IT Specialist (Project Manager)

Washington, D.C
Feb 04, 2023
Feb 09, 2023
Full Time

We are looking for an energetic, experienced, IT Project Manager to join the FAA's CDO team! The incumbent will serve as the Product Owner of our Data Science Laboratory to track and manage critical elements of the programs including scope, budget, risk, and schedule.

Duties will include:
  • Define roadmaps and manage Product Lifecycle of current Data Science Laboratory (Jupyter Lab, R Studio, Kinetica, Sagemaker).
  • Define framework to manage responsible AI across the FAA and for sharing AI.
  • Drive and improve enablement adoption for the Data Science Laboratory across the FAA
  • Plan and execute communication, training, and information sharing regarding the availability, use, access and how to use the Data Science Laboratory components.
  • Define and track Key Performance Indicators that quantifiably shows the improved adoption of Data Science tools.
  • Track qualitative KPI's that indicate mission value provided/impacted
  • Work with the Data Science and analytics team to support their enablement of Data Scientists across the FAA.
  • Lead sessions and active participation in the Analytics Center for Enablement and provide How-To/FAQ.
  • Optimize and scale performance of Data Science Lab to meet demand
  • Apply agile methodologies for project management including the use of Jira for work planning and issue tracking.
  • As Product Owner, define requirements and plan project lifecycle deployment; define resources and schedule for project/program implementation, ensures systems testing strategies, plans, or scenarios are completed on schedule.
  • Coordinate complex IT projects/programs, including application development efforts, systems upgrades and installations, technology outsourcing, IT security initiatives, Software as a Service (SaaS) deployments, cloud service deployments, etc.
  • Ensure activities are completed in accordance with the project scope and within the approved schedule and budget constraints.
  • Create strategies for risk mitigation and contingency planning as well as plan and schedule project deliverables, goals, and milestones for requested IT Systems.
  • Ensure appropriate standard project practices and procedures are established and followed.
  • Coordinate with technology system analysts on IT-specific issues that may impact a project's success.
  • Works with CORs to ensure that the activities of service providers support the PMLC.
  • Ensures appropriate product-related training and documentation requirements for IT systems are developed and available to customers.
  • Develop reports and presentations on the status of projects assigned.
  • Analyze data from reports to recommend areas of improvement.
  • Effectively communicate project information based upon the audience.

Additional duties may be assigned as required.


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.


For additional information please view the complete OPM qualification standard for the Group Coverage Qualification Standard for IT Specialist, please visit:

Information Technology (IT) Management Series 2210 (Alternative A) (

To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-I / FG/GS-13. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Specialized experience includes: Experience managing Data Science Laboratory tools such as Jupyter Lab, R Studio, Kinetica, and/or Sagemaker in support of an Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML) community, and experience using IT Project principles, methods, tools, and agile methodologies for developing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing IT projects and resources.

Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their work history.

Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

If the Agency decides to interview any qualified employee on the selection list, then all on the list who are qualified must be interviewed. If the selection list is shortened to a best qualified list through a comparative process, then the best qualified list shall be considered to be the selection list.

Selection may be made from this announcement or from ACT-AIT-23-ADO220-82553.

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Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.

The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.

As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements may be further evaluated on the KSAs listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or priority grouping and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

You may also be considered for this vacancy based on eligibility under the 30% or More Disabled Veteran Program, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment, and Persons with Disabilities/Persons with Targeted Disabilities. To be considered for one of these special hiring authorities, you must identify your eligibility in your questionnaire in the Applicant-Preferred Conditions of Employment section. In addition, you must submit documentation that provides evidence of eligibility as indicated in the "How to Apply" section of the announcement.

This is a bargaining unit position. This position is represented by NATCA: Multi-Unit.

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