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Information Technology Specialist (ENTARCH)
Washington, DC

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Job Description

* Duties

Help Duties Summary

This position can be located in one of the following locations: Fort Collins, Colorado; Kansas City, Missouri; or Washington DC.

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* Manages the enterprise-wide implementation of new approaches to software development for applications and systems that serve multiple organizational levels.
* Advises on the application of architecture modeling tools in the architectural planning process necessary to integrating IT programs with other programs of equivalent scope and complexity.
* Ensures that enterprise architecture plans are aligned with current and future infrastructure in the design, development and administration of various mission critical IT systems that support core Agency functions.
* Coordinates and directs the evaluation of missions, goals, plans, programs and business processes to develop an enterprise IT architecture plan for the Agency.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

2210 Information Technology Management

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* You must be a US Citizen or US National
* Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
* Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check
* Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
* Subject to one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period unless prior service is creditable. New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required training program before the end of their probationary period.
* Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution
* Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at


Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience, as defined below.

For this position, individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four

competencies listed below.

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.

4) Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses

sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.


Specialized Experience: One full-time year of Information Technology (IT) experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service (or private sector equivalent) that demonstrates experience performing enterprise data architecture tasks to include providing strategy, principles, visions and standards for data governance and roadmap to propagate an enterprise level vision across an organization; and applying information technology principles and practices throughout the lifecycle process to include development, testing and implementation of IT services.


For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here.

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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


The substitution of education is not qualifying for the GS-13 level.

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