Lead It Specialist (enterprise Architecture)

Federal Communications Commission
Washington, DC
Apr 27, 2021
May 05, 2021
IT, IT Architect
Full Time
SummaryThis position is in the Enterprise Engineering and Architecture group, Technology and Resiliency (T), Information Technology (IT), Office of the Managing Director (OMD), Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission). This position may either be onsite in Washington, DC or 100% remote.RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID. Learn more about this agency ResponsibilitiesAs a Lead Enterprise Architect, the incumbent serves as a subject matter expert and advisor to IT and business managers and leaders in the development of IT solutions for business needs, which involves the management of the enterprise structural framework to align IT strategy, plans, and systems with the mission, goals, structure, and processes of the Commission. He/she reports directly to the ACIO for Engineering and Architecture.Directs and oversees the IT Enterprise Architecture contractors responsible for developing, planning, implementing, and integrating new and updated IT and Business architecture standards and processes and to ensure a consistent technical infrastructure in response to business units' mission and needs. Provides daily oversight, direction, and leadership of active Enterprise Architecture projects; develops performance goals and metrics, measurement, and resolution plans to improve project performance; and is responsible for developing, implementing, and validating effective quality controls.Provides senior level advice to the Associate CIO, Architecture and Engineering, and other Senior leaders at large on matters pertaining to the Commission's Enterprise Architecture with primary focus on technology modernization, cloud adoption, security, and business transformation. Performs strategic and tactical planning and execution and develops target architectures and capabilities to support FCC business units' missions now and up to 5 years in the future.Directs and leads FCC's Cloud modernization plan development and implementation and works with FCC business units, via IT's Stakeholder Relations group, and other stakeholders to validate and update the plan in accordance with the FCC Cloud Modernization strategy. Manages and oversees all Enterprise Architecture projects and reports and advises Sr. IT leadership and other stakeholders on project progression, achievements, risk, and issues.Serves as lead for technology adoptions and transformation of database systems and data integrations across the enterprise to include integration with Enterprise Data Warehouse and other shared data and reporting services.Works with contract staff to develop as-is and to-be architectures, performing gap analysis, and development of transition plans across the FCC enterprise. Identifies contracts that may be used to deliver capabilities or develops required contract modifications if no such capabilities are available.Authors Statements of Work, task orders and specifications for the solicitation and award of contracts.Serves as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) for assigned contracts. Provides liaison functions between contractor management and the IT staff and management on a daily basis. Oversees and monitors one or more contracts ensuring compliance with the terms and conditions of the contracts, including response time and quality of work and take appropriate actions to ensure that all actions are completed promptly with minimal disruption to users. Maintains COR certifications as needed to perform COR functions within the FCC.Travel Required Occasional travel - Some travel may be required.Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 15 - Position is at the full performance level Job family (Series) 2210 Information Technology Management Similar jobs Database Architects Help Requirements Conditions of Employment US Citizenship. Suitable for employment as determined by a background investigation. Serve a probationary period of one year, if applicable. Must submit a financial disclosure statement upon assuming the position. Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service. WHO MAY APPLY:DELEGATED EXAMINING (DE) - ALL US CITIZENS and MERIT PROMOTION (MP). Individuals who typically apply for positions under other authorities may also apply under DE (eg VRA, Schedule A, Peace Corps, Students, Recent Graduates, Military Spouses, National Guard, Indian Preference, Land Management, Family of Overseas Employees, Excepted Service). MP candidates include Federal Employees, Agency Employees, VEOA, ICTAP, etc. Indicate how you wish to be considered.Please note your resume must thoroughly support your responses to the vacancy questions. Your resume is an integral part of the process for determining if you meet the basic qualifications of the position and determining if you are to be among the best qualified.QualificationsApplicants must meet eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Specialized experience includes the following:GS-15:Candidates must have one year of specialized experience which is equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service as outlined below:1) Experience directing and overseeing IT Enterprise Architecture contractors responsible for developing, planning, implementing, and integrating new and updated IT and business architecture standards.2) Experience managing and overseeing Enterprise Architecture program and advising senior IT leadership and other stakeholders on program maturity, achievements, risk, and issues.3) Experience providing senior level advice on matters pertaining to Enterprise Architecture with primary focus on technology modernization, cloud adoption, security, and business transformation.4) Experience formulating, developing and implementing strategies, plans, policies, standards, and guidelines for the acquisition, installation, integration, and migration of technologies, IT solutions, and business processes in line with Federal security requirements.5) Experience leading and managing cloud platform adoption in federal agency or organization. Additional Requirements:The incumbent must be able to obtain certification within 6 months of appointment and maintain at least Level II COTR certification.The incumbent be able to obtain and maintain ACUM/SCUM or PMI Project Management Professional certification within 12 months of appointment.PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.EducationAdditional informationEEO Policy StatementReasonable Accommodation Policy StatementVeterans InformationLegal and Regulatory GuidanceRead more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.All applicants will be rated on the extent and quality of experience and education relevant to the duties of the position. The FCC determines the BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATES