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    Job Title:
    IT Specialist (INET)

    Department of the Treasury

    Departmental Offices

    Sub Agency:
    Departmental Offices

    Job Announcement Number:


    $74,872.00 – $97,333.00 /year


    Friday, November 19, 2010 to Friday, November 26, 2010




    Position has promotion potential to the GS-13 level. This is a TERM appointment not-to-exceed 1 year and 1 day. (May be extended)




    few vacancies – Washington DC Metro Area, DC


    U.S. citizens; no prior Federal experience is required.


    The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of
    U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential
    leader in today’s global economy. We have over 100,000 employees
    across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

    This TERM
    (time-limited) position is currently located within the Department of
    the Treasury. Initial duties of this position will focus upon the
    “standing up” of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the
    position will eventually be transferred to the CFPB. The position, as
    advertised, is under the General Schedule pay system; upon transfer to
    the CFPB the position will be under a compensation system that is
    comparable to the Federal Reserve Board as required by Public Law
    111-203. No further competition will be required if the term
    (time-limited) position remains at the same level upon transfer to the
    Bureau. The CFPB management may decide to extend the initial
    appointment, if necessary, in accordance with applicable law and

    Key Information:

    • Click “Print Preview” to review the entire announcement before applying.


    Additional Duty Location Info:

    few vacancies – Washington DC Metro Area, DC

    The major duties performed by this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Incumbent receives complex and difficult assignments in leading Internet IT
      systems development from design to support, evaluating the effectiveness
      of installed systems and services and providing advice and guidance on
      devising solutions to a wide range of IT issues. Typical assignments
      include working with other organizations in CFPB to establish priorities
      for IT investments, building business cases and establishing metrics
      and associated performance measurement tools. Related IT assignments

    • Determining overall technical design and structure of Internet services

    • Monitoring functionality, security, and integrity of Internet services.

    • Troubleshooting and resolving technical problems with the design and delivery of Internet services.

    • Collecting and analyzing Internet services usage including establishing
      performance metrics and preparing performance statistics.

    • Evaluating new Internet services and technologies.

    • Providing technical advice to Internet content providers; and/or ensuring the
      rigorous application of information security/ information assurance
      policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of Internet

    • Writing reports and making presentations to CFPB managers and IT staff from CFPB and the Department of the Treasury
      outlining data base management programs and proposals.

    • Identifying and developing CFPB Internet policies.

    • Formulating a vision for future applications of Internet services to meet CFPB missions.

    • Recommending the adoption of new technologies that will improve the delivery of Internet services to the agency.

    Qualifications and Evaluations


    In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following
    requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

    Individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.

    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.


    Specialized Experience for the GS-12 level:
    Applicants must have one year experience at the GS-11 level, or
    equivalent that has equipped them with the knowledge, skills and
    abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
    Specifically, applicants must possess the following types of
    experience: management and oversight of the development of an online
    public facing website; experience with web development methods;
    implementing and supporting interactive web sites; implementing web site
    guidelines, standards, and best practices including usability and
    Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act compliance; implementing and
    complying with security procedures, protocols, guidelines and standards
    for Internet and Intranet web sites

    The experience may have been
    gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience
    refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated


    Your application includes your:

    1. Resume,
    2. Responses to the online questions, and
    3. Required supporting documents.

    We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:

    1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including
      the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be
      found “not qualified” if you do not possess the minimum competencies
      required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may
      rate you as ineligible.

    2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical Knowledge, Analytical
      Skills, and Communication. Category Rating will be used to rank and
      select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one
      of three categories, A, B, or C, depending on your experience and
      education related to this position. Veterans’ preference is applied
      after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at
      the top of their assigned category and considered before
      non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified
      preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of
      10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

    3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be
      referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible
      interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible
      for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)),
      you must be rated in Category B, or higher, in order to be considered
      as well-qualified to receive special selection priority.

    We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
    To preview questions please click here.

