Information Technology Specialist Power Platform

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Oct 14, 2021
Closes
Oct 15, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The USPS OIG is seeking a highly qualified applicant to fill our Information Technology (IT) Specialist (Power Platform), position in the Office of Chief Information Officer (CIO) located in Arlington, VA.

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Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be the expert technical authority responsible for developing applications using Microsoft's Power Platform; responsibilities include design, documentation, development, modification, testing, installation, integration, implementation, and support of new or existing software based on Power Platform.

Candidates will be evaluated on the skills that they possess that are directly related to the duties of the position and the experience, education and training that indicate the applicant's ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Only those candidates who meet all qualification and eligibility requirements and who submit the required information by 11:59 PM EST on 10/19/2021 will be considered.

The USPS OIG uses a Pay Banding system, which is equivalent to the Federal GS scale. Grade and salary determinations will be made based upon a candidate's education and professional experience.

This position is being advertised at the Specialist Band level, equivalent to a GS-14. The salary range for this position is $122,530.00 - $159,286.00. The salary figures include locality pay.

Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon the agency's needs at the time of hire. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations.
  • Develop Canvas and Model Driven PowerApps. Understanding PowerApps formulas and development methods to develop canvas and model driven apps.
  • Work with stakeholders to create solutions from initial concept to production, to include aggregation of data and build visually appealing reports, dashboard within Power Platform.
  • Build Enterprise-level mobile solutions, utilizing best practices within Power Platform Community.
  • Adept at leveraging new approaches to solutions for system design and functionality.
  • Use multiple out-of-the-box Connectors with PowerApps and Power Automate and have the ability to create custom connectors.
  • Understanding of how to implement solutions with multiple data sources.
  • Knowledgeable on installing and configuring data gateways.
  • Re-write and re-engineer custom legacy applications to Power Platform solutions.
  • Interpret and design database models (MYSQL, SQL Server, etc.).
  • Address and remediate security vulnerability findings in PowerApps.
  • Integrate Power BI Reports and dashboards into PowerApps.
  • Proficient working in Agile project methodologies and processes.
  • Responsible for estimating time and effort estimation of design and development work to support sprint planning.
  • Satisfy requirements, meet agreed completion dates, and perform unit & integration testing, to including design and code review.
  • Design end-to-end solutions that improve collaboration, productivity, and knowledge sharing.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills in proposing designs and progress on the work to customers, team leads, and team members.
  • Support cross-functional project teams consisting of app development, IT operations, and information security.
  • Knowledge of PowerApps and Power Automate licensing plans and features included in different plans.
  • Multi-task effectively between projects.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening and medical assessment questionnaire.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain Moderate Background Investigation
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a government-issued credit card
  • May be required to successfully complete a 12-month probationary period


Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

You must meet ALL of the minimum qualifications listed below.
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
AND
  • At least 3 years of specialized experience in the Information Technology (IT) field responsible for Power Platform development; design, documentation, modification, testing, installation, integration, and implementation.
AND
  • Must possess the following:
      • Creativity
      • Initiative
      • Problem solving skills
      • Quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
      • Ability to work independently and on a team

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
  • Advanced degree in Information Technology Systems or related field.
  • Experience using Microsoft DevOps.
  • Experience developing in Microsoft Dynamics 365.

EVALUATION FACTORS
You must have the experience, knowledge and skills as listed in EACH of the evaluation factors. Failure to demonstrate that you meet all of the evaluation factor requirements as listed below will result in a score of zero (0); an ineligible status, and you will not be referred for further consideration. Include your major accomplishments relevant to the position requirements in your resume.
  • Demonstrated experience developing Canvas applications using Power Platform. This includes using Power Apps formulas, and Power Automate for workflows, and the ability to work with multiple data sources, including SharePoint Online, and use both custom and out-of-the box connectors.
  • Demonstrated experience developing Model Driven apps using Power Platform or Dynamics 365. This includes working with the Dataverse, designing forms, business rules, views, managing Security Roles and Field Security, and designing workflows using Power Automate.
  • Experienced working with enterprise databases (SQL Server, MySQL, etc.) designing data models, writing functions and stored procedures, building views, and writing advanced SQL queries.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to express and present ideas clearly and concisely to technical and non-technical staff.
  • Demonstrate experience using Agile development methods and processes to develop and review SDLC work products and artifacts as well as conducting and participating in design reviews and code reviews.

You will no longer be considered for this position if receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor.

Failure to demonstrate that you meet all evaluation factor requirements will result in a score of zero (0). Upon receipt of a zero score, you will be deemed "not minimally qualified," and you will not be referred for further consideration.

Education

Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation here: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred. Special Instructions for Candidates with Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in U.S. education programs. You must submit all necessary documents to a private U.S. credential evaluation service to interpret equivalency of your education against courses given in U.S. accredited colleges and universities. For further information visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional information

Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the USPS OIG. We offer a broad array of benefits programs:

Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Long Term Care Insurances with Flexible Spending options.

For more information about these programs visit www.opm.gov/insure.

Retirement and Thrift Savings. For more information about these programs see www.opm.gov/retire and http://www.tsp.gov/.

Flexible Work Schedules. USPS OIG offers a range of family friendly flexibilities including flexible work schedules, telework and employee assistance programs.

Leave and Holidays. In addition to 10 paid holidays each year, you will earn 13 days of paid sick leave and 13 to 26 paid vacation days each year depending on your years of service.

For further information, please refer to our website at:
https://www.uspsoig.gov/frequently-asked-questions

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Exempt (Nonexempt employees are entitled to overtime pay; Exempt employees are not).

This agency provides Reasonable Accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please send an email to jobs@uspsoig.gov. The decision on granting an accommodation request will be made on a case by case basis.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The Human Resources Office will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications required for this position. You will no longer be considered for this position if you: receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor; fail to attach all required documentation; if your application materials indicate that you are not minimally-qualified for this position; or if you fail to qualify on the interview. Only the top-rated candidates will be referred to a review official or the selecting official for further consideration. Top-rated applicants may be required to participate in an interview. Your rating may be further adjusted or rated as ineligible by the review official or the selecting official based on your interview performance. Once all applicant scores are finalized, the selecting official will make a final decision. NOTE: If you receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor or on the interview, you will be considered NOT MINIMALLY QUALIFIED for the position and rated ineligible.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

You must submit all required documents by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date of this announcement, Vacancy Announcement 2021-153-11246328-PC, by closing date 10/19/2021.

1. RESUME. When completing your online application or uploading your resume, you must categorize it as a "Resume" document).

2. UPLOAD SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS which may include:
    Certificates or Licenses, if applicable. Upload and save as "Other" document. Veterans Preference Documentation. If you are claiming veterans preference you must submit the Member 4 copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and/or other proof of veterans preference eligibility including your VA letter, form SF-15 (www.opm.gov/forms) and all required documents related to your SF-15 claim. Veterans can request the Member 4 copy of their DD-214 at http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records, and can download a copy of their VA letter from https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal. (If applicable to you, you are required to upload each veterans' preference document and categorize as "DD-214" or "SF-15" or "Other Veterans Document") Reasonable Accommodation Documentation. If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, submit documentation to support your request, including the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form found at http://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire .
  • SF-50 if you are or have been a Federal employee to demonstrate tenure and competitive/excepted service for eligibility purposes. (If applicable to you, you are Required to upload each applicable SF-50 and categorize as a "SF-50" document.)


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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