IT Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 23, 2018
Closes
Mar 23, 2018
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
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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  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation
  • You must be able to obtain Secret security clearance
  • Financial disclosure is required
  • Selective Service registration required
  • The selectee must pass a drug test by urinalysis prior to appointment.
  • Completion of one year probationary period may be required.
  • For this position, all individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.

    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.

    You qualify for the GS-12 grade level (starting salary $81,548) if you possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-11 grade level
    performing duties such as:
    · Creating extract, transform, load, and enhancement objects to ingest structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data sources.
    · Maintaining and optimizing data warehouses.
    · Gathering and implementing user requirements.

    You qualify for the GS-13 grade level (starting salary $96,970) if you possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 grade level
    performing duties such as:
    · Creating extract, transform, load, and enhancement objects to ingest structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data sources.
    · Implementing, maintaining and optimizing data warehouses.
    · Gathering and implementing user requirements.

    Selective Placement Factor
    In addition to the minimum qualifications described above, you must meet the following requirement to be considered qualified for the
    position: professional experience writing and executing scripts or programs using one or more of the following languages to acquire and
    manipulate data: Python, Java, .NET, Bash, Powershell, JavaScript, Scala, Spark, or MapReduce.

    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 qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade level or equivalent grade band in the Federal service. The time-in
    grade requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are
    currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the
    Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

    There is no substitution of education to qualify for this position.

    DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select Benefits. Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.

    If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

    Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for Secret clearance level as a condition of placement into this position.

    DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

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

    We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education, and training will be rated using a job questionnaire that is based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:

    • Data Management
    • Oral Communication


    If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. Preview the job questionnaire https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10147127.

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