IT SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Oct 23, 2017
Closes
Oct 31, 2017
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Travel for business and training may be required.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date.
  • Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
  • If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

    • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES political appointee
    • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level)
    • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security’s e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
    • Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position
    • Serve a one year supervisory or managerial probationary period, if required
    • Complete a “Declaration of Federal Employment” (OF-306) to determine suitability for Federal employment.

    For each job on your resume, provide:
    • the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
    • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).
    If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

    For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here.

    The GS-12 salary range starts at $79,720.00 per year.

    If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.

    To qualify, you must have IT-related experience demonstrating EACH of the four competencies AND one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service as described below:

    IT SPECIALIST COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:
    • Attention to Detail - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant keeps abreast of latest technology, information, research, etc., to maintain knowledge in field of expertise (for example, reads trade journals, participates in professional/technical associations, maintains credentials).
    • Customer Service - skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant promotes or develops and maintains good working relationships with key individuals or groups.
    • Oral Communication - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant serves on panels, committees, or task forces as a representative for the organization on technical or professional issues.
    • Problem Solving - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant monitors current trends or events (for example, technological, economic, political, social, educational, or employment trends or events) and applies the information as appropriate.
    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Specialized experience is experience assisting higher level specialists on projects which involve marketing agency services, identifying customer information technology (IT) requirements, and/or acquiring IT commodities and/or support services. This experience must include assisting with evaluation and analysis of IT systems, procedures and requirements and researching developments and trends in IT concepts and technology.

    Bargaining Unit status: not applicable

    Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

    Travel expenses associated with interviews maybeapproved. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:

    • Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government
    • Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government
    Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.

    All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

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

    We will use a method called Category Rating to assess your application. Here’s how it will work:

    You will be scored on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities:

    1. Knowledge of governing IT laws, regulations, policies, and principals;

    2. Knowledge of IT systems analysis, IT concepts, methods, standards, and practices;

    3. Knowledge of systems engineering concepts, and methods, including understanding of interrelationships of multiple IT specialties and Project Management;

    4. Knowledge of IT systems and software;

    5. Ability to be able to communicate effectively.

    Your answers to the questions will be used to place you in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified [If the use of 4 categories is justified, adjust verbiage].

    We will verify your answers to the questions in your resume. If your resume doesn’t support your answers, we may lower your score, which could place you in a lower category.

    Within each category, veterans will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

    If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA’s Career Transition Assistance Plan(ICTAP/CTAP), you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.
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