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IT Specialist Application Software

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

Birmingham, AL

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IT Specialist (Application Software) Multiple Locations PRINTEMAILBOOKMARK Overview Locations Birmingham, AL; Birmingham, AL; Tuscaloosa, AL; Oakland, CA; Denver, CO; Saint Petersburg, FL; Hines, IL; Salt Lake City, UT Summary The incumbent in this position serves as a software application developer in the VistA Programming Competency, Application Development Competency Division, Development Management Service, and Office of Product Development within Office of Information & Technology. Major Duties: * Translate technical specifications into programming specifications; develop, customize, or acquire applications software programs; and test, debug, and maintain software programs. * Develops enhancements and defect repairs for a variety of software applications in support of work performed by VA Medical Centers. * Analyzes, designs, programs, and tests modifications to software applications and provides integration between applications to share data. * Optimizes and integrates legacy systems components using software design principles, methods, and approaches to meet technical and functional requirements for VistA programming. * Ensures VistA programming quality standards, tools, techniques and processes are defined and implemented across the system with the goal of ensuring uniformity and consistency of work products. Duties Work Schedule: Compressed\/Flexible Schedule. Position Description Title\/PD#: IT Specialist (Application Software)\/10360-A Physical Requirements: The work is essentially sedentary but involves some moving and lifting. Travel to facilities and national VISN-level and local meeting are required. Duty location negotiable upon selection. Locality will be included once duty location is determined. This may be a bargaining unit position depending upon location. $87,252 $126,062 Job Details Application Open Date 3\/9\/2018 Application Close Date 3\/27\/2018 Organization Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology Who May Apply None Status None * More About VA * VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at https:\/\/\/. Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Alternate Application: If you are unable to apply online view the following Alternate Application Information instructions at https:\/\/\/Apply\/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information * Qualifications * To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Specialized Experience: GS-13 Grade Level. You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-12) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include preparation of programming specifications such as inputs, outputs, flow diagrams, decision logic tables, and linkages with other applications systems; developing block diagrams and program coding; and testing, validating and documenting programs. Maintains source codes and modifies and upgrades codes as necessary. Experience and proficiency in the use of development tools including M\/MUMPS\/Cache, VA FieMan, Kernel, HL5\/Messaging tools, GUI devlopment and the array of APLs and RPCs of VistA. Experience and proficiency of Delphi and Adobe Flex\/Flash; Experience and proficiency developing applications with ANSI standard M programming; Creating test operating system environments and identifying all areas within a software application or project that should be monitored for system performance impacts; Completely familiar with IT Management standards, policies and procedures for implementing IT systems, and conversant in technical areas such as current software engineering practices and database design. AND Experience: In addition to the specialized experience, you must have IT related experience; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and\/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT Certification), as appropriate. You must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. * Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. * Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work units produces, including 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. * Oral Communications - 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. * Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluated alternatives, and to make recommendations. There is no educational substitution for the GS-13 level. 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; religions; 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. * Benefits * How To Apply * All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 03\/27\/2018 to receive consideration. 1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and\/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire. 2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package. NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https:\/\/\/Account\/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and\/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete. * Additional Details * Series: 2210-Information Technology Management Job Pay Type: Per Year Job Openings: 4 Job Position: CARX-18-10154866-CEs-DH Work Schedule: Compressed\/Flexible Schedule. Position Description Title\/PD#: IT Specialist (Application Software)\/10360-A Physical Requirements: The work is essentially sedentary but involves some moving and lifting. Travel to facilities and national VISN-level and local meeting are required. Duty location negotiable upon selection. Locality will be included once duty location is determined. This may be a bargaining unit position depending upon location. APPLY NOW on USAJOBS VA Mental Health Hiring Initiative Help our Veterans reclaim peace of mind. 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The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.

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