Hanover, Maryland
Oct 28, 2021
Nov 04, 2021
IT, IT Architect
Full Time

As an IT SPECIALIST (ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE/INFOSEC) you will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Performs analysis and assessment of modern, cloud-based NBIS programs and processes, develops and interprets mission and program policy.
  • Performs staff action officer functions for business architectures.
  • Ensures appropriate application of analysis and program/project support for executing plans, policies, standards, infrastructures, and architectures that establish the framework for the management of all investments.
  • Subject matter functional expertise includes information management/ information technology (IM/IT) policy development and implementation, system and program performance, measurement and monitoring, corporate communications, and Agile Project/Program Management Methodologies.
  • Provides expertise to the agency designing, developing, and maintaining optimized business architectures, leveraging the DCSA Artificial Intelligence Platform as a Service (AI PaaS).


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service. For more information
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601
  • Work Schedule: Full Time
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Not Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
  • This position is designated special-sensitive; the incumbent must obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • The duties of this position may require temporary duty (TDY) travel and/or local travel.
  • This position is covered by the Cyberspace Workforce Management Program IAW Department of Defense Directive 8140.01, August 11, 2015 and Department of Defense Directive 8570.01m, Change 2, April 20, 2010.
  • Applicants must possess a Computing Environment (CE) training certification at the IAM Level II and must obtain all required IAM Level II certifications within six months of selection.
  • The incumbent must sign a Statement of Understanding regarding the certification requirement and maintaining the appropriate certification is a condition of employment.
  • COVID19: All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Please see, additional information.


The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: i.e. for professional positions or positions with a basic education requirement: for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 11/08/2021

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. You must have specialized experience sufficient to demonstrate that you have acquired all the competencies necessary to perform at a level equivalent in difficulty, responsibility, and complexity to the next lower grade (GS/GG12) in the Federal service and are prepared to take on greater responsibility. Generally, this would include one year or more of such specialized experience. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience with Business Architecture and/or Enterprise Architecture in a cloud domain or cloud-based system of networks and information systems; Agile software development methodologies; and information management systems development life cycle (i.e., system requirements, design, test, and implementation).

Specifically, you will be evaluated on the following competencies:

1. Technical Documentation Development - Develop and maintain technical and operational documentation to support hardware/software lifecycle (installation, operation, change and removal).

2. Network Operation - Implement, operate, monitor, troubleshoot and/or maintain network systems and associated activities.

3. Application Software - Application Software-design, documentation, development, modification, testing, installation, implementation, vulnerability management and support of new or existing applications software.

4. System Development - Apply IT systems development life cycle management concepts.


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

Additional information

DCSA, as a newly designated Defense Agency is undergoing a multi-year transformation that includes a significant expansion of predecessor agencies' authorities and responsibilities. Mission accretion and associated growth in personnel and resources requires deliberate coordination and planning across operations and support activities to achieve effective outcomes while simultaneously establishing and integrating new activities, initiatives and projects. The new organization will be comprised of nearly 13,000 government and contractor personnel operation throughout the United States and overseas supporting stakeholders across the federal government.

In accordance with DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.

Other Notes:

Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:

Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.

If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.

If selected, non-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.

Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.

All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.

COVID19 - All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, please review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following: