IT Specialist (APPSW) GS-2210-07/09/11/12, Census-DE-TG

Employer
Department Of Commerce, U.S. ...
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Dec 20, 2016
Closes
Mar 21, 2017
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

This vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements. Some applicants may not be eligible to be hired under THIS announcement. Please make sure you apply to the announcement that entitles you to consideration. Read the 'Who May Apply' section carefully to determine your eligibility. If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see ADDC-2017-0019, IT Specialist (APPSW), GS-2210-07/09/11/12, CENSUS-MP-TG, which can be accessed at http://www.USAJOBS.gov

This vacancy is for multiple IT Specialist (APPSW) positions in the Associate Director for Decennial Census Programs (ADDC) located at the U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland.

This position is ELIGIBLE for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).

Relocation expenses may be paid.

This is a BARGAINING unit position.

This position may be filled through means other than the competitive promotion process and more than one position may be filled within the U.S. Census Bureau under this announcement.

**Multiple selections may be made from various directorates within the Census Bureau from this announcement for a position with the same title, series, grade(s) promotion potential, general job responsibilities and duty location**

This is an open continuous announcement. The initial cut off date for referral is January 17, 2017. After this date additional referral lists will be created as vacancies are available. This announcement covers multiple positions within the various Directorates of the US Census Bureau through December 07, 2017.


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must successfully complete a background investigation.
  • Time in grade requirements must be met by the announcement closing date.
  • You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.
  • Specialized Experience:

    For GS-07, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal services. Experience designing, developing, and/or maintaining applications, experience evaluating existing tools and techniques against new technology, experience with SAS scripting in a UNIX/Linux environment, experience with various programming and database platforms, experience writing and/or maintaining system documentation for a large scale application, experience debugging and /or troubleshooting problems related to computer systems. Experience communicating technical information in person and in writing to a variety of audiences, experience customizing and developing/or acquire software applications such as JAVA, SAS, PL/SQL, ASP, NET, Linux, Shell Script.

    OR

    Education: 1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement

    For GS-09, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal services. Experience designing, developing, and/or maintaining applications, experience evaluating existing tools and techniques against new technology, experience with SAS scripting in a UNIX/Linux environment, experience with various programming and database platforms, experience writing and/or maintaining system documentation for a large scale application, experience debugging and /or troubleshooting problems related to computer systems. Experience communicating technical information in person and in writing to a variety of audiences, experience customizing and developing/or acquiring software applications such as JAVA, SAS, PL/SQL, ASP, NET, Linux, Shell Script.

    OR

    Education: Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree

    For GS-11, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal services. Experience designing, developing, and/or maintaining applications, experience evaluating existing tools and techniques against new technology, experience with SAS scripting in a UNIX/Linux environment, experience with various programming and database platforms, experience writing and/or maintaining system documentation for a large scale application, experience debugging and /or troubleshooting problems related to computer systems. Experience communicating technical information in person and in writing to a variety of audiences, experience customizing and developing/or acquire software applications such as JAVA, SAS, PL/SQL, ASP, NET, Linux, Shell Script

    OR

    Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree

    For GS-12, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal services. Extensive experience designing, developing, and/or maintaining applications. Extensive experience evaluating existing tools and techniques against new technology, experience with SAS scripting in a UNIX/Linux environment. Extensive experience with various programming and database platforms. Extensive experience writing and/or maintaining system documentation for a large-scale application. Extensive experience debugging and /or troubleshooting problems related to computer systems. Extensive experience communicating technical information in person and in writing to a variety of audiences, Extensive experience customizing and developing/or acquire software applications such as JAVA, SAS, PL/SQL, ASP, NET, Linux, Shell Script. Extensive experience developing prototypes or pilot programs . Extensive experience eliciting and documenting system requirements.

    Education can not be substituted for experience at this grade level.

    For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. The employing agency is responsible for identifying the specific level of proficiency required for each competency at each grade level based on the requirements of the position being filled.

    • Attention to Detail - Meticulous; thoroughly reviews and proofreads various IT related data/information; dedicates focus to accomplish tasks that are complete, precise, and accurate to a given IT situation.
    • Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive IT services or IT 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 IT needs, provide expert technical information or assistance, resolve fairly complex or non-routine problems, or satisfy expectations; knowledge of available products and services; committed to providing quality IT products and services.
    • Communication - Expresses technical 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 presentations; listens to others, recognizes potential miscommunication, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
    • Problem Solving - Identifies IT related problems using a variety of materials or sources; gathers and applies technical information to determine accuracy and relevance to moderate complex problems; use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives; makes decisions or recommendations that influence IT policies or programs and applies new developments to previously unresolved problems.
    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.

    Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Not Applicable