Job Overview


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.


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.