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Job Title:Information Technology Specialist

Agency:Securities and Exchange Commission

Job Announcement Number:13-ES-922573-BLS

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$96,590.00 to $162,720.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 to Thursday, October 24, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

SK-2210-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Do you want to perform challenging work in a collegial environment, while enjoying quality of life and a competitive compensation package? Invest in your career at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)!

The SEC's mission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. The agency seeks high-caliber professionals who share the same values of integrity, fairness, accountability, resourcefulness, teamwork, and commitment to excellence.

 

The SEC offers a number of enhanced pay and benefits plus the standard Federal benefits:

 

·         Paid dental insurance and vision insurance.

·         Increased agency subsidy for health insurance which supplements your health benefits premiums by $25 for self-only coverage, and $50 for family coverage.

·         Mass transportation subsidy up to $245 per month.

·         Telework Opportunities

·         Domestic Partner Health Insurance Reimbursement Program

 

The mission of the Office of Public Affairs is to help every other SEC division and office accomplish its missions — to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. The office administers internal and external Commission communications programs and coordinates relations with the media, the general public, Commission staff, and foreign visitors.

 

This position is located in the Office of Public Affairs, located in Washington, DC.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen

DUTIES:

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Major duties are:

·         Creates navigational and visual design of Commission by translating requirements into design solutions.

·         Ensures that all informational materials distributed via Commission’s websites and social media outlets are consistently branded in a manner that advances the Commission’s mission and are easily understood by a diverse audience. 

·         Reviews web metrics and makes recommendations on ways to improve website usability and performance.

·         Develops CMS templates from wireframes.

·         Develops templates for mobile devices and tablets.  

·         Suggests and develops interactive web content that will have the greatest potential for engaging and helping the public gain the information they desire about the Commission’s operations. 

·         Performs routine communications activities as required.

·         Understands and stays current with web design and other mobile and online communications standards.

·         Understands and provides solutions to cross-browser and cross-platform compatibility issues with respect to website design.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

 

Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors. Qualifying education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

 

Minimum Qualification Requirements: The Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS/SK-12 level that includes a portfolio; developing front-end HTML, CSS, and JavaScript based on design concepts and functional specifications; knowledge of web standards and cross-browser compatibility; basic understanding of Content Management Systems (CMS); knowledge of design programs such as Photoshop; experience translating wireframes into effective design compositions; working knowledge of user interface (UI) design, including integration of graphics, color, and typography; fluent with Mac and PC platforms; knowledge of Section 508 requirements; detail-oriented and organizational skills in order to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines; experience designing for mobile devices; and understanding of web analytics. 

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Your résumé will be evaluated on the following KSAs:

 

·         Ability to create visually stimulating designs from verbal or written descriptions of the item, event or issue to be depicted.

·         Knowledge of standard database management principles and methods, and programming and scripting languages.

·         Knowledge of and skill to apply current Internet technologies, standard Internet protocols, Internet server operations and operating systems to the design of the web site.

 

In addition, individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.

 

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

2.  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.
 

3.  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.
 

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


Important Notes:

 

1. Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in your not being considered for this position.

2. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service.  For more information, visit http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/selectiveservicerequirements.asp#icc.

3. Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.

4. This position has promotion potential to the SK-13. 

5. PROBATIONARY PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a one-year probationary period.

6. SECURITY CLEARANCE: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of employment or selection to another position.

7. PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Moving/Relocation expenses are not authorized.

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

9. This position is in the bargaining unit.

Information for Veterans:  You may be eligible to receive preference in appointment.  For more information please visit: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

Surplus or Displaced Federal Employees:  For information on how to apply through the Interagency Career Transition Assistance program (ICTAP) see http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must meet the Well Qualified criteria of the rating scale for this position.

 

Schedule A Candidates: For information, please e-mail: DisabilityEmploymentProgram@SEC.gov

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

BASIS OF RATING: Candidates who meet the basic qualification requirements for this vacancy may be forwarded for consideration. Individuals with veteran's preference will be forwarded for consideration ahead of other applicants without preference.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp.



OTHER INFORMATION:

 

The SEC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, send an email to DisabilityAccommodation@SEC.gov  or call 202-551-4158.  To request sign language interpreting services for interviews, send an email to SECInterpreter@sec.gov at least 5 business days before the date you will need this service.

 

TTY/ASCII users should use the toll free Federal Relay Service number: 1-800-877-8339 and provide the SEC number of the office or individual you are calling. For more information about using the Federal Relay Service see: http://fts.gsa.gov/frs/tollfree.htm.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package.

 

All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST, TAG:Closing Date to be considered.

 

Please follow the instructions listed below for submitting the Résumé, Occupational Questionnaire and Required Documents. Please read all instructions before you begin. You are solely responsible for the delivery of your materials. We cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, etc.

1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

3. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

4. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.


Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. Print the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is TAG:922573.

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire TAG:View Occupational Questionnaire

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf

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:

For this job announcement the following documents are required:

 

1. Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire

2. Résumé: Must contain a detailed description of your duties, the date you performed them (MM/YY), and your work schedule.

3. For Veterans: DD-214; For Disabled Veterans: DD-214 Member Copy 4, SF-15 and VA letter dated 1991 or later (if you are claiming veterans preference)

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Brenda L. Skipper
Phone: (202)551-4167
Email: SKIPPERB@SEC.GOV
Agency Information:
Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street NE
Washington , DC
20549

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After a review of your résumé, required documents and assessment questionnaire is complete, you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.


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Job Announcement Number:

13-ES-922573-BLS

Control Number:

347126100