Lead IT Specialist, GS-2210-14


Vacancy ID: 761671   Announcement Number: HHS-ACF-DE-13-761671   USAJOBS Control Number: 328539100

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please select the response below that best describes your experience in relation to the basic competencies required for this position.

A. I possess IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies as defined:
1) Attention to Detail - being thorough when providing oversight of information technology and conscientious about attending to detail in the application of IT policies and procedures;
2) Customer Service - working with clients and customers (e.g., senior management officials, information technology personnel, research and development organizations, etc.) to assess technology needs, providing technical information or assistance, resolving IT problems, or satisfying expectations; knowledgeable about innovations in IT products and services; and committed to providing quality products and services;
3) Oral Communication - expressing highly technical information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; delivering technically authoritative and persuasive oral presentations; listening to others, attending to nonverbal cues, and responding appropriately; and
4) Problem Solving - identifying technology problems; determining accuracy and relevance of information; and using expert judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
B. My experience is not reflected in the statement above.

2. Please select the response below which best describes your qualifications in relation to the specialized experience requirement for this position.

A. I possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service: 1) providing guidance and training to staff in understanding and acquiring systems and software development skills; 2) managing the systems development life cycle for child support computer information systems, including the design, development, and implementation; 3) planning and evaluating computer systems development efforts while ensuring compliance with approved Advance Planning Documents (APDs); and 4) developing Automated Data Processing (ADP) standards, guidelines, and policy to facilitate program operations and control of resources, reporting, and evaluation information.
B. My experience is not reflected in the statement above.

For each of the items below, select the one statement that most accurately describes your experience and capability using the scale below.

A- I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
B- I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
C- I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
D- I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
E- I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.

3. Review requests for funding on the development of child support computer information systems and programs.

4. Conduct reviews of computer systems development efforts to assure compliance with approved Advance Planning Documents (APDs).

5. Coordinate requirements gathering, feasibility and analysis of child support programs or other human services programs.

6. Develop systems standard formats and data elements to implement statutory provisions with national implications, such as the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM).

7. Analyze policy objectives to recommend new or improved technology and computer information systems solutions to the delivery of human services programs.

8. Conduct projects or special initiatives to assess programmatic issues impacting computer and technical systems policy objectives.

9. Analyze the potential impact of Federal and State legislation on computer information systems across an organization.

10. Coordinate staff in the implementation of policies governing computer systems across an organization.

11. Coordinate workshops, seminars and other educational venues for the dissemination of information related to the design, development, and implementation of computer information systems.

12. Participate in meetings, conferences and negotiations with cross functional top-level staff on matters related to social services programs to provide guidance on the application of computer information systems.

13. Provide technical guidance on the preparation of APDs for Federal Financial Participation funding.

14. Dictate the standards that govern the functional characteristics, development criteria and methodologies, systems security features, and documentation requirements for various social services program offices.