It Specialist

7 days left

Employer
Social Security Administration
Location
Gwynn Oak, MD
Posted
Jul 28, 2022
Closes
Aug 14, 2022
Ref
609589701
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
SummaryServes as a senior computer specialist in the Development and Operations Division, Office of Information Technology, Office of the Inspector General. The incumbent serves as a principal OIG systems specialist responsible for providing comprehensive and authoritative technical advice, consultation, and assistance on a comprehensive range of complex and sensitive systems activities/issues in OIG.Learn more about this agencyHelpOverviewAccepting applicationsOpen & closing dates07/19/2022 to 08/02/2022Salary$126,233 - $164,102 per yearPay scale & gradeGS 14HelpLocation1 vacancy in the following location:Woodlawn, MDRemote jobNoTelework eligibleYes-as determined by the agency policy.Travel RequiredNot requiredRelocation expenses reimbursedNoAppointment typePermanentWork scheduleFull-timeServiceCompetitivePromotion potentialNoneJob family (Series)2210 Information Technology ManagementSupervisory statusNoSecurity clearanceTop SecretDrug testYesPosition sensitivity and riskCritical-Sensitive (CS)/High RiskTrust determination processNational securityAnnouncement numberSH-11563026Control number665817300HelpThis job is open toCareer transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.Federal employees - Competitive serviceCurrent or former competitive service federal employees.Internal to an agencyCurrent federal employees of this agency.VeteransClarification from the agencyCurrent or former Federal employees and veterans eligible under VEOA only.Please see additional specific information on who may apply in the Qualifications section.HelpDutiesServes as a principal planner and advisor to the Office of Information Technology (OIT) top management, working with senior technical and managerial representatives in the development of integrated systems directives,Develops standards, specifications, policies, implementation strategies, management guidelines, procedures, or practices and/or in new developments and advanced techniques in an IT specialty area.Provides the full range of analytical, advisory, and support services related primarily to the review and analysis of critical systems issues and the development, implementation and oversight of major systems changes and initiatives.Coordinates highly complex and sensitive projects that involve one or more of the following information technology specialties: communications and network services; customer support; data management.Coordinates highly complex and sensitive projects that involve one or more of the following software engineering; and/or systems administration and analysis.Represents OIG in meetings and discussions with industry representatives and private organizations in specialized areas of Information System Architecture, Information Resource Management, data base design.Represents OIG in meetings and discussions with industry representatives and private organizations in data base design, data communications and mini/micro computer systems.Leads the technical efforts in implementing state-of-art networking topology, other new technologies, and computer techniques within OIG that are coordinated with SSA, external governmental entities, and contractors.Develops short- and long-range plans, applications systems, and procedures governing the direction of information technology initiatives within OIG.Develops and presents analysis of controversial matters and performs confidential and sensitive assignments for the AIG, the Deputy AIG, Director or the assigned supervisor.HelpRequirementsConditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship required.Selective Service Registration: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.govFingerprinting and background and/or security investigation may be required.Job offers are contingent on fingerprinting and background / security investigation results.Federal employees must be in good standing.Federal employees must have a successful performance rating.Selectees may be required to serve a 1-year probationary period.All application materials must be received by the closing date.Official Personnel Folders will not be reviewed.Requests for copies of application documents will not be accepted.All application forms submitted become the property of SSA Human Resources.As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. See Additional Information section.QualificationsWHO MAY APPLY: Applications will only be accepted from applicants eligible for one of the following categories. Federal employees currently serving under career or career conditional appointments;Federal employees currently serving under the following types of appointments: Schedule A, Reg. 213.3102 (U) appointments for individuals with disabilities; Veterans Recruitment Appointments; and time limited appointments for veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more;Former Federal employees eligible for reinstatement (ie, those who have career status or separated from a career-conditional appointment less than 3 years ago);Current or former Federal employees eligible under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); orVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) Eligibles (ie, Preference-eligible veterans OR veterans who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service).Federal employees serving under excepted service appointments with competitive service compatibility (eg Postal Service, Foreign Service, an agency with an interchange agreement, etc.) may be eligible to apply. Please visit Excepted Service Appointments with Competitive Service Compatibility for more information. NOTE: Excepted service employees serving under Schedule A appointments for Attorney positions or Pathways Programs appointments (Presidential Management Fellows, Recent Graduates, and Interns) are not eligible for consideration. HOW TO QUALIFY::Eligible applicants must meet the following qualification requirements. To qualify for the 2210 IT Specialist series, applicants must demonstrate the following competencies: 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. Additionally, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-13 level, or equivalent, which is in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience as servingas a principal OIT systems specialist responsible for providing comprehensive and authoritative technical advice, consultation, and assistance on a comprehensive range of complex and sensitive systems activities/issues in OIG.The incumbent functions as a technical authority and advisor in the development of software applications; the analysis, development, and implementation of hardware standards; and the implementation of networking topology and technology that enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of OIG's systems environment. Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Applicants for promotion must have 52 weeks at GS-13. Time in grade requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. EducationThis job does not have an education qualification requirement.Additional informationPosition to be filled under the provisions of the Management Officials Promotion Plan. The best-qualified list for this vacancy may be used to fill the same or similar positions in a component(s) under the same Deputy Commissioner. Additional selections may be made within 6 months of the date the best qualified list is issued. COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (eg, telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than November 22, 2021 and submit documentation of vaccination by November 23, 2021 OR shortly after appointment or onboarding with SSA, if this occurs after November 22, 2021. At the time of selection, SSA will provide additional information regarding what documentation you must provide and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement. To ensure compliance with an applicable nationwide preliminary injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. LOCALITY PAY: Salary will be set in accordance with locality pay provisions. Candidates currently receiving a higher locality pay than the office applied for are advised that should they be selected, they will lose entitlement to the higher locality pay. OTHER NOTES: This position is eligible for telework according to agency policy Relocation expenses will not be paid. This is a critical sensitive position. The selected employee will be required to complete a Standard Form 86, Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions, in order to have the appropriate investigation conducted, unless the employee has been previously certified eligible to occupy a position at this level.Read moreHelpA career with the US 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 benefitsEligibility 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 EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.Applicants will be rated based on the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: Knowledge of information technology principles and concepts 35 PointsAbility to develop long-range project management plans to deliver IT system solutions. 35 PointsAbility to establish and maintain effective working relationships 35 PointsAbility to communicate effectively, orally and in writing 35 Points Total Points Possible = 140 Points Applicants will be assessed using the rating criteria listed in the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11563026HelpA career with the US 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 benefitsEligibility 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.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.RESUME Your resume must provide all of the information necessary to make qualifications and eligibility determinations (eg, experience related to your qualifications for this position, grade levels and dates of your current and prior positions, etc.). SSA employees may submit an SSA-45. Your resume must specifically demonstrate, in your own words, the possession of the required experience related to the minimum qualifications, selective placement factors and/or evaluation criteria. Information that is copied or restated language from the vacancy announcement, rating criteria, KSAs and/or position description will not be considered. If this occurs, you may lose consideration for one or more grade levels or found ineligible. SF-50 If you are a current or former Federal employee, you must submit a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) that that reflects your grade/step, possession of time-in-grade (eg, a Within-Grade Increase or Promotion/Reassignment dated more than one year ago), and career or career-conditional tenure in the competitive service. You may need to submit more than one SF-50 to prove possession of time-in-grade. Current SSA employees are not required to submit an SF-50. If you are a former Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility, you must also submit your separation SF-50 showing your separation was not for performance or conduct reasons. PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL If you are a current Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal. You must also include an explanation if you have changed agencies and have not yet received a performance appraisal from your new agency. If you are a new Federal employee who has not yet received a performance rating, you must upload an explanation. Current SSA employees and VEOA applicants are not required to submit performance appraisals. NOTE: If you are a current Federal employee (non-SSA) applying under VEOA, you must submit a performance appraisal or explanation(s) as required above. VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA) The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) includes those eligible for veterans' preference OR have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 or more years of continuous service, including veterans who were separated shortly before completing the required 3-year period. For more information visit the Vet Guide. If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your military discharge certificate (DD-214 member 4 copy preferred) or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty. To be acceptable, the document must contain dates and show Character of Service. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference based on a service-connected disability, you must also submit an Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference (SF 15) and the required documentation specified on the reverse of the SF-15. Preference will be granted based on the documents received. If you are a current active duty military member who does not have a DD-214 and are claiming preference under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces indicating that you will be discharged or released under honorable conditions from active duty within 120 days of the date on the certification. Certifications must be on letterhead from the appropriate military branch and include the following information: military dates of service and expected discharge or release date, the character of service, military rank, type of discharge, and date when terminal leave will begin. Certifications must be signed by or under the direction of military members' military personnel offices, unit commanders, or higher headquarters. NOTE: If you are a current Federal employee eligible under VEOA, you are subject to the time-in-grade requirement and must submit an SF-50 as required above. INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) If you are applying for selection priority under ICTAP, you must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility: a separation notice; a Notice of Personnel Action (SF-50) documenting your separation; 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 USC 8337(h) or 8456.

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