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Building Manager

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U.S. General Services Administration.

$105,335.00 to $136,936.00

San Francisco, CA

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$105,335 to $136,936 per year

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GS 13

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1 vacancy in the following location:

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA

1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed


This job is open to

Land & base management

Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.

Internal to an agency

Current federal employees of this agency.

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As a Building Manager, serves as the deputy property manager for the Sansome Field Office. Manages a staff of building managers, projects managers, procurement and administrative staff to oversee a portfolio of owned and leased buildings.

Location of Position:

San Francisco Service Center

90 7th St San Francisco, CA

This is a high cost of living area.

GSA has been repeatedly named as one of the ' Best Places to Work

' in the Federal Government'. LEARN MORE

about why you should choose GSA.

You will have access to many benefits


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

Training and development

Flexible spending accounts

Long-term care insurance

Training and development

We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed.

Unless you are a GSA or Land Management employee as described in the Who May Apply section, your application will not be considered!

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As Deputy Field Office Manager, shares fully with the Field Office Manager in the management of the Field Office, to include both day-to-day and short and long range management and planning activities. Directs the following work:

Develops and promotes positive working relationships with customer agencies and client personnel, and maintains continuous liaison with building tenants and top management officials to customer agencies and tenants at facilities managed. Works closely with other GSA personnel, customer agency personnel and contractor in the planning, design, renovation, construction, alteration, operation, maintenance and repair of assigned buildings.

Performs contract administration, lease management, quality assurance and inspection duties related to assigned facilities. Performs or initiates alterations via lease supplement, modification for services, and other actions pursuant to final contracting officer determinations.

Exercises full responsibility and authority for the day to day portions of a designated building or groups of buildings within the GSA inventory. Identifies and recommends major repair and alteration project needs.

Provides accurate budgetary data as it relates to major program activity.

Performs the following supervisory tasks:

Makes decisions on work problems presented by subordinates.

Advises, counsels and instructs staff on technical issues.

Selects or approves candidates for vacancies.

Recommends personnel actions such as promotion or reassignment of subordinates and endorses and/or approves similar recommendations made by assistant manager.

Effects disciplinary actions, such as warnings and reprimands and recommends more severe penalties after investing the circumstances.

Hears and resolves employee complaints or grievances referred from lower level (or refers the matter to the level where relief can be obtained.)

Works with union representatives on matters covered by collective bargaining agreements.

Evaluates staff and formally assesses their work and reviews the evaluations of subordinates under the direction of an assistant manager.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Your application will be considered if you are a:

• Internal Employees/Agency Employees Only - Must be employed in GSA Public Building Services

• Land Management current or former employee

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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Conditions of Employment

Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of closing date, if applicable

US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)

Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date

Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959

If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES political appointee.

Serve a one year probationary period (unless you have previously satisfied this requirement).

Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level)

Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security’s e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.

Complete a one year supervisory or managerial probationary period, unless this has been previously fulfilled.


The GS-13 salary range starts at $105,335 per year if you meet the following qualifications. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.

To qualify, you must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in Federal service. Specialized experience is experience

evaluating policies, implementing programs, and independently making decisions relating to the operation and maintenance of buildings and leased space;

analyzing the effectiveness of facility operations, automated systems and equipment;

developing and maintaining strong working relationships with customer agencies, lessors, contractors, and client personnel;

and managing or monitoring real property budgetary and financial data.

For each job on your resume, provide:

the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)

number of hours per week you worked (if part time).

If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here


Additional information

Bargaining Unit status: NONE

Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.

Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be scored on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities. Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.

Skill in interpersonal relations and in written and oral communications required to explain, evaluate, and negotiate client technical operating requirements; coordinate work efforts and negotiate resolutions to problems; and present information and conduct meetings in a concise and professional manner.

Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques and statistical interpretation required to perform extensive coordination and fact-finding in order to identify client agency and building tenants' facility needs in relation to customer satisfaction.

Knowledge and ability required to interpret contract specifications, performing recurring inspections, review contractor performance, an evaluate, document and ensure quality of services required.

