Information Technology Specialist


Vacancy ID: 703187   Announcement Number: ARS-X12W-0108   USAJOBS Control Number: 321284500

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The Vacancy Identification Number is: 703187
1. Title of Job

Information Technology Specialist
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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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

Enter the lowest grade level you are willing to accept for this position. 
07
09

11. Miscellaneous Information

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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

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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

Please review the descriptions of the specialty codes listed below in order to determine how you would like to be considered for this position.  You may make more than one selection as applicable.  You will only be considered under the options you have selected, so please choose carefully.

001 – ALL U.S. CITIZENS:  You may apply under open competitive procedures if you are a United States citizen or national.

002 - ALTERNATIVE MERIT PROMOTION:  You may apply under Alternative Merit Promotion if you meet the requirements for one of the following categories:

1. Current competitive service Federal employees with career or career-conditional status applying for promotion or transfer to a position at a higher grade level than your current permanent position in the competitive service.

2. Current competitive service Federal employees with career or career-conditional  status applying for reassignment, transfer, or change to lower grade to a position that has greater promotion potential than currently or previously held on a permanent basis in the competitive service.

 

3. Current competitive service Federal employees with career or career-conditional status applying to a temporary promotion in excess of 120 calendar days to a higher graded position or one with higher potential than position previously held on a permanent basis in the competitive service.

 

4. Former competitive service Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility applying to a higher grade or position with greater promotion potential than a position previously held on a permanent basis in the competitive service. 

 

If applying based on #1-4 above, you must provide a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing tenure group 1 or 2 in block 24.  You should also submit your most recent performance appraisal.

5. Veterans eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA).  You must submit a copy of your DD-214.

003 - NON-COMPETITIVE: 
You may apply under non-competitive procedures
if you meet the requirements for one of the following categories:

1. Current competitive service Federal employees with career or career-conditional status who hold a position with the same or higher promotion potential as the position applying for; or former competitive service Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility who held a position with the same or higher promotion potential as the position applying for.  You must provide a copy of the SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing the same or higher promotion potential as that of the position applying for (i.e. initial hire action, promotion action or reassignment action.)  Do not submit SF-50s for awards, within grade increases or pay adjustments.

2. Veterans eligible for a
Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA).  You must submit a copy of your DD-214.  NOTE:  VRA only applies to positions at the GS-11 level and below.

3.
30% or more disabled veterans.  You must submit your DD-214 and a completed SF-15.

4. Military spouses whose active duty military spouse:  1) receives a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move; 2) has a 100% disability rating; or 3) died while on active duty.  For further information and eligibility criteria, please visit: 
http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shams/index.aspx#msaa.

5. Persons with disabilities eligible for a
Schedule A appointment.  You must provide proof of disability and certification of job readiness. 

 

6. Former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers.  You must provide documentation as proof of non-competitive eligibility.

7. Employees in the excepted service under an OPM approved
Interchange Agreement.   

 


001 All U.S. Citizens
002 Alternative Merit Promotion
003 Non Competitive

21. Geographic Availability

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


401540017 El Reno, OK

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

The following questions are used to determine your eligibility under Alternative Merit Promotion. If you requested consideration under Alternative Merit Promotion (in the Occupational Specialties section) and do not provide answers to these questions, you will be rated ineligible.

1. Are you a current competitive service Federal employee with career or career-conditional status, or a former competitive service Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility? If you answer yes, you must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (block 24 must include tenure code 1 or 2 and block 34 must include a 1).

A. Yes
B. No

2. Are you a veteran eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA)?  To be eligible, your latest discharge must be issued under honorable conditions (honorable or general discharge), AND you must be either:  a preference eligible or a veteran who substantially completed 3 or more years of continuous active service.  If you answer yes, you must submit a copy of your DD-214.

A. Yes
B. No

The following questions are used to determine your non-competitive eligibility. If you requested consideration under non-competitive procedures (in the Occupational Specialties section) and do not provide answers to these questions, you will be rated ineligible.

3. Are you a current or former competitive service Federal employee with career or career-conditional status who holds/held a position with a full performance level of GS-09 (or higher)?  If you answer yes, you must submit a copy of your SF-50 (block 24 must include tenure code 1 or 2, block 34 must include a 1, and the full performance level of your position must be documented).

A. Yes
B. No

4. Are you retired from active military service with a service-connected disability rating of 30% or more OR do you have a rating by the Department of Veterans Affairs showing a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more? If you answer yes, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, a completed SF-15 and supporting documents.

