Supervisory Information Technology Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 10, 2021
Closes
Jun 15, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is in the Office of Information Technology Acquisitions (ITA) under the Director of ITA for Business Management and Planning, Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM/BMP/ ITA), in the U.S. Department of State.

The incumbent supervises the Division Chiefs of four Divisions; directs and oversees the implementation of strategies to streamline the IT acquisition process which directly affects programs throughout the Department.

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Responsibilities

  • Directs the implementation of standards and programs to evaluate the organizations' efforts to establish and manage contracts.
  • Supervises the management of four divisions; evaluating performances, determining priorities, ascertains resources needed; coordinates with other organizations in the Office, Bureau, and Department.
  • Coordinates and attend meetings with Office Directors, Deputy Assistant Secretaries, U.S. Government (USG) agencies and the public to represent ITA; establishes working relationships within the Department and external agencies.
  • Establish and manage Bureau-wide IT services and contracts to ensure compliance with federal regulations and IT acquisitions-related services are being met for the IRM Bureau and overseas operations.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • This is a supervisory position.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • New supervisors must successfully complete a 1 year probationary period.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.


Qualifications

Applicants 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-15 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 -evaluates performances, determines priorities, ascertains resources, coordinates with other managers in the Department.
  • Customer Service -establishes and manages IT services and contracts and IT acquisitions-related services within IRM Bureau and overseas.
  • Oral Communication - attends meetings representing ITA to establish working relationships within the Department and external agencies.
  • Problem Solving -implements and evaluate the organizations' efforts to establish and manage contracts.

  • AND Have at least 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 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 overseeing the IT Services to manage and evaluate contracts.

    Experience managing programs, developing budgets and spending plans to support and obtain IT services.

    Experience collaborating and developing strategies and policies that involve other offices, Bureaus and/or agencies.

    Experience managing and evaluating performances and defining IT services priorities.

    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-15 position.

    In addition, applicant's experience must also demonstrate that the candidate possesses the following qualities:
    • Ability to assign, review, and supervise the work of others;
    • Objectivity and fairness in judging people on their ability, and situations on the facts and circumstances;
    • Ability to adjust to change, work pressures, or difficult situations without undue stress;
    • Willingness to consider new ideas or divergent points of view; and
    • Capacity to "see the job through."


    Education

    See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements, if applicable.

    Additional information

    For reasonable accommodation at the U.S. 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.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You 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:

    Ability to manage staff and resources.

    Skill in analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.

    Knowledge of contracting principles and regulations, Federal Rules of Acquisition.

    Ability to brief various audiences to convey information on acquisition programs.

    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 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.

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    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

    All required documents listed below, that are applicable to you, must be submitted to our automated system "Gateway to State" by 11:59 p.m. 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: http://www.opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

    7. CTAP eligibles must submit a copy of the appropriate documentation with their application. See link below:

    CTAP Considerations

    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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