Information Technology Specialist (Project Manager)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Apr 08, 2021
Closes
Apr 15, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is seeking to fill an Information Technology Specialist (Project Manager) position. This position serves as an advisor to the Chief Information Officer (CIO), IRM managers, agency leadership, and stakeholders on developing new ideas and innovations, administering the overall program, formulating objectives, and implementing plans to achieve desired outcomes.
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Responsibilities

  • The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.
  • The duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Responsible for the delivery of enterprise software, hardware and network IT projects using agile and waterfall methods.
  • Responsible for managing and supervising multiple IT projects.
  • Ensures that resources are properly assigned to project tasks by analyzing information systems requirements and environments.
  • Works in coordination with CIO, IRM managers and implementation teams to develop and define project scope.
  • Develops and manages project schedules with multi-disciplinary project teams and vendors, administers project resources, monitors activities, progress, and resources.
  • Manages risk by performing risk analysis and communicating project issues to the project Team.
  • Proactively oversees project activities and works with management and project stakeholders to troubleshoot and ensure quality resolution of project-related problems.
  • Advises project stakeholders on project status and manages stakeholder expectations through the use of presentations, briefings, meeting, and discussions across multiple knowledge levels.
  • Establishes and maintains positive and effective working relationships with senior management, internal departments, and external contacts in order to facilitate agreement on and meet project goals and objectives.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check
  • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/
  • In accordance with Office of Government Ethics regulations, the incumbent of this position may be required to submit a financial disclosure report within 30 days of their effective date of appointment and annually thereafter.


Qualifications

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement, including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

To qualify at the GS-13 level:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the IT competencies above, applicants must also possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service.
Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:
Knowledge of and skill in applying cost-benefit analysis principles, and methods and project management principles and methods, sufficient to: plan and carry out difficult and complex assignments and develop new methods, approaches and procedures, interpret policies, standards, and guidelines. Knowledge of and skill in applying enterprise architecture reference models; analytical ability; and the organization's enterprise architecture goals and objectives sufficient to develop reference models to identify and document software components, functions, and relationships; and develop enterprise architecture software transition plans.

To qualify at the GS-14 level:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the IT competencies above, applicants must also possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service.
Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:
Mastery of and demonstrated skill in applying, advanced IT principles, concepts, methods, standards, and practices sufficient to accomplish assignments such as: developing and interpreting policies, procedures, and strategies governing the planning and delivery of services. Expert knowledge and skill in agile and waterfall IT project delivery; delivering complex multiple-function, enterprise software applications; delivering enterprise storefront or self-service web applications; legacy application modernization project delivery; managing application and hardware cloud migration projects.

Must possess Project Management Professional (PMP) certification by closing date of the announcement. Failure to meet this requirement will result in an ineligible rating.

In addition, all applicants qualifying based on experience must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. Applicants must demonstrate possession of these competencies within the body of the resume; no separate statements addressing them are required.

1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough 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 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.
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.
4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.

Additional information

  • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP, or ICTAP eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.
  • First time hires to the federal government normally start at the lowest rate of the salary range for the grade selected.
  • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expense associated with reporting for duty will be the responsibility of the selected employee.
  • This position is eligible for telework within the local commuting area of the duty location of the position. Employee participation is at the discretion of the supervisor.
  • Promotion Potential: If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.
  • Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc) should contact: 1-800-877-8339.
  • MSPB IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER and employment decisions are based on merit factors only. If you believe that you have been discriminated against in an employment decision by this agency, you have the right to seek counseling to resolve your complaint. You must do so within 45 days of the alleged discrimination action. If you desire to seek counseling, call the MSPB Office of Equal Employment Opportunity at 202 653-6772, Ext 4405.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

This is a Direct-Hire Authority position, all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications, to include any specialized experience and/or selective placement factor(s), if applicable, will be referred to the selecting official. Before a certificate is issued to the selecting official, your application is reviewed to ensure that you meet all the qualification requirements. A rating will not be used; veteran's preference does not apply due to the existence of the Direct Hire authority for this position.

Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may be found ineligible. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.

To preview the application questionnaire, please visit: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11070470

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

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

Trust determination process
Credentialing , National security

Required Documents

The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, your system failure or downtime, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.
  • Resume that includes:1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) other qualifications; and 5) supervisors name and phone number for each work period listed and whether or not they may be contacted for reference checks.
  • Cover Letter: A cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications is preferred, but not required.
  • Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.
  • Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), last performance appraisal that is at least fully successful or its equivalent, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330.

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