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Job Title:IT Project Manager (APPSW), GS-2210-13 MP

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:DAS-2013-0013

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, March 05, 2013 to Tuesday, March 19, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Arlington, VA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current or former Fed employees with competitive status obtained through a permanent Federal competitive service appointment OR individuals with eligibility for noncompetitive special appointing authority OR veterans eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act.

JOB SUMMARY:

This opportunity is also open to all US citizens under announcement DAS-2013-0012.

 

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.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Background investigation
  • U.S. citizenship
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above

DUTIES:

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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:

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    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:

    Ratings will be assigned based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  In some cases, additional assessment processes may be used.

    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." At NSF, this means a score of 90.0 or higher.

    In the merit promotion selection process, due weight will be given to incentive awards and performance appraisals.

    To preview questions please click here.


    BENEFITS:

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    A GREAT LOCATION!  The National Science Foundation is conveniently located one block from the Ballston Metro Station, a few blocks from Routes 66 and 50, and about three miles from downtown Washington.  Employees may rent parking spaces in the building garage.  There are many shops and restaurants within easy walking distance.  Employees receive the Federal benefits package and NSF offers:

        Pre-tax parking
        Public transportation subsidy
        Child Development Center on site
        Child care subsidy
        Flexible working hours
        Telecommuting
        Physical Fitness Facility on site
        NSF Federal Credit Union on site
        Health Services Unit on site
        Employee Assistance Program


    OTHER INFORMATION:

    Relocation expenses will not be paid.

    For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

    HOW TO APPLY:

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    Your application should be submitted online and must be completed and all required documents successfully faxed (or uploaded) before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date. You must answer all of the job-related questions to ensure full consideration for this position. For more detailed information, please review our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

    If you do not have internet access or if you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Representative listed in the vacancy announcement.

    WARNING!  Applications submitted online must have 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.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    NOTE: THE AUTOMATED APPLICATION TOOL IDENTIFIES A NUMBER OF DOCUMENTS THAT MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR THIS POSITION BUT ARE NOT ACTUALLY REQUIRED.  THE DOCUMENTS DESCRIBED BELOW ARE THE ONLY ONES REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB. ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS LISTED ARE OPTIONAL.

    If you are eligible under a special appointing authority (e.g., veterans appointment
    authorities
    or persons with mental retardation, severe physical disability or psychiatric disabilities), you will be required to submit supporting documentation. This will typically require the submission of one or more of the following documents:
    1. DD-214 (Member-4 copy); and only if applicable, SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference, plus the Department of Veterans Affairs Notice of Compensable Disability Rating to verify 10-Point Veteran's preference and/or to document eligibility under the disabled veterans appointing authority.
    2. Schedule A Certification - from applicants requesting consideration under the Schedule A appointing authority for disabled applicants.

    If you are requesting special employment consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) you must submit documentation provided by your current or former employing agency verifying your eligibility for that program.

    You must submit proof of meeting the basic education requirement described in the QUALIFICATIONS paragraph.  Therefore, you should submit TRANSCRIPTS (unofficial copies are acceptable) or a DIPLOMA that verifies that the requirement is met.  [Include for jobs with positive education requirement only]

    All faxing/uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the vacancy closing date.If you are faxing your information, please use extreme care in dialing the fax number to assure we receive your information.  You will receive an email confirmation of receipt of your faxed/uploaded document(s).

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Eric Keene
    Phone: 703-292-4367
    Fax: 703-292-7478
    TDD: 703-292-8044
    Email: ekeene@nsf.gov
    Agency Information:
    NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
    4201 Wilson Blvd
    Room 315
    Arlington, VA
    22230
    US
    Fax: 703-292-7478

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    You may check the status of your application at any time on the USAJOBS website.

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    Job Announcement Number:

    DAS-2013-0013

    Control Number:

    339091000