Federal experience is not required. The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or 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. You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS 13 LEVEL You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service: This experience must include Information Technology (IT) related experience that demonstrates each of the following four competencies: 1) Attention to Detail, 2) Customer Service, 3) Oral Communication and 4) Problem Solving. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience that demonstrates accomplishment of computer project assignments that required a wide range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques pertinent to the position to be filled. This knowledge is generally demonstrated through assignments that required the ability to analyze a number of alternative approaches in the process of advising management concerning major aspects of IT system design. This would include defining what system interrelationships must be considered, or what operating mode, system software, and/or equipment configuration is most appropriate for a given project. In addition to the above you must meet the requirements below: At this level you must have experience developing project plans; providing technical guidance to team members; serving as primary liaison between customers and vendors and IT management throughout the development process; planning and coordinating agency wide implementation of process improvement methods and concepts to improve the quality of software products; serving as the principal advocate within the agency for the application of process improvement concepts and practices; consult with senior specialists and IT managers throughout the agency in the implementation of process improvement practices. You must also have experience working in UNIX environment utilizing a shell script, C programming or PL/SQL to review and analyze requirements to identify, develop and test programming solutions in applications such as ENTITY and ALS. Using Data Base Administration in relational databases such as Oracle; Working both independently and in a team environment to analyze and identify system issues, develop recommendations and test solutions; and documenting the applications using tools such as flowcharts, structure charts, matrixes, etc MEET TIME IN GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT: You must meet applicable TIG requirements to be considered eligible. To meet TIG for positions above the GS-05 grade level, you must have served at least one year (52 weeks) at the next lower grade (or equivalent) in the normal line of progression for the position you are applying to. Advancement to positions up to GS-05 is permitted if the position to be filled is no more than two grades above the lowest grade held within the preceding 52 weeks. AND TIME AFTER COMPETITIVE APPOINTMENT: By the closing date (or if this is an open continuous announcement, by the cut-off date) specified in this job announcement, current civilian employees must have completed at least 90 days of federal civilian service since their latest non-temporary appointment from a competitive referral certificate, known as time after competitive appointment. For this requirement, a competitive appointment is one where you applied to and were appointed from an announcement open to “All US Citizens”. For more information on qualifications please refer to OPM’s Qualifications Standards.