Job Title:IT Specialist (Policy and Planning), GS-2210-14 MP
Agency:National Science Foundation
Job Announcement Number:DIS-2014-0012
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/ Per Year|
|Thursday, July 17, 2014 to
Wednesday, August 6, 2014|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
|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.
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.
- Background investigation
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- US citizenship
- Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
DUTIES:Back to top
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:Back to top
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.
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.
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