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.
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:
- Analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions;
- Plan and organize work; and
- 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.
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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.