You must meet the United States Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) qualification requirements (including specialized experience and/or educational requirements) for the advertised position. You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs2200/2210-AltA.asp
Specialized experience: is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. Candidates for the GS-15 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower GS-14 grade level in the Federal service.
Specialized experience for this position includes experience with all of the following skill sets:
Skill Set 1- Experience implementing and managing large and complex information technology initiatives, programs, and projects;
Skill Set 2- Experience preparing high-level program plans including setting program goals, monitoring program progress, and program development;
Skill Set 3- Experience communicating effectively to ensure customer satisfaction with processes and results;
Skill Set 4- Experience in budget forecasting and execution to support assigned programs in accordance with financial guidelines.
In addition to meeting specialized experience requirements, you must have IT-related experience demonstrating the competencies listed at the following link: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs2200/2210-AltA.asp.
Education may not be substituted at this grade level.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your eligibility for consideration and qualifications for the position will be determined based upon a review of your detailed resume and your responses to job specific self-assessment questions.Your resume will be evaluated based on evidence of your ability to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) for this position, possession of any specialized experience, and how well your background and experience relates to the self-assessment questions in the job announcement. The self-assessment questions relate to the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies:
KSA 1 -Knowledge of the latest advanced IT concepts, theories, principles, practices and techniques to manage IT programs, and to advise other IT experts, IT project managers, and management officials on a variety of situations and issues that involve applying or adapting new theories, concepts, principles, standards, methods, or practices relating to the IT program managed.
KSA 2 -Ability to communicate effectively with functional managers, program managers, subject matter specialists, and contractor representatives to develop ideas in a logical, analytical sequence, to express thoughts clearly, and to write concisely.
KSA 3 -Ability to use effective reporting functions in order to draft, develop, and modify internal agency reports and reports to other agencies.
KSA 4-Knowledge of budget processes, policies, procedures, and regulations.
Your application will then be evaluated and rated under Category Rating and Selection procedures. Category rating procedures evaluate your total qualifying experience, education, and training and assigns them into a single, pre-defined quality category. Qualified applicants are assigned to one of three categories following a review of their resume and other supporting documentation. Each category is defined as follows:
Best Qualified - Applicant possesses exceptional experience with a background that demonstrates a superior level of knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies required to perform the duties of the position.
Well Qualified - Applicant possesses good experience with a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies required to perform the duties of the position.
Qualified - Applicant possesses the minimum qualifications with a background that demonstrates a basic level of knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies required to perform the duties of the position.
Veterans' preference is applied by listing preference eligibles ahead of non-preference eligibles within the same quality category in which they are placed. Qualified preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent will be placed at the top of the highest quality category ('Best Qualified'), except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Qualified) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category.
For more information on category rating procedures, please visit http://www.opm.gov/employ/category_rating/cr_factsheet.pdf.
Please note that a complete application is required for consideration. (Please review the "Required Documents" section of this job announcement to see what must be included in a complete application).
Certified applicants who are referred to the Hiring Manager may be asked to come in for interviews which may consist of two parts:
- Behavioral interview assessing supervisory and project management skills.
- Technical Competence may be addressed in a Technical Interview.
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