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JOB ALERT!!!  The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) Office of Facilities and Environmental Quality office is seeking to fill a Building Management Specialist position,  ZA-1176-03 (equal to GS-11/12) position located in the Office of Space & Building Management, Space Management Division, 1401 Constitution Ave .N.W., Washington DC 20230. Relocation support is not authorized.  DOC is ONLY accepting resumes from qualified veterans that are eligible under the Schedule A, 30%+ disabled veterans, or Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) non-competitive hiring authority. 

 Job Opportunity

The Office of Facilities & Environmental Quality (OFEQ) is looking for bright, energetic, and results-oriented individuals to join our fast-paced organization.  OFEQ is a team of professionals who provide quality support services to Department of Commerce employees, enabling them to focus on their core missions. OFEQ specialties include building management, real estate and energy and environmental management.

The selected candidate will serve as the Building Management Specialist, in the Building Management Division (BMD) of OFEQ.

Position Description

The selected candidate will be responsible for Building Management Specialist duties which include, but are not limited to:

The incumbent performs analytical assignments to evaluate, implement, and modify the Herbert C. Hoover Building (HCHB) preventative maintenance program. This includes building mechanical systems, coordinating and monitoring building utility services and costs and serving as a COR for building management contracts. 

The incumbent plans and oversees building alteration and repair projects, serves as purchase card holder, evaluates and prepares reports on building operations. Incumbent participates in conducting system expansion diagnostics, overseeing commissioning, training, planned maintenance, and troubleshooting of HCHB mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.   

Incumbent adapts analytical techniques and evaluation criteria to measure/improve program effectiveness/organizational productivity

Develops and implements formal guidelines, policies, and procedures for preventative maintenance program improvements.


Applicants must have 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-10) or equivalent band in the Federal service.

A Degree in General Engineering or similar is desired but NOT REQUIRED.

Specialized experience is that which equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and should include MOST of the following work activities such as, but not limited to:

  • Experience managing a preventative maintenance program of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems which service commercial buildings that exceed 750,000 gross square feet to improve equipment life, reduce unscheduled outages, and ensure energy efficiency.
  • Experience preparing statements of work and managing contracts for the maintenance, operation, and repair of commercial buildings that exceed 750,000 gross square feet.
  • Experience using IBM Maximo Asset Management or similar computerized preventative maintenance systems as well as Microsoft Office Suite application.
  • Knowledge of professional engineering concepts, theories and practices including civil, construction, environmental, electrical, mechanical and other engineering disciplines associated with operating, repairing, and maintenance of buildings.
  • Knowledge preparing and reviewing engineering plans, cost estimates, and schedules for the alteration and repair of commercial building mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems
  • Knowledge of system expansion diagnostics, commissioning, training, planned maintenance, and troubleshooting of building mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.    
  • Knowledge of professional engineering, methods, theories, principles, and concepts, to assure optimum corrective actions and proactive solutions to address building deficiencies.


The Department of Commerce works with businesses, universities, communities, and the Nation’s workers to promote job creation, economic growth, sustainable development, and improved standards of living for Americans. Through its 12 bureaus and nearly 47,000 employees located in all 50 states and five U.S. territories and more than 86 countries worldwide, the Department administers critical programs that touch the lives of every American. The Department’s workforce is as diverse as its mission. It is made up of economists, Nobel winning scientists, foreign service officers, patent attorneys, law enforcement officers, and specialists in everything from international trade to aerospace engineering.

To Apply

 Email your resume, Cover Letter, professional references, and proof of NCE to Stephanie Mendez, with the Office of Space and Building Management at ( by COB December 23, 2016.

Note:  Your cover letter should clearly indicate the position for which you wish to be considered. Please ensure the content of your resume adequately addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed in the solicitation announcement. 

Selection will be made without discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicapping condition, marital status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

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