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Job Title:Information Technology Specialist (Systems Analysis)

Agency:Peace Corps

Job Announcement Number:DPC13-A0147-LH

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$81,256.00 to $119,327.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, August 02, 2013 to Friday, August 16, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

FP-2210-03

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Term

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

03

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Washington D.C., Dist of ColumbiaView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Ten Reasons to Work for Peace Corps! -- (1) Voted in the top 4 "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" for small agencies in 2012, (2) the Peace Corps has a unique global mission. (3) Benefits include higher salary caps than the Federal standard with (4) quicker step increases. (5) Peace Corps employees earn non-competitive eligibility after 3 years of service and (6) have the chance to be selected for an annual Leadership Development Academy. (7) The working environment is highly flexible with alternative schedules, credit hours, teleworking. (8) There's a Distinguished Speaker Series, and (9) work-life programs including Metro and bicycle subsidies. (10) Peace Corps has a vibrant "Community" atmosphere; established through President Kennedy's call to service; the Peace Corps asks applicants "what you can do for your country" . . . and the world.

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Peace Corps applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=THYMS.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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DUTIES:

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(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

This position is located in the Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and reports to the Manager of Global Engineering. The incumbent will be part of a small and specialized team responsible for the design, engineering, and oversight of the Agency's cutting edge domestic and overseas information technology architecture, utilizing an interdisciplinary approach focusing on staff and volunteer needs and requirements to design, develop, document and integrate hardware and/or software systems ranging from the simple to extremely complex. Recently, this group has evaluated, designed and implemented projects and technologies related to Server Virtualization (Hyper-V, VMWare ESXi), Desktop Virtualization (VMware View), Storage Area Networking (NetApp), Backup (Commvault Sympana, Symantec Backup Exec), Enterprise Email & Collaboration (Microsoft Exchange 2010 and SharePoint) and Mobility products (GOOD for Enterprise, E-reader, Tablet and mobility solutions). A successful candidate will leverage a strong background in Systems & Infrastructure Engineering, including extensive, hands on experience designing and implementing a wide range of technologies from a variety of vendors. The appointee will utilize an interdisciplinary approach focusing on staff and volunteer requirements to design, develop, document and integrate hardware and/or software systems ranging from the simple to extremely complex. This may include assisting in developing requirements. The appointee should have a strong, independently motivated drive to gaining personal knowledge of emerging technologies and utilize new skills in assessing applicability to existing designs with the goal of improving efficiencies and expanding capabilities of the agency. These duties may require occasional travel to Peace Corps' regional offices and posts overseas. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in design and/or implementation of more than one of following products or areas of concentration; System Center, VMWare ESXi, Hyper-V, NetApp, Exchange, Active Directory, Dynamics CRM, SharePoint, Imaging and Deployment Tools, Windows OS (7, 8, 2008R2, 2012), Cloud technologies and Migration, Mobile Technologies, IT Security Principles, PowerShell and/or other Scripting Languages.
Performs work involved in applying analytical processes and outside the box creativity to the planning, design, and implementation of new and improved information systems to meet the business requirements of customer organizations.
Perform needs analyses to define opportunities for new or improved business process solutions. Consults with customers to identify and specify requirements, and to develop overall functional and systems requirements. Develops cost estimates of new or modified systems and plans their implementation.
Manage the lifecycle of an information technology project from concept development through implementation. Identifies customer requirements, develops technical approaches, and coordinates project resources related to project costs and schedules.

Researches and/or analyzes information technology (IT) problems, issues, and project or program requirements relative to integrating products and services with agency mission area requirements.

Assesses policy needs, and develops and provides information technology (IT) policy, procedure, and/or guideline additions, revisions, and/or updates to IT management and staff in order to govern IT activities and accomplish IT projects or programs.


Perform work both independently and as a member of a team.
Other duties as requested by supervisor.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Attention to Detail

Customer Service

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to apply user requirements to the analysis, planning, and design of technology systems.

Ability to plan, develop, and implement federal information technology guidelines and policies.

Ability to research and analyze technology problems, issues, and project or program requirements.

Oral Communication

Problem Solving

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Performed information technology (IT)-related work in a thorough manner, with attention to detail and concern for all areas involved.

Fulfilled internal and external information technology (IT) client and customer needs, providing information, assistance, and/or training, resolving problems; explaining system and product functionality; and satisfying expectations.

Communicated effectively with individuals or groups in formal or informal information technology (IT) settings, expressing and/or presenting a variety of information (e.g., factual, conceptual, technical, sensitive, controversial, etc.).

Identified problems and causation factors and generated solutions and/or offered recommendations for a variety of confirmed information technology (IT) problems.

MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifying experience for FP-03 requires IT-related experience that demonstrates each of the following four competencies: Attention to Detail; Customer Service; Oral Communication; and Problem Solving; AND one (1) year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the FP-04 or GS-11 level. Specialized experience is experience that is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience must be IT-related and may be paid or unpaid experience.

Example of specialized experience for positions at the FP-03 level, typically gained in the IT field or through performance of work where the primary concern is IT, includes experience analyzing a number of alternative approaches when advising management concerning major aspects of IT system design. The experience demonstrates accomplishment of IT project assignments requiring knowledge of IT requirements and techniques pertinent to the position to be filled.


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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be automatically evaluated and rated by the system. Additionally, we will conduct a quality review of your on-line application and supporting documents. Your on-line responses must be supported by the information you provide in your work history information.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

This is an Excepted Service Appointment. Initial appointments to the Peace Corps normally are for 60 months (5 years). Employees are paid on the Foreign Service pay scale and receive the same benefits as other Federal employees. A background security investigation will be required for all hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination

If you are a current Peace Corps employee, you must select "I am a federal civilian employee" in the Eligibilities section of the application. You must also select "Peace Corps" as your Employer Name. An incorrect response may result in your being found ineligible for this vacancy.

PEACE CORPS EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES, ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

If you are claiming Veteran's Preference you must attach your supporting documents to receive your preference points. For more information please click on the Public Notice Vacancy Announcement and refer to the 'Other Significant Facts' section for details.

A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be grounds for employment termination.

Both online and offline application assistance can be obtained by contacting the Avue Help Desk at 1-800-407-0147 or joeavue@avuetech.com or by clicking on the "TECHNICAL SUPPORT" button while working in the automated system.
 
When completing your Avue application online, you will receive a pop-up warning message after 45 minutes.  It is strongly recommended that you save your data often, and turn off your pop-up blocker in order to receive any system time-out warning. 

The primary method of applying for this vacancy is online via the Internet at www.avuedigitalservices.com/pc/applicant.html. If you do not have access to the Internet, you are strongly encouraged to visit your library, state employment commission, or a commercial establishment that provides Internet access to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, you may call the contact phone number listed on this announcement to obtain a copy of the vacancy announcement, applicant qualification form (Form No. F-15566-AVUE), and instructions for completing the form. No other form of application will be accepted.

Familiarity and/or experience with diversity and inclusion strategies and tactics within the workplace preferred.

Applications and supporting documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your application will be automatically evaluated and rated by the system. Additionally, the Peace Corps Human Resources Office will conduct a quality review of your on-line application and supporting documents before your rating becomes final. This quality review will be based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training as it relates to the duties of this position. Your on-line responses must be supported by the information you provide in your application and work history information.

Applicants submitting documents can electronically attach them, or scan and attach them, to the employment application. If this is not possible, copies of documents can be faxed to 253-573-9869, or mailed to the following address: Peace Corps, c/o Avue Technologies Corporation, ATTN: Direct Services, 1145 Broadway Plaza, Suite 800, Tacoma, WA 98402. All faxed or mailed proof documents must be identified with applicant's name and vacancy announcement number.

All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.

If you have a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, or have questions regarding reasonable accommodation, please contact our American Diversity Program office at 202-692-2139. You can send an email to adp@peacecorps.gov or americandiversityprogram@peacecorps.gov.

Moving expenses are not authorized.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

BENEFITS: A variety of health insurance plans; retirement system with investment options; paid holidays; paid sick and annual (vacation) leave; life insurance; incentive systems; and training and development opportunities. Employees located in the United States may also receive subsidized transportation, flexible work schedule, and a family/worklife program.

As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

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

Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: If you are claiming 5-point Veteran's Preference, a DD-214 must be submitted with your application. To receive 10-point preference, in addition to your DD-214, you must also submit an SF-15 and an official statement, issued in 1991 or later, from the Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veteran has a service-connected disability of 10% or more. This documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement; failure to submit will disallow the additional points for preference being added to your score.

This position is excluded from provisions of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP).

A 12-month trial period is required.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Peace Corps applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=THYMS.

If you are unable to apply online, you may contact the employing office for alternate application procedures. Please call Avue Help Desk,1-800-407-0147 at or email at joeavue@avuetech.com.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Avue Help Desk
Phone: 18004070147
Fax: 2535739869
Email: joeavue@avuetech.com
Agency Information:
Peace Corps
1111 20th Street, NW
Office of Human Resource
Washngton D.C, Dist of Columbia
20526
US
Fax: 2535739869

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Job Announcement Number:

DPC13-A0147-LH

Control Number:

348816500