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    Summary

    As an IT Project Manager, you will be responsible for providing expert assistance and advice to federal agencies on the implementation of information technology accessibility policies, plans and programs. You will ensure effective planning and management of the government-wide IT Accessibility Program activities and resources.

    Location of position:

    Office of Information, Integrity, and Access/Office of Government-wide Policy
    1800 F Street, NW

    The Office of Information, Integrity, and Access is responsible for providing insights and solutions that enable Federal CIOs to deliver world-class IT services across government.

    GSA has been repeatedly named as one of the 'Best Places to Work' in the Federal Government'. LEARN MORE about why you should choose GSA.

    You will have access to many benefits including:

    • Health insurance (choose from a wide range of plans)
    • Life insurance coverage with several options
    • Sick leave and vacation time, including 10 paid holidays per year
    • Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)
    • Flexible work schedules and telework
    • Transit and child care subsidies
    • Training and development
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Long-term care insurance
    • Training and development
    We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement in this or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area.

    This vacancy is also being announced under OPM's Delegated Examining procedures as Vacancy Announcement Number 1800408RRDE. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration. You must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered under both procedures.

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    Responsibilities

    Major Duties include the following:

    • Develops policies, procedures, guidance and other assistance materials to ensure information systems reliability and accessibility, and prevent deployment of inaccessible ICT systems and data.
    • Serves as an government-wide information technology and technology systems accessibility expert for the development, acquisition, and implementation of technical accessibility standards and control techniques necessary to ensure compliance with pertinent federal accessibility standards.
    • Provides consultation and advice to agencies on development and implementation of accessibility plans, processes, and programs.
    • Manages concurrent projects, and also be able to respond well to and represent GSA on high visibility projects.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional Travel may be authorized for Training and/or Conferences.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Your application will be considered if you:
    1. Reside in the Washington, DC local commuting area and are a:
      • Current Federal Employees
      • Former Federal Employees
      • Overseas Employees
      • Merit Promotion
      • Status Candidates
      • CTAP
      • ICTAP
      • 30% Disabled
      • Schedule A
      • Individuals with Disabilities
      • Military Spouses
      • Former Overseas Employees
      • Peace Corps
      • AmeriCorps
      • Vista
    2. Are a VEOA eligible veteran

    Questions? This job is open to 7 groups.

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
    • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
    • Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
    • Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959

    If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

    • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES political appointee
    • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
    • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level)
    • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security’s e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
    • Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position.

    Qualifications

    For each job on your resume, provide:
    • the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
    • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).
    If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

    For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here.

    The GS-13 salary range starts at $96,970.00 per year. If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.

    To qualify, you must have IT-related experience demonstrating EACH of the four competencies AND one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service as described below:

    IT SPECIALIST COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:
    • Attention to Detail - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant ensures that activities, services, or products reflect organizational goals and objectives.
    • Customer Service - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant confers with users to evaluate the effectiveness of, or identify the need for, computer programs or management systems.
    • Oral Communication - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant participates or represents the organization or clients at briefings, meetings, or conferences.
    • Problem Solving - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant evaluates the efficiency or effectiveness of organizational programs, projects, or operations.
    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Specialized experience is experience in IT Design, Development, and accessibility testing of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) hardware, software, and/or electronic content; experience applying the IT/contract acquisition lifecycle process as it pertains to managing and monitoring accessibility; using project management methods and techniques to monitor and control progress.

    Education

    Additional information

    Bargaining Unit status: NFFE

    Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

    Travel expenses associated with interviews maybeapproved. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:

    • Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government
    • Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government
    All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your overall possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities. Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.

    • Knowledge and understanding of common and evolving information and communications technology (ICT) utilized within the Federal Government.
    • Skill in developing policies and procedures for a servicing program.
    • Skill in developing and implementing accessibility design standards for ICT.
    • Skill in interpersonal Communication.
    • Skill in analyzing using a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of program effectiveness.
    If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA’s Career Transition Assistance Plan(ICTAP/CTAP), you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

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    Background checks and security clearance

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    Required Documents

    ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.

    Note: If required to submit an SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action), an equivalent agency Notice of Personnel Action form is acceptable. Such document(s) must show all of the following: effective date, position, title, series, grade, and rate of basic pay, tenure group 1 (career) or 2 (career-conditional), position occupied group, and name of agency. If you are a GSA employee (except in the OIG), you are not required to submit an SF-50.

    If you are a 30% or more disabled veteran, VEOA or VRA applicant or qualified spouse, widow/widower, or parent:

    (a) Copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment.

    (b) If you are a disabled veteran, or are applying under VRA or VEOA as a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran, submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214:


          1. completed SF-15 form; and
          2. proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15 for complete list).
    If you are active duty military- Certification on a letterhead from your military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) & military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).

    If you are a current Federal employee or Reinstatement Eligible: Submit your latest SF-50.

    If you are eligible under an Interchange Agreement: Submit your latest SF-50.

    If you are a former Peace Corp or VISTA volunteer: Submit your Description of Service.

    If you have a disability: Submit proof of eligibility. For information on eligibility and required documentation, refer to USAJOBS’s People With Disabilities page.

    If you are applying under another special appointment authority: Submit proof of your eligibility under the appropriate appointment authority. See USAJOBS's Resource Center for more information.

    If you areICTAP/CTAP eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    Submit a complete online application including any required documents prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. You can modify or complete your application any time before the deadline. Simply return to USAJOBS, select the vacancy, and update your application. For more detailed instructions on how to apply, click here: Apply for a GSA Job.

    To begin, click the Apply Online button on the vacancy announcement.

    • Sign in or register on USAJobs and select a resume and documents to include in your application.
    • Once you have clicked Apply for this position now, you will be taken to the GSA site to complete the application process.
    • Click the Apply To This Vacancy and complete all steps in the application process until the Confirmation indicates your application is complete. If you click Return to USAJobs or get timed out prior to receiving confirmation, your application will not be submitted and cannot be considered for this job.
    • Note: Review the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section of this announcement to determine which apply to you and must be submitted online. You may choose one or more of the following options to submit your document(s): Upload (from your computer); USAJOBS (click the "USAJOBS" link to complete the transfer process) or FAX (read the “Fax instructions” provided prior to printing the Fax Cover Sheet and faxing your information).
    Need Assistance in Applying? Contact the HR representative listed on the announcement prior to the application deadline. You must receive HR approval before deviating from these instructions.

    Agency contact information

    Robert Roth

    Phone

    202-260-3390

    Fax

    111-111-1111

    Email

    robert.roth@gsa.gov

    Address

    GSA, Office of Governmentwide Policy
    General Services Administration
    OHRM,Wash Area Svc Ctr, Staff Offices Team
    1800 F Street NW Room 7012C
    Washington, District of Columbia 20405
    United States
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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Office of Governmentwide Policy, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

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    Next steps

    After the closing date/deadline:

    1. ELIGIBILITY/QUALIFICATIONS: Your application will be reviewed for all requirements.
    2. REFERRAL TO MANAGEMENT: If you meet all the requirements, you may be referred to management for review and a possible interview.
    3. SELECTION/TENTATIVE JOB OFFER: If you are selected, you will receive a tentative offer and start the suitability and/or security background investigation process.
    4. FINAL JOB OFFER:Once our security office determines you can come on board, you will be given a final offer, which is typically 40 days after the announcement closes.
    5. FINAL COMMUNICATION: Once the position is filled, we will notify you of your status. You may also check your status by logging into USAJOBS. Go to My USAJOBS and then to Applications.
    Thank you for your interest in working for U.S. General Services Administration!

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/497780800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.