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16 Yr., Foreign Service Officer, TS, Facility Manager/Contract Officer, BMIS, CMMS, FMA, SMT


Date of Clearance Adjudication:
December 01, 2011

August 16, 2012 – Janaury 01, 2015


Current Passport:
Expiration Date – October 11, 2011

English – Speaking: Native, Reading: Native, Writing: Native
French – Speaking: Basic, Reading: Basic, Writing: Basic

Desired Location:
Stateside – District of Columbia, Virginia,
Overseas – Barbados, Bermuda, Brazil, Brunei, Cameroon, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Gabon, Germany, Haiti, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea,South, Kuwait, Liberia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Namibia, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Taiwan, Tanzania,

Highlight Write Up:
I am a Facilities Manager (FM )and Contracting Officer (CO) with over 16 years of experience as a Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State within the Overseas Building Operations Division (OBO). I have equal years of experience in Project Management and contract negotiation with technical knowledge in writing and approving scopes of work. I manage a diverse and challenging portfolio of 150+ government owned, short and long-term leased properties for the Department in the countries of Ukraine, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Angola, Senegal and Nigeria. I manage a staff of 50+ skilled tradesmen by assigning daily work order assignments and maintaining schedules. I respond to customer inquiries and follow-up on any outstanding workorders. I also communicate regularly with upper management in order to keep them abreast of projects, issues and any concerns. I have held several contracting warrants while serving in assigned countries. In addition, I have experience managing and maintaining budgets utilizing the Buildings Management Integrated System (BMIS). I successfully completed certifications through the Building Owners and Managers Institute International (BOMI).
My many years of overseas experience as a FM, contracts, logistics and management abilities will prove to be an asset at fulfilling the requirements of this position. Therefore, I believe I am equipped with all the desired skills for this position and do hope I am considered as a candidate.

Geo Location:
120 countries worldwide – Duration: Government/Contractor travel

Position Write Up:
Number of months in position – 240

Top Secret Clearance, (Active) US State Department

Facilities Manager with over 20 years of experience as a Foreign Service Officer within the Department of State Overseas Building Operations Division (OBO). Years of experience also includes serving as Project Manager and Contracting Officer.

Managed a diverse and challenging portfolio of 150+ government owned, short and long-term leased properties for the Department of State (DOS) in the countries of Ukraine, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Angola, Senegal, Nigeria, Pakistan and Israel. Experience managing and maintaining budgets utilizing the Buildings Management Integrated System (BMIS). Completed certifications for facilities and systems management.

Department of State, Washington, DC June 2010 – Present
Desk Officer/Facility Manager (dual duties) – Overseas Building Operations Division (OBO)

  • Managed and oversaw budget maintenance and repair portfolios for US Embassies and facilities worldwide
  • Served as facilities coordinator between facility managers overseas and OBO
  • Allotted budgets based upon available funding and demonstrated need
  • Negotiated availability of funding for priority projects
  • Analyzed data provided within BMIS to determine trends and which provides historical data on allotments to each embassy; an asset for future allotment planning
  • Provided expert input to upper management on decisions that will be presented for future budget planning
  • Performed Facility Manager duties when traveling to temporary duty locations as in Israel

Department of State (DOS), Washington, DC July 2007 – June 2010
Facility Manager – Overseas Building Operations Division (OBO)

  • Performed Facilities Manager duties at US Embassies in Senegal, Nigeria and Pakistan (refer to duties below during January 1995 – July 2006)

Department of State (DOS), Washington, DC July 2006 – July 2007
Area Manager, AF Bureau – Overseas Building Operations Division (OBO)

  • Allocated and managed funding for special projects and repair and maintenance of all government owned and long-term leased properties for posts within the AF Bureau
  • Oversaw and ensured proper management of government owned and long-term leased properties with reference to regulations outlined in 15 FAM 700
  • Interpreted and ensured implementation of the regulations at post by maintaining communication with post Facility Managers and Management
  • Provided briefing notes to OBO Director on resolutions to any issues at posts that were reported by Ambassadors and post management
  • Coordinated with various offices within OBO for input on construction and special projects and presented justification to OBO management
  • Coordinated with OBO’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security Office of Physical Security on security renovations and installations
  • Educated post on security considerations for the proper maintenance and repair on improvement projects and the purchase of new properties
  • Provided technical expert advice to Facilities Managers

