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  1. Overview
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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:IT Specialist

Department:General Services Administration

Agency:Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies

Job Announcement Number:1300029AFDE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, February 08, 2013 to Friday, March 01, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
District Of Columbia County, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island).

JOB SUMMARY:

You may have heard GSA called 'the government's landlord', but GSA is about more than just buildings...We're a vehicle management and acquisition service...a real estate manager...an IT solutions provider...a global supply chain manager...and more! GSA provides innovative solutions for Federal agencies that include products, services, workspace, and expertise to build a more high-performing, efficient, sustainable, and transparent government for the American people. And, since our jobs are as diverse as the services we provide, GSA is a great place to start, build, and expand your career.

There is one vacancy to be filled at this time, however, this announcement may be used for filling similar vacancies in this or other GSA organizations.

 

The close date of this announcement has been extended to March 1, 2013.

 

GSA has been repeatedly named by the Partnership for Public Service as one of the 'Best Places to Work in the Federal Government'. As an IT Specialist, you will serves as software architect and technical coordinator for Data.gov, the Federal government's open government data site. This position is located in the Office of Citizens Services and Innovative Technologies (OCSIT)Office of Innovative Technologies (OIT), Data.gov program. GSA offers its employees a wide range of benefits including:

  • Federal health insurance plans (choose from a wide range of plans)
  • Life insurance coverage with several options to choose from
  • Leave policies to help you take care of your personal, recreational, and health care needs
  • Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)
  • Flexible work schedules and telework
  • Transit and child care subsidies
  • Training and development

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Apply online (See How to Apply section.)

DUTIES:

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Some of the Major Duties include:

  • Serves as a spokesperson on information technology (IT) and as Web Enterprise Architect with responsibility for application and infrastructure design, strategic management, effective use and evaluation of Federal information technologies, and development of applications and strategies to improve the delivery of electronic services to citizens.
  • Identifies technologies that support interoperability, sharing of data among different information systems and networks, and performs architectural duties of high complexity. The architectural duties cover portal design, solution enhancements, content management systems, configuration management, web metrics, application testing, performance monitoring, and infrastructure maintenance.
  • Serves as a project manager/IT specialist and technical coordinator on multiple concurrent projects and determines the extent of change in portals programs/applications required by numerous end users and influenced by external developments, changes in work processes, and assessments of system/application performance.
  • Develops overall plan, criteria, and programming specifications for OIT projects and provides core input for designs, codes, test, and debugging of critical portions of the system software.
  • Maintains a high degree of awareness and knowledge of open source software products, especially in the field of open government data. Collaborates with open source developers and fosters the creation and maintenance of vibrant open source communities around OIT projects such as Data.gov.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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The GS-14 salary range starts at $105,211.00 per year, if you meet the following qualifications. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. Applicants applying for the GS-14 grade level must also meet the following requirements:

Have Information Technology-related experience demonstrating EACH of the four competencies AND specialized experience listed below:

IT SPECIALIST COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Attention to Detail - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant investigates and evaluates “state of the art” technology of the industry.
  • Customer Service - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant confers with users to evaluate the effectiveness of, or identify the need for, computer programs or management systems.
  • Oral Communication - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant persuades others to take a particular course of action or to accept findings, recommendations, changes, or alternative viewpoints.
  • Problem Solving - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant identifies and accommodates technology and resource constraints.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: To qualify, applicants must possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is professional Information Technology (IT) expertise in enterprise architecture that demonstrates responsibility for analyzing, managing, supervising, or performing work necessary to plan, design, develop, acquire, document, test, implement, integrate, maintain, and/or modify systems for solving problems or accomplishing work processes by using computers. This requires knowledge of information processing methodology/technology, computer capabilities, and processing techniques.


If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Serve a one year probationary period (unless you have previously satisfied this requirement).
  • Be able to make a direct deposit of your salary check to a financial organization.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service.
  • Complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" (OF-306) to determine suitability for Federal employment.
  • If you are not a current GSA employee, you must complete the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 to determine identity and employment (work status) eligibility. GSA will verify the information through the DHS e-Verify automated system. Any identified discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
  • Complete an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, and obtain approval that no conflict or an appearance of conflict exists between your financial interest and this position.
  • Undergo a background investigation and favorable adjudication.  This position has been designated as a Public Trust Position.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

The Category Rating procedure is being used to rate candidates. If you are found qualified for the position, your responses to the self assessment vacancy questions will be used to place you in one of the following categories: Qualified, Well Qualified, Best Qualified. Your responses to the vacancy questions must be supported by your resume or the Human Resources Specialist may adjust your responses lower. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Appropriate documentation must be received to adjudicate veterans' preference. You will be evaluated on the vacancy related questions that were designed to assess your overall possession of the following competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Skill in advanced information technology (IT) concepts.
  • Skill in applying: the interrelationships between multiple IT specialties; the agency’s and organization’s IT architecture; new IT developments and applications, and emerging technologies and their applications to business technology to ensure the integration of IT services and to develop solutions to interoperability issues.
  • Skill in applying IT systems management methods, including design-to-support performance monitoring;IT architecture and protocols of GSA and serviced organization to plan, design, develop, manage and enhance highly efficient IT systems that respond to business processes, requirements, end-user needs and incorporate GSA’s goals and mission.
  • Knowledge of open source software development concepts, practices, processes.
  • Ability to collaborate with open source communities.
  • Ability to foster and develop new open source communities around new software packages.
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of IT systems supporting government-wide applications such as Data.gov.

