Information Technology Specialist
Transportation Security Officer (tsa) - Annapolis Junction, MD

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Information Technology Specialist
Department Of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Administration
Annapolis Junction, MD
At the Transportation Security Administration, you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus protecting America's transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce.
This Information Technology Specialist position is located in the Technology Solutions Division, Office of Intelligence and Analysis (OIA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If selected for this position, you will serve as a Test Engineer applying your experience and technical knowledge of information technology to plan and design test procedures and strategies. Typical duties include:

Providing input to Level of Effort (LOE) assessment.
Providing traceability of test cases to requirements to ensure proper test coverage.
Maintaining test scenarios, cases, and scripts: creating test data for the scripts; developing test scripts and conducting peer reviews; participating in the peer review process for other content; executing test scripts and documenting results; and reporting test scenario creation and execution status to the Test Lead.
Documenting and resolving issues; documenting new issues as Problem Reports (PRs); validating PRs and Change Requests (CRs) when they are in Ready-for-Test status.
Participating in requirement reviews (System Use Case (UC) and Business Use Case Realization (BUCRs)).
Providing daily status to the Test Lead.

Specialized experience needed for the position includes:

For the SV-H Band Level you must meet one of the qualification requirements (A, B, or C) as outlined below:
A. Experience: If you are an applicant who is qualifying based upon experience, your application must clearly outline one year of specialized experience at the SV-G Pay Band or GS-9 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience includes any knowledge of or exposure to ANY of the following technologies:
Utilizing or working with the Advanced Interactive executive (AIX) operating system or any UNIX like operating system such as Linux, UNIX or similar;
Structured Query Language (SQL) experience;
Rational Suite experience (e.g., Clearquest, ClearCase, RQM, RFT, ReqPro) ; and
Working in a team setting assisting in planning and designing IT test procedures. OR

B. Education: You must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in studies or course work in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management; OR a 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 networks; OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

C. A Combination of Education and Experience. See job announcement for details.

Applicants who meet the qualifications listed above based on education or a combination of education and experience must provide proof of education, such as a list of completed college courses or the date and school of degree (including the number of semester or quarter hours) or transcript(s) from an accredited college or university.

For the SV-I Band Level:
Devising system test strategy based on business requirements and acceptance criteria;
Utilizing the Advanced Interactive executive (AIX) operating system and working in an AIX environment;
Structured Query Language (SQL) experience, and Rational Suite experience (e.g., ClearQuest, ClearCase, RQM, RFT, ReqPro);
Working with Message Queuing (MQ) technology; and
Working in a team setting to plan and design test procedures.

Note: This is a standing inventory. Qualified candidates will receive consideration as vacancies become available. Applications received by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, January 25, 2013, will be considered first. Applications received after Friday, January 25th will be considered as vacancies become available. Applications will be accepted until February 6, 2013.

Make a world of difference to the traveling public and protect our nations transportation infrastructure. Join our team and help TSA secure freedom of movement. Youll receive competitive compensation and all Federal benefits, including a variety of health insurance options, retirement plan, flexible work schedules and more.
Learn more about this position and apply online today at, referencing Vacancy Announcement HQ-OIA-TA54-13-572327, or call 1.877.872.7990.