Information Technology Specialist


Vacancy ID: 820882   Announcement Number: CIO-820882-MIB   USAJOBS Control Number: 335290300

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1. Title of Job

Information Technology Specialist
2. Biographic Data

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4. Work Information

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Merit Promotion- All Federal employees
002 Non Competitive- Federal employees held/in position
003 DEU- All US Citizens

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:


110010001 Washington DC, DC

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23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

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Your resume and the responses you provide to this assessment questionnaire will be used to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit your application.

1. Select the one statement that best describes the specialized experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform as an Information Technology Specialist at the GS-13 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal Service.

A. I have one or more years of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as having advanced experience in performing all of the following disciplines: developing applications using Microsoft's VB and C# .NET programming languages; implementing, administering, and developing custom solutions for an enterprise-wide MS SharePoint 2010 platform, to include the SharePoint Object model, Web Parts, Master Pages and Page Layouts, and preferably web services, user controls, event handlers and site definitions; developing queries, views and stored procedures against MSSQL databases; and demonstrated experience following a System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodology.
B. My experience is not reflected in the above statement.

2. Select the one statement that best describes the specialized experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform as an Information Technology Specialist at the GS-14 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal Service.

A. I have one or more years of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as having advanced experience in performing all of the following disciplines: developing applications using Microsoft's VB and C# .NET programming languages; implementing, administering, and developing custom solutions for an enterprise-wide MS SharePoint 2010 platform, to include the SharePoint Object model, Web Parts, Master Pages and Page Layouts, and preferably web services, user controls, event handlers and site definitions; developing queries, views and stored procedures against MSSQL databases; demonstrated experience following a System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodology; gathering business requirements from customers and translating them into technical solutions; and being a technical/team lead and exercising program management skills in an application development environment.
B. My experience is not reflected in the above statement.

This position has requirements which must be met prior to employment. Your answers to the questions in this section will indicate your understanding of, or possession of, these requirements.

3. This position requires you to be able to develop custom solutions in SharePoint 2010 using Microsoft's Visual Studio for an enterprise-wide (less than 500 users) SharePoint environment. Have you successfully performed such a project in an enterprise-wide work environment?

A. Yes.
B. No.

4. This position requires you to be able to conduct software development, coding and system configuration using Microsoft's Visual Studio 2010 Development Environment. Do you have experience conducting such duties in a work environment?

A. Yes.
B. No.

5. This position requires you to be able to conduct software development, coding and system configuration using Microsoft's SQL Server 2008 Management Studio. Do you have experience performing such duties in a work environment?

A. Yes.
B. No.

For each item, select the ONE response that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability using the scale below.

A- I have no experience with performing these duties.
B- I have limited experience in performing these duties and will require additional guidance and/or supervision to perform at a proficient level.
C- I have experience performing these duties 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 have supervised the performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by workers/superiors to assist them with unusually complex situations related to this task because of my expertise.

6. Provide software development, coding, and system configuration (including security concerns) involving internal/external Microsoft IIS websites.

7. Utilize reporting tools and database technologies (specifically SQL Reporting Services).

8. Perform software installations, upgrades, and maintenance.

9. Operate Microsoft Team Foundation Server.

For each response of E, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

For each item, select the ONE response that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability using the scale below.

10. Administer a Microsoft SharePoint 2010 environment.

11. Perform capacity planning, topology designing, and performance tuning of a Microsoft SharePoint 2010 environment.

12. Implement an external, public-facing SharePoint 2010 environment.

13. Develop custom solutions in SharePoint 2010 using Microsoft Visual Studio for an enterprise-wide (less than 500 users) SharePoint environment.

For each response of E, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

For each item, select the ONE response that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability using the scale below.

14. Complete diverse capabilities, from demonstrating software (i.e. presentations) and training end-users, to creating complex, enterprise-wide solutions.

15. Effectively communicate orally with diverse audiences of technical and non-technical personnel (in both formal and informal settings).

16. Effectively communicate in writing to diverse audiences of technical and non-technical personnel (in both formal and informal settings).

17. Coordinate with technical staff to resolve helpdesk activities monitor and respond to user problems.

For each response of E, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

For each item, select the ONE response that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability using the scale below.

18. Monitor and evaluate which technology provides solutions to customers' needs and offers the greatest flexibility.

19. Complete the documenting of an application; including the gathering of business requirements and translating them into technical solutions.

20. Provide information security as required by the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)

For each response of E, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

For each item, select the ONE response that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability using the scale below.

21. Evaluate new technologies for improvement of systems in response to user requirements.

22. Evaluate and assess software and hardware to determine optimal performance and interoperability between existing and proposed applications.

For each response of E, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

For each item, select the ONE response that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability using the scale below.

23. Manage small to mid-size (less than 1 year) application development projects ( including defining business requirements/technical solutions, create solutions, user acceptance testing, installation and documentation)

24. Perform a Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodology.

For each response of E, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

25. Your responses to the Eligibility Assessment and Occupational Questionnaire, along with your resume and all supporting documentation are subject to evaluation and verification to ensure accuracy. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.

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.