Project Manager - Emerging Leaders Program

General Services Administration

About the organization

GSA leads the way in green building design, construction, retrofit and sustainable operations and maintenance. GSA is building a 21st century govt. that procures and manages technology solutions in smart, secure, and affordable ways. It supports reductions in federal government real estate costs and increases in workplace efficiencies by strategically integrating space, people, and technology solutions customized to different workplace needs.

The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) provides opportunities for entry-level talent hired into a variety of career tracks to develop a broad knowledge of the agency and its core functions. The program consists of a training curriculum focused on professional development which includes leadership competencies, GSA business knowledge, and technical skills. Upon completion of the program, these individuals are well-positioned with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform in mission critical positions across the agency.


Learn the scope and foundation of agency project manager activities within GSA Public Buildings Service. This includes learning agency missions, policies, procedures, objectives, and project management principles and processes to serve as a project manager for assigned projects.

- Developing project schedules and activities in support of project requirements and developing cost and financial documentation for assigned projects.
- Coordinating development of project activities and obtaining final commitment on final schedules and plans.
- Participating in procurement planning for projects.
- Negotiating contract specifications and design changes.
- Monitoring project reviews, readjusting funds, schedules, scopes of work for assigned projects.
- Participating and conducting formal and informal presentations, briefings or necessary customer interactions on all aspects of projects.
- Performing technical duties necessary for the management of on-site construction, renovation and repair projects.
- Developing cost estimates for design and/or construction work that needs to be contracted out.


- Assisting with the preparation of project plans;
- Monitoring project expenses and funding for projects;
- Applying procurement practices and techniques;
- Participating as a project team member;
- Participating in contract negotiations and monitoring contractor performance


GS 7/9 GS 12 Full promotion potential

Application instructions

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