A successful candidate in this position will serve an Information Technology Program Manager or NNSA's Deputy Chief Information Officer who shares the responsibilities of the Associate Administrator for Information Management/Chief Information Officer, including supervision of NA-IM staff and as the alter-ego for the Associate Administrator in his/her absence.

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As an Information Technology Program Manager/Deputy Chief Information Officer you will:

  • Share fully in the responsibilities of the Associate Administrator for Information Management (AAIM/CIO) for management of NA-IM and assume full responsibility for the AAIM/CIO in his/her absence. Share responsibility includes a supervisory role with respect to the entire NA-IM staff and ongoing responsibility for supervision of the 3 Associate CIOs (ACIOs). The direction provided to the 3 ACIOs is administrative and programmatic in nature
  • Provide direction, guidance, oversight, review, and approval on the technical, management and administrative direction of information technology (IT) initiatives, projects, and objectives; evaluate, modify, and make recommendation on contractor design proposals to ensure they are technically feasible in the NNSA environment, meet the intent of the NNSA information management (IM) architecture, and support the CIO and the NNSA strategic plans and other directions; oversee information management performance and governance reviews of the design and architecture of applications during the development process
  • Provide direction to the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) on the information management and cyber security needs of the organization; identify and resolve complex problems or issues that cross functional boundaries; and recommend and provide training for OCIO personnel
  • In conjunction with the NNSA site offices and NNSA senior management, oversee the development of information management and cyber security budget process. Work closely with all field and organizational levels to develop this budget to ensure that sufficient funding is provided to protect NNSA information technology environments
  • Oversee the NNSA-wide cyber security incident reporting and response program in coordination with other Departmental and NNSA offices; maintain an NNSA information assurance response capability; evaluate incident reports for NNSA computer network attack/computer network exploitation situations; ensure the development and coordination of corrective actions plans involving NNSA enterprise systems in response to issues identified by other Federal agencies, peer reviews, and self-assessments

Travel Required

25% or less – Travel is required 25% of the time or less for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
05 – This position is at the full performance level.


Conditions of Employment

  • Subject to Random Drug Testing
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test.
  • Favorable suitability determination required.
  • Financial Disclosure is required.
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a Q level Security Clearance.


  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
  • Compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity which will require that you provide two forms of identification.
  • A two year trial period may be required.
  • More than one position may be filled from this vacancy announcement.



A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower Excepted Service pay band, NNSA Demonstration Project pay band or GS grade level in the Federal service i.e. (EN-04/NN-04/NQ-04 or GS-15).

Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience managing at least 4 of the following information technology related activities:

  • Information technology and cybersecurity staff
  • Wide and Local Area Networks
  • Cloud-based technologies
  • Enterprise information technology services and solutions
  • End user support and services
  • Remote user support and services
  • Security and network operations

Applicants must demonstrate possession of these competencies within the body of the resume; no separate statements addressing them are required.

  • 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.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

  • Knowledge of information system capabilities, to advise the agency head and senior program managers on the potential of information technology to create new program objectives and advise them on the associated risks, techniques for minimizing the risk and operating in a secure environment
  • Knowledge of the requirements of the governing laws and regulations and implementing policies, and other laws, executive orders, and national policies governing information management and cyber security
  • Knowledge of the concepts, trends, and technical issues in information technology and cyber security planning, system acquisition and software development
  • Knowledge of the IT management expertise and competence required to effectively acquire major systems, ensure security of computer systems, and manage complex software development projects
  • Knowledge of Information technology and cyber security practices of business or government entities
  • "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

    You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    CTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.


    There is no education requirement for this position and education cannot be substituted for experience.

    Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S. A written evaluation of any foreign education must be provided with your application in response to this vacancy announcement or be received by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide this evaluation will result in you being found unqualified for the position. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education, see the Department of Education website , and for a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, visit The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services .

    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.

    There is no educational requirement for this series. For more information, please refer to 2210 Qualification Requirements .

    There is no education requirement for this position and education cannot be substituted for experience.

    Additional information

    • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
    • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
    • Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
    • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register . If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.

    EEO Policy: Click HERE.
    Reasonable Accommodation Policy: Click HERE.
    Veterans Information: Click HERE.
    Telework: Click HERE.
    Selective Service Registration: Click HERE.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    We will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. If you meet the qualifications requirements, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

    If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified'.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    High Risk (HR)

    Trust determination process
    Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness , National security

    Required Documents

    Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants. If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.

    ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.

    • Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you must list the full name and address of the each employer.
    • For all types of work experience, you should indicate the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
    • For paid work experience, please indicate your starting grade/salary for each position and the highest grade/salary you earned (if different).
    • Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
    • For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.
    • Most recent performance appraisal.
    • List all incentive awards on your resume.

    Current and former Federal employees: Most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 – Notice of Personnel Action). To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!

  • Full position title;
  • appointment type;
  • occupational series;
  • pay plan, grade, and step;
  • tenure code; and
  • service computation date (SCD).
  • If your current position SF50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis.

    Applicants using education to qualify (if allowed): Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Education cannot be substituted for experience in some positions at higher grade levels. Please see the Education section for more information.

    **NOTE: Applicants are required to submit their last 2 performance evaluations.**

    For Professional, Scientific and Engineering Positions: If qualifying on the basis of an alternate method, i.e., professional license, you must submit official documentation to support your claim with your application package.

    Veterans: Veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

    Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP: If you are a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplused by some other means, please submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under CTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.

    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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