IT Specialist (APPSW) (Developmental Program/Keystone) Luke, AFB, AZ
See below for important information regarding this job.
This position is a Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Keystone Program Opening.
Prior to appointment, all candidates will be required to sign a Keystone Conditions of Employment Agreement.
Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement.
- Serves as a developmental IT Specialist (APPSW) intern within DCMA.
- Completes classroom and on-the-job training to acquire, exercise, and maintain knowledge of the duties required to perform surveillance of assigned software requirements, design, coding, software testing and embedded real time software systems.
- In a developmental capacity, evaluates the adequacy of suppliers' software development program to achieve design and development objectives.
- Observes and assists with the technical surveillance of contractor systems and software controls and processes; evaluations and audits; technical interchange meetings; and in-depth reviews of software development products.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Conditions of Employment
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Security Requirements: Noncritical-Sensitive with Secret Access
- Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal.
- Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
- Selectee may be required to serve a trial/probationary period.
- Acquisition, Technology & Logistics(AT&L) NON-CAP: This position requires an Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Level I certification in the Information Technology Career Field within 24 months, unless a Position Requirements Waiver is approved to extend.
- COVID19 - To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
To qualify for a IT Specialist (APPSW) (Keystone), your resume and supporting documentation must support:
A. One full year of graduate level education in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management; or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems, or networks.
OR Superior Academic Achievement.
OR IT related experience demonstrating these four competencies, as defined: technology related experience which demonstrates each of the four competencies, as defined:
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 respondsappropriately.4.Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
In addition to the basic requirements above, applicants for the must meet one year of specialized experience listed below:
B. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position and is directly in or related to this position. To qualify at the GS-07 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement. Creditable specialized experience includes:
- Experience in basic application of computer software design and current technology developmental methodologies, techniques, processes and procedures; basic application of a range of software intensive systems including microprocessors, embedded processors, large scale computers and various operating systems, hardware and software interfaces, and peripheral services.
If the position has a minimum education requirement and/or you are using education to qualify in lieu of specialized experience, you MUST provide transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at the time of application) to support your educational claims.
NOTE: During the Keystone Program, participants will receive specialized formal classroom training, computer-based training, and on-the-job (OJT) training. The training development program will consist of the following:
- Report initially to the Contract Management Office (CMO)/Center in the duty location for which you were selected.
- Travel TDY (Temporary Duty Travel) for one week to attend training at the DCMA Learning Campus (DLC) in Fort Lee, VA. Dates to be determined due to COVID restrictions.
- Spend 6 months in the CMO/Center for on-the-job (OJT) and developmental training.
- Return within the three year developmental training to the DLC, HQ or other CMO locations for assessment/various functional specific training.