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Job Title:Senior Information Technology Specialist

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Job Announcement Number:DEU-MT-13-032

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$98,176.00 to $182,428.00 / Per Year


Friday, February 01, 2013 to Monday, June 3, 2013




This is a Full-Time Permanent appointment in the Competitive Service; this position is in - the bargaining unit. The salary range includes 18% geographic differential pay.




few vacancies in the following location:
Washington, DC, USView Map


U.S. citizens; no prior Federal experience is required.


The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is among the top places to work in the federal government. The OCC ensures a safe and sound banking system for all Americans and ensures fair treatment and equal access for all national bank customers. Our culture promotes creative and thoughtful contributions by people in all positions, and an environment that values and encourages diversity. If you are an inquisitive, investigative individual with high standards of your own, consider the OCC.

The OCC is a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, which has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow. This position is located in the office of Infrastructure and Operations, Management and Controls. As a Senior Information Technology Specialist, you will prioritize and adjust Infrastructure and Operations plans, schedules, and resources in response to changing needs and competing priorities.  Execute all program management responsibilities in accordance with the OCC’s Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC).  Oversee the execution of Infrastructure projects and closely monitor progress; responding and adapting plans to changes and manages risk. 


  • If you are a "status applicant" and wish to be considered for this position under both merit promotion and competitive procedures, you must also submit an application under vacancy announcement MP-MT-13-032D, which will close on February 15, 2013. "Status applicants" are individuals who are current or former permanent Federal civilian employees who hold or held non-temporary appointments in the competitive service.
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      As a Senior Information Technology Specialist, you will:       

      • Organize work, set priorities, and determine resource requirements; determine short-term or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinate with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitor progress; and evaluate outcomes.
      • Develop and document a work breakdown structure (WBS) and resource loaded project schedule using common project information systems technology and software; monitor and report progress and performance of projects with regard to scope, schedule, cost, resources, quality, and risk.
      • Direct, advise, and collaborate with the appropriate project members on systems design, development, QA, and implementation.  Plan, provide functional/technical direction and coordinate on assigned projects related to the financial and administrative systems.
      • Engage and facilitate affected stakeholders, manage their expectations to improve their acceptance of the program objectives, schedule, and metrics; set clear expectations for stakeholders and establish a mechanism for stakeholder input and feedback throughout the program life cycle. Execute a stakeholder management plan that aligns with organizational objectives and considers the various levels of stakeholders.
      • Ensure compliance with relevant public law, policy, and regulation as it pertains to the life cycle of a program.
      • Make other advanced studies and analyses as required, review and develop procedural issuances, and provide expert technical advice and guidance.


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      In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following requirements within 60 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement: 


      This position requires General Experience that all applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.

      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.


      SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR - Candidates must possess the following Selective Placement Factor to be considered qualified for the position.


      • This position requires documented experience as a project leader of information technology projects for a data center organization.  The resume must document all of the following types of projects: a multi-million dollar information technology development effort; projects with high levels of complexity; several complex projects simultaneously; an enterprise wide customer base; projects with a direct impact on an agency's mission; a scope that spans or engages several different agencies.  AND

      Specialized experience: you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the OCC NB-V grade level. The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Specialized experience for this position includes: providing expert technical support in all areas and functions associated with technology infrastructure project management.  Experience managing multiple projects or tasks through systems development life cycle; skill in developing plans and implementing local policies, procedures, and goals for effective administration, direction, management, and operation of a data center; the ability to (plan, organize, direct, evaluate, etc.) the work activities of a diverse staff of Federal employees and contractors; the ability to communicate clearly and concisely with professionals internal and external to the organization, on a wide range of issues involving Information Technology projects and to conduct in-depth quality reviews of a variety of written materials to a wide range of audiences and knowledge of high level multidisciplinary project management and strategic planning and ability to analyze processes/systems in current use to ensure that objectives sought are accomplished efficiently and whether they provide controls to sustain improvement.

      We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.


      Your application includes your:

      1. Resume,

      2. Responses to the online questions, and

      3. Required supporting documents.

      We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:

      1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.

      2. Rating: Qualified applicants will be evaluated in the following areas:

      • Demonstrated ability to develop and document business requirements, technical proposals and project plans for major and large-scale Information Technology (IT) projects. Planning tasks would involve establishing objectives, justifications, schedules, milestones, and resource requirements and including a detailed work breakdown structure that identifies development and procurement tasks, estimated duration, cost, and necessary resources to accomplish the tasks.
      • Demonstrated ability to successfully organize, lead and manage large, mission critical IT development projects or multiple complex individual and group projects simultaneously, to oversee the work and products of a project team, to effectively manage project budgets and schedules, and to lead a project team to a successful conclusion.
      • Demonstrated ability to lead, influence, facilitate, or direct progressive change within an organization including formal change efforts such as business process reengineering, communications management, and organizational change management efforts.

