Senior IT Project Manager-systems Engineer

Position: Senior Level IT Project Manager/Systems Engineer

Division: Information Technology Enterprise Services Division

Section: Front Office

Location: Washington, DC

Working Hours: 9:00 – 5:30 (flexible)

Salary: $124,406 to $165,480

Promotional Potential: none

There is no relocation incentive associated with this assignment.

Relocation expenses may be borne by the FBI.

Travel Required: Yes, as needed.

Key Requirements

Must be able to obtain a Top Secret -SCI clearance

U.S. Citizenship Required

The Mission of the FBI is to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States. Public Service is a public trust. For the FBI, this means that the public has committed to our care the safety of our Nation and the defense of our Constitution. To sustain that trust and to meet our resulting obligations, we must adhere strictly to our core values of: Rigorous obedience to the Constitution, Respect, Compassion, Fairness, Integrity, Accountability, Leadership, and Diversity.

Major Duties

The Senior Level IT Project Manager/ Systems Engineer is the subject matter expert who serves in the Information Technology Branch (ITB) in the front office of the Information Technology Enterprise Services Division (ITESD).

Specifically, the Senior Level IT Project Manager/Systems Engineer supports ITESD's mission by:

  • Leading enterprise-level, intra-divisional integration and systems engineering IT projects with project management and technical expertise during the early stages of solution architecture as these decisions drive most of the overall project cost; coordinating activities for IT projects across the FBI; and keeping leadership informed of found opportunities and risks across the Bureau's IT project portfolio.
  • Advocating and providing practical, actionable guidance to projects as they operationalize national and enterprise standards to enable information sharing, security, and enterprise data management across the Bureau.
  • Creating and constructing business, portfolio, and project management governance mechanisms to improve the Division's situational awareness and resources allocation across the full ITB project portfolio.
  • Establishing standard Enterprise Systems Engineering capabilities and practices for ITB and ensures Division compliance.
  • Coordinating with senior project sponsors across ITB to provide an "enterprise perspective" of IT systems; and assisting customers, project managers, and leadership with the structuring of project scopes to maximize benefits from both a user and enterprise perspective.
  • Raising the competencies of the Division's assigned project managers and supporting the implementation of new Bureau-wide disciplines and practices for highly complex, multi-year and multi-agency IT programs needed by the FBI to harness the mass quantities of public and federal data using specialized commercial and government technologies.

Additionally, the Senior Level IT Project Manager/Systems Engineer keeps abreast of changes to certifications and qualifications for federally certified IT Project Managers to ensure the evolution of improvements in the FBI's IT Project Management program. The Senior Level IT Project Manager/Systems Engineer is required to participate in the recruitment, development, retention, and training necessary to maintain a top-notch program.

Qualifications & Evaluations

Expert level knowledge in IT enterprise-level systems engineering concepts, theories and activities to provide expertise, guidance, and the "enterprise perspective" on IT projects across the Bureau. Technical expertise to ensure the adherence to established strategies, guidelines, policies and processes of the FBI.

Expert level knowledge and highly skilled in IT Project Management concepts, theories, regulations and laws in order to advise customers; effectively initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control, and close projects; and participate in the activities necessary to maintain a top-notch program.

Expert level knowledge of decision making processes, pertinent research, analytical methodology, and management objectives and how they interrelate to be able to evaluate current and future program objectives.

Expert level problem solving, organizational, collaboration, and evaluation skills to ensure the evolution of improvements to the FBI's Project Management program.

High level oral and written communication skills in order to prepare and present briefings to executive management; make presentations and represent the division at the highest levels of inter-governmental conferences and meetings; effectively interact with scientific/technical personnel; and provide leadership to technical personnel working on system issues.

Expert level negotiation techniques in order to make and influence decisions which impact the resources and strategic plans of the organization.

Candidates should possess strong leadership, collaboration, organizing and planning, and problem solving skills as well as exemplary interpersonal ability.

One year of experience commensurate with the GS-14 or GS-15 level is required.

Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI's Candidate Rating Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement.

IN ADDITION TO YOUR RESUME, please describe in 2000 characters or less, examples from your career that demonstrate each of the following competencies (note all applicants will be evaluated on these competencies):

  1. Organizing and Planning (establish priorities, timetables, and goals/objectives; structure a plan of action for self and others; and develop both strategic and tactical plans).

  2. Leadership (motivate and inspire others; develop and mentor others; gain the respect, confidence, and loyalty of others; articulate vision, give guidance and direct others in accomplishing goals).

  3. Collaboration (establish contacts and interact effectively with external agencies, government officials, the media, the community, and internal bureau contacts; display professionalism while working with others to achieve common goals and proactively share information with others when appropriate).

  4. Problem Solving/Judgment (critically evaluates conditions, events, and alternatives; identify problems, causes and relationships; base decisions or recommendations on data or sound reasoning; and formulate objective opinions).

  5. Interpersonal Ability (establish and maintain rapport with management, colleagues and subordinates; recognize and show sensitivity to differences in the needs and concerns of others; mediate concerns between individuals and groups to settle disputes).

How to Apply

The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online is a hardship please contact the HR Specialist listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.

Step 1 - Establish an applicant account on the FBIJobs website by clicking Apply Now and then Register Now or login using your existing applicant account.

Step 2 - Paste your text resume in the space provided, upload a new resume or use a resume you have applied with previously.

Step 3 – Complete your applicant profile if establishing your account for the first time.

Step 4 - Complete the assessment questionnaire.


Step 6 – Complete the application sections requested and submit your application.

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes:

  • Your resume
  • Responses to the five competencies as described in the "Qualifications & Evaluations" section.
  • Other supporting documents
  • College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education.
  • Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50 (only for current or former Federal employees)
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal. Please note: This does not apply to current FBI employees.
  • For Veterans: DD 214, and for Disabled Veterans: DD214, SF-15, and VA letter dated 1991 or later.

What to Expect Next

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The Most Competitive candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of your status throughout the process.


The FBI offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, telework, life insurance, health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:

Additional Information

You must submit a resume and COMPETENCY NARRATIVES with your application. Failure to provide necessary and relevant information required by this vacancy announcement may disqualify you for consideration. Additional information will not be requested if your application is incomplete. Your application will be evaluated solely on the basis of information you have submitted.

The FBI welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the person on the extension provided above. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. The FBI is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit.

The FBI is in the Executive Branch of the federal government. It is one of the components of the Department of Justice (DOJ). The FBI is the principal investigative arm of the DOJ. All FBI positions are in the excepted service.

The selectee will be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period as a condition of retaining an SL appointment in the FBI. All selectees, with the exception of current FBI employees, will also be required to serve a one-year probationary period. The probationary periods will be served concurrently.

Selectees are also required to complete a financial disclosure report, OGE-278e, within 30 days of official appointment.

If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and consent to a complete background investigation, urinalysis, and polygraph. You must be suitable for Federal employment; as determined by a background investigation.

Policy has been implemented that requires support employees entering a position through a competitive OR non-competitive action may be precluded from moving to another position within the Bureau by means of reassignment or change to a lower grade for a minimum of 12 months.

This opening is available for application until 08/14/2017. Questions regarding this opening should be directed to Sharon Shattuck, 202.324.2892.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise provided by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factors.

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