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Announcement Number:
FSI-2019-0022
Hiring Agency:
U.S. Department of State
Position Title:
Supervisory IT Specialist (Instructor)
Open Period:
05/17/2019 - 05/28/2019

Format MM/DD/YYYY


This vacancy is limited to a certain number of applicants and may close before the close date listed here if that limit is reached.
Series/Grade:
GG - 2210 14
Salary:
USD $117,191 - USD $152,352
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
GG-14
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Arlington, VA, US
Telework Eligible:
Yes
For More Info:
Andrea Purba
703-302-6814
FSIJOBAPPLICATIONS@STATE.GOV

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Security Clearance Required:
Secret
Appointment Type
Term appt, NTE 3 yrs
Appointment Type Details:
Excepted Service. Term Appointment not-to-exceed 3 years, but renewable at the option of the agency.
Marketing:
About the Agency
Summary:
Serves as a Supervisory IT Specialist in the Business Application Division (BA) within the School of Applied IT (SAIT), Foreign Service Institute (FSI), Department of State. The incumbent matches knowledge of IT applications and systems with practical knowledge of training and instructional methods to effectively supervise IT Specialists (Instructors) and the Adjunct Faculty Coordinator.
Supervisory Position:
Yes
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Travel within the United States and to overseas countries may be required, maybe once or twice a year.

Responsibilities

  • Establish guidelines and performance expectations for the staff.
  • Provide advice and counsel to staff related to work and administrative matters.
  • Manages the development of course materials.
  • Manages budget to include making recommendations on prioritizing resources and tracking spending.
  • Qualifications and Evaluations

    Conditions of Employment:
  • Direct Hire Authority will be used to fill this position.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Verification of employment eligibility in the United States is required.
  • New supervisors must successfully complete a 1 year probationary period.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Education Requirements:

    See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements, if applicable.

    Evaluations:

    Under the provisions of the Direct-Hire Authority, veterans' preference does not apply.  

    For this announcement, all applicants will be reviewed to determine if they meet the qualifications for this position, specifically the education, specialized experience, and knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) necessary to perform the work of the position.  Applicants will not be rated or ranked. All applications that are verified to meet the required qualifications will be referred to the selecting official in the order in which the applications were received.

    All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated by a resume. If, upon review, it is determined that your resume and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, your application will be removed from further consideration.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported by information in your resume:



    • Knowledge of curriculum development and course design.

    • Ability to set priorities and manage training projects and programs.

    • Ability to analyze needs to design, deliver, and evaluate courses.

    • Ability to manage a complex budget supporting multiple programs.

    • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.



    Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Your resume should include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week. For assistance with creating a resume, please click
    here.

    Please ensure that your resume and narrative responses provide enough detailed information to support your answers to the self-assessment questions.

    Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) candidates must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority.  Candidates are considered well qualified if their knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) exceed the minimum qualifications described in the announcement.

    Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Your application package must contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this job opportunity announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying.

    Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply. All applicants interested in this position must apply online in order to receive consideration.

    Qualifications:

    Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.

    If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application. Applicants applying for the GS-14 grade level must meet the following requirements:

    Have IT-related experience demonstrating EACH of the four competencies AND specialized experience listed below:



    • Attention to Detail – Ability to ensure thorough completion of tasks and for those personnel that they supervise.

    • Customer Service – Works with subordinate staff to ensure that the needs of clients/customers are met, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, and commits to provide quality products and services.

    • Oral Communication – Expresses information to staff, clients, and management 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; and responds appropriately.

    • Problem Solving – Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevancy; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives; and to make recommendations.


    AND

    Have at least 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service which provided you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:



    • Experience in developing course materials.

    • Experience in developing curriculum.

    • Experience in writing operational procedures.

    • Experience in developing measurable objectives.

    • Experience in analyzing training assessment and evaluations to produce reports and recommendations for management to improve service.

    • Experience in managing budget and procurement in order to increase cost effectiveness.


    NOTE: In order to qualify for this position, your experience MUST be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate.

    There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-14 position.


    In addition, applicant's experience must also demonstrate that the candidate possesses the following qualities:





        • Ability to assign, review, and supervise the work of others;

        • Objectivity and fairness in judging people on their ability, and situations on the facts and circumstances;

        • Ability to adjust to change, work pressures, or difficult situations without undue stress;

        • Willingness to consider new ideas or divergent points of view; and

        • Capacity to "see the job through."



