Job Overview


If you wish to be considered under merit promotion procedures, please see vacancy announcement PH-13-JP-866956.

 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).  


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.