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Job opening: Computer Scientist

Salary: $55 924 - 128 956 per year
Relocation: YES
City: Suitland
Published at: May 16 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This vacancy is for a Computer Scientist position in the Demographic System Division located at the U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland. The Census Bureau is accessible from the Metro Rail Green Line - Suitland Station. This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Computer Scientist, GS-1550-7/9/11/12, FPL GS-12, positions within the Census Bureau in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.

Duties

Routine maintenance and design of regular, recurring software development and software testing of a limited scope in the area of data processing and application development. Analyze specific needs and product requirements to create code for software programs based on a specified set of rules, standards and/or policies. Follow software development life cycle and project management best practices for software development participating in such things as system documentation, configurations management, stakeholder engagement, risk identification and quality management.

Requirements

  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Suitable for Federal employment.
  • Registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).
  • Time-in-grade/band requirements must be met by closing date.
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.
  • This is a BARGAINING unit position.
  • This position may be covered by one or more of the following bargaining units: American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 2782(HQ). If you have specific questions, please contact the HR Specialist.

Qualifications

This vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements. Please read the 'Who May Apply' section carefully to determine your eligibility. If you are not eligible under this announcement, you may apply to the position posted under 24-DSD-12399466-DE-SH. Minimum Education Requirement: Bachelor's degree in computer science or bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions. Applicants should have sufficient knowledge to understand the fundamental concepts and techniques of computer science. Courses designed to provide an introduction to computer science techniques and methodologies, to problems of system design, and to other specialized fields are acceptable. Courses or experience in teaching elementary, business, or shop mathematics are not acceptable. AND Specialized Experience: For the GS-07, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes supporting software and system development in a professional and/or academic environment; and assisting in the development of software through various techniques such as data structures, software engineering, and computer communication. OR Education: 1 year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement 3.0 or higher GPA Specialized Experience: For the GS-09, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes providing routine maintenance and design of software development and software testing throughout the software development life cycle; analyzing needs and product requirements to create code; and conducting routine program testing to ensure quality control. OR Education: 2 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree. Specialized Experience: For the GS-11, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes assisting in the overall planning, design, and implementation of large and complex programs; preparing and testing systems to ensure quality and efficiency; modifying software code to correct errors and improve performance; and providing assistance and guidance to customers on software related issues. OR Education: 3 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. Specialized Experience: For the GS-12, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes supporting complex software and system developments through various techniques such as data structures, software engineering, and computer communication; participating in the planning, development, and implementation of large complex programs within time and budget constraints; and developing and implementing major testing strategies to ensure quality and efficiency; providing assistance and guidance to customers on software related issues. OR Education: Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.

Contacts

  • Address Demographic System Division 4600 Silver Hill Road Washington, DC 20233 US
  • Name: Sylvia Harmon
  • Phone: 301-763-5667
  • Email: [email protected]

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