Do you have a desire to:
help SSA manage its Social Security programs?
analyze and solve problems?
help and advise millions of retired and disabled individuals?
work on a team to make a difference in people's lives and your own?
Join SSA, one of the top 10 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government!
Senior Computer Assistant and LAN Administrator help to further the agency's mission by providing a full range of analytical technical and administrative support, which includes independent decision making for the Hearing Office Local Area Network (LAN) system.
ANNOUNCEMENT MAY CLOSE PRIOR TO CLOSING DATE OF (05/25/2018) WHEN SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS IS RECEIVED. THE ANNOUNCEMENT WILL CLOSE UPON RECEIPT OF 100 APPLICATIONS OR ON (05/25/2018), WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.
This position is located in the Office of Hearings Operations at 8380 Old York Road, Suite 250, Elkins Park, PA 19027 .
Serves as a Senior Computer Assistant and LAN Administrator in the Office of Disability Adjudication and Reviews' Hearing Offices (HO). Provides analytical, technical and administrative support, which includes independent decision making, for the HO Local Area Network (LAN) system. Performs expert troubleshooting. Serves as the primary adviser to management in the use of automated data processing (ADP) systems with responsibility for oversight, management and maintenance of ADP systems in a multi-operating system environment and as liaison with vendor representatives. This environment entails programming and processing, as well as administration and management of word processing, data processing, telecommunications, local area network, batch processing, database management/programming, electronic spreadsheet processing/programming and security. As a Senior Computer Assistant, the incumbent has primary responsibility over systems operations and automated case processing within the office.
Job family (Series)
0335 Computer Clerk And Assistant
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship required
Selective Service Registration, if applicable (www.sss.gov)
Background and/or security investigation required
Job offers are contingent on background / security investigation results
Selectees are required to serve a 1 year probationary period
Relocation expenses will not be paid
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
GS-6: At one year of full-time work experience performing the following tasks: (1) Install, configure, upgrade, and troubleshoot hardware and software within a networking system; (2) Provide advice and support to users regarding various hardware and software; and (3) Administer and manage various word processing, data processing, and security programs.
GS-7: At least one year of full-time work experience independently performing all or most of the following tasks:(1) Install, configure, upgrade, and troubleshoot hardware and software within a networking system; (2) Provide advice and support to management in a multi-operating system environment and acts as a liaison with vendor representatives; (3) Administer and manage various word processing, data processing, and security programs; and (4) Provide analytical, technical, and administrative support to users.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov .
Additional selections may be made for this vacancy six months from the closing date of this announcement.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
The evaluation you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire, which is designed to capture the desired competencies for this position. These competencies include:
Knowledge of computer software and hardware.
Ability to independently analyze and solve problems.
Ability to communicate orally.
Ability to communicate in writing.
Ability to plan and coordinate work activities.
Please make sure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your evaluation. The questionnaire takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. To preview the questions, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10215871
Your application will be evaluated under the Category Rating method, based on your responses to the Assessment Questions. If you meet the basic requirements for the position, your application will be evaluated and placed into one of three categories:
1 - Qualified Category - Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements.
2 - Well Qualified Category - Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrate a satisfactory level of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.
3 - Best Qualified Category - Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrate a high level of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.
Candidates eligible for veterans' preference will be placed ahead of other candidates in the appropriate category for which they have been rated. Additionally, preference eligibles who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent and who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements will automatically be placed in the Best Qualified Category.
Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
You must submit supporting documentation by the closing date of the vacancy announcement to claim certain types of preference or qualify on the basis of education.
INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP): ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority for competitive service vacancies. To receive selection priority, candidates must meet the requirements for the Well Qualified category as described in the vacancy announcement. Candidates must also provide:
proof of eligibility with your application. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation Notice of Personnel Action, (SF-50); and
proof of your most recent performance rating of at least "fully successful" (Level III) or equivalent.
For more information visit http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .
VETERANS' PREFERENCE: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your military discharge certificate (DD 214 member 4 copy) or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty. To be acceptable, the document must show Character of Service. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference based on a service-connected disability, you must also submit the required documentation specified on the reverse of the SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference (SF 15) . Applicants claiming derived preference must submit the SF-15 and the required documentation specified on the reverse of the SF 15. Preference will be granted based on the documents received. For more information visit the Vet Guide .
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO VETERANS : The Office of Personnel Management has published the end date for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) as August 31, 2010. To receive veterans' preference for service during the Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom era, you must have served for more than 180 days between September 11, 2001 and August 31, 2010 OR be in receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal. The updated CFR language is available here . Other qualifying eligibility for preference (e.g., disability) remains unchanged.
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