Information Technology Jobs In America [2010] Corporate & Government Career Guide

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Opportunities in Corporate America and in State-City and U.S. Federal Government make Information Technology a Sound Long Term Career Choice. Companies Keep Hiring As Demand Grows. Why 'Outsourcing' May Lose Its Power as a Scare Word. Shifting Occupations in the Industry. Computer Jobs Are Changing in Nature. Less Programming - More Managing. Career & Hiring Choices for Employer & Employee Expand. A New Workforce Model Presents Opportunities for Part-Time, Contracting, & High-Paid In-House Expertise. ...
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Overview

Opportunities in Corporate America and in State-City and U.S. Federal Government make Information Technology a Sound Long Term Career Choice. Companies Keep Hiring As Demand Grows. Why 'Outsourcing' May Lose Its Power as a Scare Word. Shifting Occupations in the Industry. Computer Jobs Are Changing in Nature. Less Programming - More Managing. Career & Hiring Choices for Employer & Employee Expand. A New Workforce Model Presents Opportunities for Part-Time, Contracting, & High-Paid In-House Expertise. Tech Jobs with Government Are Lively Stable, Secure, and Well-Paid. Tech Jobs Are Available in Federal, State and City Government. Tech Jobs Emerge in All Sectors. Companies Hiring IT Staff from Third-Party Providers. Experience Is an Acceptable Substitute for Education. Core Skills Include Business-Process Understanding - Critical Thinking - Communication. Companies Are Attracting & Retaining Experienced IT Workers. The Climate is Favorable for Computer Professionals - Entry Level & Experienced. Tech Jobs are Lucrative. Technical & 'Non-Technical' Tech Jobs Are Available.

Information Technology Jobs in America shows published government IT salaries, 5-year salary projections, and Pension estimates, for tech jobs in Federal Government and State and City governments for the 50 U.S. States and major Cities. Salaries for Job Classifications used by IT Service Providers will surprise and please you, as you find out about this special sector for hiring. The composition of the American workforce is changing; the nature of tech work is changing. Information Technology Jobs in America provides a lively read for American employers and employees. With current data, the authors show where thejobs are in Corporate America and in American Federal, State, and Municipal government agencies and departments. Today's information technology hiring practices and opportunities open the field. Salaries show a higher paid class of employees.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933639260
  • Publisher: Partnerships for Community
  • Publication date: 8/5/2009
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction to Information Technology Jobs in America     11
Introduction     11
Information Technology Jobs in America     14
Good News - Companies Keep Hiring As Demand Grows     14
IT Services Sector Grows in U.S. & Globally     15
Why 'Outsourcing' May Lose Its Power as a Scare Word     15
Shifting Occupations in the Industry     16
More Managing - Less Programming - Computer Jobs Changing in Nature     16
Career & Hiring Choices for Employer & Employee Expand     18
New Workforce Model Presenting Opportunities for Part-Time, Contracting, & High-Paid In-House Expertise For Computer Jobs & IT Jobs     19
Experience Is an Acceptable Substitute for Education     19
Tech Jobs with Government Are Lively Stable, Secure, and Well-Paid     20
How Computer Jobs and Information Technology Jobs Emerge in All Sectors     21
Companies Hiring IT Staff from Third-Party Providers     21
Internships as Front Door to Hiring     22
Core Skills Include Business-Process Understanding     22
Critical Thinking Communication     23
Companies Attracting & Retaining Experienced IT Workers     24
Climate Favorable for Computer Professionals - Entry Level & Experienced     24
LucrativeJobs     25
Types of Computer Jobs -Technical & 'Non-Technical' Tech Jobs     26
Top 8 Fastest Growing Occupations     26
One City's Example     26
