IT Specialist (PLCYPLN)-DE
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation - Washington, DC

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Marketing Statement:

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has a distinguished and important mission in protecting Americas pensions. At PBGC, you will use your skills in accounting, auditing, business, finance, law, actuarial science, or information technology and more, to protect the retirement income of nearly 44 million hardworking Americans. Our work is challenging, compelling, and important. Whatever your background or expertise, you will find your future at PBGC exceptionally rewarding because the work you perform will have a daily impact on the lives of relatives, friends and neighbors. It will be like no other career choice you have explored.

We are counting on bright, talented and dedicated individuals like you to achieve our goals. You will be both challenged and supported, so whether you are just starting out or looking for new opportunities, consider PBGC and start making a difference today!

If you are interested in a challenging career with great benefits, training, and strong growth potential, we strongly encourage you to apply for the IT Specialist (PLCYPLN) today!


  • Not Required

  • Yes
  • Recruitment incentives (including relocation incentives) may be authorized for this position, if applicable."

  • You must be a U.S. citizen
  • You may undergo a personnel security background investigation
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt
  • 1 year probationary period required unless met during prior Federal service
  • Applicants selected for employment will be required to complete an OF-306

DUTIES: Back to top As a IT Specialist (PLCYPLN) in the IT Portfolio Division, you will:

Support the development and implementation, and ensure adherence to Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) policies, directives, processes, procedures, standards and guidelines for practitioners and stakeholders, resulting in compliance with PBGC and federal mandates. Support IT Investment reviews and scoring, establishing and maintaining a viable IT Portfolio. Support the use of tools that support managing a Federal IT Portfolio through federal CPIC phases (Select, Control & Evaluate) and support executing IT investment governance (Investment Review Board) to perform IT Portfolio oversight responsibilities and make IT Investment Portfolio recommendations.
Support the establishment maintenance, and reporting of CPIC program metrics and performance of the IT Investment Portfolio to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

You may start at $89,924 if you possess the following by the closing date of the announcement.

Specialized Experience - One year of experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service which demonstrates skill in the Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) phases such as Select (work that assists organizations in making decisions on which investments to fund, i.e. reviewing feasibility studies, cost benefit analyses, and/or business cases, etc.), and/or Control (work that helps to ensure that an IT investment is developed and that it continues to meet cost, schedule and performance expectations, i.e. reviewing project management plans, project status reports, and/or EVM, etc.), AND Evaluate (work that assists in measuring actual versus expected IT investment results to assess performance and identify areas where future decision-making can be improved, i.e. reviewing Post Implementation Review Plan, IT Initiative Evaluation Data Sheets, and/or Operational metrics, etc.).

Selective Placement Factor - In addition to meeting the Office of Personnel Managemenet's (OPM) requirements for specialized experience, applicants must also possess the experience required to perform the function as outlined in the selective placement factor below. Failure to provide evidence of this experience will automatically disqualify you for this position.

Applicants must possess skill in supporting the preparation and evaluation of OMB Exhibit 53 and 300 documents and analyzing cost and schedule performance using earned value management, or assessing IT Portfolio composition and performance.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Category Rating is being used for this position. You will respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) below. Be sure that your resume contains accurate and sufficient information that clearly supports your responses to all of the questions. Your responses to the questions must be substantiated by your resume and/or supporting documentation. If you exaggerate or falsify your experience, education and/or your responses to questions, your ratings will be changed and you may be removed from employment consideration.

The KSAs for the position are:

1. Skill in applying capital planning regulations and policies.

2. Skill in the use of multiple IT specialties including enterprise architecture, performance management, IT budgeting, alternatives analysis, risk management and security.

3. Skill in communicating technical information orally to teams, executives, or other organizations.

4. Skill in communicating technical information in writing to technical teams, executives, or other organizations.

You will be placed in one of the following categories based on your vacancy question responses- 1) Gold; 2) Silver; 3) Bronze.

The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Gold) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.

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.
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BENEFITS: Back to top You can review our benefits at:

Visit Federal Employee Benefits for information on the major benefits offered.

OTHER INFORMATION: To be considered under a special hiring authority such as the Schedule A appointing authority for persons with disabilities ; the direct-hire authority to appoint veterans with service-connected disabilities of 30 percent or more ; Peace Corps or VISTA service; or another excepted service/special hire authority, you must submit documentation to support your claim for eligibility with your application package. For more details, visit Federal Hiring Flexibilities .

PBGC encourages qualified applicants with disabilities to apply. Applicants with disabilities who are interested in learning more about job opportunities under the Schedule A Hiring Authority and other available hiring flexibilities and authorities are encouraged to contact PBGCs Selective Placement Program Coordinator, Donald Beasley, at (202) 326-4000 ext. 3637 or TTY/TDD users should call the federal relay service at (800) 877-8339 and ask to be connected to (202) 326-4000 ext 3637.

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