Project Manager

General Services Admin San Francisco, CA
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

As a Project Manager, you will be responsible for the overall project management responsibility for the projects assigned, including business management of the building projects from the preliminary planning stage through the design, construction, commissioning, and building occupancy stages. Assignments encompass broad managerial responsibilities such as planning, scheduling organizing, controlling, coordinating, reviewing, and accepting design, construction and related work.

This vacancy is being announced under the provisions of the Training Agreement for Career Interchange provision of the GSA Order, Specialized Training for the Enhancement of Personnel. This training agreement will help move high-potential employees who lack qualifying experience into new career fields and/or career ladders, which will enable them to progress according to their abilities.

This position is located in Public Building Services, San Francisco Sansome Field Office, San Francisco, CA

GSA offers its employees a wide range of benefits including:

* Health insurance (choose from a wide range of plans)

* Life insurance coverage with several options

* Sick leave and vacation time, including 10 paid holidays per year

* Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)

* Flexible work schedules and telework

* Transit and child care subsidies

* Flexible spending accounts

* Long-term care insurance

* Training and development

At this time we are only filling one vacancy, however additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed. This vacancy is being announced under the provisions of the Training Agreement for Career Interchange provision of the GSA Order, Specialized Training for the Enhancement of Personnel. This training agreement will help move high-potential employees who lack qualifying experience into new career fields and/or career ladders, which will enable them to progress according to their abilities.

CTAP Eligibles

Displaced GSA employees who are claiming eligibility under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) must apply under the concurrent Merit Promotion announcement listed above.

IMPORTANT: Unless you are a R9 PBS GSA employee as described in the Who Can Apply section your application will not be considered. Do not apply to this announcement.

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Responsibilities

* Project Planning - Leads the development of project plans including methodology, resource requirements, timelines, priorities and budget impact. Directs and performs budget planning. Establishes evaluation criteria and measurements to assess projects. Prepares timelines for project completion, implementing a system for review, control, and reporting on project status. Determines project risk and assesses project activities and resources to mitigate risk.

* Leads the analysis to determine client facility needs, and identifies key technical and resource personnel to work on various aspects of projects.

* Project Execution - Ensures that projects delivered meet agreed to customer requirements. Manages all aspects of the of the project's finances. Ensures the latest trends and state of the art technologies in facility design, construction, alterations, space management, contracting, negotiations, and knowledge management are applied.

* Balances competing objectives between GSA and its customers.

* Negotiates and coordinates project plans, budget objectives and schedules. Monitors action in support of project plans and schedules and reports deviations and problems to appropriate GSA and other agency officials.

* Leads and facilitates the efforts and expertise of a wide range of disciplines.

* Oversees project reviews, including readjustments in funding and timelines. Resolves problems or conflicts impeding progress, ensuring that contractor and agency staffs work effectively as a team to complete the project in accordance with the timeline.

* Project Closeout - Ensures the completion of project documents and makes certain they are uploaded into all necessary systems of record in order to track established performance metrics and historical trends. Conducts and documents lessons learned analysis.

* Negotiates and coordinates project plans, budget objectives and schedules with customer agencies to establish and/or manage customer expectations. Informs customer officials of project status and any requirements for additional agency initiated action.

* Works with stakeholders and key leadership in various Federal agencies, State and local governments, non-profits, community organizations, special interest groups, and environmentalists. Maintains and/or oversees continuous contact with Federal, State and local officials, and the media (in coordination with Public Affairs reps) with regard to project issues and status. Briefs key leadership on costs, impact, feasibility, alternatives, issues, recommendations and status of project development and implementation.

* GSA Relationships - Leads and facilitates the efforts and expertise of a wide range of disciplines. Serves as a mentor for team members and others.

* Directs the acquisition and management of large numbers and types of contracts supporting all aspects of leasing and/or Federal construction projects. Monitors progress and evaluates performance against contract requirements.

* Prepares or assists the Contracting Officer and/or the COR in the preparation of statements of work, determinations, findings and solicitation documents.

* In conjunction with the Contracting Officer and/or the COR, directs the preparation and issuance of necessary modifications and may serve as lead negotiator for assigned projects. Oversees and/or reviews project designs and coordinates development of design and specification packages for purposes of bid and determines construction completion times and prepares/reviews overall cost estimates. Participates in the A/E and/or Lessor selection process and in the negotiations for design supervision and post-construction contract award services. Coordinates the activities of all appropriate professional goods and services contractors during all phases of the project.

* May negotiate contract specifications and design changes. Participates in review of bids, contractors' negotiations and technical and business discussions with contractors.

* Negotiates the business transaction with customer agencies including utilization rates and financial obligations; develops complex, accurate requests for funding and tracks financial obligations and expenses throughout the planning, execution and close-out of projects.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

12

Who May Apply This job is open to…

* GSA employees who are employed in R9 Public Building Services, and who are serving on permanent competitive service appointments (career or career-conditional) or who are in the excepted service eligible for noncompetitive conversion or assignment to a target position.

