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. To qualify, you must demonstrate at 1 year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Specialized experience is experience applying professional Information Technology (IT) expertise in the field of open data, with experience in developing/writing code for web applications, content management, and data catalogs; and at least 4 of the following specialized experience criteria: (1) expertise in web development technologies (such as Python); (2) expertise in front-end web development (such as HTML, HTML5, CSS, PHP); (3) expertise in open source methodologies and software such as GitHub and CKAN; (4) expertise in open data technologies (such as data.json, api.json, Linux, Apache); (5) expertise in content management systems (Drupal); (6) expertise in APIs and API Key Management; (7) expertise in development tools such as Git; (8) expertise in search technologies such as Solr or Lucene; (9) expertise in open data standards (such as W3C, DCAT, Schema.org); and (10) expertise in semantic technologies and methods (such as RDFa, SPARQL, N-triples, linked data).
In addition to the specialized experience described above, you must have IT-related experience in each of the following four competencies listed below which must be supported by the information contained in your resume and other application materials.
IT SPECIALIST COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:
- Attention to Detail - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant reviews reports, documents, records, data, or other materials to verify completeness, correctness, consistency, compliance, or authenticity.
- Customer Service - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant promotes or develops and maintains good working relationships with key individuals or groups.
- Oral Communication - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant discusses results, problems, plans, suggestions, terms, or conditions with others.
- Problem Solving - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant designs or conducts analytical studies, cost-benefit analyses, or other research.
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.
- Undergo a background security investigation and receive a favorable adjudication.
- 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.
- This position requires occasional travel.
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 applying key web development technologies, development tools, programming languages, open source methodologies, and open data standards including HTML, HTML5, CSS, PHP, Python, Linux, Apache, Drupal, Git, GitHub, CKAN, Data.json, API.json, application programming interfaces (APIs) and API Key Management.
Skill in identifying technologies that support interoperability, sharing of data among different information systems and networks with the goal of developing applications and strategies to improve the delivery of electronic services to citizens.
Ability to provide technical leadership and act independently in coordinating the efforts of project teams.
Ability to lead other IT professionals, performing systems design/development and review work.
Ability to present recommendations and conclusions regarding highly technical and/or complex program areas to top agency management.
Knowledge of open source products in the field of open government data to collaborate with open source developers and foster the development of vibrant open source communities around OIT projects such as Data.gov.
Knowledge of the practices, techniques and methodology applicable to planning, development, installation and evaluation of IT systems (Both COTS and custom built).
Ability to interpret, comprehend and follow program specifications applicable to complex problems.
Ability to determine technical specifications based on the business need and business perspective.
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.