Washington, D.C
Jan 12, 2022
Jan 18, 2022
Full Time

  • Develop, document and validate strategic communications requirements and their operational integration into WHMO facilities.
  • Maintain knowledge of emerging capabilities and emerging technologies.
  • Perform staff coordination and execution in the planning, programming, budgeting, review and analysis.
  • Provide guidance in defining overall information technology (IT) architecture and requirements for future operations.
  • Provide direction and coordination of information systems/information technology implementation within the WHMO geographically-separated facilities inventory.
  • Provide interagency coordination for strategic-level future communications planning and capability development and integration.
  • Proactively engages with Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other key interagency partners in order to shape the future command, control, and communications capabilities development in support of the WHMO mission.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.
  • This is a drug testing position
  • Recall/On Call 24/7 Position.
  • Information Technology Level III Certification Position.


Basic Requirements:

Applicants must demonstrate on their resume that they have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.

Attention to Detail
Customer Service
Oral Communication
Problem Solving


Specialized Experience:

For the GS-14, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable in difficulty and responsibility to GS-13 if outside the Federal service.

Specialized experience is defined as...Experience providing technical and analytical advice in matters relating to integrating future information technology capabilities into existing infrastructure, and overseeing strategic communications, acquisition, resource management, and future mission planning of information technology operations

Candidates must describe how they meet the qualifying experience and/or selective placement factor(s) within the body of their resume. All qualifications must be met within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.

Additionally, prior to reporting for duty the selectee must be found eligible for a DoD Top Secret security clearance with access to Special Compartmented Information (SCI) based upon an Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI), AND be approved for Presidential Support Duty in accordance with Department of Defense Directive 5210.55 (Yankee White - Category II, minimum).



Additional information

  • Veterans Preference: Veterans preference does not apply under this Direct-Hire Authority (DHA)
  • This notice is issued under the direct-hire authority. Using Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved government-wide direct hire authorities, agencies may appoint candidates directly to jobs, without regard to the provisions of Title 5 U.S.C. 3309 through 3318, for which OPM determines that there is a severe shortage of candidates or a critical hiring need.
  • A two year probationary or trial period may be required.
  • Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.
  • Individuals tentatively selected for drug testing designated positions at the Defense Information Systems Agency will be required to submit to urinalysis for illegal drugs prior to appointment or placement.
  • We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.
  • Moving costs MAY be paid.
  • Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives may be authorized. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes certain reimbursements/payments taxable. For information on these changes and the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA), for which some appointees are eligible, click here .
  • This is an Information Security (INFOSEC) position. In accordance with DoD 8570.1-M, Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program, selectee must meet Information Assurance Certification standards. Selectee must have an approved waiver prior to placement in this position or achieve the appropriate IA certification within six months of assignment of IA duties. Level 3 certification is required prior to being authorized unsupervised privileged access.
  • This is a DISA acquisition workforce DAWIA position in the Information Technology career field. Selectee must be level 3 certified (or eligible for certification within 24 months of appointment) in the Information Technology career field.
  • DAWIA certification is a condition of employment. Failure to fulfill the certification requirement may lead to a non-disciplinary adverse action, which can include dismissal
  • Employee is subject to recall or call back during off-shift hours, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, if required by upper management.
  • For more information on veterans' preference click here .
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (to verify your registration status click here).
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
  • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants.
  • This position is NOT subject to the limitations imposed by the DOD Priority Placement Program per Secretary of Defense Memorandum dated 09 MAR 2018.
  • For more information regarding qualifications requirements please click here.
  • You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume. Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or eligibility.
  • If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application .