Program Manager

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Springfield, Virginia
Posted
Sep 17, 2019
Closes
Sep 24, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

JOB DESCRIPTION: Program Managers oversee the cost, schedule, and technical performance of acquisition, operations, and support activities, and are accountable for the overall success of the project or program. They collaborate with others to plan programs across their life cycle, lead program teams and activities, and monitor the acquisition process to ensure that work efforts achieve the outcome specified in the

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Responsibilities

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Information Technology (IT) Portfolio Manager provides leadership, direction, and guidance to ensure IT investments support NGA's vision, mission, and goals. Specifically, for the Chief Information Office and IT Services Directorate (CIO-T), the IT Portfolio Manager supports investment portfolio Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) phases throughout the fiscal year. This person provides analysis, support, and reporting across outcome-based performance measures, identifies capability gaps, opportunities, and redundancies; identifies risks and implements continuous process improvements to enable greater return on investment from the IT portfolio. He or she supports the Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) systematic approach to risks and returns of information resource investments including the development of business cases. The IT Portfolio Manager applies programmatic and analytic skills to inform data-driven decisions across the CIO-T governance framework to include: CIO-T Financial Review Board (FRB); CIO-T Information Technology Executive Council (ITEC); and CIO-T Executive Committee (EXCOM). The IT Portfolio Manager supports the following core functions with respect to the IT portfolio: (1) Selection (identifying the best mix of IT investments) (2) Control (managing and monitoring portfolio performance) (3) Evaluation (measuring actual contributions of the portfolio) The IT Portfolio Manager works closely with NGA partners both internal and external including Financial Management (FM), Office of Corporate Communications (OCC), Office of Congressional Affairs (OCCL), the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The person in this position supports CIO-T congressional oversight activities including the annual budget rollout, congressional and oversight briefings, and oversight requests for information.

Travel Required

25% or less - Travel Required 25% or Less

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
3

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Security Investigation


SPECIAL INFO:
As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards.

- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information)
- Polygraph Test Required
- Position Subject to Drug Testing
- Two Year Probationary Period
- Direct Deposit Required

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.

Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.

NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process. Employees on term or temporary appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices.

This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must self-identify your eligibility in our ERecruit application.

Qualifications

MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online resumes must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:

1. Experience applying the principles of IT Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) and/or the Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) process to formulate and defend budgets. 2. Experience obtaining, evaluating, organizing, and/or maintaining information to inform investment decision-making. 3. Experience managing a program, project, or process employing skills such as objective and/or requirements development, task break-out, developing schedules, identifying risks and opportunities, identifying required resources, and assessing and/or evaluating progress and deliverables. 4. Strong analytical thinking with demonstrated talent for identifying, scrutinizing, improving and/or streamlining complex work processes. EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Finance, Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Information Technology, Mathematics, Software Engineering, Statistics, Systems Engineering, or a related discipline. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of college coursework in any area listed in option A, plus experience in accounting, cost estimation, project management, or requirements definition, or in a closely-related field that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the tasks associated with this work. As a rule, every 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of college work is equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals 4 years. -OR- C. Experience: Six years of experience in accounting, cost estimation, project management, requirements definition, or a closely-related area that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the tasks associated with this work. Must obtain Level II DAWIA certification in Program Management within 24 months.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:

1. Experience in information resource management, enterprise architecture, and/or system engineering. 2. Experience working within large IT organizations. 3. Experience crafting congressional budget justification submissions and impact statements. 4. Experience with IT governance and acquisition processes within the Intelligence Community, DOD or other Federal departments for portfolio, program, or project management of IT activities. 5. Dealing with ambiguity by identifying, developing, prioritizing, and completing tasks within scheduled deadlines. 6. Advanced Microsoft Office Suite proficiency.

Education

Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applicants are not required to submit a cover letter. The entire cover letter cannot exceed the specified limits provided in the Cover Letter field (3,000 characters). Pages exceeding this limit will not be considered. THE COVER LETTER IS RECOMMENDED BUT IS NOT REQUIRED FOR EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION WITH THE NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY.

APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS: Applicants will be evaluated for this job opportunity in three stages: 1) All applicants will be evaluated using the Mandatory Qualification Criteria, 2) Qualified applicants will then be evaluated by an expert or panel of experts using a combination of qualification criteria to determine the best-qualified candidates, 3) Best-qualified applicants may then be further evaluated through an interview process. Military retiree applicants, if selected, may be impacted by the 180-day appointment restrictions of DODI 1402.01. HD personnel will provide additional information if applicable. Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Assignment Description, Additional Information Provided By the Selecting Official, and the Qualification Requirements; and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. This description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the performed work. Applicants are encouraged to provide any education information referenced in the announcement. If education is listed as a mandatory requirement, only degrees obtained from an institution accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Secretary, US Department of Education will be accepted. As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards. In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.) All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. NGA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applications will only be accepted online. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at recruitment@nga.mil. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

None

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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