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Job Title:IT Specialist

Agency:Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Job Announcement Number:2014-HQD-B1460

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

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$96,360.00 to $159,432.00 / Per Year


Friday, July 25, 2014 to Friday, August 8, 2014




Competitive Service, - Full-Time, Term Appointment not-to-exceed 2 years.




1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC View Map


All United States Citizens.     

Applicants with status or those eligible under special hiring authorities, should apply under FDIC merit promotion ann#2014-HQ-B1463.  However, if you desire consideration also under this public non-status announcement, you must apply to both.  Status applicants are current permanent Federal employees in the competitive service and former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility.)  


Public Trust - Background Investigation




About the Agency

The candidate selected will be offered a term appointment not-to-exceed 2 years, which may be extended to a maximum of four years based on workload requirements and organizational staffing authorizations.

This position is located in the Division of Information Technology, Delivery Management Branch, Enterprise Document Management Service Center of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides support in the areas of providing business process to data mapping, taxonomy support, data analysis and data modeling.


  • Occasional Travel
  • None


  • Yes
  • None



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Participates in the analysis, design and development of content-centric solutions and systems, including; implementation and control activities to store, protect, and access data found within electronic files and the capture of physical records, including: logical and/or physical database design, database creation, analysis and evaluation of data and information requirements for new applications.

Adopts quality assurance practices to include following an appropriate taxonomy and meta-data development techniques; helping to establish department standards and procedures; reviewing and critiquing content designs produced by others, participating in walkthroughs and audits; ensuring appropriate documentation is produced at all points in the process.

Actively promotes the concept of enterprise content management techniques to ensure content is consistently categorized, organized, and architected to ensure the right data is quickly accessible and searchable. Performs preliminary analysis for proposed application development projects to determine the corporate impact of planned application systems.

Applies knowledge and skill of Enterprise Architecture tools planning and designing business process and analysis and performs studies and analyses to determine technological impact resulting from adoption of approved information systems standards. Initiates necessary corrective actions to comply with standards and works with end users and application developers to perform data mapping, resolve data usage conflicts and other issues regarding the integrity of data


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Candidates must have one year of specialized experience at the GS/CG-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience participating and providing business process to data mapping, taxonomy support, data analysis, and data modeling support for developers or other organizational staff for enterprise and project specific adoption.

Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

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.

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.

Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.  

Applicants eligible for CTAP (Career Transition Assistance Program) or ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 85 or higher in the online assessment to be determined "well qualified" for this position.  For more information, click here.

Applicants must have met the qualification requirements (including selective placement factors - if any) for this position by the closing date to be eligible for this position.

Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.

High Risk Position - Background Investigation (BI) required.


Your resume will be reviewed, including the online assessment questionnaire, to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement.  Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification determination.  Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

If you are found qualified, you will be placed in one of three categories:  Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.  These category assignments are a measure of the degree in which your background and responses to the assessment questions match the competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below.  Within these categories, candidates eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

1. Knowledge of the principles of information management, techniques of logical and physical design and the ability to apply these principles within the guidelines of the adopted methodology and standards.

2. Knowledge of, and skill in applying data storage and data warehousing concepts, methods and technology sufficient to apply and adapt new and improved approaches to the design, development and implementation of master data, data mining, data warehousing and related data storage and retrieval systems.

3. Skill in applying data storage, master and reference data, and data warehousing concepts, methods and technology sufficient to apply and adapt new and improved approaches to the design, development and implementation of data mining, data warehousing and related data storage and retrieval systems.

4. Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture principles, methods and practices including designing architectures using advance methodologies and concepts to support data quality, sharing and availability.

5. Skill in data analysis involving judgment, decision-making and critical thinking to interpret the results of data analysis and other data collection findings and determine the appropriate use of the results to corporate operations.

6. Ability to gather, analyze, and evaluate information and prepare oral or written communications to advise all levels of FDIC management on data matters.

You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs.  Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.
To preview questions please click here.


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You can review our benefits at:!benefits.hms?orgId=1&jnum=62217

Relocation benefits will be provided.                                                                                                                                                                    


Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement. 

To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here.

If selected, you may be required to serve a trial period.


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To begin, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts to register and establish a USAJOBS account, complete the online assessment questionnaire, and submit all required documents.  Please be sure to click "FINISH" to complete the application process.

You must apply online.  Applicants requesting an exception from the online process must contact the Human Resources Specialist or contact point listed in this announcement prior to 12:00 noon local time on the closing date.

To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status."  Click on the "Position Title," and then select "Apply Online" to continue.

You have until 11:59 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement to complete the application process.


Please review the following to determine your eligibility and what document(s) is required to complete your application:

VETERANS' PREFERENCE:  If you are claiming veterans' preference, click here.  (Note:  Veterans should submit the Member 4 copy of the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - or other copy showing the type of discharge/character of service [e.g., Honorable, Under Honorable Conditions, etc.] along with any other required documents.)

FDIC CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP):  If you are a displaced or surplus FDIC or Federal employee eligible for consideration under the CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility.  For more information, click here.


Nicole Wallace-EL
Phone: 703-562-2584
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 8009254618
Agency Information:
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Human Resources Service Center
3501 Fairfax Drive
HRB (PA-1730-5007)
Arlington, VA
Fax: 000-000-0000


You may check the status of your application on-line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through USAJOBS by signing in and selecting "Application Status." Thank you for your interest in working for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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