IT Specialist (APPSW/INET) (Title 5) (Not to Exceed One Year)

Richmond, Virginia
Jan 13, 2022
Jan 19, 2022
Full Time

As an IT Specialist (APPSW/INET) (Title 5), GS-2210-12, you will perform the below duties:

1. Serves as a principal expert and the authoritative source for software application development providing project leadership to lower-graded specialists. Provides technical guidance for application analysis and programming to internal and external contacts. Coordinates studies and plans with other technical personnel in the directorate. Recommends specific requirements for new application development and improvements to current applications. Determines overall technical design and structure of websites and web-based applications. Ensures security standards are met. Anticipates problems, researches trends in system needs, and determines when new or additional hardware/software is required.
2. Determines feasibility of the requested applications. Plans, coordinates and accomplishes studies to identify need for new stand-alone and web-based application requirements. Determines specifications, equipment and facilities necessary to develop, modify, and implement needed applications. Designs, develops, implements, monitors, and maintains stand-alone and web-based applications using software engineering techniques. Develops work plans, program logic, special instructions, and detailed flow charts covering processes and application needs. Assures software and systems quality and functionality. Ensures involvement of customer and management throughout the development process. Performs Applications Maintenance.
3. Analyzes National Guard Bureau (NGB), agency and locally developed standard/stovepipe systems to determine needed additions. Develops new applications using software-engineering techniques that enhance existing stovepipe systems.
4. Develops reports on the status of projects. Implements project management principles. Drafts project plans, assigns tasks, monitors progress, and resolves critical issues. Achieves cost goals, schedule goals, and performance goals. Develops and documents internal Standard Operating Procedures/Instructions (SOP/SOIs) for application development. Creates new guidelines and recommends Engineering Change Proposal - Software (ECP-S) through proponent agencies. Writes and maintains application documentation for internal code. Writes and maintains documentation to include user manuals, help files, and installation guides.
Performs other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


All On Board Federal National Guard Employees within VANG.
GROUP B - All current Federal Employees (from any agency), all federal re-employable eligible, and/or Current Army M-Day and Air DSG within VANG.
GROUP C - All U.S. Citizens.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Experience, education or training that has provided a basic knowledge of data processing functions and general management principles that enabled the applicant to understand the stages required to automate a work process. Experience may have been gained in work such as computer operator or assistant, computer sales representative, program analyst, or other positions that required the use or adaptation of computer programs and systems.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Applicant must have at least 36 months experience, education, or training that approaches techniques and requirements appropriate to an assigned computer applications area or computer specialty area in an organization; experience planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment where this entailed coordination with others outside the organizational unit and development of project controls as well as experience:
  • Serving as the technical expert and focal point for installation, configuration and testing of hardware and software associated with multiple operating systems and computer platforms.
  • Serving as the senior systems administrator responsible for planning, coordinating, modifying, implementing, and troubleshooting to support customer needs.
  • Planning and scheduling the installation of new or modified hardware, operating systems, and software applications.
  • Troubleshoots problems and implements changes on multiple computer platforms.

  • Education

    If you are ONLY using Education to Qualify for this position: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degreeor3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

    Additional information

    If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( ).

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