Supervisory IT Specialist (Development/InfoSec/)

Washington, D.C
Jul 17, 2019
Jul 24, 2019
Full Time


We are seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual to serve as a Supervisory Information Technology Specialist and be a proactive member of our team. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the General Services Administration (GSA) is one of the original OIGs established by the Inspector General Act of 1978.

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This position is located in the Information Technology Division, Office of Administration, Office of Inspector General (OIG). As the supervisor of the position, the incumbent is responsible for defining and structuring project requirements; assigning work to unit members; monitoring status and progress of work (including making adjustments in accordance with policies); and, reviewing/evaluating deliverables, and managing and assigning tasks associated with information technology development, reviewing software security risks, reviewing/monitoring web/non-web application infrastructure, and tasks associated with identifying efficiencies/deficiencies in the applicability of software.

The incumbent provides supervision to the Software Application and Development Unit. The functions of which, are highly technical and complex in nature, and involve the maintenance and/or development of IT products and services that directly and significantly impact aspects of the OIG's national mission.

Supervision responsibilities include:
  • Distributing and balance the workload, assigning projects to team members, prioritizing and making adjustments to accomplish assignments, and ensuring the timely accomplishment of assigned projects;
  • Providing technical advice, serving as a mentor, communicating goals, project plans, actionable events, and milestones;
  • Discussing project issues and concerns under review;
  • Establishing deadlines for completion, assessing the strengths and weaknesses of teams, and providing and/or arranging for training to shore up deficiencies;
  • Exploring alternatives in finding ways to improve work methods, processes, and/or procedures; and,
  • Ensuring that team performance plans are developed and performance concerns, issues/problems are discussed and recommending/discussing team training needs; and,
  • Relaying any team changes, including tour of duty changes, and reassignment of projects that affect overall plans to the Division Director.

In addition, the incumbent:
  • Works closely with the Director of the Information Technology Division and management, providing estimates, developing reports; and, ensuring that team members are aware of team goals and objectives;
  • Serves as the OIG expert and Applications' Developer and Programmer;
    • Participate and lead in analyzing and refining requirements; translating systems requirements into applications prototypes; planning and designing systems architecture; writing, debugging, and maintaining code; determining and designing applications architecture; determining output media/formats; designing user interfaces; working with customers to test applications; assuring software and systems quality and functionality; integrating hardware and software components; writing and maintaining program documentation; evaluating new applications software technologies; ensuring the rigorous application of information; security/information assurance policies, principles, and practices to the delivery of application software services.
    • Ensures that the Director is periodically updated on team and/or individual work accomplishments, complex problems, progress in mastering tasks and work processes, and individual and project team training needs.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Selected applicant must be able to acquire and maintain a government-issued travel charge card.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
14 - FPL is a GS-14.


Conditions of Employment

  • Background security investigation required
  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or nationals
  • Applicants must apply online via GSAjobs (see "How to Apply" section)

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.

This position is designated as a Public Trust Position.

If selected, you will be required to complete OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with GSA OIG.


Applicants must demonstrate in their resume and responses to the vacancy questions that they meet the basic OPM qualifications as well as qualifications described below. Applicants must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position advertised within 30 days of the closing date of the vacancy.

Qualified applicants will have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-2210-13 level in the federal government. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to complete the duties of the position at the grade level advertised. Experience should be clearly exhibited in an applicant's resume.

To qualify for the GS-2210-14 grade level, an applicant must have the following specialized experience:
  • Previous supervision or team leader experience of IT Specialists ( prior supervision or team leader experience of a team who conduct work similar to the Unit advertised is a plus )
  • Advanced-level experience in systems security and application software, including identifying needs and making recommendations
  • Participation in the development of policies associated with security/application software


Additional information

  • This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position by other means. Management also has the right not to fill the position.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
  • Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

This vacancy is being advertised under a Direct Hire Authority. A Direct-Hire Authority (DHA) is a hiring authority that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) can grant to Federal agencies for filling vacancies in specific occupations, grade levels, and locations when it can be proven that there is a critical hiring need or a severe shortage of candidates. All applicants who meet the qualification requirements of the position will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration.

CTAP/ICTAP QUALIFICATIONS: Individuals who have special priority selection rights must be rated well qualified to receive priority selection consideration. You must submit the information outlined in the Supplemental Application Material section of this vacancy announcement to receive priority consideration. Applicants eligible for either CTAP or ICTAP will be considered well qualified if they earn a minimum score of 85. Further information on CTAP/ICTAP can be viewed at


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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

You must submit ALL required documents before the closing date/deadline to have a complete application. Review the following list to determine which documents must be submitted online. Current GSA OIG employees must complete the online application and submit resume.

ICTAP / CTAP Eligible: Submit (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50 and (c) most recent performance rating.

Veterans : You must submit a copy of the applicable Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of applicable active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing the type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment. If you are claiming 10 point preference or Derived Preference (a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a deceased or disabled veteran), you must submit the following in addition to the DD-214: (1) completed SF-15 form; and (2) proof of your entitlement. A list of documents which serve as acceptable proof of entitlement is indicated on the SF-15 form.

Active Duty Military Personnel - Submit certification on a letterhead from the appropriate military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) and military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).

Former Peace Corps or VISTA Volunteers: Submit your Description of Service (DOS). Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV) should also state their RPCV eligibility on their resume.

People With Disabilities: Submit proof of eligibility and certification of job readiness. Select the link People With Disabilities for information on eligibility and documentation required.

College Transcripts and Certifications: If you are using some or all of your college education to meet qualification requirements for this position, you must submit a photocopy of your college transcript(s). If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment. For education completed outside the United States, also submit a valid foreign credential evaluation that substantiates possession of the required education. See Application of Qualification Standards at OPM's General Schedule Qualification Policies website for information on crediting education. If you have identified any certifications, you must submit a photocopy with your application. If selected, an official/sealed certificate will be required prior to appointment.

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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