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Job Title:Lead IT Specialist, GS-2210-14

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Administration for Children and Families

Job Announcement Number:HHS-ACF-DE-13-848806

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

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

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, February 28, 2013 to Wednesday, March 13, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

As a Lead IT specialist in the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Division of State and Tribal Systems (DSTS), you will serve as the expert and advisor to the Direct on technical and project management issues in the general area of state automation of human service programs, particularly automated child support systems.

 

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-ACF-MP-13-848808 under merit promotion procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures.  NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

 

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps (not as a career/career-conditional employee) are encouraged to apply under the merit promotion announcement indicated above.

 

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation
  • May be required to serve a one-year probationary period
  • Domestic travel is required

DUTIES:

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  • Plans, prioritizes, assigns, and monitors the staff work through to completion of projects and continuing assignments.
  • Coordinates the analysis of Advance Planning Documents (APDs), Requests for Proposal (RFP) and contracts from state and local governments for Federal Financial Participation (FFP).
  • Oversees the monitoring activities and conducts periodic reviews of state agency computer systems development efforts being funded by FFP.
  • Conducts projects or special initiatives to identify and assess complex programmatic issues which significantly impact computer and technical systems policy objectives.
  • Speaks on behalf and represents a child support program or health or human services program in meetings and conferences as well as on committees and working groups in order to strengthen the program.
  • Develops software applications, designs, and workflow activities to oversee information systems development activities for automated child support systems.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for this position you must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies as described below:

1) Attention to Detail - being thorough when providing oversight of information technology and conscientious about attending to detail in the application of IT policies and procedures;

2) Customer Service - working with clients and customers (e.g., senior management officials, information technology personnel, research and development organizations, etc.) to assess technology needs, providing technical information or assistance, resolving IT problems, or satisfying expectations; knowledgeable about innovations in IT products and services; and committed to providing quality products and services;

3) Oral Communication - expressing highly technical information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; delivering technically authoritative and persuasive oral presentations; listening to others, attending to nonverbal cues, and responding appropriately; and

4) Problem Solving - identifying technology problems; determining accuracy and relevance of information; and using expert judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

 

AND

In addition to possessing the four IT competencies listed above, applicants must also meet the following specialized experience to qualify for this position at the GS-14 level.

GS-14: At least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service, 1) providing guidance and training to staff in understanding and acquiring systems and software development skills; 2) managing the systems development life cycle for child support or other human services computer information systems, including the design, development, and implementation; 3) leading the planning and evaluation of computer systems development efforts while ensuring compliance with approved Advance Planning Documents (APDs); and 4) leading the development of Automated Data Processing (ADP) standards, guidelines, and policy to facilitate program operations and control of resources, reporting, and evaluation information.


All qualification requirements must be met by midnight (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

 

Conditions of Employment:

 

1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action.  In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.  Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.  False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

 

2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.  Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

 

3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

 

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

 

5. Financial disclosure statement may be required.

 

6. One-year probationary period may be required.

 

7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: No

 

8. Bargaining Unit Position: No

 

9. Drug Screening Required: No

 

10. Recruitment incentives may be authorized: Maybe

 

11. Student loan repayment incentive authorized: Maybe

 

12. Annual leave for non-federal service authorized: Maybe

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the job opportunity announcement closes, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.

If, after reviewing your résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

 

Qualified candidates will be assigned to the following quality categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified.  The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the required competencies listed below for this position.

 

  • Managing Human Services Computer Information Systems
  • Project Management
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Technical Guidance

 

Application of Veterans' Preference: The Category Rating process does not add veterans' preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.  Preference eligibles who meet the 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 in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher.) 

To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link: View Assessment Questions.

 


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Veterans' Preference: If you are a veteran claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) or an official statement (including Character of Service) from your command if currently on active duty. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the DD-214, you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference) and the required supporting documents listed on that form.  For more information on veterans' preference see www.fedshirevets.gov. 

Career Transition Program:  This program applies to Federal workers whose positions have been deemed 'surplus' or no longer needed, or an employee has been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service.  To receive selection priority for this position, you must be rated "well-qualified".  Well-qualified means eligible applicants whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements of the position. For information on how to apply and what documents to submit as a CTAP/ICTAP eligible, go to: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

 

Selective Service:  The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position.  For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit http://www.sss.gov/.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the on-line assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To return to your saved application materials, log in at: https://applicationmanager.gov/ and click on Vacancy ID 848806.

If you cannot apply online, you will need to:

1) Print the instructions and questionnaire by clicking View Occupational Questionnaire.

2) Print the 1203FX form to record your responses to the questionnaire.

3) Fax the completed 1203FX (all 6 pages but do not include a Cover Page for this document) to:  1-478-757-3144.

4) Print the Fax Cover Page and include with any supporting documents you fax (e.g., résumé, transcripts, veterans documentation, etc.) to the same fax number above.

Please do not complete steps 1-4 above if you are applying on-line.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Your Résumé - You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume.  If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.

  • Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire

 

Other Supporting Documents: (Only submit if applicable to you.)

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Mid-Atlantic Services Branch
Phone: (757)441-6765
Email: NORFOLKMAIL@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
HHS OPM
1900 E St NW
Washington, DC
20415

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will be notified of your status when the list of candidates has been referred to the hiring manager for employment consideration.  


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Job Announcement Number:

HHS-ACF-DE-13-848806

Control Number:

338561100