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Job Title: IT SPECIALIST (APPSW), GS 2210-14/(All U.S. Citizens)/Training Division/Quantico, VA
Company Name: FBI
Location: QUANTICO, VA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/03/2020
Expire Date: 12/31/2020
Job Categories: Computers, Software, Customer Service and Call Center, Government and Policy, Human Resources, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Insurance, Internet/E-Commerce, Law Enforcement, and Security, Transportation, Executive Management, Quality Control, Research & Development, Web Technology, Writing/Authoring
Job Description
IT SPECIALIST (APPSW), GS 2210-14/(All U.S. Citizens)/Training Division/Quantico, VA

Open to ALL U.S. Citizens

Opening Date:   08/17/2020

Closing Date:   09/14/2020   11:59 pm (EST)

Questions regarding this opening should be directed to Brenda Robinson at (703) 632-3182 or brobinson@fbi.gov

Job Summary

Position:   IT Specialist (APPSW), GS-14

Division:  Training

Unit:  Learning Systems

Location:   Quantico, VA  (No public transportation available)

Working Hours:  8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Salary:  GS-14  $121,316.00 - $157,709.00

Full Performance level:  GS-14

Number of Positions Available:   One

Duration: Full Time/Permanent

The mission of the Learning System Unit is to develop, manage, and provide operational support for the FBI’s enterprise training system, the Virtual Academy, and to deliver information technology solutions in support of Training Division’s business processes.

As a Lead Application Software Developer, you will serve as a lead technical specialist performing software development work in support of the FBI by applying information technology solutions to business processes.  As a team lead you will be responsible for development, maintenance and enhancement of .NET based web applications, components, and services.  These responsibilities include coordinating all aspects of the software development life cycle including requirements analysis, design, development, testing, integration, and deployment. You should have excellent understanding of the Object Oriented Programming (OOP) and Object Oriented Analysis (OOA) concepts and ability to develop software using the .NET framework.  You should have a solid understanding of software engineering fundamentals (data structures, algorithms, design patterns and best practices) including strong programming and analytical skills, and demonstrated problem solving and debugging skills necessary, in determining the root cause of a software defect or technical issue. You should clearly demonstrate current relevant experience related to the core aspects of software development including recent relevant experience writing, designing and developing systems using the .NET framework in your resume.  Candidates with a degree in Computer Science or a related degree which focuses on software development are preferred but not required.

Additional selections may be made from this announcement to fill positions within the same division when the position includes substantially the same duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.

Key Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret clearance
  • Some travel may/Frequent travel may be required

Mission Statement:

The mission of the FBI is to protect the American People and uphold the Constitution of the United States.

Major Duties:

• Gather requirements from customers, analyze work processes to determine system requirements and perform maintenance in assigned areas
• May lead Agile SCRUM team and ensure work is completed on schedule and prepare time estimates for use in scheduling operations
• Design and develop overall application architecture and ensure that new components are consistent with the architecture
• Conduct automated unit integration and acceptance tests of product functionality while following established testing processes or procedures
• Ensure team compliance with FBI practices and policy: documentation, code standards, code/design reviews, optimization and maintainability
• Analyze proposed changes to determine conformance with existing security policy, determine if the change can be implemented without re-certification or accreditation of the affected system, and determine if new or modified procedures will be required
• Continually analyze and assess assigned applications for alternatives or new solutions to improve the system’s effectiveness and durability
• Monitor and troubleshoot the operation of assigned systems and respond to the most complex problems by diagnosing and correcting the errors in logic and/or coding
• Provide technical guidance to lower level IT Specialists

Qualifications and Evaluations

Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI’s Candidate Rating Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement and will be compared to your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from Most Competitive status.

Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Most Competitive, Competitive, or Least Competitive. Names of candidates in the Most Competitive category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Veterans’ preference will be applied.

All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:

  • Computer Languages
  • Customer Service
  • Database Management Systems
  • Information Management
  • Project Management
  • Software Development/Software Engineering
  • Technology Awareness
  • Web Technology


Specialized Experience (SE):


GS-14:   Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level. SE is defined as follows:

Technical experience and proficient in the areas of C#, ASP.NET, Web Services (REST/SOAP), Database Design Principles 
• Experience building rich internet applications using JavaScript, JQuery and other client side technologies
• Experience designing and developing SQL statements to query, change, and design Microsoft SQL server database schemas
• Experience in applying and a solid understanding of Object Oriented Design and Development principals

Please ensure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume.  Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.



How to Apply


For detailed instructions related to applying, uploading documents, withdrawing an application or updating your application, please review instructions on How to Apply.  If applying online is a hardship, please use the contact information listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date of this announcement.

Required Documents

To apply to this position, interested applicants must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes:

  1. Your resume, specifically noting relevant work experience and associated start and end dates
  2.  A complete assessment questionnaire
  3. Other supporting documents (if applicable):
  • College transcripts, if qualifying based on education or if there is a positive education requirement
  • Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50  (current or former government employees)
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal; not applicable to current FBI employees
  • Veterans: DD 214; Disabled Veterans: DD 214, SF-15, and VA letter dated 1991 or later (must be submitted by closing date)

You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online is a hardship, please contact the HR Specialist listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.

What to Expect Next

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The Most Competitive candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of your status throughout the process.

Additional Information

  • The FBI is in the Executive Branch of the federal government. It is one of the components of the Department of Justice (DOJ). The FBI is the principle investigative arm of the DOJ. All FBI positions are in the excepted service.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens and consent to a complete background investigation, urinalysis, and polygraph. You must be suitable for Federal employment; as determined by a background investigation.
  • Failure to provide necessary and relevant information required by this vacancy announcement may disqualify you from consideration. Additional information will not be requested if your application is incomplete. You application will be evaluated solely on the basis of information you have submitted.
  • If you are hired, you will be required to serve a two-year probationary period. Probationary employees are precluded from being considered for all job opportunities until 12-months of their two-year probationary period has concluded. Probationary Employees may be considered for competitive vacancies that are advertised within their respective division or field office after serving 90 days within the FBI.
  • Memorandum of Understanding: Work performed outside assigned duties (that would not normally be documented on an SF-50, i. e., back-up duties), has to be documented in detail by an immediate supervisor in order to receive full credit for amount of time worked in that position. If no documentation is furnished no credit will be given for time worked in that position. The following notations must be specified in the documentation (Memorandum of Understanding):

        a. Percent of time worked in the particular position (cannot conflict with main duties)
        b. The month/year work began
        c. Frequency worked (i.e., daily, monthly, etc.)
        d. Specific duties performed

Attach the Memorandum of Understanding to your application in the “Cover Letters and Attachments” section of My Career Tools on the Careers Home page. Please upload the attachment as type “Other.”

Veterans' Preference

If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume and application. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.


Nepotism is the act of favoring relatives in the hiring process, and is prohibited by law. Public officials are prohibited from hiring or promoting relatives or relatives of officials in their chain of command, as well as actively or indirectly endorse a relative’s appointment or promotion.

During the hiring process, all selected candidates and FBI hiring managers will be required to certify they are not related to anyone involved in the hiring process.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

The FBI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please notify the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs (OEEOA) Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Program by either e-mail at REASONABLE_ACCOMMODATIONS@ic.fbi.gov, telephone at 202-324-4128, or FAX at 202-324-3976.  Your request will receive an individualized assessment.

This e-mail address is only for reasonable accommodation requests.  Please do not submit your application and/or any questions unrelated to reasonable accommodations.  Should any applications be received, they will not be forwarded for consideration during the hiring process.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise prohibited by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factors.


The FBI offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:  http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp

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