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IT Project Manager (PLCYPLN) Technical Project Manager

This position is in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO), Department of Transportation (DOT), and its primary mission is to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.

As a IT Project Manager (PLCYPLN) Technical Project Manager, you will:

  • Draft project plans and identifies resource requirements. Designs, develops, and manages systems to meet current and future business requirements, to apply and extend, enhance, or optimize existing architecture.
  • Develop, implement, and interpret metrics for the evaluation of IT program effectiveness and efficiency. Provide expert technical advice, guidance, and recommendations to management and other technical specialist on critical IT issues.
  • Determine the affordability of the life cycle cost estimates of competing alternatives; including contractor to select the most promising system/equipment items. Conduct a continuous study of the schedule and performance requirements as they compare to cost as an independent variable (CAIV).
  • Provide project reporting. Facilitates project and inter-project communications, risk mitigation and issue resolution.
  • Provide recommendations for decision making, and coordinates the implementation of solutions to address project needs. Provide feedback to leadership and stakeholders through appropriate reports, meetings; briefings, and information papers

The Ideal Candidate performs the full range of program management activities necessary to plan, design, develop, implement, operate, administer, evaluate, and monitor the performance of wide range of information management systems supporting administrative operations throughout FMCSA.

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen and eligible for consideration.
  • You must meet specialized experience to qualify.
  • Required documents must be submitted by the closing date.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.


  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: This position involves travel.  A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.
  • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • TIME-IN-GRADE: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the competitive or excepted service in the executive branch to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.
  • FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE FORM: This position requires completion of OGE-450, Financial Disclosure Form
  • DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).


To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

To qualify for the Grade 13, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-12, it must include:

  • Experience managing application development projects using software development methodologies, including Scrum, Kanban and System Development Life Cycles (SDLC) to plan, execute and control projects throughout the full project lifecycle to include risk management, configuration management, scheduling, reporting, and performance measurements.
  • Experience with drafting procurement-sensitive documents, including Statements of Work (SOW), Performance Work Statements (PWS) and Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCEs).
  • Experience reviewing deliverables and invoices on various contract types, including Time and Materials contracts, and making recommendations for approval and/or disapproval.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

Project Management - Knowledge of the principles, methods, or tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, and managing projects and resources, including monitoring and inspecting costs, work, and contractor performance.

Contracting/Procurement - Knowledge of various types of contracts, techniques, or requirements (for example, Federal Acquisitions Regulations) for contracting or procurement, and contract negotiation and administration.

Software Development - Knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools for designing, developing, and testing software in a given environment.

Experience must be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate.

Your qualifications will also be evaluated on the following competencies:

  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.

For all types of consideration, 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.

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All applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Additional information

This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if similar vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.