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Job Title:  Supervisory Information Technology Specialist
Agency:  Environmental Protection Agency
Job Announcement Number:  PH-13-CLW-905632

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, July 08, 2013 to Friday, July 19, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States
Federal employees Government-wide in DC commuting area


Founded in 1970, EPA is a dynamic organization employing people from diverse backgrounds dedicated to improving and preserving the quality of public health and the environment.

EPA seeks to recruit exceptional men and women who will work in new creative ways that are cleaner for the environment, cheaper for business and taxpayers, and smarter for America's future. One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.


 As Supervisory Information Technology Specialist, you will serve as the Director for Systems Operations, Development, and Data Analysis staff within the Office of Mission Systems (OMS), under the Office of Inspector General (OIG). The SODDA directorate is responsible for technical support, application development, data analysis and network operations.


 The SODDA director is responsible for carrying out these four functions and ensuring that OIG IT operations are functionally operational and meet all of the OMB and Agency system requirements. The incumbent works closely with the Assistant Inspector General and Deputy Assistant Inspector General (DAIG)  for OMS, providing them with expert and timely advice, and ensures  that the AIG/DAIG are appraised of all matters that require attention or action.


The incumbent also plans, monitors, and reports on all work within the directorate. The incumbent promotes process improvements within the directorate, assists in the strategic planning process, assesses performance of directorate personnel in reaching OMS goals and objectives, and ensures project quality as it pertains to work performed in the directorate. He/she recommends improvements to the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of the OIG information system programs; ;identifies the amount and type of resources necessary to effectively accomplish OIG goals and objectives and leads OMS change efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of OIG operations. The Director may also initiate actions to contract for information systems services.


 The incumbent uses leadership and communication skills to coordinate organizational plans with appropriate offices within EPA, other Federal agencies and technical organizations, and negotiate agreements on matters involving different perspectives to persuade others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, and/or alternative viewpoints. The incumbent produces well-written reports and wellfocused briefings that meet customer information needs.


Who May Apply : Federal government employees with Competitive status in the DC commuting area.

 Status (merit promotion) candidates must submit a ;SF-50 (notification of personnel action) that demonstrates serving 52 weeks at the next lower level and includes your name, position title, pay plan, series, grade, tenure, position occupied, agency, etc. It must also show competitive service and permanent or conditional appointment.;You must meet time-in-grade requirements in order to be considered. There may be situations where more than one SF-50 is needed to verify time-in-grade requirements, as well as, eligibility for consideration.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See the How To Apply section.)


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Lead, participate, and implements the organizational vision of OIG, working  with the AIG and DAIG in developing the OMS Strategic, Multi-year, and Annual Plans.

Prioritize work within assigned area, assigning personnel; approving  operations, objectives, and budget.

Oversee planning ,implementation and evaluation of projects.

Serve as a senior advisor and consultant to OMS management.

Provide leadership and supervision to the Systems Operations, Systems Development, and Technical Support groups.

Oversee software development and commercial-off-the shelf software package configurations that involve the design, documentation, development, modification, testing, installation, implementation, and support of new and existing software applications. 

Function as a technical expert in applying the principles and methods of application software development, commercial-off-the shelf software package configuration, data conversion, and system testing. 

Prepare or evaluate contractor work scope, funding requests, performance schedules, milestones, and deliverables for system development projects, ensuring that the work is appropriate, well planned, and performed in a cost-effective manner.


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 BASIC REQUIREMENT: You must possess information technology related experience that demonstrates possession of each of the four required competencies related to:

1. Attention to Detail - Conducts comprehensive evaluations based on current and future agency requirements.

 2. Customer Service - Serves as the principal point-of-contact with external groups in the planning and coordination of efforts to enhance the IT enterprise architecture.

3. Oral Communication - Presents position papers proposing adoption of promising new developments.

4. Problem Solving - Researches new technologies involving innovative concepts or approaches.


You must have at least one full year of information technology experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates advanced knowledge of and ability in the full range of information technology and administrative management functions in order to manage infrastructure operations. Your  experience  must demonstrates your ability to

 1) supervise a staff of IT professionals;

 2) manage the implementation and operation of network systems.

 3) plan and manage IT projects that have a high level of complexity.

 4) participate in the development of short and long term strategic planning.

 5) develop policies, guidelines, and standards for the planning, development, integration, implementation and evaluation of information technology systems and data analysis. 

 6) serve as a technical expert and consultant.


Your specific experience must be documented in your resume.

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

Status candidates must meet time in grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level.)


Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):


Skill in information technology systems.

Ability to supervise staff and manage a program.

Skill in managing projects.

Ability to Interact with others.

Skill in written communication for purpose of program management.


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EPA participates in e-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information


Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, July 19, 2013 to receive consideration.

* To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. 

* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

* To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.


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

1. Your Résumé

2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire

3.  A copy of your latest performance evaluation
4. Other supporting documents:

- - SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action  which shows competitive service appointment, tenure group, grade, and salary. Employees applying with an interchange agreement must clearly claim that, and provide proof of their permanent appointment. If you are applying for a higher grade, you must provide the SF-50 Form which shows the length of time you have been in the next lower grade level. (Examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, with-in grade/range increases, and SF-50s one or more years old.) 


Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 905632

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

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, July 19, 2013 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

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

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items

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


Philadelphia Services Branch
Phone: (215)861-3074
Agency Information:
Philadelphia Services Branch
US Office of Personnel Management
600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.

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