Job Title: IT Project Manager (APPSW), GS-2210-14 MPJob Announcement Number: DIS-2014-0011
Agency: National Science Foundation
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/ Per Year
Thursday, July 17, 2014 to
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
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.
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DUTIES:Back to top
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:Back to top
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.
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.
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