IT Specialist (APPSW)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Herndon, Virginia
Posted
Sep 27, 2020
Closes
Oct 01, 2020
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE 2020 HURRICANE SEASON. YOU MAY NEED TO REAPPLY NEXT YEAR IF INTERESTED IN WORKING FOR ODA DURING THE 2021 HURRICANE SEASON.
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Responsibilities

As an IT Specialist (APPSW) at the GS-2210-9/11, some of your typical work assignments may include:
  • Perform fact finding and functional analysis in order to identify system requirements and/or system issues.
  • Participate in the development of test scripts that document the steps needed to test system requirements.
  • Participate in the creation of documentation for business requirements, system requirements, functional requirements, process/data flow diagrams, user stories etc.
  • Support point-and-click configuration to modify functionality of current system and work with metadata framework to develop customer user interfaces.
  • Apply analytical and evaluative techniques to assist with identification, consideration, and resolution of system issues.
  • Execute test scripts and document defects in application/software with details and the severity of each defect.
DCMS is located in the business area of Herndon, VA. It is conveniently located near various eateries and shops and is accessible via public transportation.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - On occasion, especially during times of substantial disaster activity, you may be required to work overtime and/or travel with little or no advance notice.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government travel credit card.
  • Favorable background investigation and credit check are required.
  • Mandatory Overtime: In order to respond quickly and efficiently to disaster survivors, substantial compensated overtime hours may be required while on assignment (up to seven days a week and ten to fourteen hours a day).
  • Credit Score must be at least 500.


Qualifications

Generally, time in Non-Pay status is not creditable towards the specialized experience requirement listed below.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
You may qualify based on experience, education or a combination of both.


Experience: To receive credit, you must indicate the month and year as well as the average hours worked per week for each employer or that experience will not be credited for meeting the specialized experience requirement.

GS-09: To qualify you must have at least 1 full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-07 level in the Federal service that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skill, and ability to perform successfully in this position. This experience may have been gained in a Non-Federal service position. In addition, this Specialized Experience must demonstrate the following:
  • Gathering end-user requirements for software applications;
  • Assisting with the documentation of work processes; AND
  • Helping develop software application test scripts for documenting system requirements test steps.

GS-11: To qualify you must have at least 1 full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-09 level in the Federal service that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skill, and ability to perform successfully in this position. This experience may have been gained in a Non-Federal service position. In addition, this Specialized Experience must demonstrate the following:
  • Gathering end-user requirements for software applications;
  • Assisting with the documentation of work processes;
  • Helping develop software application test scripts for documenting system requirements test steps; AND
  • Supporting configuration based applications in the Service Cloud for a production system.
OR

Education

If qualifying based on education, you must submit transcripts to be eligible.

GS-09: Must have a master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field, or 2 full years of related progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, from an accredited college or university.

GS-11: Must have a doctorate or equivalent graduate degree in a related field, or 3 full years of related progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, from an accredited college or university.


OR
A combination of experience and education as indicated above.


Additional information

If you work or are expected to work at least 90 consecutive days and 130 hours per month, you will become eligible for health insurance benefits only.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applications will be reviewed for qualifications. You will be contacted directly if selected.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process

Required Documents

Required Documents
Toapply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume showing average hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
2. Completed Questionnaire
  • Preview at: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10803578
3. Other supporting documents, such as:
  • College Transcript(s), if qualifying based on education.
    • Unofficial transcripts may be submitted during the application process; however, official transcripts will be required if selected.
  • Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g. DD-214 Member Copy 4 or other DD-214 copy showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)


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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