Supervisory Program Manager

  • Entry-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 27 July 2020

Job Description


Open & closing dates: 07/27/2020 to 08/03/2020

Service: Competitive

Pay scale & grade: GS 15

Salary: $142,701 to $170,800 per year

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time - Full-time appointment in the Competitive Service. This position is not in the bargaining unit.


This position is in the Office of the Director, Officer of Security (SEC), which provides centralized security support to the Agency. Incumbent serves as the Deputy Director of Security for Support which provides policy, operational and logistical support to the office. The Deputy Director of Security for Support’s staff provides the full range of administrative management support services; manages SEC’s complex operational budget accounts and contracts, including three large manpower contracts; and provides internal and external communications and reporting support. The Deputy Director of Security for Support also oversees front office customer service and scheduling, receptionist duties, and executive correspondence.

As a Supervisory Program Manager, your duties will include:

  • Supervising a group of employees performing work at the GS-14 level and below. Provide administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.
  • Serving as the lead in developing strategies for planning and developing major agency agency programs of national scope and impact. Participate in the development and documentation of long-and short-range planning efforts. Review long-and short-range plans, resource projections, priorities, justifications, etc.
  • Developing, coordinating, and implementing strategic plans to include mission, goals, objectives, and implementation strategies.
  • Formulating and implementing plans to improve program policies, practices, methods, and organizational structure.
  • Overseeing the development, implementation, maintenance of and adherence to Agency policies for SEC’s three Information Technology (IT) systems.
  • Providing direct advice and guidance to senior SEC staff on behalf of the Director of Security to ensure that sustainability and efficient use of resources is integrated in SEC’s programs and policies.

Travel Required

25% or less - The work is performed primarily in an office setting, but may include travel, and field work.


Conditions of Employment

  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
  • Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • You will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not receive full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined.


GS-15: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position includes: mastery of the laws, rules, regulations and objectives of the employing agency; (b) knowledge of investigative techniques used in planning and conducting investigations covering the character, practices, suitability or qualifications of persons or organizations seeking, claiming or receiving Federal benefits, permits or employment when the results of the investigation are used to make or invoke administrative judgments, sanctions, or penalties; (c) skill in consolidating ostensibly disparate facts, events and other types of investigative materials; and substantial skills in resolving conflicts in fact or evidence; (d) skill in coordinating investigative operations on a sector-wide basis and developing information on sensitive issues through further fact-finding until there is enough evidence to support a legal or administrative decision within criteria established by applicable laws, rules or regulations.

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, relevant to the duties of the position to be filled, including volunteer experience.

ICTAP candidates will be referred to the selecting official if they are found well qualified. Well-qualified means an eligible employee who possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum requirements of the position. A well-qualified employee must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements of the position, including any medical qualifications, suitability, and minimum education and experience requirements, meet all selective factors (where applicable); meet quality ranking factors and are assigned to the Silver Category or higher Category; be physically qualified with reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying U.S. OPM-approved conditions; AND be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry without additional training.

A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. In the absence of selective and quality ranking factors, selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations.


This position does not have a positive education requirement. Therefore, ​no Transcripts are required.

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