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  1. Overview
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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:User Acceptance Test Specialist

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Bureau of the Fiscal Service

Job Announcement Number:14-FS-427P

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$57,982.00 to $75,376.00 / Per Year


Friday, May 09, 2014 to Monday, May 19, 2014




Career/Career Conditional - Full-time




2 vacancies - Birmingham, AL View Map


U.S. citizens; no prior Federal experience is required.

This opportunity is also open to Bureau of Fiscal Service Employees Only under Announcement 14-FS-426. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.






About the Agency

The incumbent is responsible for managing projects in the delivery of a variety of services relating to User Acceptance Testing located within Operations Division Debt Management Service Operations Center East, Client Services Branch.


  • Occasional Travel
  • 1 to 5 nights per month may be required.


  • No


  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12 . If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
-Ensure that the organization's strategic plan, mission, vision and values are communicated to the team and integrated into the teams strategies, goals, objectives, work plans, and work products and services.
-Articulate and communicate to the team the assignment, project, problem to be solved, actionable events, milestones, and or program issues under review, and deadlines and time frames for completion.
-Research, learn, and apply a wide range of qualitative and or quantitative methods to identify, assess, analyze, and improve team effectiveness, efficiency and work products.
Qualifications and Evaluations


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You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience: For the GS-11, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes experience such as:
- Develop test materials (e.g., scenarios, scripts, data, and expected results) to validate acceptance of approved modifications and change requests (CRs) for each release type including critical, minor, major, and new customer releases.
- Develop automated test scripts using automated software to conduct routine web application and batch processing testing (e.g., scenarios, scripts, data, and expected results for functional and performance testing)
- Write queries to access, gather information, and produce reports from databases maintained on personal computers, client servers, and internet applications.
- Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and Agile Methodologies for Software Development.
- Conduct black-box testing, functional testing, Integration testing, system testing and regression testing

-OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work OR I have a LL.M. in a field related to this position.
-OR a combination of the education and experience listed above in which the percentage of specialized experience and education totals 100%.

In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:
For the GS-11, you must have been at the GS-09 level for 52 weeks.

The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.


Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: technical, analysis, and communication. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, Superior, Good, or Satisfactory depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category. 

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration.

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority.
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- Relocation expenses will not be paid.
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. 
- This is a bargaining unit position.
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

- Subject to a 1-year probationary period is required (unless already completed).
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9.  Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.


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The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday).  If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date. 

Fiscal Service provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis.  Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
To begin, either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.
You will be re-directed to Fiscal Service's CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents.  To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.

To complete, you must click the “Finish” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk.


A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents.  Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible). 

All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing.  (Cover letters are optional.)  To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé.  We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans preference, please see applicant guide for required documentation. In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.


Applicant Call Center
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Agency Information:
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You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS “My Account” tab and clicking on “Application Status”. For a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on “more information.”

Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement.  Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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