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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Information Technology Specialist (Data Management)

Agency:Smithsonian Institution

Job Announcement Number:13A-JP-298935-TRF-OCIO

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$74,872.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, September 12, 2013 to Tuesday, January 28, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

IS-2210-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time, Temporary (Not to exceed two years) - This is not a Federal Position, but has similar requirements and benefits.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Herndon, VA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

This position is open to all candidates eligible to work in the United States.

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is located in the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Office of Research Information Services.  The employee serves as the lead in-house programmer for the testing development and pending implementation of SIdora - a Research data management system and related software tools and utilities.

The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery."

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • Complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer

DUTIES:

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  • Planning, development/programming, testing, implementation, maintenance, and day to-day operational support for the SIdora research data management system. This includes using Java_Script (especially with libraries such as EXT_JS) and Drupal, including its concepts, design, modules, themes, and maintenance tools to create or modify a digital asset management system.
  • Working closely with ORIS staff and research groups from Smithsonian units to get feedback on current SIdora functionality and on suggestions for new features, including understanding and documenting requirements, developing specifications and estimates of resources required for new initiatives, and reviewing deliverables.
  • Developing customized modules/applications associated with the content using PHP or Java programming.
  • Applying software development concepts and techniques including system development life cycle management (LCM) theory and practices and quality assurance techniques such as requirements definition, development of system designs, test criteria, and mapping test cases through the detailed design and back to the system requirements.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position specialized experience is defined as producing web interface programming with experience in both Java_Script (especially with a library such as Ext-JS) and Drupal.
Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.
Please note:  This announcement previously incorrectly stated an educational option to qualify for this position.  Based on OPM's Qualifications Standard for Information Technology (IT) Management Series, 2210 (Alternative A), there is no educational qualification option for grade 12 positions in this series. We apologize for this oversight.  
http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/2200/information-technology-it-management-series-2210-alternative-a/


Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your resume will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

  • Ability to apply Java_Script (especially with libraries like EXT_JS) and with Drupal, including its concepts, design, modules, themes, and maintenance tools to create or modify a digital asset management system.
  • Ability to gather and implement customer requirements for an organization’s digital repository, gained through work experience. 
  • Knowledge and experience using PHP, Java, and integrating third-party API’s, and web services to develop customized modules and applications for an organization’s digital asset management system (such as SIdora) gained through work experience.
  • Ability to apply software development concepts and techniques including system development life cycle management (LCM) theory and practices and quality assurance techniques such as requirements definition, development of system designs, test criteria, and mapping test cases through the detailed design and back to the system requirements, gained through work experience.

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BENEFITS:

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The Smithsonian offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, vacation and sick leave, holidays, commuter benefits, health/life insurance, and accidental insurance.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Please see Benefits at www.sihr.si.edu for a complete description.

HOW TO APPLY:

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Click on the "Apply Online" button on the upper right side of the page. Please Note:
  • You must apply for this position online through the 'Apply Online' button and submit required supplemental documents (if they are relevant to you).
  • You may submit required documents by uploading them online during the application process; OR You may manually fax required documents. Faxes are received by an automated system, not a physical fax machine. Documents that are faxed as part of the application process must be sent with the system generated cover sheet by the closing date. Documents faxed without the system generated coversheet are not retrievable and cannot be considered as part of the application package.
  • The complete application package, including any required documents, is due in the Smithsonian Office of Human Resources on the closing date of the announcement by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
  • If you are unable to apply online, paper applications may be accepted with prior approval of the Contact Person listed below.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Your application package should include the following documents:
  • Detailed resume created in the USAJOBS Resume Builder.
  • Unofficial school transcripts, if the position has an education requirement or if you are using education to qualify. If selected for the position, you must provide an official transcript before appointment.
  • Proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study, if applicable.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Joshua Pinkas
Phone: 202-633-6324
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 202-633-6409
Email: pinkasj@si.edu
Agency Information:
SMITHSONIAN
Office of Human Resources
POB 37012, 600 Maryland Avenue, MRC 517
Suite 5060
Washington, DC
20013-7012
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

At the end of the application process you will be able to create and save a PDF file that contains your responses to the assessment questions. You may save this file as initial receipt of your application. After the job announcement closes, you will receive an email from the Smithsonian with confirmation of receipt. The Smithsonian receives many applications for each job. Each application is reviewed carefully which may take a few weeks. We will send you an e-mail to update you as we go through phases of the application review process. You may also check your application status by logging into www.usajobs.gov and selecting the tab "My USAJOBS;" e-mailing vacancy.info@si.edu; or by contacting the Office of Human Resources Representative listed. Additional Information:
  • The Smithsonian does not pay relocation expenses.
  • The Smithsonian embraces diversity and equal employment opportunity (www.si.edu/oeema).

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Job Announcement Number:

13A-JP-298935-TRF-OCIO

Control Number:

351423300