IT Applications Developer

Washington, D.C
Sep 17, 2019
Sep 24, 2019
Full Time


The IT Division is responsible for the planning, development and management of the IT systems and subsystems that support DC Superior Court case flow, office automation, special programs and management operations. The incumbent will serve as the specialist in planning, analyzing, designing, developing, and implementing software applications, primarily in the areas of custom system development, database development, web development, and systems integration and interfacing.

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This position is open until filled and resumes will be reviewed every two weeks. The first batch of applicants will be reviewed on August 27, 2019.

  • Serves as a subject matter expert in performing the full range of system development lifecycle activities, following both traditional and agile methodologies in order to deliver enterprise-wide software application solutions.
  • Provides in-house consulting on systems analysis, design, programming, deployment, integration, and post-production enhancement and issue resolution.
  • Communicates with end users, project management, leadership, and stakeholders to define goals, collect requirements, design and deploy solutions for business problems.
  • Utilizes agile processes to develop, manage and support a variety of scalable web applications.
  • Formulates and applies the full range of complex queries to retrieve precise data, create indexes and other structures to enhance application performance.
  • Researches technical capabilities of contractors, develops cost estimates, assists in drafting technical requests for proposals, assesses capability of contract experts and advises management on final selection.
  • Adheres to the best practices in software development.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Background and security investigation are required.
  • A probationary period of one (1) year must be successfully completed.

To qualify for this position, you must submit the following:
1. Resume
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of college transcript or degree)
4. List of professional references

All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Systems Engineering or related field plus five (5) years of professional experience in a Senior Developer role using Java.

In-depth knowledge of relational databases and SQL; subject matter expertise in Oracle PL/SQL and/or Microsoft T/SQL procedural database languages.

Subject matter expertise in Enterprise Java architecture, programming and deployment; Oracle APEX; JavaScript libraries such as jQuery or ExtJS; JSF Frameworks such as PrimeFaces; mobile applications development; .NET Framework and related technologies.

Subject matter expertise in developing and enhancing business workflow systems with significant experience in building complex system interfaces, especially using web services and XML technologies.

The incumbent should be an enthusiastic and engaged professional who enjoys working with a diverse group of Court personnel and customers and lives the DC Courts' values of Accountability, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Transparency.

Documentation of education must be submitted with your application or your application will not be considered.

Please note that authorization for the release of your adult criminal record revealing any convictions and forfeitures, and any criminal cases currently pending before the courts are required. If you are selected for the position, a criminal history records check will be conducted.


To qualify based on education, upload a copy of your college transcript or degree. The transcript must show the name of the college or university, your name, list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.

Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service, for education to meet the above requirements.

Additional information

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive Federal civil service.

Please note there is a mandatory one year probationary period for all non-judicial new employees.

All required information must be received by the vacancy announcement closing date.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

This position is open until filled and resumes will be reviewed every two weeks. The first batch of applicants will be reviewed on August 27, 2019.

Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure that you meet the minimum qualification requirements. Answers submitted in the questionnaire must be supported on your resume.

Your resume must reflect the relevant experience and that you meet the minimum qualifications or your application will not be considered.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

1. Resume
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of college transcript or diploma)
4. List of professional references

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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