IT Specialist System Analysis PD20AR27/20AR28 - Office of the National Coordinator

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 07, 2022
Closes
Oct 14, 2022
Function
Analyst, IT
Hours
Full Time
Duties

** As of Friday, 9/30/2022, the closing date of this announcement has been extended to Friday,10/14/2022. **

As an IT Specialist in Systems Analysis for Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), you perform a wide variety of duties related to the design, development, and implementation of new and modernized HHS IT systems and standards in support of the ONC Standards program.

Your major duties and responsibilities include:
  • Analyzing health IT standards and making recommendations on how new technologies and standards could be applied to modernize health IT systems and networks used for patient care, patient access, public health, or health research.
  • Planning, coordinating, and conducting the systems subject matter analysis and computer programming required to implement and maintain a major functional area of the agency's systems.
  • Performing the systems analysis, planning, problem definition, and formulation required for the accomplishment of the objectives set down for the assignment.
  • Developing target dates and assigning orderly and efficient activities to meet all objectives.
  • Interfacing with other Federal, State, and local governmental agencies, agency managed care organizations, carriers, intermediaries, and other private sector organizations in the coordination of health IT standards development and implementation.
  • Representing the team, division, and group in meetings with other components, organizations, and the private sector, with respect to assigned areas.
NOTE: Do not cut and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U. S. Citizenship is required.
  • All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. Federal applicants must submit an SF-50 to show status and time-in-grade.
  • Males ages 18 through 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • PHS Commissioned Corps applicants must submit current personnel orders.
  • A one year probationary period may be required.
  • Position is in the Bargaining Unit.
  • Recruitment incentives are not authorized.
  • Student loan repayment incentive may be authorized.
  • Employment is subject to the successful completion of the pre-appointment process (i.e., background investigation, verification of qualifications and job requirements, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, etc.)


Qualifications

THESE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE: 10/14/2022

Do not cut and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

To qualify for this position, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have IT-related information security experience in each of the four competencies listed below:
  • Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail;
  • Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services;
  • Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations: listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately;
  • Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
  • AND

    In addition to the above OPM requirements above, in order to qualify for these positions, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of minimum qualifying specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the grade levels listed below in the federal service.

    MINIMUM QUALIFYING SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, an applicant's one full year of specialized experience must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for successful job performance.

    Examples of minimum qualifying specialized experience equal to the GS-09 level include performing the following types of tasks on a regular and recurring basis:

    GS-11: Applicants may meet the minimum qualifications by one of the three methods listed below:

    1. EXPERIENCE: Your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of minimum qualifying specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-9 level in the federal service.

    Examples of minimum qualifying specialized experience equal to the GS-9 level include performing the following types of tasks on a regular and recurring basis:
    • Conducting routine studies or tests to evaluate the effectiveness and usability of health IT systems, and using the results to recommend new or enhanced approaches to delivering health IT services.
    AND
    • Drafting reports on system development lifecycle phases and general descriptions of the system and requirements.
    OR

    2. EDUCATION: Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or at least 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or an LL.M. To be qualifying, the higher level graduate education must be in a major field of study or other field of study with course work directly related to the work of this IT Specialist position.

    OR

    3. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Have an equivalent combination of the above minimum qualifying specialized experience AND higher level graduate education directly related to the work of this IT Specialist position that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

    NOTE: If you are meeting the qualifications requirements based on education in whole or in part, you must submit a copy of your unofficial transcripts as part of your application package by the closing date of the announcement. COPIES OF DIPLOMAS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE. If selected, official transcripts will be required prior to the final job offer.

    GS- 12: EXPERIENCE ONLY: Your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of minimum qualifying specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-11 level in the federal service.

    Examples of the minimum qualifying specialized experience equal to the GS-11 level include the following types of tasks performed on a regular and recurring basis:
    • Performing computer systems analysis, programming, and procedure development required to implement and maintain health IT projects.
    OR
    • Planning, implementing and managing health IT projects including developing project charters, schedules, and requirements, and tracking project progress through the full lifecycle.
    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; community; student; social). If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited.

    Applicants whose resumes clearly demonstrate the required minimum qualifying specialized experience will be evaluated based on the occupational assessment competencies listed below. A competency is defined as a measurable pattern of knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and other characteristics that an individual needs to perform work roles or occupational functions.

    HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques using health information technology (HIT) for improving health care quality and the impacts of public health programs, policies, and legislation.

    SYSTEMS ANALYSIS - Analysis of processes leading to the planning, design, and implementation of new and improved information systems to meet the business requirements of customer organizations.

    PROJECT MANAGEMENT - Knowledge of the principles, methods, or tools for developing scheduling, coordinating, and managing projects and resources, including monitoring and inspecting costs, work, and contractor performance.

    TO PREVIEW THE OCCUPATIONAL ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE, please click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11617210

    Current status candidates must meet Time-in-Grade (TIG) by the closing date of this announcement. To allow us to verify that you meet TIG requirements, provide any of the following SF-50s:

    Please Note: Current year pay adjustments are not acceptable for verifying TIG (ex. 2022 general increases cannot be used to verify TIG).
    • Competitive or Career-ladder promotion to your highest grade (this does not include 120 day temporary promotions)
    • Regular Within Range Increase (WRI) or With In Grade (WGI) increase at your highest grade (this does not include quality step increases (QSIs).
    • Competitive career/career-conditional appointment to your highest grade.
    • SF-50 at your highest grade held, that is at least one year older than the announcement closing date of 10/14/2022.
    Not sure which SF-50 to submit? Check out our video... Go here to watch the video on the SF50s to submit in your application package .

    Education

    If you qualify on the basis of education in lieu of experience, you must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades) to document that you have met the education. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required prior to your starting work.

    Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov .

    Additional information

    Expanded/Maximum telework Posture :
    • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in a maximum telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to telework upon your appointment. As employees are permitted to return to the office, you may be required to report to the duty station listed on this announcement, even if your home/temporary telework site is located outside the local commuting area. Your position may be eligible for workplace flexibilities which may include remote work or telework options, and/or flexible work scheduling. These flexibilities may be requested in accordance with the HHS Workplace Flexibilities policy.
    HHS is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other differences.
  • Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees . Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
  • E-Verify: ONC participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their social security numbers.
  • Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • Creditable Service: A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for annual leave for prior work experience directly related to the duties of the position being filled. The use of this service credit is at the discretion of the selecting official and must be finalized prior to selectee's entrance on duty. For more information, please click here .