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Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System Building Manager in Washington, District Of Columbia


Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?

You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. You will find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide reentry programming. Employees at correctional facilities perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.


The Building Manager is responsible for work within the Facility Building Management Section, including designs and construction, utility functions, local vehicle fleet, environmental regulations, building codes, heating and cooling systems, computerized maintenance management system and cellular communication programs for the management and operations of the building and facilities housing the Bureau of Prisons, Central Office and several other offices, boards, and divisions of the Department of Justice.

He/she is responsible for space allocations and planning to ensure that occupants are provided adequate and proper space for their programs and Federal guidelines are followed in assigning space. Incumbent will conduct periodic space utilization studies to ensure those program requirements are met. Responsible for preparing procurement documentation for equipment or supplies for the office along with, participating in the auditing processes for the department.


Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship is Required.

See Special Conditions of Employment Section.

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP eligibility, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here


To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements:

Education: GS-09: A Master’s or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B or J.D., if related.

GS-11: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.

Graduate education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.


Experience: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progress for the occupation in the organization. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications necessary to perform successfully the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled.

Some examples of this qualifying experience are:

GS-09: Experience that demonstrates knowledge of regulations and statutes governing telecommunications systems, security management, parking, building maintenance, space acquisition and utilization.

Experience in supervising building service functions to ensure the comfort, sanitation, and safety of work areas.

Experience in assisting with the oversight of building management or construction and maintenance program.

Experience in providing technical assistance and guidance related to building maintenance. GS-11: Experience that demonstrates knowledge of the application of Federal regulations and statutes governing telecommunications systems, security management, parking, building maintenance, space acquisition and utilization.

Experience in supervising and inspecting the work of many contactors and tradespeople accomplishing building maintenance.

Experience in planning and scheduling operating programs, maintenance activities, office moves, space redecoration, and building renovations.

Experience in assisting with the development of policy, providing advice and guidance, training or evaluation for building maintenance programs. OR

Combination of Education and Experience:

GS-09 and GS-11:Have a combination of education and experience. This experience must have equipped you with the qualifications to perform the major duties of this position as described above.

Credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities.

Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.


See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.

ONLY if education is a requirement/substitution for specialized experience, applicant MUST upload legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click Here.

Foreign Education: For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications.

If you are selected for this position and qualified based on education (i.e. basic education requirement and/or substitution of education), you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.

Additional Information

This position IS included in the bargaining unit.The representative rate for this position is $79,223 per annum ($37.96 per hour). NOTE: Salary ranges for all grade levels include both LEO and non-LEO salaries. LEO salaries apply to current LEO employees. Special Conditions of Employment Section:Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a urinalysis, physical, and background investigation. All applicants are subject to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit checks. The addresses listed on the USAJOBS account/resume must be the primary residence at the time of application. You may be required to provide proof of residence.Additional selections may be made if vacancies occur within the life of the certificate.

Current Federal Law Enforcement Employees:

Individuals selected who are under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) or Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and who have not had three years "primary" law enforcement retirement coverage, will not be covered by law enforcement retirement while in this position. To regain coverage, individuals must return to a position with "primary" coverage.