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Job Title:IT Specialist (DATAMGT/SYSANALYSIS)

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Department of Defense Education Activity

Job Announcement Number:13-907539-AVA-11433

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$66,301.00 to $86,191.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 to Monday, June 17, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Wiesbaden GermanyView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

JOB SUMMARY:

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is a DoD Field Activity responsible for the oversight of two school systems: the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) an the Department of Defense Dependent Elementary & Secondary Schools (DDESS). DoDEA employs more than 13,500 individuals responsible for providing a quality education to approximately 90,000 students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in 13 foreign countries, 7 states, Guam, & Puerto Rico.

This position is located in DoDDS-Europe, Information Technology (IT) Division. Incumbentprovides support to DoDEA educators on the training, guidance, implementation andfunctionality of the Student Management Solutions (SMS) system. Develops, conducts, andrefines reports from the SMS consolidated data base to provide data for assessing programs,preparing reports, and making decisions regarding the educational programs and operationsby DoDEA. Participates with assessing the effectiveness of the HQ, DoDEA SMS database bymonitoring, analyzing, and assessing usage by users in DoDDS-Europe.

 

Who May Apply:  Individuals who are current career/career-conditional Federal employees in the competitive service who reside in the local commuting area ; reinstatement eligibles who reside in the local commuting area; individuals on an interchange agreement who reside in the local commuting area; DoD Military/Civ spouse eligibles who reside in the local commuting area; Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligibles who reside in the local commuting area; 30% disabled veterans who reside in the local commuting area ; Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA).

 

Local commuting area is defined as the geographic area surrounding a work site that encompasses the localities where people live and can reasonably be expected to travel back and forth daily to work based on the generally held expectations of the local community. (5 CFR 575.203)

NOTE:  The DoD policy on overseas employment for civilian employees limits overseas tours to 5 years.  Case-by-case extensions beyond the 5 year limit may be granted but are designed only to provide management flexibility to meet defined mission requirements that otherwise cannot be met.

Initial tour of duty is 3 years.

One or more positions may be filled by this vacancy announcement.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
  • See Other Information for details on ordinarily residents and dual citizens
  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination
  • Male applicants must meet Selective Service requirements.

DUTIES:

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This position is located in DoDDS-Europe, Information Technology (IT) Division. Incumbentprovides support to DoDEA educators on the training, guidance, implementation andfunctionality of the Student Management Solutions (SMS) system. Develops, conducts, andrefines reports from the SMS consolidated data base to provide data for assessing programs,preparing reports, and making decisions regarding the educational programs and operationsby DoDEA.

 

Participates with assessing the effectiveness of the HQ, DoDEA SMS database bymonitoring, analyzing, and assessing usage by users in DoDDS-Europe.Participates in the development of statements of work for student database managementprograms. With the assistance and advice of procurement specialists, observes governmentwideprocurement laws, rules and regulations. Ensures that all database expenditures areappropriate and procedurally correct. Advises supervisor immediately of any events or trends portending significant under-or over spending.

 

Approved as a Contractor Officers Representative (COR). Monitors the quality of programservices to ensure compliance with professional quality assurance standards.

Data Management - Performs work that involves the planning, development, implementation,and administration of systems for the acquisition, storage, and retrieval of data. Functionscommonly performed may include: analyzing and defining data requirements andspecifications; designing, normalizing, developing, installing, and implementing databases;maintaining, monitoring, performance tuning, backup, and recovery of databases; installing,configuring, and maintaining database management systems software; analyzing andplanning for anticipated changes in data capacity requirements; developing and administeringdata standards, policies, and procedures; developing and implementing data mining and datawarehousing programs; evaluating and providing recommendations on new databasetechnologies and architectures; and/or ensuring the rigorous application of informationsecurity/information assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of datamanagement services.

Systems Analysis - Involves applying analytical processes to the planning, design andimplementation of new and improved information systems to meet the business requirementsof customer organizations. Applies analytical processes to the planning, design andimplementation of new and improved information systems to meet the business requirementsof customer organizations. Functions commonly performed may include: performing needsanalyses to define opportunities for new or improved business process solutions; consultingwith customers to identify and specify requirements; developing overall functional andsystems requirements and specifications; conducting business process reengineering;conducting feasibility studies and trade-off analyses; preparing business cases for theapplication of IT solutions; defining systems scope and objectives; developing cost estimatesfor new or modified systems; ensuring the integration of all systems components; e.g.,procedures, databases, policies, software, and hardware; planning systems implementation;and/or ensuring the rigorous application of information security/information assurancepolicies, principles, and practices to the systems analysis process.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. The employing agency is responsible for identifying the specific level of proficiency required for each competency at each grade level based on the requirements of the position being filled.

 

Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

 

 Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.

 

 Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

 

 Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

and 

One year of specialized experience at the next lower GS-11 grade level (or equivalent). Specialized experience is experience 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. Such experience is typically gained in the IT field or through the performance of work where the primary concern is IT.


All eligibility and qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements.

You will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer in accordance with DoD Regulation 7000.14R.

Individuals hired from the Continental United States (CONUS) and their family members are required to obtain official passports prior to departure overseas.

Pre-appointment overseas physical examination may be required the selected candidate.

Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a background investigation.

Individual required to complete/maintain an IAT Level II certification within 6 months of employment as outlined in DoD Directive 8570.01  Failure to obtain/maintain required certifications will be grounds for reassignment, demotion or removal from the federal service.