Department of State (DOS), Washington , DC January 1995 – July 2006
Facility Manager – Overseas Building Operations Division (OBO)
US Embassies Ukraine, Haiti, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Angola

  • Managed and oversaw the maintenance and repair of United States Government owned and leased properties at various US Embassies worldwide
  • Quality control and assurance technical expert responsible for the quality and protection of all facilities, operations and personnel applicable to mission initiatives
  • Ensured properties were properly maintained within acceptable U.S. standards by a multi-cultural staff of 80+ skilled tradesmen (HVAC technicians, carpenters, electricians, generator mechanics, plumbers and custodians)
  • Implemented facilities management, construction methods, enforced machinery and proper tool usage, analyzed architectural and engineering drawings, performed facility inspections, monitored the Building Automation System (BAS), wrote scopes of work (SOW), performed acquisition and contracting procedures, performed project management procedures, formulated cost and planning estimates, managed physical resources and asset management operations
  • Performed annual employee evaluations for career development
  • Served as Regional Facilities Manager and ensured facilities within my region were compliant with the Department of State’s Overseas Building Operation (OBO) standards
  • Monitored and enforced environmental safety practices as the Safety and Health Operations Manager (POSHO) for all regional embassies
  • Other duties included:
  • Contracting Officer: Solicited contractual bids and reviewed proposals, monitored requests for proposals and requests for bid packages; prepared packages for distribution; participated in bid selection, established evaluation criteria, recommended bid awards; managed direct purchasing activities; compared price quotes; recommended vendor awards; issued purchase orders and monitored vendor performance; coordinated the preparation of contracts and contract amendments; ensured compliance within SOW; monitored contract progress; reviewed and approved invoices and payments; and worked with contractors to resolve problems.
  • Strategic Planning and Assessment: developed and implemented preventive maintenance plans, determine replacement cycles on all machinery and equipment according to industry standards, perform annual facility condition inspections on all major equipment, determine facility condition indexes, manage work orders, prepare long range facility planning reports, manage annual facilities budget of $1,000,000+
  • Asset management: ensured facility warranty compliance, executed services contracts, submitted annual facility maintenance and repair reports to OBO
  • Facility operation and maintenance: oversee the quality of service performed by maintenance staff and contractors, develop preventive maintenance schedules, monitor and improve post energy management program, maintain a reference library, mastery of advanced principles and practice of physical security engineering
  • Work management: monitor International Cooperative Administrative Support Services (ICASS) standards, allocate maintenance funding, assign work orders, prioritize work amongst staff, establish work schedule for staff, coordinate daily facility management activities, ensure maintenance and repair material stock levels are maintained, conduct customer service survey

Number of months in position – 84
DynCorp, Springfield, Virginia June 1991 – December 1995
Electronic Technician

  • Performed physical security at US Embassies worldwide
  • Installed and repaired defective Department of State security equipment to include closed circuit T.V., infrared and ultrasonic intrusion detection systems
  • Maintained hydraulic vehicle barrier systems
  • Maintained fire alarm systems and its activity devices
  • Maintained tear gas security systems
  • Formatted and transmitted status messages to headquarters in Washington

Number of months in position – 108
Outside Machinist

  • Overhaul mechanical system on Nuclear class submarines and Nimitz class carriers; i.e, weapon system, ballistic,motor, generator, etc.

Number of months in position – 36
U.S. Marine Corps June 1979 – March 1982

  • Performed maintenance on various types of military vehicles: tanks, diesel and gasoline engines, and light armored vehicles.

Skills Write Up:

  • Buildings Management Integrated System (BMIS)
  • Building Automation System (BAS)
  • Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Budget Management Resource System-2 (BRMS)
  • Real Property Application (RPA), ProjNet,
  • Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook


  • Facilities Management Administrator (FMA)
  • Systems Management Administrator (SMA)
  • Systems Maintenance Technician (SMT)

Education Write Up:

  • Upper Iowa University – Courses in Business Management 8/95-2/99 BS (did not finish)
  • Building Owners and Managers Institute International (BOMI) 1/95-1/96- Diploma/certification (BOMI)
  • Computer Technology Diploma – Electronic Computer Programming Institute 3/89-11/90 (Electronics)Diploma
  • Foreign Service Institute, Arlington, VA 1/95-6/95 Contract Law/Management/General Services (certification)
  • U.S. Marines – Mechanics 1/80-6-/80 Diploma

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