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Job Title:Supervisory Information Technology Specialist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Joint Services and Activities Supported by the Office, Secretary of the Army

Job Announcement Number:NCAS13SuipvITSpec966193R

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


Friday, September 27, 2013 to Thursday, October 10, 2013




Full Time - Term NTE 13 Months


1 vacancy in the following location:
Arlington, VA United StatesView Map


US Citizens - Term Appointment not exceed 13 months with Renewal Options


Congress created the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) to provide independent and objective oversight of Afghanistan reconstruction projects and activities. SIGAR conducts audits and investigations to promote efficiency and effectiveness of reconstruction programs and detect and prevent waste, fraud, and abuse.

About the Position:
This position is located in the Arlington, VA Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) and reports to the Assistant Inspector General for Management and Support. The organizational title for the position is Director of Information Technology Projects and Services. The successful applicant will serve as the technical and managerial expert for all information technology (IT) efforts affecting SIGAR.  This includes but is not limited to the responsibility for analyzing, evaluating, developing, implementing, advising on, or promoting improvements in managerial policies, practices, methods, procedures and other program areas of the organization related to information technology (IT).


Who May Apply:

 All U. S. citizens.


  • Overseas travel may be required.
  • Must be eligible for a TOP SECRET clearance.
  • Must submit an Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report
  • Required to complete-SF312, Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement


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*Directs and oversees all activities of the Information Technology (IT) staff within SIGAR’s M&S Directorate. This includes information management officers, program managers, application developers, website managers, and contractors.


*Ensures a customer focus throughout all activities, placing a priority on understanding the requirements of SIGAR staff and ensuring M&S staff offer alternatives that fulfill the requirements in the most efficient and expeditious manner possible.


*Provides oversight and direction for all SIGAR Information Technology activities, including infrastructure and architecture, applications development, reengineering business processes, networks, outsourcing, and computer and auxiliary operations.


*Manages SIGAR contacts with the Army’s Information Management Center (IMCEN) which provides Information Technology services to SIGAR Headquarters in Arlington, VA. Ensures that the IMCEN customer liaison understands SIGAR requirements; that such requirements fall within the IMCEN guidelines; and are implemented in a timely fashion. Maintains visibility into the status of SIGAR requests during the entire approval process, and helps identify ways of implementing requirements utilizing the existing resources of IMCEN and SIGAR.


 *Approves and/or concurs on all requests for IT procurement actions and/or supply requisitions relating to IT supplies equipment or services. Ensures functional requirements reflect the input of in-house technical requirements analysis staff and technical subject matter experts. Provides advice on the most cost-effective and timely procurement solutions which will fulfill agency requirements. Where appropriate, ensures cost-benefit analysis and other tools are applied to assist in determining the lowest overall cost alternative over the system or item life-cycle.


*Oversees and may manage the analysis of functional and technical requirements, preparation of systems designs and specifications, including the systems development, testing, and implementation of all IT projects and programs. This includes oversight of the development and quality control of all systems, implementation and operational documentation.


 *Assigns and oversees the work of the Information Systems Security Officer and ensures the development and implementation of appropriate policies and procedures related to Information Systems Security Assurance.


*Serves as the accountable official for assuring SIGAR IT projects are completed on schedule and on budget.


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The successful applicant will have a broad knowledge of:

• advanced hardware and software systems and computer techniques, requirements, methods, sources, procedures, and performance measurement tools;
• management principles and policies and standards relating to telecommunications and computer hardware and software applications and systems;
• expert knowledge of a variety of computer and telecommunications systems to recommend methods for enhancing information management programs through modifications and application of evolving technology.


The applicant must also have or demonstrate the capability to quickly acquire:
• knowledge of mission, functions, organizational structure, and acquisition policy, regulations, and laws for related information systems, and Department of Defense (DOD) office structures.
• an understanding of the operations of the Army Information Technology Agency (ITA) and IMCEN.
• an understanding of the information technology operations of the Department of State in Afghanistan (all SIGAR staff in-country are provided information technology support by the Department of State).


In addition, the successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to:
• communicate in an articulate and clear fashion to various audiences;
• develop and provide authoritative and clear written and oral instructions, directives, briefings, etc.;
• establish and maintain excellent working relationships with internal and external staff;
• manage and supervise an information technology staff;



Other Requirements:
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  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for
  • Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • Top Secret Clearance Required.
  • Overseas Travel Required.
  • May be considered emergency essential.



Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.  Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.


Reemployment of Annuitants:

Reemployed Annuitants may be eligible for appropriate pay rate for the position without a reduction in pay or of the annuity.  As a result, the salary of the annuitant is not offset by the amount of the annuity received for the period of employment.  Reemployed Annuitant Applicants should send a resume by electronic transmission, to or fax 703-602-8753 Attention: Human Resources- Supervisory Information Technology Specialist. 



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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment to include use of telework and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.


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    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at

    • In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at


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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package.
    Application packages must include:

    1. Your resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    2. Your responses to the questionnaire
    3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, October 10, 2013.

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 
    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 969669.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process.  You will need three documents to complete this process:  the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below. 

    1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from

    2. View Occupational Questionnaire.  Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX.  Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.

    3.  On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task...."). 

    4. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

    PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. 

    It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

    The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.


    The following documents are required:

    • Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    • If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you must submit your college transcripts with your application
    • You MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for current employment verification, a SF-50 or DD3434; for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran status, DD214 (which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letter as applicable and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.
    • If you are currently serving on active duty: A statement of service from your unit identifying the branch of service, period(s) of service, campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned, type of discharge, character of service, and the date you will be separated or be on approved terminal leave.   If you supply a statement of service at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified by a DD214 (Member 4 Copy) upon separation from the military.   For more information about Veteran's

      Preference, please click this link:   Please upload veteran's

      documents under the appropriate category.

    If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further. 

    PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office.   Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.


    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Agency Information:
    DA NCR Fort Belvoir
    Fort Belvoir
    Civilian Personnel Advisory Center ATTN
    5800 Putnam Road Bldg 320 Suite 126
    Fort Belvoir, VA


    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.  The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating. 


    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.


    If no email address is provided, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in Application Manager.  Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.


    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact:

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