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Job Title:  Information Technology Specialist, CORE, GS-2210-12
Department:  Department Of Homeland Security
Agency:  Federal Emergency Management Agency
Job Announcement Number:  MG2013-9662-FLB-832934 CORE

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 $97,333.00 / Per Year
Monday, February 04, 2013 to Friday, February 08, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Term NTE NTE 2 Yrs.
Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States
United States Citizens


Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce.

Who May Apply

  • All U.S. Citizens
  •  Current federal employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment
  •  Former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility
  •  Persons eligible for non-competitive appointment under special hiring authorities (click here for a list of authorities)
  •  Persons eligible under an Interchange Agreement (click here to view a list of covered agreements)
  • Veterans’ preference eligibles or veterans who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing at least three consecutive years of active duty (click here for information on veterans)
  •  For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here

The person selected for this position will provide senior technical authority in information technology; formulating and developing implementing strategies, standards, and guidelines for FEMA programs and functions. This position starts at a salary of $74,872 (GS-12) and ends at $97,333 (GS-12).  Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Mission Support Bureau, Operations Division, Software Development & Integration Branch, in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: FEMA employees are subject to 24 hour on-call in the event of any emergency. This service may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites that require functioning under intense physical and mental stress.

Relocation expenses may not be authorized for this position.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position.
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.
  • This position requires a (Public Trust) Security Clearance
  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 - Selective Service Registration required.


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    Duties for this position are as follows:
  • Reviewing and analyzing technical and functional requirement specifications for integrated software application and systems.
  • Verifying functionality of system solutions using current quality assurance guidelines for technical design specifications.
  • Representing the quality assurance disciplines on applications development teams to ensure requirements are verifiable and testable.
  • Ensuring the application meets appropriate performance and security measures.
  • Reviewing technical and design specifications against stakeholders requirements.
  • Consulting with customers to identify and specify requirements, and to develop test plans and test cases for overall functional and systems requirements.
  • Performing software testing to validate system functionality and performance.


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To qualify for this position at the GS-12 level you must possess the following:

One full year of specialized experience.  Specialized experience is described as experience in managing privileged accounts and access systems and databases; assisting in the implementation of security system requirements; scheduling enhancements, upgrades, and repairs to the computer system; and installing and maintaining system software and hardware.

Time-in-Grade Requirements:  Status applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal service.  To be creditable, one (1) year is required at the GS-11 level for the GS-12.
All qualifications and grade equivalency requirements must be met within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.



All applicants will be evaluated based on responses to the Job Questionnaire for the announcement. 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. 


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Our career opportunities feature the potential for performance-based increases, flexible hours, and the ability to achieve and maintain a balanced lifestyle.  Other benefits that may be available include a uniform allowance, health and wellness programs, fitness centers, and telework.  For more information on federal benefits, please visit


This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.

VETERANS INFORMATION, EEO POLICY, AND REGISTRATION FOR SELECTIVE SERVICE can be obtained utilizing the links at the bottom of this announcement.

CITIZENSHIP:  Agencies are permitted to hire non-citizens only in very limited circumstances where there are no qualified citizens available for the position.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:  For more information, please see the link at the bottom of this announcement and


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Your application must be received by 11:59PM EST on Friday, February 08, 2013. 

To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See Required Documents section for more detail.

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your résumé, assessment questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX, document your responses to the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and use the official FAX coversheet found here.



   1.  Your résumé

   2.  Your responses to the job questionnaire View Assessment Questions

   3.  Are you a current or former Federal employee?  You are encouraged to submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that shows your current/former grade and step.



Farnetta Baker
Phone: (202)212-2379
TDD: (800) 877-8339
Agency Information:
DHS FEMA HCD Talent Acquisition and Processing
1201 Maryland Avenue Portals III
Mail Stop 3715
Washington, DC


Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews. We will notify you by email after each of these steps has been completed. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on “Application Status,” and then click “More Information.” We expect to make a final job offer within 30 days after the deadline for applications. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

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