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Job Title:IT Project Manager (APPSW), GS-2210-14 MP

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:DIS-2014-0011

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-2014-0013.

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 Administrative Systems Branch, or Research Directorate Systems Branch, or External Systems Branch, Division of Information Systems, Office of Information and Resource Management. If you are interested in working in a dynamic, fast- paced, and innovative IT work environment (conveniently located in the heart of Ballston) for a top-ranked federal agency, look no further. The National Science Foundation (NSF), a major source of federally-funded basic research, is committed to the advancement of science, innovation, and discovery, helping to move the nation's science and engineering research efforts into new frontiers. NSF's Office of Information and Resource Management/Division of Information Systems (DIS), as a leader in e-business and cutting-edge technology, delivers a comprehensive suite of customer-enabling technologies and tools to more than 250,000 scientists, educators, technology experts, and administrators conducting business with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to facilitate research, grant, and financial management business processes.

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 an Information Technology (IT) Project Manager in our Applications Service Area. As an IT Project Manager, your duties include:

  • Applying knowledge of IT systems, methods and practices to support initiation and planning, requirements, design, development, testing, deployment, and closeout processes related to the implementation and integration of custom and Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Business Applications; Develops metrics, critical success factors and key indicators to monitor and assess results in Business Applications;
  • Determining the appropriate software development methodology based on the product concept.
  • Understanding existing and emerging technologies and their applicability in the software implementation environment [e.g., vendor or open source, Service Oriented Architectures (SOA)].
  • Adopting and applying systems engineering perspectives and processes to software development.
  • Knowing and considering available off-the-shelf software to make build or buy decisions.
  • Monitoring software configuration changes to anticipate and address the impact of data reliability and customer satisfaction issues.
  • Working knowledge of Data Warehouse and SharePoint solutions.
  • Developing and managing the scope of a project (e.g., project objectives, team, tasks, defining milestones and deliverables, timelines, hours, costs, developing plans and schedules, estimating resource requirements, monitoring activities, activity prioritization, system integration).
  • Developing metrics, standards of performance, critical success factors and key indicators to monitor and assess results.
  • Developing risk strategies to eliminate or reduce, overcome, or compensate for an organizations exposure to liability.
  • Considering stakeholder needs when recommending appropriate Web technologies including the Organizations strategic vision.
  • Assessing delivery strategies, Web technologies, oversight, and organizational implications for Web-based development, taking into consideration web technology in relation to privacy standards and Federal regulations.
  • Transitioning from legacy client-server applications to one of the pre-defined Web solutions.
  • Performing in-depth studies and analyses to determine technological impact resulting from adoption of new technologies and solutions, initiating necessary corrective actions to integrate the new solution;
  • Leading and conducting prototyping and proof of concept activities, establishing reusable templates and solution components.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify at GS-14, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is Information Technology (IT) related experience demonstrating EACH of the following four competencies AND the IT project experience described below:

1. Attention to Detail - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant investigates and evaluates state of the art technology of the industry.

2. Customer services - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant confers with customers to evaluate the effectiveness of, or identify the need for IT systems or enhancements.

3. Oral Communication - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant persuades others to take a particular course of action or to accept findings, recommendations, changes, or alternative viewpoints.

4. Problem Solving - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant identifies and accommodates technology and resource constraints.

AND experience managing and leading IT software development projects.

AND

Selective Factor: Experience leading the initiation and planning, requirements, design, development, testing, deployment, closeout and continuing operations for a core IT business system including software development, product integration, maintenance, and analysis using pre-defined project and product life cycle methodologies.


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-2014-0011

Control Number:

375770400