<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the US Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), Office of the Associate Director-CIO, Office of IT Operations, IT Technical Support Division. As a Senior Information Technology (IT) Specialist, this position leads, oversees, and administers the information technology systems and services directly related to the currency manufacturing process throughout the enterprise. <br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />If you do not meet any of the categories listed above, you may wish to apply under announcement 19-BEP-217-P, which is open for any U.S. citizen to apply. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.<br /><br />The following are the duties of this position at the GS-14. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.<br /> <ul> <li>Ensures proper configuration and operation of IT systems to ensure interoperability and minimal impact to the agency mission. Evaluates and reports on the effectiveness of IT systems, implements improvements, and uses enterprise architecture concepts and principles to evaluate the feasibility of procuring various technologies ensuring interoperability.</li> <li>Serves as subject matter expert (SME), technical lead, and primary responsible party for the administration of information technology systems and services directly related to the currency manufacturing process throughout the enterprise, including ICS and SCADA system services, hardware, software, operating systems, protocols, and related system components.</li> <li>Works closely with the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), users, and other outside entities in designing, planning, testing, deploying, evaluating, reporting, and ensuring the effectiveness of embedded IT systems, devices, procedures, and methods used to deploy and administer ICS and SCADA systems, and to safeguard classified, privacy, and other sensitive data in a computer accessible environment. Develops, oversees, monitors, and tests recovery plans for system failure situations.</li> <li>Leads the planning, design, development, installation, configuration, and administration of ICS and SCADA services. Leads the design and implementation of new IT elements and the analysis and implementation of embedded IT systems in currency manufacturing systems, and expansions or modifications to existing systems, including the implementation of a wide variety of system configurations.</li> <li>Provides expert technical advice, guidance, and recommendations to various levels of management and other technical specialists on critical IT issues impacting the Bureau's cybersecurity posture. Makes decisions or recommendations that significantly influence important agency IT policies or programs.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 14 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.</li> <li>Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.</li> <li>Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."</li> </ul> <br /><br />The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.<br /><br /><strong>SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS:</strong> A background investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for disqualification in the hiring process. The background investigation process conducted by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is very thorough. Therefore it is imperative that applicants exercise candor and honesty when answering background questionnaires, especially as it relates to arrest, employment, education, finances, illegal drug use, and/or other criminal history. <strong>Falsification discovered in security documents or during the background investigation process may result in an immediate negative suitability determination or immediate revocation of your interim clearance (if applicable).</strong><br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.<br /><br /><strong>Specialized experience:</strong> For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service that is directly related to the position and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position includes:<br /><br />- Assisting with the planning and design of IT systems; AND<br /> – Serving as an IT Project Leader or a Contracting Officers Representative (COR) for IT related projects; AND<br /> – Researching and analyzing methods and procedures to incorporate changes to existing IT systems<br /><br />In addition to meeting specialized experience, applicants must also show proficiency in 1) attention to detail, 2) customer service, 3) oral communication, and 4) problem solving.<br /><br />In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following <strong>time-in-grade requirement</strong>, if applicable: For the GS-13, you must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.<br />- This is a non-bargaining unit position.<br />- We offer opportunities for telework.<br />- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.<br />- The facility shuts down annually between Christmas and New Year's Day. Employees must take leave for work days during the shutdown period.<br /><br /><strong>CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT</strong>: <br /><br />- A one year probationary period may be required.<br />- Public Trust – Background Investigation will be required. <br />- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.<br />- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.<br />- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.<br />- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.<br />- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment.<strong><br /></strong>- File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on. <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 />Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a "not qualified" determination.<br /><br /><strong>Rating</strong>: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical, Project Management, and Analytical. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. A subject matter expert may be used in the evaluation. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.<br /><br /><strong>Referral</strong>: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site. <br /><br />If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ) you must score 90 or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.<br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><strong>A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. </strong> Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible). <br /><br /><strong>All applicants are required to submit:</strong><br /><br /><strong>Résumé</strong> either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .<br /><br /><strong>Appraisal:</strong> a copy of your most recent, signed, completed annual performance appraisal which includes the final rating. If it is not dated within the last 18 months, or if you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application.<br /><br /><strong>CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES — Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment</strong>:<br />- Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".)<br />- If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that. Also, you must submit a copy of your DD214 or other documentation showing dates of service and type of discharge and any other applicable documents such as SF-15, VA letters, etc.<br />- Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.<br /><br /><strong>CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION</strong>: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.<br /><br /><strong>If you are applying under a special hiring authority</strong> (e.g. Military Spouses, Interchange Agreement, VEOA, VRA, Schedule A Disability, etc.), please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be eligible under one of these authorities, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.<br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.