IT Specialist (Enterprise Architecture)

Washington, D.C
Oct 20, 2020
Oct 24, 2020
IT, IT Architect
Full Time


Serves as the Enterprise Architect for the Civil Division responsible for creating, overseeing, and defining the operations, processes, and information for the enterprise business architecture. You will be responsible for interpreting Federal and Department level policy, participating in draft policy review and comment activities, and ensuring that the Division remains in compliance with established policies.

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  • Serves as the technology advisor for the Division, responsible for overseeing the activities associated with technology compliance reviews to assess the overall effectiveness of technology program implementation across the Division.
  • Serves as senior expert and consultant to the Civil Division Assistant CIO to advise on integrating IT programs with other programs of equivalent scope and complexity.
  • Serves as an expert in all matters related to acquisition, installation, support, and implementation of Wide Area Network systems, and applications.
  • Provides leadership in the conduct of independent validations and verifications of agency-wide or multi-agency applications software prior to final acceptance. This includes the development of quality assurance measurement criteria.
  • Conducts analyses and manages projects to ensure architectures and standards support process reengineering, system modernization and investment management as part of an overall integration process and methodology.
  • Develops architecture repository for all business processes to ensure seamless implementation and adoption of defined future state architectures. Designs and develops architecture activity process models to support usability, interoperability and standardization.
  • Oversees the migration of systems to the production environment and monitors for stability, accuracy, and performance. Meets with vendor technical representatives to resolve technical issues, and to implement and coordinate new releases.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Must complete a Background Investigation to include drug testing
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable
  • May require completion of one year probationary period
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a final Top Secret Clearance. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in withdrawal of the job offer or removal.


To qualify for the GS-14 Information Technology Specialist (Enterprise Architecture) position, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service which involves experience in enterprise architecture development that aligns information technology strategies, plans, and systems with the mission, goals, structure and processes of the organization; serves as a recognized technical authority for new and advanced computer systems software; provides expert analytical, technical and management advice for the development and integration of organization-wide policies, plans, architectures, standards and programs for information technology management and information interoperability.
  • Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements.
  • You MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • YOUR RESUME MUST support your responses to the online questionnaire and the qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

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Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Additional information is found at:

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, and other characteristics):

  • Attention to Detail
  • Customer Service
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Oral Communication
  • Problem Solving

Please Note: The Selecting Official may select additional candidates if more positions become available within 90 days after the HR office issues the selection certificate.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

  • Your resume showing relevant experience and dates (month and year) the experience was obtained. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. (cover letter optional).
  • Veteran documentation, (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (most recent career/career conditional, if applicable); or for reinstatement to Federal service purposes, the SF-50 that shows you have acquired competitive status.
  • CTAP/ICTAP documentation, (if applicable)
  • Schedule (A) Documentation (if applicable)
  • Your Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.

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