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Job Title:Information Technology Specialist (SYSANALYSIS) - SV-2210-H/I

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Transportation Security Administration

Job Announcement Number:HQ-OIT-12-533947

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$59,634.00 to $112,689.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, October 01, 2012 to Tuesday, October 16, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

SV-2210-H/I

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

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DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Arlington, VA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to all U.S. Citizens.

Salary range listed includes Locality Pay of 24.22%.

This position is located in Arlington, VA.

JOB SUMMARY:

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career?  If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling.  DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters.  The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.  Make an impact; join DHS.                     

Securing Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus protecting America's transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce. For additional information about our agency please: Click Here

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
  • You must complete a favorable Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance.
  • You must pass Drug and Alcohol Screening, subject to random drug tests.
  • This is an Emergency Essential Position.
  • See additional "Conditions of Employment" in "Other Information" section.

DUTIES:

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This Information Technology (IT) Specialist position is located within the Office of Information Technology (OIT), Operations and Engineering Division (OED), Enterprise Support Services Branch, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If you are selected for this position, you will function as a technical operations and management specialist in support of the systems engineering, enterprise operations, operational and support processes and Systems Engineering Life Cycle activities. You will apply financial management, technical operations, change management, and technical configuration management principles and practices to facilitate the simultaneous control of resources in support of managed services for a large scale Information Technology (IT) Enterprise contract including enterprise information technology infrastructure operations and engineering services.

 

Duties include:

 

  • Supporting the planning, analyzing, developing, implementing, maintaining, and enhancing support and services for information systems acquisition activities.
  • Overseeing the documentation, operational processes, standard procedures, and management tools to ensure that service and support for TSA systems, networks, and data are uninterrupted, improved, optimized and supported.
  • Engaging in financial, operational, and government business analyses, methodological assessments and reviews on a wide range of information systems in terms of acquisitions, financial management, management support, internal reviews, and governance by the provision of a variety of operational, processing, and analysis services to TSA.
  • Supporting the integrated enterprise technology operations, business support, financial, configuration management, systems change management, and acquisitions support.
  • Developing and reviewing lifecycle acquisition documentation of all products and services that are to be procured for a large IT Enterprise in conjunction with fiscal year budget spend plans, enterprise change management, and enterprise configuration management. 
  • Developing, composing, editing, and reviewing of complex enterprise class sole source justifications for the acquisition of major technology hardware, software, components, and systems.
  • Interfacing with Contracting Officers and certifying programs as the Contracting Officers Representative (COR).

The major duties described above reflect the full performance level of this position. Typically, the lower pay band (H Pay Band) performs the same duties but will receive more guidance and training; and/or projects/work assignments may be less complex.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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FOR ALL IT POSITIONS: All applicants must possess IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four basic 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 (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.


In addition to the requirements above, to qualify for the SV-H Pay Band (equivalent to GS-12), you must meet one of the qualification requirements as outlined below. 

 

Experience:  If you are an applicant who is qualifying based upon experience, your application must clearly outline one year of specialized experience at the SV-G Pay Band or GS-9 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector.  Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.  Such experience includes:

  • supporting integrated technical operations management including enterprise technology business support, e.g., financial, configuration management, systems change management, and asset management; or
  • assisting in work that required using qualitative and/or quantitative methods for assessing and improving configuration management effectiveness of IT processes and systems.

OR

 

Education:  You must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in studies or course work in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management, or a degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

  

OR


Combination of Education and Experience:  Combinations of successfully completed progressively higher level graduate education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements, and may be computed by first determining the total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the band level; then determining the education as a percentage of the education required for the band level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for the position.


GRADUATE EDUCATION: Education at the graduate level in an accredited college or university in the amounts indicated above meets the requirements for this position. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. One (1) year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement.

 

Applicants who meet the qualifications listed above based on education or a combination of education and experience must provide proof of education, such as a list of completed college courses or the date and school of degree (including the number of semester or quarter hours) or transcript(s) from an accredited college or university. The information must be provided as an attachment to the application by the closing date of the announcement. If selected, you must supply a transcript(s) or certification of degree.

 

In addition to the requirements above, to qualify for the SV-I Pay Band (GS-13): You must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-H Pay Band or GS-12 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Such experience includes: 

 

  • integrating technical operations management and engineering services including enterprise technology business support, financial, configuration management, systems change management, asset management and acquisition support; and
  • identifying, analyzing, specifying, designing, and managing functional and infrastructure project requirements including translating complex functional requirements into technical requirements.

Note: Possession of a DHS or Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Certification (copy required, with certification and career field information) is desirable.

