Computer Scientist GS-1550-14


Vacancy ID: 524366   Announcement Number: hhs-fda-de-11-524366   USAJOBS Control Number: 2367060

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 524366
1. Title of Job

Computer Scientist GS-1550-13
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

Are you an ICTAP Eligible?

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6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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14

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?


01 Yes
02 No
03 Not Applicable

12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Computer Scientist

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


0990 Montgomery County, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and/or education which meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Computer Scientist, GS-1550-13.

A. I have a Degree: in computer science or bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a 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. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions.
B. I do not possess the experience and/or education described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience which meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements for Computer Scientist, GS-1550-13.

A. I have experience developing and implementing algorithms for highly parallel computing structures; designing, developing and/or modifying existing software to help solve scientific computing problems; investigating and evaluating the suitability of specific software components for particular assignments; conducting tests of software function and performance; implementing security best practices; and serving as the server administrator to support scientific computer and bioinformatics research.
B. I do not possess the experience and/or education described above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from
the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet
performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored
closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper
procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it
independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised
performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other
workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Apply advanced methods for mapping out and analyzing business processes orĀ used lean management / six sigma tool set for work process improvement.

4. Anticipate change and apply informatics and business process reengineering to transform business operations.

5. Apply deep technical and/or business process understanding to drive business transformation.

6. Lead the portfolio management process for a business unit.

7. Manage the day-to-day operation of a service or process, maximizing adoption and user satisfaction through effective management and operational excellence.

8. Analyze operational issues, identify root causes and made recommendations for service/process improvements.

9. Continually monitor the quality and responsiveness of services being provided to end-users based on the established measurement criteria.

10. Develop strategies, priorities, initiatives and measures that maximize adoption and value creation of products or services.

11. Apply and leverage IT services and solutions in support of business operations and end user work activities.

12. Make recommendations to senior management, customers/clients, or other external representatives that support long-term strategic goals.

13. Present, defend, and or negotiate specific operational/mission goals and needs with senior management, customers/clients, or other external representatives.

14. Develop and maintain a collaborative network of strategic internal and external partners to identify, create and deliver innovative solutions.

15. Gather information, identify and analyze issues to make project recommendations and develop detailed plans, goals, objectives and milestones.