Supervisory IT Specialist

Germantown, Maryland
Nov 24, 2021
Nov 27, 2021
Full Time

As a Supervisory IT Specialist, you will:
  • Manage, direct, coordinate, and actively participate in IT projects involving feasibility studies, assessment of management information needs, project planning, cost estimates, system requirements analysis, general and conceptual design, hardware/software configuration and selection, preparation of cyber and system documentation, user training, data conversion, programming and testing, implementation, evaluation, and ongoing operational support measures.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, utilizing in-depth knowledge and experience in IT project management. Direct technical teams to work together with their customers to evaluate IT solutions, assess and re-engineer core business processes, and implement the selected packages in such a manner as to capitalize on the inherent best business practices in the software as well as cyber best practices.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the team's operations in terms of mission accomplishment, quality and quality standards, procedural, policy, and regulatory compliance, and technical competence; and, make changes in work flow and balance workload among team members to increase the effectiveness of the team's operations.
  • Provide formal program/project reports to the CFO and DOE senior management, program and field office management, and other stakeholders in the CFO/CIO communities. Information provided includes project status and accomplishments, schedule changes, budget costs, and major issues and their resolution.
  • Keep abreast of proposed and pending legislation which might affect assigned responsibilities, to determine the possible or probable effects on current Departmental IT systems. Review, evaluate, and make recommendations regarding system modifications. Advise on possible approaches and risks involved considering current knowledge and data.
  • Present results and recommendations to gain corporate buy- in and to promote acceptance by senior management of both HQ and Field sites. Stakeholder commitment must be obtained to ensure Departmental cultural and environmental changes, which will enable the graceful roll out of expanded corporate information systems functionalities and capitalization on the best business practices inherent in the software.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
  • Subject to satisfactory security and suitability requirements
  • Required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon entering the position and annually (5CFR Part 2634, Subpart I USOGE, 6/08).


BASIC REQUIREMENTS: You must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four (4) competencies listed below. The experience or education must be IT-related and may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification) as appropriate.
  • 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.

  • In addition to the competency requirements above, a qualified candidate's online application must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
    • Managing information technology projects involving feasibility studies, assessment of management information needs, business cases, project planning, cost estimates, system requirements analyses, general and conceptual design, hardware/software configuration and selection, preparation of system documentation, programming, testing and implementation.
    • Analyzing multiple-system feasibility in order to an verify the functionality of information technology systems and/or programs including hardware, software, communication systems, and networks.
    • Evaluating project and program progress and performance in order to maintain information technology systems compliance with the organization.
    • Planning and managing the design, development, operation, cyber security and maintenance of the Department's financial, human resources, procurement, travel, and other administrative systems; identifying and implementing initiatives to improve business processes and integration of systems; and providing technical support for legacy systems operations and maintenance.
    A Project Management Certification is desired but not required.

    The OPM Group Qualification Standard for this position is:

    FEDERAL REQUIRMENT FOR COVID-19 VACCINATION: As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If you are selected for this position, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 22, 2021, or prior to onboarding, if hired after November 22, unless you request a legally required exception from this requirement.

    As part of onboarding, you will need to submit DOE's Certification of COVID-19 Vaccination for Prospective Federal Employees attesting to truthfulness that you are fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021, or prior to onboarding, if hired after November 22, 2021. Once onboard, you will then be required to provide proof of vaccination in DOE's MyEnergy system and certify the documentation you provide is true and correct under penalty of perjury. Providing a knowing and willful false statement on either DOE's COVID-19 Vaccination Form prior to starting or when providing proof of vaccination in DOE's MyEnergy system once onboard is punishable by fine and/or imprisonment (18 U.S.C. 1001) and will result in termination from Federal service.


    There is no positive education requirement for this position. Education may not be substituted for experience.

    Additional information

    The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    • New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit .
    • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
    • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
    • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
    • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
    • Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
    Your performance appraisal and incentive awards will be given due consideration in the selection process based on their relation to the duties of the position and the consistency with which they may be considered in evaluating you against other candidates.

    Hiring incentives may be authorized in accordance with agency policy and if funding is available.

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