IT Project Manager

Washington, D.C
Jul 19, 2019
Jul 26, 2019
Full Time


As an IT Project Manager, you will provide day-to-day project leadership and long-range strategic planning for a wide-range of enterprise application development and operations projects and programs.

Location of position: General Services Administration, Office of GSA IT, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC

The Office of Acquisition IT Services provides development, operational and management services for GSA Acquisition IT applications.

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Provides day-to-day and strategic project leadership, working with Directors, Branch Chiefs, and stakeholders to effectively execute projecs to deliver cutting-edge capabilities using innovating process and creative thinking. Provides IT Strategy, and executes against strategic plans in order to provide Application Development and Operations using DevSecOps and Agile methedologies that provide business value on a continuous basis. Proactively identifies, reports, and recommends solutions to operational risks and systemic mission issues, and continuously seeks and implements improvements and innovations that increase operational efficiency and effectiveness. Resolves significant, controversial and/or otherwise highly charged situations; serves as a liaison to high-ranking personnel within GSA, other federal agencies, and private industry; conveys information regarding project activities, GSA policies and goals; reviews and/or prepares highly technical reports on complex matters which have widespread impact on current and/or future projects/programs; serves as a coordinator and representative for major IT project issues involving other organizations; provides advice, comments, and recommendations; review of project activities to identify problems and recommends corrective measures or alternative approaches for implementation; works with technical experts within GSA, the federal government, and private industry to develop a coordinated approach to unique problems. Works collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders, partners, subject matter experts on government wide teams and collaborations as appropriate in order to facilitate software development programs across various government engineering and product teams.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required for meetings/training.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizens and National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
  • Direct Deposit of salary check to financial organization required.

If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
  • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES political appointee
  • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level).
  • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security's e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
  • Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position.


For each job on your resume, provide:
  • the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
  • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).

If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here .

The GS-14 salary range starts at $117,191.00 per year.

If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.

To qualify, you must have IT-related experience demonstrating EACH of the four competencies AND one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service as described below:

  • Attention to Detail - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant investigates and evaluates "state of the art" technology of the industry.
  • Customer Service - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant confers with users to evaluate the effectiveness of, or identify the need for, computer programs or management systems.
  • Oral Communication - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant persuades others to take a particular course of action or to accept findings, recommendations, changes, or alternative viewpoints.
  • Problem Solving - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant identifies and accommodates technology and resource constraints.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Specialized experience is defined as experience
  • providing IT project management, client advocacy, and/or principal liaison support to organizations;
  • leading and directing IT projects in a senior level management office;
  • leading matrixed teams implementing cloud and emerging technology solutions and initiatives, including the identification, introduction and maturing of innovative technologies and best practice processes;
  • lead legacy IT systems towards transition, modernization and transformation using Agile development methodologies; and,
  • consulting, advising, and providing guidance on the most effective ways to leverage emerging technologies and processes to deliver improved mission outcomes.

Emerging technologies and processes may include Cloud, Mobile, Robotic Process Automation, Blockchain, DevOps and Scaled Agile


Additional information

Bargaining Unit status: Not applicable

Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

Travel expenses associated with interviews may be approved. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:
  • Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government
  • Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government

Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual based on prior non-federal work experience or uniformed service experience.

We are currently filling one vacanciy, but additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement in this or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area, as needed; through other means; or not at all.

If you are eligible under Merit Promotion, you may also apply under Vacancy Announcement #1900488FMMP. You must apply separately to each announcement to be considered for both.

This is NOT a virtual position. The selectee will be expected to report to the location defined in this announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will use a method called Category Rating to assess your application. Here's how it will work:
  • You will be scored on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Ability to understand business/mission needs and develop/recommend complex IT solutions

    1a. Ability to advise and liason to senior and executive officials and/or equivelent
    1b. Skill in leveraging innovative thinking and creative problem solving
  • Ability to develop IT strategy and strategic plans

    2a. Skill in using integrated methedologies such as DevSecOps
  • Ability to execute against strategic plans
    3a. Skill in continously delivering business value
  • Ability to represent agency

    4a. Ability to resolve complex and controversial issues
  • Ability to remain current on best practices and emerging technology, and to apply that knowledge to resolving business issues
    • Your answers to the questions will be used to place you in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified.
    • We will verify your answers to the questions in your resume. If your resume doesn't support your answers, we may lower your score, which could place you in a lower category.
    • Within each category, veterans will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

    Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.

    If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP/CTAP) , you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.

    If you are claiming veterans' preference:
  • Copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your 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 or widower, or parent of a deceased or disabled veteran), submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214: (a) completed SF-15 form; and (b) proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15 for complete list).

  • If you are active duty military - Certification on a letterhead from your military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) & military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).

    If you are ICTAP / CTAP eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.

    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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