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Supervisory IT Specialist

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Department Of Health And Human Services Jefferson , AR 72079

Posted 2 months ago

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HelpDuties Summary

This position is located in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Operations (00), Office of

Information Management and Technology (OIMT). Under OIMT, a full suite of Information Technology (IT)

operational services and infrastructure management are available to the business and program areas of FDA.

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The Supervisory IT Specialist leads an integrated staff comprised of government staff and contractors to develop, operate, and maintain software systems used by staff in FDA's Centers and Arkansas Regional Laboratory Offices to complete essential business functions.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Direct a staff of highly trained and qualified project managers and information technology specialists.

  • Plan, organize, and carry to completion various IT projects identifying the need for advanced Agency and/or Office-wide information systems involving programs and the policies associated with various programs.

  • Implement state-of-the-art technological advancements through the development and operations of software applications.

It is highly desirable to have experience in both on-premise and Cloud implementations, Agile Development, application security, DevOps, Micro Services architectures, etc

  • Manage teams and staff, programs/projects, coordinating Agency-wide IT initiatives and related project management tools (i.e Prosight, MS Project, Clarity)

  • Responsible for communication, including status reporting, risk management, escalation of issues that cannot be resolved on the team/staff, and, in general, making sure the project is delivered in budget, on schedule, and within scope.

  • Plan work to be accomplished by subordinates, setting and adjusting short-term priorities, and preparing schedules for completion of work.

  • Assign work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.

  • Develop performance standards and evaluates work performance of subordinates.

  • Give advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters.

  • Identify developmental and training needs of employees, providing or arranging for needed development and training.

  • Interview candidates for positions recommending appointment, promotion, or reassignment to such positions.

  • Find ways to improve production or increase the quality of the work directed.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    2210 Information Technology Management

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Citizenship Requirement: You must be a U.S. Citizen to be considered for this advertisement unless explicitly stated otherwise.

  • Selective Service Registration: All males born on, or after, 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service System OR have an approved exemption. VIsit for more info.

  • FDA participates in e-Verify: All new hires must complete the I-9 form; this information will be processed through e-Verify to determine your employment eligibility. If a discrepancy arises, you must take affirmative steps to resolve the matter.

  • Background Investigation Requirement: All employees must pass a security investigation. Failing to pass the background check may be grounds for removal or legal action. If hired, you may be subject to additional investigations at a later time.

  • You must meet ALL requirements by the closing date of this announcement to be considered. Only education, experience, and qualifications attained by this date will be considered. You must continue to meet all requirements through the hiring process.

  • Certification of Accuracy: All information concerning eligibility and qualification is subject to investigation and verification. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection, or appropriate legal action.

  • Direct Deposit: You will be required to have all federal salary payments electronically deposited into a bank account with a financial institution of your choice.

  • Additional selections may be made from this vacancy, within the same geographical area, by other organizational elements from within FDA, through shared corporate recruiting activities.


The position of Supervisory IT Specialist falls under the 2210 occupational series. To qualify for this position at grade GS-14, you must meet the following:

In order to qualify for Basic

Applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the following four competencies; (1) Attention to Detail - being thorough when planning, developing, and carrying out vital tasks in managing IT projects and other IT business functions; (2) Customer Service - assisting others in the resolution of issues affecting hardware, IT systems applications, or business applications; (3) Oral Communication - expressing highly technical information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; (4) Problem Solving - conducting extensive investigation and analysis to determine the nature and scope of problems and devise solutions. Note: your resume must demonstrate you have all 4 competencies to qualify for this position.
Specialized Experience

In addition to meeting the basic requirement stated above, applicants must also possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Such experience includes planning, managing, directing, coordinating, facilitating, developing, and using state-of-the-art information technology to support and manage center and office objectives; Leading or supervising the planning, organizing, and implementation of various IT projects, as well as identifying the need for advanced Agency and/or Office-wide information systems and/or associated IT policies.


Foreign Education:

If you are using education completed at foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program.

If you have transferred educational credit from a foreign institution to one in the U.S., you must still show that your foreign education was evaluated by an organization recognized by the Department of Education, even if that foreign education was accepted as transfer credit by a domestic college or university.

For more information about this requirement, please visit the U.S. Department of Education website for Foreign Education Evaluation.

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Supervisory IT Specialist

Expired Job

Department Of Health And Human Services