November 26, 2010 at 3:34 pm #116239
IT Specialist (INET)
Department of the Treasury
Job Announcement Number:
$74,872.00 – $97,333.00 /year
Friday, November 19, 2010 to Friday, November 26, 2010
SERIES & GRADE:
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
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
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.
(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
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Additional Duty Location Info:few vacancies – Washington DC Metro Area, DCThe 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
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: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
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:Your application includes your:
- Responses to the online questions, and
- Required supporting documents.
We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
BENEFITS: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
- 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: http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc.
- 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.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
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 (http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/I-9_IFR_02-02-09.pdf). 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
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 (http://www.usajobs.gov)
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
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
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: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
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION
- 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
- 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: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf. 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.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Email: [email protected]
See “How to Apply” Section
Parkersburg, WV 00000
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT: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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