Job Title:Supervisory IT Specialist
Department:Department Of Agriculture
Agency:National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Job Announcement Number:NIFA-S12N-0021
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/ Per Year|
|Monday, October 01, 2012 to
Monday, October 15, 2012|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|All U.S Citizens. Status Candidates, VEOA eligible's, reinstatement eligibles, and those eligibles under noncompetitive or special appointing authorities may apply to Merit Promotion vacancy announcement number NIFA-M12N-0022.|
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is the Federal component of a nationwide extramural research, educational, and outreach system which supports the global, science-based agricultural enterprise and accomplishes its missions in partnership with land-grant universities and other academic and scientific organizations. To learn more about NIFA, please visit http://www.nifa.usda.gov.
This position is located in the Office of Information Technology and serves as a Information Technology Specialist responsible for directing and leading staff in carrying out applications assignments essential to database and information systems management, project management, system analysis, applications software, Internet utilization/infrastructure, e-government applications, and analytical support.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
- Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
DUTIES:Back to top
This position has responsibility for the following:
- Analyzes, defines, develops, and delivers essential data utilizing state-of-the-art technologies and architecture. Plans for anticipated changes in data capacity and ensures data information security.
- Assures integration of NIFA application systems to enhance efficiencies, reduce duplication of efforts and clarify roles and responsibilities. Merges staff and expertise where appropriate to realize best structure for developing, implementing and maintaining NIFA mission-critical applications.
- Manages procurement planning, source selection, and technical services including risk identification, scope management, and quality control.
- Performs needs analyses and consults with customers to determine overall functional and system requirements and specifications. Develops cost/benefits estimates and ensures maximum integration of all system components.
- Assures software and system quality and functionality of key agency teaching, research, and extension databases such as REEIS< CRIS, REEPort, FAEIS, C-REEMS, CDS, EFNEP, POW, CYFAR, and web sites associated with such applications.
- Communicates orally and in writing to present strategic and tactical approaches on projects.
- Serves as chair of various working groups and committees related to applications development.
- Assists with identifying needs by assessing existing and potential skill gaps in the IT capabilities in the employee population, and evaluating and recommending training strategies and mechanisms.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
To be minimally qualified for this position, you must meet the Basic Qualifications listed below.
IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below:
- Attention to Detail Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
- Customer Service Works with clients and 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.
One year of specialized experience comparable to the GS-14 which is directly related to the work of this position. Specialized experience is fulfilled by the following: 1) applying knowledge of information systems application principles, theories, and techniques to accomplish various software development projects; (2) implementing new approaches to software development; 2) designing, developing, and maintaining software that increases the effectiveness and efficiency of critical databases; 3) managing allocated resources; 4) acquiring resources through federal acquisition contracting and estimating future needs; 5) establishing and maintaining close working relationships; and (6) communicating and instructing orally and in writing to a group of diverse people.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating Procedures. Qualified candidates will be placed for selection consideration into three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Your resume will be reviewed and compared against your responses to the online questionnaire. We strongly encourage you to answer every question that accompanies this vacancy, as your responses will better highlight your specific qualifications.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1. Knowledge of information systems application principles, theories, and techniques in order to implement new approaches to software development.
2. Ability to design, develop, and maintain software that will increase the effectiveness and efficiency of databases of critical importance to the agency, and its partner institutions and other customers.
3. Ability to manage allocated resources, knowledge of federal acquisition rules and regulations, ability to manage resources acquired through federal acquisition contracting and estimate future needs.
4. Ability to establish a close working relationships and to effectively communicate and instruct orally and in writing to groups of diverse people.
Please note that your resume must thoroughly support your responses to the assessment questionnaire. High self-assessment in the applicant questions that is not supported by information in your resume may eliminate you from best-qualified status and subsequent referral to the selecting official.
Displaced/Surplus Employees: Individuals eligible under the USDA Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Inter agency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. CTAP and ICTAP eligible within the local commuting area will be considered well qualified if the applicant meets the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors, and is rated in the Well Qualified Category as described in the How You Will be Evaluated section. Employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent performance rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. CLICK HERE for additional information on CTAP and ICTAP.