Job Title: Information Technology Specialist, GS-2210-09/11/12 DEJob Announcement Number: DAS-2013-0030
Agency: National Science Foundation
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/ Per Year
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 to
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
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Arlington, VA, US View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Any US Citizen.
This opportunity is also open to status candidates and veterans eligible under VEOA under announcement DAS-2013-0029.
If you are intrigued by the idea of working at a unique federal agency that has a tremendous impact on the funding and advancement of science, engineering and education, then the National Science Foundation is the place for you. In addition to funding research in traditional academic areas, NSF also supports innovative ideas, novel collaborations and numerous projects that may seem like science fiction today, but become the reality of tomorrow.
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This position is located in the Design and Publishing Section, Information Dissemination Branch, Division of Administrative Services (DAS), Office of Information and Resource Management (OIRM). The section is responsible for a wide range of information dissemination assignments throughout all phases of the information dissemination cycle. Information dissemination includes: composition and coding; publication, web page and application user interface layout, design and production; graphics and visual design; marketing, outreach and statistical analysis and related customer and process support.
- Background investigation
- U.S. citizenship
- Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above
- Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
DUTIES:Back to top
At the full performance level (GS-12), the incumbent of this position serves as a Senior IT/Information Dissemination Specialist and provides advice and guidance to NSF program officials regarding technical and procedural considerations for information dissemination tasks. The incumbent also supports web information products for both internal and external NSF audiences, and is responsible for formatting and disseminating NSF publications and other information in both print and electronic formats. Specifically, you will:
- Provide advice and guidance to NSF program officials regarding technical and procedural considerations for information dissemination tasks.
- Furnish guidance to lower grade members of the information dissemination team in organizing and executing their projects.
- Analyze, design, and implement or direct the implementation of information dissemination projects with significant impacts on NSF staff and external customers.
- Identify and design opportunities for new applications; attend meetings and/or serve on groups concerned with development of applications; selection, implementation, or operation of networked information tools; computer hardware or software; and electronic information dissemination.
- Support web information products for both internal and external NSF audiences.
- Responsible for formatting and disseminating NSF publications and other information in both print and electronic formats.
- Serve as primary point of contact for the internal user community on branch-supported applications and websites.
- Serve as primary point of contact for NSF’s external user community in support of electronic dissemination via the web.
- Build and post websites and web pages from standard NSF templates using HTML authoring tools and basic TCP/IP protocols, such as FTP.
- Create original website designs for NSF internal and external audiences that optimize user experience, enhance content and meet business and technical requirements.
- Develop user interface elements and designs for web applications.
- Design or work with contractors to design publications, exhibits and presentations that communicate information through visual means.
- Coordinate commercial printing process for NSF publications.
Grades 09 and 11 are substantially the same as targeted position in a developmental capacity.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
To qualify at the GS-12, level you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-11 level in federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: optimizing existing web sites; providing guidance in design and development of new web sites; and providing technical consultation to database developers in the development and implementation of Internet-enabled databases. There is no education substitution for qualifications at the GS-12 level.
To qualify at the GS-11 level, you must possess one of the following:
1) At least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: converting user-developed content into workable web pages; creating easily navigable web pages; ensuring web-based content is accessible to all; selecting and applying the most effective delivery formats; diagnosing and troubleshooting web site operational problems such as broken links or file directory, server, or application problems.
OR 2) A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.
OR 3) A qualifying combination of education and experience (i.e., one and a half years of graduate education plus 6 months of specialized experience).
To qualify at the GS-09 level, you must possess one of the following:
1) At least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: converting user-developed content into workable web pages; creating easily navigable web pages; ensuring that new web pages are consistent with relevant design and formatting standards; ensuring web-based content is accessible to all users.
OR 2) A master`s or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education with a major study in computer science, information science, information systems management, mathematics, statistics, operations research, or engineering, or course work that required the development or adaptation of computer programs and systems and provided knowledge equivalent to a major in the computer field;
OR 3) A combination of graduate level education as described above, beyond the 1st full year of graduate level education and specialized experience as described above, that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
Education may be substituted for experience as described in "Qualifications" at the GS-09 and GS-11 levels. Although education may enhance skills required for this position, no substitution of education for specialized experience may be made at the GS-12 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.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Category rating procedures will be used to rank and select eligibles. Based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire, you will be assigned a score. Your score will determine in which of three categories you will be placed: Excellent, Very Good, or Good. Under this process, veterans will be assigned to the appropriate category (without additional preference points) and then placed at the top of their category.
Veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the highest quality category.
The information contained in your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you meet the competencies required of this position. Please ensure you answer all questions accurately. Your responses are subject to verification. In support of your responses provided in the Occupational Questionnaire, your resume should include verbiage that describes your experience relative to the position for which you are applying and provide examples that show the depth of knowledge, level of skill, or degree of ability you possess. If your application does not support your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire or your application is not complete, it may affect your evaluation or result in your name being removed from further consideration.
Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) or CTAP must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." In NSF categories, this means at least “Very Good.”
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