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Job Title:DON RECENT GRADUATE PROGRAM (IT SPECIALIST (APPSW))

Department:Department of the Navy

Agency:U.S. Marine Corps

Job Announcement Number:SW32210-07-975892K4675315-P

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$45,192.00 to $69,122.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 to Monday, October 28, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Recent Graduates

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Indianapolis, IN View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Recent Graduates (See "Eligibility" section for additional information)

JOB SUMMARY:

The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!

 

This is a Department of Navy Pathways Recent Graduates Program Opportunity and is located in the Technology Services Organization, Headquarters Marine Corps, Indianapolis, Indiana.

This is a one year career development program.  At the successful conclusion of this program, you may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a Federal career or career-conditional position.

This position has promotion potential to the 11 grade level. If selected below the full performance level, incumbent may be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

This announcement is being amended to extend the closing date to October 28, 2013.

 

 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.
  • You must obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Must sign a Recent Graduate Pathways Program Participant Agreement
  • The entire period served under the Pathways program is a trial period.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance

DUTIES:

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·         Gather information on an aspect of the user’s work process

·         Compile information and report results to senior staff members involved in studying overall system effectiveness

·         Evaluate production operations throughout the processing stages

·         Analyze and resolve a variety of system problems

·         Assess the impact of modifications on current systems or subsystems


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered.   Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

 

Your resume must demonstrate IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below:

Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.  Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.  Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.  Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.  Specialized experience for this position involves development, implementation, operation, maintenance, and modification of major finance and/or accounting automation information systems.

AND

Specialized Experience: Requires one year of specialized experience at the next lower GS-grade (or equivalent). Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Such experience is typically gained in the IT field or through the performance of work where the primary concern is IT. The employing agency is responsible for defining the specialized experience based on the requirements of the position being filled.

 

OR

1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement.  Degree must in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.

 

Additional information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:  http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/2200/information-technology-it-management-series-2210-alternative-a/

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE : Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.   You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.  

 

ELIGIBILITY:

Applications will be accepted from students who expect to complete qualifying education up to 9 months prior to the closing date of this job opportunity announcement. However, agencies are required to verify that the education has been completed successfully before any applicant can be appointed (report to work); therefore, your selection or start date may be impacted by proof and completion of all Pathways requirements. 

 

Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree, due to military service obligation, have as much as six years after degree completion to apply.

 

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.   To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions.

 

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT:

·       Orientation program

·       Mentorship throughout the Program.

·       Individual Development Plan to assist with career planning, professional development, and training activities.

·       At least 40 hours of formal, interactive training each year of the Program.

·       Positions may offer opportunity for career advancement.

 

AFTER PROGRAM COMPLETION:

Recent Graduates may be converted to a permanent position (or, in some limited circumstances a term appointment lasting 1-4 years).

 

To be eligible for conversion, Recent Graduates must:

·       Be a US Citizen.

·       Successfully completed at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.

·       Demonstrated successful job performance.

·       Met the qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted.

 


QUALIFYING EDUCATION:

Any of the following educational institutions or curricula that have been accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education:

(i) A technical or vocational school;

(ii) A 2-year or 4-year college or university; or

(iii) A graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school)

 

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying. For further information, please visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.

 

A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal.   If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be rated on the extent and quality of your education and training relevant to the duties of the position based on the information provided in your resume, responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, and your supporting documentation, to determine your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies: 

 

1.  Problem Solving

2.  Self-Management

3.  Technology Application

4.  Team Work

 

NOTE: If it is determined that you have rated yourself higher than is supported in your description of experience and/or education as described in your resume/application package, or that your resume or application package is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be lowered.


BENEFITS:

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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan.

OTHER INFORMATION:

May be noncompetitively converted to a term or permanent competitive sevice position. 

 

Must be a United States citizen to be eligible for noncompetitive conversion to the competitive service.

 

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

 

Relocation expenses may or may not be authorized.

 

Recruitment incentives may or may not be authorized.

 

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

 

The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

 

Federal Annuitant Information:

The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants.  Policy information may be found at: http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

 

Veteran’s Preference Information:

http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/Vet_%20Preference_Statement.pdf



HOW TO APPLY:

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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

 

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 
- Complete Resume.
- Complete Assessment Questionnaire. View Occupational Questionnaire.

- Transcripts

- Veterans’ Preference Documents

- Other supporting documentation as required.  Please see the "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" section and print out the applicant checklist.  The applicant checklist will assist you in determining what documents you need submit. 

 

Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Monday, October 28, 2013.    Please follow all instructions carefully as missing application information will not be requested.

 

If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed.


If you upload your documents, do not fax the same documents.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account:  https://mydon.usajobs.gov/Account/Login select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.  

 

If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at:   http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ApplicationInfo_HowtoApplyviaFax.pdf. 

 

This Vacancy ID is 975892.

 

** It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that all information in their resume and documents, whether uploaded or faxed, are received, legible, and accurate.  HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant. **



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The documents you are required to submit vary for each individual.  We recommend that you print a copy of this application checklist for reference while completing your application package.  The link to the applicant checklist below will assist you in determining which documents you need to submit for this vacancy:  Applicant Checklist-External 

 

Please read and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.  Missing application information will not be requested.

 

Failure to submit a complete application package (Current resume, transcripts, assessment questionnaire and applicable required documents, as noted in applicant checklist) may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

DON Employment Info Center EIC
Phone: (800)378-4559
TDD: 858-577-5723
Email: DONEIC@NAVY.MIL
Agency Information:
Navy OCHR San Diego Ops Center
6300 Miramar Way
San Diego, CA
92145-2015
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement.  You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the occupational questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. 

 

Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager.   Best qualified applicants with veterans' preference are entitled to initial selection consideration.  If there are a sufficient number of best qualified applicants with veterans' preference, only those veterans will be referred to the hiring manager.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/NotificationSettings.aspx


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Job Announcement Number:

SW32210-07-975892K4675315-P

Control Number:

353748800