Supervisory Information Technology Specialist

Arlington, Virginia
Oct 24, 2020
Oct 31, 2020
Full Time


This position is in the Software Development Section of the Information Tehcnology Directorate, Selective Service System (SSS), an independent agency which serves the emergency manpower needs of the Military by conscripting untrained manpower, or personnel with professional health care skills.
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As a Information Technology Specialist at the GS-2210-14 level, some of your typical work assignments may include:
  • Leading and overseeing the architectural design, technical and project implementation of the Directors and CIO strategic requirements for custom software (SW) solutions in support of the Agency's Mission, near-term strategies, and long-term objectives.
  • Serving as a technical expert, engineer and architect over all Agency Agile SW Development, Application Web Services/Interfaces, Micro services and Database Structures. Senior Software development engineer over traditional SDLC and agile technologies, methodologies and procedures for the creation and sustainment of secure and effective custom SW applications.
  • Assigning and monitoring technical workload, tasks, and assignments to ensure SW development, modifications, troubleshooting are completed with technical peer review consistent with Capability Maturity Model (CMM) standards and best practices for Software development.
  • Responsible for evaluating the quality of APPSW service provided; assures adherence to all policy and procedures for compliance and cyber security; and utilizes performance-based initiatives to achieve goals.
  • Providing continual evaluation of staff performance and capabilities, technical training requirements and career development needs, in conformance with Agency policy. Provide first-level supervisory oversight in accordance with Merit Principles, EEO and Prohibited Personnel Practices.
  • Conducting analyses of agency technology solutions against Federal Standard and industry best practices leading to the development or revision of plans, programs and policies for the Selective Service System technical environments consistent with Agency and Federal standards for cyber security, application performance, and end-user experience.
  • Serving as the principal advisor and subject matter expert to the CIO regarding Software Development methodologies, technologies and best practices consistent with the agency's business and technical strategic plans and directives.
  • Overseeing the development and maintenance of the Agency's Enterprise Architecture (EA) framework consistent with Agency and Federal standards for cyber security, application performance, and end-user experience Designs, develops, and implements baseline and target reference architectures for the Agency consistent with Federal Enterprise Architecture standards and best practices.
  • Identifying opportunities to improve and enhance Agency-wide information systems and software applications performance and security consistent with the agency's business and technical strategic plans and directives.
  • Collaborating with CIO, CISO, and Technical Program Managers to develop technically-thorough objectives in support of Contract Statements of Work in pursuit of all IT/APPSW/DB modernization initiatives to achieve target architecture milestones; (and supports the COR to monitor contractor performance objectives accordingly).
  • Directing all APPSW tasks and activities and supervises key software development staff to design and build maintain applications using traditional a Microsoft .NET application stack (i.e. Object-oriented Analysis/Design, ASP .NET and VB.NET), and object-oriented web technologies.
  • Developing software design and coding standards as well as making sure contractor and full-time government staff adheres to a Structured Software Development Cycle Methodology in MS Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server.
  • Serving as the lead design engineer for all custom software development working collaboratively with functional team leads responsible for systems administration, network operations, hardware maintenance, database management and all general IT staff across the enterprise to maintain the Agency's evolving infrastructure and build mission critical software application systems for the Agency. Oversees system development and maintenance for Agency custom applications supporting the administrative processing and all mobilization readiness systems.
  • Supporting the Agency Director, CIO, CISO and Senior Accountable Official for Risk Management (SAORM) on direct interaction and ongoing communication with White House Office of Management Budget (OMB)'s EGov/IT personnel to ensure the Agency's alignment with the administration's information technology mandates.
  • Ensuring software designs, architectures and solutions are implemented to improve the effectiveness of the Agency to respond to the requirements of the Military Selective Service Act (MSSA), appropriate Federal regulations and Agency policies and procedures.
  • Providing support for users of the Federal Personnel and Payroll System and accounting system management managed by the Department of the Interior.
  • Resolving simple, informal complaints of employees and refer others, such as formal grievances and appeals, to an appropriate management official.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • R?sum? and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Must enroll in direct deposit


Time-in-Grade Requirements: Under competitive merit promotion procedures, any individual who is currently holding, or who has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet "time-in-grade" requirements (have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade of the grade for which you are applying).

You must include an SF-50 (you may need to submit more than one) that supports meeting this requirement with your application package. All qualification requirements must be met by midnight (Eastern Time) on 10/30/2020, the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

You may qualify at the GS-2210-14 level, you must have:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level that demonstrates
: Directing an administrative program, in the areas of Information Technology; leveraging technical expertise to lead, set priorities, and determine approach to major IT decisions; assisting in defining and oversight of cybersecurity related programs and/or projects to include strategic direction for cybersecurity program initiatives and activities; and provides oversight in coordination with the network administrator (NETADMIN), systems administrator (SYSADMIN), and software development operations (DEVOPS).

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.


If education is a basic requirement or you are qualifying all or in part based on your education, you must submit transcripts (official or unofficial). Failure to submit transcripts may result in an ineligible rating.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For further information, click on

Additional information

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion consideration, you must be: 1) a preference eligible; or 2) a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions (you must submit a DD214-member copy 4).

Career Transition Program: This program applies to Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed, or employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet eligibility criteria for CTAP or ICTAP; 2) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility; and 3) be rated well-qualified for the position. To be well qualified the evaluation of your resume and supporting documentation must place you at an 85 or above for consideration under merit promotion procedures. For information on eligibility criteria and required documentation, go to:

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority:

Hiring Authorities for Veterans

Selective Service: The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position. For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, go to:

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal Agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

EEO Statement:The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, disability, age, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational 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. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
  • Attention to Detail
  • Customer Service
  • Problem Solving
  • Oral Communication
To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link:

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

  • Your Resume (if you submit a personally developed resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written format, be sure to include a detailed description of your job-related qualifications, beginning/ending dates, and hours worked per week, for each paid and non-paid position you included).
  • Assessment Questionnaire responses.
  • Performance Appraisal OR a written statement as to why one can not be provided must be submitted (applies to current Federal service employees). Your performance appraisal must be your most recent (within the previous 18 months) performance appraisal.
  • SF-50 (Applies to current or former Federal service employees) To allow us to verify that you meet TIG requirements, provide any of the following SF-50s:
  • Competitive or Career-ladder promotion to your highest grade (this does not include 120 day temporary promotions)
  • With-In-Grade (WGI) increase at your highest grade (this does not include quality step increases (QSI)s
  • Competitive career/career-conditional appointment to your highest grade SF-50 at your highest grade held, that is at least one year older than the announcement closing date.
College Transcripts: that reflect the required degree and/or course work. You may submit official, unofficial, or a self-certified list of course titles, grades earned, completion dates, and the number of semester or quarter hours earned.

Other Supporting Documents: (only submit if applicable to you)College transcripts if qualifying all or in part based on your education. You may submit official, unofficial, or a self-certified list of course titles, grades earned, completion dates, and number of semester or quarter hours earned.
  • VEOA documentation (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4, SF-15, VA letter, etc.)
  • ICTAP/CTAP documentation
  • Noncompetitive appointment eligibility documentation
  • College transcripts if qualifying all or in part based on your education. You may submit official, unofficial, or a self-certified list of course titles, grades earned, completion dates, and number of semester or quarter hours earned.

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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