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The Indian Health Service is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified Indian applicants and employees who are qualified and suitable for Federal employment. The Indian Health Service (IHS) by law is committed to affording employment preference to American Indian and Alaska Native candidates who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. In other than the above, the Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Chinle Service Unit, Division of Administrative Services, Information Resources Management, Chinle, AZ.
POSITION DETAILS: Permanent - ONE (1) Vacancy
Salary range: $54,233.00- $77,138.00 (Annually)
Promotion potential: GS-11
Merit Promotion Position: Yes
Travel Required: Y es - 5 days per month
Supervisory/Managerial Position: No
Relocation Expenses Paid: No Travel Expenses -Not Paid: travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the employee.
Is position covered by PL 101-630? No
Is drug testing required? No
Is government housing available? No
Is this a bargaining unit position? Yes
Alternative work schedule, call back, standby, rotating shifts, nights/weekends/holidays? Yes
Who may apply section
Excepted Service Examining Plan Candidates (ESEP)
Merit Promotion Plan Candidates (MPP)
Veteran's Preference including Veterans Employment Opportunity Act Candidates (VEOA)
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Position subject to background investigation.
As part of the pre-employment process, fingerprint checks are required.
If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
Must be a United States Citizen
Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you losing consideration for the job.
Monitors and maintains network operations. Implements operating procedures in compliance with standards.
Maintains the operating systems and integrated file management of data base subsystems and telecommunications subsystems.
Operates and maintains the RPMS/ARM applications and systems. Analyzes RPMS requirements as established by IHS and IRM.
Analyzes network performance levels and identifies adverse trends, ineffective practices or procedures, equipment shortcomings, or potential problem areas. Develop s alternative plans for correcting network deficiencies.
Provides guidance, training, and assistance to customer computer systems and works closely with technical, medical, and clerical personnel.
Prepares system documentation in accordance with agency standards. Develops training and documentation, studies, schedules, feasibility studies, and other resources used by customers and IHS.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have completed 52 weeks of specialized experience to the GS-05 level to qualify for the GS-07 grade level; 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level to qualify for the GS-09 grade level; 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-09 grade level to qualify for the GS-11 grade level.
For GS-07: Experience in the performance of tasks such as:
Translating detailed logical steps developed by other into language codes that computers accept where this required understanding of procedures and limitations appropriate to use the programming language.
Interviewing subject-matter personnel to get facts regarding work processes and synthesizing the resulting data into charts showing information flow.
Operating computer consoles where this involved chooosing from among various procedures in responding to machine commands or unscheduled halts.
Scheduling the sequence of programs to be processed by computers where alternatives had to be weighed with a view to production efficiency.
Preparing documentation on cost/benefit studies where this involved summarizing the material and organizing it in a logical fashion.
For GS-09: Experience that demonstrated knowledge of computer requirements and techniques in carrying out project assignments consisting of several related tasks, such typically is the case in development of minor modifications to parts of a system on the basis of detailed specifications provided. The assignments must have shown completion of the following or the equivalent:
Analysis of the interrelationships of pertinent components of the system;
Planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment; and
Personal responsibility for at least a segment of the overall project.
For GS-11: Experience that demonstrated accomplishment of computer assignment that required a range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques. For example, assignments would show, on the basis of general design criteria provided, experience in developing modifications to parts of a system that required significant revisions in the logic or techniques used in the original development. Accomplishments, in addition to those noted for the GS-09 level, normally involve the following or the equivalent:
Knowledge of customary approaches, techniques and requirements appropriate to an assigned computer applications area or computer specialty area in an organization;
Planning the sequence of actions necessary to accomplish the assignment where this entailed coordination with other outside the organizational unit and development of project controls; and
Adaptation of guidelines or precedents to the need of the assignments.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: For GS-09 and GS-11: Major study - computer science, information science, information systems management, mathematics, statistics, operations research or engineering, or course work that required the development of adaptation of computer programs and systems and provided knowledge equivalent to a major in the computer field.
For GS-07 only: Major Study - any field is qualify.
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Candidates applying under the provisions of the Merit Promotion Plan must have completed 52 weeks of service at the GS-05 level to qualify for the GS-07 grade level; 52 weeks of service at the GS-07 level to qualify for the GS-09 grade level; 52 weeks of service at the GS-09 level to qualify for the GS-11 grade level.
You must meet the requirements of the job by this date: Thursday, August 02, 2012
As per the IHS Excepted Service Hiring Plan: Current employees and eligible applicants are considered under merit promotion only, unless they provide an appropriate Standard Form (SF)-50, "Notification of Personnel Action," and indicate under which plan they are applying. Please indicate on your resume and during the online assessment process which hiring plan you want to be considered under: Merit Promotion and/or the IHS Excepted Service Hiring Plan. See email@example.com for more details.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
The HHS Careers system simplifies the Federal application process by replacing the former KSA job-element statements with on-line self-assessment questions. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications requirements will be invited to complete an on-line questionnaire assessing the following:
Ability to manage a complex info system composed of multiple systems software/hardware components
Knowledge and experience maintaining computer systems to ensure optimal performance
Ability to communicate effectively in writing
Ability to communicate effectively orally
If found qualified, your score will range from 70-100 points (not including points that may be assigned for Veterans' Preference). We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. You will be deemed well qualified if you score 85 and above.
For I/CTAP purposes, you will be deemed well-qualified if you are placed in at least the well-qualified category.
The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://my.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc .
If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be well qualified with a score of at least 85 for this position. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit:
Additional selections of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement, for filling additional or similar positions. However if there are no qualified Indian Preference candidates on the Certificate the vacancy must be reannounced.
Candidates must meet time-after-competitive appointment, time-in-grade (if applicable), qualification requirements, licensure requirements, performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957.
After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position.
The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.
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