Information Technology Specialist ()

Information Technology Specialist ()

Salary Range: 114,590.00 - 148,967.00 $ /year Open Period: Friday, January 12, 2018 to Thursday, February 01, 2018 Series & Grade: GS-2210-14/14 Position Information: Full Time Permanent Promotion Potential: 14 Duty Locations: 1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC Who May Be Considered: Current/former Federal employees w/ competitive/reinstatement eligibility; ICTAP and CTAP eligibles in the local commuting area; Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles. Security Clearance: Public Trust - Background Investigation Supervisory Status: No

Job Summary: About the Agency

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.

This position is located in the Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP), Division of Administration and Operations, Branch of Technology & Standards (BTS). BTS establishes and supports the Agency IT Strategic Plan, enterprise architecture, and application development standards. BTS provides business solutions and architecture support to Agency line programs on major software development initiatives.

Candidate should have experience managing IT projects on a full-time basis and hold a government project management certification or a commercial certification such as the Project Management Institute (PMI).

  • This position has no promotion potential.
  • This position is inside the bargaining unit.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • Additional vacancies may be filled using this announcement, if authorized.Travel Required:
  • Not Required

Key Requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.U.S. Citizenship.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.

Back to topDUTIESAdditional Duty Location Info:1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC

Serves as the Project Manager of contractual source evaluation panels to acquire IT contracts for large scale, technically complex IT projects.

Provides technical expertise for the IT program development and the policies associated with it.

Responsible for planning, organizing and carrying to completion various analytical studies identifying the need for advances Agency information systems involving major system deliverables and software performance and ensuring compatibility with existing system configuration.

Provides oversight, strategic support and continuity to information technology projects to ensure proper transfer of strategic plans and concepts to the operational level.

Provides leadership in developing, implementing, evaluating, and improving process and procedures to monitor the effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of OWCP organizations.

Provides expertise, guidance, direction and support for the implementation of the DOL System Development Life Cycle Methodology in OWCP.Back to topQUALIFICATIONS AND EVALUATIONSQualifications Required:Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-13, in the Federal Service.

Specialized experience is defined as experience serving as an IT project manager with responsibility for software performance, business process analysis, policy statements and guidelines, acquisition and management of technical IT contracts.

Education cannot be substituted for experience at the GS-2210-14 grade level.

Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.How You Will Be Evaluated:Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 85 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #23 and 26 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.

Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

Technical Competence - Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.

Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations.

Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

Project Management - Knowledge of the principles, methods, or tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing projects and resources, including monitoring and inspecting costs, work, and contractor performance.

Planning and Evaluating – Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determine short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.

Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc). The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.

To preview questions please click here. Back to topBENEFITS AND OTHER INFOBenefits:You can view our benefits at: http://www.dol.gov/oasam/doljobs/BenefitsPermanentVacancies.htm Other Information:The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

The Department of Labor does not make unfavorable hiring decisions on the basis of an applicant's previous or current unemployment, or the fact that an applicant has experienced financial difficulty through no fault of his/her own and has undertaken good faith efforts to meet his/her financial obligations. Consideration is given to financial status in relation to appointments only where required by law, regulation, or Executive Order.

Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEESBack to topHOW TO APPLYHow to Apply:Follow the steps below to apply. Your application and ALL required supplemental documents MUST be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to receive consideration. Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered. Click here for information on Reasonable Accommodations.

SAVE your information before the 30 MINUTE TIMEOUT! For help, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/.

STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account on www.usajobs.gov, including Resume and Saved Documents

Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions. If not, HR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content. FOR EACH EMPLOYMENT PERIOD, include: start/end month & year and note full-time or part-time (if part-time, include # of hours worked per week); otherwise, your application may be considered incomplete.

STEP 2 - Complete the 1st part of the application process (USAJOBS)

Once you have identified a job on www.usajobs.gov that you wish to apply for, click on the title and click the Apply button . For questions about the vacancy, contact the Agency Contact at the bottom of the announcement. Click "Start Application" and proceed through 5 steps noted at the top of the USAJOBS page. You will be able to select a resume and documents from your USAJOBS Account that you can submit as a package as part of your DOL application. At Step 5, click "Continue to Agency Site".

STEP 3 – Complete the 2nd part of the application process (DOL)

On the Department of Labor (DOL) page, create a DOL Account if you have not already and click "APPLY TO THIS VACANCY". Continue through the 7 progress steps indicated by circles at the top of the DOL page. The 3rd progress step is where you answer the vacancy specific questions. The 4th progress step "Documents" is where you submit required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy. If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.

STEP 4 – On the "Review and Submit" step, click "Submit Application"

The last "Confirmation" step will turn green noting that your application was submitted successfully.

STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Closing Date by returning to USAJOBS, clicking the vacancy, then "Update Application". Required Documents:The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Follow the instructions: click How To Submit Supplemental Documentation Document. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. Also, do not upload password protected documents.

The following documents are required from ALL applicants:

  • Most Recent SF-50 that indicates current grade, step, and competitive status - All status candidates or reinstatement eligibles MUST submit.
  • Warning: An award SF-50 (ex. cash or time off award) may not indicate grade, step and competitive status. For current DOL employees, an award SF-50 DOES NOT indicate grade and step. Ensure you submit your most recent SF-50 indicating grade, step and competitive status to establish your eligibility for this position.

The following documents are required if applicable:

  • Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP/CTAP Eligibility.
  • DD-214 - verifying military service, eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) and showing character of discharge (ex. Member Copy 4 vs. Copy 1)
  • Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted

Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship, and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.Agency Contact Info:Malcolm Smith

Phone: 301-693-7842

Email: Smith.malcolm.l@dol.govAgency Information:

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs

200 Constitution Ave., NW

Washington, District of Columbia 20210

United StatesWhat to Expect Next:Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and refer candidates for selection consideration. Candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome. A selection is expected to be made within 30 calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate.

For instructions on how to check the status of your application, go to Step 7 on: Using DOORS and USAJOBS Help Guide. To sign up for Application Status Updates via email: Click Here for instructions.


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