InformationTechnology Specialist (DataMgt) CG-2210-12/13

Washington, D.C
Aug 13, 2019
Aug 17, 2019
Full Time


This position is located in the Chief Information Officer Organization (CIOO), Enterprise Technology Branch (ETB), Enterprise Information Management Section (EIMS) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides support in the areas of enterprise database operations and engineering, enterprise applications, development projects or other organizational initiatives.

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Supports a large, highly dynamic, 24-hour x 7-day database operations environment (on premise and cloud); monitors compliance against Federal Government and FDIC data sharing and database operational standards, best practices, and customer service level agreements; participates in initiatives to strengthen database administration capabilities through automation, engineering and administration practices in support of the FDIC mission, critical functions and interactions with other federal agencies.

Identifies and prioritize database operations and engineering initiatives; maintains alignment of activities against initiative objectives, execution milestones, metrics, measures and key performance (KPls) for related work threads.

Participates in the analysis, design and development of systems, including: logical and/or physical database design, database creation, analysis and evaluation of data and information requirements for new applications, and database access consultation with development staff.

Supports subject matter users in the implementation and enforcement of target enterprise database standards, database architecture, automation of operational processes, and development of flexible, agile database platforms for on premise and off premise, Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS), databases.

Participates in the development, implementation, and support of the enterprise database architecture roadmap, database service design, delivery, and operational model. Monitors database governance, database services, and operational metrics to track and improve services levels, operational transparency and effectiveness, and audit and security compliance.

Performs research and evaluation in the execution of proof of concept (POC), and recommendation of database technologies and solutions to better align the corporate database architecture with industry best practices, to ensure compliance with agency and federal government requirements, and support IT development and modernization initiatives.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Employment Conditions.

Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.

Registration with the Selective Service.

High Risk Position - Background Investigation (BI) required.


Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. 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. Additional qualifications information can be found here .

You must have Information Technology (IT)-related experience which demonstrates proficiency in each of the following competencies:

• 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.


Applicants must have one year of experience at the GS/CG-11 grade level I have one year of experience at the GS/CG-11 grade level participating in database operations monitoring alerts, scheduling jobs, reviewing patches, and coordinating customer service requests.


Applicants must have one year of experience at the GS/CG-12 grade level performing activities to support a 24 hour x 7 day database environment (hybrid - on premise and cloud) operations and administration environment in support of enterprise applications, development projects or other organizational initiatives.

There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.

Applicants eligible for ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 85 "well qualified" for this position. For more information, click here .

Applicants must have met the qualification requirements (including selective placement factors - if any) for this position within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.


Additional information

To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here .

If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary period.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume and the online assessment questionnaire will be reviewed, to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement. Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.

Your resume will also be evaluated to measure your responses to the assessment questions. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

The competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) you will be assessed on are listed below. Top ranked candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration.

1. Knowledge of technologies to support large scale database operations between on premises RDBMS and Database as Service (DBaaS) cloud platforms.

2. Knowledge of database solution architecture, associated technologies and engineering principles to implement the target database architecture, automate processes, and develop flexible, agile database platforms.

3. Ability to support project planning activities, resource estimation, milestone and deliverable definition, activity monitoring, risk management and accomplishment evaluation and reporting, to support initiatives in collaboration with application owners and infrastructure support teams.

4. Ability to participate in developing and implementing enterprise database standards, policies, and processes, including platform specific standard operating procedures (SOPs) in order to monitor and reduce risks to the database environment in support of federal government and corporate data protection goals.

5. Ability to keep abreast of new database services, database platforms, database tools and technologies and overall industry trends by exchanging information with internal and external parties on technologies, frameworks, methodologies, operations, and services.

You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application:

If you are applying for consideration under VEOA and special hiring authorities for veterans, click here .

applying for consideration under special appointing authorities for people with disabilities, you will be required to provide proof of disability documentation to specify that you are a person who (1) has a severe physical disability; (2) an intellectual disability; or (3) a psychiatric disability. Severe physical disabilities include but are not limited to blindness, deafness, paralysis, missing limbs, epilepsy and dwarfism. The documentation does NOT need to detail your specific disability, medical history or need for accommodation, however, the letter should clearly state that you are eligible for appointment under this authority. THE DOCUMENTATION MUST HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM: (a). Licensed medical professionals; or (b). State or private vocational rehabilitation specialists; or (c). Any Government agency (e.g. VA, etc.) that issues or provides disability benefit. To view sample Schedule A proof of disability letters and for more information on this special appointing authority, click here . Please note that employees hired under this Schedule A hiring authority will be required to complete a Standard Form 256 to identify their disability status.

displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the ICTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility. For more information, click here .

A copy of your most recent SF Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action, that shows: (1) permanent or career-conditional tenure (codes 1 or 2, in block 24), and (2) position occupied in the competitive service (code 1, in block 34). To be considered as a non- competitive eligible candidate, the SF-50 must show the highest grade level or promotion potential level applicant has attained competitively and grade must be equivalent or higher than the grade for which applying.

NONCOMPETITIVE CONVERSION ELIGIBLES UNDER A PATHWAYS PROGRAM: If you are applying under this noncompetitive conversion authority, you must provide proof of program completion. A letter from your current agency certifying completion is acceptable documentation.

FDIC EMPLOYEES: Submit a final digitally signed copy of your most recent Annual Performance Appraisal and Evaluation form. The final PDF form is also acceptable.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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