Salary $93,907 - $122,077 a year job type full-time
Full job description
The it specialist (policy/planning) serves as a strategic planner in va`s oit, office of quality performance and risk, enterprise strategic planning and governance (espg) directorateThe incumbent will serve as a key member of the enterprise strategic planning team; espg produces the it information resources management (irm) strategic plan and the it digital transformation strategy linked below.
Va digital transformation strategy
Irm strategic plan fy 2020-2022
Espg`s strategic planner collaboratively works with oit and va stakeholders to build a comprehensive it irm strategic plan aligned to the federal information technology acquisition reform act (fitara), office of management & budget (omb) a-11 and omb a-130 requirementsThe strategic planner will research, analyze, evaluate, write, and interpret resources such as environmental surveys, scans, customer evaluation surveys; intake, and analysis of long-range plans from the va administrations and staff offices; business needs, along with guidance from omb and government accountability office (gao)The incumbent will host collaborative working sessions with oit pillars and va offices, lead working groups and establish quality business partnerships, writing processes, standard operating procedures, tracking critical events, and timelines; participate in large events along with providing feedback into actionable four-year it roadmapsEspg accomplishes much of these activities through integration with it governance and hosting quarterly ses offsites focused on building quality it goals and objectives, creating linkages to enterprise risk management requirements, performance measures and operational plans.
Analyze and evaluate operational activities and determine changes needed in procedures;
Provides expert analysis and policy advice on complex areas of compliance and/or program issues;
Evaluates the impact of changes in business needs on current it policy, conducts feasibility studies, identifies solutions, and presents recommendations to management;
Develops written guidance and policies concerning the nature and purpose of the organization`s programs, projects, and/or areas of concern;
Assist other organizations in developing business cases including establishing it performance metrics, non-functional and functional requirements, service level agreements, monitoring and reporting plans.
This announcement is non-bargaining.
The first 50 qualified and eligible candidates who applied will be considered for referral to the selecting officialAdditional candidates will be referred based on hiring needs.
The nice cybersecurity workforce framework alignment is shown below; the incumbent strategic planner will coordinate any cybersecurity plans with the office of information security strategic planner.
This position is only 10% aligned to the following nice cybersecurity workforce framework work roles.
Opm cyber code # 752 - cyber policy and strategy planner
For more information about these work roles, where they fit within the larger cyber workforce, and how they can support your unique career journey, please visit the cyber career pathways tool on the national initiative for cybersecurity careers and studies website: https://niccs.us-cert.gov/workforce-development/cyber-career-pathways
Work schedule: monday - friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Compressed/flexible schedule: may be authorized upon supervisor approval
Telework: may be authorized upon supervisor approval
Duty location status: will work from a va owned or leased space
Position description title/pd#: it specialist (plcypln)/ pd17345a
Relocation/recruitment incentives: not authorized
Financial disclosure report: not required
Physical requirements: the work is sedentary and does not require any special physical effortDuties may require lifting and carrying computer equipment such as monitors and printers.
Occasional travel - travel required up to 10% of the time.
Job family (series)
2210 information technology management
Computer security specialists
Computer support specialists
Information technology specialist (it specialist)
Specialists, computer security
Conditions of employment
You must be a u.sCitizen to
Subject to a background/suitability investigation
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
May serve a probationary period
Selective service registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
A complete application package; resume, transcripts, etc
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/06/2021.
You may qualify based on your experience, as described below:
Experience - 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.
For all positions individuals must have it-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed belowThe employing agency is responsible for identifying the specific level of proficiency required for each competency at each grade level based on the requirements of the position being filled.
Attention to detail - is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
Customer service - 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.
Oral communication - 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.
Problem solving - identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
Specialized experience: you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade gs-13 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organizationSpecialized experience is defined as: experience in managing projects and contracts; developing and implementing plans, policies, standards, infrastructures and architectures for it; developing proposals and regulatory changes and devising new policy or analytical techniques.
Such experience is typically gained in the it field or through the performance of work where the primary concern is it.
Per office of personnel management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position descriptionExperience that would not usually be part of the employee`s position is creditable; however, the experience is considered creditable when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee`s supervisor or an sf-50 or sf-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignmentsThe documentation must indicate whether the employee performed the duties full time or, if part-time, the percentage of times the employee performed the additional dutiesThe employee should be able to locate this documentation in their official personnel recordTo receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate and official documentation of such experience as indicated above.
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; religions; 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 employmentYou will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Note: a full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per weekPart-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activitiesApplicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employmentFor more information on these qualification standards, please visit opm`s web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/alph-ndx.asp.
There is no educational substitution at the gs-14 grade level.
Va supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergenciesThis position may be authorized for teleworkTelework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.
The interagency career transition assistance plan (ictap) and career transition assistance plan (ctap) provide eligible displaced va competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacanciesTo be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the jobInformation about ictap and ctap eligibility is on opm`s career transition resources website which can be found at https://www.opm.gov/.
Receiving service credit for earning annual (vacation) leave: federal employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a federal employeeVa may offer newly-appointed federal employee`s credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military serviceThis credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leaveSuch credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an alternate application.
How you will be evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
In describing your experience, please be clear and specificWe will not make assumptions regarding your experienceApplicants will be referred in the order in which they were received.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
High risk (hr)
Trust determination process
Separation notice (rif)
Sf-50/ notification of personnel action
Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application.not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your sf-50, transcript, ictap/ctap documentation (for displaced federal employees)You will not be contacted for additional informationApplicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.
Veterans` preference: since the direct-hire recruitment authority is being used, traditional veterans` preference rules do not applyQualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.
Applications are accepted onlineApplying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the u.sDepartment of education in order for it to be credited towards qualificationsTherefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the u.sDepartment of education.
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.
A career with the u.sGovernment provides employees with a comprehensive benefits packageAs a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewardingOpens in a new windowlearn more about federal benefits.
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This job is open to
Career transition (ctap, ictap, rpl)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a `surplus` or `displaced` employee.
U.sCitizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the u.s.
Clarification from the agency
All us citizensDirect hire authority: this position is being filled using direct-hire authority (5 cfr 337.205) for this occupation.