IT SPECIALIST (PLCPLN/ENTARCH)- Associate Chief Architect TERM
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
You must meet the following United States Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) qualification requirements for the advertised position. OPM's prescribed Group Coverage Qualification Standard for IT SPECIALIST can be found HERE. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the job announcement.
Specialized Experience: is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the federal service.
Candidates for the GS-15 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service.
Specialized experience for this position includes the information listed below; You must meet all listed below:
- Experience leading a team on Java software development projects related to infrastructure and integration systems
- Experience developing an automated workflow management system that provides infrastructure for case management (e.g. legal, court, law office) and artifact lifecycle management (applications and its associated contents);
- Experience mitigating disparate legacy data stores to modernized single data repository with state of the art data access services
- Experience implementing database development with both relational database and non SQL database (e.g. XML, XSL, HTML, http, html, Servlets/JSP; SOAP and/or RESTFul services) and Web Services (e.g. Apache, Tomcat and JBoss)
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.
Competencies: In addition to meeting the specialized experience requirements, you must have IT-related experience demonstrating these competencies:
Attention to Detail – Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
Customer Service – anticipates and meets the needs of both internal and external customers. Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement. Effectively manages customer relationships.
Oral Communication – Makes clear and convincing oral presentations to individuals and groups. Listens effectively; clarifies information as needed. Speaks and writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner that is appropriate to the audience. Facilitates an open exchange of ideas to ensure all group input is considered.
Problem Solving – Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.
Team Building – Ability to form, manage, and lead a project team. Fosters an environment of trust and unity that encourages and acknowledges cooperation, collective problem solving and participative decision making. Seeks involvement of all project team members in the decision making process to build group commitment. Identifies and supports project team goals. Facilitates cooperation and motivates project team members to accomplish group goals.
Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.
Applicants applying for this position must be a United States Citizen.
If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System. If you are exempt from registration under Selective Service Law, you must provide appropriate proof of exemption. Please visit the Selective Service System website for more information.
This is a Bargaining Unit position.
This is a Public Trust position and has a risk level designation of "HIGH RISK".
Background Investigation - If selected for this position, you may be required to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306), which includes a fingerprint and credit check, to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation.
The USPTO participates in E-Verify. For more information on E-Verify, please visit the Department of Homeland Security Website.
A trial period may be required
All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice.
Relocation Expenses are not authorized and will not be paid.
CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible for selection priority if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a "well qualified" rating of 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management’s Career Transition Resources website at: https://www.opm.gov/ctap. CTAP/ICTAP documentation requirements are listed in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.
More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.
This is a TERM appointment (not-to-exceed 13 months). It may be extended for additional 11 months without further competition. Term employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same benefits as permanent employees including health and life insurance, within-grade increases and Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan coverage. The appointment to a Term position does not confer eligibility for promotion or reassignment to other positions.
All application materials become the property of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate 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 factors. If you believe that you have been discriminated against and would like to file an EEO complaint, you must do so within 45 days of the date of the alleged discriminatory act. Claims of employment discrimination must be submitted to the attention of the USPTO’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity & Diversity via email (email@example.com) or phone (571-272-8292).
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the self-assessment questions (True/False, Yes/ No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze." Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed.
The scored self assessment questions in the job announcement will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
KSA 1 -Skill in applying, advanced software design and architectural theories, principles, concepts, standards, and methods to accomplish system integration and solution development.
KSA 2 -Knowledge of software development life cycle, system integration, software configuration management, technical standards and technologies, hardware and databases
KSA 3 - Ability to research, explore and produce new theories, principles, concepts, prototypes, recommendations, standards and practices in the areas of Enterprise Architecture, Application Architecture, Development Design and Development technologies and tools.
KSA 4- Skill in effectively communicating complex technical requirements to technical and non-technical personnel
For more information on category rating, please go to: http://hr.commerce.gov/s/groups/public/@doc/@cfoasa/@ohrm/documents/content/prod01_009474.pdf
Please note that a complete application is required for consideration. (Please review the "Required Documents" section of this job announcement to see what must be included in a complete application).
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