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Job Title:  Information Technology Project Manager
Department:  Department Of Energy
Agency:  Department of Energy
Job Announcement Number:  EEGO-13-CR-94-JW-00407

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
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 to Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Full-Time - TERM Appointment NTE 4 years
FEW vacancies - Washington, DC, US  View Map

All U.S. Citizens


This position is also advertised to status candidates as a Merit Promotion announcement, vacancy #EEGO-13-MP-95-JW-00407


The mission of the Office of Business Operations is to ensure the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) receives the operational support it needs to excel in the accomplishment of its mission.  The Office of the Business Operations proactively seeks to identify ways to strengthen EERE’s organization, operations, human capital, and project management while achieving significant cost savings.  The Office is led by the Chief Operations Officer and reports to the Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

This is a TERM position not to exceed 4 years.  Term Appointments do not confer competitive status and cannot be converted to permanent positions without further competition.  Term employees are eligible for health and life insurance, are covered under the Federal Employees Retirement System, and are eligible to participate in the Thrift Savings Plan. 


A successful candidate in this position will independently or through a multi-disciplinary team, lead IT projects in support of large-scale enterprise change initiatives; advise leadership to advance IT services within the agency and to integrate multiple business areas or systems within EERE and with Departmental and Government-wide IT systems.


  • You must be a United States Citizen
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program
  • Relocation is at your own expense
  • Some overnight travel required.


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As an Information Technology (IT) Project manager, you will:

  • IT Project Management: Provides technical IT project management advice and coordination to manage the modification and new development efforts of numerous large scale software development efforts.  Typically the incumbent will lead teams in defining standard solutions, platforms, and best practices and runs multiple projects concurrently.  Teams brainstorm evaluate, and analyze potential improvements and technology pathways that may add value to existing systems and programs in support of advancing the agency's mission.  Identifies user requirements and assists with the design, development and documentation of business processes in IT systems under development.
  • IT expert and Advisory Services: As an expert in information technology, the incumbent provides advice and assistance to program managers, IT specialists and the ITS Director on a variety of areas including IT systems development projects from design to support and evaluating existing systems and services.  The incumbent advises on enterprise architecture issues to ensure compatibility of existing systems to planned improvements.
  • Customer Service and Client Support: Works with executive management, transformation change leaders, and stakeholders to identify, evaluate, mitigate and minimize risks associated with process changes and systems development.


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A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

Experience in IT project management


EXAMPLES: Manages projects; assists enterprise-wide change from multiple IT systems to an integrated IT architecture; plans, executes, oversees and reports on IT projects; markets, outreach, budget management for successful implementation of IT programs and initiatives; defines systems scope and objectives; collaborates with customers or stakeholders to develop requirements; and develops strategies to resolve project and technical issue.


Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

1. Project Management:  Demonstrated skill in project planning and management, including strategic program planning and evaluation.

2. Skill in accomplishing work through others including making assignments and evaluating work results.

3. Ability to plan, implements, and evaluate results for projects related to improvement of IT programs.

4. Oral communication:  Demonstrated ability to communicate orally including negotiating with affected parties such as agency customers or vendors and explaining technical information to a variety of audiences. Work also requires skill in coordinating work efforts, providing clear instructions and expectations, negotiating resolutions to issues, and presenting information to all levels of employees both internally and externally.

5. Planning, analysis, and evaluation of programs, processes, and services

6. Planning and analysis:  Applied knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methods and analytical skills to evaluate, respond to a broad range of issues, gather and analyze data, perform program or project evaluations, measurement studies, and other program-evaluation related issues.

7. Skill in interpreting and developing policy and procedures related to a variety of programs subject to regulatory compliance, including travel, safety, and security

8. Written Communication:  Skill in preparing manuscripts which are explanatory, persuasive, or exploratory in nature for a variety of audiences.

9. Technical Proficiency: Expert level knowledge of IT programs development for a large-scale program involving multiple IT specialties.

10. Planning and analysis:  Applied knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methods and analytical skills to evaluate, respond to a broad range of issues, gather and analyze data, perform program or project evaluations, measurement studies, and other program-evaluation related issues.

11. Skill in leading strategic planning activities, which include facilitating partnerships to formulate new initiatives, systems and processes, and to address barriers to deploying renewable energy technologies 

There is no educational substitution for specialized experience at the GS-14 level.

Please review the OPM page for information on qualifications: 2210  series

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcements.

Some overnight travel required.


We will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements.

If you meet the qualifications requirements and are found to be among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

Your application will be rated by the system using Category Rating. The quality categories are defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified" and Qualified". Within each category, veteran preference eligible’s will be listed at the top of the category.

If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted.

To preview questions please click here.


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The Department of Energy offers comprehensive and competitive benefits. You may be eligible for some or all of the following:

•Health, life, dental, vision, and long-term care insurance

•Retirement program

•Paid holiday, sick, and vacation time

•Flexible work schedules and telework

•Training and education opportunities

•Transit benefit

•Flexible Spending Account

•Thrift Savings Plan (401k equivalent)

•Health and wellness programs

•Employee Assistance Program

•Worklife4You Resource


For more information on these benefits, see the USAJOBS Resource Center's Interactive Benefits Page.


The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

•Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.

•If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.

•A one year trial period and background investigation is required.

•All males must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register.


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How To Apply:

To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application on or before the closing but no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish. Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish before the deadline. Our application system displays a countdown timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference.

Steps to submit a complete application:

1.You must have a USAJOBS account and be logged in.

2.You must have a completed resume. (Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded resumes and require that you have a completed resume within your USAJOBS profile using the Resume Builder).

3.Once you are logged in and all of your application materials ready, click the 'Apply Now' button.

4.You must respond to all applicant assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.

5.You will then be asked to upload additional supporting documentation, which may include (but is not limited to) transcripts, portfolio samples, certifications, and verification of veteran status.

6. IMPORTANT: In the final step of the application process you will be shown a copy of your resume and all the information you entered during the application process. You must click the 'Finish' button at the bottom of this final page and receive confirmation that your application has been received. If you do not click 'Finish', your application will not be received.

If your resume does not support the responses in your application questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.

This vacancy is being concurrently advertised under DE/Category Rating procedure as announcement EEGO-13-MP-95-JW-00407. You must apply to the vacancy for which you wish to receive consideration. If you wish to be considered for this position under both DE and MP procedures, you must apply to both announcements.


•If you experience any difficulties with the application process (anything after you have clicked the Apply Now button), please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement between normal business hours.

•If you are having trouble with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account profile issues, or Resume Builder help, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or e-mail

•If you are experiencing a significant hardship which hinders your ability to apply online please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement during normal business hours.


Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.

If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.

ALL APPLICANTS: Resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.

Applicants using education to qualify (if applicable): Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and grade. Education may not be applicable for some jobs at higher grade levels. Please see the Education section for more information.

•Current/former Federal employees: Most recent Standard Form (SF) 50. To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show: position title and type, occupational series, grade, and tenure.

Displaced Federal employees: ICTAP/CTAP documentation.

Veterans: veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.


Carol Vogel
Phone: 303-437-8824
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
Human Resources Office
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


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