Individual required to complete/maintain an IAT Level II certifcation within 6 months of employment as outlined in DoD Directive 8570.01.  Failure to obtain/maintain required certification will be grounds for reassignment, demotion or removal from the federal service.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your 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.  The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.  The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position.  If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documents, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted, including marking you ineligible for this position. 


BENEFITS:

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Working for the Department of Defense Education Activity offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  To find out more about the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, click here http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp
 
For overseas allowances and benefits visit: http://www.dodea.edu/offices/hr/employment/benefits/default.htm

For specific allowance rates visit: http://www.dodea.edu/offices/hr/employees/allowances/rates.htm

Medical Care: Applicants who have family members with special medical needs should ensure (prior to accepting a position overseas) that these needs can be met.  Access to care in a military treatment facility may not be available to civilian employees except on a space available basis.  Consequently, host nation medical facilities may be the only care available.  The availability and level of care at host nation medical facilities will vary by location.

Special Education Services: The Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) provides education including special education to children of DoD civilians who are eligible to attend DoDDS schools.  However, most schools are not staffed for all special needs.  Applicants may review http://www.dodea.edu/education/pps.cfm for more specific information.  For additional information, please contact the Department of Defense Education Activity, Student Services Branch, at 703-588-3147/3148.

Applicants must comply with the Exceptional Family Member Program requirements as outlined in DoD Instruction 1315.19 at: http://www.dtic.mil/whs//directives/corres/pdf/131519p.pdf

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) may be authorized.

Travel Expenses are NOT authorized.

Pay retention may be authorized.

Citizenship/Ordinarily Resident Status:  Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are not considered Ordinarily Resident under the applicable Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA).  An ordinarily resident is anyone who has lived in the host country longer than the allowed number of days without being a member of the forces assigned, civilian component or a family member of either the aforementioned or who has obtained a work permit for any duration.  Ordinarily Resident restrictions apply and vary depending on the host nation.

Dual citizens may not be appointed to positions within the country in which they hold dual citizenship.  Citizenship eligibility will be verified prior to appointment.

Locality Pay: Locality pay does not apply in the overseas area.  Locality rates of pay in CONUS will not be used for pay setting when transferring to an overseas/foreign area.

Some positions may require the selectee obtain a Visa/Soggiorno.  These requirements vary by country, and you will be instructed on if/when to obtain a Visa if you are selected.

Family member appointments:  Once appointed, unmarried dependent children may be retained until their sponsor departs from the commuting area of his or her duty station or completes current period of service requirement, whichever comes first. (Source: DoD Instruction: 1400.23, para 3, last sentence)

Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov ).

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see the OPM ICTAP website.   To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Follow the steps below to apply online.  Your application and ALL required supporting documents must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on  Monday, June 17, 2013.  Paper, faxed or e-mailed electronic applications submitted directly to the agency and not through the USA Jobs program using the instructions below will not be considered.

Step 1: Click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  It is essential that your resume provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessments vacancy questions.  If your responses are not adequately substantiated by your resume, the HRO will amend your rating to more accurately reflect the level of competency that is indicated by the content of your resume.

NOTE:  Your application/resume for Federal employment must include the following information in order to be considered for the position:

  --  Your highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment, if you are a current or former Federal employee.

  --  Total employment period, i.e., starting and ending dates (month and year) for each work experience, paid and unpaid, related to the job for which you are applying, including the hours per week. Also include a description of your duties and accomplishments, your employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, and salary. If you are currently employed, you must indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.

  --  Highest level of education completed.

  --  Job-related training courses (title and year).

  --  Job-related skills.

  --  Job-related certificates and licenses (current only).

  --  Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments (give dates-but do not send documents).

Step 2: Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire.

Step 3: Submit supporting documents.  Submit the required documents specified in the "Required Documents" Section of this vacancy.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 907539. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov/ .

If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire: http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf 
 and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

 he following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, June 17, 2013  You are not required to submit a document if it does not apply to you.   

  -- Questionnaire
  -- Resume
  -- Transcripts, if applicable
  -- Eligibility documentation

  -- Performance Appraisal dated within the last 12 months

Eligibility documentation may contain: 

  • Copy of latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if applicant has current or previous Federal civil service experience.
  • Applicants requesting Military Spouse Preference (MSP) must submit the following documents along with their completed application:
    a.  Military Spouse Employment Request Form (Form available online at:
    http://www.am.dodea.edu/ddessasc/employment/MSPRequestFormNov05.DOC
    b.  A copy of the sponsor's Permanent Change of Station orders indicating authorization of dependent travel.
    c.  Command Sponsorship letter, if you are not on the sponsor's orders
  • Applicants claiming 5-point veteran’s preference must submit a copy of DD-214 (copy member 4), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. Applicants claiming 10-point veteran’s http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf. Application for 10-Point Preference, as well as the required documentation indicated on the SF-15.  Lack of supporting documentation will result in the agency's inability to recognize veteran status for this announcement.
     
    Note:  Applicants may not be considered or rated if they do not submit all of the forms indicated above and failure to submit the required forms will not be a basis for subsequent appeal or grievance.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Anthony Ates
Phone: 6113807551
Email: ANTHONY.ATES@EU.DODEA.EDU
Agency Information:
DoDDS EUROPE
WIESBADEN GERMANY
UNIT 29649 BOX 7000
APO, AE
09002

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received and as vacancies occur, evaluations of applications will be conducted.  The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.

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Job Announcement Number:

13-907539-AVA-11433

Control Number:

345339400