IT Specialist (Project Manager)

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Washington, D.C
May 01, 2021
May 09, 2021
Full Time


The IT Project Manager position exists within TDS-New Initiatives (TDS-INIT), a department within the Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Gallery. The CIO reports to the Treasurer of the Gallery. The individual will work with other TDS staff as well as senior business stakeholders across the Gallery to ensure the Gallery's Strategic Plan and associated business outcomes are realized.

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The incumbent:

Serve as the Gallery's IT Project Manager
  • Provide technical leadership and lead multiple delivery teams within the fast-paced application development and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) configuration environments.
  • Lead design, development, test, and deployment of web-based applications.
  • Serve as Scrum Master for multiple scrum teams.
  • Manage contractual adherence, financial reporting, forecasting, and budgeting associated with project delivery.

Enforce Project Management Office (PMO) Guidelines and Governance
  • Help build the Gallery's IT PMO framework tailored to support the Gallery's long-term needs.
  • Monitor project delivery and vendor's adherence to schedule, budget, and overall project goals.
  • Establish metrics to monitor performance for a diverse project portfolio, track initiatives against corporate goals and device mechanism to report performance.

Engage Stakeholders and Build Stakeholder Relationships
  • Collaborate with business owners and document high level requirements with next generation features and functionalities.
  • Demonstrate leadership and communication skills to influence decision makers and cultivate a long-term roadmap.
  • Perform market research and recommend solutions meeting business needs, and compliance with IT governance standards.
  • Understand project requirements from both a business and a technical standpoint and serves as the liaison between business owners and the project team.

Provide Support to IT Solicitation Activities
  • In concert with key stakeholders, lead development of Statement of Work (SOW) when contracting for IT solutions, with emphasis on selecting cloud/SaaS solutions.
  • Determine life cycle support costs for desired solutions, do market research and recommend SaaS products to serve business needs.
  • Serve as the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) for various IT projects.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Subject to background/suitability investigation.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

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 (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.

GS-5 through GS-15 (or equivalent): For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. The employing agency is responsible for identifying the specific level of proficiency required for each competency at each grade level based on the requirements of the position being filled.
  • 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.

  • There are no special physical demands.

    The National Gallery of Art provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


    Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for GS-2210-14. Candidates must possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent in responsibility to the GS-13 level in the Federal service, focusing on issues related to IT project management for both major and non-major IT systems as well as new digital transformation projects for an organization.

    Other Relevant Eligibility Criteria :

    The IT Project Manager possesses strong qualifications in information technology and at least eight (8) years of progressive IT management experience at a similarly complex organization and at least five (5) years of hands-on progressive system/software development of IT solutions comparable in size and complexity to those that exist or might be procured to further the mission of the Gallery. The candidate is a self-starter, has technical background in web development technologies, cloud architecture, and infrastructure upgrades. Candidate has a bachelor's degree (master's degree preferred) in information technology, computer science, engineering, or equivalent degree. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is required. In addition, have one of the following Scrum certifications: SAFe, CSM, PMI-ACP, CSPO.

    Candidates must reflect in their submitted USAJOBS résumés the possession of this specialized experience. If their résumé does not include such specialized experience, they will be ineligible for this position.

    Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates. Candidates should ensure their résumé and submitted materials clearly demonstrate possession of these factors to receive maximum employment consideration.
    • Mastery knowledge of and skill in applying, cloud technologies/components; (AWS, Google, and Azure) in the development of web, mobile, and digital platforms.
    • Mastery knowledge of and ability to manage information technology projects, preferably in areas of web development, cloud/SaaS, and infrastructure upgrades.
    • Knowledge of and ability to document high level specifications, workflow diagrams, and perform business analysis sufficient to execute major technology projects and analyze complex business and technical processes and problems.
    • Knowledge of the IT procurement cycle sufficient to draft functional requirements and "use cases" and develop statements of work, evaluation criteria, proposal instructions, and Technical Evaluation Panel (TEP) scoring products.


    This position has a positive education requirement, you may submit copies of your transcripts or a course listing. You must provide documentation supporting your education claims.

    Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website .

    Additional information

    • The National Gallery of Art fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

      • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.

      • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.


      • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register . If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.

      EEO Policy:

      Reasonable Accommodation Policy:

      Veterans Information:

      Selective Service Registration:

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Best-qualified candidates will be determined by their personal, educational and work experience indicated in your résumé and in their supplemental information relative to the factors listed above.

    If your resume is incomplete or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated "ineligible", "not qualified", or your evaluation rating may be adjusted accordingly.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit.

    Some documents may not apply to all applicants. If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.

    ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
    • Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you should list the full name and address of the each employer.
    • Your experience listing should show the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
    • Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
    • For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.
    • It is important that your resume is complete and thorough. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.

    If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy: Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.

    Current and former Federal employees: Most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action).

    To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!
  • Full position title;
  • appointment type;
  • occupational series;
  • pay plan, grade, and step;
  • tenure code; and
  • service computation date (SCD).

  • Displaced Federal employees: To be considered CTAP/ICTAP eligible, you must submit documentation verifying your involuntary separation and CTAP/ICTAP status. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.

    Veterans: Veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency which will allow you to apply under the (Veterans Opportunity to Work) VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 .

    Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits is required.

    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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