External Integration Director

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Jan 13, 2021
Closes
Jan 20, 2021
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The USPS OIG is seeking a highly qualified applicant to fill our External Integration Director position in the Office of Chief Information Officer (CIO) located in Arlington, Virginia.

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Responsibilities

The successful candidate will manage projects and programs, provide a full range of supervision to staff, provide strategic direction to the directorate and manage diverse administrative operations. Duties consist of planning, prioritizing, and assigning work; collaborating with peers and subordinates as well as external agencies across the government to assure effective advisory services; and otherwise ensuring continuous progress toward stated goals.

Candidates will be evaluated on the skills that they possess that are directly related to the duties of the position and the experience, education and training that indicate the applicant's ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Only those candidates who meet all qualification and eligibility requirements and who submit the required information by 11:59 PM EST on 01/25/2021 will be considered.

The USPS OIG uses a Pay Banding system, which is equivalent to the Federal GS scale. Grade and salary determinations will be made based upon a candidate's education and professional experience.

This position is being advertised at the Director Band level, equivalent to a GS-15. The salary range for this position is $144,128.00 - $172,500.00. The salary figures includes locality pay.

Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon the agency's needs at the time of hire. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations.
The employee manages and directs the activities of the staff integrating new and maintaining existing application software in support of USPS OIG operations as well as developing and maintaining a shared service model to support the IG community. This will include design, documentation, development, modification, testing, installation, implementation, configuration, and support.
  • Responsibilities include planning, prioritizing, and assigning work; collaborating with peers, subordinates, and external agencies to assure effective advisory services; and otherwise ensuring continuous progress toward stated goals.
  • Provides innovative and expert leadership analyzing and refining customer requirements; translating customer requirements into applications prototypes; planning and designing systems architecture; writing, debugging, and maintaining code; determining and designing applications architecture; determining output media/formats; designing user interfaces; working with customers to test applications; assuring software and systems quality and functionality; integrating hardware and software components; writing and maintaining program documentation; evaluating new applications software technologies; and/or ensuring the rigorous application of information security/information assurance policies, principles, and practices to the delivery of application software services and platforms.
  • Plans, organizes, and conducts research on complex applications software issues that involve major areas of integrity in approach, methodology, or interpretation to identify appropriate solutions.
  • Represents the Office of the Inspector General in meetings with high-level officials from the United States Postal Service, other agencies, vendors, and members of external organizations. Responsibilities including presenting results of assessments and studies (which may be complex or controversial), negotiating agreements, and influencing approval and implementation of agency-wide solutions and plans.
  • Practices sound position management when assigning work, combining/separating duties, establishing and deleting positions, and fulfilling other human resource management duties and responsibilities.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening and medical assessment questionnaire.
  • Must be able to pass a background investigation and obtain and maintain moderate background investigation
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a government-issued credit card
  • May be required to successfully complete a 12-month probationary period


Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

You must meet ALL of the minimum qualifications listed below.
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
  • At least 10 years professional experience of planning, organizing, and conducting research on complex application software issues, and managing projects and programs using Agile methodology.
  • Demonstrated experience with developing a shared service model of applications and platforms that provides scalability, functionality, and cost savings to customers.
  • Previous supervisory experience managing a staff of 10 or more.
  • At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-14) demonstrating the ability to lead an enterprise IT project management and applications development organization with several subordinate managers/team leads.
  • Experience with developing applications in Microsoft Azure to include laaS, PaaS, and SaaS solutions.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
  • 15 years related professional experience

EVALUATION FACTORS
You must have the experience, knowledge and skills as listed in EACH of the evaluation factors. Failure to demonstrate that you meet all of the evaluation factor requirements as listed below will result in a score of zero (0); an ineligible status, and you will not be referred for further consideration. Include your major accomplishments relevant to the position requirements in your resume.
  • Knowledge of information technology life cycle management theories, including Agile methodology to conceive, plan, and manage applications, and to serve as technical expert in the specialty of applications development.
  • Experience with building, buying, configuring, and migrating applications to a cloud environment.
  • Ability to lead the design, integrations, configuration, and development of software applications in accordance with user requirements.
  • Ability to manage large complex development projects and programs as well as manage and direct a staff of technical subordinates.
  • Experience in budgeting, planning, and implementing a shared service platform for a wide range of government agencies.
  • Knowledge and experience in all phases of information system application development; with demonstrated knowledge and project experience using .Net, Drupal, SQL, ORACLE, modern programming languages/techniques and mobile technologies.
You will no longer be considered for this position if you receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor.

