IT Specialist (Systems Analyst/Electronic Interface Lead)

Washington, D.C
Jun 30, 2022
Jul 06, 2022
IT, Systems Analyst
Full Time

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The incumbent will serve as a senior systems analyst/electronic interface development lead in support of the DC Courts.
  • Supports the implementation and ongoing maintenance of a new commercial off the shelf Court Case Management system (COTS).
  • Utilizes Visual Studio and .NET frameworks, middleware and application servers including common programming languages such as .NET, ASP.NET, C#, COM+, Java/J2EE, Visual Basic, HTML 5 and JavaScript to design, develop and maintain multi-layered software applications.
  • Designs, develops and maintains custom data exchanges between software application programming interfaces (APIs), utilizing XML/XSLT protocols, and employment methods such as Web Services (SOAP and Restful) and Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP).
  • Ensures the integration of all systems components, e.g. procedures, databases, policies, software, and hardware.
  • Performs needs analysis to define opportunities for new and improved business process solutions.
  • Consults with customers to identify and specify requirements. Develops overall functional and systems requirements and specifications.
  • Conducts business process re-engineering, feasibility studies and trade-off analysis.
  • Prepares business cases for application of IT solutions.
  • Defines systems scope and objectives.
  • Develops cost estimates for new or modified systems.
  • Serves as a technical expert in application and business architecture for software development/infrastructure teams
  • Communicates and validates program architecture with Domain Architects, Business Solutions Manager, program/project managers, executive level stakeholders and technical architects.

The DC Courts have employed many measures to keep employees and court users as safe as possible, including mandatory face coverings, social distancing, temperature checks, health screening questionnaire, enhanced air circulation, and intensified cleaning services. We encouraged employees to get vaccinated for their safety and the safety of their family, friends, colleagues, and others with whom they have contact. We also provided opportunities for employees to receive the vaccine. Such voluntary vaccination efforts have made significant progress in suppressing the spread of COVID-19, and yet the emergence of the highly contagious Delta variant has caused a rapid increase in infection transmission rates in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, particularly among the unvaccinated.

Vaccinations, being readily available, provide the best protection from infection with COVID-19, and the requirement of vaccinations is consistent with maintaining a safe and secure workplace. Therefore, effective immediately and throughout the remainder of the COVID-19 emergency period, all DC Courts employees, interns, volunteers, and on-site contractors, who have received a vaccination as required by the COVID-19 vaccination protocols, must provide proof of vaccination to Human Resources on the first day of employment. You may seek an exemption from providing a proof of vaccination on the grounds of a specific medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief. All employees who have not received the required number of vaccination doses, regardless of the reason or whether the employee has sought or been granted an exemption, will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test result on a weekly basis in order to report to work in person or remotely.


Conditions of Employment

  • Probationary period of one (1) year.
  • A background and/or security investigation is required.

To qualify for this position, you must submit the following:
1. Resume
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of college transcript or degree)
4. List of three (3) professional references

All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, computer science, business administration, or a related field and minimum of five (5) years of experience working in an Information Technology Systems environment developing multi-layered software applications and data exchanges.

Experience in a client/server environment and expertise with Oracle and SQL Server database features as well as query and reporting tools, including but not limited to Oracle Reports, Oracle Discoverer, Crystal Reports and SQL Navigator.

Knowledge of standard project management tools such as Microsoft Project, RiskRadar, Rational Doors, etc.

Ability to gather business requirements, translate those requirements into functional and technical requirements, and to lead and/or participate in all aspects of the System Development Life Cycle

Excellent oral skills are required to facilitate effective and productive meetings, manage customer expectations, present customer with the analysis findings; excellent written skills are required to create meaningful documents appropriate for the intended audience

Microsoft certifications preferred.

The incumbent should be an enthusiastic and engaged professional who enjoys working with a diverse group of Court personnel and customers and lives the DC Courts' values of Accountability, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Transparency.

Documentation of education must be submitted with your application or your application will not be considered.

Please note that authorization for the release of your adult criminal record revealing any convictions and forfeitures, and any criminal cases currently pending before the courts are required. If you are selected for the position, a criminal history records check will be conducted.


To qualify based on education, upload a copy of your college transcript or degree. The transcript must show the name of the college or university, your name, list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.

Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for District of Columbia Courts employment. You can verify your education here:

Foreign Education: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must upload a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript at time of application to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

Additional information

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive Federal civil service.

Please note there is a mandatory one year probationary period for all non-judicial new employees.

All required information must be received by the vacancy announcement closing date.

The safety of DC Court employees, contractors and the public is a top priority. In compliance with the guidelines published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Courts has maximized its telework flexibilities. The ability and readiness for employees to telework impacts operational requirements and capabilities. This includes having a personal computer, tablet or mobile device which is not shared with secure internet connectivity.