Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><strong>Organizational Location:</strong> This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Washington, DC or Arlington, VA<br /><br /><strong>Note:</strong> One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement. Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Coordinates development of applications and testing; implements systems, processes, and/or policies to improve the efficiency and quality of programs;</li> <li>Develops and executes a communication plan related to milestones via status reports, and presentations suitable for all levels of management and staff;</li> <li>Creates successful action plans for resolving issues to mitigate and minimize project exposure and risk;</li> <li>Negotiates emerging issues and changes in project requirements and advises leadership when issues are beyond his/her scope to resolve; and</li> <li>Recommends information technology strategies, policies, and procedures by evaluating organizational outcomes.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />25% or less – You may be expected to travel for this position.<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>You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.</li> <li>You must successfully pass a background investigation.</li> <li>Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with Selective Service.</li> <li>Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.</li> <li>Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />You qualify for the GS-14 grade level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-13 grade level or equivalent performing duties such as: <ul> <li>Facilitating teams in conducting analyses, developing goals, objectives, and strategies, and in other strategic, tactical, and business planning activities;</li> <li>Developing and implementing project management procedures, tools, templates, activities, and infrastructure; and</li> <li>Providing expert analysis and advice and developing solutions to solve problems associated with agency-wide IT programs.</li> </ul> In addition to the specialized experience, you must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below:<br /><br />1) Attention to Detail – is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. Examples include: ensuring IT project adherence to regulations and governance policies. <br /> 2) Customer Service – assessing the needs, providing information and/or technical assistance to clients and customers (to include the general public, individuals who work in or outside of the agency); committed to providing quality products and services. Examples include: generating performance measures, monitoring achievements, reporting variances, responding to data calls and contributing to briefings.<br /> 3) Oral Communication – expressing information (e.g. ideas or facts) to individuals or groups, taking into account the audience and nature of information (e.g. technical, sensitive, controversial); making clear and convincing oral presentations; listening to others, attending to nonverbal cues and responding appropriately. Examples include: leading a team in the analysis, planning, establishment of requirements, and other related business, management, and technical duties to initiate IT projects including reporting on cost, schedule and performance; <br /> 4) Problem Solving – identifying problems; considering risks, determining accuracy and relevance of information; using sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. Examples include: identifying risks and issues and provide recommendations for mitigation or resolution. <br /><br /><strong>Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.</strong><br /><br /><strong>National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience):</strong> Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). 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.<br /><br /><strong>Current or Former Political Appointees:</strong> The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />This job does not have an education qualification requirement. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.<br /><br />View Common Definitions of terms found in this announcement.<br /><br />This is a non-bargaining unit position. <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 />We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your responses to the online assessments completed during the application process. You will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): Information Resources Strategy and Planning, Oral Communication, Problem Solving, Technology Awareness, and Writing<br /><br />Based on your responses, you will receive a score from the Assessment Questionnaire between 70 and 100. Applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration in accordance with the terms of the agency Merit Promotion Plan.<br /><br />Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards as an indicator of quality of prior experience; no points will be assigned.<br /><br /><strong>Interview Requirement</strong>: Interviews may be required for this position. Failure to complete the interview may result in removal from further consideration.<br /><br /><strong>Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles:</strong> If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. View information about ICTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under ICTAP, you must be rated at a minimum score of 85 for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.<br /><br /><strong>Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA):</strong> To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, the veteran must 1) be a preference eligible; or 2) be a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement. (Note: Veteran's preference does not apply under Merit Promotion procedures. (View VEOA information on Feds Hire Vets ).<br /><br /><strong>DHS Benefits:</strong> DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select Benefits. Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><li><strong>Resume</strong> showing relevant experience, education and training. Work experience should include: job title, duties, employer's name, employer's telephone number, employer's address, starting and ending dates (MM/YY), hours worked per week, and indicate whether or not we may contact your current supervisor.</li> <li>Your responses to the <strong>occupational questionnaire.</strong></li> <li>Other <strong>supporting documents</strong> ( only submit if applicable to you ):</li> <ul> <li><strong>Are you a current or former federal employee?</strong> Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action that demonstrates your eligibility for consideration, e.g., length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, with-in grade/range increases); your current promotion potential; proof of permanent appointment if applying based on an interchange agreement; etc. (Current ICE employees are not required to submit an SF-50).</li> <li><strong>Are you a veteran?</strong> Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 or other (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) or notice form. Those applying for 10-Point preference must fill out the SF-15 and provide an official document dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, and/or any other associated documentation based on your preference. If applying based on eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces that you will be discharged or released from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. This must indicate your dates of service, your rank, and confirm that you will be separated under honorable conditions.</li> <li><strong>Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP/CTAP)?</strong> If so, submit: <ul> <li>A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate, notice of disability annuity termination, or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement;</li> <li>A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action'', documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;</li> <li>A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and</li> <li>Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Are you eligible for a special noncompetitive hiring authority (e.g., Schedule A Disability, Peace Corps, Former Overseas Employees, etc.)?</strong> Submit documentation of proof that supports your eligibility under a special hiring authority.</li> <li><strong>Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee?</strong> Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment: <ul> <li>Position title;</li> <li>Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee);</li> <li>Agency; and</li> <li>Beginning and ending dates of appointment.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>You may be asked to provide a copy of your recent performance appraisal and/or incentive awards.</strong></li> </ul>


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