Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of experience, education, training completed, and potential based on the information provided within their application/resume, and detailed responses provided on the job elements to determine those who are minimally qualified and those who are best qualified. The job elements are included in the Supplemental Questionnaire, located further in this vacancy announcement. Failure to submit a complete application package will result in a determination of not qualified. You are encouraged to complete and submit the Supplemental Questionnaire as part of your application package, experience and training you claim must be reflected in your application/resume.
In order to qualify for this position at the GS-15 level you must meet both the Basic Requirements and Specialized Experience Requirements described below:
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: You must have Information Technology-related experience you that demonstrates each of the four competencies necessary to perform the work of this position. The four competencies are attention to detail, customer service, oral communication, and problem solving. Your experience must include the following: evaluating conflicting requirements identified in contracts and exploring available options to address those issues; working with vendors and customers to identify requirements for systems, sub-systems, components and services; consulting with experts in other specialty areas to develop integrated actions plans; and making changes as needed to service level agreements to resolve problems and/or address client's changes in business requirements.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: You must possess specialized experience that demonstrates your ability to perform Supervisory Information Technology Specialist work at the GS-15 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service. You must have at least one full year of information technology experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates the ability to 1) supervise a staff of IT professionals; 2) manage IT projects that involve agency-wide systems, sub-systems, components and services; 3) coordinate the acquisition, planning, installation, and implementation for IT projects; and 4) develop policies, guidelines, and standards that impact the department and other organizations related to meteorological technology.
Your experience could have been gained in non-federal positions. Your experience must be clearly documented in your application documents and verifiable.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Only education/ experience obtained by 11:59 pm EST on the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
Only education/experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
Status candidates must meet time-in-grade/band requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).
You may be required to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.
PCS expenses authorized for current federal employees only.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.
Applicants applying under Delegated Examining (all U.S. citizens) procedures will be rated under NOAAs Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Gold, Silver, or Bronze. Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.
Applicants applying under merit promotion procedures will be rated in accordance with the Merit Staffing plan of NOAA. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
You will be rated in the following areas:
*SUPERVISING/MANAGING *ATTENTION TO DETAIL *TECHNICAL COMPETENCE
*WRITTEN COMMUNICATION *ORAL COMMUNICATION * PROBLEM SOLVING
*PLANNING AND EVALUATING
In order to be rated as meeting the minimum qualifications, we must be able to determine from your application package that you have the specialized experience required as described above. Applicants who have qualifying experience performed on less than a full-time basis must specify the percentage and length of time spent in performance of such duties.