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Job Title:IT Specialist GS-2210-11/12/13 (SYSANALYSIS)

Department:Department Of Commerce

Agency:Office of the Inspector General

Job Announcement Number:DOC-OIG-2014-0034

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$63,091.00 to $116,901.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, February 06, 2014 to Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-11/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Competitive Services: Career or Career Conditional - Full-Time, Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
District of Columbia, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All qualified United States citizens.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

Applications under this vacancy announcement will be considered under external competitive procedures only. This vacancy is also being advertised under merit promotion procedures as (DOC-OIG-2014-0030). Each announcement requires a separate application using the on-line application system by logging into https://www.usajobs.gov/ and clicking on "Search Jobs." Merit promotion procedures apply to current or previous Federal employees in the competitive service who are eligible for transfer, promotion, reassignment, or reinstatement. Merit promotion procedures MAY also apply to applicants seeking consideration through a special appointing authority such as Veterans Recruitment Act (VRA), Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), Schedule A, etc.  Please read the vacancy announcement to determine who may apply.

This vacancy is for an IT Specialist position in the Office of Systems Acquisition and IT Security (OSAITS), Systems Acquisition and Development Division, located at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Inspector General, in Washington, DC.

The OSAITS is the organizational unit of the OIG that monitors information technology (IT) systems, policies, and all related activities for the Department. Office of Inspector General is responsible for planning and managing audits and evaluations of systems development, acquisition, and operations in all U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) bureaus, as well as for evaluating the DOC's performance of its information resources management responsibilities. The systems to be evaluated include complex automated information systems (e.g., mission-critical, accounting, and administrative systems) and technology-oriented programs (e.g., decennial census and patent application processing).
 
Our mission is to improve the programs and operations of the Department of Commerce through independent and objective oversight. With so many focuses, OIG is a magnet for professionals of all interests and backgrounds.
 
This position is in the competitive service.

One year probationary period may be required.

Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid.

This is a non-bargaining unit position.

The Full Promotion Potential of this position is: GS-13.

If this position is filled at a level below the full performance level, the selectee may be promoted without further competition. This implies no promise or guarantee of a promotion.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • If your resume is incomplete, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
  • You must be registered with Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).
  • You must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • Any required investigations and clearances must be completed
  • before the selectee can be placed in the position.

DUTIES:

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The individual selected for this position will:
*Major Duty 1:  Audit and evaluate information technology (IT) system acquisition and development projects of varying size, scope, criticality, and technical complexity;
*Major Duty 2:  Assist with writing and developing audit reports, communicating findings and recommendations in person and in written form to both technical and non-technical audiences;
*Major Duty 3:  Assist with research, preparation and documentation of congressional and senior officials’ information requests and briefings; and
*Major Duty 4: Represent OSAITS and OIG at DOC and external meetings.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Basic Entry Requirements for All Grade Levels:

o    Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
o    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.
o    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.
o    Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

GRADE LEVEL REQUIREMENTS: In addition to meeting the Basic Entry Requirements above, applicants must have the experience listed below.

GS-11 1 year specialized experience at the GS-09 level, or equivalent that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
EXPERIENCE: Specialized experience includes auditing and evaluating information technology (IT) system acquisition projects; assisting with writing and developing IT audit reports; assisting with communicating findings and recommendations in person and in written form to both technical and non-technical audiences; and assisting in researching, preparing and documenting briefs for senior officials.

GS-12 1 year specialized experience at the GS-011 level, or equivalent that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
EXPERIENCE: Specialized experience includes auditing and evaluating information technology (IT) system acquisition projects; assisting with writing and developing IT audit reports; independently communicating findings and recommendations in person and in written form to both technical and non-technical audiences; and assisting in researching, preparing and documenting briefs for senior officials and Congress.

GS-13 1 year specialized experience e at the GS-12 level, or equivalent that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
EXPERIENCE: Specialized experience includes auditing and evaluating information technology (IT) system acquisition projects; writing and developing IT audit reports; leading presentation of findings and recommendations in person and in written form to both technical and non-technical audiences; researching, preparing and documenting briefs for senior officials and Congress; and representing the organization at external meetings.


Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
This position requires a security clearance.
Any required investigations and clearances must be completed before the selectee can be placed in the position.
 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation (transcripts, if applicable) to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire that you completed as part of the application and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze.” However, your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the occupational questions, or your score will be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed. Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold) for all positions except for Professional and Scientific positionsat the grade 9/ band II and above.

The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
-- KSA 1:  Knowledge of IT system/software development practices, methodologies and tools; acquisition approaches and strategy;
-- KSA 2:  Ability to effectively communicate audit findings and recommendations in person and in written form to both technical and non-technical audiences;
-- KSA 3:  Ability to conduct research and prepare documentation to address congressional and senior officials’ information and briefing requests; and
-- KSA 4:  Ability to effectively represent OSAITS, OIG within the DOC and at external meetings in a professional, competent and forthright manner.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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You can review our benefits at: http://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/

Additional benefits available include: Flexible work schedule, transportation subsidy, fitness center, child-care facility, career development with a generous training program, credit union and convenient access to Metrorail and Metrobus transit services in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia communities, car pools/van pools and more.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp. CTAP/ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
1. A copy of your specific RIF notice, written notice of your expected separation or other documentation of priority consideration status;
2. A copy of your latest SF-50 - noting current position, grade level, and duty location;
3. A copy of your last performance appraisal including your rating; and
4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
The following links provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities:
*Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)
*Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)
The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.

HOW TO APPLY:

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Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.
To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov. To begin, click the Apply Online button near on the right side of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents.
To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at https://my.usajobs.gov and place your cursor over “My Account” and then click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.
If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk immediately by e-mail at mgshelp@monster.com or phone at 866-656-6831. The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST.
For instructions on submitting your application in another format please contact: (Jowan Williams at jwilliams@oig.doc.gov or 202-482-4842)

MORE THAN ONE POSITION MAY BE FILLED THROUGH THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

A complete application consists of the following:
*Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. Your resume must indicate your citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59. Your resume should also list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week. Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s).
*Veterans' Preference documentation.If applicable, please indicate on your resume the type of veterans' preference you are claiming and provide the appropriate supporting documentation (DD-214 OR Armed Forces certification letter specifying discharge or release from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed, VA letter, SF-15 (revised December 2004 or later), etc.) to validate your claim. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please go to: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
*Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation,if applicable. See the “Other Information” section.
*Education.If this position requires higher education, you must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. If using foreign education to qualify, you must submit a certified evaluation of foreign equivalency to comparable U.S. education programs. Please refer to http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp for more information.
You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.

Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part of foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found here at http://www.naces.org/members.htm. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jowan Williams
Phone: 202-482-4842
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: jwilliams@oig.doc.gov
Agency Information:
OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
1401 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington , DC
20230-0001
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at https://my.usajobs.gov and placing your cursor over “My Account” and then click on "Applicant Status.”
By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.
You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans' preference, disability, etc.).

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Job Announcement Number:

DOC-OIG-2014-0034

Control Number:

361040400