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Department Of Energy Facility Operations Specialist in Watertown, South Dakota


Develops, coordinates and manages the facilities maintenance program for the Operations Office. The facilities managed include multi-disciplined building systems associated with the primary Operations Center, Alternate Control Center and Marketing buildings and surrounding premises of these sites.


Facilities Maintenance Program Operations

Inspection/Reliability Responsibilities



Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship

This employer participates in the e-Verify program

See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements



You must meet all the qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.

Link to Office of Personnel Management Qualifications requirement for GS-1640 position:


A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Facilities Management or Maintenance Management experience for a multi building complex and knowledge of Federal contracting requirements.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application! Knowledge of facilities and acquisition policies and guidelines to prepare long range plans which consider operational trends, forecasting requirements, allocation of funds, manpower, equipment and material in accordance with broad policy guidance.

Knowledge and ability to plan, develop, coordinate and execute operational planning for facility and property management programs, within scope, for the Watertown Office complex.

Ability to plan, coordinate and set priorities for long and short-term goals for facility and property management programs. "Experience" refers to paidandunpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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,includingvolunteer experience.Time-in-Grade:Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirementsby the closing dateof this announcement to receive consideration.CTAP/ICTAP candidates:To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.You must meetallqualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


Education can be substituted for experience. However there are no educational requirements for this position.

If you qualifying based solely on education you must have PhD level education in: Engineering, industrial arts, property management, or business administration.

Foreign educationmust be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, seethe Department of Education website.

Additional Information

New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check.

Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.

All males born after December 31, 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page,Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.

If selected for this position, your appointment is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, during the pre-employment process.

If selected, you will be required to complete a questionnaire and are subject to a criminal background check to determine suitability for Federal employment before appointment.

The selectee for this position may be eligible to receive a recruitment or relocation incentive. You will need to sign an employment agreement to be eligible for this incentive.