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Job Title:Information Technology Specialist (Systems Analysis)

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Office of Justice Programs

Hiring Organization:Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)

Job Announcement Number:JP-13-048

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 $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, March 28, 2013 to Sunday, April 07, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-14/15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent - No time limit

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Are you interested in working for a cutting edge agency with a mission to improve public safety, and the fair administration of justice? If so, the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, (OJP), Office of Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is seeking a high performing individual to serve as an Information Technology Specialist (Systems Analyst). For more than 20 years, OJP has effectively provided leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, improving the criminal and juvenile justice systems, increasing knowledge about crime and related issues, assisting crime victims. OJP continues to be the premier resource for the nation's criminal and juvenile justice communities. OJP's role is to work in partnership with the justice community to identify challenges confronting the justice system and to provide state-of-the-art information, training, funding and innovative approaches and strategies for addressing those challenges.

This position serves as the Principal Systems Architect responsible for the specification, design and implementation of Open Architecture based software solutions that modernise and integrate existing and future grants management capabilities embodied in OJP's current generation grants management, grants payment and grants information retrieval systems & services.

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=LBICG.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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DUTIES:

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(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

Participates in, and/or performs, the planning, design, implementation, and/or management of an agency-wide IT enterprise architectural framework that integrates, aligns, and streamlines business, application, information, and technology architectures to support the mission, strategies, goals, structure, and processes of the agency.

Manages the lifecycle of an information technology project from concept development through implementation. Identifies customer requirements, develops technical approaches, and coordinates project resources related to project costs and schedules.

Performs work involved in applying analytical processes to the planning, design, and implementation of new and improved information systems to meet the business requirements of customer organizations.
Performs needs analyses to define opportunities for new or improved business process solutions. Consults with customers to identify and specify requirements, and to develop overall functional and systems requirements. Develops cost estimates of new or modified systems and plans their implementation.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

(The KSAs below may not apply at all grades)

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing to propose, defend and justify designs, processes, templates, implementation guidance and standards related to Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Software as a Service (SaaS) and Cloud based systems.

Knowledge of enterprise architecture principles, methods, and techniques.

Ability to apply user requirements to the analysis, planning, and design of technology systems

Attention to Detail

Problem Solving

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Performed information technology (IT)-related work in a thorough manner, with attention to detail and concern for all areas involved.

Identified problems and causation factors and generated solutions and/or offered recommendations for a variety of confirmed information technology (IT) problems.

Defined, documented and established standard development methods, processes, nomenclature and procedures required to design, implement and support enterprise class software applications based upon Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud frameworks.

Established training plans or training guidelines and provides technical mentorship to Federal and contractor staff with respect to development methods, processes, nomenclature, procedures, templates, tools, Federal standards and best practices as they relate to Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud frameworks.

Designed, developed and tested software templates, methods, and source code to be used in the construction of complex enterprise applications that adhere to the SOA, SaaS, and cloud frameworks. Evaluated and recommended tools that are utilized by software developers and IV&V testers to develop and maintain complex enterprise applications that adhere to Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud frameworks.

MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Grade 14: Qualifying experience for the GS-14 level requires IT-related experience that demonstrates each of the following four competencies: Attention to Detail; Customer Service; Oral Communication; and Problem Solving; AND one (1) year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-13 level. Specialized experience is experience that is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience must be IT-related and may be paid or unpaid experience.

Example of specialized experience for positions at the GS-14 level, typically gained in the IT field or through performance of work where the primary concern is IT, includes experience analyzing a number of alternative approaches when advising management concerning major aspects of IT system design. The experience demonstrates accomplishment of IT project assignments requiring knowledge of IT requirements and techniques pertinent to the position to be filled.

Grade 15: Qualifying experience for the GS-15 level requires IT-related experience that demonstrates each of the following four competencies: Attention to Detail; Customer Service; Oral Communication; and Problem Solving; AND one (1) year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-14 level. Specialized experience is experience that is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience must be IT-related and may be paid or unpaid experience.

Example of specialized experience for positions at the GS-15 level, typically gained in the IT field or through performance of work where the primary concern is IT, includes experience analyzing a number of alternative approaches when advising management concerning major aspects of IT system design. The experience demonstrates accomplishment of IT project assignments requiring knowledge of IT requirements and techniques pertinent to the position to be filled.


