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Job Title:  Supervisory IT Project Manager
Department:  Department Of Justice
Agency:  Offices, Boards and Divisions
Job Announcement Number:  PH-13-JP-866956

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year
Thursday, April 18, 2013 to Thursday, May 09, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States
Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)


If you wish to be considered under competitive procedures, please see vacancy announcement PH-13-JP-871730.

Additional vacancies may be filled through this vacancy announcement if they become available.

This position is in the Management Services Directorate, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), U.S. Department of Justice.  The incumbent serves as a Supervisory IT Project Manager (Deputy Chief Technology Officer) and reports to the Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (Chief Technology Officer).  


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section).
  • You may be subjected to undergo a urinalysis for a drug test.
  • Moving and Relocation Expenses are not authorized.
  • You must complete/have completed a 1-year supervisory probation period.


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As the Supervisory IT Project Manager, performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised; plans, schedules, and assigns work to subordinates.  Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance critiques.  Provides advice and counsel to staff related work and administrative matters.  Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area.  Carries out Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and program activities.

Serves as the COPS technical expert on the information and technology and business applications processes for the COPS Office and is responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing business standards and technology processes for the agency.  Plans and develops long-range objectives and milestones for IT projects that involve substantive, mission-oriented programs, such as projects implementing enterprise-level applications and/or changes to IT infrastructure to meet an agency's modified business processes.  Manages IT projects with high complexity or risk, such as agency-wide system integrations that include large-scale enterprise resource planning. Develops and implements project management procedures, tools, templates, activities, and infrastructure. 

Manages the life cycle of an information technology project from concept development through implementation; identifies customer requirements, develops technical approaches, and coordinates project resources related to project costs and schedules.  Provides technical guidance to contractor counterparts on systems and documentation requirements, including problem reports and troubleshooting plans.  Ensures contractor performs in accordance with established procedures and that product conforms to established specification and requirements.

Initiates and maintains contact and provides expert technical advice and guidance to contractual project managers and professionals.  Serves as a senior technical advisor and/or Contracting Officer's Representative (COR).  Keeps the Contracting Officer informed on progress, proposed contract modifications, validity of claims, analysis of proposals, and assessment of contract time extensions.

The Supervisory IT Project Manager conducts business process analyses and studies.  Incorporates findings affecting program operations, such as financial, administrative, and/or quality control processes, into reports, requirements documents, and project or program plans.  Reviews technical analyses for completeness, feasibility, and applicability. 


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To qualify for this position you must meet both the basic and specialized experience requirements as defined.

Basic Requirement:  You have IT related experience that demonstrates possession of each of the four competencies: attention to detail, customer service, oral communication, and problem solving. Your experience includes the following: review business requirements of customer organizations; work with other departments to establish priorities for IT projects; provide advice on and devise solutions to a wide range of IT issues; and evaluate the effectiveness of installed systems and services. -and

Specialized Experience:  You have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your skill in, and ability to 1) lead and/or manage IT systems development projects from design to support; 2) collect and analyze IT system data to assess and optimize existing enterprise architecture; 3) coordinate the installation, configurations, initialization, and maintenance for IT projects; and 4) develop design specifications for a major module or component of a new or enhanced software system.

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

Status (merit promotion) candidates must submit a SF-50 (notification of personnel action) that demonstrates serving 52 weeks at the next lower level and includes your name, position title, pay plan, series, grade, tenure, position occupied, agency, etc. It must also show competitive service and permanent or conditional appointment –or- that you are from an agency with an interchange agreement. You must meet time-in-grade requirements in order to be considered. There may be situations where more than one SF-50 is needed to verify time-in-grade requirements, as well as, eligibility for consideration.


For Noncompetitive Applicants -  All qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.

For Merit Promotion Applicants - If you meet the qualification requirements based on your online application and are found to be among the top candidates you will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  • Supervise/Manage a Diverse Workforce 
  • Teamwork 
  • Planning and Evaluating 
  • Problem Solving 
  • Oral Communication
  • Communicate in Writing 
  • Technical Competence


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The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees


Conditions of Employment:
1. Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation.
2. DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
3. All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see ). If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

Other Information:  
- The Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism. 
- The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department. 
- The Department provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing specialist listed in the vacancy announcement. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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You must submit a complete Application Package by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, May 09, 2013.
* To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. 

* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

* To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.


The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:
   1. Your Résumé: Resumes should include full description of job duties as well as dates (mm/yr) of employment
   2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
   3. Other supporting documents:
         - Eligibility documents, required below

Other Supporting Documents (Submit if applicable to you):

  • Current/Former Career/Career-Conditional Eligibles/ Interchange Agreement eligibles: Applying as a merit promotion and/or non-competitive candidate, MUST submit a SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that demonstrates serving 52 weeks at the next lower level and includes your name, position title, pay plan, series, grade, tenure, position occupied, agency, etc. It must also show competitive service and permanent or conditional appointment –or- an equivalent document you are from an agency with an interchange agreement with proof of their permanent appointment and meet other conditions of the Agreement.
  • VEOA Eligibles: Applying as a merit promotion eligible candidate, MUST submit Veteran's Preference documentation, for consideration: DD214, VA letter, SF-15 if claiming 10 pt. preference OR if you currently on active duty, a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions. For more information on veterans’ preference see   
  • VRA or 30% Disabled Veteran Eligibles: Applying as a non-competitive candidate, MUST submit a copy of your DD214, VA letter, SF-15 if claiming 10 pt. preference OR if you currently on active duty; a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions  (For positions up to GS-11).   For more information on veterans’ preference see     
  • Peace Corps Volunteers/Personnel Eligibles: Applying as a non-competitive candidate, MUST submit documentation of no less than 36 months of continuous service without a break in service of 3 days or more and separated within the last 3 years.  For more information see
  • Schedule A, Persons with Disabilities Appointment Eligibles: Applying as a non-competitive candidate, MUST submit a copy of your Schedule A letter from a physician, local, state or federal rehabilitation office citing your eligibility under 5 CFR 213.3102 (u).  For more information and proof required see
  • Non-Competitive Reassignment/Transfer/Reinstatement Eligibles: Applying as a non-competitive candidate, MUST submit a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) in the competitive service (i.e., showing name, position title, pay plan, series, grade, tenure, position occupied, agency, etc.) with the same or higher promotion potential as this position (14).
  • Miscellaneous Authorities Not Regulated by the Office of Personnel Management Eligibles: Applying as a non-competitive candidate (Postal Career Service Employees, Postal Service Commission Employees, GAO, US Courts, etc), MUST submit a copy of your current Notification of Personnel Action (or equivalent) that reflects your eligibility.  For more information see
  • Certain Family Members Eligible under E.O. 12721: Applying as a competitive or non-competitive candidate, MUST submit a copy of your most recent non-award SF-50 and performance appraisal.
  • Certain Military Spouses Eligible under E.O. 13473: Applying as a non-competitive candidate, MUST submit a copy Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders, issued within the last 2 years, that lists you as authorized to accompany the Military member to the new duty permanent station; OR  verification of the member's 100% disability (VA Letter); and/or verification of the member's death while on active duty (DD-1300 and Death Certificate) AND verification of the marriage to the service member (i.e., a marriage license or other legal documentation verifying marriage).  For more information see
  • Foreign Service Eligibles: Applying as a non-competitive candidate, MUST submit a copy of your most recent Foreign Service Notification of Personnel Action, showing that you were/are serving under an unlimited, career-type appointment AND have completed at least 1 year of continuous service without a break of a workday under one or more non temporary Foreign Service appointments.   For more information see
  • CTAP/ICTAP eligibles: If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under CTAP or ICTAP must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria, not including veterans’ preference points, if applicable.  Proof of eligibility include the following:  Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; AND most recent performance evaluation; AND SF-50 demonstrating your separation or the position you will be separated from.  Worker's Compensation Separation: Agency certification of inability to place employee AND Notification of Separation OR Separation SF-50. Disability Annuity Termination: Notification from OPM of disability annuity termination AND Separation SF-50 of the last position held. Military Reserve or National Guard Technician Special Disability Retirement Annuity under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456: Certification of special disability retirement annuity from a military department or National Guard Bureau AND Separation SF-50 of the last position held (

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following 866956.   Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


Philadelphia Services Branch
Phone: (215)861-3074
Agency Information:
Philadelphia Services Branch
US Office of Personnel Management
600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview. You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

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