IT Specialist (DATAMGT) CG-2210-13/14

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 07, 2021
Closes
Jan 15, 2021
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Chief Information Officer Organization of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides support in the areas of ensuring the security and integrity of databases, provides enterprise information management and database administration services for the Corporation.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

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Responsibilities

  • Supports a large, highly dynamic, 24-hour x 7-day database operations environment (on premise and cloud - AWS, Azure, Cloud.gov); consisting of diverse database platform technologies (e.g. Oracle 19c, PostgreSQL) providing organizational and project management direction to technical teams maintaining operational standards, best practices, ensuring compliance against Federal Government and FDIC security standards, and strengthen database administration services through automation, and engineering best practices (e.g. automation, self-service) in support of the FDIC mission, critical functions and interactions with other federal agencies.
  • Identifies and prioritize database operations and engineering initiatives; maintains alignment of activities against initiative objectives, execution milestones, metrics, measures and key performance (KPls) for related work threads.
  • Participates in the analysis, design and development of systems, including: logical and/or physical database design, database creation, analysis and evaluation of data and information requirements for new applications, and database access consultation with development staff.
  • Supports subject matter users in the implementation and enforcement of target enterprise database standards, database architecture, automation of operational processes, and development of flexible, agile database platforms for on premise and off premise, Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS), databases.
  • Participates in the development, implementation, and support of the enterprise database architecture roadmap, database service design, delivery, and operational model. Monitors database governance, database services, and operational metrics to track and improve services levels, operational transparency and effectiveness, and audit and security compliance.
  • Performs research and evaluation in the execution of proof of concept (POC), and recommendation of database technologies and solutions to better align the corporate database architecture with industry best practices, to ensure compliance with agency and federal government requirements, and support IT development and modernization initiatives.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



Registration with the Selective Service.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Employment Conditions.

Completion of Financial Disclosure may be required.

Qualifications

Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. 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 directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Additional qualifications information can be found here .

Basic Requirements: IT SPECIALIST COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Attention to Detail - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant keeps abreast of latest technology, information, research, etc., to maintain knowledge in field of expertise (for example, reads trade journals, participates in professional/technical associations, maintains credentials).
  • Customer Service - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant promotes or develops and maintains good working relationships with key individuals or groups.
  • Oral and Written Communication - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant serves on panels, committees, or task forces as a representative for the organization on technical or professional issues.
  • Problem Solving - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant monitors current trends or events (for example, technological, economic, political, social, educational, or employment trends or events) and applies the information as appropriate.

Specialized Experience:

CG-13 Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the CG/GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience performing activities to support a 24 hour x 7 day database environment (hybrid - on premise and cloud - AWS, Azure, Cloud.gov) consisting of diverse database platform technologies (e.g. Oracle 19c, PostgreSQL) maintaining operations, ensuring data security/access, engineering technical solutions (e.g. automation, self-service), providing project management oversight to technical teams, and collaborating with stakeholders in support of enterprise applications, development projects or other organizational initiatives.

CG-14 Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the CG/GS-13 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience organizing teams and leading activities to support a 24 hour x 7 day database environment (hybrid - on premise and cloud - AWS, Azure, Cloud.gov) consisting of diverse database platform technologies (e.g. Oracle 19c, PostgreSQL) maintaining operations, ensuring data security/access, engineering technical solutions (e.g. automation, self-service), providing project management oversight to technical teams, and collaborating with stakeholders in support of enterprise applications, development projects or other organizational initiatives.

Applicants must have met the qualification requirements (including selective placement factors - if any) for this position within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants eligible for ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 85 "well qualified" for this position. For more information, Click Here .

Education

There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.

Additional information

Applicants with status (i.e., current permanent Federal employees in the competitive service and former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility); those eligible for appointment under special hiring authorities ; and veterans eligible for a VEOA appointment .

Applicants without status should apply under FDIC announcement 2020-HQD-B0483 to be considered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume and the online assessment questionnaire will be reviewed, to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement. Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.

Your resume will also be evaluated to measure your responses to the assessment questions. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

Top ranked candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration.

The competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) you will be assessed on are listed below.
  • Knowledge of practices and technologies to support large scale / complex database operations between on premises RDBMS and Database as Service (DBaaS) cloud platforms.
  • Knowledge of database solution architecture, associated technologies and engineering principles to implement the target database architecture, automate processes, and develop flexible, agile database platforms.
  • Ability to support project planning activities, resource estimation, milestone and deliverable definition, activity monitoring, risk management and accomplishment evaluation and reporting, to support initiatives in collaboration with application owners and infrastructure support teams.
  • Knowledge of database solution architecture, associated technologies and engineering principles to implement the target database architecture, automate processes, and develop flexible, agile database platforms
  • Ability to participate in developing and implementing enterprise database standards, policies, and processes, including platform specific standard operating procedures (SOPs) in order to monitor and reduce risks to the database environment in support of federal government and corporate data protection goals.
  • Ability to keep abreast of new database services, database platforms, database tools and technologies and overall industry trends by exchanging information with internal and external parties on technologies, frameworks, methodologies, operations, and services.

  • You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    Failure to provide all of the required documentation as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible determination or may affect your consideration status. Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application:

    VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ACT (VEOA) ELIGIBLES AND SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES FOR VETERANS: If you are applying for consideration under VEOA and special hiring authorities for veterans, click here . You must submit documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, SF-15, etc.) to demonstrate veterans' eligibility.

    SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: If you are applying for consideration under special appointing authorities for people with disabilities, you will be required to provide proof of disability documentation to specify that you are a person who (1) has a severe physical disability; (2) an intellectual disability; or (3) a psychiatric disability. The documentation does NOT need to detail your specific disability, medical history, or need for accommodation, however; the letter MUST clearly state that you are eligible for appointment under this authority and that your eligibility is based on a severe physical disability; an intellectual disability; or a psychiatric disability. THE DOCUMENTATION MUST HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM: (a). Licensed medical professionals; or (b). State or private vocational rehabilitation specialists; or (c). Any Government agency (e.g., VA, etc.) that issues or provides disability benefit. THE DOCUMENTATION MUST INCLUDE: a statement that you are eligible based on one of the following: severe physical disability, an intellectual disability, or a psychiatric disability. To view sample Schedule A proof of disability letters, click here , and for more information on this special appointing authority, click here . Please note that employees hired under this Schedule A hiring authority will be required to complete a Standard Form 256 to identify their disability status.

    INTERAGENCY TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP): If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the ICTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility. For more information, click here .

    CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES OR REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBLES WITH COMPETITIVE STATUS: A copy of your most recent SF Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action that shows: (1) permanent or career-conditional tenure (codes 1 or 2, in block 24), and (2) position occupied in the competitive service (code 1, in block 34). If reinstatement eligible include your Career/Career conditional SF-50. To be considered as a non-competitive eligible candidate, the SF-50 must show the highest grade level or full performance level applicant has attained competitively on a permanent basis, and grade must be equivalent or higher than the grade for which applying.

    NONCOMPETITIVE CONVERSION ELIGIBLES UNDER A PATHWAYS PROGRAM: If you are applying under this noncompetitive conversion authority, you must provide proof of program completion. A letter from your current agency certifying completion is acceptable documentation.

    FDIC EMPLOYEES: Submit a final digitally signed copy of your most recent Annual Performance Appraisal and Evaluation form. The final PDF form is also acceptable. If you want to be considered non-competitively include a copy of your SF-50. The SF-50 must show the highest grade level or full performance level applicant has attained competitively on a permanent basis, and grade must be equivalent or higher than the grade for which applying.

    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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