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    Summary

    “The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), through strategic partnerships, prepares the federal law enforcement community to safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values.” We are a unique inter-agency organization preparing the next generation of law enforcement officers to meet our Nation's most pressing security challenges. Click here to learn more.

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    Responsibilities

    This Information Technology (IT) Project Manager position is located in the Director’s Office (DO), Program Management Office (PMO), located at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), Glynco, GA. Typical assignments include:

    • Utilizing the Systems Engineering Life Cycle (SELC) process for the planning and documentation of activities related to this duty area.
    • Working with customers and systems analysts to develop concept papers for both major and non-major IT investments.
    • Ensuring IT solutions are compliant with various federal laws to include: Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Privacy Act, Federal Acquisition Regulation, and the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).
    • Managing various cradle-to-grave federal acquisition activities supporting the development, testing and implementation of enterprise IT projects.
    • Providing expert technical advice, guidance, and recommendations to management and other technical specialists on critical IT issues.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel to attend meetings and visits to other government offices or contractor facilities maybe required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
    • You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you.
    • You will be required to complete an OGE 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, within 30 days of starting your federal employment and annually thereafter as long as you occupy a position that requires financial disclosure reporting.
    • This position requires you to have access, safeguard, and store classified national security information on a regular basis. You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.You must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
    • You must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
    • This position is solely funded by Congress; therefore, you will neither report to work nor will you be paid during a government shutdown.
    • You will be required to obtain and maintain a DHS Level I Program Manager Certification within one year.
    • Current and former federal employees within the General Schedule (GS) must meet the time-in-grade requirements outlined in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement.

    Qualifications

    The qualification requirements listed below must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    You must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level serving as a Project Manager and/or Information Technology (IT) Specialist performing enterprise-wide IT project management functions (e.g., planning, designing, solutions engineering, developing, testing and/or implementing of information technology projects).

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps and AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, and 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.

    The Office of Personnel Management must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

    Time-in-Grade: Current and former federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the GS-13 grade level in the federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

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    Physical Demands: The work is primarily sedentary. Some work may require walking and standing in conjunction with travel and to attend meetings and conferences away from the work site. The selectee may frequently be involved in the design and installation, and integration of enterprise IT projects. The selectee may be exposed to high levels of noise and cold temperatures in the telecommunications and data communication facilities. The selectee may need to occasionally lift and carry electronic and information technology weighing up to 50 pounds.

    Work Environment: The majority of the work is performed in an office setting. The selectee must be able to make site visits to on-site and off-site locations. The selectee does spend time in private or on public transportation in conjunction with travel to meetings and visits to other government offices or contractor facilities. Working hours are within the typical workday, however major and non-major IT projects may require overtime or weekend support. Temperatures in computer and network communications facilities are controlled to accommodate the hardware and may necessitate exposure to uncomfortable conditions. The work area involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions.

    Education

    Additional information

    DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

    If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

    Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for Secret as a condition of placement into this position. This will include a credit check after a tentative job offer is given, a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. Continued employment is contingent upon favorable adjudication of periodic reinvestigations.

    The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

    Re-employed annuitants’ annual salaries will be reduced by the amount of their retirement annuity and by further cost of living increases. FERS retirees receiving a FERS annuity supplement must also be aware that, like social security benefits, their FERS annuity supplement is subject to an earnings test and may be reduced if the salary earned is more than the social security exempt amount of earnings. Additional information is available on OPM’s website or by contacting OPM.

    Additional selections may be made from this announcement within the same geographical area.

    Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

    Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring.  These authorities are subject to change.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will use a job questionnaire to determine the degree to which your experience, education, and training demonstrate the following competencies needed to perform this job:

    1. Attention to Detail - Project management principles, methods, and practices, including developing plans and schedules, estimating resource requirements, defining milestones and deliverables, monitoring activities, and evaluating and reporting on accomplishments.

    2. Customer Service - Ensuring the integration of IT programs and services; developing solutions to integration/interoperability issues; designing, developing, and managing systems that meet current and future business requirements and applying and extending, enhancing, or optimizing the existing architecture; and applying new developments to previously unsolvable problems.

    3. Oral Communication - Communicating complex technical requirements to non-technical personnel; preparing and presenting briefings to senior management officials of complex/controversial issues.

    4. Problem Solving - Developing and interpreting policies, procedures, and strategies governing the planning and delivery of services throughout the agency; providing expert technical advice, guidance, and recommendations to management and other technical specialists on critical IT issues.

    Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards as an indicator of the quality of prior experience. If you are determined to be best-qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.  

    Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, the veteran must 1) be a preference eligible; or 2) be a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement. (Note: Veteran’s preference does not apply under Merit Promotion procedures. View information on VEOA information on Feds Hire Vets.)
        
    Career Transition Assistance Program or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP/ICTAP) Eligibles:  If you have never worked for the federal government as a civilian, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility may be found on OPM’s Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well-qualified under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be rated at a minimum score of 85 for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.


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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Secret

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    1.    Your resume
    2.    Are you a veteran? Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty or notice form. Those applying for 10-Point preference may fill out the SF-15 and provide the documents that demonstrate your preference eligibility e.g., the AB4, Civil Service Preference Letter. If you are applying based on your eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit a certification from the Armed Forces that you will be discharged or released from active duty within 120 days from the date you apply. Your certification must include your dates of service, your rank, and your character of service. Click here to view more veterans’ information.
    3.    Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP/ICTAP)?  You must submit copies of your: agency notice; most recent performance rating; and your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.
    4.    Are you a current or former federal employee?  You must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 that indicates your tenure group, grade, and salary (including basic).
    5.    Have you occupied a GS position in the federal civilian service within the last 52 weeks?  You must submit a copy of the SF-50 that proves you meet the time-in-grade requirements listed in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement.
    6.    Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee? Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment: position title, type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee), agency, and beginning and ending dates of your appointment.
    7.    You may be asked to provide a copy of your recent performance appraisal and/or incentive awards.

    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.

    DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the

    DHS Careers

    website and select Benefits.

    Disabled veteran leave

    will be available to any federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.

    http://www.dhs.gov/employee-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

    If this is your first time applying for a federal job, then you will need to create a USAJOBS® account. Otherwise, follow the steps below.
    1.    If you possess multiple documents of the same type (e.g., multiple transcripts, DD 214s, SF 50s, or certifications), then you will need to combine them into one file not exceeding 3 MB in size and upload the newly created file into your USAJOBS® account.
    2.    Click the Apply button. If you are not already logged into USAJOBS®, you will be prompted to do so.
    3.    Select the resume and documents from your USJOBS® account that you wish to transmit. You will need to manually associate any documents that are not automatically linked within our application system (see Step 6 below).
    4.    If this is your first time applying for a job with the FLETC, then you will be automatically forwarded to the account creation process before being taken to the job application. Follow the on-screen prompts to finalize the creation of your FLETC account. If this is not your first time applying for a job with the FLETC, then you will skip this step.
    5.    Answer all of the assessment questions, ensuring that your responses are supported by your resume and documents.
    6.    In some cases, documents brought over from USAJOBS® will not be automatically linked within our system. In these cases, the system will display any unlinked documents on the left side of the page with an action control to manually attached the document. Click on the action button and follow the on-screen prompts to ensure your unlinked documents are attached.
    7.    After reviewing your submission in the final step, click “Submit Application” located at the bottom of the page. If you leave the application before clicking “Submit Application,” your application will not be transmitted to our servers. Upon clicking “Submit Application”, you will be greeted with, “Thank You! You have successfully submitted your application.”

    Your application, including any supporting documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on the closing date of this announcement.

    We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may contact the Human Capital Help Desk via e-mail  OR by calling 912-267-2289 between the hours of 7:30AM and 4:30PM ET (excluding Federal holidays) prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. When e-mailing, please include the vacancy announcement number in the subject line.

    If you encounter an error with a corresponding code during the application process, contact the Monster® Government Solutions Helpdesk at (866) 656-6831 or via e-mail at mgshelp@monster.com. Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST (excluding federal holidays).

    Agency contact information

    Raquel Perez

    Address

    FLETC
    1131 Chapel Crossing Road
    Glynco, Georgia 31524
    United States
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    Visit our careers page

    Learn more about what it's like to work at Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    https://www.fletc.gov/learn-about-fletc/

    Next steps

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

    Once this announcement closes, we will examine your documentation to ensure you meet the criteria in the “This job is open to” section of this announcement. We will then review the experience and training outlined in your resume to determine if you are among the best-qualified. Those applications determined to be best-qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews. We expect to make a job offer within 60 business days after this announcement closes. The status of your USAJOBS® account will be updated following each step in this process. In order to receive e-mail notices each time the status of your application is updated, you must enable “notifications” from within your USAJOBS® account.

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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/536656000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.