Information Technology Specialist
- Full Time
Occasional travel - Overnight travel may be required.
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses may be paid consistent with Federal and Department policy & guidance, and budget.
- Selectee must complete OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report.
- Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
- Selectee must obtain/maintain a Public Trust security clearance.
- This position is in the Bargaining Unit.
A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-14) in the Federal service.
Specialized Experience for the GS-15 grade level is defined as: Expertise in IT project management to include direct management of and experience with cost, schedule and scope (performance) related activities; planning, executing, overseeing and reporting on IT projects; defining system scope and objectives; management of IT project milestones, scope (performance) and budgets; collaborating with customers and stakeholders to develop IT requirements; and developing strategies to address IT project risk.
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
- Technical knowledge and extensive hands-on experience with direct line responsibilities for performing data administration, tuning, operation support, and management in an IT environment.
- Ability to direct data management/administration teams performing highly technical and specialized data management projects and ensure the rigorous application of information/security information assurance policies, principles, and practices.
- Expert knowledge of advancements in the information technology industry to define issues and problems; to develop new theories, concepts, standards, and methods in IT program/project management; to plan and conduct feasibility studies, and to advise senior organizational management concerning resource management strategies.
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
Applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. This experience must be found in your resume and your responses to the assessment questions for this vacancy.
- Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
- 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.
- 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.
- Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.
CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
There is no educational substitution for the Information Technology Specialist, GS-2210-15 position - applicants must demonstrate within their resume that they have at least 1 year of Specialized Experience as described under the Qualifications section that is equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-14).
The Individual Occupational Requirements may be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website linked here: Information Technology (IT) Management Series, 2210. There is no associated Group Coverage Qualification Standards for this series.
- The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
- If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
- More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
- Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
- Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
- All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement
Veterans Information: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Veterans_Information
Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to place you into an initial quality category via OPM's Category Rating procedures. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to ensure you have been placed into the appropriate quality category.
Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (when applicable), and training as described in your resume and applicant assessment. Your credentials are measured against the established duties of the position at the grade level(s) being advertised.
The quality categories are usually defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified", and "Qualified", although they may differ slightly based on individual agency policy.
If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.
If you are a Veteran Preference eligible candidate, you will be listed at the top of whichever quality category your rating places you in. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and higher.
If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
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