IT Specialist (Policy & Planning), GG-2210-13, Census-DE-(TLS)
This vacancy is for a Multiple IT Specialist (Policy and Planning), GG-2210-13 positions in the Decennial Directorate, Bureau of the Census, 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 vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements. Please read the 'Who May Apply' section carefully to determine your eligiblity. If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see ADDC-2017-0075,IT Specialist, (Policy and Planning), GG-2210-13, CENSUS-DOC-TLS.
This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other IT Specialist, (Policy and Planning), GG-2210-13 FPL-13 positions within the Census Bureau in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.
Term Appointment: This is a Term Appointment, initial appointment is not to exceed (NTE) 2 years with the possibility of extension.
A trial period may be required.
This position is ELIGIBLE for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).
This is a NON-BARGAINING unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be paid.
This is an open continuous announcement. The initial cutoff date for referral is August 30, 2017. After this date additional referral lists will be created as vacancies are available. This announcement covers multiple positions with the Decennial Directorates of the U.S. Census Bureau through September 30, 2017.
Occasional travel - Some travel is required.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.Basic Requirements:
Experience must be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience
and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate
GS-5 through GS-15 (or equivalent): For all positions individulas must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed 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
Specialized Experience: For the GG-13, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GG-12 grade level in the Federal services. Experience for this position includes Strategic planning, capital planning and investment control, workforce planning, policy and standards development, resource management, knowledge management, auditing, and information security management; experience in the development of IT goals, objectives, plans and policies; and assessing policy needs and developing policies to govern It activities.
Education cannot be substituted for experience 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.
The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze." Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed.
Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold).
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
The following competencies are desirable at the full performance level of this position GG-13.
- Knowledge of principles and methods behind SDLC phase gate review processes.
- Skill in managing and facilitating SDLC phase gate review processes for IT projects.
- Skill in applying quality assurance principles and methodologies to IT projects.
- Skill in managing and facilitating SDLC project artifact review processes for IT projects.
- Knowledge of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) application to manage projects and staff.
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