Knowledge related to the administration of lease contracts and space alterations.

Knowledge of building management operations to include mechanical, electrical, plumbing, roofing and structural matters and the maintenance of those systems; elevators; operations and energy conservation; custodial and waste management; recycling, art and historic preservation; space alterations, safety, emergency management, environmental management and concessions.

Ability to plan, schedule, and balance all technical aspects of multiple tenant requirements, such as complex alterations, and to independently determine and execute the appropriate sequencing of work required to fulfill client agency needs and to inform them regarding the status of projects.

Knowledge of building construction, modernization, modification, and maintenance requirements to establish and administer management controls and procedures for technical service operations.

Knowledge of financial principles, concepts and practices, budgetary formulation and execution processes.

Ability to lead and direct subordinate employees.

If you are eligible under GSA’s Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)

, you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

To preview questions please click here

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

Required Documents

ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.

GSA OIG Employees: Submit latest SF 50 (other than award SF 50)

If you are ICTAP


eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.

Current or Former Political Appointees: Submit SF-50.

Current or Former Land Management Agency Employees - Submit a and b:

one or more SF-50s, including your most recent one that shows you were on a competitive time-limited appointment(s) with a Land Management Agency and served on the appointment for a period(s) totaling more than 24 months without a break of 2 or more years.

Copy of your agency’s annual performance appraisal(s) or written reference(s) from a supervisor at the agency verifying satisfactory performance during your appointment(s).

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.



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

Review our benefits

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.

How to Apply

How to Apply

Submit a complete online application including any required documents prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. You can modify or complete your application any time before the deadline. Simply return to USAJOBS, select the vacancy, and update your application. For more detailed instructions on how to apply, click here: Apply for a GSA Job

To begin, click the Apply Online button on the vacancy announcement.

Sign in or register on USAJobs and select a resume and documents to include in your application.

Once you have clicked Apply for this position now, you will be taken to the GSA site to complete the application process.

Click the Apply To This Vacancy and complete all steps in the application process until the Confirmation indicates your application is complete. If you click Return to USAJobs or get timed out prior to receiving confirmation, your application will not be submitted and cannot be considered for this job.

Note: Review the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section of this announcement to determine which apply to you and must be submitted online. You may choose one or more of the following options to submit your document(s): Upload (from your computer); USAJOBS (click the USAJOBS link to complete the transfer process) or FAX (read the “Fax instructions” provided prior to printing the Fax Cover Sheet and faxing your information).

Need Assistance in Applying? Contact the HR representative listed on the announcement prior to the application deadline. You must receive HR approval before deviating from these instructions.

Agency contact information

Rhonda Gibbs Rhonda Gibbs







GSA, Public Buildings Service

50 United Nations Plaza, Room 4254

Human Resources Division (CPK)

San Francisco, California

United States

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Next steps

After the closing date/deadline:

ELIGIBILITY/QUALIFICATIONS: Your application will be reviewed for all requirements.

REFERRAL TO MANAGEMENT: If you meet all the requirements, you may be referred to management for review and a possible interview.

SELECTION/TENTATIVE JOB OFFER: If you are selected, you will receive a tentative offer and start the suitability and/or security background investigation process.

FINAL JOB OFFER: Once our security office determines you can come on board, you will be given a final offer, which is typically 40 days after the announcement closes.

FINAL COMMUNICATION: Once the position is filled, we will notify you of your status. You may also check your status by logging into USAJOBS. Go to My USAJOBS and then to Applications.

Thank you for your interest in working for U.S. General Services Administration!

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

or how to contact an agency.

Legal and regulatory guidance

Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

Company info

U.S. General Services Administration.
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Company Profile
Excellence in the Business of Government. GSA provides workplaces by constructing, managing, and preserving government buildings and by leasing and managing commercial real estate. GSA's acquisition solutions offer private sector professional services, equipment, supplies, and IT to government organizations and the military. GSA also promotes management best practices and efficient government operations through the development of governmentwide policies.

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