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Supervisory Facility Operations Specialist

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Manchester
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Summary The incumbent functions in full capacity of Facility Operations Specialist for the Engineering Service Line in performance of all staff responsibilities involved in Maintenance & Operations for the Manchester VA Medical Center (MVAMC). Responsibilities The incumbent functions in full capacity of Facility Operations Specialist for the Engineering Service Line in performance of all staff responsibilities involved in Operations (Facility Maintenance, Boiler Plant, Roads and Grounds) for the Manchester VA Medical Center (MVAMC). Incumbent is delegated authority and responsibility for the day-to-day operational elements of the Service Line and participates in the total management oversight for all aspects of facility maintenance, repair, boiler plant operations, roads, grounds and Veteran transportation. Works collaboratively with personnel throughout the Medical Center including, but not limited to the Supervisory Project Engineer, the Chief of Clinical Engineering, the Chief of Environmental Management Service, the Chief of Safety and Occupational Health, the Chief of Business office and the Chief of Police in the performance of the technical and professional duties of both the operational and staff consultant aspects. Manages and directs the work of professional, technical, and administrative personnel. Overall duties involve problem solving of complex issues; furnishing technical advice on desirability of contemplated changes and developing and planning new programs or procedures to be used in the activations, maintenance and operations and administration areas of the operations section. Provides comprehensive management tools used to advise the Medical Center Director, Executive Leadership Team, and Service Chiefs. Develops and implements local policies, interprets administrative policies and defines administrative requirements. Assigns work to subordinates and/or subordinate maintenance shops based on priorities, consideration of work complexity, requirements of the job/project involved, etc. Makes decisions on work assignments presented by subordinate staff supervisors. Recognizes situations or potential situations which deviate from established policy and objectives and develops directives or justifications to initiate appropriate actions, risk assessment, or controls. Administratively and/or technically reviews work for conformity with overall policy and fulfillment of program objectives. Reviews and approves actions recommended by subordinate personnel. Presents and/or defends program requirements and recommends acceptance or rejection of changes to directorate programs and policies. Makes appropriate adjustments to program to conform to financial/budgetary limitations. Analyzes program data to ensure that costs do not exceed allowable tolerances, ensures that schedules are maintained, and that functional support is provided. Evaluates performance and conduct of supervisors, and reviews evaluations made by supervisors on their respective employees. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Compressed/Flexible: Not available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Supervisory Facility Operations Specialist/PD034900 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This is not a Bargaining Unit Position. This position is covered by locality-based comparability pay. May be required to attend conferences at other facilities or other VA sites on occasion. The incumbent may be required to travel to other VA campuses and CBOC's. Current employees must submit copies of their most recent SF50, (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (competitive or excepted). In some cases, more than one Sf-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held.-This position is in the Competitive service. Time-in-Grade Restriction: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also met time-in-grade requirements. The grade may have been in any occupation but must have been held in the Federal service. Interchange Agreements with Other Merit Systems: Employees who occupy medical or medical-related positions and were appointed under 38 U.S.C. 4701(1) or (3) formerly 38 U.S.C. 4104(1) and (3) must be serving in a full-time position without time limit and have served continuously for at least one year in this other merit system to be eligible to convert to the Title 5 System. Some exceptions to this rule may apply if you have previously acquired tenure under a Title 5 appointment. Veteran's preference does not apply for other current permanent Federal agency employees. Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Subject to background/security investigation Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP) Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/30/2023. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-11 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Developing and implementing local policies, interpreting administrative policies, and defining administrative requirements; Conducting reviews, preparing reports, developing and monitoring programs and assuring compliance with various codes and regulations; Interpreting data and presenting findings to subordinates and those in chain of command to provide recommendations on future and/or corrective actions. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Communication Information Assurance Leadership Project Management Technical Competence 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; religions; 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. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: Work is primarily sedentary, with walking visits to various customer locations throughout the facility. No special physical effort or ability is required. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at Education There is no educational substitution at this grade level. Additional Information Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service experience. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Manchester , Supervisory Facility Operations Specialist, Other , Manchester, New Hampshire

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