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Job Title:Information Technology Specialist, GS-2210-14 MP

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:DIS-2014-0007

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 to Friday, November 08, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time. - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Arlington, VA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current or former Fed employees with competitive status obtained through a permanent Federal competitive service appointment OR individuals with eligibility for noncompetitive special appointing authority OR veterans eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act.

JOB SUMMARY:

This opportunity is also open to all US citizens under announcement DIS-2014-0008.

This is a re-advertisement of announcement DIS-2013-0017, which closed on 10/10/2013. This announcement has been extended as a result of potential interruptions in the application process during the Federal government shutdown. Applicants who applied to DIS-2013-0017 do NOT need to reapply under this announcement.

NSF has the advantages of a small agency environment that fosters collaboration, creativity and opportunities to contribute to major agency-wide projects. Consistently ranked by its employees as one of the top federal agencies in managing its workforce, NSF maintains a creative, flexible, and collegial atmosphere and is respected in both the federal and scientific arenas for its work in promoting science, technology, education and management best practices. Join our team at one of the best places to work in the federal government and use your knowledge and imagination to keep NSF at the frontier of discovery!

  This position is located in the Office of Information and Resource Management, Division of Information Systems, Infrastructure Services Branch. The IT Specialist serves as expert on IT Infrastructure projects that have major impact in facilitating the mission of NSF and will manage project teams with emphasis on the systems analysis required for the planning and design of new or improved information systems.More about NSF.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Background investigation
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above
  • US citizenship
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.

DUTIES:

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The IT Specialist has the primary responsibility for leading a team of IT Specialists and support personnel in the execution of a wide range of IT infrastructure projects that involve application of IT concepts and principles to assure that the NSF IT Infrastructure is fully integrated.  Applies analytical processes to the planning, design, and implementation of new and improved information systems to meet the business requirements of customer organizations.
Specific duties the IT Specialist will perform:

  • Personally, or through team efforts, performs requirements analysis for new or improved IT Infrastructure solutions; consults with customers to identify and specify requirements and develops overall functional and systems requirements and specifications; conducts feasibility studies and trade-off analyses and preparing business cases for the application of IT solutions; recommends new or modified infrastructure systems, defining system scope and objectives, developing cost estimates ensuring the integration of all system components and planning systems implementation; ensures the rigorous application of information security/information assurance policies, principles and practices.
  • Articulates and communicates to the team the assignments, projects, problems to be solved, actionable events, milestones, and time frames for completion. Prepares progress reports for higher-level management and makes recommendations for adjustment to project scope and schedule.
  • Leads the team by identifying individual tasks considering the established work flow, skill level and/or occupational specialization; monitors accomplishments and takes action necessary to ensure timely accomplishment of assigned team tasks.
  • Provides input to the Service Area Manager on team and individual work accomplishments, problems, progress in mastering tasks/work processes, and individual training needs.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify at the GS-14 level you need to have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include leading and managing general support systems infrastructure activities supporting enterprise applications and back end infrastructure.
 
In addition to the meeting the minimum qualifications, candidates must also meet the following Selective Factor: I have led project teams to adopt future technological trends and methods and managed all activities in a portfolio of infrastructure projects associated with the design, planning, and maintenance of messaging, directory, and collaboration services.


 
Education may enhance skills required for this position; however, no substitution of education for specialized experience may be made at this 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:

Ratings will be assigned based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  In some cases, additional assessment processes may be used.

Review your resume and responses carefully.  Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score.  A Human Resources Representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official.

Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." At NSF, this means a score of 90.0 or higher.

In the merit promotion selection process, due weight will be given to incentive awards and performance appraisals.

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

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 an NSF employee in a permanent, competitive service position or you are an NSF employee who is reinstatement eligible based on prior Federal permanent, competitive service, you need not submit documents to confirm status.

If you are not an NSF employee as described above, but you are eligible under merit promotion, under a noncompetitive special appointing authority, under an Interchange Agreements, or
similar authority, you will be required to submit supporting documentation. This will typically require the submission of one or more of the following documents:

1. Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) or comparable federal agency form if you are a current or former permanent federal civil service employee.
2. DD-214 (Member-4 copy); and if applicable, the Department of Veterans Affairs Notice of Compensable Disability Rating from applicants requesting consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), Veteran Recruitment Act (VRA), or the disabled veterans appointing authority.
3. Schedule A Certification – from applicants requesting consideration under the Schedule A appointing authority for disabled applicants.
4. Other – Documentation which verifies you are eligible to be appointed to a permanent position in the federal competitive civil service.

If you are requesting special employment consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) you must submit documentation provided by your current or former employing agency verifying your eligibility for that program.

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.  [Include for jobs with positive education requirement only]

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: 703 292-5090
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:

DIS-2014-0007

Control Number:

354313200