IMPORTANT: Unless you are a R9 Public Building Services GSA employee do not apply to this announcement.

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* U.S. Citizenship or National

* Meet all eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date.

* Direct Deposit of salary check to financial organization required

* Males born after 12/31/1959 must have registered with the Selective Service

* Meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days of closing date

* See Conditions of Employment section for more requirements

If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

* Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.

* A one year probationary period may be required.

* Undergo a background investigation and receive favorable adjudication. This position has been designated as a Public Trust Position.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS APPLYING UNDER THE TRAINING AGREEMENT FOR CAREER INTERCHANGE (TAFCI) PROGRAM:

Candidates must possess an overall background of sufficient level and type to clearly reflect the potential to perform successfully in the position. Such potential will be determined by use of GSA Form 3413, Supervisory Appraisal of Demonstrated Performance or Potential. Each eligible candidate will be provided with a GSA Form 3413 listing the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics required for consideration for this position. The Candidate is responsible for obtaining evaluations from a supervisor and one other person familiar with the candidate's experience, performance, and/or potential and submitting it to the appropriate Human Resources Office within the established timeframes.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: To be rated basically eligible, you must receive a majority of "Above Average" ratings for the specified KSAs on each of two GSA Form 3413, Supervisory Appraisal of Demonstrated Performance of Potential. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) are important for the successful performance in this position and will be used to identify the best-qualified candidates:

* Knowledge of business management, concepts, principles and practices. Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and requirements.

* Skill in allocating fiscal, staff and time resources.

* Ability to manage project financial planning and analysis.

* Skill in assessment and evaluation techniques, cost/benefit analysis, acquisition planning, risk management, knowledge management and forecasting.

* Ability to use electronic project management systems.

* Knowledge of GSA and customer agency business goals.

* Knowledge of the GSA funding process, the Federal budget process and principles of budget.

* Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques and methodologies.

* Ability to assess project requirements and develop recommendations.

* Ability to work effectively with customers, assess their needs and satisfy their expectations. Negotiating and balancing between customer objectives and GSA objectives.

* Ability to communicate both orally and in writing to interpret and explain highly complex and technical information.

* Listening and interpretive skills to be able to understand and communicate within another organization's cultural language.

* Ability to identify and use the appropriate relationship management strategies based on individuals and/or groups.

* Knowledge of procurement principles and procedures and of different types of contract vehicles for various goods and services i.e. construction, leasing, design, furniture, IT, etc.

* Knowledge of contract monitoring and contract termination functions. Skills in techniques to negotiate contract costs, prices and terms.

* Skill in assessment and evaluation techniques, cost/benefit analysis, acquisition planning, risk management, knowledge management and forecasting. General knowledge of real estate processes and programs to include site acquisition, lease procurement, construction management, real estate markets and financial management as it relates to real estate.

* Ability to manage project financial planning and analysis. Use of financial management knowledge, techniques.

Applicants must demonstrate in their resume and responses to the vacancy questions that they qualify for consideration for the TAFCI Program.

NOTE: Qualifications are based on length and level of experience. Therefore, in addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours per week if part time. Qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, so failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here.

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). AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

GS-7 Level - The GS-7 salary range starts at $49,937 per year. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience assisting with projects/programs, interpreting and applying specifications and requirements; designing and coordinating schedules; assisting with the review of project/program requirements, tracking expenses and funding and monitoring and evaluating business projects/programs to improve performance. . OR

Education: Applicants must have one of the following:

* Completed at least one full year of graduate level education (18 semester hours or the equivalent); OR

* Completed all the requirements for a Bachelor`s degree from an accredited college or university plus meet the Superior Academic Achievement provision.

Combination of Education & Specialized Experience: Applicants must have a combination of graduate level education (beyond the Bachelor's Degree) and specialized experience (as described above) that together meet the qualification requirements of this position.

GS-09 Level -The GS-9 salary range starts at $61,084 per year. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the-9 level, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service - or - the following education may be substituted for the required specialized experience: master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related. For GS-9, specialized experience is defined as: experience utilizing project management practices and tools to assist with managing portions of construction and/or repair and alteration projects in a real estate environment. This experience must include assisting with:

* Managing portions of projects (balancing scope/quality, schedule and budget) requiring the services of at least two disciplines (i.e., construction, design, IT, telecommunications, interior furnishings, etc.) from project planning phase through financial closeout;

* Interpreting customer needs;

* Coordinating project plans, budgets, and schedules;

* Coordinating decisions with stakeholders;

* Managing contracts supporting assigned projects; and

* Participating in negotiations regarding sound real estate business transactions.

Education

Please see " Qualifications."

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