Software Developer Job in Quantico, VA

Vacancy No. DESTIMP-12441754-24-MO Department Federal Bureau of Investigation
Salary $99,200.00 to $153,354.00 Grade 12 to 13
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 6/14/2024 Close Date 7/29/2024
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Quantico, VA

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


As an Application Software Developer the incumbent will support the FBI's Training Division by applying information technology solutions to their business processes. As a developer you will be responsible for the development and maintenance of .NET based web applications and services. These responsibilities include all aspects of the software development life cycle including requirements analysis, design, development, testing, integration, and deployment, testing, integration and deployment.


GS 12:

  • Identify system objectives, functions, and requirements
  • Writes, debugs and maintains code
  • Prepare technical specification
  • Test software code changes

GS 13: In addition to above duties:
  • Analyzes and refines system requirements
  • Translates system requirements into applications prototypes
  • Plans and designs systems architecture
  • Writes, debugs and maintains code
  • Determines and designs applications architecture
  • Works with customers to test applications


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret clearance
  • Some travel may be required


Specialized Experience (SE):

GS-12: Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level.

SE is defined as follows:

  • Experience working as a full stack developer including designing and developing user interfaces, business layers, and databases.
  • Experience in the following software development languages: C# and JavaScript.
  • Experience in applying software design concepts and methods; and conducting requirements analysis in order to maintain, modify and upgrade code.
  • Experience designing and manipulating applications utilizing SQL database integration.
  • Experience with project management methods sufficient to coordinate efforts to enhance software reliability through leadership of discussions of enhanced application design methodologies.

GS-13: Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level.

SE is defined as follows: In addition to the above GS 12 SE

  • Experience in applying advanced software design principles and patterns such as Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD) towards developing reusable, maintainable, and scalable software components.
  • Experience in applying software design principles, methods and technologies in order to set standards applicable to the design, development, and integration of new and reusable systems components.
  • Experience in applying software design principles, methods, and techniques in order to set standards applicable to the design, development, and integration of new and reusable systems components.
  • Experience in applying software development concepts and techniques; methods for integrating and optimizing components; infrastructure requirements; and test and evaluation methods on order to provide technical guidance in designing, coding, testing, debugging, and maintaining programs; translating and interpreting functional requirements.
  • Experience leading and coordinating software development projects and applying Agile methodologies to software development projects and teams including participation in multiple concurrent projects.
Desired Skills:

Desired skills are NOT mandatory and will NOT be utilized to minimally qualify applicants.

Selective Placement Factor:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must respond to the following selective placement factor question. All qualifying experience MUST be provided within your RESUME to be considered.
  • Do you have significant professional experience designing and developing software applications using the microsoft.NET technology stack including designing ASP.NET based web applications and components leveraging Object Oriented Analysis and Design while applying industry standard software engineering design patterns and practices?
In addition to the selective placement factor, please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume.

Desired Skills are:

A minimum of 4 years professional experience designing and developing software applications using the microsoft.NET framework and 1-year experience designing ASP.NET based web applications and components using the MVC framework.

1 year demonstrated experience with JavaScript frameworks such as AngularJS, React, Vue (or similar) preferred


Cannot be substituted for Specialized Experience at the GS 12 grade level or higher.

Additional information

As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI's Candidate Rating Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement and will be compared to your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from Most Competitive status.

Your application will then be placed in one of three categories. Most Competitive, Competitive, and least Competitive. Names of candidates in the Most Competitive category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration Veteran's preference will be applied.

All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:

  • Computer Languages
  • Customer Service
  • Database Management Systems
  • Information Management
  • Project Management
  • Software Development/Software Engineering
  • Technology Awareness

Required Documents

To apply to this position, interested applicants must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes:

  • Your resume, specifically noting relevant work experience and associated start and end dates.
  • A complete assessment questionnaire.
  • Other supporting documents (if applicable):
  1. College transcripts, if qualifying based on education or if there is a positive education requirement.
  2. Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50; not applicable to current FBI employees
  3. Memorandum for Record (MFR), Please see Additional Information
  4. Most recent Performance Appraisal; not applicable to current FBI employees.
  5. Veterans: DD 214; Disabled Veterans: DD 214, SF-15, and VA letter dated 1991 or later.

How to Apply

To apply for the Software Developer position, please click here.

The official title of this position is IT Specialist (APPSW).

Agency contact information

Penny Reed
Federal Bureau of Investigation
935 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20535
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Next steps

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The Most Competitive candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of your status throughout the process.

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.