based on the major job related competencies and evaluation of your knowledge, skills, and abilities reflected in your application and supporting documents using the CATEGORY RATING PROCESS. All eligible applicants under Delegated Examining (DEU) will be placed in one of the following three categories:1. Highly Qualified (Score 90-100) - the applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of major job related competencies and possession of all evaluation criteria;2. Fully Qualified (Score 80-89) - the applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of major job related competencies and possession of the evaluation criteria; and3. Minimally Qualified (Score of 70-79)- the applicants possessing only the specialized experience described in the vacancy announcement.An automated score is administered based on the on-line application process used. Eligible applicants will receive a numerical rating based on their responses to the job specific questions for this position. Application of Veterans Preference: The category rating process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three" but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have compensable service-connected disability at least 10 percent MUST be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher.A selecting official may make selection from the highest quality category ("HIGHLY QUALIFIED") provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in the same category.Applicants under Merit Promotion will be considered in accordance with the agency's merit promotion plan and union agreement.There are several parts to the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application including:1. the core questions2. the vacancy questions3. supplemental documentation (eg, DD-214, SF-50, SF-15, transcripts), if applicable; and4. your resume.Applicants will be rated ineligible, if they do not respond to job specific questions, provide supplemental documents and submit resume. For more information, please click on Rating Process.You will be evaluated for this position on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs):Ability to direct and manage contractors who perform Enterprise Architecture workSkill in providing senior level advice on matters pertaining to Enterprise ArchitectureAbility to lead cloud modernization plans and effortsAbility to manage, lead and oversee IT projectsTo preview questions please click here. Read more Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Sensitive Compartmented Information Drug test required Yes Position sensitivity and risk Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk Trust determination process Suitability/Fitness, National security Help Required Documents Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy. Some positions require supplemental document(s). All required supporting documents MUST be received by midnight US Eastern Time of the closing date of the announcement, as specified in this announcement. If you do not submit a required document (eg transcripts, etc.) your application will be considered incomplete and you will not receive further consideration. Additionally, you may not receive the special consideration, eg Vet's Preference, for which you may be eligible without the appropriate supporting documentation. Once you apply to this vacancy you will be prompted by the system to upload the documents. If you are unable to upload the required documentation, contact the HR Specialist listed on the vacancy announcement prior to 5:00 pm US Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. Hardcopy Supplement Documents Required:1. When the area of consideration is "Government-Wide" or "All US Citizens." current Federal employees, including those eligible for noncompetitive transfer or reassignment, must provide a legible hardcopy of Personnel Action, SF-50, that verifies your status and highest permanently held grade along with your most recent annual performance appraisal.2. If applying for consideration under a non-competitive appointment such as Schedule A, Excepted Service, all documentation establishing your eligibility must be provided.3. Veterans MUST upload and submit a Member 4 DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" or a "Statement of Active Service". The type of discharge must be annotated. Disabled veterans MUST upload and submit the VA letter and/or Schedule A letter which demonstrates the overall percentage of disability. Any/all documentation verifying or confirming veterans preference or non-competitive eligibility as a veteran must be uploaded and submitted electronically at the time of application.4. College Transcripts (For Positive Education Required positions and if qualifying based on education and or experience and education.), if applicable.Required Documentation for CTAP and ICTAP eligibles:1. An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or other official documentation, which shows that you were declared displaced or surplus while serving as a career or career conditional competitive service employee, in tenure group 1 or 2, OR are a current or former Executive Branch agency employee in the excepted service serving on an appointment without time limit, at grade levels GS-15 or equivalent and below, and who has been conferred noncompetitive appointment eligibility and special selection priority by statute for positions in the competitive service.2. An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or other official documentation which shows the position you may be or are being separated from has the same or higher promotion potential as that of the vacancy.Additionally for CTAP eligibles:- A copy of your Reduction in Force (RIF) separation notice;- A notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function outside the local commuting area;- A Certificate of Expected Separation; your agency's certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice of eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice).Additionally for ICTAP eligibles:- A copy of your RIF separation notice, a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function outside the local commuting area;- An OPM notice that your disability annuity has been (or will be) terminated;- Certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or- Certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for a disability retirement and will receive the special OPM annuity. - A copy of a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or equivalent (not required if you are an ICTAP eligible due to compensable injury or disability retirement).For more information on CTAP and ICTAP download a copy of The Employee's Guide to Career Transition at 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. 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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