Sustainability Advisor

Posted Feb 05, 2024 Remote

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Expires Mar 06, 2024



As a Sustainability Advisor, you will develop and manage GSA’s national programs to track and reduce upstream Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions, as defined by the GHG Protocol; implement climate risk management; and/or execute sustainable buildings. This is a remote position located in the Office of Government-wide Policy, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings. We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed.


The Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings (OFHPGB) supports GSA’s Chief Sustainability Officer to plan, manage, and implement sustainability and climate-related projects applicable to GSA’s government-wide acquisition and real estate missions. Sustainability Advisors within OFHPGB concentrate on one or more specialized technical areas, including Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions and supplier management; integration of climate science into physical site protections and organizational risk management strategy; and tracking and fostering sustainable building technologies and energy conservation projects to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions. Develop and manage a national-level, federal-government-wide program to calculate, disclose, and reduce agencies’ Scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (e.g. emissions from supply chain, procurement, leasing, travel, commuting, and other sources not directly controlled by federal agencies), including developing and managing national low-carbon supplier management and acquisition programs applicable to entire federal government. Plan and execute GSA’s green and sustainable buildings programs, including tracking and fostering innovative technologies with an emphasis on sustainable design, decarbonization, grid integration, human health, and adaptation to climate change. Develop and implement GSA’s organizational climate risk management strategy, focusing on long-term physical risks to assets, integration of climate science into existing risk management processes, use of climate variability energy modeling, and design of climate robust and resilient buildings. Review, analyze, develop, and apply legislation, regulations, policies, procedures, technical guidance documents and protocols to sustainability programs. Represent GSA and OGP in agency-wide and interagency working groups, providing expert sustainability advice to all Federal agencies, as well as internal GSA regions and business lines that execute sustainability initiatives and offerings to meet customer and stakeholder requirements.


  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
  • Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
  • Register with Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959

If selected, you must meet the following conditions: Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or NonCareer SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service. Serve a one year probationary period, if required. Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level). Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security’s e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment. Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position.


For each job on your resume, provide: the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year) number of hours per week you worked (if part time). If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume. For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here. The GS-14 salary range starts at $122,198per year. If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected. To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level or higher in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience leading national-level programs for an entire agency or organization in one or more of the following areas: 1.Developing and managing a national-level or organization-wide program to analyze and minimize Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions (e.g. emissions from supply chain, procurement, leasing, travel, commuting, and other sources not directly controlled by the organization). 2. Planning and executing green programs, including developing technology to track sustainability efforts (e.g. sustainable design, decarbonization, grid integration, human health, or adaptation to climate change). 3. Developing and implementing an organization’s climate risk management strategy, program or initiative (e.g. physical risks to assets, risk management processes, use of climate variability energy modeling, and design of climate robust and resilient buildings).

Additional Information

This position is ineligible for the bargaining unit. Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement in this or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area as needed; through other means; or not at all. GSA is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility that goes beyond our compliance with EEO regulations including: Valuing and embracing diversity, promoting equity, inclusion and accessibility, and expecting cultural competence; and Fostering a work environment where all employees, customers and stakeholders feel respected and valued. Our commitment is: Reflected in our policies, procedures and work environment; Recognized by our employees, customers and stakeholders; and Drives our efforts to recruit, attract, retain and engage the diverse workforce needed to achieve our mission.


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