Associate Director Information Systems, Beltville, MD

The National Agricultural Library has an opening for the Associate Director of the Information Systems Division:

Job Title: Supervisory IT Specialist
Department: Department Of Agriculture
Agency: Agricultural Research Service
Job Announcement Number: MP-15-1504984-JC

SALARY RANGE:$126,245.00 to $158,700.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:Monday, November 30, 2015 to Monday, December 7, 2015
DUTY LOCATIONS:1 vacancy in the following location:
Beltsville, MD View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

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The Information Systems Division (lSD) is responsible for the design and operation of information systems within the National Agricultural Library (NAL); cybersecurity; the development of long range plans for the dissemination of electronic information; and inter-agency and intra-agency coordination and planning activities involving information technology.

Who May Apply: You may apply if you are a current or former career/career conditional Federal employee with competitive status, VEOA eligible, or are eligible for a non-competitive hiring authority (i.e. 30% or more Compensable Veterans, Schedule A, reinstatement eligibles, interchange agreements, etc.).


You must be a US Citizen or US National
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Svc., or exempt
Subject to favorable adjudication of a background investigation
Successful completion of a one-year probationary or trial period
Current Federal employees must submit a performance appraisal
Other conditions of employment (as applicable)
The incumbent serves as Associate Director of the Information Systems Division with administrative, management, and strategic planning responsibility for the Division, including development and maintenance of computer and network systems, full life-cycle of application development, implementation of national standards and best industry practices in information technology, enterprise architecture and quality assurance for NAL databases (scientific data sets, bibliographic, digital objects), information security and privacy, cybersecurity, developing and managing NAL’s World Wide Web presence, and ensuring interoperability with target information systems worldwide.

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-14 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-15 level. (Please submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade.)

To qualify for this position you must meet the basic requirement and possess the specialized experience.

Basic Requirement: 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.1. Attention to Detail – Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail; 2. 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; 3. 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; and 4. Problem Solving – Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. (Note: This experience must be demonstrated on your resume/supporting documents.)


Specialized Experience: In addition to the basic requirement listed above, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-14 level). Specialized experience includes: Managing the design and operation of enterprise-level information systems; Developing long and short range plans for the dissemination of electronic information or metadata; Managing the development and maintenance of computing and network systems; Managing the full life-cycle of applications development; Managing all aspects of cybersecurity; Managing the budget, plans, development and execution of policies, and delivery of information through organizational information systems for an organization; and providing supervisory oversight for employees, including first line supervisors.

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

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

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