IT Jobs in the Information Technology Professional Services Sector     29
Why You Want One - How to Get One     29
IT Service Providers for Information Technology Jobs     29
Professional IT Staffing Firms for Information Technology Jobs     32
U.S. Federal Government Information Technology Exchange Program (ITEP) for Federal & Private Sector IT Employees     33
How to Identify & Connect with Your Prospective Employers     34
What Jobs Are Available with the Professional IT Services Sector     36
Tech Job Titles (See Chart I)     36
Tech Skill Sets (See Chart I)     36
IT Job Classifications (See Chart II)     37
The Job Package or Rates of Employment     38
Sample Salaries on Registered Contract(s) for IT Staff - Between IT Service Providers & Client Companies - IT Job Classifications (See Chart II)     38
Completing the Contact, Application & Hiring Process with IT Service Providers & IT Staffing Firms     38
The Electronic E-Resume with the Scannable IT E-Resume     41
Information Technology Jobs in Government U.S. Federal - State - City      43
Why You Want One - How to Get One     43
10 Good Reasons to Get an IT Job in Government     43
Financial Facts     46
Benefits in Brief     46
The New Face of Government     47
The New Civil Service & Public Unionism for Technology Jobs     47
The New Face of Civil Service
Ensuring a Qualified Workforce for Emerging Technologies
Public Unionism for Technology Jobs
Government Jobs in Information Technology - Who Is Qualified?     53
A Higher Educated Workforce
Experience is an Acceptable Substitute for Education
Core Skills Include Business-Process Understanding - Critical Thinking - Communication
Drawing Graduates from Various College Degree Programs & Majors
Government Agencies Attracting & Retaining Experienced IT Workers
Climate Favorable for Entry Level & Experienced Personnel
Lucrative Pay
Types of Civil Service Tech Jobs - Technical & Non-Technical
Technology in Government     58
The Computer Revolution     58
History as a Background
The Revolution
Mainframe-Minicomputer-Personal Computer
Local Area Networks-Wide-Area Networks
Network Computing - The Internet - World Wide Web - e-Mail
Relational Databases
Cryptography- Data Security-Information Privacy
Multi-Platform - Cross Platform Resource Sharing Operating Systems Sun Solaris, Unix, Linux
Multi Platform & Component Programming Software - Java Software Java, JavaScript, Visual
Basic Programming Software
Speech Recognition-Interactive Voice Response Software - Computer Graphics
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Computers in State-City-Federal Government     70
A New Government Workforce
Downsizing & Change in Shape Changing Pay Scales & Education Requirements
Staffing requirements for Technology in Government
Modified Processes
Re-Engineering Government
e-Government - Digital Government
Functions of Technology in Government
Managing Technology in Government
Players & Departments & Information Stakeholders
Legislation to Provide a Policy Foundation for Technology in Government
Major Service Delivery Methods & Systems
The Web Portal Model - Internet & Intranets
Data Processing Applications
Office Automation Applications
E-Procurement Relational Databases & Data Warehouse
E-Commerce
Geographic Information Systems
Content Managers
Archiving & Storage Systems
Records Management
Data Cross Match Systems
Forms Management & Paperless Office Systems
Data Engines
Digital Print to Mail
What Jobs Are Available with U.S. Federal-State-City Government     81
Information Technology Job Titles - Salaries -Benefits - Pension Rates in U.S. Federal Government     81
Federal Government Hiring for U.S. Government Federal Agencies     81
Hiring for 15 Executive Agencies & 101 Other Federal Agencies
15 Executive Agencies (Chart III)
101 Other Federal Agencies (Chart III)
Competitive Hiring & Civil Service in U.S. Federal Government Based on Qualifications
No Written Civil Service Exam Required for IT Jobs
Knowledge - Skills - Abilities (KSAs) - Requirements
Federal Government Job Group, Job Title & Salary Grade Pay
General Services Salary Table - Grades 1-15 (Appendix A)
Information Technology Job Titles - Salaries & Pension Rates in U.S. Federal Government (See Chart IV)     82
