Information Technology Specialist Information Technology Specialist …

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
in Washington D.C., DC, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 24 Jan 21
$130,364 - $218,671
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
in Washington D.C., DC, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 24 Jan 21
$130,364 - $218,671
SEC's Office of Public Affairs (OPA) seeks an Information Technology Specialist-Information Architect, Compliance Project Manager to provide technical expertise for the Digital Innovation and Design Branch, ensuring seamless day-to-day operations and managing legal compliance and strategic improvements to the SEC's web presence. The ideal candidate can shift seamlessly between creating compliant sites and designing useful information architecture.


  • Uses Drupal to create pages, views and blocks, translates wireframes/mockups into responsive website pages for desktop/mobile/tablet; complies with 508 compliance and WCAG standards.
  • Organizes, designs, and posts web content on that meets statutory mandates applicable to
  • Develops project plans and implements strategies to remediate web compliance issues and improve information architectures.
  • Serves as a project manager for remediating statutory deficiencies and improves information architecture.
  • Manages projects and communicates with stakeholders about web compliance issues. Coordinates with staff inside and outside of the Office of Public Affairs (OPA), manages project risks, and adheres to information security guidelines.
  • Maintains expertise in government website compliance laws and standards. Understands and remains current with web design and other mobile and online US government standards.
  • Serves as subject matter expert on statutory requirements that apply to a public-facing federal website. Provides technical expertise for the implementation and management of information architecture and taxonomy vocabularies for
  • Reviews web metrics and makes design recommendations on ways to improve strategically important metrics.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in you not being considered for this position.
  • Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.
  • This position has promotion potential to the SK-14.
  • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a one-year probationary period.
  • SECURITY CLEARANCE: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of employment or selection to another position.
  • DRUG TESTING: This position may be subjected to drug testing requirements.
  • PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Moving/Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • This position is in the collective bargaining unit.


All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. 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.

BASIC REQUIREMENT: Qualifying experience for the SK-14 level requires experience that demonstrates each of the following four 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the basic requirement, applicants must also meet the minimum qualification requirement.

SK-14: Applicant must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS/SK-13 level. Specialized experience includes all of the following:

  1. Organizing and designing webpages using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery code within the existing Drupal installation based on design concepts and functional specifications;
  2. Reviewing federal websites and applications for compliance with statutory mandates, developing project plans, policies, and procedures. Implementing strategies to remediate web compliance issues, including prioritizing deficiencies, tracking and managing risks, and communicating web compliance concepts to internal and external audiences;
  3. Implementing government website compliance laws and standards, including The Open, Public, Electronic, and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act of 2018 (OPEN Government Data Act), The 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (IDEA), Sec. 508 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), information security guidelines, and other government requirements such as GSA's new U.S. Web Design System version 2.0 (USWDS 2.0); and
  4. Developing and maintaining information architectures for government websites that improve site visitors' abilities to find information and complete tasks. Utilizing methods for collecting visitor feedback on site navigation and information architecture.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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