Information Technology Specialist (Application Software)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 18, 2019
Closes
Apr 18, 2019
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a U.S. citizen or national.
  • You must be able to pass a background investigation.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see Legal and regulatory guidance below).
  • You may be required to serve a 2 year probationary period.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
  • The 2019 salary is being used for this job announcement; however, at the time of selection 2018 salaries may still be in use. All employees are expected to be paid retroactively for 2019 salaries once updated by each agency.
  • In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience. If qualifying based on education, a copy of your unofficial transcripts must be provided with your application.

    Requirements for the GS-11: Have at least one full year of specialized that is IT-related. This must include activities such as: (1) participating in activities associated with ensuring compliance with enterprise architecture; (2) participating in customer and management involvement throughout the software development process; (3) resolving critical issues affecting the configuration of Information Technology (IT) infrastructure; (4) reviewing program documentation, and evaluating new application software technologies. This experience must be comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service (obtained either in private or public sectors).

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    B. Have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.

    Requirements for the GS-12: Have at least one full year of specialized that is IT-related. This must include activities such as: (1) ensuring customer and management involvement throughout the software development process. (2) collaborating with business owners to understand and develop business and functional requirements; (3) delivering solutions to both technical and non-technical end users; (4) planning and designing systems architecture such as writing and debugging codes; (This experience must be comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service (obtained either in private or public sectors).

    Requirements for the GS-13: Have at least one full year of specialized that is IT-related. This must include activities such as: (1) focusing on improving quality, service and responsiveness to client communities. (2) ensuring customer and management involvement throughout the software development process; (3) delivering solutions to both technical and non-technical end users; (4) planning and designing systems architecture such as writing and debugging codes. (5) drafting project plans and identifying resource requirements; (This experience must be comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service (obtained either in private or public sectors).

    Your experience must be IT-related and it must demonstrate each of the following competencies listed below. In addition, you must provide a cover letter describing your experience with the competencies identified below:

    Attention to Detail-Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

    Customer Service-Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or 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 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 Communication-Expresses 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, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

    Problem Solving-Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

    Application Software-Coordinates the designing, documenting, developing, modifying, testing, installing, implementing, and supporting of new and existing applications.

    Enterprise Architecture-Development and interpretation of strategies and policies governing the planning and delivery of services throughout the organization.

    For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website.

    Part-time or unpaid experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    Volunteer or unpaid experience: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


    Are you using your education to qualify? You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

    Foreign education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, click here. You must provide translated transcripts.

    FEC offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; or transportation subsidies.

    If you receive a tentative offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

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

    Once the announcement has closed, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement.

    All qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. 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.

    • Application Software
    • Attention to Detail
    • Customer Service
    • Enterprise Architecture
    • Oral Communication
    • Problem Solving


    Category Rating: Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Once the application process is complete, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this position. If, after reviewing your résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, your category rating may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities, or you may be rated ineligible. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are:

    Best Qualified: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for this position.
    Highly Qualified: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for this position.
    Qualified: Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements for this position.

    The Category Rating Process does not add veteran's preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligible who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except for scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).

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    Drug test required No