Information Technology Job Group
Information Technology Main Job Titles
Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Specialist
Information Technology Supervisory and Leader Job Positions
Information Technology Ten (10) Specialties (Appendix B)
Sample IT Job Announcements (Appendix D)
Administrative Job Titles Requiring Information Technology Knowledge (Job Titles in Other Job Groups)     85
Computer Clerk & Assistant
Computer Operation
Telecommunications
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Miscellaneous Clerk & Assistant
Secretary
Administrative Work in the Human Resources Management Group
Inventory Management
Professional and Administrative Work in the Physical Sciences Group
Professional and Administrative Work in the Accounting & Budget Group
Management & Program Analysis
Security Administration
Criminal Investigating
Librarian
Technical Information Services
Visual Information
Quality Assurance
Electronic Equipment Installation and Maintenance
Information Technology Positions in Senior Executive Service (SES)     88
U.S. Federal Government Information Technology Exchange Program (ITEP) for Federal & Private Sector IT Employees     89
Recruitment of IT Interns through the Federal Career Intern Program      89
Factors in Determining Job Title Classification & Pay Grade (Appendix C)     90
Knowledge Factors
Competency Factors in Specialties
Supervisory Factors
Judgment Factors
Nature of Assignment Factors
Scope of Contacts - Purpose of Contacts
Information Technology Job Titles - Salaries, 5-Year Salary Projections & Estimated Pensions in U.S. Federal Government     90
Information Technology Job Titles & Salary Table -
Salaries (Min= Grade 4) - (Max (Grade 15) -
5-Year Salary Projections - Pension Estimates for IT Job Titles (See Chart IV)
Technology Related Job Titles & Salary Tables (Other Federal Job Groups) -
5-Year Salary Projections & Pension Estimates in U.S. Federal Government (See Chart IV)
Sample IT Job Announcements     91
IT Job Series - Other Job Series - Senior Executive Service Series (Appendix D)
The Job Package- U.S. Federal Government     91
Pay
Permanence
Annual Raises
Longevity Increases
Pension Plan
Vacation Days - Annual Leave
Paid Holidays
Sick Leave
Student Loan Repayment Program
Health & Benefits Package
Career Ladder
Union Representation
Union Benefits
Long Term Care Insurance & Flexible Savings Account
The Federal Flexible Spending Account Program
Federal Life Insurance Program
Survivor Benefits
Information Technology Jobs in U.S. State & Municipal Government
Job Titles - Salaries - 5-Year Salary Projections & Estimated Pension     96
U.S. State & Municipal Government Hiring     96
Information Technology Jobs in U.S. State & Municipal Government Salaries -
Job Titles - Salaries - 5-Year Salary Projections - Estimated Pension     96
Information Technology Job Titles U.S. State & City Government - Salaries, 5-Year Salary
Projections & Estimated Pensions U.S. State & City Government
(Chart V - Sample U.S. States & Major Cities)
Arizona-Phoenix
California-Los Angeles
Colorado
Florida
Illinois-Chicago
Iowa
Imaryland
Nevada
New Jersey
New York
New York City
Texas
Sample IT Job Descriptions - U.S. State & Municipal (Appendix E)     97
The Job Package - U.S. State & Municipal Government     98
Pay
Permanence
Annual Raises
Longevity Increases
Pension Plan
Vacation Days - Annual Leave
Paid Holidays
Sick Leave
Health & Benefits Package Health Care
Career Ladder
Union Representation
Union Benefits
Prescription Plan
Dental Care
Medical Spending Conversion Health Benefits Buy-Out Waiver Program
Medical Spending Plan Premium Pre-Tax Conversion
Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Program
College Pre-Tax Savings Program
Long Term Care Insurance
Long-Term Disability Insurance
Survivor Benefits
Completing the Application and Hiring Process - U.S. Federal - State - City     101
Federal Employment Process     101
Learning about Information Technology Job Announcements in U.S. Federal Government Agencies     101
Search the Official Federal Government Website Portal
Locate Jobs Posted at Local Offices of Federal Agencies
