It Specialist (netwrk)

Employer
Social Security Administration
Location
Gwynn Oak, MD
Posted
Apr 24, 2021
Closes
May 05, 2021
Ref
1946954927
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
SummaryServes as a recognized Agency technical software authority and expert on analysis, design and implementation of one or more technologies, including: web server software, production file transfer and data exchanges; electronic messaging, groupware and collaboration software. Makes authoritative technical recommendations in support of systems critical to the entire SSA user community, as well as Agency business partners and individuals using SSA services electronically. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Serves as project manager of one or more technologies, including web server software, production file transfer and data exchanges; electronic messaging, groupware and collaboration software. Provides expertise in the development or selection, evaluation, modifications, installations, implementation and maintenance of software or hardware systems. Responsible for the integration and validation, test design and execution of all major hardware, software configuration, release, version and maintenance levels. Conducts analysis of complex technical matters related to testing and integrating software and/or hardware systems. Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.Supervisory status No Promotion Potential None Job family (Series) 2210 Information Technology Management Similar jobs Information Technology Specialist (It Specialist) Help Requirements Conditions of Employment US Citizenship required Selective Service Registration, if applicable (www.sss.gov) Background and/or security investigation required Job offers are contingent on background / security investigation results Selectees may be required to serve a 1 year probationary period Relocation expenses will not be paid All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement Qualifications Applicants must qualify for the series, grade of the posted position. Experience must be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate. Your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, abilities, and proficiency of any required competencies to perform the specific position for which you are applying. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your experience, education, knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies as they relate to this position. Please submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.To qualify for the 2210 IT Specialist series, the applicant must demonstrate the following competencies: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; know about available products and services; and 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.To qualify for the GS-13, the applicant must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-12 level, or equivalent, which is in or related to the work of the position to be filled, that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience must include installing, configuring and administering VMware-related software in a production environment; managing all matters related to VMware and vRealize; and writing PowerShell, Javascript, Visual Basic, C# and .Net scripts. Experience must be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate.Qualification standards and additional information for this position can be found here: -data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/2200/information-technology-it-management-series-2210-alternative-a/ Education This job does not have an education qualification requirement. Additional informationSelective 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. See www.sss.gov.Additional testing or assessments may be required during the selection process.Additional selections may be made for this vacancy six months from the closing date of this announcement. Read more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. The evaluation you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire, which is designed to capture the desired competencies for this position. These competencies include:Skill in designing, creating and implementing scripts.Skill in installing, configuring and administering VMware related software in a production environment. Ability to recommend solutions to technical issues related to Microsoft Windows Server and VMware platforms. Please make sure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your evaluation. The questionnaire takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. To preview the questions, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11086703Your application will be evaluated under the Category Rating method, based on your responses to the Assessment Questions. If you meet the basic requirements for the position, your application will be evaluated and placed into one of three categories:1 - Qualified Category - Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements.2 - Well Qualified Category - Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrate a satisfactory level of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.3 - Best Qualified Category - Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrate a high level of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.Candidates eligible for veterans' preference will be placed ahead of other candidates in the appropriate category for which they have been rated. Additionally, preference eligibles who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent and who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements will automatically be placed in the Best Qualified Category. Read more Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Not Required Drug test required No Position sensitivity and risk Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk Trust determination process Suitability/Fitness Help Required DocumentsYou must submit supporting documentation by the closing date of the vacancy announcement to claim certain types of preference.INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP): ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority for competitive service vacancies. To receive selection priority, candidates must meet the requirements for the Well Qualified category as described in the vacancy announcement. Candidates must also provide:proof of eligibility with your application. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation Notice of Personnel Action, (SF-50); andproof of your most recent performance rating of at least "fully successful" (Level III) or equivalent.For more information visit ' PREFERENCE: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your military discharge certificate (DD 214 member 4 copy) or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty. To be acceptable, the document must show Character of Service. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference based on a service-connected disability, you must also submit the required documentation specified on the reverse of the SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference (SF 15). Applicants claiming derived preference must submit the SF-15 and the required documentation specified on the reverse of the SF 15. Preference will be granted based on the documents received. For more information visit the Vet Guide.IMPORTANT NOTICE TO VETERANS: The Office of Personnel Management has published the end date for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) as August 31, 2010. To receive veterans' preference for service during the Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom era, you must have served for more than 180 days between September 11, 2001 and August 31, 2010 OR be in receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal. The updated CFR language is available here. Other qualifying eligibility for preference (eg, disability) remains unchanged. Help BenefitsA career with the US Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits. Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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