Supervisory Information Technology Specialist

Washington, D.C
Feb 08, 2023
Feb 10, 2023
Full Time

(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

In coordination and collaboration with the Enterprise Infrastructure and Engineering Director, will be a decision maker in selecting the appropriate technical architecture used by information systems. Works with all related parties (management, end users, requirements analysts, project managers) to determine the objectives and constraints of each information technology project. Defines information technology solutions at a high level to facilitate development of detailed technical architectures.

Oversees the design deployment of all commercial off-the-shelf software project implemented within the OJP Architecture.

Leads the analysis of OJP's mission, business processes, strategic goals, and agency programs to develop and maintain the Information Technology Architecture for the agency. Formulates strategic information technology plans, proposals for evolving existing information technology solutions or acquiring new solutions, and transition plans for implementation. Establishes technical standards to guide and constrain information technology solutions and revises those standards in concert with emerging or maturing technologies.

Serves as an OJP expert on oversight of programs with precedent-setting issues. Formulates long-range policies and develops and implements strategies and management guidelines for complex and changing information technology systems. Provides high level technical advice and counsel to top management and other key officials on matters relating to new or modified basic policies and programs that affect or relate to current and existing functions and programs.

Participates on DOJ/OJP, Federal, and non-governmental committees relative to equipment and system software policy and technology planning. Presents policy project status briefings and recommendations concerning long-range IT plans to top levels of management.

Coordinates and directs groups or participates on OJP and interagency project groups involved with issues relating to equipment, and system software policy and technology planning. Presents briefings on IT policy initiatives and project status, standards developed and solutions to critical issues and recommendations concerning long-range IT plans to top levels of management and special interest groups.

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Plans, schedules, and assigns work to subordinates. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members; provides feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Provides advice, counsel, and/or instruction to staff members. Recommends or approves appointments, selections, or reassignments to positions appropriate to the selection authority delegated. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Carries out Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and program activities.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Subject to background/suitability investigation/determination.
  • Submit all required documents and Online Assessment Questionnaire.
  • Federal payments are required to be made by Direct Deposit.
  • Requires registration for the Selective Service. Visit
  • Pre-employment drug testing required.
  • 1-year supervisory probationary period may be required.
  • 1-year probationary period may be required.

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Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website:

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Screen Out Factors:

(1) Attention to Detail; (2) Customer Service; (3) Oral Communication; and (4) Problem Solving.


Qualifying experience for the GS-15 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-14 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Examples of specialized experience include: developed policies, standards, and guidelines for the planning, development, integration, implementation, and evaluation of IT enterprise architecture systems to meet the overall formation needs of multiple agencies or departments; served as an expert in an enterprise architecture specialty area for a major agency organization; led the evaluation of an agency's mission, goals, plans, programs, and business processes to determine the feasibility of adopting enterprise applications; managed IT projects with high complexity or risk, such as agency- wide systems integrations that included large-scale enterprise resource planning or provided expert advice and guidance to senior management officials on long-range IT enterprise architecture programs that improved or enhanced mission accomplishment in major, substantive agency line programs; managed a service desk supporting Information Technology and mission support applications supporting a minimum of 1700 internal users and 35 thousand external customers.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications as described above will be further evaluated based upon the following technical qualifications:

Ability to plan and execute an agency wide or corporation wide IT enterprise architecture.
Knowledge of management principles and evaluation techniques related to enterprise wide management programs and/or systems.
Ability to analyze organizational and IT enterprise architecture operational problems and develop solutions.
Knowledge of enterprise architecture principles, methods, and techniques.
Ability to plan, develop, and implement federal information technology guidelines and policies.
Ability to supervise.

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Additional information

This position is excluded from the bargaining unit.
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: Status applicants for promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade by the closing date.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.

This position may be eligible for telework per agency policy.

OJP offers opportunities for flexible work schedules.

Relocation expenses may be authorized.

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.