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IT Senior Project Manager

Company: National Security Agency
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: April 3, 2021

Job Description:

IT Senior Project Manager Bethesda,MD Pay Plan: GS , Grade: 13/0 to 14/0 Open: 2021-03-23, Close: 2021-04-07 Job Posting: 994800 Responsibilities Mission Statement:The mission of the National Counterintelligence & Security Center is to lead and support the U.S. Government's counterintelligence (CI) and security activities critical to protecting our nation; provide CI outreach to U.S. private sector entities at risk of foreign intelligence penetration; and issue public warnings regarding intelligence threats to the U.S.Office Mission Statement:The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), Special Security Directorate (SSD) is looking for an energetic, creative officer with strong leadership skills and a proven track record of successfully managing IT projects and partner relationships to serve as the Deputy Project Manager for the ODNIs Continuous Evaluation System (CES). Continuous Evaluation (CE) is an investigative technique leveraging automated records checks for personnel holding a security clearance to evaluate continued eligibility for access to classified information. The scope extends to over five million US government staff and contractors who have a security clearance or have access to classified information, and to 74+ partner agencies on Top Secret, Secret, and Unclassified networks. The development, operation, and maintenance of the CES is a top priority initiative.If you are interested in being part of a team that is leading transformational change in the security clearance process across the federal government, then this job might be for you.The selected candidate will plan, manage, and coordinate complex Information Technology (IT) projects or programs that may include ill-defined requirements, ambiguity, parallel tasks, multiple dependencies, high risks, and multiple interfaces; ensure alignment with strategic or corporate objectives; develop the definition and review of customer and stakeholder requirements; ensure plans and schedules are developed and followed throughout the life of the project. Review, plan, and develop the resolution of issues in project plans and schedules based on a clear understanding of customer requirements and information on project cost, schedules, quality, and performance; plan, manage, coordinate, and of cost and resource estimates; participate in budget planning activities and develop cost estimating strategies for future projects. Job Summary Component MissionThe mission of the National Counterintelligence & Security Center is to lead and support the U.S. Governments counterintelligence (CI) and security activities critical to protecting our nation; provide CI outreach to U.S. private sector entities at risk of foreign intelligence penetration; and issue public warnings regarding intelligence threats to the U.S. Major Duties Manage the day-to-day business of development, operations and maintenance of the CES. Primary responsibilities include serving as an internal and external facing executive for IT solutions for CE. Work with contactor subject matter experts and government personnel from across the Intelligence Community (IC) and the Executive Branch to plan and manage the requirements, architecture, and engineering aspects of the CES. Directly task technical leads for a large ITDAS stable of engineers and participate in an ITDAS Task Order effort. The CES is currently functional and is using AWS platforms in both JWICS (C2S) and unclassified environments. Directly task contractor development, architect and O&M leads.Assist CES Project Manager to further refine requirements into an Agile Framework. Assist the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) in supporting a large ITDAS effort, and other smaller contracts as required. Assist NCSC Business Executive in follow-on contract for the CES O&M. Assist the CE Program Manager and CES Project Manager to formulate and execute the CES budget. Work with the CES Project Manager to support NCSC Program Management Reviews. Work with appropriate staff officers on legal, policy, oversight and compliance questions that require resolution in order to make CES progress.Work with CEP, the DNI IMO, and other data stewards around the IC and the Executive Branch to define and identify issues with authoritative data that require decision and resolution to meet CE goals.Develop analysis of program alternatives.Provide oversight to the successful execution of spend plans and assess variances from cost and schedule baseline; oversee the reallocation of resources in response to change considering impact to project cost, schedule, and quality of deliverables.NCSC/SSD offers a flexible work environment that allows for work-life balance. Mandatory Qualifications Extensive experience working on complex IT projects. Knowledge and ability to manage risk management process.Extensive project management, analytic, and critical thinking skills, including the ability to conduct project and management assessments, identify needs and requirements, and develop non-linear process improvement recommendations for implementation across the IC.Extensive experience in providing leadership, oversight, and guidance to the effective management of complex projects; in managing and mitigating risks, assessing customer requirements, identifying dependencies, and developing responsive project plans; in estimating costs and other resources using quantitative analysis to project requirements.Extensive