Supervisory Program Analyst (Division Chief)

Washington, D.C
Sep 13, 2021
Sep 18, 2021
Full Time


Applicants who were found qualified under announcement #21-DTS-11016874 will automatically be considered and need not reapply.

This position is located in the Department of Technology Services (DTS), Office of the Associate Director, Policy and Resource Management Division.
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The Policy and Resource Management Division provides support to the Associate Director for Technology Services and the Chief of Staff in providing oversight and management for the administrative functions of the judiciary's national information technology (IT) program. The incumbent is a senior position in DTS and serves as the primary advisory resource to the Judicial Conference Committee on Information Technology, the IT Advisory Council, and supervises three branch chiefs. The Division's work includes managing budget formulation and execution; reporting activities associated with the Judiciary Information Technology Fund; managing IT acquisition support within DTS; and managing the department's marketing and communications tools.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the Division and supervising the three branches chiefs as directed (Resource Management, Vendor Management, and Communications).
  • Setting goals, planning, and implementing programs to achieve those goals. Accomplishing work through delegation, mentoring, and coaching staff, aligning duties with staff strengths, supporting a team environment, and fostering respect among team members. Inspiring and creating a positive work environment where employees are motivated to do their best to promote the organizational mission and goals.
  • Conducting in-depth research and participating in studies and other assessments involving complex issues related to the management of the judiciary's IT program and conveying complex ideas, findings, alternatives, and recommendations clearly and effectively.
  • Assisting in the development of policies affecting the judiciary's national IT program for consideration by the Judicial Conference of the United States and other judicial branch authorities.
  • Providing staff support to Judicial Conference committees and advisory groups within assigned area of responsibility.
  • Analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of program spending and operations in meeting established goals and objectives.
  • Providing assistance in developing the annual update to the Long-Range Plan for Information Technology in the federal judiciary.
  • Working in close collaboration with the DTS Chief of Staff on AO intra-agency operations, planning, initiatives, communication, cooperation, strategic planning, and providing reports in support of the Judiciary's IT program.

  • Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    Promotion Potential


    Conditions of Employment

  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the Administrative Office of the US Courts. In instances where non-citizens are considered for hire into temporary or any other position with non-competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO's Human Resources Office that there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification .
  • All new AO employees will be required to complete an FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
  • All new AO employees must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
  • You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment.
  • If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.
  • Relocation expenses may be provided, but only if authorized by the Director of the AO.

  • Qualifications

    Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

    Specialized Experience : Applicants must have at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is demonstrated experience:
  • Analyzing and improving complex IT-related programs.
  • Experience in public- and private-sector policies, processes, and standards used to manage enterprise-level information technology projects or programs.
  • Performing financial and program analysis through quantitative and non-quantitative methods.
  • Presenting and discussing sensitive issues, both orally and in writing, to all levels of personnel and management.
  • Recommending to management operational process improvements to complex programs that utilize information technology to achieve objectives.
  • Functioning as an organizational representative on issues related to a national information technology program.

  • Education

    This position does not require education to qualify.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    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 and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, we will evaluate your application package, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.

    You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume and/or narrative responses, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Failure to submit the mandatory narrative responses will result in not receiving full consideration and/or rating credit. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you, withdrawing an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    For this job announcement the following documents and/or information are required:
    • Resume - Any written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications.
    • Citizenship - Include country of citizenship on resume.
    • Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) - All applicants outside of the AO must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 to verify current or former Federal employment status.
    • Veterans Preference documentation - Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214), if applicable Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (SF-15) and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying to the veteran's present receipt of compensation.

    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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