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Job Title:Supervisory IT Specialist (PLCYPLN)

Agency:National Archives and Records Administration

Job Announcement Number:JD873017SH

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year


Monday, April 15, 2013 to Monday, April 29, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
College Park, MD United StatesView Map


United States Citizens



You will serve as a Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (Policy and Planning) in Agency Services, Office of the Chief Records Officer, Policy Analysis and Enforcement Branch, Records Management Policy Section (ACPP).  You will also serve as the ACPP Section Head.

Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, you can make history at the National Archives.  Our dedicated staff works across a variety of career fields to safeguard the records of the Federal Government - more than 10 billion of them.

Visit our Employee Gallery at to see the kinds of dynamic projects our staff are undertaking.   If you want a career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the National Archives!

For more information on the College Park facility, visit: .


Who May Apply:  All U.S. Citizens.


Note:   This position is being advertised concurrently under Merit Promotion procedures.   Applicants under special hiring authorities (e.g., Disabilities Program, Peace Corps, Former overseas employee, Former National Guard Technician, etc.) who wish to be considered must apply under Merit Promotion procedures, Job Announcement number JD872698SH.


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background Investigation & Security Clearance required (TS/SCI)
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing Required
  • Relocation Expenses Will Not Be Paid


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- Supervises the Records Management Policy staff.


- Serves as the principal focal point concerning developments and events that affect NARA and AC (the Office of the Chief Records Officer) Strategic Plan implementation, or Federal recordkeeping, especially electronic recordkeeping and the development and implementation of digital record strategies.


- Maintains familiarity with archival and records management literature and oversees the analysis of the impact of theoretical constructs on NARA policy and guidance. Also oversees the analysis on the convergence of new or revised records management and archival theories and approaches with the current state of the art in information technology and reports on the practical impact of implementation of the new theories or approaches to AC operations.


- Serves as a senior agency and inter-governmental subject matter expert and consultant to top agency management officials, both within and outside of NARA, using advanced IT principles, standards and concepts to advise on policy and technical matters related to electronic records management.


- Serves as the NARA representative or as a member of the NARA team in partnership with Federal agencies and international collaborations in an effort to improve Federal record keeping.


- Undertakes special projects as assigned relating to improving records management in the Federal government.   Serves as a project manager for complex projects that are broad in scope and that have Government-wide impact.


- Develops or participates in development of standards, regulations, guidelines, policy directives, publications, and training materials relating to electronic records and electronic record keeping.


- Provides internal and external briefings and presentations to NARA executives, managers and staff Federal agency executives, managers and staff; and non­federal organizations.


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One year of IT-related experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal government that included IT systems analysis, archival/records management, and policy analysis and development.  This experience also demonstrated the following competencies:  attention to detail (thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail); customer service (building and maintaining a customer-focused environment in which the needs of customers are continuously re-evaluated, and opportunities to improve customer service are aggressively sought); oral communication (conveying a wide range of information and ideas logically, politely, and professionally, including actively engaging in discussions and listening and responding to questions with ease, persuasion, and sensitivity to the audience); and problem solving (thinking strategically about organizational issues and problems in order to develop new insights and formulate creative solutions to enhance organizational efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity).


Please refer to the Office of Personnel Management's, Operating Manual:  Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions for further information: .



Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.   To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.   Your resume must specifically and clearly show your possession of the required specialized experience and your possession of the required competencies.

We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the competencies related to the position.   The required competencies are:  

- Problem Solving

- Execution and Results

- Customer Service

- Leads Through Change

- Leads Teams

- Professional Credibility (IT Systems Analysis; Archival/Records Management; and Policy Analysis and Development)  

Based on the information you provided in your application package, we will assign you to one of three quality categories - Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified.  Those applicants who are determined to be best qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration.  Qualified veterans are placed ahead of non-veterans within each category.   Qualified veterans with a service connected disability of 10% or more are placed ahead of non-veterans in the best qualified category.


If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or your responses are not supported by your resume, your score will be adjusted.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


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NARA offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  For more information, visit the following websites: or


Qualifications by Closing Date:  You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.  Please note that qualification claims will be subject to verification.


Probationary Period:  Under Public Notice procedures, you are required to serve a one-year probationary period.  Also, if you are a first-time Federal supervisor, you are required to serve a one-year probationary period (served concurrently with the Public Notice probationary period).


Veterans' Preference:  If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty or other proof of eligibility. (The member 4 copy or other copy that indicates character of discharge is preferable.)   If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.   For more information on veterans' preference, see Veteran's Information Page, USAJOBS - Veterans.

VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011:
  If you are an active duty service member of the armed forces, Public Law 112-56, ensures that certain individuals do not lose the opportunity to be considered for Federal service (and awarded their veterans' preference entitlements if applicable) despite not having a DD-214 to submit along with the application package (resume).   Service members must submit with their application a certification from the armed forces that certifies that they are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.   For more information on VOW, see Veteran's Information page -

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program:
  If you are an eligible ICTAP applicant you may apply for special selection consideration.  You must meet minimum qualifications and be rated well-qualified for the position (i.e., receive a score of 85 or above based on your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire).  You must provide a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel actions form with your application.  More information:


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:


1.   Your Resume
2.   A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3.   Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, April 29, 2013. 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete the cover page using the following Vacancy ID:  873017.   


Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


Note:  To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status of this position.


If you cannot apply online:

1.   Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire    View Occupational Questionnaire, and

2.   Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire and

3.   Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documentation to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


The following documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement:


·        Resume - Relevant work experience must include: Job title, duties, hours worked per week, starting and ending dates of employment (month and year), and salary.

·        Responses to Occupational Questionnaire.

·        Veterans Preference documentation (DD-214 (member 4 copy or other copy that indicates character of discharge) or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letter as appropriate), if applicable.



Sherry L. Haskins
Phone: (760)330-1887
Agency Information:
Saint Louis, MO


Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.   We will review your résumé to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.   We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and may interview the best-qualified applicants.   After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a background investigation and security clearance check.   A final job offer for this position is typically made within 40 days after the closing date of the announcement.


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