IT Specialist at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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Employer: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – National Center for Health Statistics

Expires: 04/22/2020

Salary $86,335 to $133,465 per yearThis position serves as an IT Specialist performing a variety of IT duties and responsibilities for an assigned organization within CDC. As a IT Specialist, you will:Systems Design, Analysis and Testing in support of development of the Healthcare Electronic Health Records (HEHR) SystemDesign, develop, and manage web portals utilizing technologies to include but not limited to HTML/JavaScript/CSS, Angular, JQuery, JSON, D3, REST API, Sprint Boot API, JUnit, Microservices, and MS SQL ServerAnalyzes and develops file structures and organization, access updating, integrity considerations; establishes data elements, definitions, codes, and standardsDatabase management and design along with data integrity, data security and privacy compliance enforcementInitiating and managing change requests for database and system changesContractor deliverables review and approvalDevelops applications programs for a variety of software applications in support of the assigned organizationQualifications Minimum Qualifications GS-12: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience using a variety of data bases and software applications such as SAS, SUDAAN, Java, SQL, XML, SharePoint, microservices and Microsoft Tools in the analysis and maintenance of public health care data and databases and IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies: Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Oral Communication and Problem Solving.Minimum Qualifications GS-13: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience using Java-based technologies, SQL, XML, microservices, advanced SAS, SUDAAN software and SharePoint in the analysis of data from national health surveys, development of reports and special use data files, and maintenance of databases and have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies: Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Oral Communication and Problem Solving. Conditions of Employment US Citizenship is required.Background Investigation is required.E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS “E-Verify” System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.One-year probationary period may be required.Travel, transportation, and moving expenses will be paid: NoBargaining Unit Position: YesDrug Screening Required: NoRecruitment Incentive may be authorized: NoAnnual Leave for non-federal service may be authorized: No Research position: NoPromotion potential: Yes: This position has promotion potential to GS-13. Promotion to the next grade level is at management’s discretion and is based on your meeting qualifications and time-in-grade requirements, demonstrated ability to perform the higher level duties, the continuing need for the higher level duties, and administrative approval. Promotion to the next grade level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.Supervisory position: No,Public Trust/Moderate Background Investigation (5) is requiredHow You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.Once the application process is complete, a review of the 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. Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans’ preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles 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-9 level or higher). Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics).Collaboration / PartneringContinuous DevelopmentCreativity/InnovationCustomer ServiceDatabase ManagementDecision MakingInformation SecurityInformation Technology Service OperationsIT Process ImprovementIT Quality AssuranceOral CommunicationProblem SolvingResults DrivenSoftware KnowledgeStakeholder ManagementWritten CommunicationBackground checks and security clearance Security clearance Not Required Drug test requiredNo Position sensitivity and riskNon-sensitive (NS)/Low RiskTrust determination processSuitability/Fitness