-4 or GS-13 level: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZA-3 or GS-12 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following: Performing inspections and quality control reviews of projects and facility conditions and reporting safety and security risks; Determining requirements to support operations, maintenance, and repair; and Leading facility operations and maintenance projects and programs. Education There is no education requirement/substitution for this position. Additional Information CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: Employee Guide Career Transition CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents: A copy of your specific RIF notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice). A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", noting current position, grade level, and duty location; A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential. ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents: A copy of your RIF separation notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement; A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc; A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential. Non-Competitive Reinstatement to a Higher Grade/Band than Previously Held MUST submit the following documents: 1. SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action: you must provide the most current Notification of Personnel Action (Form SF-50) that verifies career/career-conditional status, title, series, and highest grade level held on a permanent basis for your previous position. (do not submit an Award SF-50) AND, the SF-50 that verifies your separation date; AND. 2. Performance Appraisal - most recent performance appraisal showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan that does not include this information. NOAA participates in e-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. The Department of the Commerce (DOC) places a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspectives and encourages applications from all interested eligible candidates. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) are fundamental principles that guide the Department and allow us to successfully achieve our mission. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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