Information Technology Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 28, 2021
Closes
Oct 04, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Department of Technology Services (DTS), Service and Business Management Staff.
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Responsibilities

The Department of Technology Services provides an array of enterprise services to the judiciary, both for national judiciary systems managed by the Administrative Office (AO) as well as local court-managed systems across the country. The Chief Operating Officer provides technical and operational oversight to the AO Technology Office, the Cloud Hosting and Networks Office, the Enterprise Operations Center, and the Systems Development and Support Office.

The incumbent of this position will report to the Chief, Service and Business Management Staff and assist in the design and application of project management practices and principles across the aforementioned offices under the Chief Operating Officer supervision. The incumbent shall support the development of work definitions, scope, tasking, work scheduling, and project reporting of work.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Change Management: Consistently following the change management process ensuring all scope changes are assessed for impact to cost, quality, and schedule with project teams.
  • Cost Management: Monitoring detailed cost, actual vs. budget trends, and developing forecasts. Highlighting cost variances along with mitigation plans in project reporting. Ensuring all contingencies are allocated appropriately and reported transparently in status updates. Preparing and reporting Earned Value Management (EVM) data to senior management.
  • Schedule Management: Ensuring appropriate base timelines and milestones are developed, and that updates are issued regularly and reconciled to the baseline. Ensuring any deviations and mitigation plans in the project are reported.
  • Budget: Ensuring projects adhere to allocated budgets. Collaborating with budget analysts on federal budget formulation and execution processes.
  • Risk Management: Holding a risk session with the project teams on a regular basis. Capturing risks and mitigation plans in a project risk register. Ensuring critical project risks and mitigation plans are identified in management reporting.
  • Preparing and supporting program review presentations for senior managers and executives.


  • Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    00

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment


    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 http://ww.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/non-citizens . 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.


  • 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 must demonstrate ALL areas defined below:
  • Applying project management principles and practices.
  • Experience with project cost, schedule, and change management responsibilities.
  • Experience with broad operational portfolio management and data analytics and visualization.


  • 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
    No

    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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