Job Overview

Summary

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.

Duties

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.