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Candidates must demonstrate proof of meeting the Minimum Qualifications, that is, BOTHtheExperience and the Specialized Experience listed below. Minimum Qualifications Experience IT-related experience; experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate.Experience must have demonstrated each of the four competencies listed below. Attention to Detail – Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. An experience indicator at this level includes planning, prioritizing, and organizing project/program requirements.
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. An experience indicator at this level includes in-depth analysis and resolution of complex problems such as assessing customers’ needs and tailoring information about products and/or services.
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. An experience indicator at this level includes orally justifying decisions, conclusions, findings, and/or recommendations in a professional setting such as orally presenting project/program-related information to engage in open and constructive discussions and sharing of information.
Problem Solving – Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. An experience indicator at this level includes gathering and analyzing facts, drawing conclusions, and developing recommendations/identifying alternatives to solve complex problems such as utilizing various sources to conduct research to determine proper alternatives and providing recommendations to resolve project/program-level issues that impact the work and outcomes of an organization. AND Specialized Experience Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, i.e. GS-12, in the federal service. Specialized experience is defined as ALL of the following:
1. Extensive experience developing complex applications using SAS, SPSS, and/or R. An experience indicator at this level includes analyzing, designing, developing, testing, and implementing software applications in an enterprise/business environment.
2. Demonstrated experience with software development projects utilizing project management methods and concepts to provide a unique service or product. Experience indicators at this level include creating ANY of the following software development artifacts: Business Cases, Vision documents, Use Cases, User Stories, Software Development Plans, Iteration Plans, Software Architecture documents, Risk Lists, Test documents, Project Plans, Deployment Plans, and/or Configuration Management Plans. 3. Demonstrated experience writing complex SQL with relational databases, preferably Oracle databases. Examples of experience indicators at this level include the following: developing stored procedures; developing optimized queries for quick data retrieval for large datasets; OR, combining and updating data across multiple tables while still maintaining quick application responsiveness.
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