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IT Project Manager|Scrum Master

  • ... Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 177341 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 05, 2024       Expires on: Mar 21, 2024

IT Project Manager|Scrum Master   

JOB TITLE:

IT Project Manager|Scrum Master

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Chicago Illinois United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Duties

As a IT Project Manager/Scrum Master, you will:

  • Deal with the full range of issues and concerns associated with all Information Technology (IT) systems within the agency.
  • Be responsible for a broad mission of IT responsibility that typically require leadership in all project phases, including the coordination and integration of activities, developing and implementing plans, providing cost-benefit analysis, designing and conducting analytical studies, managing, leading or administering resources, defining objectives and risks, developing information systems testing strategies, identifying standards for infrastructure configuration, and developing information security plans and procedures.
  • Serve as an Agile scrum master predominately in application development projects.
  • Be responsible for Agile project development and execution of user/epic stories, roadmap, product backlog, sprints, Kanban tracking, retrospectives, etc.
    that are required for successful completion of the project.
  • Coach and mentor IT and business teams in Agile processes.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.
    S.
    Citizen
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • After hours support may be required to meet operational needs to include nights, weekends and holidays
  • Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute.
    (Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification | PMI)
  • Within 1 year of appointment as Project Manager must acquire, and maintain certification as a Contracting Officer's Representative (FAC-COR), Level 1 or higher.
    (Contracting Officer's Representative (FAC-COR) | FAI.
    GOV)
  • Within 2 years of appointment as Project Manager must acquire, and maintain certification as a Certified Program and/or Project Manager from the Federal Acquisition Institute as a Mid-Level P/PM IT.
    (Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM) | FAI.
    GOV)

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications for GS-14 level:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates experience leading IT service transformation projects or teams providing information and recommendations in project planning and developing detailed traditional/hybrid project plans that incorporate project management best practices, including risk management, compliance, testing, training, acceptance, change management and IT governance.
Applying traditional, hybrid, or Agile IT project management methodologies.


In addition, all applicants qualifying based on experience must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.
Applicants must demonstrate possession of these competencies within the body of the resume; no separate statements addressing them are required.
  • 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.
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.


Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

Education

***THERE IS NO EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION FOR THIS POSITION.
***

Additional information

This announcement will close at 11:59 p.
m.
Eastern Time on the date the first 100 applications are received or 2/9/2024, whichever comes first.


INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP):

  • ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority for competitive service vacancies.
    You must be determined to be well-qualified for the vacancy to be eligible for special selection priority.
    After submission of an acceptable application which meets ICTAP eligibility, you will be determined to be well-qualified for a vacancy if your rating places you in the best qualified category.
  • ICTAP eligibles must submit proof of eligibility for special selection priority, such as: a separation notice; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; or a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.
    S.
    C.
    8337(h) or 8456.
    You must also submit a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) notating your current position, grade level, and duty location, and a copy of your most recent Performance Rating.
    Click here for more information on ICTAP.

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 you are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act; the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.


If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.
    S.
    government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package.
    As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
    Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent.
    Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

This position will be filled using direct hire procedures.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy.
Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications.
Qualified candidates will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines.
Veterans' preference does not apply to direct-hire recruitment procedures.

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.
    S.
    government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package.
    As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
    Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent.
    Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits.
    Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee.
    You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    • Resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification: Submit a copy of your PMP certification from the Project Management Institute with your supporting documentation.
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation: If you are eligible under ICTAP, you must submit all required materials verifying your eligibility as listed in "Additional Information.
      " These materials include:
      • Proof of eligibility: You must submit documentation such as a separation notice or other required material (see "Required Information" for other examples);
      • SF-50: You must submit a copy of a recent Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50 that shows career or career-conditional competitive service status (Blocks #24 and #34 must be completed); and
      • Performance Appraisal: You must submit your most recent performance appraisal, which must be rated at least fully successful or equivalent.
        (This is not required if you are eligible for ICTAP due to compensable injury or disability retirement.
        ) The performance appraisal may also be used as part of the ranking process and/or to verify your responses to the questionnaire.
  • How to Apply

    Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin an application.
    To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, to include submission of the required documentation specified in the Required Documents section.
    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
    The application process is as follows:

    • To begin the application process, click the Apply Online button.
    • Answer the questions presented in the application and attach all necessary supporting documentation.
    • Click the Submit Application button prior to 11:59 PM (ET) on the announcement closing date.
    To update your application, including supporting documentation, at any time during the announcement open period, return to your USAJOBS account (https://usajobs.
    gov).
    There you will find a record of your application, the application status, and an option to Edit my application.
    This option will no longer be available once the announcement has closed.


    To verify the status of your application both during and after the announcement open period, log into your USAJOBS account at https://www.
    usajobs.
    gov.
    On the Home page, scroll down and locate your job application.
    Once the job has been located, click the "Track this application" link on the right under the application date.
    The page will refresh to display the Agency's Application Information page where you can scroll down and review any notifications the agency has sent you.
    The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated.
    For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.
    usajobs.
    gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    Agency contact information

    RRB Human Resources

    Phone

    (312) 751-4580

    Email

    recruit@rrb.
    gov

    Address

    Railroad Retirement Board
    844 N Rush St
    Chicago, IL 60611
    US

    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email.
    After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your rating and possible referral to the hiring official.
    If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent.
    Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification: Submit a copy of your PMP certification from the Project Management Institute with your supporting documentation.
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation: If you are eligible under ICTAP, you must submit all required materials verifying your eligibility as listed in "Additional Information.
    " These materials include:
    • Proof of eligibility: You must submit documentation such as a separation notice or other required material (see "Required Information" for other examples);
    • SF-50: You must submit a copy of a recent Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50 that shows career or career-conditional competitive service status (Blocks #24 and #34 must be completed); and
    • Performance Appraisal: You must submit your most recent performance appraisal, which must be rated at least fully successful or equivalent.
      (This is not required if you are eligible for ICTAP due to compensable injury or disability retirement.
      ) The performance appraisal may also be used as part of the ranking process and/or to verify your responses to the questionnaire.


Help

This job is open to

  • The public

    U.
    S.
    Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.
    S.

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 05, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

177341 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707478437-51ee7f10a459ed82ecdf86e883ac541b

LOCATION:

Illinois United States

CITY:

Chicago

Job Origin:

jpick2

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Duties

As a IT Project Manager/Scrum Master, you will:

  • Deal with the full range of issues and concerns associated with all Information Technology (IT) systems within the agency.
  • Be responsible for a broad mission of IT responsibility that typically require leadership in all project phases, including the coordination and integration of activities, developing and implementing plans, providing cost-benefit analysis, designing and conducting analytical studies, managing, leading or administering resources, defining objectives and risks, developing information systems testing strategies, identifying standards for infrastructure configuration, and developing information security plans and procedures.
  • Serve as an Agile scrum master predominately in application development projects.
  • Be responsible for Agile project development and execution of user/epic stories, roadmap, product backlog, sprints, Kanban tracking, retrospectives, etc. that are required for successful completion of the project.
  • Coach and mentor IT and business teams in Agile processes.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • After hours support may be required to meet operational needs to include nights, weekends and holidays
  • Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute. (Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification | PMI)
  • Within 1 year of appointment as Project Manager must acquire, and maintain certification as a Contracting Officer's Representative (FAC-COR), Level 1 or higher. (Contracting Officer's Representative (FAC-COR) | FAI.GOV)
  • Within 2 years of appointment as Project Manager must acquire, and maintain certification as a Certified Program and/or Project Manager from the Federal Acquisition Institute as a Mid-Level P/PM IT. (Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM) | FAI.GOV)

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications for GS-14 level:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates experience leading IT service transformation projects or teams providing information and recommendations in project planning and developing detailed traditional/hybrid project plans that incorporate project management best practices, including risk management, compliance, testing, training, acceptance, change management and IT governance. Applying traditional, hybrid, or Agile IT project management methodologies.

