To qualify for this position you must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies as described below:
1) Attention to Detail - being thorough when providing oversight of information technology and conscientious about attending to detail in the application of IT policies and procedures;
2) Customer Service - working with clients and customers (e.g., senior management officials, information technology personnel, research and development organizations, etc.) to assess technology needs, providing technical information or assistance, resolving IT problems, or satisfying expectations; knowledgeable about innovations in IT products and services; and committed to providing quality products and services;
3) Oral Communication - expressing highly technical information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; delivering technically authoritative and persuasive oral presentations; listening to others, attending to nonverbal cues, and responding appropriately; and
4) Problem Solving - identifying technology problems; determining accuracy and relevance of information; and using expert judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
In addition to having the four competencies listed above, applicants must demonstrate the following specialized experience in their resumes:
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service applying advanced information systems concepts and principles, IT disciplines, enterprise IT architecture concepts, principles, procedures and policies; leading projects through the IT system Development Lifecycle (SDLC) phases such as "Stage Gates"; developing and coordinating IT project resources to include monitoring and inspecting costs, work and contractor performance; delivering IT project results within the constraints of schedule, budget and resources; and managing complex IT projects with diverse stakeholders.
Education cannot be substituted for specialized experience at this grade level.
All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
Conditions of Employment:
1. Time-in-Grade: Career or career-conditional current and former Federal employees who select to apply under merit promotion procedures must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade level of this position.
2. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
3. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
4. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
5. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
6. Financial disclosure statement may be required.
7. One-year probationary period may be required.
8. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: No
9. Bargaining Unit Position: No
10. Drug Screening Required: No
11. Recruitment incentives may be authorized: No
12. Student loan repayment incentive authorized: No
13. Annual leave for non-federal service authorized: No
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the job opportunity announcement closes, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
For Competitive Merit Promotion and Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Applicants: The highest rated candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.
For Noncompetitive Applicants: All qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.
The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure the following competencies that are required for this position:
- Project Management
- Problem Solving
- Evaluation and Planning
To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link: View Assessment Questions