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Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one full-time year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through federal service that demonstrates 1) interpreting and applying special laws, rules, regulations, polices, practices, and procedures related to application software design and systems engineering theories, concepts, and methods in an Agency to ensure compliance with their programs and objectives; -AND- 2) planning, analyzing, designing, developing, testing, and implementing unique and complex management information systems; -AND- 3) coordinating with application developers to isolate and solve design problems encountered during testing and implementation of software; -AND- 4) leading teams developing JAVA Enterprise Edition (JEE) applications using Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB), Webservices, Java Server Pages (JSP), Java Naming Directory Interface (JNDI), Java Database Connectivity (JDBC), Java Message Service (JMS), Java Transaction API (JTA), Spring MVC or SPA and Spring Transaction Management; -AND- 5) leading teams developing web applications utilizing a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA); -AND- 6) leading teams developing JAVA messaging services using MQ series or equivalent technology; -AND- 7) leading teams writing efficient and potentially complex SQL for highly transactional systems. TIME IN GRADE: Current federal employees applying for a promotion opportunity must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirement of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level, GS-12 in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. For this position, 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. Selective Placement Factor: Applicants MUST possess a Java Programming Certification. A copy of the certification MUST be submitted at the time of application. Failure to submit the required certification will result in an ineligible application. Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience, as defined above. 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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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