Information Technology (IT) Project Manager

Washington, D.C
Jan 27, 2022
Feb 02, 2022
Full Time

As an IT Project Manager in the Engineering and Application Development Section, responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Overseeing the performance of complex and highly sensitive administrative, analytical, and technical duties relative to IT project management, systems development, testing, evaluation functions, life cycle logistics, resource management, risk management, and leadership as an IT Project Manager.
  • Serving as a senior expert and Business Relationship Manager (BRM) for the Division, monitoring and analyzing customer satisfaction, documenting processes, overseeing needs and conducting detailed requirements analyses.
  • Providing leadership and coordination to teams of technical personnel who perform a wide range of functions related to design and implementation of IT Services.
  • Collaborating with project managers to develop and monitor realistic project management plans, assisting in the development of Stakeholder Analysis, Work Breakdown Structure and Schedule.
  • Serving as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) by, initiating contact and providing expert technical advice and direction to contractor professionals performing IT projects that involve substantive, mission-oriented programs or which have a high degree of complexity or risk.
  • Developing systems, procedures, and formats necessary for project tracking, monitoring, and reporting of IT initiatives.
  • Coordinating a portfolio of IT-related projects from initiation to completion, including project management of new and ongoing projects.
  • Developing, modifying, or providing input to project plans; implementing project plans to meet objectives; coordinating and integrating project activities.
  • Defining measures, monitoring performance of project management activities, and implementing corrective actions as required.
  • Evaluating business processes, developing requirements, uncovering areas for improvement, and implementing solutions that eliminate inefficient and redundant processes.
  • Developing alternate solutions to address work complexities such as time and costs, versatility and innovation, and short cuts or compromises that are considered risky.
  • Resolving unusual demands caused by extraordinary urgency, safety, or economic restraints. Interpreting and applying government-wide and industry best practices. Maintaining currency in emerging technologies. Performing additional data systems and analysis work, and other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to be considered for this position.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • You may be required to take and successfully clear a drug test.
  • You must submit a complete application package by closing.
  • You must meet all time-in-grade and qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see ). If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • This is a full-time, permanent appointment in the competitive service ineligible for inclusion in a bargaining unit.
  • This is a non-supervisory position which may require completion of a one-year probationary period, in accordance with 5 CFR 315.801.
  • The Antitrust Division participates in the E-Verify program.
  • When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.
  • Applications mailed using government postage and/or internal federal government mailing systems are in violation of agency and postal regulations and will not be accepted.
  • We place a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspective and encourage applications from all interested eligible candidates, including candidates from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, women, LGBT individuals, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
  • Please Note: Additional selections may be made from this announcement. Also, a writing sample and a combination of 3 to 5 business and academic references may be requested of individuals identified as best qualified, to be forwarded to the selecting official along with your application package, upon referral.


To qualify for this position at the GS-14 level, applicants must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13.

Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position as described above, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. This experience must be identified in your resume.

Examples of specialized experience at the GS-13 level include: simultaneously managing multiple IT projects; developing and improving IT standards and processes for quality assurance and process improvement; applying project management methodology in coordination of IT-related projects, from initiation through completion; serving as a Quality Assurance subject matter expert; reviewing and managing Automated Litigation Support (ALS) project contracts.


Individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating EACH of the four competencies listed below:
  • Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
  • Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (any individual who uses or receives the services or products produced by your work unit, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies or organizations outside of the government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; is committed to providing quality products and services; knows about available products and services.
  • Oral Communication - Expresses information (i.e., examples, facts, ideas) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (i.e., 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.
  • Please Note: Experience MUST be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate.

    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 Antitrust Division, if after November 22. The Antitrust Division will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the Antitrust Division a legally required exception from this requirement.

    Due to COVID-19, if selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework for an undefined period under the Department's evacuation authority, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Employees in this status may be notified of a requirement to report in person to an Antitrust Division workplace with an advance notice of not less than 30 days. Prior to a requirement to report to the workplace, employees may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the Antitrust Division's telework policy.


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is online .

    The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over candidates from other agencies for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority over other applicants who are not employees of the Department of Justice if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is online .

    The Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) allows veterans to apply to announcements that are only open to "status" candidates, which means "current competitive service employees." To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, your latest discharge must be issued under honorable conditions (this means an honorable or general discharge), AND you must be either (1) a preference eligible (defined in title 5 U.S.C. 2108(3)), OR (2) a veteran who substantially completed 3 or more years of active service. When applying under VEOA, you must rate and rank among the best qualified when compared to current employee applicants in order to be considered for appointment. Veterans' preference does not apply to internal agency actions such as promotions, transfers, reassignments and reinstatements.

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