IT SPECIALIST (ENTARCH)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Chantilly, Virginia
Posted
May 01, 2021
Closes
May 06, 2021
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

About NRO:
NRO Focuses on designing, building, launching, and maintaining America's intelligence satellites. Whether creating the latest innovations in satellite technology, contracting with the most cost- efficient industrial supplier, conducting rigorous launch schedules, or providing the highest-quality products to our customers, we never lose focus on who we are working to protect: our Nation and its Citizens.

For more information about NRO click "Learn more about this Agency" link below
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Responsibilities

The NRO will make selections at the GG-12 level for this position

FOR CURRENT CIVILIAN FEDERAL EMPLOYEES APPLYING PLEASE SEE THE QUALIFICATIONS SECTION BELOW.

As a IT SPECIALIST (ENTARCH) you will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Participates in project teams in advanced information systems technology efforts.
  • Analyzes and evaluates work concerned with integrated systems of lT equipment and applications
  • Supports the development of integrated agency-wide transition strategies, plans, and actions plans to ensure that key DoD and agency standards are implemented in support of agreed upon DoD information architectures.
  • Formulates and conducts study projects to recommend solutions to architecture and systems engineering requirements.
  • Supports the management of IT systems security.
  • Works together with a variety of experts to implement standard operating procedures, software, and controls to ensure appropriate levels of security.
  • Provides management officials and operating personnel technical advice on current technology and policy and its impact on current and long-range programs
  • Receives and analyzes new technology support requirements, supports the development of information system techniques, aids in establishing criteria, and makes recommendations when procedures/guidelines do not exist for IT and automation resources/ requirements, e.g., impacting information technology systems; implementation, operations, expansion, consolidations, and continuing life-cycle management.
  • Supports the implementation of Department of Defense and NRO-level guidance for major information systems programs.
DCIPS Term Appointments (DTAs) may be made noncompetitively from any source for an initial period of at least 1 year and 1 day, but not more than 8 years. These appointment must have a pre-determined end date and may be extended after the initial period in up to 1-year increments for up to a total of 8 years. Employees will potentially non-competitively convert to a permanent Appointment. Change effective 1 April 2020 referring to language addressing length in Term positions from DoD 1400.25 Volume, 2005.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - May be required to travel CONUS and OCONUS in military or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service http://www.sss.gov
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601
  • Must obtain/maintain Critical Sensitive TS/SCI clearance w/polygraph
  • WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
  • OVERTIME: Occasionally
  • TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible
  • PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Not Authorized
  • FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): Exempt
  • FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Required
  • TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is NOT telework eligible
  • SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: For more information please visit: https://www.sss.gov/
  • This is a term position NTE to 366 days; may be extended.
  • INCENTIVES (Recruitment/Retention/Relocation): Yes, may be eligible
  • DAWIA: This is a Defense Acquisition Work Improvement Act (DAWIA) position.
  • CISM or CISSP certification within 6 months of appointment to IAW Cyber Workforce Requirement
  • DCIPS Term Appointments (DTAs) may be made noncompetitively from any source for an initial period of at least 1 year and 1 day, but not more than 8 years


Qualifications

This position is a Full Performance level DCIPS position. DCIPS Full Performance level positions include GS/GG-12. The NRO is accepting applications from both current Federal Government employees and non-Federal Government employees for this position. Federal Government employees, who currently are GS/GG-12, or equivalent, may ONLY apply for lateral reassignment at their current grade level and step.

**Federal applicants who exceed the advertised grade may voluntarily request acceptance at the lower grade IAW DoDI 1400.25 Volume 2006.

This position has a Basic Requirement for the series:
  • Attention to Detail - Is thorough 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 clear 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 judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

  • The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/2200/information-technology-it-management-series-2210-alternative-a/ for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 05/05/2021

    Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience is typically in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled. Experience must be reflected in your resume.

