Job Title: IT Project Manager (APPSW), GS-2210-13 DEJob Announcement Number: DAS-2013-0012
Agency: National Science Foundation
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Tuesday, March 05, 2013 to
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
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WHO MAY APPLY:
Any US Citizen.
This opportunity is also open to status candidates and veterans eligible under VEOA under announcement DAS-2013-0013.
If you are intrigued by the idea of working at a unique federal agency that has a tremendous impact on the funding and advancement of science, engineering and education, then the National Science Foundation is the place for you. In addition to funding research in traditional academic areas, NSF also supports innovative ideas, novel collaborations and numerous projects that may seem like science fiction today, but become the reality of tomorrow.
NSF has the advantages of a small agency environment that fosters collaboration, creativity and opportunities to contribute to major agency-wide projects. Consistently ranked by its employees as one of the top federal agencies in managing its workforce, NSF maintains a creative, flexible, and collegial atmosphere and is respected in both the public and private sectors for its management best practices and stewardship of federal funds. Join our team at one of the best places to work in the federal government and use your knowledge and imagination to keep NSF at the frontier of discovery! More about NSF. This position is located in the Technology and Operations Section, in the Systems and Services Branch of the Division of Administrative Services, Office of Information and Resources Management. The mission of the Technology and Operations Section is to support the plans, goals, activities, and mission of the National Science Foundation, by providing to NSF employees effective information systems, and administrative services required for the performance of their jobs; and by facilitating access to the published record of National Foundations activities and funding.
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DUTIES:Back to top
The Division of Administrate Services is seeking an IT Project Manager (Applications Software) to provide management oversight to a number of high-visibility projects. Specific duties include the following:
Provides full project management oversight for software applications which support NSF enterprise wide services. This includes software lifecycle development, system administration, upgrades, patches, maintenance, etc. for, Conference Room Scheduler, Visitor Paging, OLPA-TV, NSF Digital Signage, and multiple other applications.
Provides procedural, policy, and technical expertise involving the IT project development, design, upgrades, and pilots supporting E-Travel, awards processing, and financial databases within NSF.
Keeps senior management abreast of changes that may impact NSF programs and of new and emerging IT changes.
Represents the Division and Section as a senior advisor and authority on agency and interagency working groups and teams to plan new IT systems and upgrades to existing systems.
Designs, writes, and disseminates a variety of technical reports that require the retrieval of highly complex raw data and analysis, and its inclusion into appropriate report formats.
Performs independent research and complex analysis, and uses expertise in the field to independently anticipate IT market advances, interpret IT requirements and change request documents, the Federal Travel Regulations, federal financial system policy and regulations, and associated travel and commercial travel policies and practices.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
To qualify at the GS-13 level, an applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in Federal Service. Examples of specialized experience include the following: oversee planning, management, implementation, and maintenance of multiple software applications and experience in an administrative services environment that provided support to scientific staff, and with system administration, reporting and assessment tools and applications; experience with multiple software applications, database management, use of database languages such as SQL applied to the construction of queries; the ability to plan, implement and maintain backups and restore operations, experience in creating requirements for application data reporting, querying and analytics; conducting data analysis, data mining and reporting for a meeting and events program; developing and supporting data resources needed for administrative service operations; using reporting systems and help desk ticket systems to retrieve statistical data; conducting audits to test data integrity and reliability of programs; and evaluating administrative management data and recommending program improvements based on findings.
In addition to the minimum qualifications, candidates must also meet the following selective factor: I have overseen planning, management, implementation, and maintenance of multiple software applications and have experience in an administrative services environment that provided support to staff with system administration, reporting and assessment tools and applications.
Education may enhance skills required for this position; however, no substitution of education for specialized experience may be made at this level.
You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date. You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire. All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position. This position is in the bargaining unit.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Category rating procedures will be used to rank and select eligibles. Based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire, you will be assigned a score. Your score will determine in which of three categories you will be placed: Excellent, Very Good, or Good. Under this process, veterans will be assigned to the appropriate category (without additional preference points) and then placed at the top of their category.
INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE IN THIS PARAGRAPH FOR POSITIONS NOT SCIENTIFIC OR PROFESSIONAL AT GS-9 OR HIGHER:
Veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the highest quality category.
Review your resume and responses carefully. Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score. A Human Resources Representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official.
Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." In NSF categories, this means at least "Very Good."
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