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
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