INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (DATAMGT/SYSANALYSIS)
Air Force Global Strike Command - Department of the Air Force
THIS IS A DEVELOPMENTAL POSITION WITH KNOWN PROMOTION POTENTIAL TO THE TARGET POSITION OF GS-2210-11 WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION. In order to qualify, you must meet the requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Information Technology (IT) Management Series, GS-2210 (Alternate A). https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/2200/information-technology-it-management-series-2210-alternative-a/ GS-9 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below: Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Oral Communication, and Problem Solving AND one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-07 (or equivalent in other pay systems) which includes a broad range of IT principles, methods, advancements, policies, systems concepts and analysis, design, development, testing and applications, both hardware and software. Experience with the principles, concepts, and theories of the classified title, and the standard practices, methods, and techniques of the occupation sufficient to perform difficult, but well-precedented assignments. Experience in analysis, evaluation, fact-finding, and investigative techniques in order to gather data, identify significant factors, and recommend a solution from a number of possible alternatives. OR EDUCATION: master’s degree or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree or equivalent graduate degree GS-11 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below: Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Oral Communication, and Problem Solving AND one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-11 (or equivalent in other pay systems) which includes a broad range of IT principles, methods, advancements, policies, systems concepts and analysis, design, development, testing and applications, both hardware and software. Experience with a full range of database management concepts, operations, design principles, methodologies, and approaches used in designing, developing, testing, implementing, managing, and maintaining database systems that meet current and future organizational business requirements. OR EDUCATION: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-09 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-11 level, and one year at the GS-07 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-09 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 1. Knowledge of systems analysis concepts, techniques, and principles sufficient to evaluate business practices and processes, evaluate the feasibility of systems development projects, and develop functional requirements and specifications. 2. Knowledge of data management concepts, principles, and methods sufficient to evaluate effectiveness of systems, develop and design programs, and to conduct performance-testing activities to optimize processes. 3. Knowledge of applications software development and design concepts and techniques sufficient to design, develop, code, test, and debug large and complex programs. 4. Knowledge of the basics of software programming languages such as COBOL, VISUAL BASIC, C, C++, Ada, JAVA, FORTRAN, PYTHON and PASCAL. 5. Ability to design, develop, test, evaluate, install, and fine-tune IT programs. 6. Ability to communicate orally and in writing sufficient to fully coordinate activities with management officials and other IT specialists, and to provide user training and support. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Click on “Learn more about this agency” button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an Information Technology (IT) specialist at a Major Command (MAJCOM) headquarters directorate conducting activities including data management, systems analysis, applications software development/implementation, and IT systems accountability and troubleshooting.