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

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:DIS-2014-0014

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:

Any US Citizen.

This opportunity is also open to status candidates and veterans eligible under VEOA under announcement DIS-2014-0012.

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:

Category rating procedures will be used to rank and select eligibles.  Based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire, you will be assigned a score.  Your score will determine in which of three categories you will be placed:  Excellent, Very Good, or Good.  Under this process, veterans will be assigned to the appropriate category (without additional preference points) and then placed at the top of their category.  

Veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the highest quality category.

The information contained in your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you meet the competencies required of this position. Please ensure you answer all questions accurately. Your responses are subject to verification. In support of your responses provided in the Occupational Questionnaire, your resume should include verbiage that describes your experience relative to the position for which you are applying and provide examples that show the depth of knowledge, level of skill, or degree of ability you possess. If your application does not support your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire or your application is not complete, it may affect your evaluation or result in your name being removed from further consideration.

Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) or CTAP must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." In NSF categories, this means at least “Very Good.”
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

Veteran's Preference:
If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation as specified on the SF-15.

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 eligible under a special appointing authority (e.g., veterans appointment
authorities
; persons with an intellectual disability, severe physical disability or psychiatric disabilities); or ICTAP/CTAP, you will be required to submit supporting documentation. This will typically require the submission of one or more of the following documents:
1. Veteran's Preference Documentation (DD-214 and SF-15): If you are eligible and claiming 5-point veteran's preference, you MUST submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veteran's preference, you MUST submit a copy of your DD-214, SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" and the documentation required by the SF-15. (Please note:  An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing veterans' preference will not be accepted as proof of entitlement.)

2. Documentation of Schedule A Certification – from applicants requesting consideration under the Schedule A appointing authority for disabled applicants.

3. CTAP/ICTAP Documentation: If you are applying under CTAP or ICTAP, you MUST submit proof of eligibility under 5 CFR 330.602(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of your most recent performance rating, and a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.


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-2014-0014

Control Number:

375387200