IT Specialist (Internet)

Arlington, Virginia
Feb 04, 2019
Feb 04, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Requires a background investigation
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met
  • Also advertised as job #MS-19-MSHA-027 for status applicants, VEOA eligible, 0% or more compensable disabled veterans; Sch A eligibles; Peace  Corps (PC) personnel & former PC volunteers.  To be considered for each, apply to BOTH jobs.Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements.  Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

    Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower graded level in the Federal Service. For the GS-14 level, 52 weeks at the GS-13 level includes:

    Experience with web programming language and methodologies in the development and implementation of applications for the Intranet and Internet, as well as extensive experience with current web technologies, operating systems and Amazon cloud services. These include but not limited to content management systems (e.g. Drupal), Linux, AWS, ASP, PHP, XML, MSSQL, MySql, Advanced CSS, HTML, Javascript, Angular, JQuery, apache.

    The incumbent must have development experience with Drupal and ability to develop, review and test custom Drupal modules. He/she must understand and specialize in coding complex functionality for responsive sites with large amounts of hierarchical content. Experience working with the Form, Entity and Views APISs, configuration management, the theming layer, Ajax interfaces, and other advanced topics in Drupal. He/she must have experience using tools required to maintain websites front-end such as Photoshop, Fireworks, and Dreamweaver.

    This position requires overall responsibility for coordinating programmatic and technical aspects of MSHA Intranet and Internet websites. The incumbent must perform validation scans for broken links and ensure 508-compliance. He/she will provide support for day-to-day system management tasks such as trouble-shooting, backup testing, management and performance tuning. The incumbent will be responsible for identifying and addressing single point of failure and developing, implementing and testing continuity of operation procedures to ensure timely restoration of services in the event of a disruption in service or compromise. He/she must have experience developing and maintaining responsive design compatible with major or common Browsers.

    Selectee must possess Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or obtain PMP certification within one (1) year from start date.

    Education cannot be used as a substitution for experience.

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

    The Department of Labor does not make unfavorable hiring decisions on the basis of an applicant's previous or current unemployment, or the fact that an applicant has experienced financial difficulty through no fault of his/her own and has undertaken good faith efforts to meet his/her financial obligations. Consideration is given to financial status in relation to appointments only where required by law, regulation, or Executive Order.


    All MSHA employees and their spouses, and minor children are prohibited by regulation from having any interest, direct or indirect, in any mine or mining company which may be directly affected by the work of MSHA through its investigations, technical research, or other activities. These interests are prohibited under the Department of Labor's Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct Regulations at 5 CFR 5201.105. Certain MSHA employees are required to file a financial disclosure report. For questions, please contact the vacancy contact on this announcement.

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

    If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be evaluated against the evaluation factors below and will be placed into a category based on your vacancy question responses.


    Category A - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying critical competencies required by this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.

    Category B - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies required by this position.

    Category C - Meets the specialized experience described in the minimum qualifications requirements section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies.

    Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies: Customer Service,Information Technology Program Management,Oral Communication,Planning and Evaluating,Project Management,Technology Awareness , Writing. (Please review the following link for definitions:

    The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview).  The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings.  Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions.  If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.  Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments (ex. interview, panel review, written test, writing sample, etc.)

    INFORMATION FOR ICTAP/CTAP ELIGIBLES ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration.  ICTAP/CTAP eligibles who are placed into Category B or higher will be considered "well-qualified".

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    Drug test required No

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