    Benefits and Other Info


    The Treasury Department offers a workplace that is respectful, fair, and
    values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous –
    helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional
    growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits
    package includes:

    • Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards;

    • Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year;

    • Access to comprehensive health, vision, dental, life, and long-term care
      insurance programs that may be continued after you retire;

    • A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing
      conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to
      75%) of the health insurance premiums;

    • A three-part retirement program which includes a life-time annuity, a 401(k) type
      plan with employer-matching contributions, and a Social Security

    • Flexible spending accounts for health care and for dependent care, employee assistance programs, flexible work schedules,
      and health and fitness programs.

    Learn more about Federal benefits programs at:


    • The Treasury Department may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.

    • The Treasury Department will not pay relocation expenses.

    • This is a non-bargaining designated position.

    If selected for this position, you will be required to:

    • Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).

    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.

    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.

    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.

    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 ( Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.

    • Successfully complete a background investigation.

    • Obtain and maintain a security clearance at an appropriate level for this position.
    • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.

    • Undergo an income tax verification.

    • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

    How To Apply


    The following instructions outline our application process. You must
    complete this application process and submit any required documents by
    11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.
    We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00
    a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday). If applying online poses a hardship,
    please contact us by noon ET on the announcement’s closing date.

    provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a
    case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part
    of the application and hiring process.

    Step 1 – Create a Resume with USAJOBS (
    you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will
    only see the last four digits for identification purposes.

    Step 2 – Review the Job Announcement
    suggest you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluation
    section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you
    will answer in Step 4. You may need to customize your USAJOBS resume
    to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions.

    Step 3 – Apply Online
    the “Apply Online” link at the bottom of this announcement and then
    select your USAJOBS resume to submit with your application. You will be
    redirected to the Department of the Treasury’s CareerConnector website
    to complete the application process.

    Step 4 – Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application
    this is your first time on Treasury’s CareerConnector website, you will
    be prompted to register by answering questions related to your
    eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these
    responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer
    the job-specific questions. Select “Take me to the assessment” and
    click on the “Continue” button to answer the job-specific questions.
    You must answer all the questions and click the “Finished” button.

    Step 5 – Review and Confirm Your Submission
    will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets
    for your required documents (see step 6 for details). Once you click
    “Done,” you will see a summary of your application for your review. You
    may also print a copy for your records. When you click “Finished” at
    the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where
    you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your
    application status.

    Step 6 – Submit Required Documents
    can submit any required documents (discussed below) by document upload
    or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job
    announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we
    encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit.

    Document Upload: You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways:
    Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you
    will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You
    will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the
    application process or you can select a document that you’ve already
    loaded on USAJOBS. or
    2. You can upload a document to an existing
    application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on “My
    Applications” and search for the vacancy. Once you’ve located the
    vacancy, click on the vacancy and select “Apply Online.” Move through
    your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in
    order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your
    complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded.

    the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your
    documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the “Vacancy
    Documents” screen. Then, click on “Finished” to be returned to USAJOBS.

    Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the “Faxing
    Supporting Documentation” instructions. The fax number will be on the


    Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified
    in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or
    may not receive the special consideration for which you may be


    • If you are claiming veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your
      Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4
      copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces
      or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type
      of discharge.
    • Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with
      the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. An
      SF-15 may be found at: For more information on veterans’ preference, click here.

    • If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for
      consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or
      Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must submit
      proof of eligibility. For a detailed list of documents, click here.


    Dalton Ferrell
    Phone: 304-480-8312

    Fax: 000-000-0000

    TDD: 304-480-8725

    Email: [email protected]
    Agency Information:
    Departmental Offices
    See “How to Apply” Section
    Parkersburg, WV 00000

    Fax: 000-000-0000


    You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by
    logging onto the USAJOBS “My USAJOBS” tab and clicking on “My
    Applications.” We will also send you notification of your application

    Please notify us if your contact information changes
    after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you
    provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full
    or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important
    communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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