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Information Technology Specialist – Multiple Locations
Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC) Business Center, Department of Agriculture
Job ID: 170968Start Date: 11/26/2019End Date: 12/10/2019
Basic IT Competencies:
1.Attention to Detail – Worked independently to gather and analyze data to produce IT work products that are complete and accurate.
2. Customer Service – Established and maintained ongoing working relationships with information technology management, peers, internal or external stakeholders, and/or customers to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; and is committed to providing quality products and services.
3. Oral Communication – Communicated, explained, or defended complex information technology ideas and information clearly and adapted to the audiences’ level of knowledge.
4. Problem Solving – Used logic to identify alternatives to solve complex or sensitive technological problems; anticipated problems and identified and evaluated potential sources of information and generated alternatives to solve problems where precedents do not exist.
Undergraduate or Graduate Education: Degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or 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.
For the GS-13: One full-time year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-12 level in Federal service or private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience related to information technology, capital planning, budgeting, financial management, or federal contract administration that demonstrates application of business analysis concepts and methods, demonstrates mastery of complex business data used across multiple functions or customer bases, develops business analysis methods, procedures, and processes, identifies and resolves issues and problems, and communicates audience-appropriate information to business, functional, technical, and executive audiences.
Selective Placement Factor: Must be a current certified Contracting Officer’s Representative (FAC-COR) from the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI). Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below. Time in grade: Current federal employees applying for a promotion opportunity must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirement of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled (e.g. one year at the GS-12 grade level for consideration for the GS-13 grade level.). For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here. 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 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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