In addition, all applicants qualifying based on experience must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. Applicants must demonstrate possession of these competencies within the body of the resume; no separate statements addressing them are required.
  • 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.
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.

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

Education

***THERE IS NO EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION FOR THIS POSITION.***

Additional information

This announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the date the first 100 applications are received or 2/9/2024, whichever comes first.

INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP):

  • ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority for competitive service vacancies. You must be determined to be well-qualified for the vacancy to be eligible for special selection priority. After submission of an acceptable application which meets ICTAP eligibility, you will be determined to be well-qualified for a vacancy if your rating places you in the best qualified category.
  • ICTAP eligibles must submit proof of eligibility for special selection priority, such as: a separation notice; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; or a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. You must also submit a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) notating your current position, grade level, and duty location, and a copy of your most recent Performance Rating. Click here for more information on ICTAP.

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 you are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act; the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

This position will be filled using direct hire procedures. You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications. Qualified candidates will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines. Veterans' preference does not apply to direct-hire recruitment procedures.

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    • Resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification: Submit a copy of your PMP certification from the Project Management Institute with your supporting documentation.
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation: If you are eligible under ICTAP, you must submit all required materials verifying your eligibility as listed in "Additional Information." These materials include:
      • Proof of eligibility: You must submit documentation such as a separation notice or other required material (see "Required Information" for other examples);
      • SF-50: You must submit a copy of a recent Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50 that shows career or career-conditional competitive service status (Blocks #24 and #34 must be completed); and
      • Performance Appraisal: You must submit your most recent performance appraisal, which must be rated at least fully successful or equivalent. (This is not required if you are eligible for ICTAP due to compensable injury or disability retirement.) The performance appraisal may also be used as part of the ranking process and/or to verify your responses to the questionnaire.
  • How to Apply

    Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin an application. To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, to include submission of the required documentation specified in the Required Documents section. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration. The application process is as follows:

    • To begin the application process, click the Apply Online button.
    • Answer the questions presented in the application and attach all necessary supporting documentation.
    • Click the Submit Application button prior to 11:59 PM (ET) on the announcement closing date.
    To update your application, including supporting documentation, at any time during the announcement open period, return to your USAJOBS account (https://usajobs.gov). There you will find a record of your application, the application status, and an option to Edit my application. This option will no longer be available once the announcement has closed.

    To verify the status of your application both during and after the announcement open period, log into your USAJOBS account at https://www.usajobs.gov. On the Home page, scroll down and locate your job application. Once the job has been located, click the "Track this application" link on the right under the application date. The page will refresh to display the Agency's Application Information page where you can scroll down and review any notifications the agency has sent you. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    Agency contact information

    RRB Human Resources

    Phone

    (312) 751-4580

    Email

    recruit@rrb.gov

    Address

    Railroad Retirement Board
    844 N Rush St
    Chicago, IL 60611
    US

    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your rating and possible referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification: Submit a copy of your PMP certification from the Project Management Institute with your supporting documentation.
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation: If you are eligible under ICTAP, you must submit all required materials verifying your eligibility as listed in "Additional Information." These materials include:
    • Proof of eligibility: You must submit documentation such as a separation notice or other required material (see "Required Information" for other examples);
    • SF-50: You must submit a copy of a recent Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50 that shows career or career-conditional competitive service status (Blocks #24 and #34 must be completed); and
    • Performance Appraisal: You must submit your most recent performance appraisal, which must be rated at least fully successful or equivalent. (This is not required if you are eligible for ICTAP due to compensable injury or disability retirement.) The performance appraisal may also be used as part of the ranking process and/or to verify your responses to the questionnaire.


Help

This job is open to

  • The public

    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

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