<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The incumbent serves as a recognized technical authority and expert for an assigned systems development area in the Office of Enterprise Information Systems (OEIS), Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Systems. The incumbent serves as a technical advisor for systems planning and development projects which require the testing of new technologies and coordination of long-range system design plans in an assigned area of expertise.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Provides authoritative advice to executive level managers within the Agency about the area of expertise.</li> <li>Conducts continuing review of computer technology developments applicable to system design and prepares long range forecasts of developments relevant to SSA applications.</li> <li>Provides technical direction and guidance to other IT Specialists.</li> <li>Serves as an agency-wide resource person in providing technical support and advice concerning SSA's programmatic systems development</li> <li>Provides software applications expertise at technical discussions and negotiations with other Agency components whose work interfaces with or impacts on systems operations or processes in the incumbent's area of responsibility.</li> <li>Develops workplans, detailed systems analysis and design of new or existing major systems or subsystems and oversees software development, debugging, and implementation activities for SSA?s programmatic systems.</li> <li>Plans, sets priorities and develops systems analysis techniques and analytical approaches in accordance with Target Architectures.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> None <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>U.S. Citizenship required</li> <li>Selective Service Registration, if applicable (www.sss.gov)</li> <li>Background and/or security investigation required</li> <li>Job offers are contingent on background / security investigation results</li> <li>Selectees may be required to serve a 1 year probationary period</li> <li>Relocation expenses will not be paid</li> <li>All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Applicants must qualify for the series, grade, and selective placement factor (if any) of the posted position. Experience must be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate. <strong>Your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, abilities, and proficiency of any required competencies to perform the specific position for which you are applying.</strong> Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your experience, education, knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies as they relate to this position. Please submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.<br /><br /><strong>To qualify for the 2210 IT Specialist series, the applicant must demonstrate the following competencies:</strong> <ul> <li><strong>Attention to Detail </strong>- Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.</li> <li><strong>Customer Service</strong> – 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; know about available products and services; and is committed to providing quality products and services.</li> <li><strong>Oral Communication</strong> – 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.</li> <li><strong>Problem Solving</strong> – Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.</li> </ul> <strong>Additionally</strong>, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the <strong>GS-12</strong> level, or equivalent, which is in or related to the work of the position to be filled, that has equipped applicants with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such IT-related experience must include <strong>designing, developing, and debugging software applications in a Java environment using eclipse and DevOps tools such as maven, Git, Jenkins, AND nexus. </strong><br /><br /><strong>ALL of this specialized experience is REQUIRED and must be explicitly documented in your resume or you will be disqualified from further consideration.<br /><br />Qualifications must be met by the closing date of the announcement.</strong> <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />This job does not have an education qualification requirement. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>Selective Service:</strong> If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov .<br /><br />Additional selections may be made for this vacancy six months from the closing date of this announcement. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />The evaluation you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire, which is designed to capture the desired competencies for this position. These competencies include: <ul> <li>Skill with advanced Java programming techniques, concepts, methods, standards, and practices such as Service Oriented Architecture (JAX-WS / JAX-RS), Java Message Service (JMS), concurrency (Java multi-threading), and Apache HTTP Async Client (or Spring equivalent).</li> <li>Skill in developing JEE web-based applications using Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) such as Eclipse Oxygen or Rational Application Developer (RAD 9.5).</li> <li>Ability to develop, build, and deploy applications in an Agile environment using Maven scripts, distributed version control like Git, continuous integration tools like Jenkins, and code repositories like Nexus.</li> <li>Skill in developing Single Page Apps with Angular6, using tools like Visual Studio, targeting Amazon WebServices (S3) with technology such as RedHat OpenShift and Docker Containers.</li> <li>Ability to provide authoritative information and options concerning long range objectives in a large-scale programmatic area.</li> </ul> Please make sure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your evaluation. The questionnaire takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. To preview the questions, click the following link: https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10510918 <br /><br />Your application will be evaluated under the <strong>Category Rating</strong> method, based on your responses to the Assessment Questions. If you meet the basic requirements for the position, your application will be evaluated and placed into one of three categories:<br /><br />1 – Qualified Category – Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements.<br /> 2 – Well Qualified Category – Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrate a satisfactory level of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.<br /> 3 – Best Qualified Category – Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrate a high level of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.<br /><br />Candidates eligible for veterans' preference will be placed ahead of other candidates in the appropriate category for which they have been rated. Additionally, preference eligibles who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent and who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements will automatically be placed in the Best Qualified Category. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Suitability/Fitness <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />You must submit supporting documentation by the closing date of the vacancy announcement to claim certain types of preference.<br /><br /><strong>INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP):</strong> ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority for competitive service vacancies. To receive selection priority, candidates must meet the requirements for the Well Qualified category as described in the vacancy announcement. Candidates must also provide: <ul> <li>proof of eligibility with your application. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation Notice of Personnel Action, (SF-50); <strong>and</strong></li> <li>proof of your most recent performance rating of at least "fully successful" (Level III) or equivalent.</li> </ul> For more information visit http: www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .<br /><br /><strong>VETERANS' PREFERENCE:</strong> If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your military discharge certificate (DD 214 member 4 copy) or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty. To be acceptable, the document must show Character of Service. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference based on a service-connected disability, you must also submit the required documentation specified on the reverse of the SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference (SF 15) . Applicants claiming derived preference must submit the SF-15 <strong>and</strong> the required documentation specified on the reverse of the SF 15. Preference will be granted based on the documents received. For more information visit the Vet Guide .<br /><br /><strong> IMPORTANT NOTICE TO VETERANS </strong><strong>:</strong> The Office of Personnel Management has published the end date for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) as August 31, 2010. To receive veterans' preference for service during the Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom era, you must have served for more than 180 days between September 11, 2001 and August 31, 2010 OR be in receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal. The updated CFR language is available here . Other qualifying eligibility for preference (e.g., disability) remains unchanged.