Applicants must meet BOTH the four IT competencies AND the specialized experience described below.
IT Competencies if Qualifying Based on Experience For All Grades:
1. Attention to Detail Is thorough when evaluating systems, hardware, and software for efficiency.
2. Customer Service Providing technical assistance to staff and identifying solutions.
3. Oral Communication - Effectively communicates with internal staff and external organizations to report on project status and explaining system requirements.
4. Problem Solving - Identifies and researches system design problems; uses judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations to solve problems.
For the GS-13 grade level, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12), in the Federal service that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, and can be demonstrated through skill in applying software development theories and concepts.
Examples of specialized experience:
· Planning and carrying out difficult and complex assignments in systems analysis and database management.
· Designing, developing and maintaining applications and databases to manage information in such areas as investigation, regulation, scientific, and administration.
· Ensuring that the major segments of the information systems comply with legislative and regulatory requirements.
· Installing and implementing database management systems involving programming and integration at the systems level.
· Experience in software development using languages such as Java, J2EE, and JSP.
· Experience in standard software development methodologies and design patterns.
· Experience with enterprise databases, such as Oracle and SQL Server; performing database administration, tuning, and backup and recovery.
· Experience with web development technologies, standards, and best practices.
Conditions of Employment:
1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
5. Financial disclosure statement may be required. Certain positions within the FDA are subject to restrictions on financial holdings specifically FDA regulated financial holdings. This position could be subject to these restrictions. During the application and interview process, and prior to accepting this position, we advise applicants to seek additional information from the FDA Ethics Office at (301) 796-8435.
6. One-year probationary period may be required.
7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: Yes
8. Bargaining Unit Position: No
9. Drug Screening Required: No
10. Recruitment incentives may be authorized: No
11. Student loan repayment incentive authorized: No
12. Annual leave for non-federal service authorized: No
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of the 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, 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 eligibility. Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified.
The Category Rating Process does not add veterans preference points 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 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
1. Knowledge of information technology policies, practices, standards and regulations.
2. Knowledge and skill in database systems development and management.
3. Knowledge of information technology of system and applications software.
4. Knowledge of advanced application systems, data elements, and information requirements.
4. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.