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Computer Analyst/Programmer Associate

United States Postal Service
External Publication for Job Posting 10320673
If this job requires qualification on an examination, the number of applicants who will be invited to take or retake the
examination may be limited.
Information Technology
Job Posting Period
06/13/2019 - 06/27/2019
Job Title
Facility Location
SAN MATEO, CA 94497-0001
CONTACT INFORMATION: Chi Nguyen, Information Systems Specialist. 650-377-1013
Position Information
HOURS: 08:00 A.M. to 04:30 P.M.
SALARY RANGE: 70,816 USD Annually
BENEFIT INFORMATION: The salary will be based on previous experience, salary history, and current postal pay policies.
We offer excellent benefits including health and life insurance, retirement plan, savings/investment plan with employer
contribution, flexible spending, flextime scheduling of core work hours, annual and sick leave.
Persons Eligible to Apply
All U.S. Citizens, permanent resident aliens, citizens of American Samoa or any other territory owing allegiance to the United
States. Applicants must be available for screening activities, including an interview. Applicants entitled to veterans’
preference and/or covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act may apply for any posted position.
Current career postal employees are not eligible to apply
If you are a military veteran, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy #4) to your application under the
Veterans Preference tab.
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System.
Applicants must be age 18 at the time of hire (or age 16 with a high school diploma)
All applicants must apply on line at to be considered for this employment opportunity. Paper or
Emailed Applications for Employment will not be accepted in person or by email. You must have a valid email address to
apply as communication regarding employment opportunities, examinations, interviews and background checks will be
conveyed by email.
Please add the following email domain addresses to your contact list right away to allow correspondence, especially if you
use SPAM blocking software, use a yahoo or gmail account, or use a work or military email address!
NOTICE SCREENINGS REQUESTED: You may receive multiple requests for background checks in regards to this
employment opportunity. Respond to all requests quickly as we anticipate filling our vacancies quickly and nonresponses
may result in disqualification for this opportunity.
Newly appointed employees are subject to a 180 day probationary period.
Applicants must demonstrate in writing the requirements listed on the announcement through a combination of education,
training and experience. You may use both your Summary of Accomplishments and description of duties (under Work
Experience) to address each of the requirements listed.
Reimbursement of relocation expenses will NOT be authorized.
Background Check
The Inspection Service criminal background check is conducted using United States information resources only (e.g., FBI
fingerprint check, state and county checks). A criminal background check involves a 5-year inquiry for any location where
the individual has resided, worked or gone to school within the United States or its territories. As a result of this limitation,
the criminal background checks of individuals who have not resided in the United States or its territories for the preceding
5-years may not be considered complete. The Inspection Service may be able to process inquiries for U.S. Citizens only,
but only if their time spent out of the country was spent as: a trailing spouse or dependent of someone working for the U.S.
government (military or civilian), a missionary, a student attending school in a foreign country, a Peace Corps participant, or
as an employee of a U.S.-based employer/company. If the Inspection Service is unable to perform a complete background
check because of residency outside the United States, such individuals will be ineligible for Postal employment.
Functional Purpose
Work alone or as part of a team on small, moderately complex projects, assisting higher level analysts/programmers in the
analysis, evaluation, development and maintenance of computer programs, systems, and procedures used to process data.
1. Participate in the project planning process that determines programming and hardware needs. Assist in preparing
programming specifications and in developing coding logic.
2. Prepare charts, diagrams, and other program and system documentation as needed.
3. Code, test, and debug detailed programming instructions, based on programming specifications normally prepared by
higher level analysts/programmers, and using computer languages identified and available in the Infrastructure Tool Kit (ITK).
4. Maintain current knowledge of and follow all security procedures. Identify, respond to, and report actual or potential
security risks.
5. Assists in the installation of updates and revisions to computer programs and procedures.
6. Prepares and provides final documentation on revisions and updates for the computer operations function.
7. Provides technical support to end users on the revisions or updates.
8. Performs other job-related tasks as assigned or required to support the duties outlined above.
Manager or supervisor of unit to which assigned.
The United States Postal Service has the following excellent and challenging employment opportunity for highly motivated
and innovative individuals. Successful candidates must demonstrate through a combination of education, training, and
experience the following requirements:
DOCUMENT DATE: March 13, 2008
Work alone or as part of a team on small, moderately complex projects, assisting higher level analysts/programmers in the
analysis, evaluation, development and maintenance of computer programs, systems, and procedures used to process data.
See the Standard Position Descriptions for the Occupation Codes given above.
This section is composed of Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) which are required to satisfactorily perform the tasks of
the position. Applicants must demonstrate that they possess a sufficient level of each KSA, to include at least minimum
competency for senior-qualified positions to enable them to perform these tasks satisfactorily. Applicants demonstrate these
levels by describing examples of experience, education, or training, any of which may be non-postal. Ratings are based on
the demonstration of the level of possession of each of the KSAs. Failure to demonstrate any KSA is disqualifying.
1. Knowledge of application development, such as WEB, batch, and object-oriented.
2. Knowledge of industry-standard software development life cycle processes.
3. Ability to use relational database technology.
4. Experience writing, editing and updating programs in support of software applications, using one or more programming
languages such as JAVA, SQL, COBOL and/or Visual Basic.
5. Experience testing, debugging and repairing programs sufficient to meet software specifications.
6. Ability to solve problems using analytical skills.
7. Ability to work without immediate supervision.
8. Ability to work with others in a team environment.
9. Ability to read and understand job-related materials such as instructions, specifications, references and manuals.
10. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
1. Ability and professional experience programming in at least one of the following
A. JAVA and J2EE components such as Spring Framework, JDBC, EJB and JSP, using IBM Rad/WebSphere tools.
B. Oracle eBusiness Suite such as PL/SQL.
C. Visual Studio, NET services and integration with IIS, Visual C++ and MS SQL server.
D. Develop/program using Service Oriented Architecture tools from IBMs WebSphere Suite, Data Power, Message Broker,
ODM (iLOG) and WSRR.
E. HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and Jquery.
1. Knowledge of the following types of mobile applications: Mobile Web, Hybrid, Native, and Device Independent
Applicant must be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of the position.
Qualified applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the U.S. Postal Service's requirement
to be drug free. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident alien status.
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Central Time, of the posting's closing date. Applicants claiming veterans'
preference must attach a copy of member copy 4 (only) of Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form
214) or other proof of eligibility if claiming 10-point veterans' preference. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an
equal opportunity employer. The USPS provides reasonable accommodation for any part of the application, interview, and/or
selection process, please make your request to the examiner, selecting official or local manager of Human Resources. This
request can also be made by someone on your behalf. Explain the nature of your limitations and the accommodation
needed. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
SPECIAL NOTE: Current career Postal Service employees are ineligible to apply to this posting.