As a Computer Scientist, you will apply computer science principles, methods, and techniques to develop new computer systems and software and maintain existing computer systems and software. The architectures for these systems and software are characterized as complex, multi-tiered, event-driven, and service-oriented, often include cloud-based components, and reflect emerging technology. Provide operational support, including troubleshooting and resolution of operational problems.
As a Computer Scientist, you will:
Develop new computer systems and software and maintain existing computer systems and software. Apply appropriate computer science principles, methods, and techniques to all aspects of computer system and software development. Apply the mathematical foundations on which these computer science principles, methods, and techniques are based. Apply computer science principles, methods, and techniques to write software. Advise on the development of and develop policies and methods for computer systems and software development based on theoretical foundations of computer science and practical experience with systems and software development.
Configure and maintain document management and records management systems, such as OpenText. Provide operational support, including troubleshooting and resolution of operational problems. Provide technical support.
Work as part of a research team with other computer scientists, information technology professionals, business representatives, and others to design new computer technology solutions; investigate technology topics, like digital transformation, system security, and cloud computing; improve performance; improve security; develop new software, develop processes; implement new computing techniques; and improve software development methods.
Manage (plan, organize, direct, coordinate etc.) projects to develop and maintain computer systems and software. Assigned projects are typically computer science-oriented. Support the acquisition of information technology services and products, to include developing statements of work, developing cost estimates, and evaluating proposals.
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Conditions of Employment
Complete a 1-year probationary period (unless already completed).
Complete a to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
Travel occasionally to attend conferences and/or training.
Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
File an OCC Financial Disclosure Form.
Complete a financial disclosure review and resolve any ethics issues.
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Successfully complete a background investigation that includes criminal history, financial history (including a credit check) and other information.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
Bachelor's degree in computer science or bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions.
You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the NB-IV band level or GS-9 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience for this position include:
Applying computer science concepts and principles to support enterprise-wide document management and records management systems (e.g. OpenText); and
Providing technical advice, guidance, or recommendations to management or other technical specialists on computer science issues related to these systems.
You may substitute education for experience as follows: you must have directly related graduate education that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Qualifying education includes: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or directly related Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. One year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study.
You may qualify using a combination of experience and directly related graduate education. Combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience may be used to meet the total experience requirements.
The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector, or through volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.
To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.
Please see Qualifications section for education.
Salary range includes 20% geographical pay.
If you are a current OCC employee who previously received a waiver determination permitting you to retain bank securities due to extenuating circumstances, please note that this determination may be rescinded if the nature of your duties changes. We strongly suggest that you discuss the potential implications of any change in duties on a prior securities determination with your ethics official.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a not qualified determination.
Your application will be evaluated in the following areas:
Information Technology Research and Development
Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories (Outstanding, Excellent, or Qualified) depending on your responses to the online questions regarding your experience, education and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.
Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference eligibles in that category.
Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.
If you are a displaced or surplus federal employee eligible for the, you must be rated as well-qualified to receive special selection priority. Well-qualified means that in addition to meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective placement factor(s), if applicable, you must be assigned to the Outstanding or Excellent category.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
A complete application includes: 1) A resume, 2) vacancy question responses, and 3) submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).
RESUME: All applicants are required to submit a resume by either creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume.
We suggest you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please review .
VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing actual or expected dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form.
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CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) or INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.
EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent.
An official transcript will be required if you are selected. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the .
OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS: In addition, you may submit the following:
Recent performance evaluation (be sure to redact/remove all sensitive information prior to submitting)
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 .
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.
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