Supervisory Information Technology, GS 2210-14/(All U.S. Citizens)/Training Division/Quantico, VA|
Open to ALL U.S. Citizens
Opening Date: 09/21/2020
Closing Date: 10/02/2020 11:59 pm (EST)
Questions regarding this opening should be directed to Brenda Robinson at (703) 632-3182 or email@example.com
Position: Supervisory Information Technology, GS 14
Unit: Learning Systems
Location: Quantico, VA No public transportation is available.
Salary: GS-14 $121,316.00 - $157,709.00
Full Performance level: None
Number of Positions Available: One
Duration: Full Time/Permanent
Additional selections may be made from this announcement to fill positions within the same division when the position includes substantially the same duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Must be able to obtain a Top Secret clearance
The mission of the FBI is to protect the American People and uphold the Constitution of the United States.
Unit Mission Statement and Position Description
The mission of the Learning Systems Unit is to develop, manage, and provide operational support for the FBI's enterprise training system, the Virtual Academy, and to deliver information technology solutions in support of Training Division's business processes.
While many employees are only familiar with the Virtual Academy (VA) for its delivery of annual mandatory training, the VA also supports all Academy classroom scheduling, dormitory scheduling, faculty management, training records management, and event management. The system interfaces with human resource and financial systems and provides training data to a variety of other systems within the organization. In addition to the Virtual Academy, the Learning Systems Unit (LSU) is involved in other IT systems supporting enterprise training as well as Academy operations. LSU is involved in Academy wireless and cellular capabilities, tablet and mobile initiatives, and the procurement, development, and integration of software to meet training needs.
This position is one of two supervisory positions in the Learning Systems Unit and serves as the program manager for Operations. The position is focused primarily on Virtual Academy system operations but includes other Training Division systems and interfaces to other Bureau systems. This supervisor has variety of responsibilities across several IT disciplines. The person must be able to lead and manage technical teams performing server administration (cloud and traditional), database administration, application administration, and information system security. Technical breadth in these areas along with technical depth in one or more of these areas is important.
The position also involves coordination with a variety of stakeholders at FBI Headquarters and at the FBI Academy, to include facilities, security, networking, desktop services, inventory, and enterprise licensing. Strong leadership, collaboration, project management, and customer relationship skills are equally important for this position. This is a challenging position but provides an excellent opportunity to work with many dedicated IT professionals across a broad spectrum of IT fields. This position supports the training systems that undergird the development of the FBI’s most critical resource, its people.
- Responsible for leading and managing the Operations Program of the Learning Systems Unit, which includes server administration, security operations, database administration, application administration, and customer service for FBI training systems (including the Virtual Academy) along with specific hardware and software management for the division.
- Responsible for the supervision of 4 government positions and oversight of 14 contractor positions covering a wide variety of IT disciplines.
- Responsible for leading highly technical teams in the development and implementation of complex and innovative IT solutions, troubleshooting and analysis of system and operational issues, and outstanding customer service.
Qualifications and Evaluations
Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI’s Candidate Rating Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement and will be compared to your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from Most Competitive status.
Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Most Competitive, Competitive, or Least Competitive. Names of candidates in the Most Competitive category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Veterans’ preference will be applied.
All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:
- Problem Solving/Judgment
- Information Management
- Interpersonal Ability
- Project Management
Specialized Experience (SE):
GS-14: Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level. SE is defined as follows:
- Project management skills that include planning, concept development, design, scheduling, installation/construction, and operations and maintenance of systems and facilities.
- Supervisory and leadership skills, experience in decision making, developing and leading teams, delegating duties, providing effective communications, and achieving results.
- Ability to manage and implement controls, policies and procedures to ensure compliance with database security
- Experience resolving and improving enterprise-wide IT systems and services, including managing and accounting for program performance.
- Experience serving as an IT project manager, including analyzing system requirements, identifying standards and/or requirements for infrastructure.
How to Apply
For detailed instructions related to applying, uploading documents, withdrawing an application or updating your application, please review instructions on How to Apply. If applying online is a hardship, please use the contact information listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.
To apply to this position, interested applicants must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes:
- Your resume, specifically noting relevant work experience and associated start and end dates
- A complete assessment questionnaire
- Other supporting documents (if applicable):
- College transcripts, if qualifying based on education or if there is a positive education requirement
- Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50 (current or former government employees)
- Most recent Performance Appraisal; not applicable to current FBI employees
- Veterans: DD 214; Disabled Veterans: DD 214, SF-15, and VA letter dated 1991 or later (must be submitted by closing date)
You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online is a hardship, please contact the HR Specialist listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.
What to Expect Next
Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The Most Competitive candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of your status throughout the process.
- The FBI is in the Executive Branch of the federal government. It is one of the components of the Department of Justice (DOJ). The FBI is the principle investigative arm of the DOJ. All FBI positions are in the excepted service.
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens and consent to a complete background investigation, urinalysis, and polygraph. You must be suitable for Federal employment; as determined by a background investigation.
- Failure to provide necessary and relevant information required by this vacancy announcement may disqualify you from consideration. Additional information will not be requested if your application is incomplete. You application will be evaluated solely on the basis of information you have submitted.
- The selectee will be required to serve a one-year probationary period for initial assignment to a supervisory position.
- If you are hired, you will be required to serve a two-year probationary period. Probationary employees are precluded from being considered for all job opportunities until 12-months of their two-year probationary period has concluded. Probationary Employees may be considered for competitive vacancies that are advertised within their respective division or field office after serving 90 days within the FBI.
- The probationary periods will be served concurrently.
- Memorandum of Understanding: Work performed outside assigned duties (that would not normally be documented on an SF-50, i. e., back-up duties), has to be documented in detail by an immediate supervisor in order to receive full credit for amount of time worked in that position. If no documentation is furnished no credit will be given for time worked in that position. The following notations must be specified in the documentation (Memorandum of Understanding):
a. Percent of time worked in the particular position (cannot conflict with main duties)
b. The month/year work began
c. Frequency worked (i.e., daily, monthly, etc.)
d. Specific duties performed
Attach the Memorandum of Understanding to your application in the “Cover Letters and Attachments” section of My Career Tools on the Careers Home page. Please upload the attachment as type “Other.”
If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume and application. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
Nepotism is the act of favoring relatives in the hiring process, and is prohibited by law. Public officials are prohibited from hiring or promoting relatives or relatives of officials in their chain of command, as well as actively or indirectly endorse a relative’s appointment or promotion.
During the hiring process, all selected candidates and FBI hiring managers will be required to certify they are not related to anyone involved in the hiring process.
Reasonable Accommodation Request
The FBI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please notify the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs (OEEOA) Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Program by either e-mail at REASONABLE_ACCOMMODATIONS@ic.fbi.gov, telephone at 202-324-4128, or FAX at 202-324-3976. Your request will receive an individualized assessment.
This e-mail address is only for reasonable accommodation requests. Please do not submit your application and/or any questions unrelated to reasonable accommodations. Should any applications be received, they will not be forwarded for consideration during the hiring process.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise prohibited by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factors.
The FBI offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.
This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp