<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />TTB's mission is to collect alcohol, tobacco, firearms and ammunition excise taxes; to ensure that alcohol beverages are labeled, advertised and marketed in accordance with the law; and to administer the laws and regulations in a manner that protects the revenue, protects the consumer, and promotes voluntary compliance. TTB is recognized as one of the Federal government's best places to work. We ranked in the top 2% of agency subcomponents (#8 of 415) in 2018. See www.bestplacestowork.org .<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />As a IT Program Manager, Assistant chief Information Officer, you will: <br /><br />- Plan and carry out all activities related to network security and operations in a manner that provides overall effectiveness and efficiency of IT networks and the security of hardware and software, data center technology, data, voice and video networks, applications, operating systems, system administration and security, production support, and quality control functions while ensuring customer satisfaction;<br /><br />- Respond to IT networks and security industry future direction by relating and applying changes to improve TTB's current and future network security and operations;<br /><br />- Maintain a network infrastructure that provides effective information security controls that adhere to TTB and Federal policies;<br /><br />- Coordinate with TTB, Treasury, and Contracting Officer(s) to acquire IT services; serve as COR for IT contract(s); complete all elements of the acquisition process including determining requirements; write technical specifications and solicitations; develop source selection strategies; assist with execution of the source-selection process through contract award; use performance based contracting; develop service level agreements; monitor contractor performance and work with the contracting officer to administer the award or incentive fee.<br /><br />- Develop network security and operations strategies, policies, plans to provide long-term vision, planning, and investment management to better support TTB's mission and business needs.<br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />25% or less – Travel may be required one to five nights per month.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 15 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."</li> <li>Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.</li> <li>Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.</li> </ul> <br /> The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . 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 resume. <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-15, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: <br /><br /><strong>- Providing technical leadership to a team of network specialists, technical leads, or system engineers, AND<br /> – Resolving technical problems, review existing systems for security and identity management, and make recommendations for network security and operations, AND<br /> – Designing, implementing, managing, and monitoring network security & operations projects using system development lifecycle control (SDLC) or similar methodologies, AND<br /> – Establishing approaches that lead to secure and reliable network services.</strong> <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 /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />- This is a Direct Hire Authority announcement; selections may be made 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 /><br /><strong>CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT</strong>: <br />- A one year probationary period may be required.<br />- Must successfully complete a background investigation.<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 />- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.<br />- File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.<br />- Undergo an income tax verification. <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 resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.<br /><br /><strong>Rating</strong>: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: <strong>Technical, Program Management, Leadership, and Communication.</strong><br /><br /><strong>This announcement is issued under "direct-hire" authority.</strong> Consistent with 5 U.S.C 3304(a)(3) and OPM regulations (5 CFR 337 Subpart B) on direct-hire: All candidates who meet all the qualification and other eligibility requirements may be referred for consideration. Competitive examining rules providing for rating and ranking, category rating, and veterans' preference do not apply. We will evaluate your application by comparing your description of your work experience, level of responsibility, and accomplishments, with the requirements of the position to determine whether you meet all the qualification requirements.<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 be assigned the middle category 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 /> No <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 />It is anticipated that there will be significant interest in the announcement. As a result, the announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on the date of receipt of the <strong>50th</strong> application or at 11:59 p.m. ET on <strong>DATE OF CLOSURE</strong>; whichever occurs first. Any required documents should be submitted at the time that you apply as documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes.<br /><br /><strong>All applicants</strong> <strong>are required to submit a 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>VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION:</strong> Veteran's preference does not apply to announcements posted under Direct Hire Authority; however, you are encouraged to provide your documentation. Please see applicant guide for required documentation.<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 /><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.