This Position Is No Longer Available
  1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Computer Specialist

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Federal Aviation Administration

Job Announcement Number:ACT-AIT-14-ASSP130-36100

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$92,340.00 to $143,152.00 / Per Year
Salary includes locality payment of 24.22%


Monday, June 09, 2014 to Monday, June 30, 2014




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map


U.S. Citizens


Public Trust - Background Investigation




About the Agency

Amendment Date: 06/09/2014
Amendment Note: Forgot to add the note about the other vacancy announcement #.

Business Component: Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Finance and Management (AFN-1); Assistant Administrator for Information & Technology (CIO) (AIT); Strategy & Performance Service (ASP-001); IT Strategy, Policy & Business Planning (ASP-100), Ivestment Portfolio & CPIC (ASP-130)

No Permanent Change of Station (PCS) payments are authorized.


  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.


Back to top

The Investment Portfolio & CPIC Branch coordinates, manages and oversees the primary process for making IT investment decisions across the Agency. They are responsible for assessing investment process effectiveness and refining investment related policies and procedures. They evaluates the Agency's information technology portfolio to determine the business value and make recommendations to optimize investments. They are responsible for tracking, reviewing and reporting on the IT portfolio, with specific attention to regulatory reporting requirements. Activities in the Branch include IT governance, planning IT spending allocation across offices, program and projects, enhancing business case development and financial modeling. They design and implements a structured approach to categorize, evaluate, prioritize, and manage IT investments (hardware, infrastructure, application software, and skills). The Branch is also responsible for providing oversight of investments to align with Capital Planning & Investment Controls (CPIC) in accordance with requirements from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the General Accountability Office (GAO).

As the Senior Analyst, you will serve as a senior subject matter expert to FAA senior executives, the OST CIO's office, and Agency Program Offices on all aspects of Information Technology (IT) and Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC). This includes responses to data calls for both major and non-major IT investments, updates to the Federal Information Technology Dashboard, and all phases of the software development/information technology investment life-cycle as defined by Office of Management and Budget Circular A-11.

Specific responsibilities include:
(1) Developing, evaluating, reviewing and assessing Information Technology investments as prescribed by the regulatory agency.
(2) Developing, evaluating, reviewing, and analyzing data on the performance of IT investments, across all phases of the investment life-cycle, as defined by regulatory mandates and as reported on the Federal IT Dashboard.
(3) Reporting program status of investment planning.
(4) Collaborating with investment managers in developing and managing acquisition and operations baselines.
(5) Providing FAA executives with senior-level analysis and recommendations regarding major IT investments and associated policies.
(6) Developing recommendations for FAA/DOT IT policies based on personal experience and best practices across the federal and commercial IT space.
(7) Developing, evaluating, reviewing, and assessing IT business cases, including cost/benefit analysis (CBA) and return on investment (ROI).
(8) Developing, evaluating, reviewing and assessing risk and risk mitigation strategies for IT programs.
(9) Collaborating with other FAA experts in Enterprise Architecture, investment management, earned value management (EVM), and associated fields.
(10) Providing support in the areas of software development lifecycle IT related components.

You will apply your knowledge of best practices associated with IT investment policies and objectives to identify, define, and organize resources for large projects/programs/work activities and you will often represent the Branch and/or the Division as a principal point of contact to provide advice and guidance on the applications of policies and procedures for IT investments. You will also provide expert guidance and instruction both internally and externally to address diverse, complex issues which often cross multiple projects, programs, and/or functional areas.


Back to top

To qualify for this position, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-I or FG/GS-13 in the Federal Service.

Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Specialized experience may include but is not limited to: Experience with capital planning and investment controls and/or performance analysis for computer system/information technology investments.

Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their Work History.

Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

In addition to the minimum qualifications, the following has been determined to be a selective factor for this position. This means possession of this criterion is part of the minimum qualifications and is essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Applicants who do not possess this criterion are ineligible for further consideration.

  • Knowledge and experience with capital planning and investment control, including the ability to develop, evaluate, review and analyze data on the performance of IT investments across all phases of the investment life-cycle, including variance, trend, and operational analysis.

Evaluation Criteria

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA)
1. Skill in managing regulatory inquiries in support of Capital Planning, economic analysis, and performance and earned value management.
2. Ability to develop IT business cases, including cost/benefit analysis, performance metrics, and risk management.
3. Knowledge and experience with the software development lifecycles for complex information systems.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that your work experience supports your Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) answers. Your answers and associated work experience will be evaluated further to validate whether the answers that you selected are appropriate. Answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.

We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.


Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated.

To preview the application questionnaire, click the following link: View Application Questionnaire


Back to top

You can review our benefits at:


We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Travel may be required.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

1. As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.

2. Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or priority order and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

3. All or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

4. Selection may be made from this announcement or announcement number ACT-AIT-14-ASSP130-36119.

This is a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay, COLA, Citizenship


Back to top
You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of "Submitted" by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must have a status of "Submitted" each time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with register.


We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes.

Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
  • Duties (be specific in describing your duties)
  • Employer's name and address
  • Supervisor name and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month, day and year (e.g. June 18 2007 to April 05 2008)
  • Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
  • Salary

  • Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.

    You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account. This will provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded information again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide, Document Upload Guide, for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.

    • SF-15  : Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference


Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), upon request.
All Veterans: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit either a DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 Copy or equivalent), or a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions. If you are claiming 10 point preference, you must also submit a completed SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference, and supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.

If you are claiming 10 point preference but fail to submit the supporting documents outlined on the SF-15, you will be tentatively assessed as a 5 point preference eligible provided your DD Form 214 reflects that you have the service required to qualify for preference. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.

Veterans currently on active duty claiming veterans' preference: You will be granted tentative preference if you submit a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions and your application shows that you have the required service. Prior to being appointed, you must provide to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office a DD Form 214 documenting discharge/release and showing that the service was honorable or general. If you are on terminal leave, you must provide documentation certifying authorized terminal leave.


Amy Speicher
Phone: 609-485-8897
Fax: 609-485-8995
Agency Information:
Federal Aviation Administration
ACT Regional HR Services Division
William J. Hughes Technical Center
Atlantic City International Airport, NJ
Fax: 609-485-8995


Candidates for FAA positions are evaluated using our Automated Vacancy Information Access Tool for Online Referral (AVIATOR) system. AVIATOR compares your skills and experience as described in your application with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be an eligible, highly-qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official.

Important - If you make any change to your application, you must resubmit it. If you change your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and your previous application will be considered.

FAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Additional information on reasonable accommodations procedures or on EEO Programs is available on Office of Civil Rights (ACR) or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.

Back to top
Print Preview

Job Announcement Number:


Control Number: