IT Specialist (Public Notice Flyer)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 19, 2021
Closes
Oct 27, 2021
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) plays a critical role in facilitating regional economic development efforts in communities across the nation. EDA is seeking quality job applicants under special hiring authority provided under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). These positions are located in our Headquarters Office.

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Responsibilities

  • Conducts feasibility studies and recommends course of action.
  • Participates in most phases of projects, from advising on specification requirements and limitations to helping project managers define the problem or need.
  • Reviews requirements of projects to determine objectives of the program, concepts, nature of the unprocessed data, and processes required in support of the computer effort in order to organize work processes and problems for computer solution.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12 - Position is at the full performance level.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).


See "Qualifications section.

Qualifications

Qualification requirements in this vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualifications available on the OPM's website located at: https//www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/ .

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, 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 for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the Basic and Specialized Qualification requirements as noted below.

You must possess IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies as defined:
* Attention to Detail - Being thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail;
* Customer Service - Work with clients and customers to ensure systems and services meet security requirements and incorporate current technology;
* Oral Communication - Persuade others to cooperate in meeting system compliance objectives; and
* Problem Solving - Isolating and defining unprecedented IT issues or conditions, resolving critical problems in enterprise-wide systems, or developing new approaches and techniques for use by others?

AND

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.

EXPERIENCE: To qualify for the GS-12 grade level you must have one full year of specialized experience. You must possess 52 weeks of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11. For this position, specialized experience includes:
  • Oversees the creation of general utility routines and systems and independently develops the more complex routines and detailed sequences of internal program logic by coding, testing, and debugging.
  • Designs and maintains record keeping system as necessary.


Education

There is no educational requirements for this position.

Additional information

Background Investigation: This position is designated as Non-sensitive/Low Risk and requires that a background investigation be conducted and favorably adjudicated in order to establish security eligibility.

Please note this position is being filled under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)t. Employees will be hired under EDA's CARES Hiring Authority as a Schedule A employee under the Excepted Service for a period not-to-exceed two (2) years.

The salary is contingent upon the official duty location and a determination will be made based on individual selections.

Veterans' preference is not applicable to this position.

Please DO NOT put your SSN on pages within your application package. Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

Signature - Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.

Selective 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.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

See "Qualifications section.

The competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform this job are:
  • Written Communication
  • Technical Competence
  • Problem Solving
  • IT Management
  • Planning and Evaluating

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

See "How to Apply" section.

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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