Information Technology Specialist (ENTARCH)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 13, 2019
Closes
Sep 21, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of the Chief Technology Officer within the Office of Financial Research, and has been created in response to a need for expertise in cloud systems engineering and management. The incumbent serves as a Cloud Engineer, and is responsible for initiating, overseeing, and evaluating projects and advising management concerning the future of OFR's IT infrastructure strategy, roadmap, architecture, and engineering in the cloud.

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Responsibilities

As a IT Specialist (ENTARCH) (Cloud Engineer) , you will:

- Provide expert technical recommendations on the migration of on-premises workloads and applications to cost-effective cloud-based architectures that maintain efficient performance, reliability, and security.

- Deploy configuration changes following DevOps principles including continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD), code management with Git, and peer review of changes through pull requests by following the principles of Infrastructure as Code utilizing technologies as AWS CloudFormation or Terraform.

- Evaluate cloud service providers such as Microsoft Azure, O365 and Amazon Web Services (AWS) and leveraging the different technologies (i.e., Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS)).

- Lead and shepherd cloud-based projects from inception to completion and serve as the subject matter expert on existing and emerging cloud services and architectures for the purpose of advising OFR management concerning future plans for efficient data storage and maintenance.

- Develop cloud Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Concept of Operation (ConOps) documents and architectural artifacts in compliance with the Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF).

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
60

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals


This opportunity is also open to Status eligibles under Announcement 19-DO-591-MP. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience for the OR-60, (GS-14 equivalent): For the OR-60 (GS-14 equivalent), you must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the OR-53 (GS-13) level or equivalent.

Specialized experience is defined as experience architecting a cloud platform or environment for application modernization/migration efforts or new application development. AND
- Experience in developing cloud based infrastructure with code; AND
- Experience managing cloud based projects such as; utilizing project management/planning tools and standards, coordinating project resources, and communicating with senior management; AND
- Experience deploying enterprise level application in the cloud including a thorough understanding of cloud cost models and application migration.


In addition to meeting specialized experience, applicants must also show proficiency in 1) attention to detail, 2) customer service, 3) oral communication, and 4) problem solving.

Education

Additional information

- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- Relocation expenses will not be paid.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- We offer opportunities for telework.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- A one year probationary period may be required.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical, Project Management, and Communication. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, A, B, or C depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view resume tips .

VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans' preference, please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

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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