Job Title: IT Specialist (Policy & Planning), GS-2210-14 MPJob Announcement Number: DIS-2013-0015
Agency: National Science Foundation
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Thursday, August 22, 2013 to
Friday, September 06, 2013
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Arlington, VA, US View Map
This opportunity is also open to all US citizens under announcement DIS-2013-0016. What do camcorders, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Doppler radar, and the Internet have in common? Beyond the fact that they have enriched people's lives, these innovations are the result of public investments in science and engineering made by the National Science Foundation. More about NSF.
This position is located in the Office of Information and Resource Management/Division of Information Systems/Security, Architecture, Policy, and Plans Branch. If you are interested in working in a dynamic, fast-paced, and innovative IT work environment (conveniently located in the heart of Ballston) for a top-ranked federal agency, look no further. The National Science Foundation (NSF), a major source of federally-funded basic research, is committed to the advancement of science, innovation, and discovery, helping to move the nation's science and engineering research efforts into new frontiers. NSF's Office of Information and Resource Management/Division of Information Systems (DIS), as a leader in e-business and cutting-edge technology, delivers a comprehensive suite of customer-enabling technologies and tools to more than 250,000 scientists, educators, technology experts, and administrators conducting business with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to facilitate research, grant, and financial management business processes.
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DUTIES:Back to top
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is seeking an Information Technology Specialist to serve as the Senior Project Manager responsible for IT Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) functions. Specific roles will include:
Strategic planning, portfolio performance management, capital planning and project planning to ensure alignment of resources to support IT investments, including qualitative capital planning and investment control, project planning, budget analysis and execution, contract support, and policy and standards development. Developing and refining the NSF's process for CPIC for IT investments; coordinating new initiatives and operational requirements; analyzing impact of budgetary guidance from NSF management; recommending allocation of resources based on proposed costs and expenses; and reviewing impact of project budget variances to facilitate efficient prioritization/allocation funds. To inform IT investment control and evaluation, preparing monthly investment reports addressing analysis of variances, forecasts, and recommendations for action; and reporting evaluation, findings, and recommendations to NSF management. Advising on planning, development, and implementation of capital planning processes; and developing IT portfolio management policies and procedures, including guidelines and process for budget development, analysis, preparation, and reporting. Assessing impact of proposed/enacted IT investment-related laws, regulations, and guidance, with recommendations on government-wide capital planning issues impacting NSF. Representing NSF on interagency committees or working groups concerned with IT investment and IT portfolio management policies, standards, or projects, and developing technology related to the CPIC process.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
To qualify at GS-14, you need to have the following: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: leading and managing Capital Planning and Investment Control activities that involved IT strategy, governance, budgeting, policy, and contract management.
In addition to the minimum qualifications, candidates must also meet the following selective factor: I have led Capital Planning and Investment Control activities in support of an Information Technology organization including: developing IT strategies; administering IT investment review boards; interpreting and implementing IT-related Administration and agency policy and guidance including OMB circulars and memoranda, preparing IT budget justifications and submissions; and performing contract management activities for IT services and support.
Education may enhance skills required for this position; however, no substitution of education for specialized experience may be made at this level.
You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date.
You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.
All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.
This position is in the bargaining unit.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Ratings will be assigned based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire. In some cases, additional assessment processes may be used.
Review your resume and responses carefully. Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score. A Human Resources Representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official.
Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." At NSF, this means a score of 90.0 or higher.
In the merit promotion selection process, due weight will be given to incentive awards and performance appraisals.
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