IT Specialist (APPSW/ENTARCH)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 28, 2022
Closes
Sep 30, 2022
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As the IT Specialist (APPSW/ENTARCH) in this position, you will:
  • Help develop web applications for various enterprise software projects.
  • Design, test, develop, and deploy production-ready applications.
  • Write reusable, testable, and efficient code.
  • Integrate user-facing elements developed by front-end developers with server-side logic.
  • Collaborate closely with developers and managers.
This is a developmental position leading to the full performance GS-2210-13 level.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • You must be a U.S. citizen or national.
  • You must be able to pass a background investigation.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see Legal and regulatory guidance below).
  • You may be required to serve a 2 year probationary period.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • You must meet qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.


Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience. If qualifying based on education, a copy of your unofficial transcripts must be provided with your application.

Requirements for the GS-11: Have at least one full year of IT related specialized experience that is comparable in scope and responsibility equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service (obtained either in the private or public sectors) that demonstrates each of the following competencies: attention to detail, customer service, oral communication, and problem solving. This must include activities such as: (1) documenting, developing, modifying, and/or testing new and existing systems applications; (2) ensuring software and systems quality and functionality through the integration of hardware and software components; (3) developing methods or approaches for sharing information through the use of existing IT systems; (4) utilizing technical or professional experience in writing, debugging or code maintenance of Python or other server-side application codes.
OR
B.
Have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks. Note: You must submit copies of your transcripts.

Requirements for GS-12: Have at least one full year of IT related specialized experience that is comparable in scope and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service (obtained either in the private or public sectors) that demonstrates each of the following competencies: attention to detail, customer service, oral communication, and problem solving. This must include activities such as: (1) testing applications for software and systems quality and functionality and integrating hardware and software components; (2) applying information security/ information assurance policies, principles, and practices to the delivery of application software services; (3) analyzing, implementing, supporting, or translating system requirements into application prototypes; (4) providing maintenance and support for applications in programming language such as Python, Django, Flask, SQL, or PostgreSQL with technical and professional expertise.

Requirements for GS-13: Have at least one full year of IT related specialized experience that is comparable in scope and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service (obtained either in the private or public sectors) that demonstrates each of the following competencies: attention to detail, customer service, oral communication, and problem solving. This must include activities such as: (1) evaluating software and systems quality and functionality while integrating hardware and software components; (2) documenting or evaluating new applications software technologies; (3) recommending strategies that may improve IT policies and programs; (4) planning and designing systems architecture to include writing, debugging, or code maintenance of applications in programming language such as Python, Django, Flask, SQL, or PostgreSQL.

In addition, you must provide a cover letter describing your experience with the competencies identified below:

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.
Information Technology Architecture- Knowledge of architectural methodologies used in the design and development of information systems, including a systems architecture, internal operations and integration with other systems.
Software Testing and Evaluation- Knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools for analyzing and developing software test and evaluation procedures.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website .

Part-time or unpaid experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

Volunteer or unpaid experience: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

Are you using your education to qualify? You must provide your unofficial or official transcripts to support your educational claims.

Foreign education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, click here . You must provide translated transcripts.

Additional information

FEC offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; or transportation subsidies.

If you receive a tentative offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

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 .

Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

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