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    The Department of Labor (DOL) seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

    These positions are located in DOL, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Office of Technology and Survey Processing (OTSP), Directorate of Survey Processing.

    BLS is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making. As an independent statistical agency, BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are objective, timely, accurate, and relevant. OTSP provides IT support to all aspects of BLS data development initiatives.

    - These positions are at their full performance level.
    - These positions are outside the bargaining unit.
    - A writing sample may be required at time of interview.
    - This announcement may be used to fill additional like vacancies.
    - These positions will not be filled until the Department's Placement Assistance Programs have been fully utilized.

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    Duties may include, but are not limited to:

    1. As an Application Development Manager, responsibilities include developing concurrently one (or more) applications through all phases of the DOL System Development Life Cycle, including the inception, elaboration, development, and transition to production. Responsibilities also include directing subordinates in the operation, maintenance, and disposition phase of existing systems.

    2. As a senior technical expert, provides technical advice, guidance, and recommendations to management and other technical specialists on critical IT issues. Applies new technological developments to previously unsolvable problems and makes decisions and recommendations that significantly influence important agency IT policies or programs.

    3. Directs software development life-cycle teams whose work includes the development of new processing systems and the operation and maintenance of production systems. The efforts require iterative development methods and workflows including Project Management, Requirements, Analysis & Design, Implementation, Test, Deployment, Environment, and Configuration & Change Management. Resolves issues affecting the configuration of the IT infrastructure; ensures that applications are optimized for state-of-the-art technology and functionality; identifies resource requirements; assigns tasks to project members; develops plans; and reports progress, which can include coordinating the demonstration of new and enhanced applications to customers and management.

    4. Initiates and manages the investigation and evaluation for the selection of tools and methods for improving productivity and software quality throughout the life cycle. Manages the assessment of the feasibility of adopting new software technologies within the current systems environment and ensures the use of best practices by software development staff.

    5. Supervises IT Specialists and other staff who represent various specialties and is responsible for the allocation of resources and assignment of work in order to accomplish the BLS mission in accord with priorities that have been agreed upon by the Branch Manager and Division Chief, other Project Managers, senior IT executives, and program managers. Establishes performance goals, assigns work, tracks achievements of his/her staff, appraises employee performance, provides technical and managerial direction to subordinate staff, approves employee leave requests, and reports to senior BLS IT management and BLS program managers. Serves as the initiating official for personnel actions, the requesting official for procurement actions and is responsible for initiating and monitoring labor hour task orders.

    6. Makes major contributions to Program and Project Office-wide initiatives and policy decisions to improve IT methodology, system operations, and organization effectiveness. Integrates complex information from multiple sources in order to provide the most complete, pertinent and efficient responses to internal and external queries; coordinates multiple, high-level resources to best meet the needs of division and program customers and stakeholders; and participates in senior BLS and DOL teams and committees.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Citizens; ICTAP and CTAP eligibles in the local commuting area.

    Also advertised as Vacancy Announcement# MS-16-BLS-OT-141 for status applicants. To be considered for each, apply to BOTH jobs.

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/445677900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.