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Job Title:  Information Technology Specialist, GS-2210-12 NF
Agency:  National Science Foundation
Job Announcement Number:  ENG-2013-0001

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$74,872.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 to Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Full-time. - Temporary promotion nte 90 days; may be extended or made permanent without further competition.
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NSF employees on permanent competitive service appointments.


Want to diversify your professional experiences?  Intrigued by other positions within NSF? Looking for a new way to contribute to NSF's mission? This may be the opportunity for you!

As an NSF employee, you are our most important strength. That's why we've consistently been recognized as one of the best places to work in the federal government!  Leverage your current skills in a new capacity to build bridges across NSF and contribute to cross-cutting projects, while at the same time expanding your own career horizons by increasing your responsibilities and pursuing fresh perspectives.  Take charge of your career and apply today!

This position is located in the Office of the Assistant Director (OAD) for the Directorate for Engineering (ENG). This organization is responsible for promoting the progress of engineering technology in the U.S. in order to: 1) ensure that the nation remains at the forefront of engineering research, education, and related activities across a broad spectrum of engineering disciplines and critical and emerging technological areas. Because of its technology focus, the Directorate for Engineering is frequently the focal point for coordination of activities with industry, other federal agencies, other countries, and international organizations.


  • US citizenship.
  • Background investigation.
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above.


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The IT Specialist serves as the program management responsible for supporting ENG's program, communication and knowledge management initiatives through the design and development of web database applications, software applications and IT assessment planning.  Major duties include:

  • Supports the Directorate's strategic program and communication initiatives through the design, development, implementation, and/or maintenance of information management systems. including custom web applications and commercial COTS packages.
  • Serves as Webmaster for ENG and is responsible for using current multimedia principles and methods to ensure that new ENG web pages are consistent with relevant design and formatting standards.
  • Evaluates hardware and software products, along with related supplies and equipment.
  • Assists in the troubleshooting general user information system problems.
  • Serves as the COR for all IT and Web Contracts.
  • Leads ENG IT Working Group in the development of ENG IT Strategies.
  • Serves the entire ENG Directorate in supporting IT applications.
  • Serves as the Inventory Officer for the ENG Directorate.


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To qualify at GS-12, you need to have the following: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: optimizing existing Web sites; providing guidance in design and development of new Web sites; providing technical consultation to database developers in the development and implementation of Internet-enabled databases; design Internet portals to provide access to services such as email, databases, and management tools.

Education may enhance skills required for this position; however, no substitution of education for specialized experience may be made at this level.

You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date.

You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.

All online applicants must provide a valid email address.  If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

This position is in the bargaining unit.


Ratings will be assigned based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  In some cases, additional assessment processes may be used.

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.

Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." At NSF, this means a score of 90.0 or higher.

In the merit promotion selection process, due weight will be given to incentive awards and performance appraisals.

To preview questions please click here.


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A GREAT LOCATION!  The National Science Foundation is conveniently located one block from the Ballston Metro Station, a few blocks from Routes 66 and 50, and about three miles from downtown Washington.  Employees may rent parking spaces in the building garage.  There are many shops and restaurants within easy walking distance.  Employees receive the Federal benefits package and NSF offers:

    Pre-tax parking
    Public transportation subsidy
    Child Development Center on site
    Child care subsidy
    Flexible working hours
    Physical Fitness Facility on site
    NSF Federal Credit Union on site
    Health Services Unit on site
    Employee Assistance Program


Relocation expenses will not be paid.

For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation.


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Your application should be submitted online and must be completed and all required documents successfully faxed (or uploaded) before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date. You must answer all of the job-related questions to ensure full consideration for this position. For more detailed information, please review our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

If you do not have internet access or if you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Representative listed in the vacancy announcement.

WARNING!  Applications submitted online must have a valid email address.  If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.


If you are an NSF employee in a permanent, competitive service position or you are an NSF employee who is reinstatement eligible based on prior Federal permanent, competitive service, you need not submit documents to confirm status.


Karen Stemler
Phone: 703-292-8401
Fax: 703-292-7478
TDD: 703-292-5090
Agency Information:
4201 Wilson Blvd
Room 315
Arlington, VA
Fax: 703-292-7478


You may check the status of your application at any time on the USAJOBS website.

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