Information Technology Specialist

Employer
Department of State - Agency Wide
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Apr 06, 2021
Closes
Apr 13, 2021
Ref
1885655231
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
SummaryThis position is located in the Bureau of Global Public Affairs, Office of the Executive Director, Information Technology (GPA/EX/IT). This position coordinates, communicates, establishes, monitors and reports on projects being conducted in the GPA Bureau. The incumbent for this position is the technical coordinator for the Program Management Office (PMO) and works closely with the program offices and the IT staff in conducting review and implementation of projects for the bureau. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Oversees all project and program related activities in the GPA bureau, develops and interpret policies, procedures, and strategies governing the planning and delivery of services throughout the agency. Evaluates the impact on the agency's IT architecture, assesses new IT developments and applications and emerging technologies and their applications to business processes. Applies expert knowledge of Federal Department and Bureau policies, requirements, and guidelines on information management and office automation, extensive knowledge of Federal contracting principle (FAR regulations). Provides input to the IT capital planning process; develop, implement, and interpret metrics for the evaluation of IT programs effectiveness and efficiency. Maintains ongoing and open communication with project teams as well as the IT team and leadership. Communicate complex technical requirements to non-technical personnel, prepare and present briefing to senior management. Travel Required Not requiredSupervisory status No Promotion Potential 14 Job family (Series) 2210 Information Technology Management Help Requirements Conditions of Employment Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing. US Citizenship is required. One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance. QualificationsApplicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education, and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement. If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.NOTE: Applicants must meet time-in-grade and time after competitive appointment requirements, by the closing date of this announcement. Time-In-Grade Requirements: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions, per 5CFR 300, Subpart F.Applicants applying for the GS-14 grade level must meet the following requirements: Have IT-related experience demonstrating EACH of the four competencies AND specialized experience listed below:Attention to Detail - Incumbent demonstrates attention to detail by applying knowledge and ability to provide expert technical analysis and consultation focused on IT specialties and IT architectures.Customer Service - Incumbent demonstrates the ability to serve customers by responding to inquiries in a timely fashion and providing guidance on IT infrastructure security, Federal Acquisition Regulations, and project management tasks.Oral Communication - Incumbent demonstrates a high level of skill in communicating in order to provide advice and guidance, exchange information, brief senior officials, plan and coordinates activities, recommend new methods and approaches, and resolve problems.Problem Solving - Incumbent demonstrates the ability to solve and prioritize problems by determining the most appropriate principles to apply and resolving a wide range of technical issues related to IT programs.AND Have at least 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service which provided you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:-Experience with Federal contracting principle (FAR regulations).-Experience applying IT principles, concepts, methods, standards, and practices.-Experience with IT security concepts, standards and methods.NOTE: In order to qualify for this position, your 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. There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-14 position.EducationSee the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements, if applicable.Additional informationFor reasonable accommodation at the US Department of State, please contact the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations at (202) 663-3474 or ReasonableAccommodations@state.gov.If eligible, applicants to this announcement may be referred to other positions in other Bureaus/Offices in the Department.Read more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported by information in your resume:-Knowledge of information technology life cycle management concepts.-Ability to manage activities of an Integration Program.-Ability to develop, interpret and apply policies governing information technology.-Ability to interpret and apply legislation, statutes, policies and regulations.Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (eg, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (eg, professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Your resume should include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week. For assistance with creating a resume, please click here.Qualified candidates are assigned a score between 70 and 100. Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) candidates must be rated "Well Qualified" for the position and earn a score of at least 85 (when applicants are rated in a range of 70 to 100) to receive consideration for selection priority. If, after reviewing your resume and self-assessment questionnaire responses and a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, a score will be manually determined that reflects your documented experience. This may result in a lower score, which may also eliminate you from consideration for this position.Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements and submit any required supporting documentation by the closing date of this job opportunity. Your application package must contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this job opportunity announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. Applicants found to be among the top qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interview. To preview questions please click here. Read more Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Top Secret Drug test required Yes Position sensitivity and risk Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk Trust determination process National security Help Required DocumentsAll required documents listed below, that are applicable to you, must be submitted to our automated system "Gateway to State" by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.1. Resume - your resume or any other written format you choose should contain the required information as specified in the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section. Insufficient information will result in an ineligible rating.2. A completed online job specific self-assessment questionnaire through the Department's automated system "Gateway to State".3. Transcripts - if applicable, see the Qualifications section of the announcement. If selected, an official/sealed college transcript(s) will be required to verify education prior to employment.4. If you are qualifying based on other criteria listed under the Qualification Section of this announcement, you must submit the required supporting documentation (certificates, certifications, etc.) with your application by the closing date.5. Current eligible DOS employees (per 3 FAM 2315) including non-competitive applicants must submit a SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that shows the effective date, position title, series, grade, salary, tenure, position occupied, full promotion potential, AND submit a copy of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal that includes the final rating. If a performance appraisal does not exist, is incomplete or unavailable, a Form DS-1812 (Applicant Appraisal) or equivalent form from another agency signed by the current supervisor is acceptable. Mid-year progress reviews will not be accepted.6. If you are a current eligible DOS employee applying under a non-competitive hiring authority, you MUST submit proof of non-competitive eligibility with your application. For information related to special hiring authorities for severely disabled persons visit: CTAP eligibles must submit a copy of the appropriate documentation with their application. See link below:CTAP ConsiderationsIf you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the US 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 US 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. Help BenefitsA career with the US Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits. Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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