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Supervisory Facilities Operations Specialist


This position is located in the Smithsonian Facilities (SF), Smithsonian Institution (SI).  The incumbent reports to the Deputy Director, Office of Facilities Management and is responsible for providing leadership, direction, planning, management and administration of complex facilities management, operations and maintenance functions within a zone.

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  • Open & closing dates: 03/11/2019 to 03/25/2019
  • Service: Competitive
  • Pay scale & grade: GS 14
  • Salary: $114,590 to $148,967 per year
  • Appointment type: Permanent – Federal
  • Work schedule: Full-Time – Full-Time, Permanent


Smithsonian Facilities provides unparalleled stewardship of Smithsonian buildings, gardens, and facilities – operating, maintaining, and ensuring a safe, secure, healthy environment that enhances the Smithsonian experience for all.  As the largest and most diverse organization within the Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Facilities’ employees are located throughout the 19 world-class museums, galleries, gardens, research and cultural centers, as well as the National Zoological Park.  Our team is comprised of professionals from every facet of facilities management, performing the majority of projects and requirements with our own workforce.  Responsible for the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and safety of the Smithsonian’s world-wide facilities, we accomplish our mission and vision through four Strategic Goals:

  • Partnering with the Smithsonian Community
  • Caring for Distinctive Buildings and Grounds
  • Providing Exceptional Experiences for Internal and External Customers
  • Cultivating a Highly Motivated and Dedicated Workforce

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  • Develops plans, policies, and procedures for the zone facility maintenance and operations.
  • Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of operations and programs.
  • Develops new procedures or recommendations for policy changes to augment program effectiveness.
  • Performs a wide and complex range of technical and administrative building and facilities management services, including custodial and laborer services.
  • Supervises the administration of Occupant Evaluation Program.
  • Assures that subordinate supervisors effectively carry out their personnel management responsibilities.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential



Conditions of Employment

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation.
  • May need to complete a Probationary Period.
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
  • May be required to serve an 18-month probationary period for supervisors.

Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job opportunity announcement closing date.

For information on qualification requirements, see Qualification Standards Handbook for General Schedule Positions viewable on the web at


Experience:  You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system.  For this position Specialized experience is defined as providing leadership, direction, planning, management and administration of complex facilities management functions.

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.

Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience.  Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.



Additional information

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance


Drug test required




A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

The Smithsonian offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, vacation and sick leave, holidays, health/life insurance, accident insurance, and excellent retirement program options.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.