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Job Title:IT Specialist (Policy & Planning), GS-2210-14 MP

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:DIS-2013-0015

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, August 22, 2013 to Friday, September 06, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Arlington, VA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current or former Fed employees with competitive status obtained through a permanent Federal competitive service appointment OR individuals with eligibility for noncompetitive special appointing authority OR veterans eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act.

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Background investigation
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above
  • U.S. Citizenship

DUTIES:

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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:

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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.

To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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A GREAT LOCATION!  The National Science Foundation is conveniently located one block from the Ballston Metro Station, a few blocks from Routes 66 and 50, and about three miles from downtown Washington.  Employees may rent parking spaces in the building garage.  There are many shops and restaurants within easy walking distance.  Employees receive the Federal benefits package and NSF offers:

    Pre-tax parking
    Public transportation subsidy
    Child Development Center on site
    Child care subsidy
    Flexible working hours
    Telecommuting
    Physical Fitness Facility on site
    NSF Federal Credit Union on site
    Health Services Unit on site
    Employee Assistance Program


OTHER INFORMATION:

Relocation expenses will be paid, contingent upon availability of funds. For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

HOW TO APPLY:

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Your application should be submitted online and must be completed and all required documents successfully faxed (or uploaded) before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date. You must answer all of the job-related questions to ensure full consideration for this position. For more detailed information, please review our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

If you do not have internet access or if you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Representative listed in the vacancy announcement.

WARNING!  Applications submitted online must have 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.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

NOTE: THE AUTOMATED APPLICATION TOOL IDENTIFIES A NUMBER OF DOCUMENTS THAT MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR THIS POSITION BUT ARE NOT ACTUALLY REQUIRED.  THE DOCUMENTS DESCRIBED BELOW ARE THE ONLY ONES REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB. ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS LISTED ARE OPTIONAL.

If you are an NSF employee in a permanent, competitive service position or you are an NSF employee who is reinstatement eligible based on prior Federal permanent, competitive service, you need not submit documents to confirm status.

If you are not an NSF employee as described above, but you are eligible under merit promotion, under a noncompetitive special appointing authority, under an interchange agreement, or
similar authority, you will be required to submit supporting documentation. This will typically require the submission of one or more of the following documents:

1. Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) or comparable federal agency form if you are a current or former permanent federal civil service employee.
2. DD-214 (Member-4 copy); and if applicable, the Department of Veterans Affairs Notice of Compensable Disability Rating from applicants requesting consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), Veteran Recruitment Act (VRA), or the disabled veterans appointing authority.
3. Schedule A Certification – from applicants requesting consideration under the Schedule A appointing authority for disabled applicants.
4. Other – Documentation which verifies you are eligible to be appointed to a permanent position in the federal competitive civil service.

If you are requesting special employment consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) you must submit documentation provided by your current or former employing agency verifying your eligibility for that program.

All faxing/uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the vacancy closing date.If you are faxing your information, please use extreme care in dialing the fax number to assure we receive your information.  You will receive an email confirmation of receipt of your faxed/uploaded document(s).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Eric Keene
Phone: 703-292-4367
Fax: 703-292-7478
TDD: 703-292-8044
Email: EKeene@nsf.gov
Agency Information:
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
4201 Wilson Blvd
Room 315
Arlington, VA
22230
US
Fax: 703-292-7478

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check the status of your application at any time on the USAJOBS website.

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Job Announcement Number:

DIS-2013-0015

Control Number:

350101200