Sr. IT Specialist (ENTARCH/CLOUD)

Rockville, Maryland
Dec 05, 2021
Dec 10, 2021
Full Time

As a Sr. Information Technology (ENTARCH/CLOUD), you will be responsible for developing and supporting the implementation of the Agency's IT Cloud Strategy. You will provide strategic technical direction, advice, and consulting services throughout the NRC to program owners who develop, operate, and maintain IT applications and their supporting infrastructure. Duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Evaluating the feasibility of cloud offerings to host and support infrastructure, platform, and software services.
  • Providing guidance on best practices in planning the implementation of and/or transition to cloud services. Collaborating with application owners and technical SMEs to develop and implement strategic plans and roadmaps for IT application migrations to the cloud.
  • Conducting industry research regarding the use of cloud capabilities and performing assessments of new and emerging cloud technologies.
  • Developing and supporting the implementation of standards for management and use of new and emerging cloud technologies.
  • Serving as an Agency representative at relevant government and industry-sponsored conferences, trade shows, seminars and workshops.
  • Working closely with other IT service area managers and governance boards to identify interdependencies to ensure that cloud standards are appropriately applied to new releases and architecture changes.
  • Performing a wide variety of other activities associated with the use and adaptation of new technologies including development, implementation, operation, and maintenance of agency IT infrastructure, enterprise IT services and business applications.
  • Performing the full range of contract project officer duties including researching and validating technical merit of recommended solutions and services, assessing and validating project plans and schedules; developing independent government cost estimates and statements of work; monitoring projects to ensure they are staying on schedule and within budget; dynamically prioritizing and approving project and schedule adjustments due to new requirements and/or changing priorities and reporting issues to management.


Conditions of Employment

  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.

You must meet the qualifications for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.


In order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GG-14) level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

Specialized experience is defined as experience in developing and managing complex IT projects in hybrid cloud environments; transitioning services to the cloud to include design, planning, acquisition, and implementation; managing cloud services and associated cloud management technologies; using virtualized resources in commercial cloud environments and deploying and scaling applications using strategies optimized for these environments; and experience overseeing contractors and providing technical guidance.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge and understanding of a broad range of cloud services, platforms, and technologies as well as evolving trends and industry best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, vet, and introduce new technologies into the enterprise through thorough alternatives and cost-benefit analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate complex programmatic challenges and opportunities and to communicate them to staff and executive level management in an effective manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to write or revise technical and/or policy materials in the IT field, such as research papers, strategic plans, project plans, concepts of operations, policy directives, procedure manuals, and user guides.
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with people of diverse organizational roles to achieve program objectives.

  • A description of how you possess the specialized experience, as well as how you meet the qualifications desired, should be addressed in your resume and additional space provided for supplemental response.


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    Following the agency's re-entry date of November 7, 2021, the position advertised in this vacancy announcement is not approved for full-time remote or full-time fixed telework. However, most NRC positions are eligible for some type of telework, in accordance with agency policy.

    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, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. Information on the vaccination documentation needed may be found at the Safer Federal Workforce website: . The agency will provide information on our process to request a legally required exception from this requirement when we extend an offer.

    Based on the staffing needs of the office, additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.

    The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Selective Placement Coordinator for assistance with the application or hiring process via Deaf applicants may contact the Disability Program Manager by calling the NRC videophone at 240-428-3217.

    Individuals who are eligible for non-competitive appointment under an OPM special appointing authority may apply for consideration under a comparable NRC non-competitive appointing authority. Veterans, please visit:

    Selectee's will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

    A transferable security clearance from another agency or a background investigation leading to a clearance is required for all new hires. To begin work at the NRC without a security clearance, you must be granted a temporary waiver of the required clearance, referred to as a 145(b) waiver. To be eligible for a 145(b) waiver you will need a favorable education verification, reference, credit, and criminal history checks. If a wavier is granted, the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication is required for continued employment. If you have resided outside the U.S. for an extended period of time, the agency may not be able to (1) grant the 145(b) waiver where the required investigation cannot be completed in a timely manner, or (2) achieve timely completion of the background investigation required for a security clearance.

    The NRC is a zero tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use. Individuals selected for this position will be subject to pre-appointment drug testing unless currently in a NRC position subject to random drug testing AND will be subject to random drug testing upon appointment to the NRC.

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