IT Specialist (APPSW)

Department of Defense Cleveland, OH
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

Who may apply: Current DFAS Agency employees only

Position is located in I&T Directorate; Corporate Systems; HR and Case Management Systems. This job announcement may be used to fill similar positions on other teams within the I&T Directorate.

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PLEASE NOTE: You will be considered only for those appointment eligibilities for which you select, attach supporting documentation and are found eligible.

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* Serves as a senior Java developer providing expert web application development and web support for multiple DFAS web-based application portals in a Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) environment.

* Independently perform and/or lead software design and development, unit testing, and debugging of software code. Prepare system documentation.

* Administer and manage Content Management systems and customization code that integrates with web and portal sites, including configuring them with approval workflows and feeding production web and portal sites.

* Provide authoritative technical guidance to other IT specialists. Evaluate and analyze impact of proposed new systems and system change requests to existing operational systems. Provide alternate solutions and analysis of alternatives to management.

* Prepare briefings for and participate in Requirements Review and Analysis (RRA) meetings, Critical Design Review (CDR) meetings, Test Readiness Review (TRR) meetings, and Implementation Readiness Review (IRR) meetings.

* Work with other IT specialists, project managers, and functional users to ensure system adequacy and efficiency.

* Review production operations to identify, diagnose, and correct production processing problems. Analyze and resolve system or software failures.

* Analyze systems, applications, portals, and web sites for integration with each other, sharing code bases, reusing methods, and passing variables between in order to utilize similar business processes in order to improve cost efficiencies.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

2210 Information Technology Management

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Must be a U.S. Citizen or National

* Registered for Selective Service (males born after 12-31-1959)

* Suitable for Federal employment

* Time after Competitive Appointment: Candidates must have served 3 months after latest competitive appointment in the Federal service.

* 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.

* Time in Grade Requirement - see the Qualifications field below for more details.


Basic Requirement: Applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating the following competencies appropriate to, or above, the level of this position. For vacancies below the full-performance level of the position, the basic requirement will be evaluated on a developmental basis. 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 and have been asked by others to review their work or data to ensure accuracy, completeness, and consistency with standards.

* Customer Service - experience maintaining relationships with customers, assessing current information technology needs of customers, and developing or identifying information technology products and services that are tailored to meet customer needs.

* Oral Communication - briefing mid-level management and IT staff on the status of information technology systems, projects, or daily operations, including the communication of technical information to a non-technical audience.

* Problem Solving - identifying alternatives to address complex information technology-related issues by gathering and applying information from a variety of sources that provide a number of potential solutions.

One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade (GS-12) within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required.

Specialized Experience is defined as: demonstrated work experience using Java to develop major information technology (IT) web-based applications AND conducting system modification tasks on an organization's major automation information systems or software.

Time-in-Grade: Current or former federal employees who have held a GS position in the preceding 52 weeks, must meet the time in grade requirement. Applicant must have served 52 weeks as a GS-12 or higher grade in Federal Service.


Education is not substitutable for specialized experience at this grade level.

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