Information Technology Specialist (Application Software)


Vacancy ID: 747376   Announcement Number: PH-JC-12-747376   USAJOBS Control Number: 326514700

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1. Title of Job

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2. Biographic Data

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4. Work Information

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6. Citizenship

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12. Special Knowledge

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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19. Job Preference

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1 I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment based on a current disability. (In addition to applying through competitive procedures certain applicants with disabilities may be considered non-competitively under a Schedule A hiring authority. To qualify for employment under Schedule A, an applicant must provide proof of disability and certification of job readiness. As proof of disability and certification of job readiness, applicants may provide records, statement, or other appropriate information issued from a licensed medical professional [e.g., a physician or other medical professional duly certified by a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine]; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist [i.e., State or private]; or an Federal agency, State agency, or an agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. Proof of disability and certification of job readiness must be included in the application package. For more information and proof required see http://www.opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp.)
2 I am not eligible for a Schedule A appointment based on a current disability.

20. Occupational Specialties

The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position.  The specialty code for this position is:


001 Information Technology Specialist (Applications Software)

21. Geographic Availability

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110010001 Washington DC, DC

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please select the following response that indicates how you meet the basic requirement for the IT Specialist position at the GS-12 level. Please choose only one response, and be sure to document your claim in your application.

A. I have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the following four competencies; (1) Attention to Detail - I am thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail; (2) Customer Service - I work with clients and customers to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems or satisfies their expectations; know about available products and services; am committed to providing quality products and services; (3) Oral Communication-I express information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; make clear and convincing oral presentations; listen to others, attend to nonverbal cues, and respond appropriately; AND (4) Problem Solving-I identify problems; determine accuracy and relevance of information; use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendation.
B. I do not have the IT-related experience demonstrating the above four defined competencies.

2. Please select the item below that most closely resembles your education and experience for this position.  (Select only 1).

A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service. My experience includes: participating in the development, and enhancement of computer systems that employees use to perform fundamental business processes; applying the principles and methods of application software development, commercial off-the shelf software package configuration, data conversion, and system testing.
B. I have a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or successfully completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. in such field as computer science, information science, information systems management, mathematics, statistics, operations research, or engineering, or course work that required the development or adaptation of computer programs and systems and provided knowledge equivalent to a major in the computer field.
C. I have less than the one-year of experience as described in "A", and I have not completed my graduate level education as described in "B". However, I have a combination of experience and graduate level education that, when combined, equals at least 100% of the total requirement.
D. I do not meet the above requirements.

3. Please select the following response that most closely matches your level of specialized experience for this position. Please select only one response, and be sure to document your claim in your application.

A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. My experience includes: participating in the design, development, and/or enhancement of computer systems that employees use to perform fundamental business processes; applying the principles and methods of application software development, commercial off-the shelf software package configuration, data conversion, and system testing; and applying software engineering practices over an entire system life cycle including design, development, testing, deployment, maintenance, and version control. My experience also includes programming and the evaluation or assessment of work assignments involving computer software programs, technology, or applications (such as, ColdFusion application development, Oracle Database Development, web application, Javascript, AJAX, XML and JSON, graphics manipulation (Photoshop)), and the application of new and innovative customer support methods and technologies.
B. I have extensive experience as an IT Specialist, but do not have experience in all of the areas shown above.
C. I do not have experience as described above.

4. Do you have experience with web application?

A. Yes. (You must clearly show in your resume how you meet this requirement).
B. I have a limited knowledge of web application, but no experience using it.
C. No. I have no experience with web application.

5. Do you have experience with Oracle Database?

A. Yes. (You must clearly show in your resume how you have this experience).
B. I have some limited knowledge of Oracle Database, but have no experience using it.
C. No. I have no experience using Oracle Database.

6. Do you have experience using ColdFusion in order to build, deploy, and maintain internet applications? 

A. Yes. (You must clearly show in your resume how you have this experience).
B. I have some limited knowledge of Cold Fusion, but do not have experience using it.
C. No. I do not have any experience with ColdFusion.

For each task in the following group choose the statement from the Level Descriptions that best describes your experience and/or training in that task. Select only one letter for each task.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this 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.


7. Use software design principles, methods and principles to design, develop and integrate reusable systems components.

8. Ensure that software applications comply with regulatory requirements.

9. Ensure that software applications are consistent with the current and planned infrastructure and data environments.

10. Identify problems associated with systems operations to provide solutions.

11. Interpret Information Technology (IT) policies, standards and guidelines to provide advice

12. Conduct logical analyses to recommend resolution of complex issues affecting IT policies, standards and guidelines.

13. Evaluate the feasibility of implementing new or enhanced approaches to delivering IT services.

14. Recommend new or enhanced approaches to delivering IT services.

15. Use cost-benefit analysis, principles and methods to evaluate IT software, development or application.

16. Evaluate proposals for the acquisition of IT products or services.

17. Assist in planning to support projects of the system development lifecycle.

18. Test the functionality of software systems, networks and/or data to determine effectiveness.

19. Work with system developers to design and test applications to assure systems quality, conformance with enterprise architecture and information security controls.

20. Develop software and commercial-off the shelf software package configuration to involve design, documentation development, modification, testing, installation, implementation, and support of new and existing software applications.

21. Maintain database management systems that meet current and future requirements of the organization and the customers.

22. Develop database management systems to fulfill organization and customer requirements.

23. Use database management principles (e.g. data structures, data modeling, data warehousing) to develop software applications that meet technical and functional requirements.

24. Apply database and logical design in developing database management systems

25. Prepare written presentations, reports or formal policies of IT issues.

26. Communicate in writing with internal and external contacts to coordinate technical issues or negotiate differences.

27. Develop written training materials for IT trainings.

28. Prepare formal documents to support investment management decisions and fulfill security requirements for IT issues.

29. Develop user and technical documentation for IT related issues.

30. Serve as a consultant to senior management regarding IT related issues.

31. Conduct user-training sessions for IT information.

32. Provide technical support services to customers to meet customers' needs.

33. Provide advice and guidance on a wide range of IT issues.

34. Develop customer service strategies and partnerships with stakeholders to determine cost effective solutions.

35. Work with users to convert business needs into technical system requirements.

36. Develop networks and alliances external to an office or organization.

37. Collaborate with others to accomplish work related activities using team problem solving methodologies and tools.

38. Adapt behavior and work methods in response to new information and changing conditions.