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This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of the Commissioner (OC), Office of Information Management (OIM), in Rockville, MD.
This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-MP-12-721677 under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.
Who May Apply: Open to all United States Citizens.
PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps (not as a career/career-conditional employee) are encouraged to apply under the merit promotion announcement indicated above.
This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions in multiple locations.
U.S. Citizenship is required.
You may be required to serve a one (1) year probationary period.
All supporting documents must be submitted by the closing date.
Be sure to read the "How to Apply" section for all required documents.
In order to qualify for this position, applicants must possess one year of Specialized Experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service that equipped you with the specific knowledge, skill or ability to successfully perform in this position and is IT-related experience.
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.
Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
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.
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.
Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
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 that includes activates such as implementing, documenting, supporting, programming/development and troubleshooting SharePoint collaboration systems on the Microsoft Windows platfom.
For the GS-9 grade level, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duites of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience includes: implementing and development of C#-based assemblies on the Microsoft Windows platform; gathering information from existing systems to analyze web programs; assisting in architecting and development of SharePoint portals for Intranet and Collaboration environment.
For the GS-11 grade level, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duites of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience includes: implementing, documenting, supporting, programming/development and troubleshooting NET assemblies on SharePoint 2007 or 2010 collaboration systems on the Microsoft Windows platform; reviewing software development concepts and techniques; monitoring the development of SharePoint portals for Intranet and Collaboration environment.
For the GS-12 grade level, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and ablilities to perform successfully the duites of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience includes: developing customized Sharepoint: templates, themes, workflows, master pages, lists, site collections, web templates and site definitions on SharePoint 2010 collaboration systems on the Microsoft Windows platform; developing design requirements for programs of moderate to high complexity.
A master's or equivalent graduate degree
2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related in any field of study from an accredited college and/or university.
A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or network.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov .
Conditions of Employment:
1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees . Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
5. Financial disclosure statement may be required.
6. One-year probationary period may be required.
7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: No
8. Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
9. Drug Screening Required: No
10. Recruitment incentives may be authorized: No
11. Student loan repayment incentive authorized: No
12. Annual leave for non-federal service authorized: No
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified.
The Category Rating Process does not add veterans preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Knowledge of legislative and regulatory requirements for designing, developing and maintaining web programs.
Knowledge of computer programming and systems analysis tasks associated with providing IT web services.
Ability to develop IT solutions such as (custom web parts, event receivers, web templates, etc.).
Ability in planning and developing the customization of Microsoft SharePoint environment.
The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc .
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans .
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov ).
For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
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