IT SPECIALIST (APPSW)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Sep 19, 2017
Closes
Sep 19, 2017
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

Join the Selective Service System's team of energetic, career-minded professionals! The Selective Service System offers an opportunity for motivated individuals with excellent interpersonal skills and a strong work ethic to launch or continue a career in public service.

Our fast-paced environment consists of challenging and rewarding work, training opportunities, and the potential for advancement. The Selective Service System offers competitive wages, the Thrift Savings Plan with matching funds (similar to a 401k savings program), extensive health care benefits (dental and vision coverage available), paid vacation time, and a host of unique work-life benefit options that include telework options as well as alternate and flexible work schedules for most positions.

The Selective Service System is an independent agency whose mission is to (1) maintain a system that can promptly and efficiently furnish untrained manpower for induction into the Armed Forces during a national emergency and (2) provide an Alternative Service Program to men classified as conscientious objectors during a draft.

This position is part of the National Headquarters OD IT, Selective Service System. The incumbent will be responsible for developing, testing and supporting interactive and server-based applications in a network environment.

This position is also being advertised as job announcement # ST-10045710-17-CA for All U. S. Citizens.

As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.

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TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Required to participate in the direct deposit pay program
  • Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

    The 2210 occupational series has specific IT related basic requirements. A qualified applicant must indicate in their resume EACH of the four competencies below: Attention to Detail - Able to review data from multiple sources and determine relevant information to a given situation; Develop information requirements, configurations, policies, procedures, plans and programs. Customer Service - Act as a customer liaison by developing and maintaining relationships with customers with diverse needs; Provide technical information about products and services; Assess the needs of customers and identify or tailor products and/or services to meet their needs; Resolve non-routine problems, questions, or complaints and direct the most complex problems, questions, or complaints to the appropriate person; Oral Communication - Communicate, explain, or defend ideas or information clearly. I listen to others and recognize potential miscommunications; Problem Solving - Use logic to identify alternatives to solve technical problems. Identify and solve problems by gathering and applying information from a variety of materials or sources that provide several alternatives;

    AND

    Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service performing work that involves: 1) Apply advance IT principles, concepts, methods, standards, procedure and strategies necessary for developing and interpreting policies and procedures in support of the Information Technology (IT) infrastructure; 2) Develop new software design technologies to support new and existing software applications through design coding, testing, debugging and documenting of complex computer programs and applications; 3) Lead a team of Software Engineers in complex IT projects in a multi-vendor environment; 4) Implement best practices guides for use by the other applications software specialist in support of Web Application (Hosting, Support, and Services) and Service Oriented Architecture; and 5) Identify and migrate security vulnerabilities/risks to ensure the Information Technology systems integrity and availability.

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

    If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference (see https://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans). Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).

    Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 70 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    For Category Rating: Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    Qualified Category -Meets the specialized experience outlined in the minimum qualifications requirements section of the vacancy announcement as identified through the job analysis.

    Well Qualified Category - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and demonstrates a proficiency level in the critical competencies for successful performance of this position as identified through the job analysis process.

    Best Qualified Category - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated an "outstanding" proficiency level in applying the critical competencies for this position to work at increased levels of difficulty and complexity as identified through the job analysis process.

    1. Software Testing and Evaluation
    2. Leadership
    3. Technical Competence
    To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link:
    https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10045557

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