Washington, D.C
May 23, 2019
May 25, 2019
Full Time


This position is located in the Division of Information Technology, Delivery Management Branch, Project Management Section A & B of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides support in the areas of overseeing system development lifecycle activities.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

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Directs, and coordinates activities of IT projects/subprograms to ensure established milestones are accomplished on time, within prescribed funding parameters, and in accordance with client business objectives.

Monitors all project activities taking action to avoid problems or delays while ensuring the accuracy and quality of project deliverables and monitors staff and contractor efforts and use of resources to ensure effective and efficient expenditures and attainment of project goals.

Ensures that new systems or applications are consistent with Corporate application and enterprise architecture and identifies requirements for infrastructure configuration or change management.

Develops contractual documentation (Statements of Work (SOWs) and Statements of Objectives for acquisition of IT systems, equipment, and services required for the project and reviews and evaluates contractor proposals and makes recommendations for award.

Analyzes clients' information systems requirements and determines appropriate products or services necessary to satisfy requirements and develops information systems testing strategies, plans, or scenarios.

Designs or conducts analytical studies, cost-benefit analyses, and other research and utilizes analytical methods to review the business need and develop the most effective and efficient IT solution and researches and evaluates COTS projects and latest technologies and establishes clear project communications, oversight, and expectations that create a positive customer experience.

Gives presentations or briefings on all aspects of the project and manages project ceremonies appropriate to the SDLC methodology being used and conducts regular project status meetings and reports on project milestones and budget and conducts oral discussions with personnel at all levels and with representatives from other banking agencies, the banking industry, contractors, and the general public.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Employment Conditions.

Moderate Risk Position - Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) required.

Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.

Registration with the Selective Service.

U.S. Citizenship is required.


Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious/spiritual; community; student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Additional qualifications information can be found here .You must have Information Technology (IT)-related experience which demonstrates proficiency in each of the following competencies:

• Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

• 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.

• 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.

• Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the grade CG/GS 12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience performing the planning, management, and coordination of full systems development lifecycle activities for the implementation of SaaS, PaaS, and Hybrid Cloud solutions, with applied use of Agile and/or iterative methodologies, and ensuring that established business objectives are met within schedule and budget parameters.

Qualifications Required:

Applicants eligible for ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 80 or higher in the online assessment to be determined "well qualified" for this position. For more information, click here .


There is no substitution for education for the experience for this position.

Additional information

If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary period.

To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume and the online assessment questionnaire will be reviewed to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement. Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.

Your resume will also be evaluated to measure your responses to the assessment questions. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

If you are found qualified, you will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. These category assignments are a measure of the degree in which your background and responses to the assessment questions match the competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below. Within these categories, candidates eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

  • Knowledge of project management principles, methods, and practices, including planning and schedule development, resource requirements, milestone and deliverable definition, activity monitoring, and evaluation and reporting.
  • Knowledge of methods and tools used for risk assessment and mitigation of risks.
  • Knowledge of developing acquisition and contracting strategies, task order development, performance-based contracting and selection factors.
  • Skill in applying principles, concepts, techniques and methods of systems and software design, development, and modification to the solution of key business requirements.
  • Ability to communicate orally.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.

  • You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application:

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE: If you are claiming veterans' preference, click here . (Note: Veterans must submit the Member 4 copy of the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - or other copy showing the type of discharge/character of service [e.g., Honorable, Under Honorable Conditions, etc.] along with any other required documents.)

    INTERAGENCY TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP): If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the ICTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility. For more information, click here .

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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