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    Duties

    Summary

    This position is located in the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Office of Spectrum Management (OSM).  The NTIA/OSM manages the electromagnetic spectrum for the federal government in the United States and its territories.  This position is to lead the efforts to ensure the successful development, modernization, and maintenance of NTIA/OSM’s Spectrum National Security Systems. 

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    Responsibilities

    • Serves as a senior advisor in the development and implementation of OSM automated spectrum management tools, products, and capabilities; and a senior expert in program management for IT implementation. Provides oversight and leadership in the execution of broad and complex technology initiatives to effectively service the Federal spectrum management business requirements.
    • Serves as the Program Manager for the entire portfolio of OSM Spectrum Management IT solutions to include the Frequency Authorization Management Program. Establishes program goals, objectives, and priorities; then works with the OSM AA and NTIA CIO to translate these into executable programs, appropriately planned and resourced. Leads the assessment, infrastructure design, project and acquisition planning, financial planning and execution, and project implementation.
    • Serves as the principal OSM representative to panels, boards, and working groups sponsored by the NTIA Chief Information Officer.
    • Advises senior management, spectrum managers, or federal agencies within the spectrum community on a variety of situations and issues that involve applying or adapting new technologies, theories, concepts, principles, standards, methods, or practices that are developed or employed by OSM.

    This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other IT Program Manager, GS-2210-15 positions within NTIA in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • You must be a U.S. citizen.
    • You must be suitable for Federal employment.
    • You must be registered for Selective Service (www.sss.gov), if applicable.
    • A one-year probationary period may be required.
    • If selected, required to complete OGE Form 450 financial disclosure.

    Employment Requirements for the Position: 

    • You must be able to obtain and maintain the Federal Acquisition Certified Contracting Officer's Representative (FAC-COR), Level II and Program and Project Management with Information Technology Specialization (FAC-P/PM-IT) certifications.
    • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.

    Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 p.m. EASTERN TIME ZONE (ETZ) on the closing date of this announcement. Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 

    Recruitment and relocation incentives may be authorized.

    This position is also being announced concurrently under Merit Promotion vacancy number: NTIA-OSM-2019-0031. Applicants who wish to be considered under MAP and DE must apply to both vacancies separately.

    Qualifications

    Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management website located at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/2200/information-technology-it-management-series-2210-alternative-a/.

    To qualify for the 2210 series:

    For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below in addition to at least one year of the specialized experience.

    1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
    2. Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.
    3. Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
    4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

    Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service.  Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.  This experience need not have been in the federal government.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies; knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    To qualify at the GS-15 level:

    One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:

    • Investigating, researching and reviewing IT strategy and technical solutions to enhance spectrum IT programs;
    • Overseeing the development and execution of information technology and procurement related programs to support spectrum management, and
    • Managing a large-scale contract effort for a large-scale IT management program in order to ensure the schedule and deliverables are met.

    Education

    Education may not be substituted for specialized experience at this grade level for this position.

    Additional information

    CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85. Information about CTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

    CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
    1. A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement.
    2. A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;
    3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
    4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
    ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
    1. A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement.
    2. A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;
    3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
    4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
    The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that do not fall under competitive examining procedures; however, they may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.  If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of the three pre-defined categories.  The categories are “gold”, “silver” and “bronze”.  However, your resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered.  Candidates placed in the “gold” category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

    How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility:  Within each category, those entitled to veterans’ preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed.  Preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold) depending on the position and grade level of the job. For more information on Category Rating, please go to Category Rating.

    The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:

    • Knowledge of IT principles, methods and techniques related to spectrum management.
    • Skill in initiating, establishing, monitoring, managing and operating moderate- to large-scale IT programs.
    • Ability to communicate orally and in writing to convey complex issues, to negotiate technically adequate and cost effective solutions; to prepare briefing materials, project papers, and staff reports; and to deliver highly technical explanations of proposed information technology.
    • Knowledge of program management functions to include developing and maintaining overall Program Management milestones, schedule, financial status, risk management and making critical path assessments.

    To preview questions please click here.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Secret

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    A complete application consists of the following:

    • Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. Your resume must indicate your citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59.  Your resume must include information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including: job title, duration of employment (mm/dd/yy – mm/dd/yy), hours per week, duties and accomplishments, salary, and your education. For work in the Federal service, please include the grade level for the position/s. Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire.
    • If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 stating disposition of discharge or character of service or other valid proof of eligibility (i.e., statement of service that shows service dates AND character of service). If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see http://www.opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp#VeteransEmploymentAct1998.
    • Active Duty Service Members-- You must submit a statement of discharge/certification of release or an official written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions no later than 120 days from the date the announcement closes. Enlisted Record Briefs and military identification do NOT qualify as official documentation. If the appropriate information is not submitted to confirm the discharge status, dates of service, etc., you will not be considered for this job opportunity under Veteran Preference procedures. To gain access to your DD-214 online please visit http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records
    • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation if applicable (see additional information).

    You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.  FAILURE TO SUBMIT (VIA FAX OR ATTACHMENT) THE APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS MAY EXCLUDE YOU FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

    Failure to provide such documentation will result in lost consideration.

    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.

    The Department of Commerce offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the benefits offered to most federal employees at https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/benefits/

    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

    Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

    To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at www.usajobs.gov. To begin, click the Apply Online button near on the right side of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents.

    To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at www.usajobs.gov and click on "Update Application." Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.

    If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by e-mail at mgshelp@monster.com or phone at 866-656-6831. The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.

    Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online; however, if you are unable to apply on line, please contact the point of contact on this vacancy announcement.

    Agency contact information

    Armand Patterson

    Phone

    703-259-9347

    Fax

    000-000-0000

    Email

    dochr_inquiries@yrci.com

    Address

    NAT'L TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFO ADMINISTRATION
    1401 Constitution Ave NW
    Room 7412
    Attn: Human Resources
    Washington, District of Columbia 20230
    United States
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    The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is the President's principal advisor on telecommunications and information policy issues and develops forward-looking spectrum policies and research that ensure efficient and effective spectrum access and use. NTIA represents the Executive Branch in both domestic and international telecommunications and information policy activities. NTIA also manages the Federal use of the radio spectrum, performs cutting-edge telecommunications research and engineering, and administers infrastructure and public telecommunications facilities grants.

    Next steps

    You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at www.usajobs.gov and clicking on "Applications". The status will be visible next to the corresponding positions. The four points of notification are:

    1. Application Received or Application Incomplete;
    2. Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met;
    3. Referred or Not Referred; and
    4. Selected or Not Selected.
    By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

    You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans' preference, disability, etc.).

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 in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • 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.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/527962600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.