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Application Developer

Company: United States Department of Agriculture
Location: Strongsville
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:

Recruitment Number: 22-03 WHAT IS THE JOB? Information Technology Specialist (Application Developer), 3341 WHAT IS THE STARTING SALARY? GRADE MA 17 --- MA 18 (minimum $77,925) commensurate with experience and education) - Promotion Potential WHERE IS THE JOB LOCATED? Brunswick, Ohio AREA OF CONSIDERATION? United States and Market Administrator employees. Relocation expenses will not be paid. WHAT ARE THE MAJOR DUTIES? Responsible for developing, supporting, and maintaining business applications. Responsibilities include: Analyze and assess user requirements, synthesize, design systems, and make recommendations. Develop effective system diagrams and written documentation. Design, code, and test applications while using Scrum or other Agile methodologies. Follow recommended and industry procedures to deploy completed applications to production. Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of Application development concepts including Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), reusable code, and testable coding. Support, maintain, and enhance existing .Net applications. Convert and/or integrate existing applications between software platforms and technologies. Develop and maintain amicable communications with coworkers and departmental users. Work as a team member; collaborate effectively, contribute (and recognize and accept) different skills, individual interests, and opinions to sustain the unity and efficiency of the group to achieve common goals. Customer Service oriented approach to business. Communicate effectively, both orally and in written documents. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS? Federal retirement plan, Social Security, 401(k) style retirement savings plan with matching contributions, holidays, vacation, sick leave, leave transfer program, tuition assistance, health insurance, life insurance, long term care insurance, dental/vision insurance, flexible savings accounts (health and dependent care). This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO I NEED? The experience and/or education must have equipped the applicant with the necessary knowledge and ability to fully perform the work of an IT Specialist. General Experience: Experience in administrative or technical work, such as (1) work which required a general understanding of administrative functions or management practices and processes, or (2) an ability to work or deal effectively with individuals or groups of persons, or (3) skill in analyzing problems, identifying relevant factors, gathering pertinent information, and recognizing solutions. Specialized Experience: In addition to the general experience, applicants must have the required amount of specialized experience performing duties that are directly related to the primary duties of the position listed above. Specialized experience may be gained performing a variety of information technology functions. The work requires an in-depth knowledge of systems procedures & functions specified above in MAJOR DUTIES . Education: Graduate education may be substituted for experience in those instances where the graduate education is directly related to the specialized experience section above. Fifteen semester hours or 18 quarter hours of graduate education may be substituted for 6 months of specialized experience. EVALUATION CRITERIA : Eligible applicants will be evaluated against the following criteria to determine the best qualified: Significant experience in application development in a business environment with Microsoft .NET, preferably in C# (C Sharp), SQL programming, and Object-Oriented Programming. Considerable Experience with reporting and business intelligence; writing and maintaining reports preferably using Crystal Reports and SQL Reporting Experience with Scrum or other Agile methodologies a plus Experience utilizing basic database design principals Experience creating and maintaining database objects, such as tables, views, stored procedures, and triggers Extensive experience utilizing web-based programming Extensive experience with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2015, Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.0, and Microsoft .Net languages (VB.Net, ASPX.Net, C#.Net) Experience with SOLID principles and Unit Testing is a Plus. Two or more years of specialized experience as an IT Application Developer. SPECIAL CONDITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS? Must be a U. S. Citizen Subject to satisfactory completion of one-year probationary period Males born after December 31, 1959, must be registered with the Selective Service Security clearance Occasional overnight travel is required. Per diem and mileage paid for official travel Regarding vaccinations for COVID-19 see COVID-19 information below HOW DO I APPLY? Submit a resume or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications. Include the Recruitment Number on all application material . To receive veterans--- preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. Best qualified candidates may be required to submit a Supplemental Questionnaire. Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET), May 22, 2022. WHERE DO I SUBMIT MY APPLICATION? USDA --- AMS --- Dairy Programs --- Market Administrator --- Northeast Marketing Area, Attention: Lynn Romania, 302A Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, New York 12203. Fax : (518) 464-6467. Voice : (518) 452-4410 ext. 1635 COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement and Additional Information: To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA---s TARGET Center at (202 690 0443 (voice and TDD) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

Keywords: United States Department of Agriculture, Strongsville , Application Developer, IT / Software / Systems , Strongsville, Ohio

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