Arlington, Virginia
Nov 24, 2021
Nov 30, 2021
Full Time

As a IT Specialist (APPSW/DATAMGMT) at the GS-2210-12/13 level, some of your typical work assignments may include under supervision:
  • Serves as the technical expert and focal point for the database environment, including the development and organization of the databases, assessment and implementation of new technologies, and providing Information Technology with a long-term perspective on the relationship of database technology to the business opportunities facing the agency.
  • Plans, designs, implements, and maintains SQL Server databases.
  • Develop a security schema for the database environment, as well as assisting in disaster recovery. Work with the transaction processing area to develop both the physical and the logical database administration functions and assists in the development of our processing database and computing environments. Work with others in IT to build the logical database area and provide technical guidance during all phases of the development process. Work with vendors in evaluating and implementing new technologies.
  • Database Programming using RDBMS databases like SQL Server 2014, with Stored Procedures, Triggers, Functions, Views and Database Design.
  • Plan, develop, design, implement and maintain database systems. Derive unique strategies that support customer's needs, including identifying and analyzing technical problems, evaluating alternatives, developing and integrating solutions.
  • Works with Teams of Federal and Contractor Software Engineers
  • Works with IT Web Application (Hosting, Support, and Services), and Service Oriented Architectures in Federal Agencies
  • Working with Complex Federal IT Projects in a multi-vendor environment; (following CMMI principles and Federal OCIO best practices)
  • Applies hands-on database-related development including coding and debugging as assigned by higher level staff including their associated hardware/software, and various IT interfaces.
  • Assist senior IT staff to architect, design, implement, test, deploy and support new and existing software with the SSS Systems in order to meet customer requirements; providing software design and code, providing software build tools and scripts; providing design and code reviews, solving a wide range of software problems within the operational and test systems; providing assistance to customers, SSS staff, other SSS technical staff and contractors to include proactive recommendations on resolutions on issues encountered.


Conditions of Employment

  • COVID 19 - Executive Order 14043: As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.
  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within 30 days unless you have requested an accommodation for a medical or religious reason. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Résumé and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation


Time-in-Grade Requirements: Under competitive merit promotion procedures, any individual who is currently holding, or who has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet "time-in-grade" requirements (have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade of the grade for which you are applying). You must include an SF-50 (you may need to submit more than one) that supports meeting this requirement with your application

All qualification requirements must be met by midnight (Eastern Time) on 11/29/2020 the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

To qualify for this position at the GS-2210-12 level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level that includes experience: Developing a security schema for the database environment in support of agency Cyber Security policy and protocols; Designing, implementing, and maintaining SQL Server databases; and Working with IT Web Application (Hosting, Support, and Services) with Service Oriented Architectures in Federal Agencies.

To qualify for this position at the GS-2210-13 level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level that includes experience: Serving as a lead technical expert and focal point for the custom database production, test, and developments environments; Developing a security schema for the database environment in support of agency Cyber Security policy and protocols; Planning, designing, implementing, and maintaining SQL Server databases; and Working with IT Web Application (Hosting, Support, and Services) with Service Oriented Architectures in Federal Agencies.

A combination of education and experience as listed above. 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.


If education is a basic requirement or you are qualifying all or in part based on your education, you must submit transcripts (official or unofficial). Failure to submit transcripts may result in an ineligible rating.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For further information, click on

Additional information

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion consideration, you must be: 1) a preference eligible; or 2) a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions (you must submit a DD214-member copy 4).

Career Transition Program: This program applies to Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed, or employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet eligibility criteria for CTAP or ICTAP; 2) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility; and 3) be rated well-qualified for the position. To be well qualified the evaluation of your resume and supporting documentation must place you at an 85 or above for consideration under merit promotion procedures. For information on eligibility criteria and required documentation, go to:

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority:

Hiring Authorities for Veterans:

Selective Service: The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position. For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, go to:

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal Agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, disability, age, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.

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