IT Specialist (APPSW)


Vacancy ID: 815128   Announcement Number: D-DTIC-815128-13   USAJOBS Control Number: 334771600

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The Vacancy Identification Number is: 815128
1. Title of Job

IT Specialist (APPSW)
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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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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12

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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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

001 APPSW

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:


511001059 Fort Belvoir, VA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select the response that most closely represents your experience for the position of IT Specialist (APPSW), GS-2210-11/12. Applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating the following four competencies. Please mark only one response. SELECTING MORE THAN ONE RESPONSE OR NO RESPONSE AT ALL MAY MAKE YOU INELIGIBLE.

A. I have IT-related experience demonstrating the following four competencies:
Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) 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 (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); 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
B. I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management. (NOTE: All academic degrees and coursework must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions. Please provide your transcripts.)
C. I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified in choice B. above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks. (NOTE: All academic degrees and coursework must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions. Please provide your transcripts.)
D. My experience is not reflected in the above statements.

From the descriptions below, select the letter that corresponds to the highest level of education and/or experience that you fully possess and demonstrates your ability to perform the work of an IT Specialist (APPSW), at the GS-11/12 grade level. Select only one letter for each item. (NOTE: This same experience must be described in the resume that you submit in addition to answering this questionnaire. Failure to adequately support your answers to this questionnaire within your resume may result in an ineligible rating.) FAILURE TO RESPOND TO THIS QUESTION WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING.

2. From the descriptions below, select the letter that corresponds to the highest level of education and/or experience that you fully possess and demonstrates your ability to perform the work of an IT Specialist (APPSW) at the GS-11 grade level.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service or comparable in difficulty and responsibilities to the GS-09 if outside the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience in modifying and adapting existing software related Scientific and Technical Information as well as testing online systems and applications.
B. I have three full years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS.
C. I have less than the amount of experience described in "A", and less than the full amount of education described in "B", but I have a combination of the type of experience described in "A" and the type of education described in "B". NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS.
D. My education and/or experience are not reflected in any of the above statements.

3. From the descriptions below, select the letter that corresponds to the highest level of education and/or experience that you fully possess and demonstrates your ability to perform the work of an IT Specialist (APPSW) at the GS-12 grade level.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service or comparable in difficulty and responsibilities to the GS-11 if outside the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience in modifying and adapting existing software, as well as, creating test plans for online systems and applications and testing of Internet, intranet, and extranet systems and applications, i.e., Web resources, online databases, wikis, portals, or other systems related to the submission and dissemination of Scientific and Technical Information.
B. My experience is not reflected in the above statement.

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.
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.

4. Review capabilities and limitations of advance computer equipment, automation tools, and application systems design techniques.

5. Create data sources, data flow. and system interaction of automated personnel applications in order to review unit/integration testing and conduct functional testing.

6. Ensure the quality and integrity of personnel data.

7. Perform testing of Internet, intranet, and extranet systems and applications.

8. Perform performance testing that includes load and stress testing procedures using automated testing tools.

9. Analyze and test automated applications using experimental or "state of the art" automated test tools and methodologies.

10. Perform testing to ensure developed products meet design specifications and quality assurance standards.

11. Serve as an advisor to management on applications systems testing and evaluation techniques.

12. Develop long range testing forecasts.

13. Plan and direct staff management duties, coordinate project plans, and systems development

14. Direct and/or coordinate information, provide assistance, and make recommendations to external participating organizations and contractors.

15. As previously explained, your responses in this assessment questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents (e.g. resume) you submit. Ensure that your resume accurately describes the level of education and/or experience claimed in the assessment questionnaire.
Please take this opportunity to review your assessment questionnaire responses to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you:

- understand this information
- have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy, and
- verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.

Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.
B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.