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Job Title:  Computer Scientist
Department:  Department Of Transportation
Agency:  Federal Aviation Administration
Job Announcement Number:  ACT-ANG-14-KNB5-35208

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
SALARY RANGE:
$92,340.00 to $143,152.00 / Per Year
Salary includes a locality payment of 24.22%.
OPEN PERIOD:
Monday, May 05, 2014 to Monday, May 19, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
FV-1550-J
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time - Permanent
DUTY LOCATIONS:
1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC   View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
U.S. Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
SUPERVISORY STATUS:
No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

Business Component: Assistant Administrator for NextGen, NAS Systems Engineering Services Office, Business Operations Services Division, ANG-B5



No Permanent Change of Station (PCS) payments are authorized.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

DUTIES:

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If you are selected for this position, you will serve as a Computer Scientist in the NAS Systems Engineering Services Office, Business Operations Services Division, ANG-B5 and will support the resolution of complex business problems. You will work closely with users, customers, and stakeholders to support the development of computer technology solutions that address enterprise decision-making questions and improves visibility of information in the domains of systems engineering, planning and enterprise architecture. Typical duties will include: 1. Overseeing the technical design, development and implementation of information technology solutions; 2. Working to educate and support users, customers and Executives seeking to leverage available tools and information products; 3. Exercising day-to-day software life-cycle management processes of an existing suite of applications; 4. Providing technical guidance and performance support as the Contracting Officer Representative for assigned support contracts; 5. Managing an integrated systems engineering technology roadmap and environment for ANG-B tools; 6. Supporting the transformation of customer business requirements into systems and information solutions; 7. Leading the development of data visualization, specialty reports, and or dashboards etc., to communicate performance and improve agency decision making insight using information; 8. Educating users on how best to leverage existing software to solve challenges of analyzing available datasets; and 9. Supporting the information architect in maintaining data management and information integrity standards.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Must show successful completion of a four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree or higher in computer science or a bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus.

In addition to the above, to qualify for this position you must also demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-I or FG/GS-13 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience may include but is not limited to: Experience performing demanding computer science work in the development of computer technology solutions AND experience as a team, project or program lead.

Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their Work History.

Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

Evaluation Criteria

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA)
1. Knowledge of applied analysis, analytics and business intelligence products used to improve business performance. Please ensure you document your experience with risk management and portfolio analysis.
2. Ability to lead and work collaboratively across organizational lines and processes (i.e. systems engineering, planning, scheduling, and architecture).
3. Skill in delivering products and services that satisfy customer's requirements, arrive on schedule and within budget.
4. Ability to work independently to apply sound judgment to identify and resolve technical issues with minimal management guidance.
5. Ability to manage multiple complex technical challenges and projects while successfully maintaining clear communications of results to all information customers (i.e. stakeholders, users, and management at different levels).

IMPORTANT: Ensure that your work experience supports your Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) answers. Your answers and associated work experience will be evaluated further to validate whether the answers that you selected are appropriate. Answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.


EDUCATION: This position has a positive education requirement. If you are not currently working for the Federal Government in the 1550 series OR have never held a position in the Federal Government in the 1550 series, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts prior to the closing date of this announcement. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF CONSIDERATION. If you cannot upload your transcripts to your application, please fax a copy to 609-485-8995 to the attention of Keith Neill and reference the announcement number on the FAX. IF SELECTED, OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS WILL BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT. If you do not have an official transcript (original with a raised seal) you should request it today. Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.

We are not accepting applications from noncitizens.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:



Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated.

To preview the application questionnaire, click the following link: View Application Questionnaire


BENEFITS:

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You can review our benefits at: http://www.faa.gov/jobs/working_here/benefits/


OTHER INFORMATION:

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Travel may be required.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

1. As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA), in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.

2. Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or priority grouping and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

3. All or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

4. Selection may be made from this announcement or announcement number ACT-ANG-14-KNB5-35207.


This is a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay, COLA, Citizenship

HOW TO APPLY:

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You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of "Submitted" by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must have a status of "Submitted" each time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with register.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION.

We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes.

Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
  • Duties (be specific in describing your duties)
  • Employer's name and address
  • Supervisor name and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month, day and year (e.g. June 18 2007 to April 05 2008)
  • Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
  • Salary

  • Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.

    You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account. This will provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded information again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide, Document Upload Guide, for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Only supplemental documentation, e.g. transcripts or veteran's documentation will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or faxed to 609-485-8995 on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number.

All Veterans: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit either a DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 Copy or equivalent), or a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions. If you are claiming 10 point preference, you must also submit a completed SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference, and supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.

If you are claiming 10 point preference but fail to submit the supporting documents outlined on the SF-15, you will be tentatively assessed as a 5 point preference eligible provided your DD Form 214 reflects that you have the service required to qualify for preference. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.

Veterans currently on active duty claiming veterans' preference: You will be granted tentative preference if you submit a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions and your application shows that you have the required service. Prior to being appointed, you must provide to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office a DD Form 214 documenting discharge/release and showing that the service was honorable or general. If you are on terminal leave, you must provide documentation certifying authorized terminal leave.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Keith Neill
Phone: 609-485-5376
Fax: 609-485-8995
Email: Keith.Neill@faa.gov
Agency Information:
Federal Aviation Administration
William J. Hughes Technical Center
ACT Regional HR Services Division
HFE-300
Atlantic City International Airport, NJ
08405
US
Fax: 609-485-8995

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Candidates for FAA positions are evaluated using our Automated Vacancy Information Access Tool for Online Referral (AVIATOR) system. AVIATOR compares your skills and experience as described in your application with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be an eligible, highly-qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official.

Important - If you make any change to your application, you must resubmit it. If you change your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and your previous application will be considered.

FAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Additional information on reasonable accommodations procedures or on EEO Programs is available on Office of Civil Rights (ACR) or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.

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