experience examining project successes and failures and making expert recommendations to improve products and services; considerable ability to deal with service failures and prioritize customer needs.Demonstrated ability to balance responsibilities among project activities; ability to manage transitions effectively from task to task, adapting to varying customer needs.Demonstrated interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills, including a demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and in a team or collaborative environment and to lead and mentor junior colleagues.Demonstrated ability to listen to, clarify, and convey understanding of others ideas, comments, and questions as well as to integrate and build upon diverse opinions in a manner that encourages the formation of integrated solutions and positions.Demonstrated ability to develop or implement information systems security plans and procedures.Demonstrated ability to perform thorough work and conscientious about attending to detail.Desired Requirements:Experience: Previous successful assignments in personnel security business area and a thorough knowledge of background investigations and record checks. Knowledge of government and commercial data sources that may be used in the CE process.Education: Bachelors degree, preferably in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management. Relocation Expenses: For new ODNI employees, reimbursement for relocation is discretionary based on availability of funds.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.Salary DeterminationThe ODNI uses a rank-in-person system in which rank is attached to the individual. A selected ODNI candidate or other Federal Government candidate will be assigned to the position at the employee's current GS grade and salary.A current Federal Government employee, selected for a detail, will be assigned to the position at his or her current grade and salary. Who may apply Who May Apply:Current GS employees at the same grade or one grade lower than the advertised position grade may apply.Former members of the Peace Corps may be considered for ODNI employment only if five full years have elapsed since separation from the Peace Corps.This is an opportunity for:An internal, external candidate, to fill a GS-14 cadre position.A Federal Government employee to serve on a two-year reimbursable detail assignment in the ODNI. The detail assignment may be extended an additional year if all parties agree.For a cadre assignment: o Current ODNI permanent cadre.o Current ODNI Staff Reserve Employees. (A staff reserve employee who currently occupies this position may not apply.)o Current Federal Government employees. (Current GS employees at the same grade or one grade lower than the advertised position grade may apply.)For a detailee assignment: o Current Federal Government employees. (Current GS employees at the same grade or one grade lower than the advertised position grade may apply.) How to apply External Candidates:Key Requirements:U.S. Citizenship.Successful completion of CI polygraph and background investigation.Successful completion of an ODNI medical screening.A two-year trial period is required for all new permanent appointments to the ODNI.A complete application must include:a. RESUME: Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the vacancy announcement. All applicants must address the Mandatory Technical Competencies and construct their resume to highlight their most significant experience and qualifications relevant to this job opportunity.b. PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS: Applicants are required to provide their two most recent performance evaluations. A justification is required if the applicant is unable to provide the two most recent evaluations.c. VACANCY NUMBER: Reference the vacancy number in the subject line of the email and on each document submitted.d. COVER LETTER: Applicants must submit a cover letter as a supplement to the resume to elaborate on their qualifications and previous work performed.e. SF-50 (if applicable): Current or former Federal Government employees must provide an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action to verify current federal status, position, title, grade, and organization of record.Where To Submit: External Candidates must submit an application through the classified IC Applicant Gateway website at Applicants experiencing technical issues, or inability to access the IC Applicant Gateway website may submit their application via email to either (classified email system) or (unclassified email system). Applicants submitting via JWICS are requested to submit their materials to both (Natalia Z.), and (Jerry M.) in lieu of the group address above. How will I be evaluated? 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. Conditions of Employment Other Information:The ODNI offers a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities for ODNI cadre.Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: Insurance: Care Insurance: http://www.ltcfeds.comFederal Employees Retirement SYSTEM (FERS) (new employees automatically covered): If you are transferring from another agency and covered by the CivilService Retirement System (CSRS), you may continue in that system.Annual and Sick Leave: Spending Accounts for Health Care and Dependent Care: Federal HolidaysAlternative Work SchedulesThe 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 and, by unclassified email at, by telephone at 703-275-3799 or by FAX at 703-275-1217. 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.

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