In order to qualify for the GS-12/13 Information Technology Specialist you must meet the basic and specialized experience requirements described below:
Basic Requirements: Possess Information Technology (IT) related experience that demonstrates possession of each of the four competencies: attention to detail, customer service, oral communication, and problem solving. Experience includes:
Ensuring the confidentiality, availability and integrity of IT systems through full compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act and IT security policies and standards;
Determining the appropriate products or services with stakeholder clients to define a project scope, requirements and deliverables;
Providing high level technical advice and counsel to top management and other key officials on matters relating to new or modified basic policies and programs that affect or relate to current and existing IT functions and programs;
Making recommendations for resolving IT problems and requirements for an agency or organization.
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GS-12 Specialized Experience: You must have one or more years of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as experience in supporting Microsoft Windows Virtual Server environment (troubleshooting, deploying, scripting, etc.); experience with HR systems, Workflow/Document Management Systems, Customer Resource Management Systems, Financial management or grants management systems.
GS-13 Specialized Experience: You must have one or more years of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as advanced experience in Microsoft Windows administration; advanced experience with managing Cloud Based servers; proven project management skills; experience with HR systems, Workflow/Document Management Systems, Customer Resource Management Systems, Financial management and/or grants management systems.
Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov.
NOTE: There is no educational requirement nor substitution for this position
You may be required to complete a pre-employment background investigation.
You may be required to undergo pre-employment drug testing.
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 for this position. 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.
Although veteran preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under How You Will Be Evaluated, veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified. In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category (i.e. Best Qualified)
All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
1. Skill in business analysis techniques, including business process mapping.
2. Demonstrated knowledge of software requirements analysis, software quality assurance and various software testing methodologies.
3. Knowledge of project management principles to assess, plan, organize, coordinate and direct large-scale IT efforts.
4. Ability to develop briefing materials for presentation to senior-level management and key customer stakeholders.
5. Ability to effectively communicate issues, problems, and opportunities to internal and external customers.