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Vacancy Details

Grade: 13

Applicants applying for the GS-13 grade level must meet the following requirements: Have IT-related experience demonstrating EACH of the four competencies AND one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 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 investigates and evaluates “state of the art” technology of the industry.
  • Customer Service - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant confers with users to evaluate the effectiveness of, or identify the need for, computer programs or management systems.
  • Oral Communication - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant persuades others to take a particular course of action or to accept findings, recommendations, changes, or alternative viewpoints.
  • Problem Solving - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant identifies and accommodates technology and resource constraints. Specialized experience is experience administering the Technology Business Management (TBM) framework and model within an organization and utilizing TBM for analysis on IT budgeting (planning) and reporting IT spending (actuals).
1 I have both experience demonstrating all four competencies and I possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False

Grade: All Grades

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Please Note: Effective January 1, 2010, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES (Political) employees in the Executive Branch. So, if you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.
1 Are you currently, or have you been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    1.1 Please provide the following information regarding your most recent political appointment:
    1. Position Title;
    2. Type of Appointment (i.e., Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non Career SES);
    3. Agency;
    4. Dates held (beginning and ending dates)
    Maximum length of 1000 characters.
  • No
2 Do you have experience with financial management and administration of IT projects? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you have experience providing information on IT spending, (Finance, IT, and Business) that helps stakeholders across the agency understand how IT resources are applied in the agency to support the mission? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Please select the response that best describes your level of experience tracking and managing IT budgets using Technology Business Management (TBM) principles. Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed IT budgets, but not using a Technology Business Management framework.
  • I have managed IT budgets using a Technology Business Management framework.
  • I have taken Technology Business Management training, but have not applied these skills to budget management yet.
  • None of the above.
5 Do you have experience formulating and/or enacting TBM policy that helped advance TBM implementation within your organization? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Choose the answer that best describes your experience in interacting with key stakeholders, agency heads, national officials, politicians and other government officials as it related to Technology Business Management implementation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed this function.
  • I am highly skilled at meeting with key stakeholders, agency heads, national officials, politicians and other government officials on Technology Business Management implementation . I have performed this task routinely and I have trained others in this area.
  • I have performed similar or directly related job functions and my experience and training have prepared me to perform these functions successfully.
  • I have experience assisting a senior level staff member during meetings with key stakeholders, agency heads, national officials, politicians and other government officials on Technology Business Management implementation.   I perform this task with technical guidance and assistance from the senior specialist.
7 In regard to planning data studies, I have experience performing the following function(s): Answer to this question is required
  • Defining criteria for analytics
  • Making recommendations using study results
  • Developing innovative quantitative methods for modeling and forecasting
  • Defining data requirements and analytical techniques
  • Creating data management plans
  • Developing guidelines and standards regarding implementation
  • None of the above
8 Please select the response that best describes your experience communicating information technology-related issues to staff and management: Answer to this question is required
  • I have briefed senior-level management on the status of information technology systems, project or daily operations, including communicating complex-technical information to a non-technical audience.
  • I have briefed my supervisor on the status of information technology systems, project or daily operations, including communicating complex-technical information to a non-technical audience.
  • I have briefed staff members (peers or subordinates) on the status of information technology systems, project or daily operations, including communicating complex-technical information to a non-technical audience.
  • I have briefed information technology professionals on information technology requirements, issues, systems, projects, or daily operations, including communicating complex technical information to a technical audience.
  • None of the above.
9 I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001), my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 CFR, Part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding 'No' to this item will result in my not being considered for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
  • No, I do not certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith and/or understand the information provided above.