Information Technology Specialist (Applications Software)(Senior Developer)

Wallops Island, Virginia
Oct 05, 2022
Oct 06, 2022
Full Time

As an Information Technology Specialist (Applications Software)(Senior Developer), you will:
  • Work on agile, cross-functional teams with developers, testers, business analysts, and other stakeholders. Help the team plan and prioritize features, create user stories and tasks, and estimate effort. Must be comfortable with pairing, test-driven development, and emergent architecture.
  • Architect loosely-coupled web-based systems that expose APIs as integration points. Integrate software with other systems and data platforms. Build RESTful applications with rich browser interfaces while still ensuring accessibility and compatibility with a wide variety of browsers and operating systems.
  • Automate software builds, unit and functional test suites, database migrations, system configurations, and deployments in pursuit of a Continuous Delivery environment.
  • Be responsible for planning, designing, developing, and implementing secure, cost-effective IT solutions that best satisfy user needs and that are consistent with Federal and Department of Treasury guidelines and standards.
  • Prepare and present briefings to senior management officials on complex and controversial issues associated with the design and implementation of major operating systems and application projects.


Conditions of Employment

This opportunity is also open to any US citizen to apply under Announcement 22-DO-824-P. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.
Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.
  • Public Trust background investigation will be required.

  • All new hires will be required to comply with federal ethics laws. A review of financial or other interests may be conducted to determine if they create any real or apparent conflict of interests with official Treasury duties.


    You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
    Specialized Experience: For the OR-60 (GS-14 equivalent) You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the OR-53 (GS-13 equivalent) grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as proven proficiency and supportable (as evidenced in the resume) experience in ALL of the following:
      Experience architecting, developing, and deploying Web based applications and data manipulation using PySpark; AND Experience integrating systems by creating or consuming web APIs in front-end web development technologies including: HTML5, CSS3, and JS framework; AND Experience planning, evaluating, and implementing new application software technologies

    In addition to specialized experience, individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed 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.

  • Time in Grade: In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable: For the OR-60 (GS-14 equivalent), you must have been at the OR-53 (GS-13 equivalent) level for 52 weeks.


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
    • We offer opportunities for telework.
    • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
    • A one year probationary period may be required.
    • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    • Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide 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. 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.

    OFR's benefits package includes:
    - Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, federal and non-federal benefits and competitive salaries
    - Eleven paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year
    - Health insurance plans, paying a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting period.
    -Retirement program, including employer-matching contributions
    - Supplemental dental and vision coverage at no cost to the employee, long and short term disability coverage, domestic partner subsidies (where applicable), 24-hour business travel accident insurance, and enhanced life insurance coverage
    - Performance-based merit pay program designed to reward employees for excellent performance
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