Overview

Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Chief Information Officer Organization, Division of Information Technology, Enterprise Technology Branch of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides support in the areas of developing, implementing, and maintaining the Enterprise Architecture (EA) program.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

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Responsibilities

Applies the FDIC framework for EA in developing and maintaining the information, security, application, and technical infrastructure needed for the Enterprise Architecture.

Provides design assistance, architecture guidance, and technology evaluation on multiple and varied information technology projects. Guidance includes documentation, consultative interactions, and participation in review groups and transition of efforts into ongoing operations.

Provides input to planning, budget, and governance processes related to enterprise architecture. Input will be made for both items where decisions have been made (known strategic directions) and where decisions have not been made (pre-decisional strategic considerations).

Communicates complex technical requirements, issues, and problems to both technical and non-technical personnel. The communication will often involve pre-decisional information and information of a sensitive or confidential nature.

Stays abreast of current and emerging technologies related to development and design of business processes and applications in support of the enterprise architecture.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – May require occasional travel.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Registration with the Selective Service.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Employment Conditions.

Completion of Financial Disclosure may be required.

Qualifications

Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Additional qualifications information can be found here .

To qualify, applicants must have completed at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS/CG-12 grade level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience providing support for an Enterprise Architecture (EA) program, including the development and maintenance of standards, guidelines, and processes in information technology and enterprise architecture principles across multiple domains.
In addition to meeting the specialized experience, applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.

  • Attention to Detail – Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Problem Solving – Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
  • Applicants eligible for ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 80 or higher in the online assessment to be determined "well qualified" for this position. For more information, click here .

    Education

    There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.

    Additional information

    If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary or trial period as applicable to appointment type.

    To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here .

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your resume and the online assessment questionnaire will be reviewed to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement. Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.

    Your resume will also be evaluated to measure your responses to the assessment questions. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

    If you are found qualified, you will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. These category assignments are a measure of the degree in which your background and responses to the assessment questions match the competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below. Within these categories, candidates eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

  • Knowledge of IT and EA principles encompassed by the FDIC EA domains for business, information, applications, technology, and security.
  • Knowledge of federal IT regulations and requirements such as Clinger-Cohen Act, OMB IT circulars, Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF) or The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF).
  • Ability to create visual depictions of the totality of IT elements that compose the architecture, and the specification of the relationships between those components.
  • Knowledge of application architectures and various protocols used throughout a web-based architecture system, including application design patterns.
  • Knowledge of commercially available technologies and services, new and emerging technologies, information technology related trends, and IT standards/best practices and how these may apply to FDIC programs.
  • You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    Failure to provide all of the required documentation as stated in this vacancy announcement, may result in an ineligible determination or may affect your consideration status. Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application.

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE: If you are claiming veterans' preference, click here . (Note: Veterans must submit the Member 4 copy of the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty – or other copy showing the type of discharge/character of service [e.g., Honorable, Under Honorable Conditions, etc.] along with any other required documents (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, SF-15, etc.) to demonstrate veterans' preference eligibility.)

    INTERAGENCY TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP): If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the ICTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility. For more information, click here .

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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