You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of the experience and/or related education as reflected in your resume and supporting documentation. You are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show possession of the competencies required for this position. We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and any supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your category placement may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.

When completing the assessment questionnaire for this position, you will be prompted to elect if you wish for your application to be considered as External (where Veterans' Preference applies), as Status (current or former Federal Employees), and/or Internal to TSA as a current permanent or competitive temporary employee.  At that time, please select the answer(s) that apply to you and your application to this position.
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BENEFITS:

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DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to www.dhs.gov/careers and select "benefits."

OTHER INFORMATION:

Conditions of Employment: This position manages an Acquisition Level III Program and requires a Level I Program Manager Certification, per Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acquisition Workforce Policy Number 064-04-001, Certification Requirements for Acquisition Program Managers, dated May 20, 2010.  Applicants must possess a DHS or Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification (copy required, with certification and career field information).  Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but must be able to achieve certification within 18 months of appointment. 

 

You must have or be able to obtain a Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR) Certification within 6 months of appointment.

 

Applicants may possess a DHS or Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Certification (copy required, with certification and career field information.)

 

 

Eligibility to apply for other Federal positions: TSA is an Excepted Service agency exempt from most of Title 5 United States Code, including regulations which apply to displaced Federal employees (CTAP/ICTAP) of other agencies, and employment with TSA does not confer "Competitive Status" that generally results from selection and service in Competitive Service agencies.  The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has established an Interchange Agreement, which allows most permanent TSA employees to apply and be considered for vacancies in Competitive Service agencies.  Information from OPM on this or other Interchange Agreements is available at: http://www.opm.gov.

To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy.  To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation as a condition of placement into this position.  

TSA employees who are absent for the purpose of performing military duty may apply for any vacancies announced in their absence.

Payment of relocation expenses (Permanent Change of Station) is not authorized. Qualified non-competitive eligible candidates may be referred for consideration on a separate, unranked list. More than one position may be filled from this announcement.

HOW TO APPLY:

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Please Note: All of the following must be received in our office by 11:59 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement. This includes both online and mailed application materials. If we do not receive all required information by the closing date, your application may not be considered.

Your application must include:

1. Resume
2. Self Assessment Questionnaire for this position
3. Applicable supporting documents (see Required Documents Section)

Click the "Apply Online" button below and follow the prompts to apply.  If you are unable to access the automated application system, we may need to reset your password.  Please call the TSA HR Access Help Desk at 1-877-872-7990 between the hours of: 7:00AM - 8:00PM ET Monday - Friday, 10:00AM - 3:00PM ET Saturday, or 11:00AM - 4:00PM ET Sunday.  

If you are unable to apply online, please call the Help Desk at the number listed above for a printed Employment Packet which will be sent to you for completion and return to this office.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

In addition to a resume and the assessment questions, you must submit copies of any of the following documents if you are applying based on current or former Federal Government Status (if you are not a current TSA employee), Veterans' Preference, or education or a combination of education and experience:

SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action - Current TSA employees are not required to submit an SF-50 to support eligibility for internal/status consideration.

If you are not a current TSA employee: you must submit your most recent personnel action SF-50
(or equivalent document) to support your eligibility for Status consideration.  If you elect Status for the consideration of your application without submitting an SF-50 demonstrating a tenure code of "1" or "2" in block 24 of your SF-50, and you are not a current TSA employee, your application may not receive Status consideration.

DD-214 - If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, provide a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other appropriate documentation to prove your entitlement and to provide verification of an Honorable Discharge. Failure to provide this documentation will result in your application not receiving 5-point preference.

SF-15 and VA Letter - If you are claiming Veterans' Preference based upon a Compensable Disability, Widow or Spouse Entitlement, or as a Purple Heart recipient, you must submit your DD-214 or other proof of entitlement; an SF-15, and the required proof of disability, i.e., Department of Veterans Affairs letter dated 1991 or later. Failure to provide this documentation will result in your application not receiving 10-point preference.

Transcripts - If you wish to qualify for this position based on your education, submit copies of your transcript(s) from accredited colleges or universities for each school attended.

 

Professional Certification - If you wish to include documentation of your professional IT certification for this position, you may submit copies.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HR Help Desk
Phone: 877-872-7990
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 877-872-7992
Email: Helpdesk@TSA-HRAccess.com
Agency Information:
DHS/Transportation Security Administration
Shared Service Center
2650 Park Tower Drive
Suite 201
Merrifield, VA
22180
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We will notify you of the outcome of these steps when they have been completed. You may also check your application status by visiting the Candidate Dashboard.

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Job Announcement Number:

HQ-OIT-12-533947

Control Number:

327722800