Supervsiory Information Technology Specialist (Deputy Director)

Washington D.C.
Jul 16, 2018
Jul 16, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time

Occasional travel - Infrequent

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Position has portable work and selectee may be eligible to telework.
  • The incumbent must obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.
  • If you are selected, you must complete (or have already completed) a 1-year supervisory or managerial probationary period.  Upon acceptance of an initial appointment to a supervisory or managerial position with the EPA, you agree to complete all elements of the EPA Successful Leaders Program.  This development program is designed to enhance leadership skills and abilities and meet the Agency's goal of providing new leaders with the skills and tools you need to be successful.  

    BASIC requirement (OPM GS-2210 IOR): Individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. Experience must be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate. The agency has identified the specific level of proficiency required for each competency based on the requirements of the position being filled. 

    Your resume must demonstrate that you meet the following competencies:

    1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
    2. Customer Service- Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.
    3. Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
    4. Problem Solving- Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

    In addition to the above OPM GS-2210 IOR competencies, to qualify for the GS-15 level, you need to have at least one year of full time specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the federal service, with experience that includes:

    • Leading a team, on studies or projects of a broad scope involving national programs with significant complex or precedent setting issues, understanding potential success of programs in terms of meeting objectives and the relationships with other key functions within the organization.
    • Planning and managing IT projects involving interrelated disciplines and multiple stages of the systems development lifecycle, e.g., integrating systems analysis, software development, database administration, and customer support into the project plan.
    • Leading initiatives to improve organizational performance through data analysis, strategic solutions, and effective integration of those solutions to set priorities for improvements and reflect alignment between organizational goals, program activities, and resources.

    To be consider qualified, your resume must clearly demonstrate, through examples of work, that you meet all of the above competencies or you will not receive further consideration.  Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas.  Your resume must support your responses to the questionnaire.  Experience must be IT-related and may be paid or unpaid experience.

    - Knowledge of management principles and evaluation techniques related to management programs and/or systems to provide leadership and project management.

    - Ability to design, develop and implement  analytic and measurement strategies in organizational performance and accountability to create a culture of excellence.

    - Ability to supervise and motivate a diverse staff to achieve results.

    - Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques of IT project planning, management, monitoring, and evaluation.

    - Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and develop solutions.

    - Skill in customer interaction, strong documentation and communication skills.

    NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.


    You do not need a degree to qualify for this position.

    This information is used to determine your qualifications for employment. The use of this information is authorized under Title 5 USC, Sections 3302 and 3361.

    This position is not in the bargaining unit.

    If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA.  Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.

    Are you a Displaced Federal Employee?  If so, please read the Required Documents and visit the EPA website for additional information:

    EPA participates in e-Verify.  E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information:

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements which includes the above GS-2210 competencies, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment.  Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. You are being evaluated under the category rating method which means, if you are determined to be qualified, you will be placed into the Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified Category. 

    We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire.  Your resume must support your responses.  If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements.  If you are referred for consideration, you may be subject to additional assessments.

    NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.

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    Read more Security clearance Top Secret

    Drug test required No

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