Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (Director)

Washington, D.C
Oct 26, 2020
Nov 03, 2020
Executive, Director
Full Time


This position is located in U.S. EPA, Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Management (OM), Information Technology Directorate (ITD), in Washington, DC. For more information on this office, please visit:

One of more positions may be filled through this announcement.

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You will serve as the Director for the Information Technology Directorate, as such you will be responsible for:
  • Leading, participating, and implementing the organizational vision of OIG. Working with the Assistant Inspector General and Deputy Assistant Inspector General in developing the Office of Management's Strategic, Multi-year, and Annual Plans and ensures linkage of these documents. Prioritizing work within assigned area and assigning personnel to priority work. Providing leadership and supervision to the Systems Operations, Systems Development, Technical Support and Information Security groups. Responsible for overseeing the planning, leading, and implementation of projects in all aspects of the system development life cycle. Serving as a senior advisor and consultant to OM management officials. Approving operations and development timelines containing objectives, milestones and staff day budgets; overseeing implementation and evaluation of special projects associated with OM goals and objectives. Monitoring implementation and directs adjustments.
  • Performing the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Plans, schedules, and assigns work to subordinates. Establishing guidelines and performance expectations for staff members; provides feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Provides advice, counsel, and/or instruction to staff members. Recommends or approves appointments, selections, or reassignments to positions appropriate to the selection authority delegated. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Carries out Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and program activities.
  • Managing the lifecycle of an information technology project from concept development through implementation. Identifies customer requirements, develops technical approaches, and coordinates project resources related to project costs and schedules.
  • Oversees software development and commercial-off-the shelf software package configurations that involve the design, documentation, development, modification, testing, installation, implementation, and support of new and existing software applications.
  • Serves as as Contracting Officer Representative and comments on draft legislation and government-wide regulations.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Infrequent

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Position has portable work and selectee may be eligible to telework.
  • The incumbent must obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.
  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
  • Pre-employment drug testing is required and random testing thereafter.

You must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement.

If you are selected, you must complete (or have already completed) a 1-year supervisory or managerial probationary period. Upon acceptance of an initial appointment to a supervisory or managerial position with the EPA, you agree to complete all elements of the EPA Successful Leaders Program. This development program is designed to enhance leadership skills and abilities and meet the Agency's goal of providing new leaders with the skills and tools you need to be successful.


BASIC requirement (OPM GS-2210 IOR): Individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. Experience must be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate. The agency has identified the specific level of proficiency required for each competency based on the on the requirements of the position being filled. Your resume must demonstrate that you meet 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.

In addition to the above OPM GS-2210 IOR competencies, to qualify for the GS-15 level, you need to have at least one year of full time experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the federal service, with experience that includes:
  • Leading a team, on studies or projects of a broad scope involving national programs with significant complex or precedent setting issues, understanding potential success of programs in terms of meeting objectives and the relationships with other key functions within the organization.
  • Planning and managing IT projects involving interrelated disciplines and multiple stages of the systems development lifecycle, e.g., integrating systems analysis, software development, database administration, and customer support into the project plan.
  • Leading initiatives to improve organizational performance through data analysis, strategic solutions, and effective integration of those solutions to set priorities for improvements and reflect alignment between organizational goals, program activities, and resources.

To be consider qualified, your resume must clearly demonstrate, through examples of work, that you meet all of the above competencies or you will not receive further consideration.

Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas. Your resume must support your responses to the questionnaire. Experience must be IT-related and may be paid or unpaid experience.

- Knowledge of management principles and evaluation techniques related to management programs and/or systems to provide leadership and project management.

- Ability to design, develop and implement analytic and measurement strategies in organizational performance and accountability to create a culture of excellence.

- Ability to supervise and motivate a diverse staff to achieve results.

- Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques of IT project planning, management, monitoring, and evaluation.

- Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and develop solutions.

- Skill in customer interaction, strong documentation and communication skills.

NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.


You do not need a degree to qualify for this position.

Additional information

This information is used to determine your qualifications for employment. The use of this information is authorized under Title 5 USC, Sections 3302 and 3361.

This position is not in the bargaining unit.

If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.

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 required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements which includes the above GS-2210 competencies, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment. Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position and an applicable score assigned.

We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. Your resume must support your responses. 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. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements.
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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

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

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

Documents to be submitted on-line:

--Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties Section and Qualifications Required Section. In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.
--Responses to the on-line assessment questionnaire.
--College transcripts - required to submit either unofficial transcripts or a list of courses that includes school(s) attended, school address, course title, grades earned, completion dates, department, and quarter or semester hours earned.
--Veterans' Preference Documents - DD-214 Member 4 copy, VA Letter, and SF-15, if applicable; active duty military submit statement of service from commanding officer documenting dates of active duty and any campaign medals/badges; include character of service.
--Displaced Federal employees under ICTAP/CTAP - copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station.
--Performance appraisal - You are required to submit your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last 18 months (if it is not dated within the last 18 months, or you have not received a performance appraisal, you must upload a signed/dated explanation why). NOTE: You only need to upload the page that shows the overall rating and signature, not the entire document.
--Current and Former Federal Employees: You are required to submit a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) indicating your status eligibility. This SF-50 should include your Position Title, Pay Plan, Occupational Code, and Grade or Level. If you are a current temporary/term employee who previously held a status Federal position, you need to submit your SF-50 which shows your eligibility to be considered. If your eligibility for consideration cannot be determined, your application will be rated ineligible.
--If you are applying for a noncompetitive appointment, you'll need to submit additional documents to prove your eligibility to apply to this vacancy announcement. If you want to learn more about noncompetitive appointments, visit OPMs website:

If you want to know more about submitting documentation to our office, visit EPA's web site:

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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