Facility Operations Specialist, GS 12 (All U.S. Citizens) (Pittsburgh) more...
Location:Pittsburgh, PA
Company:Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
First posted:October 14, 2020

Job Title

Facility Operations Specialist, GS 12 (All U.S. Citizens) (Pittsburgh)







Who May Apply

Open to ALL U.S. Citizens .

Opening Date:   10/14/2020

Closing Date:    10/28/2020 @ 11:59 pm (EST)

Questions regarding this opening should be directed to Vincent A. Franks at (see application details) .

Job Summary

Position:  Facility Operations Specialist, GS 12

Division:  Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh - HQC

Location:  Pittsburgh, PA

Working Hours:   8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


GS 12:  $79,003.00 - $102,709.00

Full Performance Level:  GS 12

Number of Positions Available:  1

Duration:  Full Time/Permanent

Additional selections may be made from this announcement to fill positions within the same division when the position includes substantially the same duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.

Key Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret (TS) clearance.
  • Must be able to obtain an SCI clearance.
  • Selectee will be required to complete form FD-887, Request for Access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).
  • Must have (or be able to obtain) a valid driver's license.
  • Travel will be required.

Major Duties

  • Operates and maintains field office facilities, to include physical structures, utilities, surrounding grounds, roadways, outside barriers, as well as programs and services essential to maintaining a safe, healthy and comfortable facility.
  • Performs a variety of administrative services in order to inspect, maintain, repair/modify facilities, and to operate facility programs and services efficiently.
  • Revises, alters, or completely redesigns existent graphic layouts to ensure most practical, functional and cost effective approach for the field office. Reviews and analyzes detailed blue prints and layouts to determine feasibility, cost effectiveness and compliance with agency rules and regulations.
  • Coordinates the evaluation of all building maintenance, alterations, deficiencies, and repairs such as: electricity, air conditioning, heating, telephones, elevator service and special equipment maintained in office space. Conduct onsite inspections and create "punch lists" for repairs, etc.
  • Ensures facility requirements are met for specific programs such as but not limited to: FBI police and/or contract security, Firearms, Health Services, Employee Assistance, Terrorist Screening Tactical Operations Center, Top Secret Audio and Visual Communications Systems, vending machines, exercise/physical fitness equipment, requirements with the copiers, Data Center, Recycle Program, Cable Plant and the Electrical Plant.
  • Determines and projects funding requirements and justify budget requests. Assists in developing a budget, monitoring budgetary expenditures and blanket purchase agreements in regards to the Facilities Program. Assists in ensuring all purchases are necessary and within acceptable economic boundaries.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI's Candidate Rating Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement and will be compared to your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from Most Competitive status.

Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Most Competitive, Competitive, or Least Competitive. Names of candidates in the Most Competitive category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Veterans' preference will be applied.

All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Facilities
  • Organizing and Planning
  • Problem Solving/Judgment
  • Project Management

Specialized Experience (SE) Requirements

GS 12:   Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS 11 grade level.

Specialized Experience is:

  • Negotiated and administered lease agreements and/or maintenance agreements.
  • Determined and projected funding requirements for facility projects.
  • Experienced with electrical, HVAC, masonry, carpentry, fire safety, plumbing and hydraulics sufficient to consider technical aspects relating to construction, operation, maintenance, and/or renovation of a facility.
  • Analyzed facility and equipment requirements with customer needs and enhanced current procedures or developed new methods to increase program effectiveness.
  • Articulated facilities requirements both verbally and in writing to coordinate space management allocation decisions and program requirements for an office.


Education may not be substituted for specialized experience.

How to Apply

For detailed instructions related to applying, uploading documents, withdrawing an application or updating your application, please review instructions on How to Apply .  You must complete this application process and submit all required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online is a hardship, please use the contact information listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.

Required Documents

To apply to this position, interested applicants must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes:

  1. Your resume, specifically noting relevant work experience and associated start and end dates
  2. A complete assessment questionnaire
  3. Other supporting documents (if applicable):
    • College transcripts, if qualifying based on education or if there is a positive education requirement
    • Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50
    • Most recent Performance Appraisal; not applicable to current FBI employees
    • Veterans:  DD 214
    • Disabled Veterans:   DD 214, SF-15, and VA letter dated 1991 or later

How to Attach Documents

To attach documentation for submission, please follow the instructions below. Once documents are successfully attached, they will automatically be sent to HR.

  1. Follow the steps of the application process until you reach the Attachments step.
  2. Click "Add Attachment".
  3. Select the appropriate Attachment Type (or "Other" if one is not available).
  4. Populate the "Attachment Purpose" field. Click "Continue".
  5. Choose the device on which the attachment is located.
  6. Upload the desired attachment.
  7. To add additional attachments at this point in the applications process click the "+" on the Attachments step.

To attach documentation to your Global Profile please follow the instructions below:

  1. Login to your FBIJOBS account, and click "My Submissions".
  2. Click "Add Attachment" located under the "Cover Letters and Attachments" section.
  3. Follow steps 3-6 listed in the previous section.

You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online is a hardship, please contact the HR Specialist listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.

What to Expect Next

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The Most Competitive candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of your status throughout the process.

Additional Information

  • The FBI is in the Executive Branch of the federal government.  It is one of the components of the Department of Justice (DOJ).  The FBI is the principle investigative arm of the DOJ.  All FBI positions are in the excepted service.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens and consent to a complete background investigation, urinalysis, and polygraph.  You must be suitable for Federal employment; as determined by a background investigation.
  • Failure to provide necessary and relevant information required by this vacancy announcement may disqualify you from consideration. Additional information will not be requested if your application is incomplete. Your application will be evaluated solely on the basis of information you have submitted.
  • Limited Movement Policy: Employees entering a position through a competitive OR non-competitive action may be precluded from moving to another position within the Bureau by means of reassignment or change to a lower grade for a minimum of 12 months. This policy does not apply to probationary employees. Probationary employees are generally precluded from being considered for all job opportunities until 12-months of their 24-month probationary period has concluded. Probationary employees may be considered for competitive vacancies that are advertised within their respective division or field office after serving 90 days within the FBI.
  • Memorandum of Understanding: Work performed outside assigned duties (that would not normally be documented on a SF-50, i. e., back-up duties), has to be documented in detail by an immediate supervisor in order to receive full credit for amount of time worked in that position. If no documentation is furnished no credit will be given for time worked in that position. The following notations must be specified in the documentation (Memorandum of Understanding):

a. Percent of time worked in the particular position (cannot conflict with main duties)
b. The month/year work began
c. Frequency worked (i.e., daily, monthly, etc.)
d. Specific duties performed

Attach the Memorandum of Understanding to your application in the "Cover Letters and Attachments" section of My Career Tools on the Careers Home page. Please upload the attachment as type "Other."

Veterans' Preference

If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume and application. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.


Nepotism is the act of favoring relatives in the hiring process, and is prohibited by law. Public officials are prohibited from hiring or promoting relatives or relatives of officials in their chain of command, as well as actively or indirectly endorse a relative's appointment or promotion.

During the hiring process, all selected candidates and FBI hiring managers will be required to certify they are not related to anyone involved in the hiring process.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

The FBI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please notify the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs (OEEOA) Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Program by either e-mail at (see application details) , telephone at (see application details), or FAX at (see application details). Your request will receive an individualized assessment.

This e-mail address is only for reasonable accommodation requests. Please do not submit your application and/or any questions unrelated to reasonable accommodations. Should any applications be received, they will not be forwarded for consideration during the hiring process.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise provided by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit.

This job position is no longer available.