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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Information Technology Specialist (Systems Analyst)

Agency:Environmental Protection Agency

Job Announcement Number:PH-JC-12-750092

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, October 03, 2012 to Tuesday, October 16, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Founded in 1970, EPA is a dynamic organization employing people from diverse backgrounds dedicated to improving and preserving the quality of public health and the environment.

EPA seeks to recruit exceptional men and women who will work in new creative ways that are cleaner for the environment, cheaper for business and taxpayers, and smarter for America's future. 

One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • A security clearance and financial disclosure required.
  • May require 6-10 nights travel per month.

DUTIES:

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You will serve as an Information Technology Specialist in the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Inspector General, Office of Mission Systems.  In this capacity, you will:

-Assist with the design and development of information systems that employees use to perform fundamental business processes;

-Oversee successful requirements gathering and review technical program documents;

-Conduct analyses of business processes for which systems are being developed and enhanced and assist the customer in selecting the most effective methods for specifying program and data requirements;

-Consult with customers to refine functional requirements and translate functional requirements into technical specifications; and

-Evaluate information systems for efficiency, economy and accomplishment of stated goals and objectives.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Requirement:  You must have information technology related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.

1. Attention to Detail--Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

2. Customer Service--Works with clients and customers to assess their needs, provides information or assistance, resolves their problems or satisfies their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.

3. Oral Communication--Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; 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.

Specialized Experience Requirement:  In addition to meeting the Basic Requirement above, you must also have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Your experience must include:  assisting with the design and development of information systems that employees use to perform fundamental business processes; overseeing successful requirements gathering and review technical program documents; conducting analyses of business processes for which systems are being developed and enhanced and assisting the customer in selecting the most effective methods for specifying program and data requirements; consulting with customers to refine functional requirements and translate functional requirements into technical specifications; developing user and technical documentation; evaluating information systems for efficiency, economy and accomplishment of stated goals and objectives; and planning and directing team studies in order to develop recommendations and proposals for management.

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

Status candidates must meet time in grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level.)


Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

 

-Skill in applying systems analysis principles and techniques.

-Ability to assess new system design methodologies to improve software quality and accurately represent customer requirements.

-Knowledge of IT systems development life cycle management.

 

-Knowledge of systems testing and evaluation principles.

 

If you meet the qualifications, you will be rated and ranked under Category Rating procedures . The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories: Best-Qualified; Highly-Qualified; and Qualified.  The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 per cent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).  Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position as listed above.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.  http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc



OTHER INFORMATION:

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov ).

If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.   For more information on veterans' preference see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see
http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

 

EPA participates in e-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes all of the documents listed below under "Required Documents."  The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, October 16, 2012.  To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov/.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 750092.   Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1. Your Résumé, which clearly shows your qualifications.
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
         - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable 
         - College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Philadelphia Services Branch
Phone: (215)861-3074
Email: PHILADELPHIA@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
Philadelphia Services Branch
US Office of Personnel Management
600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA
19106
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.


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Job Announcement Number:

PH-JC-12-750092

Control Number:

326797900