Supervisory ITS

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Posted
Jul 20, 2021
Closes
Jul 27, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

NIST works with industry and science to advance innovation and improve quality of life. We're looking for a Supervisory ITS to join our team!

This notice is issued under direct-hire authority to recruit new talent to occupations for which NIST has a severe shortage of candidates.
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Responsibilities

NIST OISM (Office of Information Systems Management) is seeking an IT Specialist Supervisor to serve as Team Lead for the Linux Server Administration team in the Infrastructure Services Division. Major duties will include staff supervision, performance planning and evaluations, budget management, project management, and oversight of daily server operations to meet NIST service objectives. Providing vision and skills required to deliver cloud native server infrastructure, container-based web and application platform-as-a-service, GitLab CI/CD pipelines for automated testing and deployment of services, and infrastructure and service delivery automation to fulfill user requests using Ansible, Ansible Tower, and infrastructure-ascode practices. This is a hands-on technical team lead position that will require significant staff collaboration both in person and using internet-based collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required for Boulder site visit or training.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
4

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment


Qualifications

Basic Requirements:
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.
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.

  • Specialized Experience:
    In addition to the basic requirements, applicants must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level (ZP-III at NIST). Specialized experience is defined as experience performing Linux Server Administration, Infrastructure Automation, Infrastructure as Code, Amazon Web Services, DevSecOps, Git, Gitlab, Ansible, Ansible Tower, YAML, Docker, Agile, Kubernetes, CI/CD pipeline.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done. We will credit all qualifying volunteer experience in your application.

    The qualification requirements in this vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook .

    Applicant Reconsideration

    Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    The physical worksite for this position is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. However, the Office of Information Systems Management is currently under a maximum telework posture due to the COVID-19 pandemic; therefore, this position is currently under a 100 percent telework schedule. The position's telework schedule will likely change in the future when Office of Information Systems Management moves away from its maximum telework posture. At that time, the incumbent will be expected to report to the physical work site in accordance with the updated status requirements of their supervisor. The nature and scope of future telework opportunities will be subject to the unit's telework policy, any applicable bargaining unit agreements, and supervisory approval. Payment of relocation expenses, as applicable, will be paid in accordance with this Job Opportunity Announcement. Non-compliance with the supervisor's telework-schedule requirement could result in adverse action, including separation.

    This position is covered under NIST's Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS). The APMS is a pay-for-performance system with excellent HR flexibilities to help NIST recruit and retain top talent. Find out more about the APMS here !

    A supervisory probationary period may be required.

    We may share your application package with other selecting officials at NIST with opportunities like this one. Additional selections may be made through this vacancy.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documents to assess your qualifications for this position.

    All applicants that meet the minimum qualifications will be referred to the selecting official for consideration. Under Direct Hire Authority, applicants are not rated and ranked and veteran's preference does not apply.

    CTAP and ICTAP Eligibility: To be eligible for CTAP or ICTAP consideration, you must submit the required documents to establish eligibility (see required documents ) and meet the minimum qualification requirements. You may be contacted to provide a response to assessment questions related to the position. To be considered CTAP or ICTAP eligible, you must receive a well-qualified score of at least 85 of out 100 on your assessment responses. Additional information may be found at: CTAP/ICTAP .

    Resume Guidance
    Evaluation Process

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    The documents required vary based on how you're applying (i.e., as a veteran or disabled veteran, current or former Federal employee, etc.). Please review the Required Documents for this position to find out if there are any documents required with your application.

    Failure to submit required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package.

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