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IT Specialist

Company: Western Area Power Administration
Location: Loveland
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Summary This position is part of the WAPA Headquarters. As an IT Specialist, you will be serving in a developmental position as a junior IT Specialist supporting the IT Group. Applicants must meet the requirements of the recent graduate program. ** Veterans who have military service in the intervening two years, have additional time to be considered a recent graduate. See Recent graduate qualifications. Responsibilities At entry level you will provides technical support for IT systems associated with the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system and its components; such as, SQL databases, computer operating systems, programming languages, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), and other technologies related to an industrial control systems. At the full performance level, you will serve as a technical leader on project teams relating to power systems applications. Provides advice, guidance, and recommendations to management and other IT specialists in resolving complex IT problems relating to the implementation of new or modified power systems applications into the WAPA technological portfolio. Requirements Conditions of Employment Must have completed, within the previous 2 years (up to 6 years for certain veterans), a qualifying associate's, bachelor's, master's, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. Must be in good academic standing. Must be a U.S. Citizen or National. This employer participates in the e-Verify program. Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service. Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation. A 1-year trial period is required. A Pathways Recent Graduate Participant Agreement is required. Qualifications This is a recent graduate vacancy announcement. You must meet specific requirements for this program. Generally, you must have graduated within the last two years. See all the requirements for the recent graduate program at You must have experience demonstrating each of the four (4) competencies listed below. The experience must be IT related and may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification) as appropriate. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services. Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification) as appropriate. GS-2210-7: Must meet the minimum level of experience gained in a classroom and/or experimental scenarios or as a trainee on-the-job for each of the four competencies listed under Basic Requirement in the vacancy announcement. For the GS-07 level, you must have: 1 full year of graduate level education degree in related field (IT, OT (Operational Technology), or Engineering) OR Superior academic achievement (Bachelor's. degree in a related field with either a 3.0 ("B") GPA overall or 3.5. ("B+") on a 4.0 scale from an accredited college or university) OR One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level Specialized Experience: -Experience in assisting senior IT Specialist in IT Programs. -Experience in applying general IT principles to identify system problems. -Experience in following instructions given by higher graded specialist and/or management. Education The Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion (except for veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation, who have up to six years after degree completion to apply). Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government. Conversion: Pathways Recent Graduates are converted to a term or permanent position upon program completion. This is not automatic nor guaranteed; it is at the discretion of the employing office. To be eligible for conversion, a Recent Graduate must: (1) complete at least one year of continuous service; (2) be a U.S. citizen; (3) demonstrate successful job performance (4) meet the qualification standards for the position to which converted; (5) receive a recommendation for conversion from the first-level supervisor; and (6) meet agency-specific requirements, as specified in the Participant Agreement. Transcripts required. Must meet the IT requirements. 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. Additional Information The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across DOE. For general information on government-wide Telework polices visit: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service. Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation. A 1-year trial period is required. **This is not a remote position. The selectee will be required to be physically present at the duty location.**

Keywords: Western Area Power Administration, Loveland , IT Specialist, Other , Loveland, Colorado

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