IT Specialist (DATAMGT)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Sep 25, 2020
Closes
Sep 26, 2020
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Inspector General (OIG),
Mission Support Team (MST), Chief Information Office (CIO). The incumbent is an Information
Technology Specialist in the Systems Integration Division, Data Management team, and will be
responsible for the Design and maintenance of critical OIG data and databases.

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Responsibilities

  • Serves as senior level expert in establishing, maintaining, supporting and upgrading databases and their associated architecture and environment to include SQL Server Policy-Based Management, windows clustering and always on availability groups.
  • Expert knowledge of MS SQL Server 2016 or newer versions; expert knowledge of Windows server 2012 or newer versions.
  • Designs and administers production and non-production databases. Performs physical data modeling, creation, normalization loading, performance tuning and monitoring of the databases.
  • Defines data flow; identifies and translates user requirements into data design; provides design documentation for decision support.
  • Provides daily oversight of database systems including establishing and managing database accounts, privileges and resources, and assurance of security and data integrity.
  • Analyzes current and future agency strategic plans, operating plans, policies and procedures. Provides support to Information Technology management staff on a variety of issues relating to database management
  • Performs installation, upgrades, configurations and patch application for database environments. Supports system operations and application use including performance monitoring, system tuning and help desk call support
  • Provides consulting in database design, set-up, maintenance, systems integration and operating systems.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position 5% or less.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Ability to acquire and maintain an Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level II certification to meet DoD Information Assurance Work Force requirements.
  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Suitable for Federal Employment
  • Registered for Selective Service (if applicable)
  • This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.
  • Position has been designated as Non-critical Sensitive; incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • The incumbent must adhere to the DoD Standards of Conduct.
  • If you have not previously completed a probationary period with the Federal government in a similar position, you will be required to serve a two-year probationary period.
  • Incumbent is required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with DoD OIG.
  • Current DoD civilian employees are not required to submit to drug testing if moving from one Testing Designated Position (TDP) to another with no break in service, unless deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis.
  • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 calendar days of the initial issue date of the referral list.
  • Position(s) may be filled by displaced Department of Defense (DoD) employees through the Priority Placement Program.
  • All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


Qualifications

Applicants 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. In addition to the competencies, a qualified candidate's online application and resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service.

One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade GS-12 within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required. Specialized Experience is defined as: 1) experience advising users and managers on the principles, concepts or methods used to support database technology; 2) experience analyzing technology programs for ways to increase their efficiency and effectiveness; 3) experience developing and presenting recommendations for improvements; 4) experience coordinating database development and implementation for an organization, ensuring compliance with industry best practices; and 5) experience providing leadership guidance of technical projects.

Volunteer Experience: 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; philanthropic; religious; spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

Education is not substitutable for specialized experience for this grade level.

Additional information

  • Competitive wages, flexible schedules and one of the most comprehensive benefits packages found in either government or private sector. These extraordinary benefits encompass health, pay, work/life balance, growth & learning.
  • Moving expenses will not be paid.
  • Selections are subject to restrictions resulting from the DoD Program for Stability of Civilian Employment.
  • A two year probationary period may be required.
  • Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.
  • We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or be exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov )
  • Retired Civil Service Employee: Employment of retired Federal employees receiving an annuity is subject to the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) policy guidance. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Priority Consideration: If you are a displaced Federal Civil Service employee and attain a rating of at least 90, you may be entitled to receive special priority selection under the ICTAP. For more information on ICTAP, click here ICTAP Guidance . NOTE: If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are NOT ICTAP eligible.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
  • Pay for first time hires to the Federal Government will typically be set at step 1 salary range for their respective grade level.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

IMPORTANT NOTE - YOU MUST FOLLOW ALL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. ERRORS OR OMISSIONS MAY AFFECT YOUR RATING.

Your resume and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under the provisions of the Direct-Hire Authority (DHA), rating, ranking and veterans preference does not apply; therefore, your responses to the questionnaire will not be used to determine a scored rating. All applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements, as defined in the job opportunity announcement, will be referred for selection consideration. While veterans' preference does not apply in DHA, preference eligible are encouraged to submit their supporting documentation (DD-214 stating disposition of discharge or character of service, VA letter, SF-15, etc.)During further evaluation, you may be asked to provide additional information or participate in other methods of assessment, such as structured interviews. Individuals who are subject matter experts in the requirements of this position may participate in further evaluations.Your responses will be carefully reviewed and must be supported by factual information in your resume. Inflating or otherwise enhancing your qualifications and errors or omissions may result in lowering your self-rated level or loss of further consideration.

The Assessment Questionnaire takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and collects information on your education, training and experience related to the following critical competencies:

  • Customer Service
  • Data Administration (DATAMGT)
  • Data Management
  • Database Management Systems
  • Information Technology Architecture
  • Operating Systems (OS)
  • Oral Communication

You can preview the Assessment Questionnaire here:
https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10917013

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Resume: You are encouraged to choose only ONE method of submitting your resume. (HR will review the resume that the system date stamps as the latest one received and this may not be the resume, which best reflects your qualifications for the job and may result in an ineligible rating.) You may submit your resume by: attaching in your USAJOBS account. For assistance in preparing your resume, take a look at the DFAS Resume Tools .
2. Complete Assessment Questionnaire: Your resume must describe the quality of work in regards to responses to the occupational self-assessment questionnaire as they generate your numerical rating.
3. Other Supporting Documents.

The following supporting documents are ONLY required if applicable to your personal qualifications or status. They must be received by the closing date of the announcement or at the time of application if applying to an announcement with an extended closing date.

1. Cover Letter: You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume. Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or determine eligibility for preference. 2. ICTAP Eligibles: A copy of the RIF separation notice and SF-50 if available.

WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by 11:59 PM (EST) on 09/25/2020, or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

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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