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Enter Supervisory Computer Scientist
Enter the lowest grade level (14-14) you will accept.
You may omit the availability date if you can begin work immediately. Otherwise, you must provide the date you will be available for employment. Please use this format: (mm/dd/yyyy)
Select the Occupational Specialty Code that identifies how you would like to receive consideration for this position. Applicants requesting consideration as a merit promotion, Schedule A, or non-competitive eligible candidate must include the appropriate required supporting documents with their application package.
The Specialty code(s) for this position are 001 and 002. Please note that you must select at least one specialty code but may select multiple codes if desired. Each code is defined below:
001 - Merit Promotion. This includes current Federal employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, reinstatement eligibles (former Federal employees who served under a career appointment in the competitive service) and VEOA eligibles (veterans with preference and veterans who have been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service. You must provide qualifying documentation (i.e. - SF-50, performance appraisal and/or veterans documentation).
002 - Non competitive and Special Hiring Authorities. This includes applicants who are eligible for non competitive or special appointment authorities such as: 30% or more compensably disabled veterans, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA - for position at GS-11 and below), and persons with disabilities (Schedule A), military spouse preference, Federal employees in excepted position covered under an interchange agreement, and other eligible special hiring authorities (such as Peace Corps, Boren Fellows, etc.). This also includes applicants who previously held, or currently hold, this position and grade with the same promotion potential as announced this 782563. For more information about special hiring authorities, visit: http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp. You must provide qualifying documentation for a non competitive or special hiring authority.
The geographic location code will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:
1. Do you possess a Bachelor's 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?A. Yes, I do.
2. Please select the response below that best describes your education and/or experience in relation to the minimum qualifications for a Supervisory Computer Specialist.A. I possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service, overseeing the quality review of technical data in a database to ensure it is accurate and complete; managing projects in information technology, including experience in quality assurance program design; serving as a first line supervisor to other computer specialists; providing technical expertise on the formulation of computer systems' policies and procedures; and experience related to independent testing of IT projects.
For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
3. Design tests to evaluate data accuracy.
4. Develop quality assurance measures using qualitative and quantitative data.
5. Implement outcome of quality asurance study.
6. Plan and conduct evaluation of data systems,
7. Evaluate software or hardware systems when critical problems need to be resolved.
8. Analyze requirements to serve the technology needs of different programs.
9. Provide technical expertise in forming computer system policies and procedures.
10. Create program wide Information Technology quality assurance methodologies and practices.
11. Develop and implement Information Technology quality assurance, testing, configuration management plans, policies and processes.
12. Use Hewlett Packard (HP) products related to quality assurance and quality control, such as HP Quality Center and HP Quality Test Professional.
13. Plan, design, and develop test methods, procedures, techniques, and requirements for computer systems.
14. Manage projects throughout the full project life cycle, implementing planning, budgeting, requirements, design and implementation phase.
15. Serve as project manager with responsibility for carrying out one or more long term (over one year) projects.
16. Develop and organize the implementation of project plans and schedules.
17. Manage projects with changing deadlines and priorities.
18. Monitor progress of project being performed by team members, identifying and helping to resolve any problems that may have developed.
19. Serve as first line supervisor or team leader to staff with different levels of expertise.
20. Communicate organizational strategies, objectives or priorities to staff for whom you are responsible.
21. Plan work to be accomplished by staff, set and adjust short and long term priorities and prepare work completion timelines.
22. Assign work to staff based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements for assignment, and the capabilities of employees.
23. Develop performance standards and evaluate employee performance.
24. Determine training needs of staff and make recommendations for implementation.
25. Resolve informal complaints and grievances among staff.
26. Provide technical briefings to managers, and staff within organization.
27. Recommend changes in policies and procedures within area of responsibility.
28. Advise senior management of potential problems and possible program responses.
29. Negotiate with senior management to accept and implement recommendations, changes in policy or to take a particular course of action.
30. Provide expert consultation to other program components.