This position is located in the Division of Information Technology, Delivery Management Branch, Strategic Resources Management Applications Section (SRMAS) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
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Leads enhancement or major maintenance projects that may vary in scope and size, with responsibility for customer contact, project control, test plan creation, acceptance testing, monitoring and meeting project development objectives and schedules.
Designs detailed system and programming specifications for enhancements and maintenance to existing production application systems and provides technical guidance and training for other analysts and programmers in the use of efficient analysis and programming techniques.
Leads the collection, analysis, and evaluation of information used to prepare problem statements and feasibility studies and develops cost/benefit analyses to support the alternatives for solving information problems. Makes recommendations to the Section manager based on analysis of available alternatives.
Develops contractual documentation (Statements of Work (SOWs) and Statements of Objectives (SOOs)) for acquisition of contractor services required for the projects and monitors the performance of contractors/vendors and other project members to ensure responsiveness to client requirements and adherence to project objectives.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.
Job family (Series)
Conditions Of Employment
High Risk Position – Background Investigation (BI) required.
Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. 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 qualifications information can be found here.
You must have Information Technology (IT)-related experience which demonstrates proficiency in each of the following competencies:
• Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
• 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.
• 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.
• Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
Applicants have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the grade CG/GS13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience planning projects, procurement management, and coordination of systems development lifecycle activities for the implementation of enterprise class business applications and IT programs (i.e. SaaS/PaaS Cloud Solutions, Agile and/or iterative methodologies, ServiceNow, Salesforce) coordinating with business community representatives, managing contractor performance, and ensuring business objectives and budget parameters are met in accordance with client business objectives.
There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.
Applicants eligible for ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 80 or higher in the online assessment to be determined “well qualified” for this position. For more information, click here.
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If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary period.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Your resume and the online assessment questionnaire will be reviewed to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement. Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.
Your resume will also be evaluated to measure your responses to the assessment questions. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.
If you are found qualified, you will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. These category assignments are a measure of the degree in which your background and responses to the assessment questions match the competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below. Within these categories, candidates eligible for veterans’ preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
- Knowledge of applying software engineering concepts using Agile practices to lead projects and manage the efforts of an analytical and programming team making modifications to large-scale applications serving a diverse client community.
- Knowledge of system, design and documentation techniques, writing functional requirements, computer programming techniques, job control languages, utilities, database management systems and mainframe, client/server and personal computer programming languages.
- Ability to communicate both orally and in writing at managerial and technical levels, and to deal with opinions and objectives.
- Ability to analyze technical IT problems and devise solutions that have corporate-wide applicability.
You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.
To preview questions please click here.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application:
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE: If you are claiming veterans’ preference, click here. (Note: Veterans must submit the Member 4 copy of the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty – or other copy showing the type of discharge/character of service [e.g., Honorable, Under Honorable Conditions, etc.] along with any other required documents.)
INTERAGENCY TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP): If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the ICTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility. For more information,click here.
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.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
In addition to the regular benefits offered by Federal agencies, the FDIC offers additional benefits to its employees. These benefits, some at minimal cost, are some of the best and most competitive in both the private and public sectors.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
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You must apply online. Applicants requesting an exception from the online process must contact the Human Resources Specialist or contact point listed in this announcement prior to 12:00 noon local time on the closing date.
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You have until 11:59 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement to complete the application process.
Please ensure you have completed the application process by verifying the status of your application on-line to reflect: “Received”. Failure to complete the application process will result in an incomplete application and you will not be considered for the position.
Agency contact information
AddressFederal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Human Resources Service Center
3501 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22226
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is one of the most respected forces in America’s financial community. Our mission is to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation’s financial system by insuring deposits, examining and supervising financial institutions, and managing receiverships.
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A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
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