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Indian Health Service IT Specialist (App Software/System Analyst) in Phoenix, Arizona

Summary

This position is located in the Office of Program Evaluation and Information Resources, Division of Information Resource Management, Phoenix Area Indian Health Service. The incumbent serves as an Application Programmer/Developer responsible for support and modification of current MUMPS application software and development of new MUMPS Application software utilized by the IHS Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS). This position reports to the Supervisory IT Specialist.

Responsibilities

Translate and interpret functional requirement into technical and programming specifications; design, develop, document, customize, program, test, verify and validate, implement, support, and maintain (or acquire) clinical, infrastructure, or administrative applications software for the nationally distributed health information system which is also called RPMS. Responsible for local Phoenix Area software initiatives including development of software in the cache environment utilizing cache objects and cache web link. Conducts requirement analyses and preparation of program specifications for new health information system applications, in clinical, infrastructure, and administrative applications in RPMS. Designs and updates standards used to develop object-oriented graphical user interfaces. Sets standards for RPMS design, development, testing, installation and operations activities. This includes standards for applications programming, software quality assurance, systems verification, data transmission formats and protocols, documentation format and content, and others as required. Monitors development of RPMS infrastructure applications to ensure integration into RPMS, and integration with other applicable systems.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Must pass pre-employment examination.

Selectee may be subject to a probationary period

ESEP appointees typically serve a two year probationary period

U.S. Citizenship is required

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630, requiring contact or control over Indian children. Due to this requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes. Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required. Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities. Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/. A bank account at a financial institution is required for electronic direct deposit of salary payment. Background Investigation: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges. You may be subject to a credit check as a part of the background investigation process. Fingerprinting, as part of the background investigation process, may be delayed due to COVID-19. All other background investigation procedures will apply. Be advised that your continued employment will require you to complete a fingerprint check within 60 days after notification of return to full operations and successfully obtaining a favorable background investigation.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. 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; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. MINIMUM REQUIREMENT, GS-2210-13: 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

Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Such experience is typically gained in the IT field or through the performance of work where the primary concern is IT. Examples include: Application Programmer/Developer responsible for support and modification of current MUMPS application software and development of new MUMPS Application software utilized by a Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS); consult with end-users to identify and specify requirements for new software development to improve automation activities; perform and review system analysis and programming specifications to meet RPMS design. Time In Grade

Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP). You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

Education

There is no education option to qualify for this position.

Additional Information

Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 240 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement. Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit. Telework: This position has full-time telework potential and is subject to approval in accordance with agency policy. Recruitment and/or Relocation Incentives and/or Permanent Change of Station may be authorized and is subject to availability and service unit approval. If offered, you will be required to sign a one (1) year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the service agreement will result in repayment of the incentive. This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online under the merit promotion announcement indicated above in order to receive consideration. For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at: https://www.usphs.gov/. This position has no promotion potential.

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