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Computer Scientist – Alexandria, Virginia
Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce
Job ID: 95903Start Date: 05/13/2019End Date: 05/28/2019
You must meet the following United States Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) qualification requirements for the advertised position. OPM’s prescribed Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific positions can be found at: Qualification Standard. You must meet all qualification requirements including time-in-grade (refer to 5 CFR 300.604 for more information on time-in-grade) by the closing date of the job announcement.Specialized Experience:is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the federal service.Candidates for the GS-12 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to theGS-11 grade level in the Federal service.You are required to meet ALL theSkill sets listedbelow:
Skill Set 1: Experience in operating computer equipment in order to design, develop, and implement software upgrades.
Skill Set 2: Experience in modifying, coding, and testing new system software for implementation.
Skill Set 3: Experience in conducting software studies and evaluations in order to advise management on required software changes.
Bachelor’s degree in computer science or bachelor’s degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus.
TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE PROVIDED TO VERIFY POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT. FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRE AN EVALUATION AS INDICATED IN THE EDUCATION SECTION OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. 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.
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