General Experience is experience,
education or training that has provided a basic knowledge of data processing
functions and general management principles that enabled the applicant to
understand the stages required to automate a work process. Experience may have
been gained in work such as computer operator or assistant, computer sales
representative, program analyst, or other positions that required the use or
adaptation of computer programs and systems.
is experience which is directly related to the position to be
filled and which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and
abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.
GS-07 Must have at least
12 months experience, education, or training in translating detailed logical
steps developed by others into language codes that computers accept where this
required understanding of procedures and limitations appropriate to use of a
programming language. Experience interviewing subject-matter personnel to get
facts regarding work processes, and synthesizing the resulting data into charts
showing information flow.
GS-09 Must have at least
24 months experience, education, or training in analysis of the
interrelationship of pertinent components of the system. Experience planning
the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment. Experience
scheduling the sequence of programs to be processed by computers where
alternatives had to be weighed with a view to production efficiency.
GS-11 Must have at least
36 months experience, education, or training that approaches techniques and
requirements appropriate to an assigned computer applications area or computer
specialty area in an organization. Experience planning the sequence of actions
necessary to accomplish the assignment where this entailed coordination with
others outside the organizational unit and development of project controls.
Experience that required adaptations of guidelines or precedents to meet the
needs of the assignment. Experience preparing documentation on cost/benefit
studies where is involved summarizing the material and organizing it in a
The specialized experience must be directly related to the
- Knowledge of a wide range of standards, principles, concepts, methods,
policies, system testing principles and methods, and authorized system
approaches pertinent to database management.
- Skill in analyzing organizations data needs to identify, develop and
implement the best database management system that provides the most effective
support for the organization.
- Knowledge of the automated IT equipment available and needed to
implement new or changed features of the involved systems.
- Knowledge of state-of-the-art information technologies pertaining to
data management and knowledge of the characteristics of the organizations
existing data requirements, new or changed data needs, and sources of data to
conduct studies covering a myriad of interrelated data management
- Knowledge of IT resources and infrastructure including automated
systems, IT equipment and software, system technology, provisions and
requirements of a variety of standardized administrative and technical database
systems. Applies this knowledge in serving as a technical expert concerning the
application, implementation, and maintenance of the organizations automated
database system and the resolution of associated system problems.
- Knowledge of the structures, functions, work processes/programs of the
organizations, as well as a high degree of analytical ability to gather,
assemble and analyze facts, draw conclusions and devise solutions to problems
which will increase the effectiveness of business process.
- Knowledge of project management principles, practices and methods to
serve as the lead on special and/or teams to study and resolve broad-based data
management problems and situations.
- Knowledge of cost benefit analysis to analyze and study current and
desired systems and recommend the most cost effective systems for local
- Knowledge of and experience in the use of oral and written
communication methods and techniques to accomplish continuing coordination with
customers and make presentations at meetings.
- Knowledge of database query languages, table
relationships, and views.
- Knowledge of IT and relational database system
security principles and methods.
- Broad knowledge of system design, programming techniques, local
operating system software, and RDBMS concepts in order to achieve optimum
performance and utilization of the RDBMS.
- Analytical ability to gather, assemble and analyze facts, draw
conclusions, and devise solutions to problems and increase the effectiveness of
- Knowledge of RDBMS monitoring and tuning
techniques to optimize operational performance.
- Knowledge of RDBMS, operating systems (OS),
physical and virtual data storage media to define and allocate storage capacity
in the design of RDBMS.
- Knowledge of, and skill in applying advanced troubleshooting
techniques relative to RDBMS, programming techniques, hardware platforms and
- Knowledge of Internet technologies to analyze
the potential of systems, networks, and RDBMS.
- Knowledge of system software design and
knowledge of computer language sufficient to develop or monitor development of
schema that interface with vendor software.
Education: At the GS-7 level, one full year of
graduate level education or superior academic achievement. At the GS-9 level, a masters or
equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level
graduate education leading to such a degree. At the GS-11 level, a Ph.D. or
equivalent, or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading
to such a degree.
Major study in computer science, information science, information
systems management, mathematics, statistics, operations research, or
engineering, or course work that required the development or adaptation of
computer programs and systems and provided knowledge equivalent to a major in
the computer field.
All academic degrees and coursework must be from
accredited or pre-accredited institutions
NOTE: If using Education as Qualifying Experience,
you must submit your College Transcript with your application. If you fail to
submit your College Transcript, you will not be considered for this position
based on Education.