The GS-14 salary range starts at $106,263.00 per year, if you meet the following qualifications. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
Applicants applying for the GS-14 grade level must meet the following requirements: Have IT-related experience demonstrating EACH of the four competencies AND one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service as listed below:
IT SPECIALIST COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
- Attention to Detail - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant investigates and evaluates 'state of the art' technology of the industry.
- Customer Service - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant confers with users to evaluate the effectiveness of, or identify the need for, computer programs or management systems.
- Oral Communication - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant persuades others to take a particular course of action or to accept findings, recommendations, changes, or alternative viewpoints.
- Problem Solving - This skill is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant identifies and accommodates technology and resource constraints.
Specialized experience is professional Information Technology (IT) expertise in the field of open data, with experience in the following areas:
- open data catalogs;
- content management systems for websites;
- writing for websites;
- project management of complex IT projects;
- developing software or oversight of software development;
- collaborating with open source communities; and,
- managing public feedback through social media.
NOTE: Qualifications are based on length and level of experience. Therefore, in addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours per week if part time. Qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, so failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here
If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
- Serve a one year probationary period (unless you have previously satisfied this requirement).
- Be able to make a direct deposit of your salary check to a financial organization.
- Males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service.
- Complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" (OF-306) to determine suitability for Federal employment.
- Undergo a background investigation and receive a favorable adjudication.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If you are found qualified for the position, your responses to the self-assessment vacancy questions will be used to assign a numerical score. If your responses to the vacancy questions are not supported by your resume then your score may be adjusted lower by the Human Resources Specialist. Scores are not augmented by Veteran's preference points for this type of announcement (Merit Promotion).
You will be evaluated on the vacancy related questions that were designed to assess your overall possession of the following competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities:
-Skill in applying IT principles, concepts, methods, standards and practices to provide expert technical advice and guidance to top management and IT officials concerning Data.gov program systems.
-Knowledge of current technologies and trends regarding website content management and data catalogs to manage the technical and business processes and work with stakeholders.
-Knowledge of current trends, developments, and state-of-the-art in regard to IT systems and innovative technology solutions, especially as it pertains to open data and applications to enhance the effectiveness of technology systems. Expert knowledge of project manager techniques to serve as a technical coordinator on projects.
-Skill in oral and written communications to present sensitive recommendations to higher authority, to obtain innovative technology solutions, as well as garner support for open data from citizens, researchers, developers, business, and others.
-Ability to develop and maintain relationships with a diverse range of individuals both within and outside the Government in order to provide outstanding customer service and further the goals of greater transparency, effectiveness, and innovation through open government data.
-Skill in organizing meetings of working groups and providing assistance and advice to contacts at other federal agencies to implement policies and procedures regarding open data.
-Ability to determine objectives and strategies, coordinate with other parts of the organization and with other agencies in order to achieve active participation in Data.gov by federal agencies and meet the goals and objectives of the White House Open Data Policy.
A variety of assessments/assessment tools may be used to evaluate candidates for specific vacancies covered by this announcement. Candidates will be notified when further assessments are implemented and provided with instructions on how to access and complete the assessment(s). Be sure to APPLY EARLY as most assessments must be completed fully and submitted before the announcement closing.
If you are an Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan eligible or a GSA Career Transition Assistance eligible, you must be considered well qualified (minimum score of 85) to receive priority. ICTAP/CTAP
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