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Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Information Specialist (Applications Software) in United States

Summary This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Information Resources Office in Washington D.C. or Lakewood, CO. The positions will support the Information Resources Mission Program Support Branch. The incumbent is responsible for providing a wide range of complex assignments/projects relative to customer service support. Responsibilities At the full performance level (GS-12) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following: Serves as the Applications Developer providing systems analysis, design, development, refinement, and implementation and maintenance of new or enhanced applications software, including testing, install, documentation and security for a wide range of OSMRE Headquarters and Region Offices. Plan and design systems architecture; and plan and design of applications architecture. Contribute to the development, execution and continuous improvement of web applications, including secure Internet, Intranet, and Extranet applications and sites. Specifies inputs and outputs, appropriate data structure, module interface plans, detailed layout of files, and plans. Assist with the design the physical structure of required databases considering such factors as access methods, frequency of access, storage media, data volatility, and search strategies for deployment. Gathers user requirements, participates in system acceptability testing and implementation; prepares testing and implementation plans; evaluates test results, and initiates corrective actions. Codes, test, debugs and documents the Application. Provide guidance, advice, delegation of assignment, and review to lower graded IT specialist in order to ensure maximum efficiency, and economy, of day-to-day execution to ensure effectiveness of operations. This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Minimum Qualification Requirements: To qualify for this position you must meet the Specialized Experience for the series to which you are applying. Specialized Experience To qualify for the GS-12, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience: IT application software development to include: IT application design/testing/implementation/maintenance utilizing .NET platform technologies (i.e. ASP.NET, C#, VB.NET, etc.); SQL standards and administration; SQL configuration, monitoring and optimization; SQL stored procedures; WEB services, WEB based and databased applications development in an Internet Information Server (IIS) environment; maintenance/design/testing; SQL, Web services, web-based and database applications development in a multi-user Microsoft and/or Unix/Linus systems environment. Ability to write concise, readable, user-oriented documentation for software and/or hardware systems, and to write system maintenance documentation; and work effectively and cooperatively with computer and network users and IT staff. Must meet all. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Merit promotion applicants must meet time-in-grade requirement as defined in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. One year at the GS-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 level. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 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, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education Additional Information Relocation expenses are not authorized Incentive payments may be considered. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across OSMRE. Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. 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Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire