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Lead Information Technology Specialist (Applications Software)

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Department Of Homeland Security Falls Church , VA 22040

Posted 4 months ago

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Organizational Location: These positions are with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Enterprise Services, Office of Information and Technology in Alexandria, VA and Falls Church, VA

This position may be affected by a planned relocation to Ashburn, VA. Relocation is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2021, although the date is subject to change.

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Joining the Customs and Border Protection Office Information and Technology will allow you to use your expertise designing, documenting and developing software applications. This position starts at a salary of $114,590.00 (GS-14, Step 1) to $148,967.00 (GS-14, Step 10) with promotion potential to $148,967 (GS-14, Step 10).

In this Lead Information Technology Specialist (Applications Software) position you will become a key team member of Homeland Security professionals designing, documenting and developing software applications. Typical work assignments include:

  • Overseeing development, adaptation, and implementation of new applications, development methods and models that incorporate new technologies

  • Reviewing and approving recommendations for resolution of complex issues affecting software design

  • Providing technical advice, guidance, and recommendations to senior management

  • Developing and interpreting policies, procedures, and strategies governing the planning and delivery of agency-wide applications

  • Articulating the goals or problem to be resolved by the team and identifying, distributing and balancing workload to accomplish the assigned team task.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • You may be expected to travel less than 10% of the time

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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    2210 Information Technology Management

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position

  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service

  • Primary U.S. residency for the last three years (additional details below)

  • You may be required to pass a background investigation and/or polygraph

  • Upon appointment, you may be required to undergo random drug testing


Basic Requirement

Individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.

  • Attention to Detail
  • Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
  • 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.
  • 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 responds appropriately.
  • Problem Solving
  • Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendation

You qualify for this position if you meet the basic requirement listed above and possess one year of specialized experience as described below.

GS-14: You qualify at the GS-14 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience performing duties such as providing expert technical guidance in designing, coding, testing, debugging, maintaining and troubleshooting application programs; leading development projects in software analysis, design, development and implementation for a new system or a major enhancement to an existing system; working with business end users to turn requirements into technical solutions; and deploying application code.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

You must:

  • Meet all qualification requirements, including education if applicable to this position, subject to verification at any stage of the application process; and

  • Meet all applicable Time in Grade requirements (current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the federal service) by 09/11/2018.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Background Investigation: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a federal law enforcement agency that requires all applicants to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to employment in order to promote the agency's core values of vigilance, service to country, and integrity. During the screening and/or background investigation process, you will be asked questions regarding any felony criminal convictions or current felony charges, the use of illegal drugs (e.g., marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamines, ecstasy), and the use of non-prescribed controlled substances including any experimentation, possession, sale, receipt, manufacture, cultivation, production, transfer, shipping, trafficking, or distribution of controlled substances. For more information visit this link.

Probationary Period: Current and former federal employees may be required to serve or complete a probationary period.

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are not CTAP eligible. Information about CTAP eligibility can be found here. You must submit the supporting documents listed in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement. In addition, to be considered well qualified under CTAP, you must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities and/or competencies clearly exceeding the minimum requirements of the position. This will be measured by a score of 85 or higher.


Please see the Qualifications and Required Documents sections for more information if education is applicable to this position.

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Lead Information Technology Specialist (Applications Software)

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Department Of Homeland Security