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Job Title:Information Systems Management Specialist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Job Announcement Number:NCFL12150639790939D

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$34,075.00 to $81,204.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 to Monday, November 26, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-05/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Alexandria, VA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
Serves as a trainee Information Systems Management Specialist assisting with Navigation and Decision System Support Center program activities related to program support and documentation of the Dredging Data and Lock Performance Monitoring System project. This project includes the Lock Performance Monitoring System (LPMS), Lock Characteristics, and Dredging Information System navigation databases. Provides support to the program and project managers with database operation and maintenance, data qualify checks, user support, User Guide maintnenance, developing and generating standard and custom reports and other navigation data bases. Serves on IWR and NDC teams to disseminate navigation information.

 

This position may be filled at either the GS-5, GS-7, GS-9 or GS-11 level.  The full performance grade of this position is the GS-11. 

Who May Apply:

United States Citizens

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Business Travel (TDY) may be required 5% of the time.
  • Moving Expenses (PCS) may be authorized.

DUTIES:

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At the GS-5, GS-7 and GS-9 levels, the incumbent works under close supervision, and in a developmental capacity performing assignments and completing training, both of which are aimed at preparing the incumbent with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties outlined below. The incumbent receives progressively more responsible assignments as experience and training are received to the TARGET level position of GS-0301-11. Incumbent may be non-competitively promoted pending time-in-grade requirements and demonstrated ability to perform the TARGET level grade duties.

Serve as Information Systems Management Specialist assisting with CEIWR-Navigation Data Center program activities related to program support and documentation of the Dredging Data and Lock Performance Monitoring System project. These duties include support to the program and project managers with database operation and maintenance, data quality checks, user support, User Guide maintenance, developing and generating standard and custom reports and other navigation database support. Serve on IWR and NDC teams relating to navigation information and methods and content for information dissemination.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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General/Specialized Experience:

For the GS-5:  To qualify, applicants must possess three years of general experience, one year of which was equivalent to at least the GS-4.  General experience is defined as:   Gathering pertinent data, analyzing problems to identify contributing factors, and recognizing solutions; planning and organizing work; and communicating effectively both orally and in writing; data input and understanding data entry rules.

 

For the GS-7:  To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5.  Specialized experience is defined as:  Data input and understanding data entry rules; analyzing, reviewing, and evaluating database program applications; understanding of a variety of computer and telecommunications systems; spreadsheets, reports, graphics; and interpreting ADP standards, policies and regulations.

 

For the GS-9:  To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7.  Specialized experience is defined as:  Having a broad knowledge of hardware and software systems and computer techniques, requirements, methods, sources, procedures and design; conducting reviews and studies to determine user requirements, analyzing the data to recommend course of action to produce desired output; possession of a high degree of analytical ability, statistical skills, sound judgment, and communication skills; communicating data requirements to computer programmers and information specialists; planning, analyzing and carrying out projects independently; creating data imports/exports and performing data analysis to prepare comprehensive reports; and modifying and applying evolving technology to develop long range forecasts and plans, feasibility studies, evaluating overall plans and proposals making recommendations.

 

For the GS-11:  To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9.  Specialized experience is defined as:  Having a broad knowledge of, and experience with, complex hardware and software systems and computer techniques, requirements, methods, sources, procedures, and the performance measurement tools; conducting reviews and studies to determine user requirements, determining hardware software requirements, analyzing the data to recommend course of action to produce desired output and recognizing deficiencies of project or initiatives, recommending corrective action where necessary; possession of a high degree of analytical ability, statistical skills, sound judgment, leadership ability and exceptional communication skills to advise team members, programmers, management; expert experience with information system database management and use of terminals; ability to write retrieval programs and communicate data requirements to computer programmers and information specialists, to specify general and detailed functional systems requirements; leading others in the planning, analyzing and carrying out of information system database management projects to evaluate overall plans and proposals making recommendations and advising management; experience and professional knowledge of and skill in creating complex data imports/exports and performing data analysis to prepare comprehensive reports; and working with a variety of computer and telecommunications systems to recommend methods for enhancing information management programs through modifications and applications of evolving technology, to develop long range forecasts and plans, feasibility studies, evaluating overall plans and proposals making recommendations.

 

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas: 

Knowledge of advanced hardware and software systems and computer techniques, requirements, methods, sources, procedures, and performance management tools; system instructions of existing automated systems in the Agency; management principles and Agency policies and standards relating to telecommunications and computer hardware and software systems.

