Information Technology Specialist

Rockville, Maryland
Jan 12, 2022
Jan 20, 2022
Full Time

As the Information Technology (IT) Specialist this position provides IT oversight for the Office of Administration, (ADM) and performs such duties as planning, directing, managing, coordinating, reviewing and monitoring ADM IT projects. In addition to IT coordination activities, this position is also responsible for IT security and Webmaster activities within ADM, including, but not limited to: developing and preparing Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certification and accreditation documentation. Is also the liaison between ADM staff and the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and assists ADM staff in formulating IT needs assessments based on knowledge of software and hardware requirement of office wide projects. Provides leadership of the annual development of the ADM IT budget and be the project manager/contracting officer representative for major ADM systems where necessary.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • ADM IT project manager, the incumbent performs all phases of ADM IT project management including preparation of statements of work (SOWs), formulation of independent government cost estimates, evaluation of proposals, IT project management and reporting.
  • Determines the scope and extent of activities to be undertaken, and recommends the appropriate resource allocations, considering Commission policies, priorities workload and the urgency of program requirements. He/she is the office consultant for assessing information technology needs and for developing policies, standards and guidelines with regard to IT programs within ADM and provides advice in the areas of software development, business process improvement and application of information technology.
  • Serves as an expert in all phases of Information Technology (IT) project management, including IT contract administration and cost management. He/she is actively involved in formulating short and long range office strategies for IT systems as well as in developing and monitoring life cycle management methodologies.
  • Participates in the evaluation of IT contracts, providing technical advice on IT matters to ADM decision makers and adheres to federal government reporting requirements relating to capitalized IT requirements.
  • May serve as both the contracting officer representative (COR) and the primary product owner for a major ADM IT system. He/she works collaboratively with contractors and staff to maintain,improve, and develop the system in alignment with ADM objectives and established policies/regulations.
  • As the primary COR for that system the incumbent will be responsible for all aspects of the acquisition including but not limited to requesting funds through the OCIO budget formulation process in alignment with expected outyear workloads and objectives, entering spend plan information in BFS, submitting requisitions in a timely manner in the Strategic Acquisitions System (STAQS), and reviewing invoices among other duties.
  • Serves as the Information Systems Security Officer for ADM. Develops and implements the ADM computer security program and tests the security plans. Ensures that security plans include procedures to mitigate cyber security related risks to ADM systems
  • Leads office level support for the security of Federal agency office level Automated Information Customers (AISs) in compliance with Federal requirements and guidelines, including development of certification and accreditation (C&A) system security packages and the implementation of policy and procedures to ensure the continuous security of these systems.
  • Develops and prepares FISMA certification and accreditation documentation according to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidance documents and NRC guidance documents. Assisting ADM personnel in FISMA compliance activities is another facet of this work.


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.

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.


In order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GG-13) in the Federal Service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector:

Specialized Experience: experience that demonstrates mastery of: IT security theories and concepts, practices, and emerging issues; and project management
methods and concepts in order to plan, develop, and coordinate agency-level information assurance or information security programs and strategies; e.g., the agency workforce security training program or security audit program; and formulate agency-level IT security program initiatives in response to critical IT security issues

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:
  • IT Project Management, Contract Management, and Practical Knowledge of the IT Budget Process. Specifically, experience, training and assignments which demonstrate ability or potential to provide leadership, project management or oversight as evidenced by success in areas such as: resolving difficult and complex problems; evaluating competing priorities; formulating program goals and objectives; planning long-term and short-term program activities; establishing and controlling procedures and schedules of work products or programs; establishing methods for evaluating the effectiveness of work programs and procedures; providing oversight, guidance, training, and direction to personnel of diverse backgrounds to foster a motivated and efficient work atmosphere; and effectively utilizing human resources.
  • IT Security Practical Knowledge and Experience. Specifically experience, training, and developmental assignments which demonstrate ability to develop and implement security programs, tests, and plans. Including providing office level support for the security of office level support to stakeholders to help them comply with Federal requirements and guidelines, including development of any certification and accreditation system security packages and the implementation of policy and procedures to ensure continuous security of those systems.
  • IT Hardware and Software Support and Acquisition. Specifically experience, education, and training that demonstrate your ability in this area. Examples of experience identifying and acquiring IT hardware or software on behalf of yourself and others through the OCIO processes and procedures.
  • Demonstrated skill in communicating information, ideas, and advice in a clear, concise and logical manner, both orally and in writing. Specifically, training and accomplishments which demonstrate communication skills and ability to: use formal and informal networks to build support for programs; make presentations to senior and executive management; lead complex technical discussions and consolidate complex and diverse opinions into concise, balanced, and well-founded recommendations; and establish effective work relationships with subordinates, supervisors, management, peers, and government and industry officials of diverse backgrounds to foster solutions to IT related problems and issues. Establishing appropriate lead times to allow input from management and others in order to ensure that comments are resolved in a collaborative and constructive manner.

A description of how you possess the specialized experience, as well as how you meet the qualifications desired in an ideal candidate 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.

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.