INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Nov 21, 2020
Closes
Nov 29, 2020
Function
IT, IT Architect
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

TOUGH WORK. VITAL MISSION. Challenge yourself! You have the power to help combat drug trafficking. Be a part of DEA! It's tough work, but a vital mission. Whatever your background or expertise, your work at DEA will be tremendously rewarding because it will have a daily impact on national security and the quality of life of all Americans.
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Responsibilities

This position is located in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Information Systems Division (TC), Arlington, VA.

The ideal candidate will perform the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Anticipate, identify, and conduct research and analysis, recommending strategies and concepts of operations for major contemporary, emerging, and strategic issues confronting DEA IT Systems and resources.
  • Advise DEA Leadership on key issues such as IT strategy, architecture, policy, guidelines, and risk management for inter-agency shared resources, services, and systems.
  • Evaluate and recommend improvements to all aspects of the agency's custom software development environments to include, but not limited to: software editors, source control, version control, requirements tracking, deployment tools and practices, development workstations, development servers, and security of software projects.
  • Develop takeaways correlating current maturity levels with industry projections and trends. Use those results to analyze, filter, and establish development initiatives.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Background and/or Security Clearance
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Drug testing designated position
  • Successful completion of an one-year probationary period is required (unless already completed).


Qualifications

All applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal Service.

Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Specialized Experience:

In order to qualify for the GS-15, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent the GS-14 grade level in the Federal government, obtained in either the private or public sector, to include: 1) Serving as the organization's lead technical expert involving enterprise architecture planning, modification, and modernization efforts; 2) Providing technical advice on aspects of large-scale management information systems (security, strategic planning, data/information handling, infrastructure, mission/business qualifications); and 3) Researching, designing, and developing, the transformation and advancement of Information Technology systems to enable successful support of an organizations mission.

In addition to the above specialized experience, applicants must also meet the IT-Related proficiency level for all four of the competencies listed below:
  • Attention to Detail- is through 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 clearer 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 judgement to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

  • Competencies: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competencies in the following areas:

    • Information Technology Architecture
    • Oral Communication
    • Planning and Evaluating
    • Problem Solving
    • Technical Problem Solving


    Education

    This position does not have an education substitution at this grade level.

    Additional information

    Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

    Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

    A recruitment incentive may be authorized

    All non-DEA applicants must complete a drug use questionnaire. Applicants who are found, through investigation or personal admission, to have experimented with or used narcotics or dangerous drugs, except those medically prescribed, will not be considered for employment with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Exceptions to this policy may be made for applicants who admit to limited youthful and experimental use of marijuana. Such applicants may be considered for employment if there is no evidence of regular, confirmed usage, and the full-field background investigation and results of other steps in the process are otherwise favorable. Compliance with this policy is an essential requirement of the position.

    It is highly suggested that you complete the Drug Questionnaire form when submitting your application package. However, if you do not complete and submit this form with your application package, it will not disqualify you from the application process. You will be asked to complete the Drug Questionnaire form before extended a conditional offer. Click here to access the Drug Questionnaire.

    To submit your completed Drug Questionnaire please follow the instructions for uploading in the "How to Apply" section of this announcement.

    Click the below links for additional information.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)

    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)

    How to Claim Veterans' Preference

    Selective Service: MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

    EEO Policy Statement

    Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement

    In accordance with 5 CFR 2635.704, applications will not be accepted in postage-paid Government envelopes.

    The Drug Enforcement Administration participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify ). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.

    If you experience technical issues with completing your online application, you may review online help resources or submit a ticket to the Help Desk by accessing the 'Help Center' (upper-right of your screen, next to the question mark icon).

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site .

    Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. 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 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. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories; Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligible.

    Category Rating - A category-based rating method that is an alternative way to assess job applicants for positions filled competitively.

    Best Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s) as determined by the job analysis. Applicants who have scored 90 and above.

    Highly Qualified: The next lower category will be used to for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position. Applicants who have scored above 80-89.

    Qualified: The next lower category will be used to for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some of the requirements of the position. Candidates require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position. Applicants who have scored 70-79.

    CTAP/ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a category rating of Highly Qualified.

    Although veteran preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under "How You Will Be Evaluated," Within each category, those eligible through veterans preference will be listed at the top of the category. In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category (i.e. Best Qualified).

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required
    Yes

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

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    Failure to provide all required documents and information requested by the closing date will result in your application not receiving full consideration.

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
  • Required Documents:
    • Resume
  • Other supporting documents:
    • Cover Letter, optional
    • Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)
    • Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)
    NOTE: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined in the Applying for a Federal Job guide.

    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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