IT Specialist (DATAMGT)
The Farm Credit Administration (FCA) is a small, vibrant, independent Federal agency located in McLean, Virginia that regulates and examines the Farm Credit System (FCS), an over $200+ billion nationwide network of over 80+ financial institutions providing credit and related services to farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses, and agricultural and rural cooperatives. Visit www.fca.gov to learn more.
Our McLean headquarters, located close to the shops, restaurants and nightlife of Tysons Corner center, sits on a secluded, tree-lined campus and is convenient to the Silver Line metro (McLean Station). We offer employees a variety of amenities that include free parking, an on-site gym, free fitness classes and generous benefits, just to name a few! Visit our website for more details on FCA's Benefits Program.
As the Database Administrator you will serve as the Enterprise Structured Query Language (SQL) Database Administrator for the Technology Division in the Office of Information Technology (OIT). Under the direction of the Infrastructure Team program manager, you will be primarily responsible for all areas related to the evaluation, design, development, integration, management and maintenance of the enterprise database infrastructure.
Salary range includes 24.58% locality pay.
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional travel may be required for training, conferences or support.
Specialized Experience: To qualify at the VH-39 level if you have one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the VH-38 (GS-12) grade level in Federal service that has equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
• Experience developing an enterprise database system using Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) server 2008 or later.
In addition to the specialized experience, you must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below:
1. Attention to Detail - Following procedures and ensuring user information is accurately keyed and updated accordingly.
2. Customer Service - Developing partnerships with customers and communicating business needs and programs.
3. Oral Communication - Ability to explain technical issues to non-technical users in a clear and concise manner.
4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the VH-39 (GS-13) grade level.
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.
You must meet all qualification requirements and submit all required supporting documentation by the closing date of this announcement. If you are found to be among the most highly qualified candidates you will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.
Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicants must be rated "Well Qualified" (score of 85 or higher) for this position to receive consideration for special selection priority.