This position has a Selective Placement Factor (SPF) which is the knowledge, skills, or special qualifications that are in addition to the minimum requirements in the qualification standard. A SPF represents knowledge, skills, or abilities that are essential for successful job performance and cannot reasonably be acquired on the job during the customary period of orientation/training. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT MEET THE SPF WILL NOT BE ELIGILE FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR (SPF): To meet the SPF for this position, applicants must demonstrate that they are proficient at using the C# (C Sharp) programming language to develop Web applications using Microsofts .NET platform and to develop, maintain and enhance .NET applications with Microsofts SQL Server Databases. NOTE: To be found qualified for this position, the contents of your resume must explicitly support this response and describe where and when you acquired this SPF. Applicants who fail to address or fail to meet the SPF for this position in their resume will be rated NOT QUALIFIED.
Candidates who only has other web development skills (such as Java) or other database skills (such as Oracle) would not be successful in this position since all standards are based upon Microsoft's .NET platform using the C# (C sharp) programming language with Microsoft SQL Server Databases.
Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To qualify for this GS-12 level position, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) that required them to: a) develop and administer database systems; b) develop web applications; c) conduct software analysis, design, development and implementation for new systems or major enhancements to existing systems; and d) assess new software design technologies within a current systems environment and resolve critical issues affecting the configuration of the IT infrastructure. NOTE: The contents of your resume must fully support this response in its entirety. Otherwise, you may be found ineligible.
All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
In addition, applicants should include information in their resume that demonstrates their experience in the following:
CREATE AND MAINTAIN WEB BASED APPLICATIONS
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJs Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.