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Federal Student Aid IT Specialist (OS) in United States

Summary This position is in the U. S. Department of Education (ED), Federal Student Aid (FSA), Office of Partner Participation and Oversight (PPO), Partner Outreach and Communications Directorate (POC), Partner Technical Assistance Group (PTAG), Minority Serving and Under Resourced Schools Division (MSURSD). The MSURSD provides a range of support services designed to strengthen Title IV administrative capabilities of various educational institutions. Responsibilities As an IT Specialist (Operating Systems), GS-2210, 13, you will be responsible for: Serving as the Salesforce Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system administrator and co-champion for the division's SharePoint site for the PTAG Group and MSURSD with duties including but not limited to system design setup and configuration. Identifying, analyzing, and reporting on schools using Salesforce, Common Origination and Disbursement (COD), Nation Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), Partner Connect, etc. Providing support and oversight to the administrative and data processes associated with the monitoring and review of all compliance related data for schools within the Automated Salesforce system. Communicating and collaborating with other technical resources and stakeholders on project updates and technical issues. Setting up Microsoft Access databases for the purpose of isolating data for analytical review. Developing and creating customized reports and dashboards utilizing Salesforce. Conducting five-year trend analysis reports of select institutions or cluster groups. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications ALL QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. BASIC REQUIREMENTS: You must possess IT related experience (paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (e.g., IT certification), as appropriate) demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (i.e., 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 (e.g., ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (e.g., 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. MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below to be considered minimally qualified for this position. The qualification requirements are in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standards. Specialized experience for the GS-13 is demonstrated by performing one year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in at least two (2) of the following three (3) duties or work assignments: Knowledge of IT theories, principles, practices sufficient to serve as a senior expert and consultant to senior management officials to advise on: Integrating IT programs, developing solutions for integration/interoperability issues, designing and managing systems to meet current and future business requirements. Ability to demonstrate the principles, practices, and techniques of technical assistance methods and materials; to develop appropriate plans reflecting new or changing concepts. Design or develop technical assistance plans, materials, aids, and methods, to present to the financial aid community and/or office staff. Selective Placement Factor: This position has a Selective Placement Factor, which is a skill, knowledge, ability, or other characteristic essential for the job's satisfactory performance. The Selective Placement Factor represents the minimum requirements for this position and is a prerequisite for appointment. Applicants who do not meet the Selective Placement Factor are ineligible for further consideration. Selective Placement Factor: Your resume must demonstrate experience working with Salesforce to develop and implement custom workflows, manage data, automate processes and create custom reports. Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. For current Federal employees, if hours worked per week are not included on your resume, you must submit a non-award SF-50 as part of your application to be used to validate your work schedule and determine the amount of specialized experience that you will be granted. An award SF-50 will not be acceptable documentation for which to consider your amount of qualifying experience. For all other applicants who are not current federal employees, your resume must state either "full-time" (or "40 hours a week") or "part-time" with the number of hours worked per week to ensure proper crediting of specialized experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. For periods of time that reflect military service, the DD-214 or Statement of Service is sufficient to meet the full and/or part-time hours requirement as the service dates will be reflected. Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service). Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal civilian employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. Education Additional Information This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate. Equal Employment Opportunity: We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a parent, marital status, or political affiliation. People with Disabilities: We are committed to expanding access to employment by hiring people with disabilities; providing reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities; and, identifying and removing barriers to work. Persons with disabilities, including disabled veterans, may apply for jobs filled either competitively (where qualified individuals compete with one another through a structured process), noncompetitively (where a qualified individual may be selected based on a special hiring authority), or through an excepted appointing authority for people with disabilities (i.e., Schedule A). If you require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation is made on a case-by-case basis. For more information, please visit: Veterans’ Career Counseling: If you are a veteran interested in receiving tips on preparing a Federal resume and/or how to prepare for an interview, you may email to schedule a session with a career counselor (“Veterans Counseling Session” should be placed in the subject line of the email). Suitability and Investigation: If selected for this position, you will be required to complete the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine your suitability for federal employment and subject to a pre-appointment investigation/background check. Level of Risk and Sensitivity: Level of this position T2 and the sensitivity is Moderate. Time After Competitive Appointment: Candidates who are current Federal employees serving on a non-temporary competitive appointment must have served at least 90 days in that appointment before the agency can promote, transfer, reinstate, or detail an employee to a different position or different geographical area. When moving employees is consistent with open competition principles, OPM may waive the restriction against movement to a different geographical area upon written request from an agency.