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Job Title:IT Specialist (Application Software)

Agency:Smithsonian Institution

Job Announcement Number:13A-JP-298478-DEU-OCIO

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

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$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, February 13, 2013 to Tuesday, February 26, 2013




Full-Time, Permanent - Federal




FEW vacancies - Herndon, VA, USView Map


This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals. Note: Federal employees with permanent status or individuals eligible for special appointing authorities should apply to Job Announcement #13A-JP-298478-MPA-OCIO



This position is located in the Facilities Management Systems Division of the Office of System Modernization, Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). The employee serves as an IT project manager with a wide range of responsibility for IT project management and IT technical subject matter expertise. Following industry IT standards and methodologies, the employee manages the full life cycle of system design and development, including requirements, analysis, design, acquisition, development, test, implementation, maintenance, and project management activities such as developing and monitoring project plans, schedules, costs, and risk analysis.

The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery."


  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • May need to complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.


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  • Serves as a technical project manager to lead and direct other technical staff and/or contractors in the requirements gathering, analysis, design, development, configuration, programming/coding, testing, deployment, maintenance/support, and enhancement of complex and large-scale advanced technology automated information system (AIS) projects for the IBM Tririga 9.0 and other enterprise facilities management systems.
  • Leads technical studies to support analysis of specific issues relating to the application of information technology and provides direction in the selection and proper application of emerging computer technologies.
  • Provides technical project management leadership in implementing and enhancing major modules of the enterprise Facilities Management System (FMS) including significant technical development related to IBM Tririga facilities software version 9.0 or higher and other 3rd party systems supporting facilities management functions and external interfaces to support agency requirements.
  • Develops system planning documents and schedules that satisfy established objectives and standards and can readily adapt those schedules and documents to a rapidly changing business environment.
  • Works closely with the supported business units, including OFEO, various Smithsonian museums, STRI, and other Smithsonian organizations and other OCIO organizations to implement new functionality or to incorporate enhancements to existing systems. In conjunction with the business units, works to standardize business processes and to integrate the processes into the FMS.  Gains consensus on the documents and schedules. 
  • Develops and negotiates statements of work and budgets for IT work performed by an outsourcing party.  Ensures that contractors are working within scope and are performing in accordance with the contract and are delivering on time, within budget and according to Federal laws and policies.


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Experience: One year of full-time experience at or equivalent to  the GS-13 level that is close or similar to the work of this job. The experience includes managing projects for a large enterprise-wide implementation of the IBM Tririga Facilities Management software suite in addition to detailed technical knowledge of the design, functionality, and workflows for the property (space management and utilization, CAD integration, leasing, geo-spatial), project management, asset management/ planned maintenance, and the facilities work management modules.

Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.

Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.


Your resume will be used to evaluate your experience, education, and/or training that address the competencies below:

  • Knowledge of all aspects of computer technologies and software development techniques including an in depth understanding of software development concepts, technologies and practices, to include requirements management, software quality assurance, software configuration management, and peer review methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of Automated Information Systems and Facilities Management Systems including Structured Query Language (SQL), Oracle 11 database, IBM Tririga 9 or higher, IBM Tririga technical tools such as Business Connect, Application Designer, Application Engine, Crystal Reporting, BIRT Reporting, and IBM Tririga Security Tools to ensure the system and their associated interfaces support agency requirements and management reporting needs.
  • Knowledge of a broad range of management principles, methods and techniques including project management, planning, reviews, and work breakdown structures to plan, budget, execute, and control of software development projects.
  • Knowledge of common facilities standards and guidelines such as GSA Facilities Standards, American Institute of Architects (AIA) standards, Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) standards, International Facility Managers Association (IFMA) standards, and the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) standards as well as Federal Reporting requirements.

Applicants who meet or exceed minimum qualifications will be assigned to one of three category groups based on job-related criteria: Best Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most of the job related competencies above. Better Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and satisfies most of the job related competencies above. Good Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not satisfy most of the job related competencies above to a substantive degree. This category rating process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Category) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAjobs system and/or have not answered all of the vacancy questions will not be considered for this position.

Important Note: The review of your resume will determine your final rating and should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.

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The Smithsonian offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, vacation and sick leave, holidays, health/life insurance, accident insurance, and excellent retirement program options. Please see Benefits at for a complete description.



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Click on the "Apply Online" button on the upper right side of the page. Please Note:
  • You must apply for this position online through the 'Apply Online' button and submit required supplemental documents (if they are relevant to you).
  • You may submit required documents by uploading them online during the application process; OR You may manually fax required documents. Faxes are received by an automated system, not a physical fax machine. Documents that are faxed as part of the application process must be sent with the system generated cover sheet by the closing date. Documents faxed without the system generated coversheet are not retrievable and cannot be considered as part of the application package.
  • The complete application package, including any required documents, is due in the Smithsonian Office of Human Resources on the closing date of the announcement by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
  • If you are unable to apply online, paper applications may be accepted with prior approval of the Contact Person listed below.


Your application package should include the following documents:
  • Detailed resume created in the USAJOBS Resume Builder.
  • Proof of Veteran's Preference - DD214 (Member 4 Copy), if you are a veteran. Additionally, applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, as well as additional documentation required by the SF-15, such as a VA letter.


Joshua Pinkas
Phone: 202-633-6324
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 202-633-6409
Agency Information:
Office of Human Resources
POB 37012, 600 Maryland Avenue, MRC 517
Suite 5060
Washington, DC
Fax: 571-258-4052


At the end of the application process you will be able to create and save a PDF file that contains your responses to the assessment questions. You may save this file as initial receipt of your application. After the job announcement closes, you will receive an email from the Smithsonian with confirmation of receipt. The Smithsonian receives many applications for each job. Each application is reviewed carefully which may take a few weeks. We will send you an e-mail to update you as we go through phases of the application review process. You may also check your application status by logging into and selecting the tab "My USAJOBS;" e-mailing; or by contacting the Office of Human Resources Representative listed. Additional Information:
  • Tips on applying for Smithsonian jobs are available at
  • The Smithsonian does not pay relocation expenses.
  • The Smithsonian embraces diversity and equal employment opportunity (

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