Facilities Planners - Entry to Experienced Level

  • NSA - National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA
  • 10/30/2018
U.S. Citizen / Must Be Clearable Admin / Corporate Staff Entry Level Facilities Management / Construction

Job Description

The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal - to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information.

With an ever increasing workforce and constantly evolving technology, NSA's Installations & Logistics organization needs highly motivated Facilities Planners to provide short-term and long-range space plans that deliver efficient and effective facilities to support the Agency's global mission.

Description of Position

As a Facilities Planner, your responsibilities may include:

- Developing plans and strategies for major initiatives such as renovations and military construction (MILCON).
- Creating budgets and schedules for implementing major initiatives
- Maintaining and updating space occupancy database for real time accountability of all occupied and available space.
- Creating and implementing standards for facilities modernization, and tracking investments in real property.
- Testing and evaluating new trends and technologies to provide guidance, project management services, hands-on facilities support, engineering consulting services and technical expertise in facilities management.
- Reading and understanding graphic materials (e.g., diagrams, schematics, blueprints, maps, or GUIs).
- Developing and implementing sustainability initiatives
- Managing space resources, infrastructure, and facility capacities
- Working with other facilities professionals such as Program Managers (PMs), Building Managers (BMs), engineers, architects, and IT professionals to understand the physical planning needs of the stakeholders balanced with an understanding of existing conditions in order to make informed space planning decisions.
- Developing and presenting briefings

Skills

The ideal candidate has a desire for continual learning with excellent critical thinking, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills who is:

- customer service-oriented
- motivated
- well-organized
- resilient
- able to handle and prioritize multiple assignments
- able to communicate effectively both orally and written
- able to work effectively (independently and/or within teams) across diverse groups and organizations in a collaborative environment

Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following is desired:

- Master Planning
- Space Planning
- Architecture
- Interior Design
- Project Planning
- Program Management
- Construction technology/management/cost estimating
- Lease Management
- Facilities construction/infrastructure/maintenance
- Urban Planning and Design
- Sustainability

Qualifications

Salary Range: $45,972 - $73,105 (Entry/Developmental)

*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position.

Entry is with a Bachelor's degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered.

Degree in a Construction or related field (e.g., Architecture, Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial Design, Engineering, Space Planning, and Interior Design) or a Business related field (e.g., Economics, Marketing, Accounting, Business Administration, and Finance) is preferred.

Relevant experience in space planning and design, facilities, project management, economics, marketing, accounting, business administration, finance, property/space management, human resources, training, security, communications, or budgeting is preferred.

Salary Range: $68,036 - $106,012 (Full Performance)

*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position.

Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience or an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered.

Degree in a Construction or related field (e.g., Architecture, Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial Design, Engineering, Space Planning, and Interior Design) or a Business related field (e.g., Economics, Marketing, Accounting, Business Administration, and Finance) is preferred.

Relevant experience must be in space planning and design, facilities, project management, economics, marketing, accounting, business administration, finance, property/space management, human resources, training, security, communications, or budgeting.

Salary Range: $96,970 - $148,967 (Senior)

*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position.

Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 10 years of relevant experience or an Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience may be considered.

Degree in a Construction or related field (e.g., Architecture, Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial Design, Engineering, Space Planning, and Interior Design) or a Business related field (e.g., Economics, Marketing, Accounting, Business Administration, and Finance) is preferred.

Relevant experience must be in space planning and design, facilities, project management, economics, marketing, accounting, business administration, and/or finance, and also include tactical and strategic space planning, program management, project planning, facilities/construction management and/or oversight. Experience as a team lead or supervisor in a facilities environment is preferred.

How To Apply - External

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***PLEASE NOTE:

U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph.


This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.

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