Knowledge of a variety of computer and telecommunications systems to recommend methods for enhancing information management programs through modifications and application of evolving technology, to develop long range forecasts and plans, lead feasibility studies, evaluate overall plans and proposals making recommendations and advising Agency management.

Knowledge of ADP standards, policies, and authorized system design approaches. 

Knowledge of the subject matter: work processes and terminology; and familiarity with precedents and alternative automation approaches functioning in comparable DA agencies with similar missions.

Knowledge of analytical techniques and automated schools to perform assignments (as a minimum, the ability to use database management, spreadsheets, graphics, and communication applications software).

Knowledge of information system database management, use of terminals; ability to write retrieval programs, and communicate data requirements to computer programmers and information specialists, to specify general and detailed functional systems requirements.

Knowledge of a variety of analytical and evaluative methodologies and a thorough understanding of the application and requirements of the pertinent laws, regulations, policies and precedents to apply and interpret measurement techniques to evaluate program effectiveness.

Professional knowledge of and skill in creating complex data imports/extracts and perform data analyses to prepare comprehensive reports.

Professional knowledge of and skill in possessing a high degree in: analytical ability, statistical skills, sound judgment, leadership ability, and exceptional communication skills.

 

 


Education: 

For the GS-5:  Four-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree.

 

For the GS-7:  One full year of graduate level education OR superior academic achievement.

 

For the GS-9:  Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. or J.D., if related.

 

For the GS-11:  Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR Three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M., if related.

 

NOTE:  Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.

 

Undergraduate Education: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a bachelor's degree, in an accredited college or university, meets the GS-5 level requirements for many positions covered by this standard. Others have individual occupational requirements that specify that applicants must, in general, (1) have specific course work that meets the requirements for a major in a particular field(s), or (2) have at least 24 semester hours of course work in the field(s) identified. Course work in fields closely related to those specified may be accepted if it clearly provides applicants with the background of knowledge and skills necessary for successful job performance. One year of full-time undergraduate study is defined as 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours.

Superior Academic Achievement: The superior academic achievement provision is applicable to all occupations covered by this standard. See the "General Policies and Instructions" for specific guidance on applying the superior academic achievement provision.

Graduate Education: Education at the graduate level in an accredited college or university in the amounts shown in the table meets the requirements for positions at GS-7 through GS-11. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

One 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.

Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.

General Experience: For positions for which individual occupational requirements do not specify otherwise, general experience is 3 years of progressively responsible experience, 1 year of which was equivalent to at least GS-4, that demonstrates the ability to:

  1. Analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions;
  2. Plan and organize work; and
  3. Communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Such experience may have been gained in administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible work. Experience in substantive and relevant secretarial, clerical, or other responsible work may be qualifying as long as it provided evidence of the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) necessary to perform the duties of the position to be filled. Experience of a general clerical nature (typing, filing, routine procedural processing, maintaining records, or other nonspecialized tasks) is not creditable. Trades or crafts experience appropriate to the position to be filled may be creditable for some positions.

Other Requirements:
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

One year trial/probationary period may be required.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.  Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

 


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment to include use of telework and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.


  • OTHER INFORMATION:

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    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package.
    Application packages must include:

    1. Your resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    2. Your responses to the questionnaire
    3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, December 04, 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 questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 
    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 790939.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process.  You will need three documents to complete this process:  the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below. 

    1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

    2. View Occupational Questionnaire.  Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX.  Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.

    3.  On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task...."). 

    4. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

    PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. 

    It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.
     

    The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The following documents are required:

    • Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    • If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you must submit your college transcripts with your application.
    • You MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for current employment verification, a SF-50 or DD3434; If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference (MSP), to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to:   for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran Preference, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.

    • If you are currently serving on active duty: You MUST submit a certification from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. If you supply a certification at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment.   For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link: http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.   Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category

    • If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further. 

    PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office.   Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
    Agency Information:
    DA NCR HQ USACE
    US Army Humphreys Engineer Center Sup
    Civilian Personnel Advisory Center ATTN
    GAO Building 441 G Street NW
    Washington, DC
    20314-1000

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. 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 of this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

     

    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

     

    If no email address is provided, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in Application Manager. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.

     

    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact the Army Applicant Helpdesk at usarmy.apg.chra-ne.mbx.applicanthelp@mail.mil


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    Job Announcement Number:

    NCFL12150639790939D

    Control Number:

    331668900