Computer Scientist, GS-1550-07/09/11/12, Census-MP-WKD

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Suitland, Maryland
Posted
Dec 01, 2021
Closes
Dec 04, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Application development responsible for analysis, design, development, testing, deployment, and documentation of Web based application systems.
  • Conduct application updates and production releases on multiple IT systems.
  • Provide customer service to fulfill internal and external information technology client and customer needs providing information, assistance and/or training, resolving problems, explaining system and product functionality.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizen.
  • Suitable for Federal employment.
  • Registered for Selective Service, if applicable. (www.sss.gov)
  • Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the announcement closing date.


Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

This vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements. Please read the 'Who May Apply' section carefully to determine your eligibility. If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see DSD-2022-0003, Computer Scientist, GS-1550-07/09/11/12 FPL:12, Census-DE-WKD.

A probationary period may be required.

This position is ELIGIBLE for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).

This is a BARGAINING unit position.

Relocation expenses may be paid.

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 Census Bureau, if after November 22. The Census Bureau will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation is required and how you can request a legally required exception, upon request.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and individual states being in different phases of reopening, once the selectee becomes an employee, the report date to the official duty station/facility may be delayed until such time that management notifies the employee of their requirement to report. Until it is safe to relocate, the employee may be approved to telework to the maximum extent possible, up to and including full-time.

Qualifications

Minimum Education Requirement:

Bachelor's degree in computer science or bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions.

AND

In addition to meeting the Minimum Education Requirement above, applicants must have the experience or education listed below or a combination of both.

GS-07

For the GS-07, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 in the Federal service.

Specialized experience includes: performing software and system development activities to support Annual, Quarterly, Monthly or Quinquennial surveys; working with computer systems and science concepts to yield software and system solutions for survey processing.; participating in the development of innovative software solutions for projects involving large volumes of data; and developing, with assistance, software systems using knowledge of techniques, procedures, and processes such as data structures, service oriented architecture, software engineering, and computer communication.

AND/OR

Education: 1 year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement.

GS-09

In addition to meeting the Minimum Education Requirement above, applicants must have the experience or education listed below or a combination of both.

For GS-09 you must at least one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service.

Specialized experience includes: applying knowledge of programming, software development, and problem solving to support software and system development.; participating in the development of solutions for projects involving large volumes of data.; and developing, with assistance, software systems using knowledge of techniques, procedures, and processes such as data structures, service oriented architecture, software engineering, and computer communication.

AND/OR

Education: 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree.

GS-11

In addition to meeting the Minimum Education Requirement above, applicants must have the experience or education listed below or a combination of both.

For the GS-11 you must have at least one year experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service.

Specialized experience includes: a pplying knowledge of programming, software development, and problem solving to support software and system development.; participating in the development of innovative software solutions for projects involving large volumes of data; developing, with assistance, software systems using knowledge of techniques, procedures, and processes such as data structures, service oriented architecture, software engineering, and computer communication; analyzing needs and product requirements to create software designs and code based on a specified rule or set of rules; and investigating system concepts and system interactions in assigned areas to identify and/or predict software engineering problem areas limiting the effectiveness of the system, determines methods of solution to these areas, and recommends approved courses of action.

AND/OR

Education: 3 academic years of progressively higher level graduate education, leading to a LL.M. or doctoral degree.

GS-12

In addition to meeting the Minimum Education Requirement above, applicants must have the experience or education listed below or a combination of both.

For the GS-12 you must have at least one year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service.

Specialized experience includes: applying knowledge of programming, software development, and problem solving to support software and system development; participating in the development of innovative software solutions for projects involving large volumes of data; developing, with assistance, software systems using knowledge of techniques, procedures, and processes such as data structures, service oriented architecture, software engineering, and computer communication; analyzing needs and product requirements to create software designs and code based on a specified rule or set of rules; and investigating system concepts and system interactions in assigned areas to identify and/or predict software engineering problem areas limiting the effectiveness of the system, determines methods of solution to these areas, and implements approved course of action.

Education cannot be substituted for experience for this position at this grade level.

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 information

The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.
  • VRA (GS-11 or below)
  • VEOA ( permanent positions )
  • 30% or more disabled
  • Persons with Disabilities
  • CTAP
  • ICTAP

The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.

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