Failure to demonstrate that you meet all evaluation factor requirements will result in a score of zero (0). Upon receipt of a zero score, you will be deemed "not minimally qualified," and you will not be referred for further consideration.

Education

Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation here: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred. Special Instructions for Candidates with Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in U.S. education programs. You must submit all necessary documents to a private U.S. credential evaluation service to interpret equivalency of your education against courses given in U.S. accredited colleges and universities. For further information visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional information

Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the USPS OIG. We offer a broad array of benefits programs:

Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Long Term Care Insurances with Flexible Spending options.

For more information about these programs visit www.opm.gov/insure.

Retirement and Thrift Savings. For more information about these programs see www.opm.gov/retire and http://www.tsp.gov/.

Flexible Work Schedules. USPS OIG offers a range of family friendly flexibilities including flexible work schedules, telework and employee assistance programs.

Leave and Holidays. In addition to 10 paid holidays each year, you will earn 13 days of paid sick leave and 13 to 26 paid vacation days each year depending on your years of service.

For further information, please refer to our website at:
https://www.uspsoig.gov/frequently-asked-questions

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt (Nonexempt employees are entitled to overtime pay; Exempt employees are not).

This agency provides Reasonable Accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please send an email to jobs@uspsoig.gov. The decision on granting an accommodation request will be made on a case by case basis.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The Human Resources Office will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications required for this position. You will no longer be considered for this position if you: receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor; fail to attach all required documentation; if your application materials indicate that you are not minimally-qualified for this position; or if you fail to qualify on the interview. Only the top-rated candidates will be referred to a review official or the selecting official for further consideration. Top-rated applicants may be required to participate in an interview. Your rating may be further adjusted or rated as ineligible by the review official or the selecting official based on your interview performance. Once all applicant scores are finalized, the selecting official will make a final decision. NOTE: If you receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor or on the interview, you will be considered NOT MINIMALLY QUALIFIED for the position and rated ineligible.
NOTE:
A 2-part structured Interview will be conducted for the top rated applicants to validate your experience meets the critical general competencies at the minimum proficiency level. Part 1 will include a 1-way video interview. For part 2, top-rated candidates may be invited to participate in a panel interview.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

You must submit all required documents by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date of this announcement, Vacancy Announcement 2021-37-11003083-PC, by closing date 01/25/2021.

1. RESUME. When completing your online application or uploading your resume, you must categorize it as a "Resume" document).

2. UPLOAD SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS which may include:
    TRANSCRIPTS from an accredited college or university. The information presented in the transcript must be verifiable and should contain the name of the institution, applicant's name, list of completed courses, semester hours, GPA, date and type of Bachelor's Degree issued. Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. Attach document verifying that it has been deemed equivalent. For further information visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html . (Required: Upload and save as "Transcript" document.) PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL dated within the last 15 months. This is required from all applicants including Federal, USPS, OIG, and private sector employees. If a PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL is not available, you must submit a separate statement with the reason a performance appraisal is not available. (Required: Upload and save as "Other" document.) NOTE: An SF-50 IS NOT acceptable as a performance appraisal. Certificates or Licenses, if applicable. Upload and save as "Other" document. Veterans Preference Documentation. If you are claiming veterans preference you must submit the Member 4 copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and/or other proof of veterans preference eligibility including your VA letter, form SF-15 (www.opm.gov/forms) and all required documents related to your SF-15 claim. Veterans can request the Member 4 copy of their DD-214 at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records, and can download a copy of their VA letter from https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal. (If applicable to you, you are required to upload each veterans' preference document and categorize as "DD-214" or "SF-15" or "Other Veterans Document") Reasonable Accommodation Documentation. If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, submit documentation to support your request, including the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form found at http://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire .
  • SF-50 if you are or have been a Federal employee to demonstrate tenure and competitive/excepted service for eligibility purposes. (If applicable to you, you are Required to upload each applicable SF-50 and categorize as a "SF-50" document.)


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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