IT SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jul 01, 2017
Closes
Dec 29, 2017
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

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The selectee for this position serves as an IT Specialist within Naval Air Systems Command THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT.  The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2009 provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate acquisition positions as shortage positions and recruit and appoint highly qualified persons to these positions.  This announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of the Navy meet our mission requirements for the acquisition of systems, equipment and facilities.

This public notice announcement is for anticipated vacancies to be filled under the Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for acquisition positions located at Department of Navy installations identified in this public notice. Positions may be filled as permanent with a full-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration. There may or may not be actual vacancies filled from this register.

As such, Notices of Results (NORs) may or may not be sent to applicants who apply to this announcement.

Based on the various locations of this announcement, vacancies can be filled as GS-14/15 or DS-06 pay band (equivalent to GS-14/15).  

To view additional salary information based on the various locations and pay grade/pay bands, please visit the following: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2017/general-schedule/


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • May require 10 days of travel per month

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses (i.e. PCS) or relocation incentives as described in 5 USC 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, command policy and available command funding.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov
  • Selectee must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Selectee is required to participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • See Other Information section for additional requirements.
  • In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered.   Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

    Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

    Specialized experience is: developing new theories, concepts, principles, standards and methods in the specialty area; advise other IT experts throughout the command on a variety of situations and issues that involve applying or adapting new theories, concepts, principles, standards, methods or practice and serve as senior expert; AND IT-related experience demonstrating each of the following four competencies: 1) Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail; 2) 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; 3) 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; 4) Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

    Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is: developing new theories, concepts, principles, standards and methods in the specialty area; advise other IT experts throughout the command on a variety of situations and issues that involve applying or adapting new theories, concepts, principles, standards, methods or practice and serve as senior expert and consultant to agency management officials advising on integrating IT programs with other programs AND IT-related experience demonstrating each of the following four competencies: 1) Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail; 2) 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; 3) 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; 4) Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

    Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:   https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/2200/information-technology-it-management-series-2210-alternative-a/

    You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.

    As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the required skills for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

    This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience. This position has been identified as a Career Field Information Technology at Level I, II or III depending on position.  If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Certification Level and Career Field information in your resume. 
    Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment.  Certification requirements may be viewed at http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/CareerLvl.aspx

    Some positions may be designated as Critical Acquisition Positions (CAPs). In addition to DAWIA certification requirements, individuals selected for CAP must also be a member of the Acquisition Corps, become a member, or obtain a position waiver at the time of selection and sign a three-year tenure agreement prior to assuming the position.  If you are an Acquisition Corps member, please indicate your membership in your resume.  Acquisition Corps requirements may be viewed at http://www.secnav.navy.mil/rda/workforce/Documents/dawiaoperatingguide21dec2011forwebsite1.pdf

    Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.

    Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final (e.g., confidential/secret/top secret, etc.) security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position.  Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal. 

    Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the applicant fails to report to the scheduled drug test appointment. Incumbents of drug testing designated positions will be subject to random testing. Drug test results will be provided to the employing activity/command.

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    DUTIES:

    These positions perform professional work involving knowledge of the applications of information technology to the assignment area and skill in the use of IT software and hardware systems

    ·        Assess policy needs and develop policies to govern IT activities.

    ·        Identify and address IT workforce planning and management issues.

    ·        Provide enterprise architecture guidance, support, and coordination to customers and IT project teams.

    ·        Promote awareness of security issues among management and ensuring sound security principles are reflected in organizations' visions and goals.

    ·        Ensure the rigorous application of information security/ information assurance policies, principles, and practices to the systems analysis process.

    ·       Ensure the rigorous application of information security/ information assurance policies, principles, and practices to the delivery of application software services.

    The Information Technology Management series 2210 has eleven specialties. A general description of the relationships among the specialties is presented as follows:

    Policy and Planning (PLCYPLN) – develop, implement, and ensure compliance with plans, policies, standards, infrastructures, and architectures that establish the framework for the management of all IT programs.

    Enterprise Architecture (ENTARCH) – analyze, plan, design, document, assess, and manage the IT enterprise structural framework to align IT systems with the mission, goals, and business processes of the organization.

    Information Security (INFOSEC) – plan, develop, implement, and maintain programs, polices, and procedures to protect the integrity and confidentiality of systems, networks, and data.

    Systems Analysis (SYSANALYSIS) – consult with customers to refine functional requirements and translate functional requirements into technical specifications.

    Applications Software (APPSW) – translate technical specifications into programming specifications; develop, customize, or acquire applications software programs; and test, debug, and maintain software programs.

    Operating Systems (OS) – install, configure, and maintain the operating systems environment, including systems servers and operating systems software on which applications programs run.

    Network Services (NETWORK) – test, install, configure, and maintain networks including hardware (servers, hubs, bridges, switches, and routers) and software that permit the sharing and transmission of information.

    Data Management  (DATAMGT) – develop and administer databases used to store and retrieve data and develop standards for the handling of data.

    Internet  (INET) – provide services that permit the publication and transmission of information about agency programs to internal and external audiences using the Internet.

    Systems Administration (SYSADMIN) – install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain hardware and software to ensure the availability and functionality of systems.

    Customer Support (CUSTSPT) – provide technical support to customers who need advice, assistance, and training in applying hardware and software systems.