Information Technology Specialist (Application Software)
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Basic Requirements: You must have Information Technology (IT)-related experience that demonstrates proficiency in each of the following competencies:
Application & Systems Design, Development and Maintenance - apply IT principles, concepts, methods, standards and practices to significantly change, interpret, and develop IT applications software program methods and procedures. Effectively and proficiently code application and programs within compliance with industry standards and best practices.
System Development Lifecycle Methodologies--work independently or within a structured agile sprint team on multiple, concurrent IT projects. Apply SDLC methodologies effectively to ensure accuracy, reliability, and availability of systems and applications.
Technical Documentation--produce technical documentation, requirements, and graphical representation effectively using computer applications.
Customer Service - Works with team member and customers 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 and Written Communication - Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information, makes clear and convincing oral or written presentations; listens to others, and responds appropriately. Familiar and experience with Microsoft Suite of project-related and communication tools.
For GS-12: You must have one year of specialized experience that is equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service experience in designing, documentation, development, modification, testing, installation, implementation AND support of new or existing applications software as part of a DevOps team integrating Agile processes into assigned work; work on medium to large, moderate to complex tasks in support of a project that requires a singular area of expertise. Experience in 3 or MORE following tools, languages and skills in: COBOL, CICS, FORTRAN, J2EE, VB.NET, Natural/ADABAS, MS SQL Server, DB2 UDB, Oracle, Host on Demand (HOD), HATS, z/OS, z/Linux, Windows, Life Cycle Management (LCM), other IBM Mainframe tool suite and project management.
For GS-13: You must have one year of specialized experience that is equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service experience in designing, documentation, development, modification, testing, installation, implementation and support of new or existing applications software as part of a DevOps team integrating Agile processes into assigned work; work on medium to large, moderate to complex tasks in support of a project that requires a singular area of expertise. Experience in some or more of the following tools, languages and skills is strongly desired: COBOL, CICS, FORTRAN, J2EE, VB.NET, Natural/ADABAS, MS SQL Server, DB2 UDB, Oracle, Host on Demand (HOD), HATS, z/OS, z/Linux, Windows, Life Cycle Management (LCM), other IBM Mainframe tool suite and project management tools. You must have a minimum of 2 years managing IT-related projects as lead
You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
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.
Relocation expenses will not be paid. Current OPM employees may qualify as an exception.
The full performance level of this position is GS-13.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across OPM.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information
If you are a veteran and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.
If you are a veteran and you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference (see https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx).
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
For Category Rating: Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of the three quality categories: Qualified, Well Qualified, or Best Qualified. Qualified Category = Does not exceed the basic qualifications requirements described in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement. Well Qualified Category = Meets the basic qualifications requirements described in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the Critical Competencies defined below. (This category must be met to be considered under ICTAP procedures) Best Qualified Category = Meets the basic qualifications requirements described in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement and excels in the Critical Competencies defined below. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Attention to Detail
Systems Life Cycle
The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent or higher will be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).
Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 80 or above based on the competencies listed above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.