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Supervisory IT Specialist (DE/CR)

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All qualified United States Citizens or Nationals. Full-Time Permanent This positon located with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS), Information Systems Division in Silver Spring, MD.
This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaed the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band. The ZP-5 is equivalent to the GS-15. For additional information visit CAPS Information.
This position is also being advertised as an Supervisory IT Specialist, ZP-2210-05, under vacancy number NOS-COOPS-2014-0029_,_ which is open to status candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.
A one year supervisory probationary period may be required.
This position is not in the bargaining unit.
NOTES: This vacancy may be used to fill other Supervisory IT Specialist ZP-2210-05 positions throughout NOAA. The position must be alike (e.g.: within the same geographic locations, same grade/band requires the same qualifications as indicated in this vacancy announcement).
Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply. Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check Must be suitable for Federal employment. Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable ( ). Qualification requirements must be met by closing date of announcement. The individual selected for this position will:
Plan, manage, and supervise Information Systems Division resource effectively to provide required products and services as follows:
Assign and monitor workloads.
Ensure IT budget is executed efficiently and effectively.
Recruit for vacant FTE and contractor positions
Observe and assure compliance with policy and procedures.
Apply program/ project management principle, methods and practices to develop plans and schedules, estimate resource requirements, define milestones and deliverables and monitor and report results.
Serve as liaison with NOAA and NOS CIO Offices ensuring that CO-OPS IT systems, procedures and practices are consistent with DOC, NOAA, and NOS policies.
Supervise IT Strategic Planning including identification of policy, budgetary or operational issues and providing alternatives and recommendations to senior management.
Supervise the planning, design, and implementation of secure IT networks and user training, support certification and ensure the continued integrity of the network and IT operations.
There is no positive education requirement for this position.
For all grade levels, individuals must have IT - related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below:
1. Attention to detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
2. Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.
3. 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.
4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgement to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government. Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.
To qualify at the ZP-5 or GS-15 level: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the (GS-14) is defined as experience:
Managing or leading a team of IT professionals;
Managing and/or overseeing IT operations for an organization;
Reviewing an organization''s IT policies to ensure operations comply with applicable regulations and guidelines;
Managing financial resources;
Devising strategies plans and/or tactics to improve budgetary and operational issues;
Implementing IT system safeguards to secure networks and operations.
NOTE: Your resume must document specialized experience and support your responses to the vacancy questions. For more information about the qualifications requirements for this position: Click Here
We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze." However,your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the"gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
How vou will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans'' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed. Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold) depending on the position and grade level of the job. The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
Ability to supervise and provide leadership to a team of IT professionals.
Ability to manage financial resources.
Ability to manage IT projects and terms throughout an entire IT system development lifecycle.
Knowledge of the project management techniques and methods.
Ability to ensure that IT applications/systems adhere to governing policies and principles, and practices.
Ability to lead IT strategic planning including out year budget planning and formulation and developing operational requirement.
Ability to implement and coordinate activities to secure and protect IT systems, services and capabilities.
For more information about Category Rating, please go to: Category Rating
To preview questions please click here. Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management''s website located at: . Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.
To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at USAJOBS. To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents.
To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at USAJOBS and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.
If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by e-mail at or phone at . The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 am, to 7:00 p.m. ET.
For instructions on submitting your application in another format please contact the HR Personnel listed in this announcement. A complete application consists of the following:
Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. Your resume must indicate your citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59. Your resume should also list your educational and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment, the number of hours worked per week, your salary, and grade of any federal position/s held. Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s)
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans'' preference , you must submit a copy of your DD-214 to show type of discharge or other valid proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans'' preference , you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans'' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans'' preference see the Vet Guide.
Active Duty Service Members: You must submit a statement of discharge/certification of release or an official written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions no later than 120 days from the date the announcement closes. Enlisted Record Briefs and military identification do NOT qualify as official documentation. If the appropriate information is not submitted to confirm the discharge status, dates of service, etc., you will not be considered for this job opportunity under Veteran Preference procedures. To gain access to your DD-214 online please visit. Military Records.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation, if applicable (see other information).

Education. If this position requires proof of higher education, you must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education''s website- Foreign Credentials. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation by the closing date of the announcement will result in lost consideration. You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at: USAJOBS and clicking on "Track your online application". The four points of notification are:
1. Application Received or Application Incomplete;
2. Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met;
3. Eligible (Application Referred to the Selecting Official) or Ineligible (Application Not Referred to the Selecting Official)
4. Selected or Not Selected.
By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.
You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans'' preference, disability, etc.). ICTAP candiddates will be eligible if it is determined that they exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management''s Career Transition Resources website. The link is listed below.
ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
1. A copy of your RIF separation notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement.
2. A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level,and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;
3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating.
4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
The following links provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities: VRA 30% or more disabled veteran Persons with Disabilities ICTAP
NOAA participates in e-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. !benefits.hms?orgId=16&jnum;=99740

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