Information Technology Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 08, 2019
Closes
Oct 16, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located within the Department of Technology Services (DTS). DTS provides an array of enterprise services to the Judiciary, both for national Judiciary systems managed by the Administrative Office as well as local court-managed systems across the country. The Chief Operating Officer provides technical and operational oversight to the AO Technology Office, the Cloud Hosting and Networks Office, the Enterprise Operations Center, and the Systems Development and Support Office.
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Responsibilities

The incumbent of this position will report to the Chief, Service and Business Management Staff and assist in the design and application of project management practices and principles across the aforementioned offices under the Chief Operating Officer supervision. The incumbent shall support the development of work definitions, scope, tasking, work scheduling, project reporting of work progress, and general adherence to the Judiciary ITPM framework for all relevant projects. Duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Change Management: Consistently follow the change management process ensuring all scope changes are assessed for impact to cost, quality, and schedule with project teams.
  • Cost Management: Monitor detailed cost, actual vs budget trends, and develop forecasts. Highlight cost variances along with mitigation plans in project reporting. Ensure all contingencies are allocated appropriately and reported transparently in status updates. Prepare and report EVM data to senior management.
  • Schedule Management: Ensure appropriate base timelines and milestones are developed, and that updates are issued regularly and reconciled to the baseline. Ensure any deviations and mitigation plans in the project are reported.
  • Budget: Ensure projects adhere to allocated budgets. Collaborate with budget analysts on federal budget formulation and execution processes.
  • Risk Management: Hold a risk session with the project teams on a regular basis. Capture risks and mitigation plans in a project risk register. Ensure critical project risks and mitigation plans are identified in management reporting.
  • Demand Management: Develop and maintain an organizational resource pool and align resources to strategic objectives.
  • Prepare and support portfolio and program review presentations for senior manager and executives.


  • Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    00

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment


  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the Administrative Office of the US Courts. In instances where non-citizens are considered for hire into temporary or any other position with non competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO's Human Resources Office that there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at http://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/non-citizens. For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.
  • All new AO employees will be required to complete a FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
  • You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment. This does not apply to current federal Judiciary employees.
  • Relocation expenses may be provided, but only if authorized by the Director of the AO.
  • More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
  • All requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


  • Qualifications

    Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

    Basic Requirements: 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.
  • AND

    Specialized Experience : Applicants must have at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is demonstrated experience in ALL of the areas defined below:
  • Working knowledge of IT business, services, and technology infrastructure domain; AND
  • Demonstrated experience with cost, schedule and change management responsibilities; AND
  • Have an expert understanding of schedule development and management, baseline processes and standards, critical path analysis, resource loading and leveling; AND
  • Has the ability to review and analyze projects, programs, and/or portfolios, and oversee the production of accurate progress/performance reports; AND
  • Working knowledge of project management tools.
  • (Resume must show clear and convincing evidence of all areas of specialized experience. We will not make assumptions.)

    Desired but not required:
  • Formal portfolio or project management experience to include Project Management Certification, PMP.
  • Formal project control experience to include Scheduling Professional Certification, PMI-SP (certification preferred, not required).


  • Education

    This position does not require education to qualify.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, we will evaluate your application package, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.

    You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume and/or narrative responses, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Failure to submit the mandatory narrative responses will result in not receiving full consideration and/or rating credit. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you, withdrawing an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    For this job announcement the following documents and/or information are required:
    • Resume - Any written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications.
    • Citizenship - Include country of citizenship on resume.
    • Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) - All applicants outside of the AO must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 to verify current or former Federal employment status.
    • Veterans Preference documentation - Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214), if applicable Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (SF-15) and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying to the veteran's present receipt of compensation.


    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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