1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Information Technology Specialist, GS-2210-09/11 (Data Management)

Agency:Environmental Protection Agency

Job Announcement Number:LV-R9-MP-2014-0011

SALARY RANGE:

$56,735.00 to $89,235.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, February 10, 2014 to Monday, February 24, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Richmond, CA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current permanent EPA employees in Region 9 with competitive status and CTAP eligibles.

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

This position is located in Region 9 Management & Technical Services Branch, Laboratory Program in Richmond, CA.  
For more information on this office, visit their website:  http://www2.epa.gov/aboutepa/epa-region-9-pacific-southwest.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
  • You may have limited exposure to hazardous materials.
  • You must submit resume and required documents(See How to Apply)
  • Position has portable work and selectee may be eligible to telework.
  • You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.

DUTIES:

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At the entry level of this position, you will:
Implement new data management systems to meet program needs.

Evaluate new data management technologies for adherence to Agency practices.

Maintain and ensure security and reliability of database systems.

Coordinate activities with program staff in order to meet program needs.

When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You do not need a degree to qualify for this position.

We are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:

To qualify for the GS-09 level, your resume must reflect one year of full time experience defined as experience preparing reports and documents for management on technical issues and experience reviewing requirements of projects, organizing work processes and problems for computer solution; OR master's or equivalent graduate degree; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.B. or J.D., if related; degree in any academic discipline.

To qualify for the GS-11 level, you need to have at least one year of full time experience defined as experience developing databases in a mainframe or distributed network environment and experience reviewing requirements of projects, organizing work processes and problems for computer solution; OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M., in any academic discipline.

Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: Knowledge of database management concepts, principles, methods.
Ability to identify issues of interface.
Knowledge of content management and system architecture.
Ability to make quick fixes to restore operations.
Ability to plan and carry out projects.


This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation.  Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.

You must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement.

This position is located in Region 9 Laboratory Programs and is subject to medical monitoring.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment. Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position and an applicable score assigned.

We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements.

NOTE:  We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs).  However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:


This position is in the bargaining unit.

Are you a Displaced Federal Employee?  If so, please read the Required Documents and visit the EPA website for additional information http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm .

If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA.  Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.

 This information is used to determine your qualifications for employment.  The use of this information is authorized under Title 5 USC, Sections 3302 and 3361.

HOW TO APPLY:

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You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position.

To begin the application process, click the Apply On-line button to the right on this screen, follow the prompts to log-in/register, submit all required documents, and complete the assessment questionnaire.   To be considered, you must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date of this announcement.

All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the USA Jobs document portfolio feature.

If you cannot apply on-line, you must contact the Human Resources Office listed to the right for assistance no later than three business days prior to the closing date of this announcement. You must provide complete application materials by the closing date of this announcement.

For detailed instructions to assist you in ensuring your application
package is received, go to
http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Documents to be submitted on-line:

--Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties Section and Qualifications Required Section. In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.  
--Responses to the on-line assessment questionnaire
-- College transcripts - if qualifying for this position based on education or a combination of experience and education, you are required to submit either unofficial transcripts or a list of courses that includes school(s) attended, school address, course title, grades earned, completion dates, department, and quarter or semester hours earned.
--Displaced Federal employees under CTAP - copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station.
--Current EPA Employees:  You are encouraged to submit a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50).  If you fail to provide an SF-50, we will access your Federal employment records in e-OPF to verify your eligibility to be considered. If your eligibility for consideration cannot be determined, your application will be rated ineligible.

If you want to know more about submitting documentation to our office, visit EPA's web site: http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Deborah Lafayette
Phone: 702-798-2401
Fax: 702-798-2416
TDD: 702-798-2421
Email: TeamVegas@epa.gov
Agency Information:
Environmental Protection Agency
US Environmental Protection Agency
Human Resources Management Division
4220 S. Maryland Parkway, Building A, Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV
89119-7528
US
Fax: 702-798-2416

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account.  You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJobs that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume and any supporting documentation.  You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package.  You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required.  Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration.  We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education.  If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement.

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Job Announcement Number:

LV-R9-MP-2014-0011

Control Number:

361294800