Information Technology Specialist (Applications Software)
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Basic Requirements: 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 at least 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 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.
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.
Merit promotion applicants must meet time-in-grade requirement as defined in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.One year at the next lower level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12/13 level.
You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of 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: http://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information
Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.
Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility
requirements visit the following websites:
- Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
- Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
- Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
- Other Special Appointment Authorities
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Attention to Detail
Systems Life Cycle
All qualified Non Competitive applicants and the best qualified Merit Promotion applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration.
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 85 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.