IT Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 13, 2019
Closes
Aug 20, 2019
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As an IT Specialist, you will serve as a Cloud Engineer responsible for participating in defining the cloud computing strategy and methodologies utilized to provide useable, tactical outcomes.

Location of position: General Services Administration, Office of GSA IT, Office of Acquisition IT Services, 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC

The Office of Acquisition IT Services provides development, operational and management services for GSA Acquisition IT applications.

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Responsibilities

Provides full life cycle cloud service support on designated projects by utilizing cloud computing, cloud automation,scaling, continuous integration automation and release management, experience in a 24 x 7 cloud and/or PaaS/SaaS production environment, and understanding of application architecture. Utilizes current commercial and government cloud environments and services to provide oversight and recommendation of technical solutions,architecture design, and implementation timelines in support of business application requirements. Works closely with software business units, embedded project IT, design, development, and engineering teams to port existing applications to the cloud; responsible for articulating and communicating, to the supervisor and team, the project objectives, technical requirements, potential problems and issues, schedules, and milestones to accomplish overall program execution; and leads and participates on Agile software development teams while supporting many stakeholders across GSA IT. Serves as a Subject Matter Expert and implementer of cloud technologies to develops and recommends changes in the functions and goals of the organization. Participates in management surveys and assures full application of management improvement programs.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required for meetings/training.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizens and National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
  • Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
  • Direct Deposit of salary check to financial organization required.


If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
  • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES political appointee
  • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level).
  • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security's e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
  • Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position.


Qualifications

For each job on your resume, provide:
  • the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
  • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).

If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here .

The GS-14 salary range starts at $117,191.00per year.

If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.

To qualify, you must have IT-related experience demonstrating EACH of the four competencies AND one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service as described below:

IT SPECIALIST COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Attention to Detail - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant investigates and evaluates "state of the art" technology of the industry.
  • Customer Service - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant confers with users to evaluate the effectiveness of, or identify the need for, computer programs or management systems.
  • Oral Communication - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant persuades others to take a particular course of action or to accept findings, recommendations, changes, or alternative viewpoints.
  • Problem Solving - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant identifies and accommodates technology and resource constraints.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Specialized experience is providing cloud service support on IT projects and providing advice and guidance on cloud solution efforts. Experience must include using cloud technologies, cloud computing and cloud automation, and current cloud environments/services.

Education

Additional information

Bargaining Unit status: NFFE

Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

Travel expenses associated with interviews may be approved. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:
  • Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government
  • Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government

Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual based on prior non-Federal work experience or uniformed service experience.

We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement in this or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area, as needed; through other means; or not at all.

If you are eligible under Merit Promotion, you may also apply under Vacancy Announcement #1900524FMMP. You must apply separately to each announcement to be considered for both.

This is NOT a virtual position. The selectee is expected to report to the duty station listed in this vacancy announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will use a method called Category Rating to assess your application. Here's how it will work:
  • You will be scored on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Skill in IT cloud, development, networking,system administration, and IT operations.
    1a. Knowledge of IT concepts, principles,practices and data
  • Skill in cloud environments/ services/tools(e.g. Amazon Web Services, Google ComputeEngine, CloudWatch, CloudTrail, IAM/IdM,EBS, S3 and Glacier, CloudFormation,Jenkins, Splunk, ELK, Circle CI SecurityGroups, and/or ACLs, etc.)
  • Skill in state‐of‐the‐art computer hardwareand software, metrics, testing, configuration management, and their interrelationships
    3a. Skill in apply project management techniques and methods
  • Knowledge of infrastructure and application development solutions including microservices, container, open source, version control, and Agile methodologies
    • Your answers to the questions will be used to place you in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified [If the use of 4 categories is justified, adjust verbiage].
    • We will verify your answers to the questions in your resume. If your resume doesn't support your answers, we may lower your score, which could place you in a lower category.
    • Within each category, veterans will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

    Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.

    If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP/CTAP) , you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.

    If you are claiming veterans' preference:
  • Copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment.
  • If you are claiming 10-point preference or derived preference (a spouse, widow or widower, or parent of a deceased or disabled veteran), submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214: (a) completed SF-15 form; and (b) proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15 for complete list).

  • If you are active duty military - Certification on a letterhead from your military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) & military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).

    If you are ICTAP / CTAP eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.

    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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