To qualify at the GS-13 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience directly related to the position for which you are applying equivalent to the GS-12 level. See Qualification Standard website. Specialized experience is experience that includes the following:
- Experience performing logical and physical database modeling and design based on an evaluation of customer requirements supporting tactical organizational and strategic enterprise data management activities.
- Experience working with highly complex IT related data from multiple sources as well as an understanding of complex relational and/or object oriented data models using industry recognized data management tools (e.g. Erwin, Toad, SQL Monitor, Cognos BI, Data Architect, Embarcadero etc).
- Experience with the strategic design, development and implementation of data warehousing systems and business intelligence applications.
- Experience in information technology governance, configuration and change management practices, contract oversight and experience with the budget and financial management as applied to information technology projects and systems.
Applicants must also 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.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be rated by the system using Category Rating. A quality review will be conducted by the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. The quality categories are defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified" and "Qualified". Within each category, veteran preference eligibles will be listed at the top of the category. If your resume is incomplete, or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be adjusted. The three categories are described below: 1. Qualified: Meets the minimum qualifications for the position. 2. Well Qualified: Exceeds the minimum qualifications for the position. 3. Best Qualified: Substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications. Veteran's Preference points are not added in category rating procedures. However, the names of preference eligibles will be placed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent will be listed in the highest category. You will be evaluated on the vacancy related questions that were designed to assess your overall possession of the following competencies, knowledge, skill, and abilities:
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- Knowledge regarding enterprise level data management, data flow, information systems and system interactions of automated applications and business processes.
- Knowledge of applying a wide range of Business Intelligence (BI) methodologies, techniques and tools to ensure data from multiple sources are used to full potential in an integrated Operational Data Store (ODS), Data Warehouse and Data Mart architecture.
- Knowledge of full life cycle principles from initiation to post-implementation evaluation reports (PIER), transition activities and support for Operations and Maintenance (O&M). This includes an understanding, planning and management of the required tasks, appropriate documentation, skill and resource allocation. This includes the appropriate levels of stakeholder and management participation as well as their interaction to effectively and efficiently manage and direct activities throughout all lifecycle stages.
- Ability to communicate complex technical requirements to non-technical personnel and prepare and present briefings to senior management officials on complex or controversial matters.
- Ability to create and oversee the governance structures used to manage the organization’s Data Architecture, for example, architecture control boards, strategic plans, data quality management processes, documentation artifacts, etc.
- Knowledge of project management principles to perform studies, plan and analyze data requirements for new, existing or integration of Information Systems.
- Knowledge with requirements gathering and capture, as well as data and business process capture and modeling methods, data modeling tools and artifact repositories.