Computer Scientist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 22, 2020
Closes
Oct 29, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Due to the Pandemic, and individual states with different phases of reopening, the selectee's report date to the official duty station/facility may be delayed until such time as employees are allowed to report to the workplace. The person selected may telework up to the maximum extent possible, up to and including full time, until it is safe to relocate.

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Responsibilities

This position is located in the Assistant Administrator for NextGen, ANG-1, NAS Systems Engineering and Integration Office, ANG-B, Systems Engineering Information Management Division, ANG-B5.

The incumbent supports the Systems Engineering Information Management Division by supporting the day-to-day software/technology work required to evolve, maintain and operate the Capability Architecture Tool Suite (CATS) environment. CATS is composed of the NAS SE Portal (SEP) website and the System Architect environment within FAA's Federal Cloud environment. The incumbent applies their information systems technical and project management expertise towards the delivery of desired strategic and tactical business outcomes. The incumbent works with teammates and contract support personnel to plan, design, deliver, and maintain high-quality software and FAA websites.

The incumbent oversees multiple technology projects and must demonstrate the ability to lead and support multiple tasks through collaboration. The incumbent applies their technical expertise to investigate, analyze and respond to complex issues throughout the system development life-cycle. They demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate and apply attention to detail in resolving problems. The incumbent is responsible for continuous improvement of the CATS solutions, evaluating technology opportunities, and introducing industry best practices while meeting DOT/FAA web standards.

Incumbent applies technical knowledge to guide development of software systems using a knowledge of techniques, procedures and processes such as operating system theory data structures, computer system architecture, software engineering and computer communications. The incumbent demonstrates experience with applying Angular, Node.js, Postgre SQL, and open source cloud products in a software environment. They have knowledge of integrating SQL solutions with other applications. Experience in resolving non-technical i.e. people related implementation challenges.

The incumbent works with leadership and stakeholders to resolve issues arising with site performance, custom components, code and database structure, and user interface. The incumbent provides FAA guidance and collaborates with contract support to evaluate cloud technology options, prototypes and the development of emerging capabilities and improvements.

Often represents FAA as a senior technical point of contact on projects, programs and other work activities.

Communicates results to all levels internally (within an LOB/SO or across LOB's/SO's). Plays a lead role in drafting, reviewing, and editing reports or contractual documents for final approval prior to external distribution. Presents briefings to obtain consensus/approval on policies. Coordinates significant technical matters with representatives of B5.

Provides guidance to lower-level staff on how to solve difficult technical issues. Resolves all but unique technical problems without the intervention of management or a more experienced technical specialist. Develops plans, techniques, and policies to address current or anticipated problems and issues. Works with management to solve problems.

Work is reviewed rarely, typically though status reports and at project completion, to ensure technical compliance and alignment with the requirements of the project or other work activity.

Other responsibilities include:

• Serving as an alternate technical contracting officer (TCO) for ANG-B5
• Resolving software design, user interface, visualization and performance issues
• Resolving application and infrastructure issues with FAA's Information Technology organizations
• Educating CATS users, stakeholders, and teammates
• Supporting ANG-B data exchange and integration initiatives

Travel Required

25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
NA

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
  • This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.


Qualifications

To view the complete qualifications standard, applicants should reference-U.S. Office of Personnel Management Group Coverage Qualification Standard for the Computer Scientist:

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/computer-science-series-1550/

Basic Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in computer science or bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions.

In addition to the basic requirements, to qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-I, FG/GS-13. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.e

Specialized experience may include but not limited to: Experience with Angular, Node.js, Postgre SQL, Oracle and open source cloud products. Experience integrating SQL solutions with other applications. Experience in resolving non-technical i.e. people related implementation challenges.

Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

Education

This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).

Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.

Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html .

Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.

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Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA), in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical order and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

All, some or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

Current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of their most recent, SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.

This is a bargaining unit position.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50).

Only supplemental documentation, e.g. transcripts or veteran's documentation will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or emailed to maryann.quinn@faa.gov on or before the closing date of this announcement. All emailed documents should reference the announcement number.

Applicants claiming eligibility for the Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO), MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.
This position has a positive education requirement; college transcripts are required for ALL candidates newly appointed to the FAA in the 1550 series.

College transcripts must be submitted from current FAA employees applying for internal vacancies if they have never held a position in the, 1550 series with the FAA.

College transcripts are not required from current FAA employees who are currently occupying a 1550 series.

If selected, official transcripts are required prior to employment.

If you are a current or former Federal employee (including a current FAA employee), you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.

If you are a current Federal employee and need a current copy of your SF-50, please contact your personnel office. If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system https://eopf.opm.gov/dot/ . If you are a former Federal employee, you can obtain a copy of your SF-50 by writing the National Personnel Records Center Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL 62295. Additional information is available from this link: http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/civilian-personnel/ .

Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO) are thoseveterans who are honorably discharged from the Armed Forces after completing at least three (3) years of continuous active service.Applicants claiming eligibility for EVHO, MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.

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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