Job Title: Information Technology Specialist, GS-2210-14 DEJob Announcement Number: DIS-2014-0008
Agency: National Science Foundation
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/ Per Year
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 to
Friday, November 08, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
WHO MAY APPLY:
Any US Citizen.
This opportunity is also open to status candidates and veterans eligible under VEOA under announcement DIS-2014-0007.
This is a re-advertisement of announcement DIS-2013-0018, 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-2013-0018 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.
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- US citizenship
- Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
DUTIES:Back to top
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:Back to top
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:
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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