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Job Title:  Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (Policy and Planning)
Department:  Department Of Homeland Security
Agency:  Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Job Announcement Number:  FLETC-ITD-2013-0020

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$113,735.00 to $147,857.00 / Per Year
Monday, April 22, 2013 to Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Permanent position. - Work schedule is full-time.
1 vacancy - Glynco, GA, US  View Map

All U.S. Citizens

For definitions of terms used in this announcement click here.

This position is also open to status candidates under announcement number FLETC-ITD-2013-0019.



Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career?  If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling.  DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters.  The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.  Make an impact; join DHS.

“We Train Those Who Protect Our Homeland.”  The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) is a unique inter-agency organization that prepares the next generation of law enforcement officers to meet the Nation's most pressing security challenges.  To see an informational video and learn more about the FLETC’s vital Homeland Security Mission, please click here.

This position is located in the Innovation and Technology Directorate, Innovation Office, IT Solutions Management Division, Glynco, Georgia.  The selectee is responsible for providing leadership and managerial oversight for the planning and acquisition activities of a broad range of enterprise technology-based solutions that require the application of sound strategic planning, capital planning, workforce planning, performance planning, policy and standards development, budgeting, process improvement, portfolio management, knowledge management, infrastructure planning and operations information architecture, risk management, and information security principles.

Applicable relocation expenses will be paid.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must be able to maintain a Secret level security clearance.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • You will be required to undergo initial and random drug screening.
  • Financial disclosure required.


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The Supervisory Information Technology Specialist will manage the activities, responsibilities, and resources of the IT Solutions Management Division. In addition, the selectee will:

  • Provide leadership and managerial oversight for the planning and acquisition activities of a broad range of enterprise technology-based solutions.
  • Assess policy needs and develop policies to govern IT solutions management functions, services and performance.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders, business owners, and customers.
  • Serve as principle adviser to CIO, DCIO and other senior management staff.
  • Provides leadership/supervision to a subordinate staff of employees; develops and implements procedures and internal controls; and manages the assignment of work.
  • Use a high level of innovation and creativity to determine, develop, and implement leading edge solutions as appropriate to meet stakeholders’ needs while seeking cost effective IT support services, hardware, and software solutions.
  • Assure IT projects adhere to applicable policies and laws; oversee the development of project artifacts such as Capability Development Plans, Mission Need Statements, Analysis of Alternatives, and Project Plans, and oversee project stage reviews. 


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All applicants must meet the qualification requirements listed below by the closing date of this announcement.

For the GS-15 grade level: Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service.  For this position, specialized experience is defined as experience providing supervision and/or managing Information Technology projects for a large enterprise; and serving as the principle analyst and expert technical advisor to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and senior leadership staff regarding Component's IT project management, research and development, applications development, database development, and/or web development.



We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements described in this announcement.  If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be evaluated in addition to the online job questionnaire that is based on the following competencies needed to perform this job:

  1. Formulates effective IT strategies that examine strategic planning and policy issues with a long-term perspective; builds upon IT organizational strengths while identifying potential threats and opportunities including the consideration of external influences; and supports the determination of appropriate priorities and objectives.
  2. Demonstrated ability to seek internal and external customers’ IT interests and points of view; appropriately adjust priorities, solve problems, and provide quality service.
  3. Skill in providing supervisory responsibilities in order to select, develop, motivate and supervise a subordinate staff.
  4. Proficiency in reviewing proposed new systems, networks, software designs, and equipment configurations of multiple IT disciplines.
  5. Knowledge and use of project development methodologies and project management tools.
  6. Applies and adapts new theories, concepts, principles, standards, methods, or practices to enhance agency efficiency and effectiveness.

If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:
Best Qualified: This is the highest category and will be used for candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates high proficiency in all of the critical competencies.
Well-Qualified: This is the next lower category and will be used for candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies.
Qualified: This is the lowest category and will be used for candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies.
If you are determined to be best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles:  If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible.  Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here to access OPM’s Career Transition Resources website.  To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ ICTAP, you must be placed in the best qualified category for this position, as described above.  In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement. 

Veterans: Preference eligible non-compensable veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify.  Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific, professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher.  This position is considered scientific/professional.  For information on veterans’ preference, please click here

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DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including:  health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays.  Other benefits may include:  flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniforms (if applicable); health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities.  For more information, go to and select “benefits.”


To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy.  To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for a Secret clearance as a condition of placement into this position.  Continued employment is contingent upon favorable adjudication of periodic reinvestigation.  This may include a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.

Veterans, Peace Corps, VISTA volunteers, and people with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission.  If you are a member of one of these groups and need more information, please click on the links above to determine your eligibility and to understand the documentation that would be required with your application.

Physical Demands: The work is primarily sedentary.  Some work may require walking and standing in conjunction with travel and to attendance to meetings and conferences away from the work site.  Some work may involve lifting or carrying of items such as office materials, books, computers, electronic and information technology weighing up to 50 pounds, or similar items.  Driving a vehicle may be required.  Trips to other elements within the organization are routine and trips to other government agencies or contractor sites may be required.  Incumbent works with information processing workstations.  Intense concentration and performance of duties at maximum capability is required to meet deadlines.  No special or out of ordinary physical effort is required.

Work Environment: The majority of the work is performed in an office setting.  The incumbent must be able to make site visits to on-site and off-site locations.  The incumbent does spend time in private or on public transportation in conjunction with travel to meetings and visits to other government offices or contractor facilities.  Working hours are within the typical workday, however major and non-major IT projects may require overtime or weekend support.  The work area involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions.  Temperatures in computer and network communications facilities are controlled to accommodate the hardware and may necessitate exposure to uncomfortable conditions.

All employees are required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer DD/EFT for salary payments.

This position requires a financial disclosure report.  Selectee for this position must complete OGE Form 450 and file it with the immediate supervisor for forwarding to the FLETC Chief Counsel Office no later than 10 days prior to entrance on duty.

New supervisors/managers must successfully complete a 1-year probationary period as a condition of employment.

This is a drug testing position which requires a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.  Employment is contingent upon favorable results.  The employee will also be subject to random drug testing.


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Your application must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on the closing date of this announcement.  To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents.  See Required Documents section for more detail.

We strongly encourage you to apply online.  If you cannot apply online, you may contact the Human Capital Help Desk at OR by calling (912) 267-2289 between the hours of 7:30 am and 4:30 pm ET (excluding Federal holidays) prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance.


  1. Your résumé
  2. Are you a veteran? You must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) and/or documentation of service connected disability. Applicants who are active duty service members and apply for federal employment shall be considered for competitive service positions and granted tentative veterans’ preference status when they submit a certification, in lieu of a DD-214, when applying for a federal job.  Click here for more veterans' information.
  3. Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)? Submit:
  • a copy of your agency notice,
  • a copy of your most recent performance rating, and
  • a copy of your most recent non-award SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.


Laverne McGary
Phone: 912-267-3221
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 912-267-3221
Agency Information:
1131 Chapel Crossing Road
Glynco, GA
Fax: 000-000-0000


Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews.  You will receive an e-mail letting you know your application was received.  Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process.  To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on “Application Status,” and then click “More Information.”  We expect to make a final selection within 60 days after the deadline for applications.  If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

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