For entry at the GS-11 level, status applicants must have served 52 weeks as a GS-09 or higher grade in the Federal Service.
For entry at the GS-12 level, status applicants must have served 52 weeks as a GS-11 or higher grade in the Federal Service.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have IT-related education/experience demonstrating:
1.) Attention to Detail
2.) Customer Service
3.) Oral Communication
4.) Problem Solving;
Meet the education detailed in the qualification standards .
In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements stated above, applicants must have the amounts of experience required for the grade levels shown below.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade or pay band level within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required.
For the GS-11, one year of specialized experience as a GS-09 in the Federal service, or comparable in difficulty and responsibility to GS-09 if outside the Federal service, is required.
At the GS-11 grade level specialized experience is defined as experience in modifying and adapting existing software related Scientific and Technical Information as well as testing online systems and applications.
For the GS-12, one year of specialized experience as a GS-11 in the Federal service, or comparable in difficulty and responsibility to GS-11 if outside the Federal service, is required.
At the GS-12 grade level specialized experience is defined as experience in modifying and adapting existing software, as well as, creating test plans for online systems and applications and testing of Internet, intranet, and extranet systems and applications, i.e., Web resources, online databases, wikis, portals, or other systems related to the submission and dissemination of Scientific and Technical Information.
In addition to meeting the specialized experience requirements, qualified applicants must also possess the quality of experience as it relates to how closely or to what extent an applicant's background, recency of experience, education, and training are relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the announced position. Candidates must clearly demonstrate the possession of knowledge, skills and abilities, or competencies necessary to successfully perform the work of the position at the appropriate level to be qualified for the position. Applicants must describe how their experience meets the competencies within the body of the resume. No separate statements addressing KSA's or competencies are required.
Knowledge of Software Quality Assurance standards and practices.
Skill in developing and performing test plans and case studies.
Knowledge of DoD automation policies, regulations, and standards for life-cycle management.
Qualification and time-in-grade requirements must be met within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE AT GS-11 LEVEL: Three full years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE AT GS-12 LEVEL: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at this grade level.
If you are using education to qualify for this position you will need to submit your transcripts with your application. Failure to provide transcripts, or a determination that you do not possess the education requirement, will result in objection to your qualifications, and removal from consideration in accordance with competitive examining procedures.
Background or Security Investigation:
The individual selected will be subject to an investigation in conjunction with granting of a security clearance prior to appointment. Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance. For more information about receiving and maintaining a security clearance, please click here.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the 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 inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.