National Endowment For The Arts
$114,590.00 to $148,967.00
Open & closing dates
$114,590 to $148,967 per year
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.
NEA-KM-18- 10112664 (DE)
The National Endowment for the Arts, an independent Federal Agency and the official arts organization for the United States government, supports the advancement of artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation. We are motivated by the vision of a Nation in which the arts enrich the lives of all Americans and enhance the livability of communities. If you share our vision, please consider joining us.
This position is located in Office of Information and Technology Management.
First time hires to the Federal government salaries are normally set at the beginning of the salary range listed above.
Applicants are encouraged to use the USA Jobs resume template. However, if you do not use the template you must ensure your resume contains ALL required information which includes hours worked, starting and ending months and years, and if Federal employment (series, pay plan, and grade).
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As the IT Specialist (APPSW) some of your typical work assignments may include:
Gather requirements, plans, design, builds, develops (programs ), tests, maintenance and documentation of cloud hosted, web-based, grants management capabilities.
Perform development activities for custom software applications to support the mission of the agency using Active Server Pages (ASP).Microsoft .NET languages, XML, SQL, T-SQL, Ajax, and Java Script languages for the development of database-driven information systems.
Manage all software development, bug/fixes, modernization and enhancements using sound agile project management principles and software development best practices.
Serve as project manager for all software and software related projects. Set project budget priorities, manage project schedules, lead and oversee projects, manage risk, ensure deadlines are met, and superintend the effectiveness and efficiency of NEA software applications.
Serve as the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) on software application related contracts and as technical expert for the selection of commercial-off-the-self (COTS) software, and any software services provided by government or commercial suppliers.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
United States Citizens
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
Job family (Series)
2210 Information Technology Management
Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
Males born after 12 -31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date, 01/18/2018, of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as: is defined as implementing web-based software and specifications using the appropriate programming language and Agile project management experience managing complex software development projects including cost projections, work breakdown structure development and risk management.
You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.
There are no educational requirements for the position.
If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by 01/18/2018 that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station. To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority of this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference) on the rating criteria for this position.
VETERANS PREFERENCE: If claiming 5-point veteran preference you MUST submit copy number 4 of the DD-214. If you are claiming 10-point veteran preference you MUST submit an SF-15, Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference AND all other required documents in order to be granted the preference. All documents must be received by 01/18/2018. Additional information on veteran's preference is available at: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx
If you are selected for this Federal position, you will be required to complete a Declaration of Federal Employment, (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. Failure to answer all questions truthfully and completely or providing false statements on the application may be grounds for not hiring you or dismissing you after you begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (U.S. Code, Title 18, Section 1001).
The application contains information subject the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C. 552a). The information issued will be used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. Section 3302 and 3361.
Recruitment methods and selection procedures will based solely on merit after fair and open competition, and will be made without regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, sexual-orientation or age.
EEO Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/eeo
Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/raps
Veterans Information: http://www.usajobs.gov/vi
Legal and Regulatory Guidance: http://www.usajobs.gov/lr
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link regarding an Alternate Application
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
For Category Rating:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of 3 quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, and Qualified.
The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Attention to Detail
The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the rule of three, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher)
Background checks and security clearance
The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:
1. A complete Resume (which includes hours worked, starting/ending dates (month and year), and if Federal employment - series, pay plan and grade).
2. A complete Online Questionnaire
3. An SF-50. Showing title, series, grade, FPL, duty station and Competitive status (if a current Federal employee)
4. Most recent Performance Appraisal (if a current Federal employee)
5. Other Supporting Documents: College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
Document(s) for special appointment (if applicable)
Veteran Documents, ( if applicable, a DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter, etc.)
ICTAP/CTAP documents (if applicable)
Miscellaneous (as required by position)
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
How to Apply
Click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Complete resume with relevant experience where you worked, job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week and salary. If you are a current or previous federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09).
2. Complete assessment questionnaire
3. Supporting documentation
Failure to submit a complete application package will result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration.
To preview the questionnaire: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10112664
Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 01/18/2018. Applications received after may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration.
NOTE: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process so please plan appropriately.
Agency contact information
Office of Information and Technology Management
400 7th Street SW
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When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability related to the job requirements.
Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The hiring manager may choose to conduct interviews. Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at https://www.usajobs.gov/Applicant/Application/ListApplications
Fair & Transparent
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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Social security number request
Signature and false statements
New employee probationary period
Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.
National Endowment For The Arts
Website : http://arts.gov/