Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><strong>Mission Statement</strong><br /><br />The NRO is the U.S. Government agency in charge of designing, building, launching and maintaining America's intelligence satellites. The NRO provides reconnaissance information to the Intelligence Community and the DoD warfighters. For more information see: http: www.nro.gov <br /><br /><strong>NRO is accepting applicants from both federal Government employees and U.S. citizens for this position.<br /><br />FOR CURRENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES APPLYING PLEASE SEE THE QUALIFICATIONS SECTION BELOW.</strong><br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />As an IT SPECIALIST (ENTARCH) you will be responsible for the following duties:<br /><br /><strong>For the GG-12 Level:</strong> <ul> <li>Collaborates on the evaluation, development and recommendations of modification/approval on standards.</li> <li>Examines and evaluates work concerned with integrated systems of IT equipment and applications.</li> <li>Supports the development of integrated agency-wide transition strategies, plans, and actions plans to ensure that key DoD and agency standards are implemented in support of agreed upon DoD information architectures.</li> <li>Works together with a variety of specialist to implement standard operating procedures, software, and controls to ensure appropriate levels of security</li> <li>Assist management officials and operating personnel technical advice on current technology and policy and its impact on current and long-range programs.</li> <li>Receives and performs new technology support requirements, supports the development of information system techniques, aids in establishing criteria, and makes suggestions when procedures/guidelines do not exist for IT operations, expansion, consolidations, and continuing life-cycle management.</li> <li>Reviews reports and technical journals to determine and keep abreast of state-of-the-art information systems technology and trends which influence revision or development of new communication and automation techniques.</li> </ul> <strong>For the GG-13 Level:</strong> <ul> <li>Participates in study projects to recommend standards solutions to complex architecture and systems engineering requirements.</li> <li>Applies available technologies and basic management principles to adapt computer methods to a variety of subject matter situations</li> <li>Responds to and resolves problems with software, hardware and systems management.</li> <li>Maintains current and detailed knowledge of information processing standards development and implementation projects, R&D programs throughout the agency, and commercial standards developments and practices.</li> <li>Works together with a variety of experts to implement standard operating procedures, software, and controls to ensure appropriate levels of security</li> <li>Provides management officials and operating personnel technical advice on current technology and policy and its impact on current and long-range programs.</li> <li>Reviews and analyzes new technology support requirements, supports the development of information system techniques, aids in establishing criteria, and makes suggestions when procedures/guidelines do not exist for IT operations, expansion, consolidations, and continuing life-cycle management.</li> <li>Researches and studies reports and technical journals to determine and keep abreast of state-of-the-art information systems technology and trends which influence revision or development of new communication and automation techniques.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 13 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be a US citizen</li> <li>Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service http: www.sss.gov</li> <li>Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered</li> <li>This is a Drug Testing designated position</li> <li>Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601</li> <li>Must obtain/maintain Critical Sensitive TS/SCI clearance w/polygraph</li> <li>WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time</li> <li>OVERTIME: Occasionally</li> <li>TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible</li> <li>PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Not Authorized.</li> <li>FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): Exempt</li> <li>TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is NOT telework eligible</li> <li>SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: For more information please visit: https: www.sss.gov/</li> <li>POLYGRAPH: Employee is subject to initial and periodic Counterintelligence Polygraph Testing.</li> <li>Incumbent is required to obtain a CISM or CISSP certification within 6 months of being appointed to this position IAW Cyber Workforce Requirements outlined in DoDI 8500.01</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>This position is a Full Performance DCIPS position. DCIPS Full Performance level positions include GG-12 through GG-13. The NRO is accepting applications from U.S. Citizens and current GS/GG-12, GS/GG-13, or equivalent level Federal Government employees for this position. Federal government employees, who currently are GS/GG-12, GS/GG-13, or equivalent, may only apply for lateral reassignment at their current grade level and step. Those selected at the GG-12 grade level may be considered for future competitive promotion under the NRO internal promotion evaluation process.<br /><br />For all 2210 positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below:</strong><br /> <strong>Attention to Detail -</strong> Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.<br /> <strong>Customer Service -</strong> 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.<br /> <strong> Oral Communication – </strong> 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.<br /> <strong>Problem Solving </strong> – Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.<br /><br />The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/2200/information-technology-it-management-series-2210-alternative-a/ for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the <strong>MAJOR DUTIES </strong>and <strong>QUALIFICATIONS </strong>sections of this announcement by 06/03/2019<br /><br />Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience is typically in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled. Experience must be reflected in your resume.<br /><br /><strong>Specialized experience required for the GG-13 position is:</strong> <ul> <li>Applies technical and functional operation of IT systems to effect changes to existing systems by applying state-of-the-art technology.</li> <li>Analyzes, formulates, and recommend policies, procedures and processes to highly complex projects and adopting innovative methods and approaches to generate solutions to highly technical software process problems.</li> <li>Ability to plan, and organize research, production and support of subsystems or equipment, and integrate a variety of acquisition functions and personnel in support of the process.</li> <li>Utilizes advanced IT principles, concepts, methods, standards, and practices sufficient to accomplish assignments such as: interpreting policies, procedures, and strategies governing the planning and delivery of services throughout the agency by providing expert technical; advice, guidance, and recommendations to management and other technical specialist on critical IT issues.