Supervisor IT Project Manager

Department of Transportation - Agency Wide | Department of Transportation

Washington, DC, USA

Full time

$132.4-172.1k (annually)

Tech Leadership


Apr 9


A Supervisor IT Project Manager:

  • Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-14 level. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, and prepare schedules for completion of work; Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system.
  • Plans, develops, and directs project management functions involved in acquisition of IT capabilities and execution of projects that deliver those capabilities to DOT-wide program offices and operating administrations. Serves as the program manager through the full project life cycle processes of initiating, executing, controlling, and close-out on projects within the assigned program. Develops, manages, and implements project plans in accordance with the project management methodology. Establishes detailed project plans, tasks, schedules, and identifies milestone dates to ensure proper sequencing of events, work efforts, and resources to accomplish objectives. Applies project management standards, develops new approaches and adopts best practices to ensure project success. Responsible for the full range of system application development for various areas throughout the DOT and Operating Administrations (OA). The incumbent coordinates with the line of business and other DOT administrations in the development of modernizing IT systems, solutions, and strategies for application tools and development. Reviews and coordinates work requests for tasks assigned to supporting contract staff and ensures that deliverables meet customer requirements. Manages request priorities to ensure efficient and effective use of contractor resources.
  • Serves as Contract Officer Representative (COR) of performance based and other types of contract vehicles for DOT investments. Evaluates and selects bids and proposals to ensure that proposed efforts are sound, balanced and responsive to DOT needs. Monitors contractor performance to ensure that work is properly directed, integrated, coordinated, controlled and timely. Develops management program plans, policies, and standards and provides input to the IT capital planning process. Coordinates acquisition process in the formative stages of acquisition strategies and requirements packages. Develops and provides guidance on all aspects of acquisitions and procurement packages, including, Statements of Work (SOWs), Performance Work Statements (PWS), Statements of Objectives (SOOs), Requests for Information (RFIs), analysis of compliance issues, cost estimations, cost strategies and project risks. Develops and coordinates the acquisition, implementation, schedule, distribution, and support. Advises management of all pertinent information contained in contractual artifacts and deliverables that may impact cost, schedule or scope during the execution of the project including conflict of interest, and/or present staffing inconsistencies. Develops Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCEs), and independent assessments of level of effort, required skillsets and labor categories/ rates, and direct and indirect costs.

OST is looking for seasoned professional who is able to lead asset management efforts and/or contractors in an IT enterprise services organization. The ideal candidate is motivated, self-reliant, willing to learn and adapt to change, and is excited about working with experienced professionals that ensure the safety, efficiency, and integrity of the transportation industry.

Please Note:  This is an open continuous, not to exceed one-year, vacancy. We will review applications as needed and refer the top candidates for potential interviews during the open period of the announcement.  


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.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • 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.
  • SUPERVISORY PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year supervisory 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.
  • 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.

To qualify for the Grade 14, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-13, it must include:

  • Experience providing direction, planning, policy standards and procedures to manage teams to execute application development projects using software development methodologies, including Scrum, Kanban and System Development Life Cycles (SDLC) throughout the full project lifecycle to include risk management, configuration management, scheduling, reporting, and performance measurements.
  • Experience with leading and/or supervision of teams to administer to identify and lead IT modernization efforts using project management principles, processes, and guidelines within a department or agency to meet organizational requirements.
  • Experience providing administrative and technical supervision in managing cost-models (based on aggregated business requirements) to monitor and establish project budgeting and forecasting in a technology organization.

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:

  1. Information Technology Program Management - Knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools for the coordinated management of an IT program to include providing oversight of multiple IT projects, integrating dependent schedules and deliverables, and related activities (for example, benefits management, life cycle management, program governance).
  2. 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.
  3. Leadership - Influences, motivates, and challenges others; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations.
  4. 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.

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

Incumbent serves as the Contract Officer's Representative (COR) on contracts supporting IT program activities, systems, and projects. CORs are responsible to apply their professional, technical and/or scientific knowledge of their field in the development or evaluation of technical requirements in connection with the negotiation, administration, or termination of contracts. Incumbent must complete at a minimum, 40 continuous learning- points every two years initial and refresher training to employees serving in a COTR or COR role. Reference: September 6, 2011 OFPP Memorandum: Revisions to the Federal Acquisition Certification for CORs (FAC-COR) and White House Policy Letter 05-01.

FAC-COR Level II Certification is Required.

The OCIO has many job opportunities available. Our goal is to attract and retain a diverse group of talented employees to support our mission. Job opportunities are available in all of the OCIO program offices.

DOT OCIO Open Job Opportunities | US Department of Transportation

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

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level. 

To compete with U.S. Citizens:  If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of two categories: Qualified and Well Qualified which is based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference that have provided supporting documents will receive selection priority over non-veterans. The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position.

To compete with other competitive status government employees: If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be scored based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. If referred, all relevant documents including performance appraisals and awards submitted with your application package will be forwarded to the hiring official for review.

Eligible Federal employees also seeking consideration for noncompetitive reassignment for this position must indicate interest in the assessment. Noncompetitive federal candidates must have competitive status on a SF-50, meet minimum qualifications, have served at the same grade or higher, and held or exceeded the promotion potential of this position.

All applicants:  Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. The answers you select in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. If upon review, it is determined that your described work history, competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, your application may be updated on your behalf or you may not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough details to support your answers. The Automated Staffing Office is ultimately responsible for determining your final rating.

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