Information Technology Specialist (APPSW/INET) (Senior Specialist) job with USAJobs

Duties Summary This position is located in the United States Mint, Office of the Director,



This position is located in the United States Mint, Office of the Director, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Information Technology Directorate (ITD), Application Development Division (ADD), as assigned; and reports to the Enterprise Systems Branch Chief of the ADD. The ADD provides state-of-the-art application development, information management, quality, repeatable work products, and operational support services that complement the United States Mint’s business processes.

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This opportunity is also open to Status eligibles under Announcement 21-MINT-102. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

As an Information Technology Specialist (APPSW/INET), you will:

  • Plan, lead, and coordinate studies relating to IT mobile, web applications, client/server applications and SharePoint Apps to include testing, adjusting and or improving existing IT mobile and web applications for the United States Mint.
  • Lead participation in the planning, development, and implementation of mobile, web applications, client/server applications and SharePoint Apps or e-Government sites used to deliver services to the internal/external customers; coordinate the acquisition, installation, and configuration of the end-to-end infrastructure supporting the application; and ensure the availability and security of the applications is adhered to.
  • Lead IT mobile, web applications, client/server applications and SharePoint Apps initiatives, committees, and study efforts pertaining to assigned program area, services, and operations, and provide liaison and pertinent information to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Lead in the resolution of complex problems and issues impacting the United States Mint mission or programs.
  • Lead, coordinate and collaborate with the Office of the Chief Counsel on issues relating to policy, copyrights, licensing, and trademarked products donated to the United States Mint.
  • Lead discussions with appropriate agency personnel and outside entities as applicable on the development and approval of content that caters to a worldwide audience.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – 1 to 5 nights per month

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.


You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service.

Specialized experience for this position includes:

  • Project experience for a business system with a wide variety of technologies; OR
  • Experience providing IT services, integrating application software; OR
  • Participating in technological planning, product evaluation, and report development

In addition to meeting specialized experience, applicants must also show proficiency in 1) attention to detail, 2) customer service, 3) oral communication, and 4) problem solving.


Additional information

– We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
– This is a bargaining unit position.
– We may offer opportunities for telework based on supervisor approval.
– We may offer opportunities for flexible work schedules based on supervisor approval.

All employees are required to wear face masks while on MINT property.
– A one year probationary period may be required.
– Public Trust – Background Investigation will be required.
– Must successfully complete a background investigation.
– Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
– If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
– Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
– Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
– Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical, Communication, and Project Management. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, superior, good, and acceptable, depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. A subject matter expert may be used in the evaluation. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

Veterans’ preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as “well qualified” to receive special selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans preference, please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

Recommended Documents:
In addition, we recommend that you submit copies of the following:
– A list of awards received (if applicable). DO NOT send copies of awards.
– A copy of your most recent completed performance appraisal.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.