These positions are being filled utilizing the Direct Hire Authority allow for appointment of qualified candidates possessing a IT Certifications, bachelor or an advanced degree to Information Technology Mangaement within The US Army Combat Capability Development Command (CCDC) C5ISR Center. This series covers two-grade interval administrative positions that manage, supervise, lead, administer, develop, deliver, and support information technology (IT) systems and services. This series covers only those positions for which the paramount requirement is knowledge of IT principles, concepts, and methods; e.g., data storage, software applications, networking. Information technology refers to systems and services used in the automated acquisition, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, assurance, or reception of information. Information technology includes computers, network components, peripheral equipment, software, firmware, services, and related resources. Duties require the ability to analyze, design, develop, implement and test information/software development plans, modules, requirements analyses, designs, graphical user interfaces, system integration interfaces, and systems architectures for enterprise-wide intranet applications in a distributed and/or client/server computing environment. Expertise, knowledge and skills include information/software systems architectures, reuse architectures, component-oriented software production, large-scale application systems development, information/software project management, risk management, software process models, software engineering technologies and tools, Computer-Aided Systems Engineering (CASE), code component reuse, Notes application development, Lotus Script language, web technology, and state-of-the-art commercial development tools.Major Duties and Responsibilities:Assignments in this band are typically developmental, designed to prepare the employee for the full and independent performance of the work. Work is structured to provide a basic learning environment and to progressively build understanding of the specialty field. Assignments are typically portions of broader activities or complete projects. Applies knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, principles, standards, techniques, and concepts of a program, project, technical or technology field, and demonstrates analytical abilities and skills in executing methods, practices, approaches, and design principles to accomplish objectives. Work progresses from routine to non-routine assignments to increase practical knowledge and experience within a technical field. Initial tasks provide a basic understanding of the technical practices and procedures and familiarity with and ability to use and understand the equipment, instruments, tools, or computer hardware/software necessary to complete assignments and assist higher level personnel. Applies knowledge, skills, and experiences acquired in earlier assignments to a broader variety of projects and/or more difficult or non-routine tasks. Makes modification to established procedures, as required, in accomplishing tasks. Assignments progress to include complete projects or major portions of larger projects that require ingenuity and creative thinking to devise new ways of accomplishing objectives and in adapting existing equipment or techniques. Exercises ability to interpret, select, adapt and apply many guidelines, precedents, principles and practices which relate to an area of technical specialization such as engineering/electronic technician, telecommunications, quality assurance, information technology, technical writing and editing, equipment management, etc. Applies substantial judgment, initiative, skill and experience in selecting, installing and using complex instruments or devices in modifying and adapting such instruments to obtain desired results. Employs skill and ability to develop and implement new and improved hardware, software, techniques, and/or subsystems in a technical specialty area using primarily conventional techniques. Utilizes expertise of the specialized and complex subject matter area to plan approaches and details of various projects in support of a specific technical area, as well as, skill in using the required tools and techniques (e.g., surveys, test instruments and devices, analytical tools, automated applications, etc.). Assignments may require monitoring work activities for compliance (e.g., safety, environmental protection, or quality assurance programs). Technical support program assignments may involve developing designs or analyzing processes to develop automated applications. Other technical support assignments may include collecting and managing technical data; operating or observing technical equipment to improve processes, identifying and resolving malfunctions or installing and using complex instruments or devices. May also participate in studies on the feasibility, suitability, adaptability, and operational utility of systems, subsystems, components, fixtures and systems concepts, methods, and approaches. At the lower level of this band, supervision is close and guidance is continual. As success is achieved, assigned tasks require less detailed instruction and allow greater use of independent judgment. At the higher level, resolves problems independently in the program/project area and responds to reporting requirements to higher levels, keeping supervisor advised of progress. Incentives: Student Loan Repayment and/or Relocation/Recruitment Incentives may be offered. Benefits: Time Off- 10 Federal Holidays; 13 Sick Leave Days, Health, Dental, Retirement, Vision, Life, and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP, similar to a 401K), Flexible and Alternate Work Schedules Available.