Bureau of Reclamation IT Specialist (Data Management/Applications Software), GS-2210-07/09 FPL 11 (MPP)(RU) in Sacramento, California

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

About the Agency

Want to work for a contemporary water management agency whose mission is to assist in meeting the increasing water demands of the West while protecting the environment and the public's investment? Join the staff of the Bureau of Reclamation as an Information Technology Specialist (Data Management/Applications Software).

This position is located with the Bureau of Reclamation, Division of Information Management Services, in Sacramento, CA. For more information on the Sacramento area visit: http://www.saccounty.net/Pages/default.aspx

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

Duties

Position may be filled at the GS-07 or GS-09 level. At the full performance GS-11 level, the incumbent serves as an Information Technology Specialist (Data Management/Applications Software). The duties of this position are developmental in nature, leading to the full performance level of GS-11. The incumbent may be non-competitively promoted to the next level of the position upon meeting all regulatory requirements; certification by the supervisor of successful performance; completion of all training requirements; and the availability of work at the next higher grade level. Note: promotion is not automatic.

  • Serves as an Application Developer and Database Administrator (DBA). Application development includes system design, testing and implementation. Database administration includes software installation, configuration and maintenance.

  • Performs in-depth analysis of automated and manual systems for the design, redesign and programming of new and existing database management systems.

  • Selects appropriate programming language and utility routines or adaptations.

  • Estimates resource and equipment requirements for designing, coding, testing, documenting, and implementing data automation requirements.

  • Documents data elements and develops program layouts, interrelationships, sequences, and internal logic. Specifies inputs and outputs, appropriate data structure, module interface plans, detailed layout of files, and test plans. Codes, tests, debugs and documents applications.

  • Designs and implements new large and complex databases based on a comprehensive knowledge database management concepts, and business practices and program interrelationships.

  • Prepares system documentation in accordance with Regional standards, including information such as functional specifications, maintenance manuals, test and implementation plans, cost analysis, specification documents, and/or database feasibility studies.

Supervisory Status

No

Promotion Potential

11

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel is required less than 5% of the time.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Current Federal Employees serving under career or career-conditional appointments; Former Federal Employees with reinstatement eligibility; Current and Former Overseas Employees; VRA, VEOA and 30% Disabled Veterans; Individuals with Disabilities (Schedule A); Military Spouses; Peace Corps; AmeriCorps; Vista and CTAP and ICTAP eligibles.

Questions? This job is open to 6 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Position subject to an Extensive Background Investigation.
Qualifications

Applicants must have one year of specialized experience or education as defined below:

GS-07: One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal service; OR, superior academic achievement; OR, one full year of graduate level education 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 fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.

GS-09: One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service; OR, two full years of progressively higher level graduate education or Master's or equivalent graduate degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, technology management or a degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.

Superior Academic Achievement: Applicants can qualify for GS-07 on the basis of Superior Academic Achievement in one of three ways: (1) high grade point average, (2) class standing, or (3) membership in a national scholastic honor society. (1) GPA: GPA 2.95 or above for all courses for the entire curriculum or for courses completed during the final 2 years. As an alternative, the GPA may be 3.45 or higher for courses in the major field of study either all major courses or major courses during the final 2 years. (2) Class Standing: Applicants must rank in the top third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision. (3) Honor Society Membership: Membership in one of more than 65 nationally recognized scholastic honor societies may qualify.

For all grades, individuals must have IT related experience demonstrating each of the following for competencies: 1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. 2. 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. 3. 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. 4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, applicants must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.

Definition of Specialized Experience: To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as follows:

GS-07: Experience with development, testing and implementation of new or modified custom software applications using PHP; performing duties in support of coding, testing, debugging and documenting applications software in a Linux server environment; experience with the development of web pages with the use of HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and JavaScript; experience in creating database objects including tables and relationships. These examples are not all inclusive.

GS-09: Experience with design, development, testing and implementation of new or modified custom software applications using Cold Fusion, PERL, or PHP; performing duties in support of coding, testing, debugging and documenting applications software in a Linux server environment; experience with the development of web pages with the use of HTML, Cascading Style Sheets CSS, and JavaScript; experience in creating or refining data models; experience in designing database objects including tables and relationships. These examples are not all inclusive.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

This vacancy announcement allows substituting education for experience. You must submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable) to support your education if you are substituting education for experience. Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions and any selective factors, by the closing date of this announcement.

Time-in-Grade: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After all application packages have been received, resumes and transcripts will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Each applicant who meets the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation by regularly checking their public status notifications in their USAJOBS profile.

BENEFITS

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Other Information

Relocation: Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized and are the responsibility of the selectee. Telework: Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.

Conditions of Employment/Other Information

  • This position requires completion of a one-year probationary period, unless you have previously met this requirement.

  • Successful adjudication of personnel security investigation required.

  • Travel is required less than 5% of the time.

  • Operation of a government vehicle is required; therefore, you must possess and maintain a valid State’s driver’s license.

  • This position is included in the bargaining unit represented by NFFE, Local 951.

  • All Federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by direct deposit.

Selective Service: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service or be exempt from having to do so under Selective Service Law. To register for Selective Service or to verify that you have registered, please visit: http://www.sss.gov/

Optional Form 306 (OF-306): Before final appointment and again before you begin work, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application. 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 you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474621000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-17 to 2017-07-28

Salary: $47,735 to $73,098 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 07 - 09

Series: 2210 Information Technology Management

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: BR-MP-2017-172

Control number: 474621000