Computer Scientist


Vacancy ID: 818188   Announcement Number: PH-NM-13-818188   USAJOBS Control Number: 334844900

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

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1. Title of Job

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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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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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01 I am a current Federal employee serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service or I am a former Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility.
02 I am a preference veteran or I have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service AND I am not a current or former Federal employee.
03 I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment based on eligibility under the Veterans Readjustment Authority.
04 I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment based on a current disability.
05 I am an HHS Commissioned Corps Officer, Former Peace Corps Appointee or I am eligible for another type of non-competitive appointment.
06 I do not meet any of the above.

20. Occupational Specialties

001 Computer Scientist

21. Geographic Availability

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:


241450031 Silver Spring, MD

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. Please select the response below that best indicates how you meet the basic requirement for this position.

A. I 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.
B. I do not possess the experience described above.

2. Please select the response below that best indicates how you meet the minimum qualification for this position.

A. I possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service, updating or maintaining existing relational databases or reporting systems using SQL, Java, ASP or a similar programming language; using established qualitative and quantitative techniques to query and analyze information from a database; assisting database users by resolving recurring or well-documented database problems; and preparing reports for delivery to management.
B. I possess a Master's or higher degree in computer science or a closely related field which provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.
C. I possess a combination of specialized experience as described in A and graduate education as described in B that, when combined, equal 100% of the total requirement. (Please note that only graduate education in excess of the first 18 semester hours may be used in this calculation.)
D. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

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.

3. Utilize SQL to update or maintain existing databases

4. Create or enhance systems ancillary to existing databases/reporting systems to meet customer needs

5. Develop software enhancements to upgrade the capabilities or accuracy of reporting systems or similar databases

6. Collaborate with informatics staff to identify customer needs in regards to existing reporting systems/databases

7. Review data entered into a reporting system or other database to evaluate the accuracy of the information

8. Assist with system analysis to identify current or projected database system enhancement projects

9. Utilize established qualitative and quantitative techniques to analyze data

10. Evaluate software "bugs" to identify solutions for customers

11. Create reports for management using existing database queries or functions

12. Train staff on the use of reporting systems or databases

13. Ensure reporting system/database documentation (e.g. security plans, contingency plans, validation documentation, etc.) is current and complete