Director, Program Administration Organization

Alexandria, Virginia
Jun 22, 2017
Jul 25, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

The incumbent of this position serves as the Director, Program Administration Organization within the Office of the Chief Information Officer. The office provides the following value propositions to the OCIO:

  • Standardized cost, schedule and performance information to facilitate management’s ability to measure comparable initiatives equally;
  • An enterprise view of OCIO’s technology portfolio to provide management with the ability to identify, prioritize and select the right projects;
  • Auditable, repeatable PMI-compliant project management processes to reduce risk and speed project execution; and
Systems development life-cycle based OMB/OCIO-compliant governance and oversight.

  • Not Required

  • No

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Be willing to relocate to the Washington, DC metro region
  • Have comprehensive, recent experience in the duties described
  • Successfully complete a security background investigation
  • Work effectively both autonomously and within a matrixed team
  • To qualify, the applicant’s resume and answers to the below questions must demonstrate their technical and leadership experience/expertise as they relate to the duties described.

    Each response to the Professional Technical Qualifications (PTQs) & Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) must include a narrative summary of the applicant's executive experience in relation to the PTQs & ECQs and specific examples of accomplishments. Failure to address each qualification factor will have an adverse impact upon your ranking. Do not type "See Resume".

    The Professional Technical Qualifications (PTQs) for this position are:

    PTQ 1 - Demonstrated experience instituting and using structured project management processes to plan, initiate and manage staff in the development, enhancement and maintenance of enterprise-wide, integrated automated information systems.

    PTQ 2 - Skill developing and implementing planning and control functions to develop, manage and sustain capital programs within Federal IT guidelines, policies and best practices.

    PTQ 3 - Expert knowledge of systems life-cycle management concepts as they relate to the evaluation, planning, development, implementation, operation and maintenance of IT systems.

    PTQ 4 - Expert knowledge of federal acquisition policies and practices for the procurement and management of hardware, software, contractor services, and other IT related acquisitions.

    The Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) for this position are:

    1. Leading Change - This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

    2. Leading People - This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide a teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

    3. Results Driven - This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems and calculating risks.

    4. Business Acumen - This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial and information resources strategically.

    5. Building Coalitions - This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

    NOTE: If you are selected for the position you may be required to submit Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) to the Office of Personnel Management to be approved before you can be placed into the position. More Information regarding the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) can be found here:

    If you are a current or previous OPM approved SES you do not have to address the Executive Core Qualification questions in your application package. Please submit an SF-50 showing your SES Status within your application package.


    Public Trust - Background Investigation


    Specifically, the incumbent performs or supervises the following functions:

    • Develops project management infrastructure (systems and processes) to enable accurate and up-to-date reporting of projects;
    • Manages the deployment of project managers and other project resources throughout the organization as needed. Works with other senior managers to evaluate, develop, and mentor them;
    • Determines/identifies appropriate IT products and services with clients or customers to define project scope, requirements, and deliverables;
    • Determines/identifies appropriate project artifacts to be produced and maintained through the life cycle of the project, validates the quality of these artifacts, and maintains version control of these artifacts in a project management office repository;
    • Monitors project activities and resources to mitigate risk;
    • Manages and allocates project resources (e.g., staff, budget, hardware and software, and contractors;
    • Manages the preparation of annual budgetary estimates; monitors and controls PAO expenditures; Develops all financial aspects of the PAO strategic plans, analyzes reports to ensure accuracy of information.
    • Defines enterprise project management and systems development life cycle (SDLC) practices that are tailored based on project risk, and manage all projects and releases in accordance with these;
    • Develops IT systems testing strategies, plans or scenarios;
    • Identifies standards or requirements for project change management;
    • Works closely with customer business units to ensure operational excellence in PAO-wide management processes;
    • Demonstrates leadership in having a customer-centric focus in all aspects of the work and business environment and inculcate such values in subordinate managers and staff;
    • Directs the implementation of project quality assurance processes;
    • Evaluates , monitors, or ensures compliance with laws, regulates, policies, standards, or procedures;
    • Designs or directs the design and conduct of analytical studies, cost-benefit analyses, or other research;
    • Determines project document requirements, conducts final project reviews, and develops the product release plan;
    • Conducts presentations or briefings on all aspects of projects;
    • Supervises a professional staff and is accountable for the success of the organization; and
    • Effectively manages staff recruitment, development and training to optimize their contribution to PAO mission success.
    • Monitors progress toward organizational goals and evaluates and makes appropriate adjustments, as required.

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