Information Technology Analyst

US Department of Agriculture    Lenexa, KS
Job Description



    US Dept of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, Dairy Programs Federal Milk Market Administrator falls under Excepted Service. As a Full Stack Developer the incumbent will join a team supporting systems and applications used to operate our business. The development team is integrated with stakeholders and team members will be collaborating on initiatives to continually improve how our applications can best suit business requirements.

    This position will be filled in the MA-12-18 series.


    As the Information Technology Analyst in this position, you will:

    • Support systems and applications used to operate Dairy Program business
    • Collaborate on initiatives to continually improve how Dairy Program applications can best suit ongoing business requirements.
    • Employ change control practices to software development tools and integrated development environments.
    • Utilize programming and web development languages to program computer applications and develop web applications.
    • Incorporate IT Best Practices for security, disaster recovery, backup, and development environment.
    NOTE: This position falls under pay bands MA 10-18. Selectee s pay will be set between the MA 10-18 pay bands based on years of education and/or experience.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Relocation may be paid based on management discretion.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    2210 Information Technology Management

    Similar jobs

    • Analysts, Information Security
    • Information Security Analysts
  • Requirements


    Conditions of Employment

    • You must be a U.S. citizen
    • You will be required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.
    • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see Legal and regulatory guidance below).
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
    • There is a required one-year probationary period.
    • This is a non-bargaining unit position.


    In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience. If qualifying based on education, a copy of your unofficial transcripts must be provided with your application.

    Education/Experience Requirements:
    MA-10 THROUGH MA-12 GRADE LEVELS: Applicants may qualify in one or more of these grade levels according to the following time and general experience requirements. MA-10: 2 years, MA-11: 2.5 years, MA-12: 3 years). For the above positions, applicants for MA-10 through MA-12 grade levels must have experience in administrative or technical work, such as (1) work which required a general understanding of administrative functions or management practices and processes, or (2) an ability to work or deal effectively with individuals or groups of persons, or (3) skill in analyzing problems, identifying relevant factors, gathering pertinent information, and recognizing solutions. The experience must equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to perform at the grade level to which appointed.

    MA-13 THROUGH MA-18 GRADE LEVELS: In addition to meeting the 3 years general experience requirements for the MA-12 grade level listed above,you must serve additional years to qualify for one or more of these higher grade levels according to the following time and specialized experience requirements. (MA-13: .5 year, MA-14:1 year, MA-15: 1.5 years, MA-16: 2 years, MA-17: 2.5 years, MA-18 must have one year of specialized experience at the MA-17 level) The experience may have been gained performing administrative, supervisory, managerial, or technical work which provided the applicant with a knowledge of administrative functions, program operations, management principles, practices, methods and techniques and an understanding of the needs and problems of administering public programs, or experience performing a variety of information technology functions when the work requires an in-depth knowledge of data processing and computer programming language.

    MA-10 THROUGH MA-12 EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION: Applicants must have successfully completed studies in an accredited college or university above the high school level to substitute for general experience at the rate of 1 year of undergraduate education (i.e., 30 semester or 45 quarter hours) for 1 year of general experience (up to a maximum of 3 years of undergraduate education for 3 years of general experience) Note: 1 year of undergraduate education meets the requirement for MA-08, 2 years of undergraduate education meets the requirement for MA-10, and 3 years of undergraduate education meets the requirement for MA-12.

    MA-13 THROUGH MA-18 EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION: Applicants may qualify for one or more of these higher grade levels using directly related graduate education to substitute for specialized experience. For the MA-13 through the MA-18 grade levels, I have successfully completed directly related graduate education in an accredited college or university to substitute for specialized experience at the rate of 15 semester hours (or 18 quarter hours) of graduate education for 6 months of specialized experience (up to a maximum of 54 semester hours of graduate education for 1 years of specialized experience). Note: directly related graduate education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

    Part-time or unpaid experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    Volunteer or unpaid experience: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


    Education Requirements: You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

    Foreign education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, click here. You must provide translated transcripts.

    Additional information

    Dairy Programs offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays.

    If you receive a tentative offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

    The applicant must be a high-school graduate, 18 years of age or older, have a valid driver license, provide proof of insurability, and pass a driving record test. You must be a U.S. citizen. Males born after 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service. You will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; or may be fired after you begin work; and you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361. Privacy Act Notice (PL93-579)

    Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Applicants must include a detailed and comprehensive Resume which fully identifies your qualifications and illustrates how your skills might be used to address the significant duties of the position. Please share how your specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities address the Job Summary, Qualifications, and Requirements outlined above. You will be rated on the information provided. Applications which do not address these qualifications will not be considered.

    Once the announcement closes, we will conduct a review of your application package to verify your eligibility and qualifications. If you are found qualified, your application will move forward to additional phases of the review process which will determine the best qualified candidates. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    You will be evaluated on the following competencies:

    • Software Development
    • Software Testing and Evaluation
    • Technical Problem Solving
    • Web Technology

    Applicants will be ranked and selections made based on the traditional rule of three and veterans preference procedures. Applicants are ranked in descending order according to their numerical evaluation scores and the selecting official must make a selection from among the top three best qualified candidates on the applicant referral certificate. Veterans cannot be by-passed to select a non-veteran (5 CFR Part 332).

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your Resume listing hours worked per week, dates of employment (month/year) and duties performed for each position held.
    2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire.
    3. Transcripts if qualifying based on education OR education is part of the basic education requirement
    4. Veterans documents (if applicable): DD-214 including character of service, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions within 120 days, and if applicable, SF-15 Form, VA letter, or other documentation required by that form.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits


    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 09:48:30 GMT

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