Careers at The U.S. General Services Administration
Are you interested in an entry-level federal government job in Philadelphia? Do you want to make an impact while enjoying flexible work schedules, fantastic benefits, and enriching career development opportunities? Join our team at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and find out why we’re one of the Best Places to Work in the federal government!
We are currently recruiting for multiple positions in the following career tracks. Please note that each position below falls under a business line within our agency. Please take a moment to review all positions.
The Federal Acquisition Service focuses on procuring goods and services for the rest of the federal government. This organization has the following positions available:
- Contract Specialist: As the federal government’s premiere contracting agency, GSA is the ideal place for applicants interested in a contracting career. As a Contract Specialist, you will have opportunities to work on a host of contracts in various programs that support the entire federal government. Contract Specialists perform the full range of policy-related work, price analysis, cost analysis, contract negotiation, administration, and termination. Some examples of contracts include the Airline City Pairs Program, which provides negotiated airline rates to meet the government’s air travel needs; Emergency Management Services, which support disaster relief; and Environmental products and services, which support sustainability initiatives. Contract Specialists work in conjunction with Contracting Officers and play an integral role in GSA’s acquisitions.
- Program Analyst: Program Analysts have a unique and versatile opportunity to touch all aspects of GSA’s business. Program Analysts will have the chance to perform a wide variety of analytical assignments in the form of projects, research, and other initiatives that impact a large variety of GSA’s diversified programs. Whether you are interested in strategy, human resources, marketing, or even sustainability, the opportunities are endless! Program Analysts are involved in strategic planning initiatives that drive positive business actions. They gather and analyze data that help management make strategic business recommendations. Program Analysts help GSA influence customer solutions across the federal government.
- Project Manager: Project Managers work on a wide array of assignments. They determine appropriate products and services with clients or customers to define project scope, requirements, and deliverables. Project Managers also develop, modify, and provide input to project plans. They implement plans to meet objectives, while also coordinating and integrating activities. One can expect to manage, lead, and administer project resources as well.
- IT Specialist: IT Specialists gain experience in technical and project based management on various innovative solutions. They work to provide our agency and customers with cloud-based software, IT training, support, and technology solutions. IT Specialists work on a vast array of initiatives such as collaboration platforms, mobile work solutions, security, and modernizing internal and external infrastructures.
The Public Buildings Service is the landlord and real estate agent for the entire federal government. This organization has the following positions available:
- Realty Specialist: As a Realty Specialist you will perform a wide range of acquisition and/or federal space management work for complex realty transactions. As an advanced entry-level trainee, you will learn the duties and responsibilities of a Realty Specialist which includes exercising full responsibility and authority performing a variety of real estate work related to the acquisition or disposal of real property.
- As a Realty Specialist in the acquisition track, you will review space requests and work with clients to deliver workplace solutions, develop analyses of aspects of all Federal building projects, perform lease administration functions, assist in assignment or reassignment of federally owned, leased and rent-free space, and coordinate the completion of occupancy agreements on all federal projects and lease projects.
- As a Realty Specialist in the disposal track, you will participate in the disposal plan and strategy development process which may include exchanging strategies and entering into lease or permits as appropriate, maintain and update the Real Property Utilization and Disposal system of record for disposal case, service case and other project information on a continuous basis, and assist with performing surveys of Federal real property to insure that Federal agencies are fully utilizing their land holdings in accordance with Executive Orders.
- Building Management Specialist: As a Building Management Specialist, you will provide occupants of Federal Government buildings & privately leased space with safe, secure, clean & sustainable facilities in which to conduct agency business & may specialize in one or more program areas. You will also interact with building tenants and client representatives on a recurring basis to assess their facility and facility related needs.
- Contract Specialist: As a Contract Specialist you will perform acquisition planning tasks, including reviewing/analyzing procurement requests, researching market conditions, determining method of procurement & contract type, as well as developing acquisition plans. Contract Specialists also negotiate well-defined and well-precedented contracts. They can also expect to evaluate technical submissions, and perform a price analysis to determine competitive range for negotiations.
- Project Manager: Project Managers work on a wide array of assignments. As an advanced entry-level trainee, you will develop project schedules and activities in support of project requirements and developing cost and financial documentation, coordinate development of project activities and obtain commitment on schedules and plans, participate in procurement planning, negotiate contract specifications and design changes, monitoring project reviews, readjusting funds, schedules, scopes of work, and performing technical duties as necessary for the management of on-site construction.
There are also additional positions located across the country, should you be interested. We will discuss all of these opportunities during our virtual information session. Please see below on how to receive an invite.
What We Offer:
- Orientation Session, an engaging orientation designed to provide information on program components, requirements, roles and responsibilities, and other essential information
- Technical training
- Ongoing professional development opportunities
- Opportunity for rapid advancement, including potential annual promotions while in the program
In addition, you will receive a wide array of benefits, including:
- Multiple health insurance plans & life insurance
- Vacation, sick leave & 10 paid holidays
- Flexible work schedules & telework opportunities
- A monthly transit subsidy
- An outstanding retirement plan
GSA’s core mission is to help federal agencies buy smarter, reduce their real estate footprint, provide efficient, cost saving technology and create a better, faster federal government. We leverage the tremendous buying power of the federal government to acquire best value for taxpayers and our federal customers. Our jobs are as diverse as the services we provide, which makes us a great place to start, build, and expand your career!
We employ nearly 11,000 employees nationwide. Headquartered in Washington, DC, we have eleven regional offices located across the country; Atlanta, GA, Auburn, WA, Boston, MA, Chicago, IL, Fort Worth, TX, Kansas City, MO, Lakewood, CO, New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, San Francisco, CA, and Washington, DC.
Who We Are Looking For:
Talented, motivated students who are looking to build their career at GSA, and who:
- Will graduate by June 30, 2021
- Will be available to start work in August 2021
- Have graduated within the past 2 years (or within 6 years for eligible veterans)
- Are U.S. Citizens (As a federal agency, all of our employees must be U.S. Citizens
How to Apply
Submit a resume in response to this job posting by the resume submission deadline. You will then be invited to a virtual information session where you will receive additional information on how you will formally apply to the position via USAJOBS.
The United States General Services Administration (GSA) is a Federal Government Agency.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application will be made on a case-by-case basis. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job.