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Equipment Specialist

Company: General Services Admin
Location: Laredo
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

  • Duties




As an Equipment Specialist, you will serve as a technical authority in the development, application, and interpretation of HVAC systems and equipment inspection and program evaluations.

Location of position: Public Buildings Service, Facilities Management Division, Laredo,TX.

We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed.

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  • Develops and performs assigned projects to improve and validate existing HVAC systems; review, comment, and make recommendations involving mechanical drawings specifically dealing with HVAC systems.
  • Prepares and/or reviews workload documentation in conformance with the current guidelines in order to establish a basis for determining funding and/or staffing levels for GSA-owned or operated facilities throughout the region.
  • Serves as the regional technical authority on HVAC systems by inspecting and troubleshooting installed HVAC systems and chiller systems in Federal facilities, recommending specific repairs, modifications, and/or replacements as required.
  • Prepares and analyzes cost and work measurement reports for building and building envelope systems and/or equipment. Prepares contract specifications for operation and maintenance, full maintenance, or commercial facility management type contracts. Makes recommendations for program funding with customer service center operations in all Government-owned and leased buildings relative to all types of building and building envelope systems.
  • Prepares inspection reports for the purpose of identifying and recommending solutions to problems involving Building Mechanical Systems, lack of personnel, materials, poor workmanship, conditions in needs of repair, additional training requirements, and various other related concerns.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel as needed.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

1670 Equipment Services

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
  • Register with Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959

If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
  • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 1 investigation level).
  • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security's e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.


For each job on your resume, provide:

  • the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
  • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).

If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here.

The GS-12 salary range starts at $79,446 per year. If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.

To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level or higher in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience preparing and analyzing cost and work measurement reports for building and building envelope systems and/or equipment; preparing contract specifications for operation and maintenance, full maintenance, or commercial facility management type contracts, as well as estimates and/or costs based on current labor rates/material costs; and monitoring personnel requirements with regard to workload and staffing needs.


Keywords: General Services Admin, Laredo , Equipment Specialist, Other , Laredo, Texas

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