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Defense Finance and Accounting Service IT SPECIALIST (APPSW) in Indianapolis, Indiana

Summary

Who may apply: Current permanent DFAS employees and eligible PPP military spouses. Position is located in Information & Technology Directorate, Payroll Services, DMO and Uniques. This job announcement may be used to fill similar positions on other teams in the I&T Directorate.

Responsibilities

Participates in systems requirement reviews and coordinates with customer/functional representatives and other technical personnel to clarify requirements.

Modify existing financial management system computer programs and write new computer programs that implement required changes. Create and modify JCL procedures as needed to execute the programs.

Identifies how system modifications or new systems or subsystems affect current systems; prepares cost analysis; establishes target completion dates; and prioritizes proposed system changes or developments.

Prepare system documentation for purposes of improving software development processes in accordance with acceptable industry standards.

Performs staff assignments related to program design and development.

Maintain and develop computer programs using an extensive knowledge of z/OS COBOL and CICS, knowledge of ROSCOE, TSO/ISPF, JCL, VSAM and Utilities such as Sync Sort.

Analyze functional and technical requirements of proposed or existing financial management systems to determine avenues of development or modification necessary to meet mission objectives.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

Basic Requirement: Applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating the following competencies appropriate to, or above, the level of this position. For vacancies below the full-performance level of the position, the basic requirement will be evaluated on a developmental basis. Your resume and work experience should clearly support your ability to meet these competencies and will be evaluated as part of the entire application process. Attention to Detail - experience reviewing my own information technology-related work or data and have been asked by others to review their work or data to ensure accuracy, completeness, and consistency with standards.

Customer Service - experience maintaining relationships with customers, assessing current information technology needs of customers, and developing or identifying information technology products and services that are tailored to meet customer needs.

Oral Communication - briefing mid-level management and IT staff on the status of information technology systems, projects, or daily operations, including the communication of technical information to a non-technical audience.

Problem Solving - identifying alternatives to address complex information technology-related issues by gathering and applying information from a variety of sources that provide a number of potential solutions. One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade (GS-11) within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required. Specialized Experience is defined as: providing development, implementation, operation, and system modification expertise of an organization's major automation information systems and software; uses knowledge of z/OS COBOL, CICS and JCL to analyze causes of failure and to identify and implement appropriate changes; participating in system requirement reviews and testing; and providing advice and counsel to functional analysts on the capabilities of a specific system and/or application. Time-in-Grade: Current or former federal employees who have held a GS position in the preceding 52 weeks, must meet the time in grade requirement. Applicant must have served 52 weeks as a GS-11 or higher grade in Federal Service.

Education

Education is not substitutable for specialized experience at this grade level.

Additional Information

Moving expenses will be paid. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes certain reimbursements/payments taxable. For information on these changes and the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA), for which some appointees are eligible, click here. For positions where relocation is paid (see Location block of vacancy announcement), you can learn more about relocation allowances and entitlements. Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination. We may use this announcement to make a temporary promotion. For some positions, the temporary promotion may be made permanent without further competition. Selections are subject to restrictions resulting from the DoD Program for Stability of Civilian Employment. A two year probationary or trial period may be required. We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 120 days of the closing date. This position is Exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act. Travel requirement is seldom (0-24%). This position iscovered by a bargaining unit. Retired Civil Service Employee: Employment of retired Federal employees receiving an annuity is subject to the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) policy guidance. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives. DFAS recognizes the value of competencies gained through formal education and professional certifications. To ensure that consistent credit is given for these credentials in the selection process DFAS has developed standard selection criteria to be used when filling positions in professional and administrative series. Selections for professional and administrative positions will be based on four categories of selection criteria: Experience, Other, Education, and Certifications. If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.

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