<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The incumbent serves as an Information Technology (IT) Specialist in the Office of Enterprise Information Systems (OEIS) and is responsible for performing the systems design and programming necessary to develop, maintain, modify and enhance applications software required to support programmatic and administrative systems. <br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Develops detailed application systems design and software; performs testing, implementation and maintenance activities for projects or major aspects of projects assigned.</li> <li>Serves as a system architect in the front-end analysis of requirements for the development and modification of systems in the assigned area.</li> <li>Maintains overall control of assigned projects and develops the logical structure for automated problem solutions.</li> <li>Provides program design and coding specifications for implementation, including: software development strategy, descriptions of data and file organizations,</li> <li>[cont.] file layouts and record narrative, program flow and subroutine composition modules, operating system and hardware interface plans and linkage requirements.</li> <li>Develops or oversees the development and maintenance of accurate, clear, concise and complete system documentation in accordance with Federal, and component standards.</li> <li>These include: specifications, correspondence and diaries, system/subsystem level documentation, program logic documentation, operations procedures, user manuals, program maintenance manuals, test plans and test analysis reports.</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.<br /><br />Qualification standards and additional information for this position can be found here: https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/2200/information-technology-it-management-series-2210-alternative-b/ <br /><br />To qualify for the 2210 IT Specialist series, applicants must demonstrate the following competencies:<br /><br /><strong>Attention to Detail </strong>- Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.<br /><br /><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; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.<br /><br /><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.<br /><br /><strong>Problem Solving</strong> – Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.<br /><br />In addition, applicants for this <strong>GS-12 position </strong>must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at or equivalent to the <strong>GS-11 </strong>level or above, which is in or related to the work of the position to be filled, that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skill and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such IT-related experience must include <b>designing, developing, and Pega Business Process Management solutions using Designer Studio </b><b>in a Java environment using DevOps tools such as maven , Jenkins, AND nexus .</b><br /><br />All of this experience must be explicitly documented in your resume or you will be disqualified from further consideration.<br /><br /><strong>Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this 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>Ability to develop Pega applications using Pega Designer Studio.</li> <li>Ability to utilize Pega Rules Process Commander (PRPC).</li> <li>Skill using tools to build, store and continuously integrate code.</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/10555280 <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.