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A Foreign Service Facility Manager (FM) in the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) manages the operations and maintenance of the Department of State's real property assets abroad.
A FM must adhere to the highest standards of integrity, dependability, attention to detail, teamwork and cooperation while accepting the need to travel, to live overseas, and when necessary, to live away from family.
The Department of State is developing a rank-order list of eligible hires for a limited number of FSS vacancies based on the needs of the Department.
FMs oversee large holdings of United States government (USG)-owned and leased properties and ensure they are maintained within accepted U.S. standards in a safe and operable condition. The FM is a member of the government's management team who provides a wide range of building-related services, managing physical resources and asset management in a specific country. FMs may be assigned as Regional Facility Managers with responsibilities for FM program activities in several countries. FMs are the facilities and operations experts at post. FMs normally supervise one of the largest and most diverse work forces domestically or at our posts overseas.
The duties of this position include:
FMs are considered “essential personnel” and are on call to provide services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Conditions of Employment
Specialized Experience demonstrates that the applicant has acquired, and is able to apply, a combination of specific knowledge, skills and abilities appropriate to this Foreign Service position.
All qualifying Specialized Experience must be of a progressively responsible nature and must have been acquired from supporting one or more senior individuals.
All such experience must have been performed within the last 10 years.
For the minimum required years of Specialized Experience necessary relative to the highest level of completed education, please see the Education Requirements section below.
To qualify as a Specialized Experience, the duties must have a combination of the components listed below of at least 60% of the work duties.
Examples of Specialized Experience include, but are not limited to:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA)
The applicant’s experience, education, and training must show that they have an in-depth knowledge of their field and possess the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform facility management and/or facility management duties at Department of State facilities worldwide.
Applicants must demonstrate a strong command of the English language to include grammar, spelling and punctuation. FSS must consistently meet a high standard for English, both written (overall structure as well as grammar, spelling and punctuation) and spoken (overall structure as well as delivery, clarity and succinctness).
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