See Other Information for further requirements.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

Applicants submitting required documents can electronically attach them, or scan and attach them, to the employment application or email them to OJPApplicants@usdoj.gov . If this is not possible, copies of documents can be faxed to 253-573-9869, or mailed to the following address: Office of Justice Programs, c/o Avue Technologies Corporation, ATTN: Avue Enterprise Direct, 1145 Broadway Plaza, Suite 800, Tacoma, WA 98402. All faxed or mailed proof documents must be identified with applicant's name and vacancy announcement number.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ/OJP Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your resume and application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Review your resume and responses carefully. Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score. A human resources representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official. Your resume will be among the factors used in setting your pay, should you be made an offer of employment. Please ensure that it fully describes your experience as it relates to the position for which you are applying. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Although veteran preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described above, veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified. In addition, qualified preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 30-percent or more (CPS) and those with a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10-percent but less than 30-percent (CP) move from the category in which they would otherwise be placed to the top of the highest quality category, with the exception of positions which are professional and scientific at the GS-09 (or equivalent) and above. Professional and scientific positions GS-09 (or equivalent) and above will be placed at the top of the category in which their rating otherwise places them.

We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:

1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.

2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. You may also be further evaluated using additional assessment processes.

3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies that may occur within 90-days of the closing date of this announcement.

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: Status applicants for promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

Basis of Rating: Agencies have a number of flexibilities in selecting candidates. The same pool of candidates may be referred to a variety of vacancies when a position is open continuously (no closing date) or when a specific position is announced. In order to maximize the number of ways in which an individual can be considered, your application may be rated under any of the following method:

Category Rating Procedures - this method has been recommended to agencies for use as part of the President's Memorandum on Hiring Process Improvement. In Category Rating, an agency will have no fewer than two rating categories - usually three. They may be named differently but are generally representative of the Most Highly Qualified, Well Qualified and Minimally Qualified. You will be placed in one of the categories based on your answers to the experience and ranking questions and other factors such as:

-Breadth and scope of competencies/KSAs

-Increased levels of difficulty or complexity of competencies/KSAs

-Successful performance on the job

-Level of the job

With the exception of positions which are professional and scientific at the GS-09 (or equivalent) and above, qualified preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 30-percent or more (CPS) and those with a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10-percent but less than 30-percent (CP) move from the category in which they would otherwise be placed to the top of the highest quality category.

For professional and scientific positions GS-09 (or equivalent) and above will be placed at the top of the category in which their rating otherwise places them.

All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; veterans with service-connected disabilities of 30 percent or more; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Appropriate documentation to support this claim for eligibility will be required. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.

Selectees may be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the representative listed under Agency Contact Information. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Moving expenses are not authorized.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Government housing is not available.

BENEFITS: OJP offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc.
OJP offers various alternative work schedules and telework, which varies from office to office. Alternative work schedule affords an employee the opportunity to work compressed or alternate work schedules. The telework program allows many employees to work from home or at an alternate location or a recurring or situational basis.

OJP has partnered with the Vida Fitness Center, which is conveniently located in the Verizon Center for your physical fitness needs. In addition, OJP offers on-site fitness centers at various DOJ locations within the downtown areas, most of which are located within walking distance. OJP also offers credit union services; ATM machine is located on-site. We also have a health unit and an on-site nurse for your usage and convenience.

Transit Benefits: To defray your commuting cost, we are pleased to offer the Employee Transit Benefit Program which allows eligible employees to receive up to $125 per month tax-free.

Service Credit for Non-Federal Experience: The Federal Workforce Flexibility Acts allows newly hired employees to be granted credit for previous military or private sector experience directly related to the position for which hired. This non-Federal experience may be counted as service time for annual leave accrual purposes upon appointment. For additional information, please contact the human resources representative identified on this announcement.

Recruitment bonus is not authorized.

Telework: This position is eligible to telework.

Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation.

If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.

DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS - VETERANS PREFERENCE:
In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, you must submit with your application , a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim

If you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, or you are applying for consideration under the Veteran Employment Opportunity Act or Veteran Readjustment Authority, attach a copy of your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" or other proof of eligibility. If you are applying for consideration under the 30% or more Disabled Veteran Authority, you must attach a SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

This appointment requires completion of a one-year probationary period. During this time period, employee's conduct and performance will be monitored in order to determine if employee will be retained.

Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may lose consideration for this position (or lose the special consideration for which you may be eligible).



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=LBICG.

If you are unable to apply online, you may contact the employing office for alternate application procedures. Please call Avue digital Services at 800-407-0147 or email at joeavue@avuetech.com.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Your on-line application must include your:
1. Resume and/or work history profile,
2. Responses to the online questions,
3. Required supporting documents, as applicable;

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Constance Jones
Phone: 2026168663
Fax: 2025143076
Email: Constance.Jones2@usdoj.gov
Agency Information:
DOJ/ Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
810 7th Street NW
Room 3300
Washington, Dist of Columbia
20531
US
Fax: 2025143076

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.

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Job Announcement Number:

JP-13-048

Control Number:

340716000