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Job Title:Information Technology Specialist (Data Management)

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:NETL-13-MP-006

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$81,823.00 to $108,428.00 / Per Year


Friday, December 14, 2012 to Monday, December 24, 2012




This is a full-time position. - This is a permanent position.




1 vacancy - Pittsburgh, PA, USView Map
1 vacancy - Morgantown, WV, USView Map


Competitive status or former Federal employees eligible for reinstatement to the competitive service. Applicants eligible for the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)or individuals with a disability may also apply.   


*1 vacancy exists that may be filled at Morgantown, WV or Pittsburgh, PA*


The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory that produces technological solutions to America’s energy challenges. For more than 100 years, the laboratory has focused on developing tools and processes to provide clean, reliable, and affordable energy to the American people.

This announcement is limited to the first 50 applications and will be closed when the limit is reached.  The first 50 applications will be accepted and processed along with any other applications received by close of business on the day the limit is reached.


This position is also advertised to all US Citizens as announcement# NETL-13-DE-006.  


If you are interested in technology come work at the National Energy Technology Laboratory for an exciting IT career. 

This position is located in the Information Solutions & Engineering (ISE) Branch, Information Technology Division (ITD), Office of Institutional Operations.  The incumbent is responsible for the design and implementation of the National Energy Technology Laboratory's (NETL) data architecture and for providing direction to contracted staff who support the design and implementation. Components of the data architecture include database design, data integration tools and methodologies which combines with the processes and technical solutions enabling access to the data in conjunction with NETL's Enterprise Architecture.  Incumbent must develop an understanding of the data needs of the organization, architect a data infrastructure to meet those needs, and identify tools and methods to access the data.  The incumbent will participate in the analysis, planning, and design of information systems to satisfy the Laboratory's information and knowledge management requirements and present to stakeholders as appropriate.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Initial probationary period may be required.
  • Relocation expenses may be paid consistent with the Department's policy.


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  • Responsible for developing, implementing and managing policies and processes which maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of information use across the Laboratory.
  • Analyzes and evaluates information systems in the context of the Laboratory's information and knowledge management objectives.
  • Examines, addresses and develops a range of data approaches, models and prototypes of emerging and revolving data to meet information needs.
  • Plans, conducts, or assists in a wide variety of studies to analyze and design information systems.
  • Serves as the bridge between NETL IT contractors and NETL business representatives.
  • Maintains a Data Management environment that provides governance of the Data Architecture, promotes stewardship of data and is consistent with DOE and NETL Policy.
  • Provides consulting to NETL program and business organizations in the strategic use of information technology to support the Laboratory's plans and goals.
  • Provides technical direction and serves as a Contract Officer's Technical Representative on designated contracts.


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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. 

TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT (TIG):  Current federal employees applying for a promotion opportunity must meet TIG requirements with 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.  This requirement must be met within 30 days of the closing data of this announcement.  Reinstatement eligible candidates that have held a GS (or equivalent) position within the preceding 52 weeks are subject to TIG restrictions per 5 CFR 300.603.



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 score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have exaggerated or failed to include your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating. 

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.

  • 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.

To preview questions please click here.


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You will receive paid annual leave and sick leave. You will be eligible for health insurance, life insurance, retirement, and long term care insurance. Flexible work schedules and health & wellness programs are also offered. Benefits may vary depending on the type of appointment. More information on Federal benefits is available here.


  • This position is in the bargaining unit.
  • To be eligible, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify upon appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or that they are exempt from registration requirements.
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory is an E-Verify participant.


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    You must submit your completed online application by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date to be considered. You must apply online; paper applications will not be accepted. Requests for extensions will not be granted. Steps to submit your complete application:

    1. You must have a USAJOBS account and be logged in.
    2. Have a completed résumé in your USAJOBS profile.
    3. Click the Apply Now button.
    4. Respond to all application vacancy questions.
    5. Upload other required supporting documents.
    6. Click the submit button.

    Failure to submit required documents will result in a determination of ineligible or not qualified. 

    If you cannot apply online because of a disability, please contact the Human Resources Office to request assistance prior to the closing date of the announcement during normal business hours (6:30 AM - 3:00 PM EST). Paper applications submitted without prior HR approval will be considered incomplete and you will not be considered for the vacancy announcement.
    Technical assistance with your on-line application can be obtained by emailing USAJobs at the following link, CONTACT US or by contacting the Human Resources Contact listed in this announcement between the hours of 6:30 A.M and 3:00 P.M. EST.


    In addition to your on-line resume and responses to the vacancy questions, you must upload all applicable supplemental documents by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.  No attempt will be made to solicit missing materials from applicants who fail to submit them by the closing data.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Illegible supporting documentation may not be considered, nor will you be contacted to resubmit the documents.

    1. Current federal employees/reinstatement eligible applicants: You must submit an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, Documenting proof of competitive status, tenure, grade level and step.  All non-competitive eligible applicants must submit proof of eligibility (i.e., SF-50 documenting the full performance level of a position held on a permanent basis).


    2. Current federal employees must submit their most recent performance appraisal.

    3. Applicants applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA)must submit a copy of your DD-214 copy 4. If you are applying under a special hiring authority as a 30% or more disabled veteran, in addition to your DD-214 you must submit documentation from the Department of Defense or the Department of Veterans Affairs verifying your service connected disability and a SF-15, Application for 10 point veteran's preference.

    4.  If you are eligible for any Special Hiring Authorities, you must submit documentation supporting your eligibility. More information is available here.

    5.  If you believe you are Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligible,please visit here. To be considered well qualified, you must have a minimum score of 85.


    Lisa McCartney
    Phone: 412-386-6018
    Fax: 000-000-0000
    Agency Information:
    Department of Energy
    PO Box 10940
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Fax: 000-000-0000


    After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in USAJOBS.  You can review your status in USAJOBS at any time.  You may also elect to receive status updates via e-mail by changing the notification settings in your USAJOBS profile.

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