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IT Specialist (APPSW) (Keystone)
Defense Contract Management Agency     Luke AFB, AZ 85307

Summary 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 Responsibilities 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. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for a IT Specialist (APPSW) (Keystone), your resume and supporting documentation must support: A. A Bachelor's degree 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. Education 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. UNDER GRADUATE EDUCATION: Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning is considered to be 120 credit hours (degree conferred). Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis, online or resident. FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. Additional Information This position does not meet criteria for appointment of Reemployed Annuitants. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at: Tour of Duty: Flexible FLSA: Non-Exempt Bargaining Unit: Yes Selectee may be required to serve a trial/probationary period. Recruitment/Relocation/Retention Incentive may be authorized at Management's discretion. Selectee may be required to serve a trial/probationary period. Acquisition, Technology & Logistics (AT&L) NON-CAP: Position requires DoD Acquisition, This position requires an Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Level I certification in the Engineering & Technical Management certification within required timeframes. Selectee must also achieve 80 hours of Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) every 2-years. Click here for more details and Resources. 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. Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you will be required to report to the official duty location and may be expected to temporarily telework. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a specific period of time determined by your supervisory chain. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy. 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.

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