      Category Rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three categories (Outstanding, Excellent, or Qualified) depending on your experience and education related to this position. Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category. We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

      3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority. "Well-qualified" means that you must be assigned to the Excellent category.

      To preview questions please click here.


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      We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits package includes:
    • Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year;
    • Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire;
    • A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount of the health insurance premiums;
    • A performance-based merit pay program designed to reward employees for excellent performance;
    • Free OCC dental and vision insurance, long-term disability, and business travel insurance.
    • Learn more about Federal benefits programs, click here and about OCC-specific benefits, click here.


    • Important information regarding Ethics and Conflicts of Interest: As an employee of the OCC, you will be expected to follow the OCC's ethics rules, which are designed to guard against conflicts of interest that could undermine public confidence in the OCC. Additionally, there are prohibitions on owning banking securities. Should you have questions concerning Ethics and Conflict of Interest requirements please contact Human Resources.
    • Relocation benefits may be paid in accordance with OCC's Relocation policy. Free real estate information on job locations is available by calling OCC's relocation management firm at 1-877-237-5068.
    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:
    • Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
    • The job may require working in shifts and leading teams who work shifts that cover roughly normal business hours during weekdays and weekends. The position will require the person to be available for on-call support for both regional and global support, 7x24.
    • Position requires the candidate to carry a cell phone 24/7 when on-call and be in a reasonably accessible location and condition to provide support promptly. It may also require management of maintenance/installation work to be performed outside of business hours, including weekends.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • Travel locally or overnight may be required.
    • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
    • Successfully complete a background investigation.


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      The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this on-line application process and submit any applicable required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying on-line poses an extreme hardship, you must contact the human resources office no later than noon Eastern time on the closing date. After this time, requests to apply will not be granted.

      Treasury provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process. Hearing impaired applicants may use TDD # (202) 874-5642.

      Please note that all required documents must be received by the closing date and that we will determine your eligibility and qualifications based solely on the material received by the closing date.

      Step 1 - Review the Job Announcement

      Before you apply, we suggest you review the entire job announcement. Pay close attention to the Major Duties section and the How You Will Be Evaluated section where you will see the areas upon which your application will be evaluated and a link for previewing online questions.

      Step 2 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (

    • Create or upload a resume in USAJOBS. You may wish to customize your resume to ensure it supports your responses to the online questions and addresses the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of the job announcement. For resume tips, click here.
    • Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.
    • Step 3 - Apply Online

      Click the "Apply Online" button on this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the Department of the Treasury's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.

      Step 4 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application

      If this is your first time on Treasury's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Next" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finish" button.

      Step 5 - Review and Confirm Your Submission

      You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for documents (see Step 6 for details). Once you click "Done", you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finish" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.

      Step 6 - Submit Documents

      You can submit any applicable required or optional documents (see below) by document upload, fax, or e-mail. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit.

      Document Upload: You may upload documents in one of two ways:

      1.Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS. or

      2.You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you've located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded.

      In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS.

      Fax: Print a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions. The fax number will be provided on the cover-sheet. E-Mail: Send your documents by e-mail to We can accept documents in the following formats: PDF or Word.


      Please note that all required documents must be received by the closing date and that we will determine your eligibility and qualifications based solely on the material received by the closing date.

      1. VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans' preference, click here.

      2. CTAP/ICTAP DOCUMENTATION If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility. For a detailed list of documents, click here.

      3. SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITIES DOCUMENTATION If you are applying for consideration under a special appointing authority, you must provide the required supporting documentation.

      OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS: In addition to required documents, you may submit the following:

    • Cover letter

      Lachelle Crowder
      Phone: 972-277-9659
      Fax: 999-999-9999
      TDD: 202-649-6157
      Agency Information:
      Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
      225 E. John Carpenter Freeway
      Suite 500
      Attn: Delegated Examining Unit
      Irving, TX
      Fax: 999-999-9999


      You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My ACCOUNT" tab and clicking on "APPLICATION STATUS." We also recommend you opt to receive status change emails through USAJOBS by logging into "Notification Settings". You will receive final notification via email when this vacancy has been filled.

      Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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