For the GS-14 grade level, you must also have one year of
specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-13).
Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the
particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully
perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work
of the position to be filled. Such experience is typically gained in the IT
field or through the performance of work where the primary concern is IT.
Specialized experience includes defining the shape and scope of a service
oriented architecture environment, and proscribes how compliance with the
architecture will be built into development programs; identifying technical
capabilities, tools, schemas, standards, best practices, and training
requirements necessary to meet functional area objectives, emerging issues, and
future needs; ensuring all aspects of assigned functional area architectures
are cohesive and effectively integrated; ensuring compliance with functional
area guidelines including integration, interoperability, platform independence
and the ability to fit into a service oriented architecture environment. Note:
A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week.
Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in
appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such
experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and
responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such
Experience: You must have IT-related experience in each of the
following four competencies which must be supported by the information
contained in your resume and other application materials. Experience must be IT
related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or
completion of specific, intensive training, as appropriate. Attention To
Detail: Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending
to detail. Customer Service: Work with clients and customers (that is,
any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit
produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency,
other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs,
provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their
expectations; know about available products and services; is committed to
providing quality products and services. Oral Communication: Express
information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively,
taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example,
technical, sensitive, controversial); make clear and convincing oral
presentations; listen to others, attend to nonverbal cues, and respond
appropriately. Problem Solving: Identify problems; determine accuracy
and relevance of information; use sound judgment to generate and evaluate
alternatives, and to make recommendations.
Education: Applicants please note there is no substitution for
education for this position.
You will be rated on the following
competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position. Narrative
responses are not required at this time.
1. Demonstrated knowledge and
experience in developing an agency-wide enterprise architecture organization
program and architecture.
2. Demonstrated knowledge and
experience identifying architecture segments and developing an as-is and to-be
architecture for a segment(s).
3. Demonstrated knowledge and experience
in providing architectural governance over major IT programs during a milestone
review and/or program management review.
4. Demonstrated knowledge and
experience in developing methodology and processes using enterprise
architecture to maintain alignment between IT initiatives and the achievement
of mission outcome.
Demonstrated ability to communicate,
orally and in writing, to senior managers including the ability to advocate,
defend, clarify, negotiate, and justify courses of action with national implications.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work Is primarily sedentary but occasional travel is required. Factor 9 Work EnvironmentWork is performed in an office setting.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is 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.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.