Pay Range:
$47,735 to $103,639 / Per Year
Job Grade:
GG-2210-7/12
Schedule:
Competitive Service
Duration:
Full Time, Time Limited NTE 2 years.
Apply by: 2018-10-19 Published: 1 month ago

This vacancy is for multiple IT Specialist (Applications Software) positions in the Associate Director for Decennial Census Program (ADDC) located at the U.S.

Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland.

Positions may also be filled in Greenbelt, MD and Washington Navy Yard, DC.The Census Bureau is accessible from the Metro Rail Green Line – Suitland Station.This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other IT Specialist (Applications Software), GG-2210-7/9/11/12, (FPL, GG-12) positions within the Census Bureau in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.This vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements.

Read the 'Who May Apply' section carefully to determine your eligibility.

If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see Announcement Number ADDC-2017-0079, IT Specialist (Applications Software), GG-2210-7/9/11/12, Census-DOC-DJD.

This position will be filled as a Term Appointment NTE 2 years, may be extended at management’s discretion.A trial period may be required.

This position is ELIGIBLE for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).This is a BARGAINING unit position.Relocation expenses may not be paid.This is an open continuous announcement.

The initial cutoff date for referral is October xx, 2017.

After this date additional referral lists will be created as vacancies are available.

This announcement covers multiple positions within the various Directorates of the U.S. Census Bureau through October xx, 2018.

Minimum Education Requirement:You must have and your resume must detail how you meet the specialized experience and IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies described below.COMPETENCIES:1.

Attention to Detail - Meticulous; thoroughly reviews and proofreads various IT related data/information; dedicates focus to accomplish tasks that are complete, precise, and accurate to a given IT situation.2.

Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive IT services or IT 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 IT needs, provide expert technical information or assistance, resolve fairly complex or non-routine problems, or satisfy expectations; knowledge of available products and services; committed to providing quality IT products and services.3.

Oral Communication - Expresses technical 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, recognizes potential miscommunication, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.4.

Problem Solving - Identifies IT related problems using a variety of materials or sources; gathers and applies technical information to determine accuracy and relevance to moderately complex problems; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives; makes decisions or recommendations that influence IT policies or programs and applies new developments to previously unresolved problems.Specialized Experience: For GG-07, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal services.

Experience designing, developing, and/or maintaining applications, experience evaluating existing tools and techniques against new technology, experience with SAS scripting in a UNIX/Linux environment, experience with various programming and database platforms, experience writing and/or maintaining system documentation for a large scale application, experience debugging and /or troubleshooting problems related to computer systems.

Experience communicating technical information in person and in writing to a variety of audiences, experience customizing and developing/or acquiring software applications such as JAVA, SAS, PL/SQL, ASP, NET, Linux, Shell Script.

OR Education: 1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement.For GG-09, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal services.

Experience designing, developing, and/or maintaining applications, experience evaluating existing tools and techniques against new technology, experience with SAS scripting in a UNIX/Linux environment, experience with various programming and database platforms, experience writing and/or maintaining system documentation for a large scale application, experience debugging and /or troubleshooting problems related to computer systems.

Experience communicating technical information in person and in writing to a variety of audiences, experience customizing and developing/or acquire software applications such as JAVA, SAS, PL/SQL, ASP, NET, Linux, Shell Script.OR Education: Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree.For GG-11, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal services.

Experience designing, developing, and/or maintaining applications, experience evaluating existing tools and techniques against new technology, experience with SAS scripting in a UNIX/Linux environment, experience with various programming and database platforms, experience writing and/or maintaining system documentation for a large scale application, experience debugging and /or troubleshooting problems related to computer systems.

Experience communicating technical information in person and in writing to a variety of audiences, experience customizing and developing/or acquire software applications such as JAVA, SAS, PL/SQL, ASP, NET, Linux, Shell Script.OREducation: 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.

For GG-12, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal services.

Extensive experience designing, developing, and/or maintaining applications.

Extensive experience evaluating existing tools and techniques against new technology, experience with SAS scripting in a UNIX/Linux environment.

Extensive experience with various programming and database platforms.

Extensive experience writing and/or maintaining system documentation for a large-scale application.

Extensive experience debugging and /or troubleshooting problems related to computer systems.

Extensive experience communicating technical information in person and in writing to a variety of audiences.

Extensive experience customizing and developing/or acquire software applications such as JAVA, SAS, PL/SQL, ASP, NET, Linux, Shell Script.

Extensive experience developing prototypes or pilot programs.

Extensive experience eliciting and documenting system requirements.Education can not be substituted for experience at this grade level.Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).

Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

All qualified United States citizens.