IT Specialist (Applications Software), GG-2210-7/9/11/12, Census-DE-TW
Occasional travel - Travel may be required.
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation may be paid.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
This vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements. Read the 'Who May Apply' section carefully to determine your eligibility. If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see ADDC-2019-0012, IT Specialist (Applications Software), GG-2210-7/9/11/12, Census-DOC-TW.
Non-Current Career/Career Conditional U.S. Census Bureau Employee: This position may be filled as a Temporary Appointment not to exceed 1 year or 09/26/2020, whichever comes first with the possibility for extension at management's discretion.
A trial period may be required.
This position is ELIGIBLE for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).
This is a BARGAINING unit position.Relocation expenses may be paid.This is an open continuous announcement. The initial cutoff date for referral is December 6, 2018. After this date additional referral list will be created as vacancies are available. This announcement covers multiple positions within various Directorates of the U.S. Census Bureau through February 28, 2019.
You must have and your resume must detail how you meet the specialized experience AND information technology-related experience demonstrating each of the four competences described below.
- Attention to Detail - Meticulous; thoroughly reviews and proofreads various IT related data/information; dedicates focus to accomplish tasks that are complete, precise, and accurate to a given IT situation.
- Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive IT services or IT 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 IT needs, provide expert technical information or assistance, resolve fairly complex or non-routine problems, or satisfy expectations; knowledge of available products and services; committed to providing quality IT products and service.
- Oral Communication - Expresses technical 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, recognizes potential miscommunication, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
- Problem Solving - Identifies IT related problems using a variety of materials or sources; gathers and applies technical information to determine accuracy and relevance to moderately complex problems; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives; makes decisions or recommendations that influence IT policies or programs and applies new developments to previously unresolved problems.
For GG-7 you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal services. Such experience included assisting with designing, developing, maintaining software applications, debugging and/or troubleshooting problems related to computer systems. Experience assisting with customizing and developing or acquiring software applications using languages such as SAS, Java, C++ or others, Linux, and Shell Script.
Education: 1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement.
For GG-9, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal services. Such experience consisted of work that involves the design, documentation, development, modification, testing, installation, implementation and support of new and existing applications software. Experience communicating technical information in person and in writing to a variety of audiences; experience customizing and developing/or acquiring software applications using languages such as SAS, Java, C++ or others, Linux, and Shell Script.
Education: Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree.
For GG-11, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal services. Experience with SAS scripting in a UNIX/Linux environment. Experience developing methodologies application and creating requirements for software development for new applications and enhancements to existing applications; Experience in developing complex and detailed sequences of internal program logic with various programming languages and database platforms and analyze data to meet software development requirements; and experience reflects attention to detail, customer service, oral communication, and problem solving. Experience customizing and developing or acquiring software applications using languages such as SAS, Java, C++ or others, Linux, and Shell Script.
Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
For GG-12, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal services. Experience in planning, analyzing, designing, developing, implementing, configuration, integrating, maintenance testing, operational integrity, and/or management of software systems. Extensive experience with various programming languages and database platforms. Experience with SAS scripting in a UNIX/Linux environment. Experience in developing complex and detailed sequences of internal program logic and analyzing the feasibility of the software development for new applications and enhancements to existing applications; extensive experience developing prototypes or pilot programs and eliciting and documenting system requirements. Experience providing information technology analytical and developmental support for software applications using languages such as SAS, Java, C++ or others, Linux, and Shell Script.
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.
Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.
The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze." Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed.
Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold).
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
- Knowledge of software system design and development, programing concepts and languages.
- Skill to develop integrated software systems to perform specified functions.
- Ability to develop prototypes or pilot programs.
- Knowledge of programming languages (SAS, Java, C++ or others), Shell Scripting, and tools to develop applications software systems.
- Ability to monitor and track the status of tasks and projects.
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