Chantilly, Virginia
Mar 05, 2019
Mar 05, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601
  • Must obtain/maintain Critical Sensitive TS/SCI clearance w/polygraph
  • WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
  • OVERTIME: Occasionally
  • TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible
  • PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Not Authorized.
  • TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is NOT telework eligible
  • SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: For more information please visit:
  • NRO COTR CERTIFICATION: Oversight responsibility for this position requires certification as a NRO COTR within the policy defined timelines.
  • This position is a Senior Level DCIPS position. DCIPS Senior Level positions include GG-13. The NRO is accepting applications from current GS/GG-13, or equivalent Civilian Federal employees for this position. Federal government employees, who currently are a GS/GG-13, or equivalent, may ONLY apply for lateral reassignment at their current grade level and step.

    The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 03/04/2019

    Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience is typically in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled. Experience must be reflected in your resume.

    Specialized experience required for this position is:
    • Utilizes DoD acquisition and life cycle management policies, procedures, practices to the principles of project/program management of IT software based satellite architecture.
    • Applies Program management skills to the cost, performance, schedule, quality and accuracy of IT satellite architecture.
    • Design and use automated databases and spreadsheet software to develop and improve the validity and accuracy of data collection, storage, and use established databases for historical reference and analysis
    • Coordinates with a diverse range of government, military, and contractor personnel to ensure Agile IT development technology.
    • Knowledge of Intelligence Community (IC) and Dept. of Defense (DoD) laws, principles, policies and practices.

    Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
    1. Organizational Awareness
    2. Technical Competence
    3. Knowledge Management
    4. Management Analysis
    5. Communication

    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

    This position is a Senior Level DCIPS position. DCIPS Senior Level positions include GG-13. The NRO is only accepting applications from both Federal Government employees and non-Federal Government for this position. Federal government employees, who currently are a GS/GG-13, or equivalent, may ONLY apply for lateral reassignment at their current grade level and step.

    In accordance with DoD Instructions 1400.25 Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.

    All current and former civilian Federal employees
    must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, salary, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.

    Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:

    Other Notes:

    • Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.
    • If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.
    • If selected, NON-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.
    • selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.
    • All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

    Please review the Required Supporting documents at the following Link:

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

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

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    Drug test required Yes

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