IT Project Manager (Policy and Planning)

Fort Detrick, Maryland
Jan 19, 2021
Jan 25, 2021
Full Time


About the Position: This NH-2210-04 position is with Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) located in Fort Detrick, Maryland.

PEO EIS Mission Statement: Rapidly deliver innovative and cost-effective IT systems and services for the Total Force, to globally connect the Army and provide a decisive information advantage to every Soldier.
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  • Serves as an Information Technology (IT) Specialist responsible for ensuring the delivery of Information Technology services through the use of interdisciplinary approaches.
  • Utilizes knowledge of developments and new applications of information technology (hardware, software, telecommunications), emerging technologies and their applications to business processes to meet organizational requirements.
  • Leads teams and ensures project-specific end-to-end systems engineering activities by performing strategic systems migration planning, capturing and translating mission and customer functional, performance, and support capabilities into requirements.
  • Builds and maintains schedules and the planning, research, development, and engineering of assigned projects/initiatives.
  • Assists the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in the development of short- and long range plans, program objectives, policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Provides analyses, reports, presentations, and make recommendations on project management within the division.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - up to 15% of the time

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Secret security clearance or access for the duration of employment.
  • This position requires you to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
  • This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level III in the Acquisition Career Field- (R) Information Technology within 24 months of entrance on duty
  • This position has a Temporary Duty (TDY) or business travel requirement of up to 15% of the time.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
  • 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans
  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible

All current Department of Army civilian employees must upload a SF50, without a SF50 your application package will be considered incomplete.

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

Experience Required:
Individual Occupation Requirements (IOR): Applicant must possess IT-related experience that demonstrates each of the following four competencies:
1. Attention to Detail (through when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail);
2. Customer Service (works with clients and customers - that is any individuals who use or receive the services or products that 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);
3. 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) and;
4. Problem Solving (identifies problems, determines accuracy and relevance of information, uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations).

Specialized Experience:
In addition to meeting the individual occupational requirement (IOR) above, applicants must also demonstrate the ability to perform the work of an IT Specialist (PROJMGT) at the NH-04 level in the Federal Service. Applicant's resume must describe at least at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the NH-03 (GS-13 or equivalent) level in the Federal service that includes the ability to: (1) Provide technical guidance for the integration of medical information management/information technology into the Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) system and related subsystems; (2) Develop, execute and track project budgets, including detailed technical Statements Of Work (SOWs); (3) Utilize knowledge of Information Technology (IT) to plan and manage all aspects of various projects (such as requirements definition, scheduling and work breakdown structure creation, budget planning, system design and execution, performance metrics development and management, and project status reporting); and (4) Develop project personnel and ensure continuing technical competence and capabilities, negotiate levels of effort, commit organizational resources, and ensure effective personnel support necessary to meet program/project needs.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Communications
  • Information Technology Policy and Planning
  • Leadership
  • Project Management

This is a DoD Demonstration Project position. Under the Defense Authorization Act, personnel management demonstration programs are operating in numerous Army activities and various other organizations supported by Army civilian personnel centers. Under the streamlined personnel operations for demonstration projects, the familiar 15 General Schedule grade structure is replaced with broad pay bands that typically encompass a range of grades. For example, acquisition jobs in level NH-IV of broad banding encompass the traditional GS-14 through GS-15 grades. Other initiatives under the demonstration projects include simplified classification, streamlined hiring process, and expanded developmental opportunities.


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirements using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • This position requires you to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 34 - Information Technology position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
  • This position may be eligible for regular and recurring TELEWORK, including emergency and OPM prescribed unscheduled Telework. Supervisor approval will be required on a case-by-case basis.
  • PEO EIS is participating in an alternative personnel system known as the Acquisition Demonstration Project (AcqDemo). The demonstration Project replaced GS grade levels with occupational families and pay bands. The band NH-IV is equivalent to GS-14 step 01 through GS-15 step 10. EIS uses salary control points within the salary range to differentiate the level of positions within the same broadband. Therefore, the salary for the position will be set within a range from $122,530 to $159,286.
  • This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level III in the Acqutisition Career Field- (R) Information Technology within 24 months of entrance on duty (Certification requirements may be found in the Defense Acquisitions University Catalog at ).
  • You will be required to undergo background investigation leading to the successful adjudication of eligibility for a Secret Security clearance. Derogatory information developed during the background investigation, such as a criminal history, could render the selectee ineligible for both the security clearance and continued employment in the position, if
    already appointed be approved if eligible under specific conditions.
  • This is an AcqDemo Modified Term Appointment NTE 4 years. Individual(s) selected for the term position(s) may be eligible for conversion to career-conditional or career appointments at a later date (at agency discretion and after all other requirements are met).
  • Agency has the option of extending the modified term appointment up to a maximum of 6 years.
  • Incumbent of this position will be required to sign a Statement of Understanding (SOU)-Conditions of TERM Appointment.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Please review the following links to see which documents you need to provide to prove your eligibility to apply: Applicant Merit Checklist and Proof of Eligibility .

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume .
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
  • Proof of Eligibility to Apply: Your application must include the documents which prove you are eligible to apply for the vacancy. The Proof of Eligibility document describes authorities commonly used in merit promotion recruitment and what document(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements of the authority. You must meet the requirements of at least one of the authorities listed in the Who May Apply section above to receive further consideration.

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

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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