IT Specialist (Network Services )

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 11, 2019
Closes
Sep 17, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Members of the Infrastructure and Operations Service (I&O) are responsible for providing centralized infrastructure and operations planning, design, performance tracking, and support as well as I&O-specific project management and integration services to support effective and efficient operations.

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Responsibilities

If selected for this position at the J Band Level you will:
  • Consult, advise, and support FAA's Cloud Strategist, Systems Engineers, Operations Administrators, Application Developers, Project Managers, Governance Specialists, and Contract Officer Representatives (CORs)
  • Perform as Solutions Architecture services to:
    • Evaluate existing and proposed architecture to find opportunities to reduce time, costs, and resources; and to increase performance, security, and reliability-that is, maximize the performance, uptime, durability, and total cost of ownership of cloud services
    • Integrate solutions with FAA's Cloud Strategy
    • Search for trends in demand for cloud services, and propose changes to accommodate them
    • Design and oversee services that prevent and automatically respond to operational issues and attacks against availability, confidentiality, and integrity
    • Estimate costs and benefits among different cloud solutions; inform decisions about cloud investments
    • Correspond with counterparts at other federal agencies to compare lessons learned and best practices
  • Support Application Architects to:
    • Gather Functional Business Requirements from FAA Information System Owners (ISOs) and inform their decisions
    • Validate requirements before planning solutions
    • Propose, evaluate, and select Cloud Service Offerings and Technical Specifications that meet requirements
    • Establish strategies to migrate systems and applications from FAA facilities to the cloud
    • Design, test, and deploy efficient, secure, scalable applications
    • Verify delivery meets requirements
  • Oversee performance of Cloud Service Providers, Managed Service Contractors, and Program Support Contractors (i.e., Architecture, Cybersecurity); that is, define metrics (AKA Key Performance Indicators or KPIs), put periodic measurements in place, and ensure CORs receive notification when providers do not meet standards
  • Lead Project Teams to execute changes to the enterprise and applications
  • Collaborate with management and counterparts throughout FAA to develop cloud solutions

Train and familiarize federal employees on standard operating procedures, processes, architecture, tools, and Cloud Service Offerings.

If selected for this position at the K Band Level, in addition to the above you will:
  • Lead highly complex and challenging activities with direct responsibility under the minimal direction of a manager or executive
  • Persuade information systems owners to leverage cloud services
  • Act as a technical expert to develop new and innovative concepts, approaches, methodologies, techniques, and policies, or as a senior project manager or team leader for large, challenging work activities
  • Apply experienced expert technical knowledge in cloud architecture and an understanding of new technologies to perform critical tasks requiring the development of new concepts, systems, or innovative approaches


Travel Required

Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
NA

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
  • For more information on PCS see Additional Information below.


Qualifications

To view the complete qualifications standard, applicants should reference-U.S. Office of Personnel Management Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Information Technology (IT) Management Series, 2210:

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/2200/information-technology-it-management-series-2210-alternative-a/

To qualify for this position at the FV-J Band you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-I, FG/GS-13 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Specialized experience for the J Band may include but not limited to: Experience using Amazon Web Services and/or Microsoft Azure Commercial migrating or building at least five applications with at least 1,000 users into a commercial cloud to automate operations, management, oversight, and configuration of cloud services and/or undergo an audit to ensure commercial cloud service offerings comply with cybersecurity standards.

To qualify for this position at the FV-K Band you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-J, FG/GS-14 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Specialized experience for the K Band may include but not limited to: Experience leading a team using Amazon Web Services and/or Microsoft Azure Commercial migrating or building at least five applications with at least 1,000 users into a commercial cloud to automate operations, management, oversight, and configuration of cloud services and/or undergo an audit to ensure commercial cloud service offerings comply with cybersecurity standards.

In addition to the minimum qualifications, the following has been determined to be a selective factor for this position. This means possession of this criterion is part of the minimum qualifications and is essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Applicants who do not possess this criterion are ineligible for further consideration.
  • Skill in migrating and building at least five applications with 1,000 users into a commercial cloud using Amazon Web Services and/or Microsoft Azure.

Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their work history.

Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

Education

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Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical order and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

Some, all or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.

The position may be filled at the FV-J or FV-K. This does not guarantee promotion to the FV-K Band.

Selection may be made from this announcement or ACT-AIT-19-AIF002-62879 or ACT-AIT-19-AIF002-63458.

PCS-In accordance with FAA Policy, Former employees and EVHO are eligible of $10,000. Current Federal employees with no break in service are eligible for $27,000.

This is a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Your SF-50 my be faxed to 609-485-8995 on or before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. Applicants must reference the announcement number on their faxed documents.

Applicants claiming eligibility for the Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO), MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.

If you are a current or former Federal employee (including a current FAA employee), you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.

If you are a current Federal employee and need a current copy of your SF-50, please contact your personnel office. If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system https://eopf.opm.gov/dot/ . If you are a former Federal employee, you can obtain a copy of your SF-50 by writing the National Personnel Records Center Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL 62295. Additional information is available from this link: http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/civilian-personnel/ .

Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO) are thoseveterans who are honorably discharged from the Armed Forces after completing at least three (3) years of continuous active service.Applicants claiming eligibility for EVHO, MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.

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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