Information Technology Specialist (SYSANLYSIS)

Arlington, Virginia
May 18, 2017
May 23, 2017
Full Time

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

The National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) leads the national effort to protect and enhance the resilience of the nation's physical and cyber infrastructure. Learn more about NPPD.

Who May Be Considered: All U.S. Citizens and Status Candidates including the following:

  • Current federal employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service
  • Former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service
  • Persons eligible for non-competitive appointment under special hiring authorities (click here for a list of authorities)
  • Persons eligible under an Interchange Agreement
  • Veterans applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) - Veterans' preference eligibles or veterans who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing at least three consecutive years of active duty (click here for information on veterans)
  • Individuals with disabilities (See more information under "Other Information" below)
  • Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) Authority
For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here.

Competitive, merit promotion, and/or non-competitive referral lists may be issued based on the needs of the agency.

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities concerning, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

  • No

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation
  • Selective Service registration required
  • Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements
  • You must be able to obtain and hold a SECRET security clearance
  • Incumbent may be subject to random testing for illegal drug use
  • In order to qualify for the Information Technology Specialist (SYSANLYSIS) position you MUST meet the following:


    Applicants must also have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the following four competencies for this position:

    Attention to Detail - is thorough when planning or managing the implementation, update, or integration of IT security system components
    Customer Service - provides technical assistance and management of new emerging IT and information security technologies
    Oral Communication - provides advice to stakeholders on potential benefits and uses of new information technology systems
    Problem Solving - identifies problems; considers risks, determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to makes recommendations or solve the problem

    To qualify at the grade GS-12, applicants must have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as:

    • Applying a wide range of information technology principles and practices to provide technical assistance and guidance for application and system development, testing, and integration projects
    • Working closely with stakeholders and team members to identify, document, and participate in technology evaluation, design, and development activities
    • Assisting with development and evaluation of technology to validate program, system, and/or application modifications and ensure the feasibility of implementing new technologies with the current environments
    • Providing technical assistance and guidance for application and system development, testing, and integration projects

    Education can not be used to substitute experience at this grade level.

    Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service. All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    New employees must serve a one year probationary period.

    This position will require a background investigation Secret

    This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, and acts of terrorism or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations (5 U.S.C. § 7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable).

    Incumbent may be subject to random testing for illegal drug use.


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