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Job Title:IT Specialist

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Job Announcement Number:FERC-MP-2013-0044

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 to Wednesday, February 13, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications will be accepted from current and former competitive service Federal employees, and people eligible under special hiring authorities.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of natural gas, oil, and electricity. FERC also regulates natural gas and hydropower projects. As part of our goal, we are seeking highly skilled individuals to assist in carrying out the mission of this agency. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission assists consumers in obtaining reliable, efficient and sustainable energy services at a reasonable cost through appropriate regulatory and market means. To learn more about the Commission, please visit www.ferc.gov.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is seeking a highly motivated and qualified candidate for an exciting full-time permanent position within the Office of the Executive Director, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Systems Engineering Division. The CIO develops, coordinates, and maintains Commission-wide strategic and business information technology (IT) plans; develops the IT enterprise architecture; and ensures that all IT initiatives support all aspects of the Commission business plan and are compliant with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directives.

Position is included in the Bargaining Unit

Please note - Only your resume and cover letter will be forwarded to the selecting official.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement, and the office(s) for any additional selections may vary.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must meet specialized experience
  • Must provide most recent SF-50
  • A background investigation is required

DUTIES:

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As an IT Specialist in the Systems Engineering Division, your duties will include the following:

-Planning, directing and organizing projects by determining priorities and allocating resources

-Providing insight on project risk and developing project risk profile, mitigation plan and contingency plan

-Reviewing project work plans and revising as necessary to meet changing needs and requirements

-Providing guidance in system analysis, design, development, and implementation for a new system or major enhancement to an existing system

-Investigating, evaluating, and selecting tools and methods for improving productivity and system quality throughout the life cycle

-Interacting with customers to assess their needs and provide information or assistance, while being committed to providing quality products and services


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent at least to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. For this position, specialized experience is defined as:

Experience in at least two of the following: developing and implementing virtualized server and desktop environments; experience in systems monitoring and SharePoint Administration; or planning for IT infrastructure, including Microsoft servers, Active directory, VMware and SAN Architecture. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is preferable but not mandatory.

Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy.


Education cannot be substituted for experience for this position.

Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy. You must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. All required documents must be recieved by the closing of this announcement. If you do not submit a required document, (e.g. SF-50, transcripts, etc) your application will be considered incomplete and you will not recieve further consideration.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. Your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies. The ideal candidate will possess the following:

-Skill in project management and new system developments and deployments

-Skill in the design and development of applications using SDLC and other industry standards

-Ability to coordinate issues with other analysts and work effectively with others, including staff, contractors and vendors

-Ability to develop new initiatives, strategies, and proposals for customers

-Ability to write and communicate effectively and to present complex and substantive issues in a clear, convincing and effectively organized manner


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits package includes: Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards; Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year; Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire; A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums; Flexible spending accounts for health care and for dependent care, employee assistance programs, flexible work schedules, and health and fitness programs. Learn more about Federal benefits programs by clicking here.



OTHER INFORMATION:

You must submit all required information by the closing date. The materials you send with your resume will not be returned. Relocation expenses will not be paid.



HOW TO APPLY:

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You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position.

Please click on the following link for detailed instructions on how to apply: How To Apply

Tips for Applying  For example, if the specialized experience requires presenting information to a large audience, your resume might include speeches or presentations  you've given. 

-Verify your resume clearly indicates possession of the competencies and required specialized experience listed under the Qualifications and Evaluations section of this announcement. 

-Submit all requested documentation; e.g., SF-50, performance appraisal, transcripts



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or will not receive the special consideration, e.g. Vet's Preference, for which you may be eligible). CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES -- Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment: Submit an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".) If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit an SF-50 showing that. Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, you must submit an additional SF-50 showing this grade in order to receive credit. (FERC EMPLOYEES ARE ALSO REQUIRED to submit an SF-50). CTAP/ICTAP: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility. For a detailed list of documents, click here. SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES DOCUMENTATION If you are applying under a special hiring authority, submit a copy of proof of your eligibility. VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA) DOCUMENTATION If you are applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. An SF-15 may be found at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Angela Stokes
Phone: 202-502-6423
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: angela.stokes@ferc.gov
Agency Information:
FERC
888 First Street, NE
Washington , DC
20426
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You can check the status of your application by logging into your My USAJobs account. You be notified up to four points in the application process. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status." We also recommend you opt to receive status change emails through USAJOBS by logging into "Notification Settings." Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.


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Job Announcement Number:

FERC-MP-2013-0044

Control Number:

336798900