Locate Jobs Posted with Direct Hiring Authority and by Excepted Agencies (Appendix F)
Locate Entry Level Administrative Jobs (Administrative Careers with America -ACWA), Outstanding Scholar Program, and Student Employment Programs
Search Supplemental Job Announcements - Search Career One Stop Centers and America's Job Bank
Sample Job Announcements (See Appendix D)
Completing a Federal Employment Application to Obtain a Federal Job     104
Submitting a Federal Style Resume (by using the Resume Creator at USAJOBS.gov or other method), And/or
Completing a Standard Form OF-612
Customizing the Response to the Job Announcement
Completing a Standard OPM Form 1203, Form C, Supplemental Qualifications Statement
Preparing a Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA) Statement
Sample Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Statements for Job Announcements (See Appendix H; Appendix D)
The Interview     106
U.S. State & City Employment Process     107
Learning about and Applying for a Provisional Information Technology Job in State or Municipal Government     107
State & City Government Websites - Job Application Websites
Jobs Posted at the U.S. State or Municipal Government Personnel Department Offices
Jobs Posted by Visiting Local Offices of individual Agencies in U.S. State & Municipal Government
Provisional Jobs Advertised in local newspaper business sections
Search Supplemental Job Announcements at Career One Stop Centers-and America's Job Bank
Applying for a Posted or Advertised Provisional Position     109
Completing a U.S. State or City Employment Application     110
Obtaining a Civil Service Exam Application
Filing the Application during an Open Filing Period
The Civil Service Exam
Ranking by Score
Certified Civil Service Lists Created for the Job Titles
Job Hiring Pools
Types of Employment Status
Today's Tech Jobs in America     115
C++ Computer Programmer Jobs     115
Java and JavaScript Programmer Jobs, Visual Basic Programmer Jobs     116
Sun Solaris, Unix, Linux, Operating System & Network Tech Jobs     118
Oracle, SQL, FoxPro, Sybase, Database Management, Database Programmer Jobs     120
Software Programmer Jobs; Software Engineer Jobs     122
Network Programmer Jobs, Network Systems and Data Communications Analyst Jobs, Network Management     125
Telecommunications Jobs     127
Web Developer Jobs     130
Non-Technical Tech Jobs: IT Procurement Jobs, IT Training Jobs, Project Management Jobs, IT Security Jobs     133
Computer Graphics Jobs, Computer Animation Jobs     134
Charts     137
Tech Job Titles (Chart I)
Tech Skill Sets (Chart I)
IT Job Classifications with Descriptions (Chart II)
Sample Salaries on Registered Contract(s) for IT Staff (Chart II)
Federal Government Hiring for U.S. Government Federal Agencies
15 Executive Agencies ((Chart III)
101 Other Federal Agencies (Chart III)
Information Technology Job Titles - Salaries, 5-Year Salary Projections & Estimated Pensions in U.S. Federal Government (Chart IV)
Information Technology Job Titles - Salaries, 5-Year Salary Projections & Estimated Pensions in U.S. State & Municipal Government
Sample U.S. States & Major Cities ((Chart V)
Arizona-Phoenix
California-Los Angeles
Colorado
Florida
Illinois-Chicago
Iowa
Maryland
Nevada
New Jersey
New York
New York City
Texas
Appendices     176
U.S. Federal Government General Service Salary Schedule     176
Grades GS-1-GS-15 (Steps 1-9)
U.S. Federal Government IT Job Group Ten (10) Specialties     177
U.S. Federal Government     182
Definitions of Factors Determining Job Title Classification & Pay Grade
U.S. Federal Government     184
Sample Information Technology Job Announcements
U.S. States & Major Cities     187
Sample IT Job Descriptions & Qualification Requirements
Locate Jobs at Direct Hire Authorities & Excepted Agencies through Excepted Agency Personnel Departments     195
U.S. Federal Government, Application for Employment, Form 612 (Required)     198
U.S. Federal Government, Application for Employment-Sample Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSAs) Statement     200
Bibliography     205
Index     209
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