    Specialized experience required for this position is:
    • Understanding of an organizations mission, objectives, terminology, and management practices to recognize probable areas of interaction and overlap between proposed applications and existing systems.
    • Skilled in briefing and communicating technical problems, solutions and proposed recommendations for improvement.
    • Applies technical knowledge to highly complex projects and adopting innovative methods and approaches to generate solutions to technical software process problems.
    • Provides technical advice, guidance, and recommendations to management and other technical specialists on critical IT issues; Maintain and applies a broad understanding of project management principles , methods, and practices, including developing plans and schedules, estimating resource requirements, defining milestones and deliverables, monitoring activities, and evaluating and reporting on accomplishments.
    • Ability to design, develop, and manage systems that meet current and future business requirements and apply and extend, enhance, or optimize the existing architecture to manage assigned projects.

    Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
    1. Organizational Awareness
    2. Information Technology Life Cycle Management
    3. Cybersecurity and Cyber Operations
    4. Writing
    5. Problem Solving
    6. Communication

    This position is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA): Acquisition Category R (Communications, Computer Systems) Level III and incumbent must meet appropriate certification requirements IAW the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) no later than 24 months after accepting this position
    • Incumbent must meet appropriate certification requirements IAW the DAWIA no later than 24 months after accepting the position. Individual shall maintain, at a minimum 80 Continuous Learning (CL) Points every 24 months via the services acquisition management system. DAWIA requirements may be located at the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) website at the following link: http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/CareerLvl.aspx
    CISM or CISSP certification within 6 months of appointment to IAW Cyber Workforce Requirement

    DCIPS Term Appointments (DTAs) may be made noncompetitively from any source for an initial period of at least 1 year and 1 day, but not more than 8 years. These appointment must have a pre-determined end date and may be extended after the initial period in up to 1-year increments for up to a total of 8 years. Employees will potentially non-competitively convert to a permanent Appointment. Change effective 1 April 2020 referring to language addressing length in Term positions from DoD 1400.25 Volume, 2005.

    Education

    This position has a Basic Requirement for the series:
  • Attention to Detail - Is thorough 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 clear 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 judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
  • This position is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA): Acquisition Category R (Communications, Computer Systems) Level II and incumbent must meet appropriate certification requirements IAW the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) no later than 24 months after accepting this position
    • Incumbent must meet appropriate certification requirements IAW the DAWIA no later than 24 months after accepting the position. Individual shall maintain, at a minimum 80 Continuous Learning (CL) Points every 24 months via the services acquisition management system. DAWIA requirements may be located at the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) website at the following link: http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/CareerLvl.aspx
    CISM or CISSP certification within 6 months of appointment to IAW Cyber Workforce Requirement

    Additional information

    This position is a Full Performance level DCIPS position. DCIPS Full Performance level positions include GS/GG-12. The NRO is accepting applications from both current Federal Government employees and non-Federal Government employees for this position. Federal Government employees, who currently are GS/GG-12, or equivalent, may ONLY apply for lateral reassignment at their current grade level and step.

    **Federal applicants who exceed the advertised grade may voluntarily request acceptance at the lower grade IAW DoDI 1400.25 Volume 2006.

    VETERANS PREFERENCE CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL
    In accordance with DoD Instructions 1400.25 Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.


    Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf

    All current and former civilian Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, salary, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/

    Other Notes:
    • Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.
    • If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.
    • If selected, NON-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.
    • Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.
    • All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.
    • This is not a Delegating Examining announcement.
    • This is a DCIPS excepted service announcement.


    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

    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
    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).

    Your complete application includes your COMPLETE 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.

    The following documents are REQUIRED
    1. Your resume:
    • Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the dates of employment (i.e.,Month/Year to present").
    • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
    2. Veteran's Documents
    • DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.
    • In accordance with DoD Instructions 1400.25 Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.

    3. SF50
    • If applicable, all current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc. Failure to provide latest SF50 will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.
    PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility:
    https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation%2011-16-2020.pdf?ver=Lgkkn1HW9a8is7V2lyCS2Q%3d%3d

    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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