Facilities Specialist

Equipment, Facilities, and Services

GS-1601

Position Overview

What do recreational venues, computer equipment and software, historic buildings, tractors, and hydroelectric power plants have in common?  They are just of the many types of equipment and facilities tracked, maintained and managed by DOI.  Facility management experts help DOI oversee and manage assets to meet its broad responsibilities related to outdoor recreation, energy, preserving historic landmarks, visitor access and more. These individuals understand the big picture and are involved in sequencing work activities, determining financial feasibility, making investments, and managing life cycles to ensure DOI’s assets are properly supported.

This position is represented at the following bureaus

Bureau of Indian Affairs
Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Reclamation
Department of the Interior Offices
National Park Service
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Candidate Description

The ideal candidate combines deep understanding of facility and equipment maintenance systems and processes with strong business acumen in contracting, budget and project planning.  Excellent customer service and communication skills are important. Attention to detail while maintaining a big picture focus is critical.

Work Environment

Most work is done in an office setting but inventories and inspections may require visits to various sites.

Minimum Education Requirements

Please see the Administrative and Management Group Qualification Standard on the OPM website.

Career Level Requirements

Responsibilities by Level

  • Entry:

    • Entering and updating data in facility/asset database systems
    • Serving on teams inspecting equipment or facilities
    • Coordinating with other offices to create or update maintenance work orders

  • Mid:

    • Taking inventory of assets and ensuring they are accurately identified in asset management data systems
    • Creating a variety of reports and analyses on facilities and assets to guide leadership planning and decision-making
    • Preparing inspection summaries and assessments of facility conditions
    • Calculating current replacement values for assets
    • Interprets directives, policies, or practices to determine actions to take at the local level

  • Journey:

    • Coordinating with multiple offices to reach consensus on goals and priorities related to facility development, rehabilitation and maintenance
    • Overseeing the development and implementation of asset management plans
    • Providing advice and guidance on use of facility/asset management data systems
    • Scheduling and completing periodic assessments to determine and document condition of DOI assets
    • Developing cost estimates for planned maintenance projects

  • Senior:

    • Planning, developing, budgeting, coordinating and directing operation, maintenance and construction activities for a complex facility, field division or region
    • Supervising teams of maintenance/equipment operators, facility managers, and mechanics
    • Negotiating and coordinating with officials representing Federal, State, local, tribal and private sector entities to implement complex construction and maintenance projects

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Strengths by Level

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Journey 12-13
Senior 14-15
  • Accountability
    Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules.
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  • Attention to Detail
    Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
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  • Customer Service
    Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.
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  • Decision Making
    Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change.
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  • Entrepreneurship
    Positions the organization for future success by identifying new opportunities; builds the organization by developing or improving products or services. Takes calculated risks to accomplish organizational objectives.
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  • Flexibility
    Is open to change and new information; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; effectively deals with ambiguity.
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  • Influencing/Negotiating
    Persuades others to accept recommendations, cooperate, or change their behavior; works with others towards an agreement; negotiates to find mutually acceptable solutions.
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  • Information Management
    Identifies a need for and knows where or how to gather information; organizes and maintains information or information management systems.
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  • Interpersonal Skills
    Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.
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  • Oral Communication
    Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
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  • Organizational Awareness
    Knows the organization's mission and functions, and how its social, political, and technological systems work and operates effectively within them; this includes the programs, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of the organization.
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  • Planning and Evaluating
    Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.
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  • Problem Solving
    Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
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  • Reasoning
    Identifies rules, principles, or relationships that explain facts, data, or other information; analyzes information and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions.
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  • Teamwork
    Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.
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  • Technical Competence
    Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.
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  • Writing
    Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience.
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Common Pathways

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