IT Specialist (APPSW)

Washington, D.C
Jul 04, 2022
Jul 11, 2022
Full Time

  • Analyze current workflows of Plant processes to include actual XML workflow used in segments of software and/or follow the flow of a publication and its production jacket throughout the process.
  • Develop an abstract system specification and use it to produce a final tangible software product. Use knowledge of XML workflows to help identify customers' information systems requirement and analyze for redundancies and errors.
  • Use extensive knowledge of XML data translation techniques such as XSLT, object-oriented programming techniques, and event driven programming techniques to implement systems specification and produce software products to meet Plant-wide objectives.
  • Develop software using accepted languages such as XSLT, Java, Python and C# as well as .NET language implementation.
  • Develop and implement software product release plans. Identify project documentation requirements or procedures. Ensure appropriate product-related training and documentation are developed and made available to software users.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is Required.
  • Selectee must pass a pre-employment test prior to appointment.
  • Males born after 12/03/59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period
  • Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Non-Sensitive Low Risk Trust.
  • Confidential Financial Disclosure report may be required.
  • Individuals joining GPO are required to provide their current COVID-19 vaccine status to GPO Medical Services prior to their entry on duty date.
  • GPO employees that work at a GPO or customer facility and are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to participate in the Agency?s weekly COVID-19 screening/testing program
  • Except in limited circumstances where the law requires an exception.


To qualify for the IT Specialist (APPSW), PU -2210-13, you must meet the following requirements:

For all 2210 positions, individuals must demonstrate they have experience in each of the four competencies listed below: 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.
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.


To minimally qualify for the PU-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at the PU-12 (or equivalent) level or higher. The specialized experience for this position is identified as: 1) Identifying areas where programming would reduce overall cost and/or labor in a process, 2) Performing research of hardware and software, developing specification documents, and 3) Advising and recommending architecture direction to management, developing software applications using enterprise accepted methodologies and programming languages and developing and implementing training materials.

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.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement(07/13/2022) to be considered.


Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used for this grade level.

Additional information

Employment of Relatives
Section 3110 of Title 5, U.S. Code, prohibits a Federal official from appointing, promoting, or advocating the appointment or promotion of a relative in the agency where the official is serving or exercises jurisdiction. In addition, Section 2302(b)(7) of Title 5, U.S. Code, makes it a "prohibited personnel practice" for a person in authority to "appoint, employ, promote, advance, or advocate for the appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement of a relative." For further information visit: and

Separated Employees:
If you have separated from Federal Government employment, you may obtain a copy of your SF-50 via: National Personnel Records Center, Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL, 62295; or visit the National Archives Website.

Work Life Balance:
The GPO offers Transit subsidy for commuters using public transportation (Metro Bus/Rail, MARC, VRE, etc.).

GPO Telework Program: The official worksite for the selectee is the duty station identified in this vacancy announcement. Locality pay will vary based upon the selectee's duty location. A final salary determination will be made upon selection. GPO supports the use of telework and each telework arrangement is unique depending on the needs of the position, supervisor, and employee. This position may be authorized for telework and/or flexible work arrangements as determined by agency policy and any applicable collective bargaining agreements. The selectee will have the option of applying for the telework program, with the understanding that they must obtain supervisory approval for participation. Telework eligibility should be discussed during the interview process. This position IS Telework Eligible.

This position is NOT eligible for Remote Work

Background Investigation:
To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the GPO requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully completed a background investigation for a suitability, Non-Sensitive Low Risk . This review could include financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. Depending on the type of background investigation required, the security process may take between 6 weeks to 12 months.

The Agency may rescind the tentative offer, if the candidate is unable to obtain an interim clearance.

Schedule A (Disability Appointment):
Documentation of eligibility for employment under Schedule A can be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. The letter must be printed on a "medical professional's" letterhead and signed.

The selectee will work shift 3. Pay includes 10% nightshift differential.

Additional Vacancies may be filled through this announcement

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