Information Technology Specialist, (GS 11/12 equivalent)

National Institute of Standards and Technology
September 16, 2022
Boulder, CO
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Summary NIST works with industry and science to advance innovation and improve quality of life. We're looking for a Information Technology Specialist, ZP-2210-III (GS 11/12 equivalent) to join our team! This notice is issued under direct-hire authority to recruit new talent to occupations for which NIST has a severe shortage of candidates. Responsibilities Plans and carries out audio-visual services for NIST conferences and meetings. Operates, monitors and troubleshoots audiovisual technology in conference rooms; contributes to AV design projects for NIST conference rooms; conducts live and virtual conferences and meetings; maintains optimal performance of video conferencing and live streaming of conferences and meetings; monitors and troubleshoots enterprise-wide video teleconferencing network; edits and publishes professional, high-quality video--such as pre-recorded presentations, demonstrations, and post-event videos--for conferences and special events. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Basic Requirements: This standard allows eligibility through meeting either the requirements specified in the section titled Education or the requirements specified in the section titled Experience. Education: All academic degrees and coursework must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions Undergraduate or Graduate Education: Degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks. Experience must be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate. For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. The employing agency is responsible for identifying the specific level of proficiency required for each competency at each grade level based on the requirements of the position being filled. 1.Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. 2.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. 3.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. 4.Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. In addition to the basic requirements, applicants must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalents to at least the GS-9 level (ZP-II at NIST). Specialized experience is defined as experience operating, monitoring and troubleshooting a full range of digital and analog, professional audiovisual (A/V) and video teleconferencing (VTC) equipment and systems; contributing to AV design projects for conference rooms; executing in-person, virtual and recorded events; coordinating with event managers pre-production planning, scheduling and AV requirements such as running pre-con meetings, AV setups, and dry-runs; performing post-production functions such as editing video, graphics, music, sound, and narration. OR 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. OR A combination of education and experience. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done. We will credit all qualifying volunteer experience in your application. The qualification requirements in this vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook. Applicant Reconsideration Education This position allows applicants to qualify with education. Transcripts must be submitted to validate that the education requirement has been met. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. However, an official copy will be required prior to a final offer of employment. Education completed outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that it is comparable to education received in accredited institutions in the U.S. Click here to view a listing of accredited organizations from the Department of Education's website. A copy of the foreign education evaluation (containing the results with a course by course listing) is required with your application. Additional Information This position is covered under NIST's Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS). The APMS is a pay-for-performance system with excellent HR flexibilities to help NIST recruit and retain top talent. Find out more about the APMS here! A probationary period may be required. This position has physical requirements which include but may not be limited to: To lift and carry equipment under 45 pounds. This position requires the filing of an OGE-450 Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of onboarding and annually thereafter We may share your application package with other selecting officials at NIST with opportunities like this one. Additional selections may be made through this vacancy. NIST strives to build a flexible and encouraging work environment to bring out the best in our employees. To help our employees balance responsibilities at home and at work, NIST offers a variety of work-life flexibilities such as: Telework Flexible work schedules Paid parental leave Paid vacation Sick leave Family-friendly leave Child and elder-care resources On-site childcare center Lactation spaces Wellness programs Fitness center Employee assistance programs

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