Support Services Specialist, GS-342-9

Department of State

About the organization

The position is located in the Global Engagement Center (GEC), Office of the Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (R).

The incumbent serves as a Support Services Specialist responsible for directing a full range of support services essential to the efficient operation of GEC and support of Center programs and activities. The incumbent obtains and provides comprehensive office management support and coordination in the areas of procurement and contracting, supply management, equipment maintenance, property management and accountability, space utilization, travel services, and other administrative services as appropriate.


• Overseas reporting of maintenance and repair needs of all space occupied by the Center; conducts periodic in-depth inspections of all assigned space, forwarding findings, recommendations and cost analyses to the supervisor; and coordinates maintenance and repair requirements and activities with the property management division and/or with building engineers.
• Plans and monitors all details of office moves, drawing up detailed space layout plans, working with individuals involved in the move to plan personnel work sites, placement of furniture, machinery, telephones, etc.
• Reviews, monitors and evaluates contractor progress, status reports and final reports to assure adherence to terms of contracts and adequacy of program/project requirements; and
provides authoritative advice on procurement policies, procedures and requirements to all levels of management.
• Under the Purchase Card Program, reconciles Statement of Accounts monthly and forwards to the Approving Officer for review and certification. Identifying billing errors, incorrect price, etc.
• Serves as the Property Management Officer responsible for developing strategies to replace all property and equipment consistent with budgetary considerations and federal and departmental property disposal regulations.
• Assists in resolving travel problems, manages travel advances, and credit card and voucher assistance programs.


-Experience providing the full range of general services and procurement duties.

-Experience reviewing contracts and negotiating terms and agreements with various contractors for the procurement of goods and services.

-Experience analyzing, interpreting, and applying the laws and regulations that govern support services programs and functions.



Application instructions

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