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    Summary

    At OJP, technology plays a key role in our strategy and enables the re-imagination and re-engineering of business processes. Technology is a change catalyst for the development of enterprise capabilities to create efficiencies and modernize data and information management. Working at OJP, you will be surrounded by people who are smart, motivated, and passionate about designing and delivering solutions in how we carry out grant making. Join us!

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    Responsibilities

    (The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

    OJP's OCIO recognizes that the global technology landscape is constantly evolving, therefore we strive to leverage existing innovative technologies and also harness the power of emerging capabilities. We also recognize the value and power that the commercial industry brings to technology and innovation and try to leverage shared services whenever feasible, remaining aware of advances in technology and maintaining laser focus on delivering business value.
    We are looking for someone who wants to be at the forefront of an agency's Digital Transformation...someone who wants to assist their customers to take advantage of better, faster, cheaper, and more secure technical solutions to meet mission critical needs.

    Provides technical expertise in identifying, evaluating, and developing effective and efficient solutions that meet business requirements, particularly related to multiple agile delivery/development teams to build and maintain WS02 Application Programming Interface (API) management in support of technical release management activities (Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)/DevOps) for a cloud based systems architecture.
    Plans and develops EADD policies, procedures, and strategies that drive optimization and integration in the installation, configuration, and maintenance of OJP enterprise applications.
    Provides direct technical project management support to the OCIO/EADD. Directs, develops and maintains project management plans for the control, deployment, and sustainment of a major function within OCIO/EADD.
    Troubleshoots, advises upon, and resolves problems related to software lifecycle development to ensure integration and functionality with OJP programs. Develops and manages OJP's enterprise application efforts in alignment and compliance with Federal, DOJ, OJP, and OCIO strategic plans and industry best practices.

    Serves as a Project Manager and analyst on the planning, analysis, design, development, testing, deployment, and maintenance of enterprise applications and web services for OJP. Provides senior direction to development, testing, and configuration management staff in the execution of technical deliverables in support of major mission programs, such as new or modified system modules of grant management web applications and websites.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - To attend meetings, conferences, and training courses.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship required.
    • Subject to background/suitability investigation/determination.
    • Submit all required documents and Online Assessment Questionnaire.
    • Federal payments are required to be made by Direct Deposit.
    • Requires registration for the Selective Service. Visit www.sss.gov.
    • Pre-employment drug testing required.
    • 1-year probationary period may be required.

    See Other Information for further requirements.

    Qualifications

    Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Screen Out Factors:

    (1) Attention to Detail; (2) Customer Service; (3) Oral Communication; (4) Problem Solving; and (5) Experience providing technical oversight and direction to multiple agile delivery/development teams to build and maintain WS02 Application Programming Interface (API) management in support of technical release management activities (Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)/DevOps) for a cloud environment.

    Minimum Federal Qualification Requirements:

    Qualifying experience for the GS-14 level requires IT-related experience that demonstrates each of the following four competencies: Attention to Detail; Customer Service; Oral Communication; and Problem Solving; AND one (1) year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-13 level. Specialized experience is experience that is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience must be IT-related and may be paid or unpaid experience.

    Examples of specialized experience includes: experience with web service concepts, methods and practices delivered in a cloud based systems architecture; project management experience in leading multiple agile delivery teams; or experience in resolving critical issues effecting the configuration of the IT infrastructure.
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    Technical Qualifications:

    Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications as described above will be further evaluated based upon the following technical qualifications.

    Knowledge of computer hardware/software technologies.
    Ability to communicate in writing.
    Ability to plan and executive work.
    Ability to communicate other than in writing.
    Knowledge of computer languages, utilities, machines, and access methods.
    Knowledge of computer application programming.


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    Education

    See Other Information.

    Additional information

    This position is included in the bargaining unit.

    TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: Status applicants for promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade by the closing date.

    This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

    This position may be eligible for telework per agency policy.

    OJP offers opportunities for flexible work schedules.

    Relocation expenses may be authorized.

    Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be considered under all categories for which you are eligible.

    For All U.S. Citizens: Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

    For Status/Merit Promotion/VEOA candidates: Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on the announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your resume and application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    For Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)/Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) applicants: The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. The 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 agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, or 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 ICTAP/CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Under merit promotion procedures, to be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. Under category rating procedures, 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.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    Yes

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    Required Documents

    REMINDER: ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MIDNIGHT (Washington, D.C. time) ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS (ALL APPLICANTS):

    1. Resume and/or work history profile,

    2. Responses to online questions,

    3. Veterans' Preference Documentation (if applicable; see below),

    ADDITIONAL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS (FEDERAL EMPLOYEES):

    4. SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (current and former federal employees; see below for more information), and

    5. Performance Appraisal (for current federal employees) Note: if not provided, will be required at time of interview.

    Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Veterans Preference

    In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

    If you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Pt Veteran Preference, and the other required documentation listed on the reverse of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

    Although veteran preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under How You Will Be Evaluated, veterans' preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which qualified. In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category (i.e., Best Qualified).

    Veterans Employment Opportunity Act

    To be eligible for a Veteran Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three (3) or more years of continuous active military service. If applying for a Merit Promotion announcement and wish to be considered under the VEOA, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, in addition to any other required documents listed on this announcement.



    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)/Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)

    If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(u) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. The proof includes a copy of the Agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action for Competitive Appointment.

    Non-competitive Eligibility

    You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; veterans w/ service-connected disabilities of 30% or more; returning volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment, etc. Appropriate documentation to support your claim must be included in your application, along with the type of special appointment you are seeking.

    Current/Former Federal Employees

    If you are a current Federal employee in a permanent, competitive service position, you must submit document to confirm your status. Failure to submit an appropriate SF-50 will automatically disqualify you from consideration.

    - Submit an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) or other official agency documentation that shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".).

    - Submit your most recent Performance Appraisal (dated within the last 18 months) or a statement explaining why you are unable to submit your appraisal. If not provided at time of application, it will be required at time of interview.

    If you are a former Federal employee who is reinstatement eligible based on prior federal permanent competitive service, you must submit documents to confirm your eligibility.

    - Submit an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) or other official agency documentation that shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1".

    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.

    To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.

    Fitness Reimbursement: OJP offers a fitness reimbursement program for employees' individual fitness-related expenditures.

    OJP also offers credit union services; ATM machine on-site; a health unit and on-site nurse for your usage.

    Transit Benefits: To defray your commuting cost, we are pleased to offer the Employee Transit Benefit Program.

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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

    Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=CDQZA.

    If you are unable to apply online, you may contact Avue Digital Services for alternate application procedures. Please call Monday-Friday from 8AM to 5PM PST at (253) 573-1877 or email at joeavue@avuetech.com.

    Agency contact information

    Gail Williams

    Address

    Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
    810 7th Street NW
    Washington, Dist of Columbia 20531
    US
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    Next steps

    Once your completed application is certified and received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your status and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.

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/571689900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.