</li> <li>Command in applying interrelationships of multiple IT specialties such as IT architecture, IT developments and applications, technologies to business processes, and IT security concepts, standards and methods; project management principles methods and practices.</li> <li>Understanding of IT systems sufficient to ensure the integration of IT programs and services, solutions to integration/interoperability issues, design, develop, and manage systems that meet current and future business requirements.</li> <li>Thorough knowledge of principles, methodologies, and practices of IT developmental life cycle methodologies in order to assist on the planning, design, development, testing and enforcing relevant standards in the systems development process and the focus of Federal standards initiatives.</li> </ul> <br /> <strong>Specialized experience required for the GG-12 position is: </strong> <ul> <li>Relates technical and functional operation of IT systems to effect changes to existing systems by applying state-of-the-art technology.</li> <li>Examines, formulates, and recommend policies, procedures and processes to complex projects and adopting innovative methods and approaches to generate solutions to technical software process problems.</li> <li>Ability to plan, and organize research, production and support of subsystems or equipment, and integrate a variety of acquisition functions and personnel in support of the process.</li> <li>Utilizes IT principles, concepts, methods, standards, and practices sufficient to accomplish assignments such as: interpreting policies, procedures, and strategies governing the planning and delivery of services throughout the agency.</li> <li>Establishes interrelationships of multiple IT specialties such as IT architecture, IT developments and applications, technologies to business processes, and IT security concepts.</li> <li>Understanding of IT systems sufficient to ensure the integration of IT programs and services, solutions to integration/interoperability issues that meet current and future business requirements.</li> <li>General knowledge of principles, methodologies, and practices of IT developmental life cycle methodologies in order to assist on the planning, design, development, testing and enforcing relevant standards in the systems development process and the focus of Federal standards initiatives.</li> </ul> <br /> <strong>Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:</strong><br /> 1. Organizational Awareness<br /> 2. Application Software<br /> 3. Information Technology Configuration Management<br /> 4. Problem Solving<br /> 5. Communication<br /><br /><strong>For the GG-13:<br /> This position is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA): </strong>Acquisition Category R (Communications – Computer Systems) Level III and incumbent must meet appropriate certification requirements IAW the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) no later than 24 months after accepting this position.<br /><br /><strong>For the GG-12</strong>:<br /> <strong>This position is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA): </strong>Acquisition Category R (Communications – Computer Systems) Level II and incumbent must meet appropriate certification requirements IAW the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) no later than 24 months after accepting this position.<br /><br /><strong>Note</strong>:<br /> Individual shall maintain, at a minimum 80 Continuous Learning (CL) Points every 24 months via the services acquisition management system. <ul> <li>DAWIA requirements may be located at the Defense Acquisition University (DUA) website at the following link: http: icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/CareerLvl.aspx </li> </ul> <br /> Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: DOD GEN APP INFO <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><strong>Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.</strong><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>This position is a Full Performance DCIPS position. DCIPS Full Performance level positions include GG-12 through GG-13. The NRO is accepting applications from U.S. Citizens and current GS/GG-12, GS/GG-13, or equivalent level Federal Government employees for this position. Federal government employees, who currently are GS/GG-12, GS/GG-13, or equivalent, may only apply for lateral reassignment at their current grade level and step. Those selected at the GG-12 grade level may be considered for future competitive promotion under the NRO internal promotion evaluation process.<br /><br />VETERANS PREFERENCE CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL<br /> In accordance with DoD Instructions 1400.25 Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.<br /><br />Re-employed Annuitant: </strong>This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: http: www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf <br /><br /><strong>All current and former civilian Federal employees</strong> must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, salary, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.<br /><br /><strong>Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: </strong>This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:<br /> https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ <br /><br />Please review the Required Supporting documents at the following Link: http: www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation.pdf?ver=2019-02-08-123333-753 <br /><br /><strong>Other Notes</strong>: <ul> <li>Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.</li> <li>If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.</li> <li>If selected, NON-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.</li> <li>Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.</li> <li>All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Sensitive Compartmented Information <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).<br /><br />Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. <strong>If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.</strong><br /><br /><b><strong>The following documents are REQUIRED</strong><br /> <strong>1. Your resume:</strong></b> <ul> <li>Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.</li> <li>For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e.," HRS per week and month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").</li> <li>For additional information see: What to include in your resume. </li> </ul> <strong>2. SF-50</strong> <ul> <li>Current federal civilian employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade, salary, step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.</li> </ul> <strong>3. Veteran's Documents</strong> <ul> <li>If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents:</li> <li>DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.</li> </ul> <strong>PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility: </strong><b> http: www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation.pdf?ver=2019-02-08-123333-753 </b>


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