THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN AMENDED TO ADJUST THE ANNUAL SALARY RANGE TO REFLECT $105,211.00-$111,000.00.
The Information Technology Specialist position is in the Office of Information Technology (OIT), Department of the Chief Operating Officer (COO), with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), located in Washington, DC.
The Corporation for National and Community Service was established as a Federal agency in 1993 to engage Americans of all ages and backgrounds in community-based service. Together, its Senior Corps and AmeriCorps programs promote the ethic of service and help solve critical community problems in every state, many Indian tribes, and most U. S. territories. As a result, hundreds of thousands of Americans are joining forces to address community needs in education, homeland security, housing, health care, environmental protection, and disaster relief.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (Corporation) has an approved (by the Office of Personnel Management) civil service interchange agreement. The Corporation is an excepted service agency. Under the terms of the Interchange Agreement, permanent Corporation employees may be considered for appointment to positions in the competitive service in the same manner that employees of the competitive service are considered for transfer to such positions.
You must be a United States Citizen
A 2-year probationary period is required for new Federal employees
Merit Promotion applicants must submit a SF-50 to verify Status and grade
Relocation expenses will not be paid DUTIES:
The IT specialist serves as a technical expert and shall perform necessary work to support all information technology systems as assigned which includes, but is not limited to, the following duties:
- Plans, implements, and manages the Corporations IT Configuration Management program, including developing and enforcing policies and procedures
- Manages, maintains and performs upgrades to CM related tools and systems including code and documentation repositories (e.g., Subversion, Bugzilla)
- Communicates and provides training and technical assistance on CM policies, procedures, and systems.
- Facilitates and manages the administration of the Production Change Control Board (PCCB) and requests for change process.
- Actively participates in Release Management and acts as a gatekeeper for releasing code for implementation into production.
- Supports quality assurance activities including release planning and deployment assistance and testing (e.g., functional, regression, security).
- Participates in IT governance initiatives, such as capital planning and investment control and project/program technical reviews.
- Leads special projects.
- Independently plans, implements, reports on, and evaluates assigned projects and tasks.
- Supports IT Audits activities and information requests.
- Applies and promotes CNCS and OIT policies and procedures.
For this positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. The employing agency is responsible for identifying the specific level of proficiency required for each competency at each grade level based on the requirements of the position being filled.
1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
2. Customer Service - 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.
3. Oral Communication - 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.
4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience ( paid, unpaid, or volunteer work ) comparable in scope and responsibility to the upper range of the NY-03 pay band at, or equivalent to, the GS-13 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience may includes leading configuration management and quality assurance activities; facilitating configuration change control boards and supporting processes; testing enterprise scale applications; and developing/maintaining IT standard operating procedures.
Such experience should be clearly documented in the applicant's resume.
DO NOT SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS OR OTHER UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTS. EDUCATION CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR EXPERIENCE AT THIS LEVEL.
If you are selected for this position, you will be required to satisfactorily complete a background investigation. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:
1. Configuration Management
2. Technical Competence
3. Technical Documentation
4. Systems Life Cycle
Important Note: Your resume must support your answers to the job specific questions. High self-assessment on the Occupational Questionnaire that is not supported by the information in your resume or supporting documents can/will result in a reduction of your score. If you do not answer all of the job specific questions you will not be considered. Incomplete applications (resume and required supporting documents) will be considered ineligible . Qualified applicants will be placed in one of the following three categories:
1 - Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements as described in the Qualifications section of this announcement.
2 - Well Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.
3 - Best Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates high level proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.
NOTE: Status candidates will be considered under the provisions of the Corporation's Human Resources system which allows for:
1) Non-competitive referral of lateral candidates; and
2) The separation of status and non-status applicants for referral purposes.
Status candidates will be referred on one selection list only, i.e., either merit promotion or non-competitive.
Nonstatus candidates who are eligible for Noncompetitive referral, e.g. Peace Corps, VRA, etc., will be referred under Noncompetitive procedures only. For Noncompetitive categories, See "Special Employment Consideration" below under "Other Information."
The Corporation for National and Community Service offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp . OTHER INFORMATION:
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
Veteran's Preference : If you are claiming 5-point or 10-point veteran's preference, you must submit documentation described below in "Required Documents."
Special Employment Consideration: Persons with disabilities, disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the Armed Forces, VISTA volunteers, some Peace Corps employees and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for noncompetitive appointment. If you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these noncompetitive appointments, please indicate the type of appointment you are seeking on your application and follow all other instructions for applying that are shown below. Applicable documentation that supports your eligibility must be submitted with your application package. For further information, click here
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