17234 - Information Systems Project Manager - GS-15
***OPEN UNTIL FILLED: This announcement will be open until the position is filled. Cut off points are scheduled in two-week increments. After each cut-off point, all compliant applications received during the previous two weeks will be reviewed for considerations***
The Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO) supports the Office of the Director of National Intelligence by establishing and overseeing the implementation of the full range of Human Capital programs, processes, and policies. The CHCO has established the Strategic Human Capital Plan for the Intelligence Community (IC) that deals directly with talent, performance, and leadership to attract, engage, and unify an innovative and results-focused workforce in support of the National Intelligence Strategy-and ultimately the security of our nation. Following the IC Strategic HC Plan, the Office of the CHCO develops and implements policies, practices, and processes that leverage commonality across the IC and maximizes the strengths of individual agencies.
Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)
Lead, advise, and oversee the development and management of complex Human Capital (HC) projects or programs that often require generating new concepts, principles, and methods to ensure their successful implementation within the Intelligence Community (IC).
Provide leadership and substantive guidance on the development and adoption of IC Human Capital Data Standards to include: maintenance and evolution of the Human Capital Data Dictionary baseline; chair of the Human Capital Working Group; and development of quantitative metrics in support of HC functional priorities.
Perform substantive analysis on the IC Human Capital Enterprise Services (HCES) portfolio and investments to ensure alignment with strategic and corporate objectives.
Identify and resolve issues in program plans and schedules based on a clear understanding of customer requirements and information on program cost, schedule, quality, and performance; provide substantive oversight of cost and resource estimates; participate in budget planning activities and develop cost-estimating strategies for future programs.
Provide oversight to integrated project teams to ensure projects are completed on time; effectively apply team building and coaching techniques, and exchange project technical information with team members and contractors at formal and informal meetings.
Analyze work and interpret policies promulgated by seniors, determining their impact on program needs and develop analysis of program alternatives.
Conduct substantive analyses and identify innovative approaches for enterprise integration across the organization, focusing on realistic and executable process and service changes that formulate industry-recognized national intelligence enterprise activity and advanced mission operations.
Provide leadership and/or oversight to the successful execution of spends plans and assesses variances from cost and schedule baseline: oversee reallocation of resources in response to change considering impact to project cost, schedule, and quality of deliverables. Oversee budget development and coordination to include future and out-year budget planning.
Develop and deliver oral and written communications on complex technical concepts, customer service, and project information; tailoring ideas, explanations, and concepts to executive and senior management.
Based on assignment and as needed, lead all aspects of Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) responsibilities; provide direction on contracting strategy and/or modifications to meet requirements; guide the completion of required documentation; lead the competitive evaluation process to identify qualified contractors; update formal contract evaluation criteria and provide formal feedback; recommend contractor award and/or incentives; lead competitions and contract renewal from beginning to end; work closely with mission customers, organizational management, and the Contracting Officer (CO); serve as the Contractor's principal point of contact for technical management after contract award; direct and coordinate technical and program issues, establish objectives, develop requirements, establish schedules, estimate costs, develop budgetary controls, monitor technical aspects of the contract, and monitor the contractor's performance; work closely with the CO to assist in contract negotiations, including determining viable options for cost.
Mandatory and Educational Requirements
Superior program management, analytic, and critical thinking skills, including superior ability to conduct program and management assessments, to identify needs and requirements, and to develop non-linear process improvement recommendations for implementation across the IC.
Expert ability to provide leadership, oversight, and guidance to ensure effective management of complex programs; superior ability to manage and mitigate risks, assess customer requirements, identify dependencies, and develop responsive program plans; demonstrated ability to estimate costs and other resources using quantitative analysis to program requirements.
Superior ability to establish regular contact with high-level internal and external resources and have periodic contacts with other offices, supplying or seeking information on specialized and non-specialized matters; superior use of tact when expressing ideas or opinions to senior leaders, customers, contractors, and other stakeholders.
Superior ability to balance responsibilities among program activities; to manage transitions effectively from task to task, adapting to varying customer needs.
Expert knowledge of the rules of governance and project lifecycle methodologies; knowledge of project management concepts and principles; and ability to complete appropriate project management courses and/or certificate programs.
Superior interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills, including superior ability to work effectively both independently and in a team or collaborative environment.
Expert ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, complex information in a clear and concise manner that is targeted to and meets the needs of diverse audiences with different perspectives and objectives.
COTR level I certification
Project management certification; previous experience with portfolio management.
Technical expertise in application development or database design.
Applicants from Federal Agencies outside the IC, please visit www.dni.gov and search the vacancy number for directions on how to apply to this vacancy.
Job Interview Travel: Candidates from outside the Washington, D.C., area may be selected for a telephone, teleconference, or in-person interview. If selected for an in-person interview, any travel or lodging will be at the applicant's personal expense.
What To Expect Next
The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. Due to the large number of applications received, applicants will be contacted ONLY if they have been selected for an interview.
The ODNI is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: The ODNI provides reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified applicants with disabilities. IF YOU NEED A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Intelligence Community Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office Representative by classified email at DNI-EEOD-RA-ACF@exchange.cia.ic.gov, by unclassified email at DNI-EEOD@dni.gov, by telephone at 703-874-8360, by TTY at 703-874-8554, or by FAX at 703-874-8651. Your request for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THE EEOD EMAIL ADDRESS. THIS EMAIL IS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS ONLY. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED IN THE 'HOW TO APPLY' SECTION ABOVE.
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION: Employees must obtain permission through written endorsement from your employing IC element. Please contact your agency's Joint Duty Program Office for internal nomination procedures. If the employing element nominates an employee for the joint duty rotational assignment; it will notify that employee and the joint duty program manager will forward the application package to an appropriate official of the gaining element. Any application submitted directly by an IC employee to the gaining element will not be considered.
APPLICATION PACKAGE: In accordance with ICS 601-01, all elements will accept a JDA application package that includes the items listed below. No additional written application, nomination, or procedural requirements will be imposed. The standard JDA application package includes: a. A brief (two-page limit) candidate resume or biographical summary; b. A short narrative describing the applicant's qualifications (general and specific) for the joint duty assignment; c. An employing element nomination/endorsement
ODNI Recruitment Team B 301-243-0730 Recruitment_TeamB@dni.gov
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