Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.
Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.
For over two centuries the The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.
The vacancy is being concurrently advertised under merit promotion procedures for status applicants under announcement 13-1049-SE-NG-M. APPLICANTS WISHING TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH DELEGATED EXAMINING AND MERIT PROMOTION PROCEDURES MUST APPLY TO BOTH VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS.
NOTE: YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS DELEGATED EXAMINING VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. WE CANNOT ELECTRONICALLY OR MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED MERIT PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT. PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT.
This position is located in DHS/U.S. Coast Guard, Finance Center, Accounting Systems Division, Chesapeake, VA.
This position requires a Minimum Background Investigation (MBI).
U.S. Citizenship is required.
This position requires travel.
This position is located in the Coast Guard Finance Center (FINCEN), Systems Division. The position primary purpose is to serve as a senior IT Specialist and supervisor of the Accounts Payables Section.
Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team.
Typical work assignments include:
- Supervising a group of employees performing work at the GS-12 level.
- Performing the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.
- Developing work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary.
- Taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or handicap.
- Working with a specialized group of programmers on complex, multi-faceted prototype systems.
- Managing IT projects for major office or program issues of broad impact.
- Designing, developing, and managing major software projects in a specific speciality area to meet complex new or modified current or future business requirements.
- Developing applications using standard software packages.
- Recommending the purchase of a new and/or commercial off-the-shelf system (COTS) that will satisfy current needs at the lowest cost.
- Coordinating and participating in the planning, designing, developing, testing, and implementing of organization Web site(s).
- Directing the installation and maintenance of computer hardware and software supplied by the equipment manufacturers or software development companies.
- Ensuring the rigorous application of information security/information assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of systems administration services for a major segment of an agency.
For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.
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.
Applicant must have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and ability to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work. Examples of specialized experience include: maintaining, network architecture and all application servers, providing after-hours- on-call support, and assisting in the development of reports as necessary to keep IT services management apprised of information security threats and active attacks, incident response activities and planned equipment or software changes that could impact system and network performance and availability in order to minimize the impact of production system users.
This position does not have a positive education requirement.
If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using the on-line assessment to place you in one of three categories. The necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities to perform this job are:
1. Skill in applying, advanced IT principles, concepts, methods, standards, and practices sufficient to accomplish assignments such as: develop and interpret policies, procedures, and strategies governing the planning and delivery of services throughout the agency.
2. Ability applying new developments to previously unsolvable problems; and make decisions or recommendations that significantly influence important agency IT policies or programs.
3. Skill in applying, most of the following: interrelationships of multiple IT specialities; the agency's IT architecture; new IT developments and applications; emerging technologies and their applications to business processes; IT security concepts, standards, and methods; project management principles, methods, and practices.
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:
1. Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
2. Well Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
3. Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for the position. Therefore, you must support your responses to the self-assessment questions by providing examples of past and present experience in your resume.
Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they are qualified. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. For information on veterans' preference, click here.
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DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to www.dhs.gov/careers and select "benefits."
Please be aware that applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. If selected, at the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations e.g., an affirmative answer to a conviction of a felony.
If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to a determination of your suitability for Federal employment.
Recruitment incentives may be authorized.
Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System. Visit Selective Service Registration
Moving expenses will be paid in accordance with appropriate regulations.
This is a supervisory position, under provisions of the Civil Service Reform Act, first time supervisors and/or managers will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
All selectees are subject to an appropriate investigation.
For Veterans' preference eligibility, visit Veterans' Employment Resources
More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors.
USCG provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact 703-872-6279. Decisions on granting
reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation
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