IT Specialist (DATAMGT)
Department Of The Treasury - Washington, DC

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The Office of Financial Research (OFR or Office) is a new organization established by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in the Treasury Department to provide data and analysis to the Financial Stability Oversight Council (the Council) and its member agencies, improve the quality and transparency of financial information, conduct and sponsor research related to financial stability, and promote best practices in risk management.

Applications will be accepted from all individuals until the scheduled closing date or until 50 applications have been received, whichever comes first. Any required documents should be submitted at the time that you apply as documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow. Treasury headquarters, the Departmental Offices, has responsibility for formulating policy and the overall management of the Department of the Treasury. The Office of Finanical Research focuses is recruiting to fill a key IT Specialist position. This position is in a small office, with top staff members who work on a wide array of interesting issues. We offer both flexible schedules and an opportunity for teleworking, as well as challenging and interesting work. We are located in the heart of Washington, DC with offices on 15th and Pennsylvania, next door to the White House, a few blocks from the McPherson Square and Metro Center metro stations, and close to shops, museums, and restaurants. This is an excellent opportunity to advance your career and your salary!

Key Information:
We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

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KEY REQUIREMENTS

DUTIES:
As an IT Specialist (DATAMGT), you will:
Oversee and manage a project team of Information Technology Specialists who serve as technical experts and subject-matter specialists responsible for projects involving highly technical and complex database management and administration projects.

Administer numerous servers and database systems and Database Management Systems.

Employ, maintain, and manage a database that includes planning, developing, designing, coding, testing and maintaining applications that interface with the data base.

Develop, modify, and amend data in systems using SQL commands, hand-editing, and bulk import.

Oversee the scheduling of data base projects, database and transaction log backups, notification, and database replication between multiple SQL Servers and remote sites.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

For this position 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. In addition to the above, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service.

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Specialized experience

An applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the (BAND 5C) (GS-13 equivalent) in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled which has equipped the candidate with particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience is typically gained in the IT field or through the performance of work where the primary concern is IT. Successful experience can be gained in the Federal service or its equivalent in state or local government or private sector organizations. Specialized experience includes all of the following:

Hands-on experience performing data administration and management in a data warehousing or research environment;

Experience with database design and management, metadata, and data architecture/data modeling;

Demonstrated experience managing data movement and automated data feed management to include processes and procedures for extract, transform, and load (ETL), profiling and quality checks;

Experience with SAS Data Integration Studio (DI) or Data Flux; AND

Experience with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or 2012, Hadoop, or any MPP database technology.

The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application includes your: 1. Resume, 2. Responses to the online questions, and 3. Required supporting documents. We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants: 1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible. 2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Knowledge of database management, metadata, and data architecture/data modeling, Knowledge of security system concepts, principles, and practices, and Skill in project management. We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three categories, A, B or C, depending on your experience and education related to this position. Veterans'preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category. 3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ), you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority. We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
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BENEFITS:
We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits package includes:

Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards;

Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year;

Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire;

A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.

To learn more about Federal benefits programs, Click here.

In addition to these standard Federal benefits, OFR employees will also be provided with access to:
  • Supplemental dental and vision coverage at no cost to the employee, Long term disability coverage, Domestic partner subsidies, where applicable, and 24-hour Business Travel accident insurance.
  • Additional benefits related to short term disability coverage and enhanced life insurance coverage will also be available.
  • OFR employees will also be a part of a performance-based merit pay program designed to reward employees for excellent performance.
OTHER INFORMATION:
We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.

We will not pay relocation expenses.

This is a non-bargaining designated position.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:

Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).

Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.

If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.

Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.

Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 ( http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/I-9_IFR_02-02-09.pdf ). Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.

Successfully complete a background investigation.

Obtain and maintain a secret clearance.

File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on, if applicable.

Undergo an income tax verification, if applicable.

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