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IT Specialist (Application Software) GS-11

Apply online through May 31st at:

Interested candidates must apply online through USAJOBS at the link above to be considered for this opportunity.


This is NOT a remote work opportunity.  The position may be located in Cleveland, OH, Columbus, OH, Indianapolis, IN, Limestone, ME, or Rome, NY.  




  • Who may apply: This announcement is open to all U.S. Citizens
  • Position located in: Info & Tech Dir., Payroll Services, DJMS-AC/RC, DJMS-AC Software Engineering -ZTBBB
  • Applicants on Cleveland list may be considered for positions in Bratenahl.



  • Maintain computer programs using Common Business Oriented Language (COBOL), Time Sharing Option/Interactive System Productivity Facility (TSO/ISPF), Virtual Storage Access Method (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.
  • 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.
  • Prepare system documentation for purposes of improving software development processes in accordance with acceptable industry standards.

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Suitable for Federal Employment
  • Registered for Selective Service (if applicable)
  • This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.



Resumes for federal government positions need more detailed work descriptions and accomplishments than a typical private sector resume. Please be sure to clearly describe the full scope of your work experiences in your resume.

Basic Requirement: Applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating the following competencies appropriate to, or above, the level of this position. 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 to ensure accuracy, completeness, and consistency with standards. My work or the data that I produce is typically reviewed by my supervisor or another colleague
Customer Service- experience having brief contact with customers to provide information about available information technology products and services and providing customers with standard products or routine services to address information technology needs
Oral Communication- experience informing my supervisor and other IT staff of the status of information technology systems, projects, or daily operations, including the status of information technology systems, projects, or daily operations, including the communication of basic technical information to a non-technical audience
Problem Solving- identifying or selecting from a number of alternatives to address routine information technology-related issues by gathering and applying information from standard sources that provide a limited number of solutions

In addition to the Basic Competency Requirements listed above, one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade (GS-9) in the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required.

Specialized experience is defined as developing, coding, testing, operating, and modifying software and automated systems; conducting systems requirement reviews; applying IT principles and practices to in the software development process; experience using languages such as Common Business Oriented Language (COBOL).

Volunteer Experience: 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 to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

You may qualify for consideration if meeting time-in grade, specialized experience, education requirement, 90 days after competitive appointment requirement, and all other qualification requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the announcement, unless otherwise indicated on the announcement.



Substitution of education for experience:
A qualifying Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks. Combination of education and experience is not applicable for this position.


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