INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE)
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Washington, DC

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans .

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are I ntegrity, C ommitment, A dvocacy, R espect and E xcellence (“ I CARE ”).

America's Veterans need you!

To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/ .

KEY REQUIREMENTS

You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.

You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation.

DUTIES:
You will serve as EA (Enterprise Architecture) Functional Lead reporting to the Director of Architecture in the OneVA EA Organization led by the VA Chief Architect. You will be responsible for using architecture to drive the achievement of mission outcomes within assigned functional areas. Functional areas include Veterans Health, Veterans Benefits, Veteran Memorials, Corporate Business Operations, and Corporate Information Technology. In collaboration with VA functional experts, you will be responsible for developing functional area elements of the OneVA Enterprise Architecture and guiding the development

Major Duties include:
  • Drives the identification and articulation of enterprise mission objectives from the
perspectives of the assigned functional areas.

  • Determines the role of enterprise architecture in enabling the achievement of
functional area objectives.

  • Coordinates the development of functional area elements of the OneVA Enterprise
Architecture, ensuring all needed elements are addressed and can be fully

integrated.

  • Supports the submission of the OneVA Architecture to OMB and ensures it is
readily available for use within VA.

  • Ensures that key elements of the Secretary's Strategic Plan are reflected in the
OneVA Architecture and subordinate segment and solution architectures

Work Schedule: 8:00am - 4:30pm

***RELOCATION EXPENSES AND/OR INCENTIVES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED***

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform successfully the duties of an Information Technology Specialist (Enterprise Architecture) . Examples of qualifying experience are as follows: experience in developing an agency-wide enterprise architecture organizations and program to include development of the architecture; managing IT projects from start to finish; identifying architecture segments and developing an as-is and to-be architecture for a segment; working on teams to evaluate, develop, and plan the implementation of technical products into an organization's IT infrastructure; and maintaining previously established databases relating to legacy systems. NOTE: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants 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 employment.

In addition to the specialized experience described above, you must have IT-related experience in each of the following four competencies listed below which must be supported by the information contained in your resume and other application materials.

Attention to Detail -being thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail;

Customer Service -working with clients and customers to assess their needs, providing information or assistance, resolving

their problems or satisfying their expectations through knowledge of available products and services and commitment to providing quality products and services;

Oral Communication - expressing information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information, making clear and convincing oral presentations, listening to others, attending to nonverbal cues, and responding appropriately;

Problem Solving - identifying problems, determining accuracy and relevance of information, using sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and to make recommendations.

You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

Knowledge of developing an agency-wide enterprise architecture organization,

program and the architecture.

Knowledge of identifying architecture segments.

Knowledge in providing governance over major IT programs during milestone review and program management review.

Knowledge of developing methodology and processes using enterprise

architecture.

Ability to communicate orally.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to lead a moderately sized team.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work is primarily sedentary but occasional travel is required.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.

Veteran's Preference:
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.

Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference ," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf ) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx .

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:

Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;

Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;

Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and

Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.

After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.

BENEFITS:
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.va.gov/jobs/job_benefits/benefits.asp .

The Federal Government has special appointing authorities for persons with qualifying disabilities (go to http://www.opm.gov/disability/peoplewithdisabilities.asp ). For additional information on these, and other special appointing authorities, refer to this checklist or contact the hiring Human Resources Management Service at: 810 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, DC 20420

OTHER INFORMATION:
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .

VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such 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.

You may be required to serve a probationary period.

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The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. It is...