A variety of assessments/assessment tools may be used to evaluate candidates for specific vacancies covered by this announcement. Candidates will be notified when further assessments are implemented and provided with instructions on how to access and complete the assessment(s). Be sure to APPLY EARLY as most assessments must be completed fully and submitted before the announcement closing. If you are an Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan eligible or a GSA Career Transition Assistance eligible, you must be considered well qualified (minimum score or 85) to receive priority. ICTAP/CTAP

 


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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GSA offers a comprehensive benefits package. To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, see Benefits.

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Bargaining Unit status: NONE
  • GSA does not accept applications or application materials submitted with Government-paid postage.
  • Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed. This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position by other means. Management also has the right not to fill the position.
  • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses are not authorized for this position. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the successful applicant.

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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You must submit a complete application including any required documents prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the Announcement. Errors or omissions may result in your not being considered for this vacancy. For information on applying for a GSA vacancy, please visit Applying for a GSA Job We will only consider applications submitted through the online process listed below unless an exception has been approved by a representative of the HR Office listed on this announcement. A description of the online process is provided below:

  1. Select the "Apply Online" button. Log on to OPM's USAJOBS to access your existing resume or to create a new one.
  2. From your account, select which resume you wish to submit. You also have the option of attaching any required documents saved in your USAJOBS account. Click "Apply for this Position Now!"
  3. You will be redirected to GSA's automated system, GSAjobs. First time users will be asked to respond to "Account Creation" questions. If you are a return GSAjobs user, click the links on the left to review and update any necessary profile information before continuing on with the application process.
  4. You will be prompted to respond to "Eligibility Questions" which will be used to determine your eligibility to apply for various types of vacancies. If you are a return user, these fields will pre-populate with your previous responses. Please review and make any necessary changes before proceeding.
  5. Next, you will be asked to respond to vacancy specific questions regarding your qualifications and the knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or other competencies required to successfully perform this position.
  6. Submit any required documents (see below). A "Vacancy Documents" page is automatically displayed by the GSAjobs system. Most documents become part of your permanent electronic file and you need to submit them only once unless you wish to update. You can view the Description column next to each form to determine if a previously submitted document is on file. For each document you must submit, select one of the following options in the "Action" column:
    • "Upload" - Using the Document Manager, upload document (.gif, .jpeg, .png, .rtf, .pdf, and .doc format only) directly from your computer;
    • "USAJOBS" - Using the Document Manager, download a document you previously attached from your USAJOBS account for this vacancy.
    • "FAX" - Print the Fax Cover Sheet, then fax cover sheet and document(s) to the listed phone number. We strongly recommend you read the "Fax Instructions" provided on the Document Manager page prior to printing the Fax Cover Sheet and faxing your information.
  7. At this point, if you are determined to be qualified for the position based upon your previous responses, additional assessment questions may be presented.
  8. Finally, you'll receive an Application Review Page which allows you to review the information that will be submitted. You can save a copy of your application by selecting the 'Save PDF' button. Then, YOU MUST CLICK THE 'FINISH' BUTTON to submit your application.

Note: If you cannot complete any part of the application process listed above, contact the Human Resources Office/representative listed on the announcement prior to the announcement deadline for instructions on how to proceed. Be sure to receive prior HR approval to deviate from these instructions so that your application will be considered.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please review the following to determine which documents you must submit in order to complete your application.

ICTAP/CTAP Eligibles: Submit proof of eligibility including agency notice; SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (or similar agency form); and most recent performance rating.

Veterans:  In order to be considered as a 5-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty (member 4 copy). If you are claiming 10-point preference, you must submit the following in addition to the DD-214: (1) completed SF-15 form; and (2) proof of your entitlement to this preference. A list of documents which serve as acceptable proof of entitlement is indicated on the SF-15 form. 

Active Duty Military Personnel - In lieu of the DD-214, active duty service members may submit a written document from the armed forces certifying that they expect to be discharged or released under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Ann Fraley
Phone: 816-823-4900
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 800-735-2966
Email: CP.TalentCenter@gsa.com
Agency Information:
GSA, Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Tech
Talent Management Center
1500 E. Bannister Road Room 1118B
Kansas City , MO
64131
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

If your application is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will further evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies required of the position. Candidates in the highest quality category will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and/or security background investigation. A final job offer for this position is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications.

Thank you for your interest in working for U.S. General Services Administration!


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Job Announcement Number:

1300029AFDE

Control Number:

337385900