Job Title:Mobile Technologist - DEU
Agency:Federal Trade Commission
Job Announcement Number:BCP-FPD-2013-0003
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
/ Per Year|
|Wednesday, December 19, 2012 to
Wednesday, January 09, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Competitive service. -
This is a permanent appointment.|
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
District Of Columbia County, DC, USView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|All Qualified Candidates|
OUR MISSION: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforces a variety of federal antitrust and consumer protection laws. The Commission seeks to ensure that the nation's markets function competitively and are vigorous, efficient, and free of undue restrictions. The Commission also works to enhance the smooth operation of the marketplace by eliminating acts or practices that are unfair or deceptive. Finally, the Commission undertakes economic analysis to support its law enforcement efforts and to contribute to the policy deliberations of the Congress, the Executive Branch, other independent agencies, and state and local governments when requested.
This position is located in the Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Financial Practices. The incumbent of this position will develop approaches to identifying and investigating alleged violations of the statutes enforced by the FTC or of the Commission’s rules and regulations including but not limited to violations relating to false advertising, data security, privacy, financial products and services, and fraud.
If you would like to be considered under Merit Promotion procedures, please apply to vacancy announcement # BCP-FPD-2013-0004
- This position requires U.S. citizenship
- Relocation costs will not be paid
- This position is included in the bargaining unit
- May require a one year probationary period
DUTIES:Back to top
At the full performance level, the incumbent of this position will:
- Develop approaches to identifying and investigating alleged violations of the statutes enforced by the FTC or of the Commission’s rules and regulations including but not limited to violations relating to false advertising, data security, privacy, financial products and services, and fraud. Examine the flow of data and types of data that may be exchanged in different business models in the mobile marketplace, including examining information collection, use, and sharing practices.
- Develop plans of inquiry designed to obtain essential technical information on complex investigations and research. The employee will identify investigational targets based on analysis of technical data or processes; conduct investigative research; determine records to be obtained and source of those records; and analyze material to obtain relevant information.
- Present highly technical information to FTC staff members and external contacts in an understandable way.
- Provide formal or informal advice to FTC staff members, external law enforcement officials, technical groups, and/or professional organizations regarding technical aspects of information practices and emerging technologies.
- Analyze and formulate reports on mobile technology-related business practices so that investigative teams and personnel tasked with developing policy are aware of technological developments and emerging business practices.
- Train other personnel in techniques to gather information from the mobile market, to collect data generated and/or transmitted via mobile technology, and to identify and record activity on mobile devices. Identify software and hardware investigative tools that would assist Commission employees in identifying law violations related to or involving the use of mobile technology and collecting and preserving information about such violations. Train other personnel in the use of these tools.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Applicants at the GS-12 must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level, or its non-Federal equivalent which may be demonstrated by assisting teams in investigating alleged violations of involving mobile technologies.
Applicants at the GS-13 must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level, or its non-Federal equivalent which may be demonstrated by providing formal or informal guidance regarding technical aspects of information practices and emerging technologies.
Applicants at the GS-14 must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level, or its non-Federal equivalent which may be demonstrated by analyzing or formulating approaches to gather information from the mobile market, to collect data generated and/or transmitted via mobile technology, and to identify and record activity on mobile devices.
A degree in computer science, software engineering, or information systems is strongly preferred; however, it is not required.
All applications must be received on-line via www.usajobs.gov
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
Individuals applying for this announcement are required to complete and submit an online application through the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) application system, USAJOBS. The information you provide in USAJOBS is general information completed by all candidates. That information and your resume will become part of your application and will automatically be transferred to FT-SEE when you apply online. The submission of anything other than the below online application will result in you not being considered for this job.
If applying online poses a hardship to any applicant, please contact us. Applicants must contact us at 202-326-2021 prior to the closing date to speak to someone who can provide assistance for online submission. Requests for extensions will not be granted.
There are several parts of the application process that will affect your overall evaluation:
1. Your online resume (See Step 1 below).
2. Your responses to the eligibility questions.
3. Your responses to the vacancy specific self-assessment questions.
4. Submission of supporting documentation (See instructions under the "Required Documentation" section of this posting.
You have until 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement to complete the following four-step application process:
STEP 1: To apply, you must first register on USAJOBS at www.usajobs.opm.gov and have at least one resume associated with your account. Your online resume must be built using the USAJOBS resume builder or you can upload an existing resume from your computer. You must submit a resume to be considered for this position. Once you have completed the registration process, thoroughly review this vacancy announcement and then select the "Apply Online" button and follow the instructions provided.
STEP 2: After selecting a resume to submit with your application package, you will be taken to FT-SEE to answer questions related to your experience and vacancy specific questions. The answers to the questions are necessary to evaluate your qualifications for the specific job to which you are applying. When completed, the information you provided through USAJOBS and the answers to the FT-SEE questions will become your application.
STEP 3: Review your resume to make certain that it supports your responses to the questions. Once you submit your online application, you will see a screen telling you that your application has been successfully transmitted. If you do not receive this confirmation, you have not successfully completed your application.
STEP 4: Submit Supporting Documentation, as necessary.
NOTE: Paper applications and information sent by mail WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
To help you ensure your application fully outlines your qualifications and eligibility for this position, please submit the following documentation as appropriate. Some of the items listed may not apply to you.
APPLICATION PACKAGE CHECKLIST
__ Announcement number, title, and grade(s) of the position
__ Full name, mailing address (including zip code) and day and evening phone numbers (with area code)
__ Statement that you are a U.S. citizen
__ Current Federal employees serving on a competitive career or career conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible must submit a copy of their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50).
__Copy of DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) (only if claiming veteran's preference)
__SF-15 (Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference) plus the support documentation required by this form (if claiming 10-point veteran's preference)
__ Paid and non-paid work experience related to the position. For each period of Work experience include:
___Series/grade (if Federal employment)
___Duties and accomplishments
___Employer's name and address
___Supervisor's name and contact information
___Starting and ending dates of employment (month/day/year)
___Number of hours worked per week
___Indicate if we may contact current supervisor/employer
___Other job related information, such as training courses (title & year); skills (e.g., other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, etc.)
___Honors, awards, and special accomplishments
___A Legible copy of college transcripts (if qualifying all or in part on the basis of Education for this position)
___Support documentation for eligibility for special hiring authorities, such as disability, Peace Corps service, etc.