Technical Services Specialist

Washington D.C.
Mar 22, 2019
Mar 22, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - Travel may be required up to 30 percent.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
  • Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
  • Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
  • If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

    • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
    • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
    • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level).
    • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee.  We will use the Department of Homeland Security’s e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
    • Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position.

    For each job on your resume, provide:

    • the exact dates you held  each job (from month/year to month/year)
    • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).    

    If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

    For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here

    The GS-1101-14 salary range starts at $114,590 in Washington, DC per year.  If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.  

    To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level or higher in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience interacting directly with customers and other high-level stakeholders within federal agencies and industry partners in order to evaluate, analyze, and assess customer professional services needs; design solutions to meet those needs within the parameters of sound business practices; maintaining and applying knowledge of current developments and trends in professional services concepts and technology; and managing professional services projects that involved marketing agency services, identifying customer professional service requirements, and acquiring professional services commodities and/or support services.


    Bargaining Unit Status

    Bargaining Unit status: Ineligible

    Relocation Not Paid

    Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.  

    Recruitment/Relocation Incentive

    On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:

    ·       Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government

    ·       Relocation incentive if you are a current federal employee

    ·       Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government

    Management Rights

    Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.

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

    You will be evaluated on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your overall possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.

    • Expert knowledge of state-of-the-art technical business practices both in government and industry in order to analyze technical business requirements, assess project feasibility, and define current and future business environments from a technical perspective;
    • Expert knowledge of state-of-the-art technical analytical methods used in government and business to assess business development opportunities;
    • Expert technical knowledge of policy and planning concepts and practices, project methodologies, and advanced applications tools and technologies;
    • Knowledge of technical business management tools such as finance, accounting, and strategic planning needed to produce business development plans;
    • Expert technical knowledge of policy and planning concepts and practices, project methodologies, and advanced applications tools and technologies to develop technical solutions to a wide range of complex management problems;
    • Knowledge to develop technical metrics and establish technical benchmarks for business development projects;
    • Knowledge to develop standard technical processes and templates for business development activities;
    • Mastery of knowledge of strategic technical marketing planning and technical research to develop innovative marketing strategies for complex, tailored products and services for a wide audience of federal agency clients;
    • Ability to engage customers in technical business initiatives, resolve technical problems for customers, gain technical intelligence concerning customer acquisition plans;
    • Skill in communicating, negotiating, and expressing technical concepts and ideas, orally and in writing; and 
    • Ability to write clearly, logically, and succinctly in technical terms. Skill in making formal technical presentations to present team findings. Ability to synthesize technical information and prepare written technical reports.

    Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.

    If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA’s Career Transition Assistance Plan(ICTAP/CTAP), you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

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    Read more Security clearance Other

    Drug test required No

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