    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits URL:
    Review our Benefits
    Other Information:

    EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION PROGRAM (E-Verify) – U.S. law requires organizations to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States - either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. This agency utilizes E-Verify to compare information from the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) records to confirm employment eligibility. If the employee’s information does not match DHS and/or SSA records, the employee is given an opportunity to resolve the problem. If eligibility cannot be verified, employment will be terminated.For reasonable accommodation at the U.S. Department of State, please contact the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations at (202) 663-3474 or ReasonableAccommodations@state.gov.

    More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur.

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:

    Prepare your application in USAJOBS

    To start your application, click Apply and we’ll walk you through the process where you’ll attach a resume and any required documents.

    During the application process you can review, edit, delete, and update your information. We’ll automatically save your progress as you go, so you won’t lose any changes.

    Please carefully read all the instructions before you apply. You have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement to complete the application process.

    STEP 1: Select the "Apply On-line" button and follow the instructions to register or sign into USAJOBS.

    STEP 2: Submit a detailed resume or any other written format you choose documenting your job-related qualifications, experience, and education (if applicable).  Cover letter is optional.  If you submit a cover letter, you must also submit a resume.  Please see the How You Will Be Evaluated section for specific information that should be outlined in your resume.

    STEP 3: Answer the job-specific self-assessment questions on-line through the U.S. Department of State’s Gateway to State automated application system.  The questions will be used to evaluate your qualifications and experience for this position.  

    STEP 4: Submit all required documentation applicable to you, as listed in the Required Documents section of this announcement, to the Department’s Gateway to State automated application system prior to the closing date of this announcement. For instructions on how to view the status of your supporting documentation, please click  
    here.


    Technical assistance with your on-line application is available through the Help Desk at mgshelp@monster.com or by calling (866) 656-6830 or (703) 269-4944 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. ET



    ALTERNATE APPLICATION PROCEDURES



    NOTE: If applying online poses an extreme hardship, you may request alternate application procedures to submit your application package by fax. Contact the Human Resources office listed on the announcement between the business hours of 8:15 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET at least 2 working days prior to the closing date of this announcement. The application package for alternate application procedures must be submitted and received in the Human Resources office no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on the closing date of this announcement. Paper applications and information sent by mail WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

    Required Documents:

    All required documents listed below, that are applicable to you, must be submitted to our automated system "Gateway to State" by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

    1. Resume - your resume or any other written format you choose should contain the required information as specified in the “How You Will Be Evaluated” section. Insufficient information will result in an ineligible rating.

    2. A completed online job specific self-assessment questionnaire through the Department’s automated system “Gateway to State”.

    3. Transcripts - if applicable, see the Qualifications section of the announcement. If selected, an official/sealed college transcript(s) will be required to verify education prior to employment.

    4. If you are qualifying based on other criteria listed under the Qualification Section of this announcement, you MUST submit the required supporting documentation (certificates, certifications, etc.) with your application.

    5. Veterans’ preference does not apply to this vacancy. If you are a veteran, you may indicate your veteran’s status on your resume. Any supporting documentation received from veterans will be retained to document veteran’s status if selected.

    If you are a 5-point veteran, you may provide a copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member Copy 4 is preferable) which must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. If you are currently on active duty, you may provide a certification on letterhead from your military branch which contains your military service dates, expected date of discharge or release, and the character of service to show that your military service was performed under honorable conditions. The expected date of discharge or release must be no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted for consideration for this vacancy announcement. If the appropriate information is not submitted to confirm your current or expected discharge status, dates of service, etc., you will not receive credit for the claimed active duty military service.

    If you are a 10-point veteran, in addition to the DD-214 or certification, you may also submit a current version of the SF-15 (Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference), dated October 2013, and any documentation required by this form to support your claim.  Previous editions of the SF-15 will not be accepted. For further information regarding Veterans, click here.

    If you are a Sole Survivor veteran, you may provide a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4 is preferable) or another form of official documentation which shows your discharge or release from active duty occurred on or after August 29, 2008 and was based on a sole survivorship discharge.

    To gain access to your DD214 online, please visit: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/get-service-records.html

    6. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit a copy of the appropriate documentation with their application. See links below:
    ICTAP Considerations
    CTAP Considerations

    Next Steps:

    After all application packages have been received, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. After we review and evaluate all applications, the most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration for possible interviews in approximately two weeks after the announcement closes. After a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability review and/or security background investigation, which generally takes an average of at least two to six months.

    You will be notified up to four times during the hiring process:

    1. Upon receipt of your application.
    2. Upon minimum qualification determinations.
    3. After the certificate is issued.
    4. After final selection is made.

    For instructions on how to view the status of your application, please click here .

    Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.