Job Title: IT Specialist (Policy & Planning), GS-2210-14 DEJob Announcement Number: DIS-2013-0016
Agency: National Science Foundation
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/ Per Year
Thursday, August 22, 2013 to
Friday, September 06, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
FEW vacancies -
Arlington, VA, US View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Any US Citizen.
This opportunity is also open to status candidates and veterans eligible under VEOA under announcement DIS-2013-0015.
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.
- Background investigation
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- U.S. Citizenship
- Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
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:
Category rating procedures will be used to rank and select eligibles. Based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire, you will be assigned a score. Your score will determine in which of three categories you will be placed: Excellent, Very Good, or Good. Under this process, veterans will be assigned to the appropriate category (without additional preference points) and then placed at the top of their category.
The information contained in your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you meet the competencies required of this position. Please ensure you answer all questions accurately. Your responses are subject to verification. In support of your responses provided in the Occupational Questionnaire, your resume should include verbiage that describes your experience relative to the position for which you are applying and provide examples that show the depth of knowledge, level of skill, or degree of ability you possess. If your application does not support your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire or your application is not complete, it may affect your evaluation or result in your name being removed from further consideration.
Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) or CTAP must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." In NSF categories, this means at least “Very Good.”
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