A. Yes
B. No

5. Are you eligible for a non-competitive appointment based on an authority that is not described in the previous questions (i.e. persons with disabilities, military spouse, returning Peace Corps volunteers, employees covered by an OPM approved interchange agreement, etc.)?  You must provide documentation as proof of non-competitive eligibility.

A. Yes
B. No

6. Do you have the ability to write computer programs and develop relational databases?

A. Yes
B. No


If you answered yes to the question above, please indicate in the space below where this experience may be found in your resume (i.e. employment dates, employer, and position title).

Your response(s) to the question(s) below will be used in the evaluation of your qualifications for the Information Technology Specialist position. Your resume and application materials must support the level of experience and/or education you claim in this questionnaire. If, after a complete review of your application package, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications, you may be rated ineligible for this position.

7. Choose one answer that best describes your qualifications for the GS-07 grade level.

A. I have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below:
• Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail
• Customer Service - Works with clients and customers 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 to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; 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.

AND

I have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-5 level. Specialized experience is fulfilled by the following: 1) skill in using windows computer operating systems and advance programming techniques with ASPnet, HTML, PHP, XML, JAVA, and PERL; 2)ability to manage web-server security and desktop computer security; 3) knowledge of PC and component hardware, Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), video conferencing, and wireless networks; 4) ability to communicate effectively in support of end-user/desktop support and training; and 5) ability to setup and assemble servers for high performance computing.

B. I have successfully completed one full year of graduate level education in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management.

C. I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management, AND I meet the requirements for superior academic achievement based on one of the following:  (1) I have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study; or (2) I have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) based on the required courses completed in my major field of study, or the required courses in my major completed in the last two years of my undergraduate study; or (3) I ranked in the upper one-third of my graduating class in the college, university or major subdivision; or (4) I am a member of a national honor society (other than a freshman honor society) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies

D. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.

8. Choose one answer that best describes your qualifications for the GS-9 grade level.

A. I have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below:
• Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail
• Customer Service - Works with clients and customers 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 to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; 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.

AND

I have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-7 level. Specialized experience is fulfilled by the following: 1) skill in using windows computer operating systems and advance programming techniques with ASPnet, HTML, PHP, XML, JAVA, and PERL; 2)ability to manage web-server security and desktop computer security; 3) knowledge of PC and component hardware, Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), video conferencing, and wireless networks; 4) ability to communicate effectively in support of end-user/desktop support and training; and 5) ability to setup and assemble servers for high performance computing.

B. I have a master's degree (or equivalent graduate degree) or 2 full years of graduate education (leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree) in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management, OR a master's degree (or equivalent graduate degree) that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.

C. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.

9. Do you have one or more of the following: (1) a GPA of 2.7 or higher for a high school diploma or a degree from an accredited junior college, college, university or other baccalaureate institution; or (2) a GPA of 3.0 or higher in your major field of study for a degree from an accredited junior college, college, university or other baccalaureate institution; or (3) a GPA of 2.7 or higher for at least 24 semester hours of directly related course work (computer or information science, information systems management, mathematics, statistics, operations research, engineering, or course work that required the development or adaption or computer programs and systems and provided knowledge equivalent to a major in the computer field) above the high school level? If you answer yes, please submit a copy of your transcripts.

A. Yes
B. No

10. Are you a member of a national honor society (other than a freshman honor society) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies?

A. Yes
B. No

If you answered yes to the question above, provide the name of the national honor society in the space below.

11. Have you completed all requirements for an advanced degree (beyond the baccalaureate) in a directly related field from an accredited institution? Directly related fields of study include computer or information science, information systems management, mathematics, statistics, operations research, engineering, or course work that required the development or adaption or computer programs and systems and provided knowledge equivalent to a major in the computer field. If you answer yes, please submit a copy of your transcripts.

A. Yes
B. No

12. Do you have experience working with any one or more of the following: Linux, Oracle, CISCO Router, Switches, and communications (data, audio, video, voice, PDA's, and cell phones).

A. Yes
B. No

If you answered yes to the question above, please indicate in the space below where this experience may be found in your resume (i.e. employment dates, employer, and position title).

13. Are you a veteran with a compensable, service-connected disability of 10% or more? If you answer yes, please submit a copy of your DD-214, a completed SF-15, and supporting documentation

A. Yes
B. No

14. If you are a status candidate applying under Alternative Merit Promotion procedures, have you received a Superior (or higher) performance rating for work that is directly related to the Information Technology Specialist position? If you answer yes, please submit a copy of your performance appraisal.

A. Yes
B. No