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Job Title:  Information Technology Specialist (Applications Software)
Department:  Department Of Justice
Agency:  Offices, Boards and Divisions
Job Announcement Number:  PH-13-JM-832816

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$74,872.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year
Friday, February 08, 2013 to Thursday, March 14, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


PLEASE NOTE (2/28/2013): The closing date of this announcement has been extended until March 14, 2013.

One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.

This Information Technology Specialist (Applications Software) GS-2210-12 position is located in the Office of Information Management (OIM) Executive Office, Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD), U.S. Department of Justice.  OIM provides support to ENRD management, attorney and support staff by developing and maintaining complex management information systems and Web sites critical to the mission of the Division.  OIM also produces a variety of statistical information used in the management of the Division and in responding to requests from Congress, the public and other stakeholders.

ENRD seeks to attract, retain, and promote individuals of exceptional ability and talent from all walks of life.  The work environment and atmosphere is open, diverse, collegial, and inclusive.  There are active affinity groups for African-American; Asian-American; Hispanic; lesbian, gar, bisexual and transgender (LGBT); and Native American employees, which are open to all DOJ employees regardless of background.  ENRD fosters a work environment where people of all background and experiences may reach their full potential.  We place a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspective and encourage applications from all ethnic groups, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

ENRD is a great place to work.  ENRD has continued to rank among the top 5 federal subcomponents for the past five years, holding the #1 slot for three years consecutively.  Our office is conveniently located near the Navy Memorial/Archives Metro.  A wide variety of shopping venues, the Verizon Center, museums, the National Mall, restaurants and coffee shops are all within walking distance.  We also offer access to an onsite fitness center.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Relevant experience (See Qualifications and Evaluation)
  • You may be subjected to undergo a urinalysis for a drug test.
  • Moving and Relocation Expenses are not authorized.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.


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As an Information Technology Specialist (Applications Software) GS-2210-12, you will:

  • Develop, test deploy and maintain Web-based applications in a Microsoft Windows technical infrastructure including .NET platform applications developed in C# (C Sharp) with Microsoft SQL Server Databases;
  • Create, enhance and maintain Microsoft SQL Server stored procedures;
  • Serve as an expert for database management systems and Structured Query Language (SQL);
  • Create system design and other critical documents;
  • Develop and maintain custom information management systems utilizing client-server or Web-Based architectures, configuring commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) packages, supporting information systems located on the Division Web sites and producing complex management information reports;
  • Analyze work processes and work closely with Division customers to identify opportunities for introducing or improving the utilization of Web-based software development, COTS and/or existing customized application software;
  • Translate functional and technical requirements into programming specifications through design documents, decision logic tables an flow diagrams;
  • Test, validate and document applications;
  • Assist with the translation, interpretation and implementation of policies and procedures for software and database development, implementation and security;
  • Create or maintain agency Internet/Intranet Web sites, including Web applications and services including those that support e-Government usage;
  • Plan and deliver customer support services, including installations, configuration, troubleshooting, customer assistance and/or training in response to customer requirements.


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To be found qualified for this position, applicants must demonstrate they meet the Basic Requirement, Specialized Experience Requirements AND the Selective Placement Factor for this position as listed below.

BASIC REQUIREMENT: This series requires applicants to possess IT-related experience demonstrating each of the following four competencies:
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.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To qualify for this GS-12 level position, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) that required them to: a) develop and administer database systems; b) develop web applications; c) conduct software analysis, design, development and implementation for new systems or major enhancements to existing systems; and d) assess new software design technologies within a current systems environment and resolve critical issues affecting the configuration of the IT infrastructure.  NOTE: The contents of your resume must fully support this response in its entirety. Otherwise, you may be found ineligible.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR:  To meet the Selective Placement Factor for this position, applicants must demonstrate that they are proficient at using the C# (C Sharp) programming language to develop Web applications using Microsoft's .NET platform and to develop, maintain and enhance .NET applications with Microsoft's SQL Server Databases. NOTE: To be found qualified for this position, the contents of your resume must explicitly support this response and describe where and when you acquired this Selective Placement Factor. Applicants who fail to address or fail to meet the Selective Placement Factor for this position in their resume will be rated "not qualified."

The Selective Placement Factor for this position identifies specific skills needed in order to be successful in this position and which are required of any person who develops, maintains and enhances ENRD's web applications. A candidate who only has other web development skills (such as Java) or only has other database skills (such as Oracle) would not be successful in this position since all standards are based upon Microsoft's . NET platform using the C# (C sharp) programming language with Microsoft SQL Server Databases. 

You may not qualify for this position based on education and transcripts do not need to be submitted for this announcement.

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.


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 if you are within reach of selection. 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. 

If you meet the qualifications, you will be rated and ranked under Category Rating procedures. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories: Best Qualified; Highly Qualified; and Qualified.

The Category Rating Process does not add veterans’ preference points or apply the “rule of three”, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them 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 per cent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).

All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):



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    The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:


    Conditions of Employment:

    1. Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation.

    2. DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

    3. All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see ). If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

    Other Information

    - If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under CTAP or ICTAP must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and place in the Highly Qualified category or better on established ranking criteria, not including veterans’ preference points, if applicable. CTAP and/or ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a recent (or last) performance appraisal; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; or, if applicable, an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. ( 

    - If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.   For more information on veterans’ preference see 

    - The Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism. 

    - The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department. 

    - The Department provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing specialist listed in the vacancy announcement. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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    You must submit a complete Application Package by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, March 14, 2013.
    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 assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
    Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link:
    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following PH832816.   Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
    If you cannot apply online:
    1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
    2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment 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.


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

    1. Your Résumé
    2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
    3. Other supporting documents:
            - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable;  
    Your resume MUST contain all information required for Federal employment. Your resume MUST include full employment information such as periods of employment, month and year position(s) started and ended, title of position(s), employer’s name and address, hours worked, description of duties, etc.



    Philadelphia Services Branch
    Phone: (215)861-3074
    Agency Information:
    Philadelphia Services Branch
    US Office of Personnel Management
    600 Arch Street
    Philadelphia, PA


    Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your category placement, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview. You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

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