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IT Specialist (Enterprise Architecture), Zp-2210-4 (Map)

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Department Of Commerce Boulder , CO 80301

Posted 3 months ago

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  • This announcement is open to current Department of Commerce (DOC) employees on a competitive and permanent appointment and DOC CTAP eligibles.

This position is located in National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Chief Information Officer (CIO), Service Delivery Division (SDD) with one vacancy in Boulder, Colorado.

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As an IT Specialist (Enterprise Architecture), you will perform the following duties:

  • As the IT business operations manager, provide direction through processes of engineering research, innovation and design for the augmentation, upgrade and optimization of the N-Wave infrastructure and customer provided services.

  • Draft IT acquisition plans per required DOC IT investment authority with values ranging in excess of $100 million.

  • As the contracting officer representative (COR), or leading other CORs, manage contracts awarded as part of the approved IT acquisition plans in direct support of N-Wave critical infrastructure.

  • Propose service order logistics for telecommunication services as the Designated Agency Representative (DAR), and resolve problems as needed.

  • Work with IT technical personnel, project and contract management, and various working groups on highly technical projects to form approaches and architecture for IT service requests.

  • Communicate with senior management throughout the organization and contribute solutions to IT projects in support of the NOAA Chief Information Officer's enterprise objectives and goals.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • Up to 20% of domestic travel may be required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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    2210 Information Technology Management

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.

  • Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.

  • Must be suitable for Federal employment.

  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (

  • Time-in-grade requirements must be met by closing date of announcement.

  • If selected, required to complete OGE Form 450 financial disclosure.

This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band.

The ZP-4 is equivalent to the GS-13/14.


  • A one year probationary period may be required.

  • Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

  • This position is not in the bargaining unit.

Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 p.m. EASTERN TIME (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.


Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at:

Individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. The employing agency is responsible for identifying the specific level of proficiency required for each competency at each grade level based on the requirements of the position being filled.

  • Attention to Detail
  • Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Problem Solving
  • Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.

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, religious; 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.

To qualify at the ZP-4 or GS-13 level:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the IT Competencies above, applicants must also possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZP-3 or GS-12 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:

  • Supporting architecture design and deployment of enterprise-level IT networks within the scientific, research and education networking community;

  • Supporting architecture design and deployment of operational IT Networks supporting primary mission essential functions;

  • Advising management on the progress and issues of finances and IT project logistics;

  • Applying knowledge in Local and Wide-area networking (LAN, WAN) and Cloud connectivity in an enterprise environment; and

  • Lead a team supporting new IT Network service requests from initial architecture to deployment and provisioning.


Substitution of education for specialized experience is not applicable to this vacancy.

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IT Specialist (Enterprise Architecture), Zp-2210-4 (Map)

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