Job Overview


About the Agency

This position serves as the Technical Architect and is responsible for strategically designing, developing and implementing efficient infrastructure technology solutions in support of core organizational functions.  The incumbent provides technical expertise and leadership, and performs complex infrastructure analysis, design, and development duties.

The position description for this position is 260484.

This position is located in the Assistant Director Operation Section, Information Technology Services, Office of Strategic initiatives.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.


Provides technical leadership for information technology (IT) infrastructure architecture design processes. Leads and participates in technical design sessions, and works closely with disparate teams building technical solutions. Participates in the technical oversight of IT integration into the overall enterprise solutions. Analyzes and reviews stability, interoperability, portability, security, scalability, and overall performance of infrastructure components and architecture.

Utilizes judgment to research, interpret, modify, and define technical solutions and standards that meet business requirements. Possesses knowledge of many technologies, including new and advanced hardware, software and services. Accurately judges the applicability of technologies to specific situations. Evaluates the cost/benefits of various solutions using different technologies, and assures that the solution addresses user expectations. Analyzes alternatives and recommends solutions relating to the complete life cycle of infrastructure components. Develops recommendations and proposals for selection and acquisitions based on analyzing available technologies.

Independently reviews and analyzes existing infrastructure for continued effectiveness in meeting business needs. Identifies deficiencies in existing designs and recommends solutions for improvement.  Develops and utilizes repeatable techniques and strategies in optimizing technical architectures. Provides technical consultation and guidance on matters related to the optimization of deployed technologies. Assesses whether solutions meet the technical standards and strategic direction of the agency.  Makes recommendations for consolidating systems into common solutions or replacing them.  Makes recommendations for reducing unnecessary redundancy in technical architectures.

Designs, develops and uses tools to ensure that architectures and plans are aligned with technology strategy and IT resource management planning. Serves as a senior expert and consultant to management.  Assists in the planning, directing and coordinating of the implementation and execution of approved policies, programs and services related to technical architecture. Writes and maintains documentation including written procedures and instructions regarding the use of the Technical Architecture and IT Standards Programs. Trains staff in the use of the Technical Architecture and IT Standards Programs.

Relocation Authorized

  • No