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IT Program Manager

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology Washington, DC
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
IT Program Manager

##### Department of Veterans Affairs

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology

##### Office of Information & Technology, Office of Information Security, Business Office


- ##### Open & closing dates

08/31/2019 to 09/09/2019

- ##### Service


- ##### Pay scale & grade

GS 15

- ##### Salary

$137,849 to $166,500 per year

- ##### Appointment type


- ##### Work schedule



1 vacancy in the following location:


Washington DC, DC

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed


##### Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

- Duties

### Summary

***The first 50 qualified and eligible candidates who applied will
be considered for referral to the selecting official. Additional
candidates will be referred based on hiring needs.***

This position serves as the IT Program Manager and Enterprise
Cybersecurity Architect, for Office of the Executive Director for
Enterprise Cybersecurity Strategy and is the IT Program Manager and
lead authority in the design, development, integration and
implementation of the VA enterprise cybersecurity architecture.

Learn more about this agency

### Responsibilities

**Work Schedule:** Mon-Fri, 8am - 4:30pm
**Compressed/Flexible Schedule:** Available.
**Telework:** May be available upon supervisory approval
**Virtual:** This is not a virtual position.
**Position Description Title/PD\#: IT Program Manager/** 167720
**Relocation/Recruitment Incentives:** Not Authorized
**Financial Disclosure Report:** Not Required
**Physical Requirements:** The work is sedentary. Some work may
require walking and standing in conjunction with travel and
attendance at meetings and conferences away from the work site. May
carry light items such as paper, books, or small parts, or drive a
motor vehicle. The work does not require any special physical

**Major Duties:**

- Oversees the assessment, design, development, integration and
implementation of Department-wide cybersecurity architecture
initiatives across the VA enterprise.
- Details and describes how cybersecurity system attributes are
maintained inclusive of confidentiality, integrity, and
availability, with accountability and assurance at all layers of
the VA enterprise consistent with a "defense in depth" approach.
- Assists in the employment of security controls and
countermeasures as well as their positioning within the
architecture to support the desired cybersecurity architecture
requirement at the individual system and at the
- Identifies and communicates enhancements to the defense-in-depth
protection profile for all Department-wide defensive layers,
which include, but are not limited to, end user general purpose
computing devices, application, server, Wide Area Network (WAN),
Local Area Networks (LANs) and Virtual LANs, external partner
(i.e. extranet services), remote access, and
- Provides guidance, and may be called upon to present to external
and internal audiences with regard to security activities and
functions taking place at VA or in the general public.
- Serves as a consultant and confidential advisor to senior
leadership on highly technical issues relating to policy,
planning and organization matters.

### Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel occasionally for
this position.

##### Supervisory status


##### Promotion Potential


- #### Job family (Series)

2210 Information Technology Management

- Requirements

### Conditions of Employment

- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
- Subject to a background/suitability investigation
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
- May serve a probationary period
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
onboarding process

### Qualifications

**To qualify for this position,** applicants must meet all
requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

**Selective Placement Factor:** This position includes a skill,
knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to -and
essential for- satisfactory performance of the job. Selective
Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent
minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it
are ineligible for further consideration. Evidence of the Selective
Placement Factor must be reflected in your resume.The Selective
Placement Factor for this position is: Experience using
cybersecurity architecture policies, concepts, theories, and
knowledge of technical developments and requirements to advance
system security and protect information and devices in a diverse
nationwide Health care environment

**GS-15 grade level:** One year of specialized experience
(equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the federal service);
experience that equipped the applicant with the particular
knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) and other characteristics to
perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is
typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in
the normal line of progression for the occupation in the
organization. Specialized experience includes: Oversees the
assessment, design, development, integration and implementation of
Department-wide cybersecurity architecture initiatives across the VA

**There is no educational substitution for the GS-15 level.**

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer
work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps,
AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional;
philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social).
Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and
skills and can provide valuable training and experience that
translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for
all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

### Education

There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

### Additional information

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain
talented individuals in public service, increase worker
productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during
emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework
eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

The **Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)** and
**Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)** provide eligible
displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority
over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be
well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the
minimum qualifications of the position including all selective
factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the
requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP
eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which
can be found at

**Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:**
Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per
pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served
as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal
employee's 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

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for
information regarding an Alternate Application.

### How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.

will be referred in alphabetical order.

### Background checks and security clearance

##### Security clearance


##### Drug test required


##### Position sensitivity and risk

High Risk (HR)

##### Trust determination process


- Required Documents

Documents Accepted:

- Resume

Documents Required:
- Resume

Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all
necessary documents required for your application.Not every
applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the
applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package
includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and
eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50,
transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal
employees).*You will not be contacted for additional information.*
Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is
not submitted.

**Veterans' Preference:** Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment
Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do
not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full
consideration for this position.

**Applications are accepted online.** Applying online will allow you
to review and track the status of your application.
#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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. Therefore, provide only the
attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting
institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this
vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may
affect the overall rating.

- Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a
comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold
and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.
Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific
benefits offered.

- How to Apply

**All applicants are encouraged to apply online.**

**To apply for this position,** you must complete the occupational
questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required
Documents section. The complete application package must be
submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 09/09/2019 to receive consideration.
To preview the questionnaire click

1. To begin, click **Apply Online** to create a USAJOBS account or
log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your
USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the
occupational questionnaire.

2. Click **Submit My Answers** to submit your application package.

**NOTE:** It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and
appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. To
verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the **Application
Status** link and then select the M**ore Information** link for this
position. The Details page will display the status of your
application, the documentation received and processed, and any
correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your
uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan

**To return to an incomplete application**, log into your USAJOBS
account and click **Update Application** in the vacancy
announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents
from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

**NOTE:** Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a
condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of
Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals
who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where
patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as
part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to,
VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers
(CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary
units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA
licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and
unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee
basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers,
and trainees who work at these facilities. HCP that are unable to
receive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear a
face mask throughout the influenza season.

### Agency contact information

### VHA National Recruitment Center

##### Phone


##### Email

##### Address

DAS Information and Technology - 103
810 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20420

Learn more about this agency

### Next steps

After the vacancy announcement closes, applicants are evaluated to
ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the
review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and
applicants will be notified of their status by email.

- Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.

### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and
gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job

### Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants
with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application process should follow
the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part
of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the
hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work
environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an
individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties
or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide
reasonable accommodations when:

- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an
equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform
the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive
equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and
office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the
application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are
considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.

#### Legal and regulatory guidance

- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to
apply, visit Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at will be considered.

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology


Washington, DC