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Job Title:Information Technology Specialist (Business Software)

Agency:Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

Job Announcement Number:FRTIB-13-MP-001-757968

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:

Tuesday, October 09, 2012 to Thursday, October 18, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Many vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

JOB SUMMARY:

The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is widely considered to be one of the best retirement plans in the world and a model for defined contribution plans.  We are seeking a champion for its continual improvement.

Voted as one of the “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” as ranked by the Partnership for Public Service in its 2011 Very Small Agencies Best Places to Work Rankings, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) is an independent Federal Agency with a single mission: To administer the Thrift Savings Plan solely in the interest of its participants and beneficiaries.  We help Federal employees and members of the Uniformed Services retire with dignity by providing benefits similar to private sector 401(k) plans.  The TSP manages over $300 billion for 4.6 million participants located in every time zone around the world. 

The FRTIB is looking for a highly qualified and motivated individuals to serve as an Information Technology Specialist to perform duties associated with the TSP record keeping system, implemented June, 2003.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below)

DUTIES:

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  • Serves as an Information Technology Specialist responsible for the development and maintenance of the Thrift Savings Plans’ record keeping system.
  • Identifies system deficiencies and tracks their resolutions.
  • Participates on information technology projects, task forces, and committees.
  • Confirms the accuracy and integration of all system changes and verifies results.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for this position, applicants must meet the specialized experience as described below:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service which involved experience applying IT concepts, principles, methods, and practices and understanding of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products and components sufficient to provide advice, guidance, and recommendations to system users;

-AND-

Possess the IT-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 (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.


Education may not be substituted for experience at this grade level.

Applicants must meet basic eligibility requirements such as Time in Grade, minimum qualifications, and other regulatory requirements by the close date of this announcement.

Time-in-Grade: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the Time in Grade Requirement, which is 52 weeks of Federal Service at the next lower grade, (GS-12).

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume and transcripts to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements.  Applicants meeting minimum qualifications will further be evaluated on information provided in the Questionnaire.  The questionnaire collects information on your education, training, and experience related to the following competencies:

Automated Recordkeeping systems, Software Development, Requirements Analysis, Project Management, and Oral Communciation.

If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.

To preview this questionnaire, click on the following link View Assessment Questions.

If your final rating places you among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.


BENEFITS:

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Working for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Retirement System.  The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board also has agency specific benefits which include student loan repayment and flexible work schedules.

The following web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.  To find out more click here http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.

Alternate work schedule options are available.

Telework may be available after you have come on board.

If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized.  Our human resources office can provide additional information on how this program is run.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).   The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  Well-qualified means, you must meet all the minimum qualification standards listed above and be assessed and assigned the rating of at least Well-Qualified to receive special selection priority.

You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.  See http://www.sss.gov/

Veteran's Preference: If you are claiming  veterans’ preference, you must submit documentation described in the "Required Documents" section.  For more information regarding veteran's preference please go to http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

Relocation incentives:  No relocation expenses or incentives will be paid. 

Temporary Duty Travel for this position is 15 percent.

Many Vacancies: Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

Probationary Period: One-year trial/probationary period may be required.

Background Suitability Investigation: Employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background investigation and the granting of a Federal suitability or security clearance.



HOW TO APPLY:

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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 occupational questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit my Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the More Information link under the application status for this position.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page https://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 757968.

If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaireView Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print 1203FX form to provide your response to the 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.

The complete application package must be submitted by Thursday, October 18, 2012.

NOTE: If all required documents are not received by the closing date, you will be rated ineligible, and your application will not move forward to the selection official.

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:
1. Resume.
2. OF-306, please visit http://ww.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of306.pdf  for a fillable OF-306 form.

3. Responses to questionnaire.

4. You must submit documents verifying your eligibility along with your application package.  These documents may include, but are not limited to: a SF-50 - for current Federal employment verification; Veteran’s Preference documentation e.g. DD-214 or equivalent, SF-15 and VA letter, as appropriate; ICTAP documentation, e.g. RIF separation notice along with last performance rating or appraisal; and/or College Transcripts – this will be necessary if the position has an education requirement, or if you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience, or solely on education.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

FRTIB Personnel
Phone: (202)942-1600
Email: PERSONNEL@TSP.GOV
Agency Information:
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
77 K Street NE
Suite 1000
Washington, DC
20002
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 the office for a possible interview.

Once this process has been completed, you will receive notice via email, or by mail if no email address was provided during the application process, this is generally completed within 4-6 weeks.


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Job Announcement Number:

FRTIB-13-MP-001-757968

Control Number:

327962000