This vacancy is for an IT Specialist (APPSW) position in the Associate Director for Decennial Census Programs (ADDC) area, located at the U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland.
This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other IT Specialist (APPSW), GG-2210-13 positions within the Census Bureau in the same geographical location(s) with the same qualifications and specialized experience.Learn more about this agency
Occasional travel - Travel may be required.
Specialized Experience:For the GG-13, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes:analyzing, planning, and designing systems architecture;designing user interfaces;integrating hardware and software components;determining output media/formats;evaluating new applications software technologies;analyzing and refining system requirements;translating system requirements into application prototypes;developing, customizing, or acquiring application software programs;writing, debugging and maintaining code;testing, debugging, and maintaining software programs and applications;writing and maintaining program documentation;and monitoring and tracking progress of software projects.
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 GS-5 through GS-15 (or equivalent):For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.
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, proknowledge of available products and services;committed to providing quality IT products and services.
3.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 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.
Education cannot 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.
Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.
To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov/. To begin, click the "Apply" button and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents. (After registering in your USAJOBS account and clicking "Submit," you will automatically transition to the Department of Commerce's specific site where you will complete your application. You must click "Submit" at the end of the application process to send your application for consideration.)
To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.gov/ and click on "Applications." Click on the position title, and then select "Update Application."
If you have problems completing your online application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 866.656.6831. The help desk is available Monday—Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online; however, if you are unable to apply online, please contact:
Tamara Glover, Tamara.L.Glover@census.gov or 301-763-3705.
You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://usajobs.gov/ and clicking on "Applications." The status will be visible next to the corresponding positions. The four points of notification are:
By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.
You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans' preference, disability, etc.).
The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.
The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.
A complete application consists of the following:
CTAP and ICTAP Eligibles
CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible for selection priority if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap
CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
NOTE: You will not be considered if you fail to provide all required documents.
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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