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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:IT Specialist (Policy and Planning), GS-2210-14 MP

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:DIS-2014-0012

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$106,263.00 to $138,136.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, July 17, 2014 to Wednesday, August 6, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Arlington, VA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current or former Fed employees with competitive status obtained through a permanent Federal competitive service appointment OR individuals with eligibility for noncompetitive special appointing authority OR veterans eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act.

This opportunity is also open to all US citizens under announcement DIS-2014-0014.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Other

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

NSF has the advantages of a small agency environment that fosters collaboration, creativity and opportunities to contribute to major agency-wide projects. Consistently ranked by its employees as one of the top federal agencies in managing its workforce, NSF maintains a creative, flexible, and collegial atmosphere and is respected in both the federal and scientific arenas for its work in promoting science, technology, education and management best practices. Join our team at one of the best places to work in the federal government and use your knowledge and imagination to keep NSF at the frontier of discovery! More about NSF.

This position is located in the Security, Architecture, Policy and Plans Branch (SAPPB) within the Division of Information Systems (DIS). The SAPPB provides coordinated support for agency-wide information technology initiatives in the areas of security, enterprise architecture, policy and plans, investment planning and management, and responds to information technology and information management requirements specified in Federal Law, guidance and regulations.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Background investigation
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above
  • US citizenship
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.

DUTIES:

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Information Systems (DIS) is seeking a Project Manager for the IT Program Management Office (PMO) in the Security, Architecture, Policy, and Plans Branch. As an IT Project Manager, your duties include:

  • Serving as a member of the IT PMO managing a portfolio of projects and contracts.
  • Providing strategic planning and performance management for NSF IT investments.
  • Collaborating with IT project managers to understand and coordinate new initiatives and operational requirements, and to help develop budget estimates and resource allocations.
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing to a variety of stakeholders at all levels in the organization – executive, management, and technical.
  • Working in a fast-paced environment, managing and prioritizing multiple projects and contracts with competing priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Overseeing the delivery of critical IT services to ensure they are meeting customer expectations and supporting organizational goals and objectives.
  • Supporting the IT Capital Planning process and annual IT budget submission to OMB.
  • Serving as contracting officer’s representative (COR) for service and labor contract(s) with values ranging $10M-$150M.
  • Monitoring contractor performance and compliance with agency and Federal requirements including ensuring work to be performed falls within contract scope, monitoring planned versus actual work performed, conducting monthly program management reviews, reviewing progress reports, and completing contract performance assessment ratings (CPARs).
  • Identifying and resolving contractor performance issues as they arise
  • Performing contract resource management including working with customers and contractor to plan and identify resource needs, reviewing and approving resource requests, monitoring resource levels, and conducting contractor onboarding and exiting.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify at the GS-14 level you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience in monitoring performance of IT projects or contracts;  establishing and maintaining good working relationships, managing competing priorities; identifying and resolving problems, managing resources; and  communicating effectively while managing multiple, complex projects or contracts in support of Information Technology.


AND

Selective Factor: You must have managed multiple, complex projects or contracts in support of an Information Technology (IT) Organization including monitoring contract performance, establishing and maintaining good working relationships, managing competing priorities, identifying and resolving problems, managing resources, and communicating effectively.


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:

Ratings will be assigned based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  In some cases, additional assessment processes may be used.

Review your resume and responses carefully.  Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score.  A Human Resources Representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official.

Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." At NSF, this means a score of 90.0 or higher.

In the merit promotion selection process, due weight will be given to incentive awards and performance appraisals.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):
ICTAP and CTAP provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP or CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP or CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified you must meet the following: OPM qualification requirements for the position, all selective factors, where applicable; special OPM approved qualifying conditions for the position; is physically qualified with reasonable accommodation, where appropriate, to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry; and receives a rating of at least “Very Good” on the questionnaire.  You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP or CTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.
Additional information regarding ICTAP or CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources

For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

HOW TO APPLY:

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Your application should be submitted online and must be completed and all required documents successfully faxed (or uploaded) before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date. You must answer all of the job-related questions to ensure full consideration for this position. For more detailed information, please review our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

If you do not have internet access or if you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Representative listed in the vacancy announcement.

WARNING!  Applications submitted online must have 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.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

NOTE: THE AUTOMATED APPLICATION TOOL IDENTIFIES A NUMBER OF DOCUMENTS THAT MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR THIS POSITION BUT ARE NOT ACTUALLY REQUIRED.  THE DOCUMENTS DESCRIBED BELOW ARE THE ONLY ONES REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB. ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS LISTED ARE OPTIONAL.

If you are an NSF employee in a permanent, competitive service position or you are an NSF employee who is reinstatement eligible based on prior Federal permanent, competitive service, you need not submit documents to confirm status.

If you are not an NSF employee as described above, but you are eligible under merit promotion, under a noncompetitive special appointing authority, under an Interchange Agreements, or
similar authority, you will be required to submit supporting documentation. This will typically require the submission of one or more of the following documents:

1. Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) or comparable federal agency form if you are a current or former permanent federal civil service employee.
2. DD-214 (Member-4 copy); and if applicable, the Department of Veterans Affairs Notice of Compensable Disability Rating from applicants requesting consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), Veteran Recruitment Act (VRA), or the disabled veterans appointing authority.
3. Schedule A Certification – from applicants requesting consideration under the Schedule A appointing authority for disabled applicants.
4. Other – Documentation which verifies you are eligible to be appointed to a permanent position in the federal competitive civil service.

If you are requesting special employment consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) you must submit documentation provided by your current or former employing agency verifying your eligibility for that program.


All faxing/uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the vacancy closing date.If you are faxing your information, please use extreme care in dialing the fax number to assure we receive your information.  You will receive an email confirmation of receipt of your faxed/uploaded document(s).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jim Tingwald
Phone: 703-292-5325
Fax: 703-292-7478
TDD: 703-292-5090
Email: jtingwal@nsf.gov
Agency Information:
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
4201 Wilson Blvd
Room 315
Arlington, VA
22230
US
Fax: 703-292-7478

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check the status of your application at any time on the USAJOBS website.

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Job Announcement Number:

DIS-2014-0012

Control Number:

375385100