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IT Specialist

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Department Of Energy
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This position is also advertised to status candidates as a Merit Promotion announcement, vacancy # WAPA-14-MP-135._ _ This is a permanent position This is a full-time position
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Where would I be working? Western Area Power Administration, Upper Great Plains Region, Power Systems Operations, Operations Computer Support (B4300), Watertown, SD. Find out more about living conditions at this duty station.
Salary Range:
GS-9: $54,032 - $70,236
GS-11: $59,339 - $77,138
You must be a United States Citizen This employer participates in the e-Verify program See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements
Western's Upper Great Plains region power system encompasses generation stations, transmission facilities, and high voltage AC/DC transmission facilities. The incumbent is part of a team responsible for development and maintenance of the Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA), Automated Generation Control (AGC), and various other software systems in the Watertown Operations Office.
The incumbent works as part of the software development team. The primary responsibilities of this position are as follows:
1. Perform database modifications and maintenance activities to ensure the SCADA/AGC models accurately represent the bulk electric system.
2. Create and modify the SCADA one-line drawings to accurately represent the bulk electric system model.
3. Perform model updates and maintenance tasks for the state estimator and advanced applications systems.
4. Perform model updates and maintenance tasks for the historian system.
5. Perform model updates and maintenance tasks for the ICCP system.
6. Refine and document standard work processes.
7. Create and maintain system backups for the SCADA/AGC and associated systems.
8. Provide customer support for advanced applications, historian, and ICCP 3rd party systems.
9. Perform regulatory compliance duties pertinent to the electric utility industry.
10. Compete other duties as assigned.
If this vacancy specifically states that certain educational requirements must be met (also known as a "positive educational requirement"), you must provide documentation supporting any education claims in your application. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website. . Your application will be rated by our application system using the Category Rating procedure. A quality review will then be conducted by the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME). Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (if applicable to the job), and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. The quality categories are defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified" and "Qualified". Within each category, veteran preference eligibles will be listed at the top of the category. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and above.
If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation BEFORE the vacancy closes, you may be rated ''ineligible'', ''not qualified'', or your score may be adjusted.
Selecting Official may check references on those applicants referred for consideration.
To preview questions please click here. You must meet all the qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement. You may review the qualification requirements here.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
A qualified candidate''s online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
To qualify for the GS-11:
1. Professional experience maintaining a SCADA database; OR
2. Professional experience maintaining an EMS model for a SCADA system; OR
3. Professional experience as a software developer for a SCADA system
To qualify for the GS-9:
1. Professional experience as a software developer.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do NOT provide a separate narrative written response. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below.
1. Ability to perform database modifications and maintenance activities to ensure the SCADA/AGC models accurately represent the bulk electric system
2. Ability to create and modify SCADA one-line drawings to accurately represent the bulk electric system model
3. Skill in prioritizing, coordinating, and scheduling configuration changes to the bulk electric system model for SCADA/AGC and associated systems
4. Skill in performing model updates and maintenance.
5. Ability to create and maintain system backups for the SCADA/AGC and associated systems
6. Ability to provide customer support for advanced applications, historian, and ICCP 3rd party systems
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete online application no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish. Requests for extensions will not be granted so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish the application. Our application system displays a deadline timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference.
Steps to submit a complete application:
1. You must have a USAJOBS account and be logged in.
2. You must have a completed resume. Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded resumes and require that you have a completed resume within your USAJOBS profile using the Resume Builder (click the link for more information).
3. Once you are logged in and all of your application materials ready, click the Apply Now button.
4. You must respond to all application assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
5. You will then be asked to upload supporting documentation, which may include (but is not limited to): transcripts, portfolio samples, certifications, and other supporting documents.
6. IMPORTANT: In the final step of the application process you will be shown a copy of your resume and all the information you entered during the application process--YOU ARE NOT DONE YET! You must click the ''Finish'' button at the bottom of this final page and receive confirmation that your application has been received. If you do not click ''Finish'', your application will not be received.
Your USAJOBS status page may show a complete application even if you have not fully completed the final step of the application process.
If your resume does not support the responses in your application questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation BEFORE the vacancy closes, you may be rated ''ineligible'', ''not qualified'', or your score may be adjusted. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
NEED HELP? If you experience any difficulties with the application process (anything after you have clicked the Apply Now button), please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement between normal business hours. If you are having trouble with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account profile issues, or Resume Builder help, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or e-mail USAJOBS3. .
If you cannot apply online because of a disability, please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement during normal business hours.
Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. _Some documents may not apply to all applicants._ If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.
ALL APPLICANTS:
Resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
If specific educational requirements are indicated for this position: Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and grade. Please see the Education section for more information.
Veterans: veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Individuals who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service must upload a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, which indicates your nature of discharge. If you are applying as a disabled veteran, in addition to the DD-214, you must upload a copy of your letter from either the Department of Defense or the Department of Veterans Affairs that officially documents your disability, if any. Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.
After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in USAJOBS. You can review your status in USAJOBS at any time. You may also elect to receive status updates via e-mail by changing the notification settings in your USAJOBS profile. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job--this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly as possible. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Some positions may require completion of a probationary period.
If selected for this position, your appointment is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, during the pre-employment process.
If selected, you will be required to complete a questionnaire and are subject to a criminal background check to determine suitability for Federal employment before appointment.
More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
Males must abide by Selective Service registration regulations. To learn more about this requirement, visit the Selective Service website''s Who Must Register page.
The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. !benefits.hms?orgId=8&jnum;=79732

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