Supervisory Information Technology Specialist GS-2210-13
Department Of Homeland Security - Denver, CO

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Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce.

Who May Apply

Current FEMA employees only.

For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here

This position is ideal for a person with supervisory experience who can plan and schedule ongoing production-oriented work on a quarterly and annual basis, or direct assignments of similar duration. Adjust staffing levels or work procedures within the Communication Unit to accommodate resource allocation decision made by the IT Branch Chief.

This position is being announced under FEMA's CORE Program (Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery employees). These positions are authorized under P.L. 93-288 to perform temporary disaster work and are funded from the Disaster Relief Fund. Appointments are excepted service, temporary appointments. This is a 2 year temporary appointment in the Excepted Service.

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: This position is subject to 24 hour on-call in the event of an emergency and may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites that require functioning under intense physical and mental stress.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

You must be a current FEMA employee to apply for this position.

You must be able to obtain a (Public Trust, High Risk) security clearance.

You may be required to undergo periodic drug testing.

Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.

Direct Deposit is mandatory.

Males born after 12/31/59 - Selective Service Registration required.

DUTIES:
This position is located in the Federal Emergency Management Agency, (FEMA), Mission Support Division (MSD), Information Technology Branch/Communications Unit located in Region VIII, Denver Disaster Closeout Center.The Communications Unit provides IT services and systems for day-to-day operations during all hazard emergency and disaster situations. The IT Disaster Workforce serves as a staff office in support of the Region VIII Disaster Activities and/or Closeout Center. The IT Supervisor's duties are as follows:

Plans, documents, and implements operational policies, by managing processes and procedures for the IT automated systems in the Information technology environment.

Develops and maintains short and long-range plans through IT Project Manager principles, which establish priorities, goals, objectives, milestones and timelines for program, or system planning.

Participates as a representative in technical conferences and meetings with other IT personnel within the Agency or other government agencies regarding the assigned area of responsibility.

Develops, organize, and implement functional short and long-range plans, and estimate resources required.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
You qualify for this position at the GS-13 level if you possess one of the following : One full year of specialized experience.in the Federal Government equivalent to at least a GS-12. Specialized experience is described as experience managing IT projects for a major office or program issues of broad impact. Conceives of and implements new initiative's and projects to strengthen, facilitate and integrate IT programs.

he qualification requirements listed above must be met within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.

Background Investigation : To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for a Public Trust High Risk as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a review of financial issues, such as delinquency, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.

Trail Period: You may be required to serve a one (1) year probationary period.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
All applicants will be evaluated based on responses to the Job Questionnaire for the announcement. Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Ability to plan, document, and implement operational policies by managing processes and procedures. Utilize IT Project Management principles to establish priorities, goals and objectives for system planning.

2. Ability to gather information, identify and analyze IT issues and develop recommendations and provide solutions to achieve objective goals as they relate to IT services.

3. Responsible for approving/disapproving leave request, evaluate work performance, conduct employ performance evaluations and manage any disciplinary or adverse actions in coordination with the IT Branch Chief.

4. Identify training and development needs of employees and recommend appropriate training.

5. Participate as a representative in technical conferences, provide technical advice to senior management concerning LAN management issues, represent the agency in meetings with FEMA and/or components of DHS, private organizations, and other government agencies, facility mangers, and with representatives of industry intra-agency advisory committees and various State agencies to resolve technical problems.

If you are qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click the following link: View Assessment Questions

BENEFITS:
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 www.dhs.gov/careers and select “benefits.”

OTHER INFORMATION:
This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.

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