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The NRO will make selections at the GG-14 level for this position.
FOR CURRENT CIVILIAN FEDERAL EMPLOYEES APPLYING PLEASE SEE THE QUALIFICATIONS SECTION BELOW.
As a IT Program Manager (ENTARCH), you will be responsible for the following duties:
- Provide program management support related to programs to include development, architecture, procurement, and operations & maintenance.
- Use marketing tactics to guide potential customers to adopt standard IT infrastructure services.
- Brief senior leadership on enterprise IT resource issues, and present new IT architecture concepts.
- Preparing customers for the launch of new IT systems and the implementation of new services throughout the entire IT Life Cycle.
- Manage current and future resource needs based on organizational goals, and priorities across budget realities.
- Maintain and apply a broad understanding of financial management principles to ensure safekeeping of an organization's IT infrastructure.
- Develop plans regarding the implementation and proliferation of IT services, and the feasibility of incorporating state-of-the-art systems development and design techniques.
Occasional travel - Periodical travel may be required to CONUS and/or OCONUS locations in military or commerial aircrafts.
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
- Must be a US citizen
- Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service http://www.sss.gov
- Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
- This is a Drug Testing designated position
- Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601
- Must obtain/maintain Critical Sensitive TS/SCI clearance w/polygraph
- WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
- OVERTIME: Occasionally
- TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible
- PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Not Authorized.
- FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): Exempt
- FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Required
- TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is NOT telework eligible
- SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: For more information please visit: https://www.sss.gov/
- DAWIA: This is a Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) position.
- DoDD 8140.01: This is a cybersecurity-coded position IAW DoDD 8140.01.
QualificationsThis position is an Senior Level DCIPS position. DCIPS Expert Level positions include GG-14. The NRO is only accepting applications from US Citizens and current GS/GG-14, or equivalent civilian Federal Government employees for this position. Federal Government employees, who currently are GS/GG-14, or equivalent, may ONLY apply for lateral reassignment at their current grade level and step.
****Federal applicants who exceed the advertised grade may voluntarily request acceptance at the lower grade IAW DoDI 1400.25 Volume 2006.
The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See:https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=2200-ndx for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 04/02/2020
Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience is typically in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled. Experience must be reflected in your resume.
Specialized experience required for this position is:
- Provide leadership, technical, and administrative directions to the subordinate workforce.
- Solve systemic management problems of major significance through staff coordination and meetings with the NRO leadership.
- Evaluate IT planning packages for compliance with, and/or enhancements to the NRO enterprise architecture, and makes recommendations based on those evaluations.
- Present new architecture concepts, identifies problems, and recommends solutions.
- Evaluate the value and applicability of new or improved technology, strategies, trends, or applications.
- Conduct technical analyses of systems to determine the emerging nature of requirements, logical work, and information flows, and to ascertain whether advancements in IT are feasible, and whether they should be incorporated.
- Make recommendations to the NRO CIO regarding the implementation and proliferation of IT technology, and the feasibility of incorporating state-of-the-art systems development and design techniques.
- Evaluate the impact of enterprise architecture products and services on IT investments, business operations, stakeholder satisfaction, and other outcomes.
- Determine the gaps between the current and the target architecture and develops plans for transitioning to the target architecture.
- Provide enterprise architecture guidance, support, and coordination to customers and IT project teams.
- Ensure technical integration is achieved across the enterprise by participating in test planning, validation, and reviews.
- Organizational Awareness
- Information Technology Life Cycle Management
- Sales and Marketing
- Strategic Communications
- Systems Engineer
- IT Project Management
DAWIA: This is a Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) position.
- This is a Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) position.
- This is a cybersecurity-coded position IAW DoDD 8140.01.
- As a condition of employment, the incumbent must have or be able to obtain the necessary cybersecurity certifications and to maintain these certifications throughout the period of employment.
- Incumbent must meet the appropriate certification requirements no later than 24 months after accepting the position.
- Individual shall maintain, at a minimum 80 Continuous Learning (CL) Points every 24 months via the services acquisition management system.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
This position is an Senior Level DCIPS position. DCIPS Senior Level positions include GG-14. The NRO is only accepting applications from US Citizens and current GS/GG-14, or equivalent civilian Federal Government employees for this position. Federal Government employees, who currently are GS/GG-14, or equivalent, may ONLY apply for lateral reassignment at their current grade level and step.
****Federal applicants who exceed the advertised grade may voluntarily request acceptance at the lower grade IAW DoDI 1400.25 Volume 2006.
VETERANS PREFERENCE CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL
In accordance with DoD Instructions 1400.25 Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.
Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf
All current civilian Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, salary, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:
- Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.
- If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.
- If selected, NON-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.
- Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.
- All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.
- This is not a Delegating Examining announcement.
- This is a DCIPS excepted service announcement.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).
Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
The following documents are REQUIRED
1. Your resume:
- Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
- For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the dates of employment (i.e.,Month/Year to present").
- For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
- All current civilian Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, salary, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.
- DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.
- In accordance with DoD Instructions 1400.25 Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package as described in REQUIRED DOCUMENTS.
Click 'Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
1. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
2. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
3. Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
To review the status of an application through USAJOBS:
1. Log into your USAJOBS account
2. Click Application Status within your profile to expand your application
3. Locate the job announcement and click the more information link under the Status column for this position. You will be routed to Application Manager. The Details tab displays by default. The Details tab displays comprehensive information about the selected Application Package including: assessment(s) and the status, supporting documents and their status, correspondence sent to you by the hiring agency, and your application processing status.
Agency contact information
NRO Servicing Team
AddressNational Reconnaissance Office
14675 Lee Road
Chantilly, VA 20151
Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses. A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter.
The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
*NOTE: If you submit a resume but no questionnaire, you cannot be considered for the position. If you submit a questionnaire but no resume, you cannot be considered for the position. Your application will be appropriately documented and you will be removed from further competition against this announcement.
REGARDING INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants. Note: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.
The National Reconnaissance Office provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the point of contact for this job announcement. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Legal and regulatory guidance
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/563363600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.