Supervisory Information Technology Specialist

Confidential Company  •  Hampton, VA

Less than 5 years experience  •  Aerospace / Defense

$119K - $155K
Posted on 08/02/17
Confidential Company
Hampton, VA
Less than 5 years experience
Aerospace / Defense
$119K - $155K
Posted on 08/02/17
  • Open & closing dates

     2017-07-26 to 2017-08-09

  • Salary

    $119,285 to $155,073 / per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 15

  • Series

    2210 Information Technology Management

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule

    Full Time

  • Job announcement number


  • Control number



1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Hampton, VA 1 vacancy

Job Overview


About the Agency

The employee serves as the Information Management Branch Head and is responsible for leading a team of employees responsible for the management of the information life cycle related to scientific, business, and administrative processes and analyses. The employee is responsible for the operation ofthe Langley Technical Library, a research library serving the Langley Research Center, its contractors, other NASA installations, national library networks, and the scientific and technical community. The employee leads Agency information technology (IT) and information management initiatives, including the management of the technical aspects of various Agency-wide IT systems and the creation of theprocesses to integrate, analyze, and validate information management and technical requirements. Theemployee is responsible for establishing and implementing interfaces with Agency business computing operations and oversees implementation of management information systems to assure that Center management has access to administrative and business information needed to make effective management decisions.

To receive consideration, you must submit a resume and answer NASA-specific questions. The NASA questions appear after you submit your resume and are transferred to the NASA web site. If you successfully apply, USAJOBS will show your application status as 'Received'. If your status is 'Application Status Not Available', you have not successfully applied. Do not rely on a USAJOBS email to confirm successful application. Only an email from NASA confirms a successful application.


As a supervisor, provides occupational specific technical and administrative direction to subordinate employees performing the work and functions of the organization. Develops and implements agency-wide IT project management procedures, tools, templates, activities, and infrastructure to align agency internal business practices with government-wide regulations and policies. 

Formulates and administers control and management processes for information technology (IT) investment decisions, including a process for maximizing the value and managing the risk of IT acquisition and implementation. Develops and administers budget-like capital planning for, and performance-based measurements of IT investments. 

Manages the enterprise-wide implementation of new approaches to software development of applications and systems that serve multiple organizational levels, such as major changes to the life cycle process for development of enterprise resource planning systems. Serves as a senior expert and consultant to top management officials and advises on the application of architecture modeling tools in the architectural planning process necessary to integrating information technology (IT) programs with other programs of equivalent scope and complexity. Designs, develops and administers various mission critical IT systems that support core agency functions and ensures that enterprise architecture plans are aligned with current and future infrastructure. Develops solutions tointegration/interoperability issues.

Coordinates and directs the evaluation of missions, goals, plans, and programs. Provides leadership in the conduct of independent validations and verifications of agency-wide or multi-agency applications software prior to final acceptance. 

Analyzes major issues in information access and dissemination, and develops authoritative new approaches, methods or standards to resolve critical or highly unusual reference information problems. Uses broad knowledge of multiple information sources and/or experts outside the agency, both domestic and international to resolve reference issues. Coordinates activities related to collection development across all functional areas of the library. Serves as an authority in one or more major library functions or programs, and is instrumental in developing and interpreting guidelines for widespread use. 

Supervisory Status


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Agency Employees Only: Current NASA Langley Federal employees. You must review the "Job Requirements" section for more information.

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • A one year supervisory probationary period may be required.
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • Selectee must complete a financial disclosure statement
  • This is a drug-testing designated position
  • Successful completion of a security investigation will be required


Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level grade, which has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position described above. Specialized experience is typically in or related to the work of theposition to be filled. Such experience is typically gained in the IT field or through the performance ofwork where the primary concern is IT. Specialized experience includes serving as senior expert and consultant to top agency management officials to advise on integrating IT programs with other programs of equivalent scope and complexity.

Must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the following: Attention to Detail; Customer Service; Oral Communication; and Problem Solving.

This opportunity is open to current NASA Langley federal employees serving on one of the following appointments: career, career-conditional, VRA, Schedule A appointment for individuals with disabilities, or NASA term appointment that provides eligibility to convert to a permanent appointment. NASA employees on long-term rotational assignments to the NASA Engineering and Safety Center or theNASA Safety Center may also apply.

Security Clearance


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