JOB- Information Technology Specialist (Policy & Planning) @State

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    Jeff Ribeira

    Job Title: Information Technology Specialist (Policy & Planning)
    Department: Department Of State
    Agency: Department Of State
    Sub Agency: Civil Service Personnel-Civil Srvc and Iraq Jobs
    Job Announcement Number: IRM-2011-0066

    $89,033.00 – $115,742.00 /year
    Tuesday, February 08, 2011 to Wednesday, February 23, 2011
    Full-Time Permanent
    1 vacancy – Washington DC Metro Area, DC
    Open to all U.S. citizens

    This position is also being announced through Merit Promotion procedures under announcement # IRM-2011-0067

    “More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade and unit occur.”

    The men and women of the US Department of State with their skills, character and commitment to public service, are the backbone of America’s diplomacy. Civil Service employees support the foreign policy mission from offices in Washington, DC and worldwide.

    Join us in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world as we formulate, represent and implement US foreign policy. Choose from hundreds of career possibilities – there’s something for everyone!

    This position is located in the Bureau of Information Resource Management, Portfolio Management Division of the Office of Strategic Planning (IRM/BMP/SPO/PM), U.S. Department of State which serves the Department and IRM Bureau as a central decision support service for effective business and management decisions for the efficient use of technology in the execution of our foreign affairs mission. The Portfolio Management Division develops and implements the Department of State’s IT Capital Planning and Investment Control program as well as supports the Department E-Government Program Board (E-Gov PB).


    * U.S. Citizenship is required.
    * Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
    * Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
    * Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.
    * One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.

    Additional Duty Location Info:

    1 vacancy – Washington DC Metro Area, DC

    –Perform duties related to IT strategic and operational planning and analysis of Department IT services; prepare draft written mterials and talking points for senior management; and is responsible for the production of materials for the Department’s E-Gov Program Board.

    –Prepare training program materials for project managers through coordination with other agencies or based on experience on IT tools and topics such as the Electronic Capital Planning Investment Control (E-CPIC) tool and the IT Application Asset Baseline (ITAB) tool; and train project managers on capital planning and development of business cases, and is responsible for tracking and reporting on staff progress.

    –Interpret and apply IT legislation and regulations for capital planning purposes and to ensure the Department’s business requirements are in compliance with IT and capital planning policies and regulations.

    –Coordinate with Bureau counterparts for budget planning and implementation and make recommendations on budget priorities; guide the preparation of the Department’s IT Capital Asset Plans, including the submission of OMB Exhibit 53s and Exhibit 300s and support the Department’s capital planning process; draft reporting guidance for project managers to prepare business cases; and assist in the preparation and evaluation of yearly budget request business cases.

    Qualifications and Evaluations
    Applicants applying for the GS-13 grade level must meet the following requirements:

    Have IT-related experience demonstrating EACH of the four competencies AND specialized experience listed below:

    Attention to Detail – This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant produced IT capital asset plan and other documents to support an IT program budget request.

    Customer Service – This skill is generally demonstrated by an applied knowledge of the organization’s mission and functions, and how its social, political, and technological systems work and operates effectively within them; this includes the programs, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of the organization.

    Oral Communication – Skill to advise and coordinate IT Capital Investment activities and provide staff support.

    Problem Solving – Ability to make decisions that involve major uncertainties with regard to the most effective approach or methodology to be applied.


    Have at least 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service which provided you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

    Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

    –Must have demonstrable experience applying the principles, methods and techniques of Select and Pre-Select practices and Earned Value Management;

    –Must have expert knowledge of project management theories and Government contract management;

    –Must have experience on three of the following four IT Capital Planning areas: understanding of the Clinger-Cohen Act, the E-Government Act of 2002, OMB Circular A11, Part, and OMB IT policies and regulations; some knowledge of Capital Planning and investment control tools; proven ability to design and deploy training programs; and proven ability in preparing IT Capital Planning business cases.

    –NOTE: In order to qualify for this position, your experience MUST be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate.

    There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-13 position.

    Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement. Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:

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