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IT Specialist (APPSW)

Company: US Department of Defense
Location: Battle Creek
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

DutiesSummarySee below for important information regarding this job.Responsibilities
  • Please note, during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Agency is operating in a maximum telework posture for all telework ready employees occupying a telework eligible position.
  • Serves as technical subject matter expert within the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Information Operations (J6), Program Executive Office (J62), DSS Portfolio (J62D) for the Warehouse Management System (WMS) Program.
  • Position serves as a Senior Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Application Administrator supporting Windows, Linux and/or Unix-based client/server or web applications and acts as a member of the WMS application support team.
  • Incumbent is responsible for installing, configuring and maintaining COTS software applications.
  • Knowledge of web services architecture, administration and design. Knowledge of Windows, Linux and/or Unix operating systems.
  • Ensures product configurations and administrative techniques meet security requirements and policies established by the Cyber Security and Information Assurance Office.
  • Develops project plans, implementation guidance, and assesses implementation of information assurance vulnerability alerts and CERT taskings.
  • Applies cyber security expertise to validate that the Warehouse Management System (WMS) environment is following cyber security best practices.
  • Familiarity with concepts of database design, software testing and evaluation principles, standards, processes, methods, practices and tools, analysis and evaluation methods.Travel RequiredOccasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.Supervisory statusNoPromotion PotentialNone
  • Job family (Series)2210 Information Technology ManagementSimilar jobs
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    • RequirementsRequirementsConditions of Employment
      • Must be a U.S. citizen
      • Tour of Duty: Full-Time
      • Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive
      • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal.
      • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
      • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
      • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
      • Bargaining Unit Status: Yes
      • Pre-Employment Physical: Not Required
      • This position requires an Information Assurance Level II certification in the Information Technology Career Field within 36 months, unless a Position Requirements Waiver is approved to extend.
      • One vacancy will be filled in J62, ADDB org code ? but additional vacancies may be filled from the same certificate in any J6 area for up to 6 months from the closing date of this announcement.QualificationsA. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and is directly in or related to this position. To qualify at the GS-12 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade (General Schedule (GS) positions only), time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement. Creditable specialized experience includes:
        • Independently analyze plans and carries out the assignments, coordinates work with others, keeps the team leader and supervisor informed of progress and of potentially controversial matters, and resolves all problems and conflicts that arise.
        • In-depth knowledge of Risk Management Framework and Information Assurance policies and guidelines; skill in preparation and presentation techniques for presenting studies, reports and briefings.
        • Analyzes and Develops Plan of Action and Milestone (POAM) reports to document applications with non-compliant IA controls.
        • Thorough understanding of operating systems, network communications and overall system architecture.
        • Attention to detail in reviewing documents and providing feedback on proposed solutions to complex technical problems regarding security vulnerabilities, log analysis, network communications and cyber compliance.For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed: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.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.EducationSubstitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.Additional informationPosition will be filled at any of the locations listed below. Site specific salary information is as follows:Battle Creek, MI: $74,596 - $96,978Columbus, OH: $77,046 - $100,164Dayton, OH: $76,492 - $99,443Fort Belvoir, VA: $83,398 - $108,422New Cumberland, PA: $83,398 - $108,422Ogden, UT: $74,596 - $96,978Philadelphia, PA: $80,806 - $105,052Richmond, VA: $76,988 - $100,088MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: In order to receive this preference you must choose to apply using the "Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP)" eligibility. If you are claiming military spouse preference and are determined to be among the Best Qualified for the position, you will be referred to the hiring manager as a priority applicant.For Important General Applicant Information and Definitions go to: Annuitants: This position does not meet criteria for appointment of Reemployed Annuitants. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at: FOR VETERANS is available at: As of 23 December 2016, Military retirees seeking to enter federal service in the Department of Defense now require a waiver if they would be appointed within 180 days following their official date of retirement.DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has established a Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for DLA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with DLA for a period of six months. This policy extends to random testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees who occupy testing designated positions defined as sensitive in Section 7(d) of Executive Order 12564. The Defense Logistics Agency's Drug Free Workplace Plan's drug testing panel includes testing for the following illegal substances: marijuana, cocaine, opiates (codeine/morphine), 6-Acetylmorphine (heroin), phencyclidine, amphetamines (amphetamine/methamphetamine), methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone. ADVISORY: By using cannabidiol (CBD) products you are risking a positive drug test result for marijuana.How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.The assessments for this job will measure the following Competencies:The assessments for this job will measure the following Competencies:
          • Requirements Analysis (APPSW)
          • Software Development (APPSW)
          • IT Configuration Management (APPSW)
          • IT Customer Support (APPSW)
          • Accountability
          • Attention to Detail
          • Customer Service
          • Decision Making
          • Flexibility
          • Influencing/Negotiating
          • Integrity/Honesty
          • Interpersonal Skills
          • Learning
          • Reading
          • Reasoning
          • Self-Management
          • Stress Tolerance
          • TeamworkOnce the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation may be completed and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the assessment questionnaire and USA Hire assessments. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required for this position. If your resume and/or supporting documentation is reviewed and a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearanceNot RequiredDrug test requiredNo
          • Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsTo apply for this position you must provide a complete Application Package. Each Application Package MUST include:
            • Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. If multiple resumes are submitted by an applicant, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed for the qualifications and referred for selection consideration if eligible. IMPORTANT NOTE: Ensure that your resume does not contain any specialized characters, fonts, typefaces or formatting (e.g. tables, macros, etc.). It is also recommended that you convert/save your resume as a PDF prior to attaching to your application.
            • Applicable documents to support the eligibility(s) for which you are applying. Please review the following link for a listing of the additional documents you will need to provide: Supporting Documents.
            • If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, submit documentation to support your request, including the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form found here.If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit the following supporting documents with your application package: Marriage Certificate or License; Signed Self-Certification Checklist (must be certified within 30 days); Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable); Transcripts (if applicable). These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: Residency within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor; proof of military member's active duty status; and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying. NOTE: Previous federal employees must also submit the following additional documentation: SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months).If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
            • BenefitsBenefitsA career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.HelpThis job is open to
              • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
              • Individuals with disabilities
              • Internal to an agencyCurrent federal employees of this agency.
              • Military spouses
              • VeteransClarification from the agencyAgency means current permanent DOD employees. Veterans eligibilities include 30% or more Disabled Vet, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), Military Spouse Preference (MPS) eligibles may also apply.

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