Supervisory Information Technology Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 27, 2020
Closes
Nov 03, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the UNIX Systems Management Section, Operations and Maintenance Division, IT Service Operations Directorate, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

The position description number for this position is 240585.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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Responsibilities

Supervises a group of employees performing work at or below the GS-14 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision needed for accomplishing the unit's work.

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers' performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically assesses employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans and recommends personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers pertaining to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures appropriate to the delegated authority. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests. Ensures subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations.

Communicates assignments, projects, problems, actionable events, milestones, program issues under review, and deadlines to the project team. Identifies, distributes, and balances workload and tasks among employees in accord with established workflow, skill level, and/or occupational specializations. Makes adjustments to accomplish the work in accord with established priorities to ensure timely completion of assigned team tasks; and ensures each employee has an integral role in developing the final team product.

Monitors and reports on the status and progress of work, checking on work in progress and reviewing completed work to ensure instructions on work priorities, methods, deadlines, and quality have been met. Prepares reports and maintains records of work accomplishments and administrative information, as needed, and coordinates the preparation, presentation, and communication of work-related information to the supervisor.

Administers and manages information technology (IT) projects for major office or program issues of broad impact. Conceives and implements new initiatives and projects to strengthen, facilitate, and integrate programs.

Utilizes Project Management Methodology including project integration, planning, scope management, time management, cost management, quality control management, HR management, risk management, and procurement management. Ensures that projects are completed within scope, on time, and within budget. Creates Work Breakdown Structures, PERT charts and performance measurements. Incorporates into project planning and management all phases of System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) to include System Concept Development Phase, Planning Phase. Requirements Analysis Phase, Design Phase. Development Phase, Integration and Test Phase, Implementation Phase, Operations and Maintenance Phase and Disposition Phase. Incorporates Configuration Management techniques. Undertakes or participates in special projects, ongoing analyses, investigations and initiatives that have high priority for high-level management. This may involve producing complex analyses and written reports; organizing special committees, workshops or other gatherings; initiating program reviews; developing or fostering cross-agency activities.

Manages and coordinates contract administration activities for long-term, extensive technical service contracts. Independently analyzes contractor procedures for the analysis, design, development, test and support of IT systems.

Directs the installation and maintenance of computer hardware and software supplied by equipment manufacturers and software development companies.

Ensures the rigorous application of information security/information assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of systems administration services for major segments of the Library. Resolves hardware/software interface and interoperability issues and problems.

Develops and implements directives to implement high-level policy changes impacting technology resource requirements. Analyzes statutory requirements against existing directives to evaluate the degree of change needed to comply with new requirements. Coordinates comments on revised directives as part of the review process and incorporates comments and resolves issues while revising the final directive. Analyzes feasibility studies, proposals and in-depth analyses of current requirements and forecasts trends for future needs. Stays abreast of changing and emerging technology.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library's vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library's Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/uploads/loc_supervisor_core_competencies.pdf .

Qualifications

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to supervise and lead a diverse workforce.**

Ability to apply project management methodologies and techniques to plan and manage complex IT projects.**

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

Knowledge of IT hardware and software.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to evaluate and monitor IT contracts.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education

Additional information

Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. All who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email ADA@loc.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. Certification from health care providers are not accepted. For more information contact the Library's Office of EEO/Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period. In addition, per Library of Congress Regulation 2010-12, an appointee or internal selectee is subject to a one-year supervisory probationary period, if this is his/her first supervisory/managerial position at the Library.

The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However, not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore, determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit.

The selected applicant may be required to file a financial disclosure statement with the House of Representatives, U.S. Congress, in accordance with the provisions of Public Law 95-521, Ethics in Government Act of 1978.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview. The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview. The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.

Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/msp010909.pdf .

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent).

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. The program does not accept certification from health care providers. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

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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