IT Specialist (PLCYPLN), GS-2210-14, Census-DE-EVG

Washington D.C.
Aug 08, 2017
Aug 14, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

This announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the date the first (50) applicants are received or on August 17, 2017, whichever comes first.

This vacancy is for an IT Specialist (PLCYPLN)position in the Applications Development and Services Division located at the U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland. The Census Bureau is accessible from the Metro Rail Green Line – Suitland Station.

This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other IT Specialist (PLCYPLN), GS-2210-14 positions within the Census Bureau in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.

A probationary period may be required.

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

This is a BARGAINING unit position.

  • Not Required

  • No

  • U.S. citizen.
  • Suitable for Federal employment.
  • Registered for Selective Service if applicable. (
  • You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).
  • Specialized Experience: For the GS-14, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal services. Experience for this position includes demonstrating section 508 accessibility concepts and methods to multiple IT disciplines, enterprise IT architecture, and project management principles. Sufficient to review and propose new systems, networks, and software designs for potential section 508 accessibility risks. Applying the principles of management sufficient to developing long-range plans for IT section 508 accessibility systems that anticipate, identify, evaluate, mitigate, and minimize risks associated with IT systems. Planning, designing and interpreting complex policies, in-depth analyses in data systems/architecture/accessibility areas and IT project management.

    You must have, and your resume must detail how you meet the specialized experience AND information technology-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies described below.


    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. Problem Solving - Identifies IT related problems using a variety of materials or sources; gathers and applies technical information to determine accuracy and relevance to moderately complex problems; uses 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.

    Education cannot be used to qualify at this 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.

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

    Not Applicable


    The individual selected for this position will:

    • Instruct program and project activities to develop processes and procedures for the section 508 accessibility of IT systems. Establishes and conducts a system wide process for evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of IT projects and programs through initiatives such as ongoing performance measures and progress towards program goals and objectives.
    • Serve as Information Technology Directorate (ITD)-wide information technology and systems accessibility expert for the development, updating, and implementation of technical accessibility standards and control techniques necessary to ensure compliance with federal information processing standards and ITD policies and procedures.
    • Conduct accessibility evaluations and audits as well as risk and vulnerability assessments of planned and installed information systems to identify vulnerabilities, risks, and protection needs. Incumbent reviews operational and technical accessibility aspects associated with specific systems to determine vulnerability and threat of noncompliance.
    • Provide technical advice and develops policy documents to provide information to prevent non-compliance, and increase understanding of issues involved in section 508 accessibility, provide policy guidance to IT management, staff, and customers.
    • Serve as point of contact on matters pertaining to section 508 accessibility and abuse. Provides expert consultation and advice on development and implementation of all accessibility plans; including remediation plan development, conduct of risk analyses, and certification of application and operating system software.

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