IT Specialist (APPSW)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Posted
Dec 02, 2021
Closes
Dec 07, 2021
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Plan final software build prior to deployment to operational sites.
  • Coordinate the software development and integration to ensure root causes are identified.
  • Evaluates contractor proposals for software support.
  • Observe progress and evaluate software performance.
  • Plan and test efforts for new/existing embedded software releases received from the Software Engineering team.
  • Design and create test conditions and scripts to address business and technical use cases.
  • Executes and analyzes automation test results.
  • Furnishes expert technical advice and recommendations on major problem areas in assigned fields of specialization.
  • Develops, coordinates, and promotes interagency cooperative efforts in the management, utilization, and operation of data processing and data communication resources.
  • Interacts with product management, project management, and development teams to develop a strong understanding of the project and testing objectives.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Pursuant to EO 14043, all Federal employees, regardless of duty location or work arrangement, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 22, 2021, or before entrance on duty if after November 22, subject to exceptions as required by law.
  • If selected, the agency will provide information regarding what documentation is needed and how to request any legally required exceptions from this requirement.
  • Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following: https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance. If the security clearance is denied or revoked, the individual may be denied or removed from the position, accordingly.
  • Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level III in the Acquisition Career Field of Information Technology within 24 months of entrance on duty.


Qualifications

Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

I have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below based on the grade level required of the position being filled: 1) Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. 2) 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; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services. 3) 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. 4) Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

AND In addition to the competencies:

One year of specialized experience which includes: 1) Provide technical life cycle software guidance to contractors to resolve software and database management issues; 2) Perform testing efforts for new/existing embedded software releases; 3) Develop and design testing conditions to meet program requirements; AND 4) Prepare test reports for results and analysis.This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service NH-02.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Information Technology Life Cycle Management
  • Software Testing and Evaluation
  • Technical Competence


Education

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 34 - Information Technology Management position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference (MSP).
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
  • May require overtime work.
  • All selections under an announcement must be made within 3 months from the issuance date of the certificate referral list.
  • Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) may be authorized.
  • Relocation/Retention Incentive will not be authorized.
  • Advanced In Hire will not be authorized.
  • Advanced Leave may be authorized.
  • Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized.
  • Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Career Field Position.
  • This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet the position requirements for certification at Level III in Information Technology within 24 months of entrance on duty. (Certification requirements may be found in the Defense Acquisition University Catalog at http://www.dau.mil/ .) Due to the impact of the Coronavirus, individuals with entrance of duty dates prior to April 1, 2021 will have an additional 12 months to meet the certification requirements, up to a total of 36 months.
  • Information on the Army Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology Workforce may be found at https://asc.army.mil/ .
  • 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 a designated time frame identified by the organization. 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.


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