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Department:Department of the Navy

Agency:Naval Supply Systems Command

Job Announcement Number:NE2221011-792683L4391230-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$59,339.00 to $77,138.00 / Per Year


Friday, November 23, 2012 to Monday, December 03, 2012




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Naval Support Activity, Mechanicsburg, PAView Map


United States Citizens


Discover a civilian career with the U.S. Department of the Navy that is filled with possibilities and be a part of something that makes a difference for you, the country, and the world.

This position is located in Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Business Systems Center. The position is a technical software developer who performs a wide range of duties including:  design, documentation, development, testing, implementation, and maintenance.  The selectee will communicate with other application software developers and analysts, managers, and customers through oral and written communications.  The position also leverages knowledge in new technology areas including .NET, HTML, SQL and other tools and languages used in Web or Windows application development.  This is an Information Assurance Management (IAM) Level 1 position responsible for ensuring adequate security measures and established Information Assurance policies and procedures are applied to an Information System or system component within their Computer Environment.  The selectee ensures that IA related Information systems are functional and secure within the Computer Environment, when performing all application software development or maintenance duties.


  • If claiming Veterans Preference you must attach the supporting documents
  • PCS/Relocation costs are NOT authorized
  • Travel is required (25%)
  • U.S. Citizenship Required


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• As a programmer, the selectee is responsible for most aspects of Information Technology (IT) analysis, clarify requirements, programming, testing, implementation, coordination, maintenance and for detailed systems and program code documentation for one or more complete systems, applications, or equivalent. 
• Designs, develops, and modifies program logic.  May modify program specifications or similar documents such as extensive macro flowcharts showing complex program interrelationships, inputs, outputs, file sizes, file contents, concepts, etc.
• Provides assistance to customers, sponsor, user representatives, Subject-Matter Experts (SMEs) and IT personnel regarding a wide variety of IT matters related to special projects, unique maintenance problems, and development of technical documents or equivalent documentation.
• Executes plans for the Quality Assurance (QA) of all programs in the assigned systems, applications or equivalent.



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For all positions individuals must have 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.



Must possess one or more years of progressively related specialized experience in the same or similar work at a level of difficulty and responsibility that has equipped you with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Creditable specialized experience would include:


  • Working on most aspects of Information Technology (IT) analysis, clarify requirements, programming, testing, implementation, coordination, maintenance and for detailed systems and program code documentation for one or more complete systems, applications, or equivalent.
  • Applying software/systems engineering concepts and techniques including supportability, reliability, scalability, etc., methods for integrating and optimizing components for soundness, response time, consistency, infrastructure requirements, database management features, and test and evaluation methods to provide technical guidance in designing, coding, testing, debugging, and maintaining assigned systems, application or equivalents. 

NOTE:  In order to credit your experience, pls. document the month/year of your employment date(s).

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE : Applicants may substitute the following education for the required experience, provided it demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.

Successful completion of 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.  Degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or 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. GRADUATE EDUCATION: 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.


Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit:



  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • A security clearance is not required, but must have to be able to maintain security clearance eligibility for assignment to sensitive duties.



Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The rating you receive is based on the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the duties of this position. 




1. Knowledge of applications software/systems engineering concepts and techniques specific to Microsoft .NET language, framework, and tools. 

2. Skill using programming techniques.

3. Ability to provide technical and customer support. 


CATEGORY RATING:  Candidates who meet the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy will be rated according to the Category Rating Procedures.  This means the candidates will be assigned to a pre-defined quality category based on their application responses to the occupational questionnaire.   Candidates in the highest quality category will be referred to the hiring manager.

Category Rating: You will be rated based on the following categories:  Best Qualified - Highly Qualified  - Qualified    


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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401 K-type retirement plan

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This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense Direct Deposit program.


Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from selective service (see


The selection of a federal annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at


Military Spouse Preference (MSP):  If you are the spouse of an active duty military member, then you may be eligible for MSP.   To be eligible you: (1) must have been married to your military sponsor prior to reporting to the new duty assignment; and, (2) must have accompanied your military sponsor on a Permanent Change in Station (PCS) move; and, (3) the position for which you are applying must be within the commuting area of your military sponsor's new permanent duty station.  MSP applies if you are ranked among the "best qualified" for this vacancy, and the list established from this announcement is used to fill the vacancy. MSP does not apply, however, when preference would violate statutes or regulations on veteran's preference or nepotism.


You must request MSP by submitting a copy of your military sponsor's PCS orders.


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  If you are a displaced employee of a non-Department of Defense Federal agency, you may be eligible for special priority consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).  ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. To be considered well qualified for this position, you must meet at least Best Qualified category rating under the How You Will Be Evaluated section.  Federal employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must, upon request, submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704.  This includes a copy of the agency separation 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 ICTAP eligibility clearly on your application.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at 


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:


1. Your resume showing relevant experience; (cover letter optional)

2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire

3. Additional Documents, as applicable (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, December 03, 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 occupational 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 using the following Vacancy ID 792683.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire  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.


View Occupational Questionnaire


  • Occupational Questionnaire
  • Resume
  • Transcript - (if qualifying all or in part based on your education) A COMPLETE COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPT OR AN ITEMIZED LIST OF COLLEGE COURSES WHICH INCLUDES EQUIVALENT INFORMATION FROM THE TRANSCRIPT (Course title, semester/quarter hours and grade). Education must be from an educational institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

  • If you are claiming a 5-point preference you must submit a copy of your DD-214, which includes character of service, or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service, which includes service dates, nature of separation and character of service. You can access to your DD-214 here.
  • If you are claiming a 10-point preference  you must submit a copy of your DD-214, which includes character of service, your Disability Letter indicating the percentage of your disability and the SF-15 )Application for 10-point preference), which can be obtained here. NOTE: You will not receive veterans preference for this announcement if you fail to provide any of the documents mentioned above. 

  • Include the 6-character Vacancy Identification Number   792683

Missing application information will not be requested.
Statements concerning qualifications are subject to verification. Exaggeration or misstatement may be cause for your disqualification or later removal from your position. 


DON Employment Info Center EIC
Phone: (800)378-4559
Agency Information:
Navy HRSC Northeast
700 Robbins Avenue
Philadelphia, PA


You will receive notifications through e-mail and Application Manager as the recruitment process progresses.  If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.

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