The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is a customer service organization dedicated to providing information technology (IT) solutions and leadership to advance DOL's mission. More information on the OCIO is available on our website , LinkedIn , and Twitter accounts.
– Position is inside the bargaining unit.
– Recruitment incentives may be considered.
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This position is responsible for planning and implementing IT projects across a range of areas, to include: cloud infrastructure and services; network development and administration; software development and implementation; requirements mapping; IT policy development; information security; systems engineering; database administration; web development; and systems administration.
Major duties for this position at the GS-13 grade level include, but are not limited to the following:
- Responsible for all aspects of the project management lifecycle in the execution of assigned projects to include the initiating, planning, executing monitoring & controlling, and closeout process groups.
- Participates with the office director and other managers in the overall initiation and integration of project management across OCIO.
- Manages projects to the authority, goals, and constraints delegated and seeks approval as required from management, project sponsor, and stakeholders.
- Keeps all aspects of the project record for each assigned project in an accurate and up to date manner within the Department's portfolio and project management tools.
- Conducts periodic project status briefs with regard to scope, schedule, and cost.
- Supports cross-organizational boards, committees, working groups, teams or other integrated groups addressing IT Programs and projects.
- Ensures solicitations, source selection and contract administration activities comply with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and DOL policies.
- Provides IT leadership, strategy, policy, strategic business, and investment management guidance and assistance enabling Agencies to plan, budget, and implement their IT resources in a manner that balances costs, benefits, risks, and returns, while achieving the organizations' business and program goals.
- Actively promotes benefits of accessible technology, and works to improve accessibility of information and communication technology (ICT) by addressing Section 508 compliance requirements in design, acquisition, development, and maintenance life cycles and processes.
Major duties performed at the GS-14 grade level will be the same as those performed at the GS-13 grade level, only with less supervision at GS-14.
Occasional travel – Occasional travel may be required.
14 – There is no obligation to provide future promotions if you are selected. Promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, meet all the performance requirements, and supervisor's recommendation to the next grade.
Conditions of Employment
- Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
- Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
- Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.
Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection.
Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.
Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
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 and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Such experience is typically gained in the IT field or through the performance of work where the primary concern is IT.
Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-12, in the Federal Service to qualify for GS-13.
Specialized Experience to qualify for GS-13 is defined as experience:
- Executing software development life cycle methodologies, including experience in participating or leading Agile project teams.
- Applying Project Management standards to coordinate and develop project plans and supporting documentation for IT projects such as project schedules, work breakdown structures, risk management plans, security plans, change management plans, and disaster recovery plans; and demonstrated by the attainment of Certified Scrum Master, or PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, and certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
- Leading a project team utilizing knowledge of advanced IT tools and technologies such as ServiceNow Project Portfolio (PPM) and Agile Module, JIRA, Swift Kanaban, Microsoft Project, etc. to provide technical oversight.
- Providing support for Capital Planning and Investment control processes including cost estimation and defining resource requirements.
- Experience with Enterprise/Solutions Architecture to include strategic planning, documentation and compliance of architectural baseline and EA targeting strategies.
- Communicating orally and in writing with staff and management professionals at all levels.
Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-13, in the Federal Service to qualify for GS-14.
In addition to the experience required to qualify for GS-13, Specialized Experience to qualify for GS-14 is defined as experience:
- Experience leading teams in executing software development life cycle methodologies; experience leading Agile project teams.
- Experience applying Project Management standards to lead and develop project plans and supporting documentation for IT projects such as project schedules, work breakdown structures, risk management plans, security plans, change management plans, and disaster recovery plans; and demonstrated by the attainment of Certified Scrum Master, or PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, and certified Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications.
- Experience leading multiple development teams utilizing knowledge of advanced IT tools and technologies such as ServiceNow Project Portfolio (PPM) and Agile Module, JIRA, Swift Kanban, Microsoft Project, etc. to provide technical oversight.
- Experience overseeing contracts and facilitating the procurement process(es).
- Experience communicating orally and in writing with all levels of leadership to include senior executives.
There is no education substitution for this position.
THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. This type of announcement provides the Office of the Chief Information Officer with a readily available source of applicants when vacancies occur. Eligibility and qualifications will be verified when there is a vacancy for the location for which you applied. The intent of this announcement is to establish a standing register of qualified candidates. Applicants will be referred periodically throughout the announcement period or at management's request. Final application disposition will be completed once all positions have been filled or the announcement reaches the end of the open period stated in the announcement. The first cut-off date for receipt/referral of applications to be considered for available vacant positions was September 3, 2020. The next cut-off date will be November 1, 2020.
This vacancy announcement may be extended and cut-off dates may be updated.
DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50. Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION , ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION , FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
Evaluation Factors (Competencies)
For this position, individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the competencies listed below:
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP / CTAP , you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 85 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 to reflect that you are applying as a ICTAP or CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.
Evaluation Factors – please see "Other Information" section
The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc). The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.
To preview questions please click here .
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)
Trust determination process
The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. Also, do not upload password protected documents.
The following documents are required from all applicants (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):
ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE? If applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service, please provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" which shows your appointment eligibility for the position for which you are applying. Your SF-50 must identify the highest grade you held on a permanent basis, Pay Plan/Pay Schedule, Series, and Grade/Pay Band, and career status. Multiple SF-50 may be submitted to demonstrate your highest previous rate and eligibility. *WARNING: An award SF-50 (ex. cash or time off award) may not indicate grade, step and competitive status. For current DOL employees, an award SF-50 DOES NOT indicate grade and step.
– Most recent performance appraisal/evaluation signed and dated within 18 months is requested by the agency, but will not disqualify candidates if not submitted. If not submitted during the application process, one may/will be requested at the time of the interview if the opportunity is extended. Applies to current and former Federal employees.
– Land Management Eligibles: a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) proving your eligibility for appointment under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. This service must have been performed in the competitive service, under a time limited appointment in a Land Management Agency, as defined by P.L. 114-328. For more information, click here .
The following documents are required if applicable:
– Displaced Employee Placement Documents – Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP / CTAP Eligibility.
– DD-214 – verifying military service, eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) and showing character of discharge (ex. Member Copy 4 and 2 are acceptable vs. Copy 1 which is not acceptable to adjudicate veteran's preference)
– Special/Non-Competitive Appointing Authority Documents – Applicants who are eligible for consideration, and wish to be considered, under one of the following non-competitive hiring authorities must submit appropriate documentation (click on the links below to see the documentation requirements):
(a) Former Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV) OR Current or Former Peace Corps Employees (PCE)
(b) Military Spouses (MISP)
– Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship , and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.
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.