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GS-12 Social Security Administration

Announcement Number: SH10949757

IT Specialist (APPSW)

WebFOCUS 8 Developer

Closing date: 11/06/2020

Location: SSA Headquarters (Must live within 2 hours of Woodlawn, MD)

Salary: $86,335 to $112,240 per year

Serves as an IT Specialist in the Office of Systems, for an Associate Commissioner component. Responsible for analyzing and refining systems requirements, designing, developing, modifying, validating and implementing SSA programmatic software. Such IT-related experience must include at least 1 year designing and developing business intelligence or management information applications using WebFOCUS 8.

Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship required

Background and/or security investigation required

Job offers are contingent on background / security investigation results

Selectees may be 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


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.


Five days a week during COVID. Eventually will need to report to headquarters in Woodlawn, MD some.
Your evaluation will be based on:

Responses to the questionnaire (yes/no questions)


Supporting documentation that details the experience you have for each of the yes/no questions**

Make sure to include separate Supporting Documentation that includes answers to the questions below. See examples below.

Do you have experience that demonstrates knowledge of the Software Development Lifecycle (such as Agile, Waterfall, etc…)?

Example: I have used the Waterfall Software Development Lifecycle to develop code based on requirements, perform unit testing, correct defects and migrate the code to production. I have used Agile by using Version One, attending sprint reviews and daily stand up meetings and retrospectives. Explain how the work was chunked up.

Do you have experience working with software change management procedures?
Example: I have experience using Bitbuket and Team Foundation Server for software change management procedures. Explain how you migrated software through the life cycle…

Do you have experience with structured software design and development?

Do you have experience building and maintaining WebFOCUS 8 BI Portals, reports, graphs and charts?

Do you have experience in using SQL to perform complex database queries and data retrieval involving the use of sub-queries, joins, data filtering (WHERE clause, etc.) and data ordering?

Do you have experience with WebFOCUS 8 security roles and provisioning?

Do you have experience building selection option screens using HTML, JavaScript, and CSS with WebFOCUS?

Do you have experience using the FOCUS/WebFOCUS core language?

Do you have experience creating metadata and cluster synonyms using WebFOCUS 8?

Do you have experience using ReportCaster to schedule and distribute reports and charts?

Do you have experience independently troubleshooting and resolving validation or production software problems?

Do you have experience and working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, such as Excel, Word, Outlook and SharePoint?

Do you have experience working across organizations or teams in developing software solutions that meet user needs?

Do you have experience participating in team code reviews?

Do you have experience assisting programmers or developers on your project team or individuals outside of your organization?

Do you have experience expressing and presenting ideas and conclusions clearly, concisely and effectively in order to work across organizations and arrive at agreements; and can your provide technical leadership on group projects?

Do you have experience writing documents and briefing management on complex IT information/data?

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