Information Technology Specialist (NETWORK)
Occasional travel - International and overnight travel will be required.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Status eligibles may apply for this vacancy under OIG-18-12DU.
In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Specialized experience required for GS-12: To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: experience with designing, implementing, modifying and maintaining various network systems and related computer activities; and providing alternative approaches to network architecture design for a customer or organization.
In addition to meeting the basic requirement, and the specialized experience defined for the GS-12 level, qualified applicants at the GS-13 level must possess: One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade GS-12 within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required.
Specialized experience required for GS-13: To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: experience overseeing or leading the design, development, implementation, modification, and maintenance of network infrastructures and related systems; and providing alternative approaches to network architecture design for a customer or organization.
Note: Your answers to the assessment questions, that attest to your work experience, must be supported in your resume.
There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position.
The U.S. Agency for International Development is a participant of E-Verify. E-Verify provides an automated link to Federal databases to help employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of the social security numbers.
Please note that travel and relocation expenses will not be paid.
DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
TESTING DESIGNATED POSITIONS: These are Testing Designated Positions (TDPs) under the Agency's approved Drug-Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.
SELECTIVE SERVICE: The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position. For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit http://www.sss.gov/.
Interagency Career Transition Program/Career Transition Program (ICTAP/CTAP): This program applies to Federal workers whose positions have been deemed 'surplus' or no longer needed, or an employee has been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. For information on how to apply and what documents to submit as an ICTAP or CTAP eligible, go to: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp. ICTAP/CTAP candidates must be rated well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants: Qualified applicants receive a score of 70 to 100. You will be rated on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience, and training you report on relative to this positions that show the degree to which you possess the competencies listed on this vacancy announcement.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. If you meet the qualifications requirements, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:
GOLD (Best Qualified): This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.
SILVER (Highly Qualified): This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s) as determined by the job analysis.
BRONZE (Qualified): This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s) and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the required competencies listed below for this position. Candidates in the highest category will be referred to the hiring agency. Selections are made from the highest quality category on the basis of merit without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, physical disability, age, or political affiliation.
USAID must be able to conduct reference checks as part of its assessment process. Applicants who do not permit reference checks from previous employers may be disqualified.
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 assessment questionnaire is designed to measure the following competencies that are required for the position:
- Attention to Detail
- Customer Service
- Oral Communication
- Network Management
- Technical Competence
- Problem Solving
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