Office of Governmentwide Policy IT Specialist- Direct Hire Authority in Washington, District Of Columbia
Summary THIS IS A PUBLIC NOTICE As a IT Specialist, you willserve as senior technical project expert/consultant responsible for providing expert advice to generate new program components and projects, which explore state of the art in efficiency and effectiveness in the digital technologies throughout the federal government. Location of position: GSA, Office of Government-wide Policy, Washington, DC We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed. Responsibilities This Notice is issued under direct-hire authority (DHA)to recruit new talent to this occupations for which there is a severe shortage of candidates. This means that we can hire any qualified candidate, either from this notice or from any source. A few key facts about this DHA notice: Current civil service employees will receive new appointments if selected under this Direct Hire Authority. For more information on DHA, please visit http//www.opm.gov/directhire/index.asp. As an IT Specialist, you will: Provide technical IT expertise to personnel within the Federal government and is called upon to review and/or assess problematic or potentially controversial situations which are extraordinary, unique or otherwise contentious in nature; ensures the decisions are reflected in policy proposals, in internal and external directives and in organizational operating procedures; engages in a continuous cycle of evaluating and modifying processes to ensure efficient andeffective project delivery. Serve as the information technology strategist in planning, development and implementation of systems solutions supporting OGP business model, short and long term plans; builds and manages the agency’s internal technical resources; serves as the liaison with the technology partners managing and evaluating the relationships and the efficiency, results and productivity on an ongoing basis. Ensure the decisions are reflected in policy proposals, in internal and external directives and subsequently, in organizational operating procedures; oversees interrelationship of processes. Serve as primary contact for key programmatic decisions associated with the project and as the liaison with the technology partners managing and evaluating the relationships and efficiency, results and productivity on an ongoing basis; provides critical analysis of pressing issues and required recommendations to management officials in formulating decisions regarding changing responsibilities or business needs, as well as in the design/development and evaluation of ongoing and/or new project issues. Apply a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods to assess and improve program effectiveness and/or complex management processes, projects, and systems. Requirements Conditions of Employment US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) Meet all eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date. Register with Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959 Direct Deposit of salary check to financial organization required. If selected, you must meet the following conditions: Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch. Serve a one year probationary period, if required. Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier4 investigation level). Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security’s e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment. Qualifications For each job on your resume, provide: the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year) number of hours per week you worked (if part time). If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, clickhere.TheGS-15 salary range starts at $144,128 per year.If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected. QUALIFICATIONS Applicants applying for the GS-15 grade level(s) must meet the following requirements: Have IT-related experience demonstrating EACH of the four competencies AND one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service as described below: IT SPECIALIST COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS: Attention to Detail - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant keeps abreast of latest technology, information, research, etc., to maintain knowledge in field of expertise (for example, reads trade journals, participates in professional/technical associations, maintains credentials). Customer Service - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant promotes or develops and maintains good working relationships with key individuals or groups. Oral Communication - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant serves on panels, committees, or task forces as a representative for the organization on technical or professional issues. Problem Solving - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant monitors current trends or events (for example, technological, economic, political, social, educational, or employment trends or events) and applies the information as appropriate. Specialized Experience for the GS-15: In addition to the requirements above, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level or higher in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as: experience is applying a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods to assess and improve IT program effectiveness and/or complex management processes, projects, and systems; conducts critical analysis and provide recommended solutions to senior leadership on changing IT business needs; assesses state of digital engineering design services to align with organization's strategies and practices; develops authoritative papers and reports on organization's position; serve as a representative of the organization for key programmatic decisions on IT projects and a liaison with technology partners; and demonstrated leadership in the recruitment of innovative and entrepreneurial resources. Education Additional Information Bargaining Unit status:Not Applicable Relocation-related expenses arenotapproved and will be your responsibility. Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement in this or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area; through other means; or not at all.