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Job Title:Information Technology Specialist, GS-2210-09/11/12 DE

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:DAS-2013-0030

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$54,032.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 to Tuesday, October 01, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-09/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Arlington, VA, USView 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.

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

More about NSF.

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.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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:

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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:

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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.”
 
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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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
    Telecommuting
    Physical Fitness Facility on site
    NSF Federal Credit Union on site
    Health Services Unit on site
    Employee Assistance Program


OTHER INFORMATION:

Relocation expenses may be paid, contingent upon availability of funds.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):
ICTAP and CTAP provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP or CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP or CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified you must meet the following: OPM qualification requirements for the position, all selective factors, where applicable; special OPM approved qualifying conditions for the position; is physically qualified with reasonable accommodation, where appropriate, to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry; and receives a rating of at least “Very Good” on the questionnaire.  You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP or CTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.
Additional information regarding ICTAP or CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/

Veteran's Preference:
If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation as specified on the SF-15.

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

HOW TO APPLY:

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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.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

NOTE: THE AUTOMATED APPLICATION TOOL IDENTIFIES A NUMBER OF DOCUMENTS THAT MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR THIS POSITION BUT ARE NOT ACTUALLY REQUIRED.  THE DOCUMENTS DESCRIBED BELOW ARE THE ONLY ONES REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB. ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS LISTED ARE OPTIONAL.

If you are eligible under a special appointing authority (e.g., veterans appointment
authorities
; persons with an intellectual disability, severe physical disability or psychiatric disabilities); or ICTAP/CTAP, you will be required to submit supporting documentation. This will typically require the submission of one or more of the following documents:
1. Veteran's Preference Documentation (DD-214 and SF-15): If you are eligible and claiming 5-point veteran's preference, you MUST submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veteran's preference, you MUST submit a copy of your DD-214, SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" and the documentation required by the SF-15. (Please note:  An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing veterans' preference will not be accepted as proof of entitlement.)

2. Documentation of Schedule A Certification – from applicants requesting consideration under the Schedule A appointing authority for disabled applicants.

3. CTAP/ICTAP Documentation: If you are applying under CTAP or ICTAP, you MUST submit proof of eligibility under 5 CFR 330.602(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of your most recent performance rating, and a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.
If you are using education as a substitution for experience, you must submit proof of meeting the basic education requirement described in the QUALIFICATIONS paragraph. Therefore, you should submit TRANSCRIPTS (unofficial copies are acceptable) or a DIPLOMA that verifies that the requirement is met.All faxing/uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the vacancy closing date.If you are faxing your information, please use extreme care in dialing the fax number to assure we receive your information.  You will receive an email confirmation of receipt of your faxed/uploaded document(s).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Eric Keene
Phone: 703-292-4367
Fax: 703-292-7478
TDD: 703-292-8044
Email: EKeene@NSF.GOV
Agency Information:
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
4201 Wilson Blvd
Room 315
Arlington, VA
22230
US
Fax: 703-292-7478

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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

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Job Announcement Number:

DAS-2013-0030

Control Number:

351751900