United States District Court - Middle District of Florida
March 30, 2018
Orlando or Tampa
CL 30 ($82,478 - 103,106)*
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
The Middle District of Florida requires a dynamic and motivated manager to lead the space and facilities department. The Middle District comprises five divisions extending over 350 miles and employs a staff of nearly 300. The manager is responsible for the facility issues for five courthouses and for assisting the Middle District’s fifteen active district judges (three judgeships are vacant), fourteen senior judges, seventeen magistrate judges, three recalled magistrate judges, chambers staff, and clerk’s office staff. The space and facilities manager reports directly to the clerk of court, works closely with the judicial space and facilities committee chair, and is responsible for the design, development, oversight, coordination, and problem solving for all aspects of building and tenant alteration projects, renovations, furniture acquisitions, and construction projects.
• Verify through on-site inspection the need and availability of appropriate space - either existing, new construction, or commercially leased - to satisfy present and future courthouse space requirements.
Develop and recommend short-term and long-term space and facilities strategic plans for the district.
Closely monitor the court’s space and facilities budget, recommend a fiscal year spending plan, and provide quarterly updates to the judicial space and facilities committee chair and the clerk.
Provide technical advice and recommendations to judicial officers, the clerk, and managers.
Direct and assume responsibility for all phases of renovation and alteration projects, including design, construction, and project close-out.
Act as the court’s liaison with the General Services Administration (GSA) and contractors and monitor completeness and timeliness of project delivery. Ensure security issues are co-ordinated with the U.S. Marshals Service.
Maintain project logs. Utilize software developed for computer assisted drawings and design.
• Ensure compliance with national and local guidelines, policies, and internal controls.
• Coordinate with GSA on all rent, space, and other tenant issues.
• Review current cyclical replacement policies and recommend revision.
• Assist with updating the court’s Continuity of Operations Plan.
Respond promptly and effectively to judicial officer requests, keeping them well-informed.
Draft requests and responses to inquires from the Eleventh Circuit, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, and GSA.
• Attend training, conferences, and meetings as required.
• Serve as staff liaison to the judicial space and facilities committee.
Work collaboratively with IT, procurement, and finance departments.
• Provide oversight and guidance to the space and facilities staff including establishing standards, assigning and reviewing work, evaluating performance, and providing training.
• Recommend improvements in all space and facilities areas to optimize the Middle District’s courthouses.
• Either U.S. citizenship or eligibility to work in the United States.
• Bachelor’s degree.
• Five years of experience, including four years of progressively increasing responsibility in space and facilities, preferably with supervision or management responsibilities.
• Ability to work primarily from the selected duty station and travel regularly to Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Ocala, Orlando, and Tampa.
• Adherence to the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees, Guide to Judiciary Policy, Vol. 2, Pt. A, Ch. 3.
• Before appointment, an applicant must undergo a background investigation and a credit check.
Preferred Skill and Experience:
• Federal court experience in space and facilities, or experience working for other courts, government agencies, or similarly regulated entities.
• Master’s degree in a pertinent field.
Project management certification.
• Exceptional interpersonal skill and a commitment to professionalism and collegiality.
• Integrity and the ability to maintain confidential information.
• Superior analytical skill and the ability to synthesize information and narrow issues.
• Strong written and verbal communication skill and the ability to explain complex or technical concepts and systems in a layperson’s terms.
• Ability to advance several initiatives at once.
Email in PDF format the documents listed below to email@example.com with the reference line "Space and Facilities Manager, Position 18-27":
Cover letter that briefly highlights qualifications and relevant experience;
Narrative statement discussing in no more than two pages (double spaced) one or more of the topics in "Preferred Skill and Experience;"
Only an applicant accepted for an interview will receive a response to the application.
The U.S. District Court falls within the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government. A Judiciary employee serves under "Excepted Appointment" as an "At-Will" employee. Federal Government Civil Service classifications and regulations do not apply and a court employee is entitled to benefits similar to those of other federal government employees. The benefits include participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System (which contributes to the Social Security Retirement Program), Federal Employees Health Benefits, Federal Employees Group Life Insurance, Federal Employees Dental and Vision Programs, Thrift Savings Plan (similar to 401K plan with employer matching contributions), paid holidays, and both annual and sick leave accrual. This position is subject to mandatory electronic funds transfer for payment of net pay.
THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary commensurate with work experience, previous federal government service and prior pay history.
Internal Number: 18-27
About United States District Court - Middle District of Florida
The United States District Court - Middle District of Florida comprises five divisions extending over 350 miles and employs a staff of nearly 300.