IT Specialist (INET) (Public Notice Flyer)

Washington, D.C
Sep 16, 2020
Sep 22, 2020
Full Time


The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) plays a critical role in facilitating regional economic development efforts in communities across the nation. EDA is seeking quality job applicants under special hiring authority provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These positions are located in our Headquarters.

After the closing date, applicants can still submit resumes to: EDACAREER@EDA.GOV

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The incumbent of this position will serve as a Webmaster and will:
  • Plan, design, develop, test, implement, and manage agency website activities, including systems/applications development and technical management of web sites.
  • Facilitate internal and external consensus building on goals/objectives and vision for a redesigned website;
  • Develop website with modern features and functionality;
  • Provide graphics and video support to maximize the functionality of the website;
  • Develop technical requirements and assist with deployment and post-launch evaluation and support; and
  • Provide research and analysis reports, platform assessments, analytics data content management software, government design and social media integration recommendations.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
12 - Position is at the full performance level.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (

See "Qualifications section.


Qualification requirements in this vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualifications available on the OPM's website located at: https// .

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, 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 for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below:
  • 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.

  • AND

    Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal Service. Experience for this position includes:

    Providing guidance in determining the appropriate methods for delivering information via the Internet; providing services that permit the publication and transmission of information about agency programs to internal and external audiences using the Internet; and creating Web pages that enable all potential users to access information. Knowledge of Internet design principles and methods.


    There is no educational requirements for this position.

    Additional information

    Background Investigation: This position is designated as Non-sensitive/Low Risk and requires that a background investigation be conducted and favorably adjudicated in order to establish security eligibility.

    Please note this position is being filled under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Employees will be hired under EDA's CARES Hiring Authority as a Schedule A employee under the Excepted Service for a period not-to-exceed two (2) years.

    The salary is contingent upon the official duty location which an employee is hired for and will be determined based upon individual selections.

    Veterans' preference is not applicable to this position.

    Please DO NOT put your SSN on pages within your application package. Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

    Signature - Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.

    Selective Service - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    See "Qualifications section.

    The competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform this job are:
    • knowledge of IT principles, concepts, and methods.
    • Knowledge of file formats used in the delivery of Web content.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and accurately to convey information.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    See "How to Apply" section.

    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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