GAO Information Technology Analyst

Washington D.C.
Apr 27, 2018
Apr 27, 2018
Full Time

Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You will have to complete a financial disclosure statement.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination.
  • The PDP is a 2 year probationary program.
  • Selective Service registration if you are a male born after Dec. 31, 1959.
  • Your complete application must be received by closing date of announcement.
  • All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions and directly related to the position (i.e., in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of this position).

    Applicants must meet the basic requirement and qualification requirement BEFORE the closing date of this announcement.

    Basic Requirement:

    Bachelor’s degree with superior academic achievement OR one full year of graduate level education (the degree or graduate level education must be in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, technology management, or other IT-related field of study) OR a degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.

    Superior Academic Achievement: a) Class Standing - upper third of the graduating class based on completed courses in the college, university, or major subdivision;
    b) Grade Point Average -2.95 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded on your official transcript or as computed based on 4 years of education or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of curriculum; OR 3.45 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in your major field or the required courses in your major field completed during the final 2 years of your curriculum. If more than 10 percent of total undergraduate credit hours are non-graded, i.e. pass/fail, CLEP, CCAF, DANTES, military credit, etc., you cannot qualify based on GPA; c) Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society (note: freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this position). (If qualifying based on class standing or honor society membership, provide appropriate documentation).


    IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. (1) Attention to Detail – demonstrates the ability to take thorough notes, prepare accurate written summaries , and synthesizing information and drawing preliminary conclusions when performing work; (2) Customer service – demonstrates the ability to collaborate and work effectively in a team based setting, and stakeholders, (3) Oral Communication – demonstrates the ability to conduct and participate in agency meetings, and present findings to team members, management, and stakeholders; and (4) Problem Solving - demonstrates the ability to apply analytical methods to determine patterns, trends or irregularities, and assisting in assessing the reliability of evidence to develop reports findings and recommendations.

    In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements listed above, applicants must also meet the following Specialized Experience as described below:

    Have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-5 level or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as experience which gives you the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience must include the following:

    Performing duties in support of IT services such as evaluating data on enterprise and system- specific information technology and presenting the findings of the evaluation for resolution.

    Such experience is typically gained in the IT field or through the performance of work where the primary concern is IT.

    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:

    NOTE: Positions in GAO are covered under the agency’s performance based compensation system, which is pay-banded. This position is classified as a PE-1550, Band I, which is equivalent to the GS-7 level in the federal government.

    This is a bargaining unit position.

    OPTION FOR ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS: Based on the staffing needs, additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.

    Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid for by the GAO.

    Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System. Visit

    Selectees will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. If selected, at the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306.

    REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: GAO provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees (and interns) with disabilities. To request an accommodation, please email

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity.The U.S. GAO is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service. Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the GAO require completion of a one-year or two-year probationary period.

    This position is a moderate risk public trust position with possible upgrade to a Secret clearance or higher.

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

    After you submit your application, it will be reviewed to determine whether you have submitted all of the required documents as set forth below by the closing date of the announcement and meet the eligibility and qualification requirements. If you have submitted all required documents in a timely fashion and meet the eligibility and qualification requirements, your application will be reviewed by a screening panel. This panel will assign scores based on the answers you provide to the questionnaire contained in this announcement and your resume. The screening panel will assess the extent and quality of your accomplishments, experience, and/or education as they relate to the knowledge, skills, and abilities reflected in the vacancy questions.

    It is important to have well-written, thoughtful responses that are supported by your resume. You must provide a short narrative totaling no more than 1000 characters that captures your possession of the knowledge, skill, or ability specified. You may also draw upon academic, volunteer, and/or work experience that demonstrates your knowledge of various information management and technology areas. You must provide an actual narrative response. Any application that says “Please see resume” or the equivalent or “N/A” will not be accepted. Please note that your narrative response must be supported by your resume and must reflect the experience on which you rely. It is important that you do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. If the panelists conclude that your narrative response is not supported by your resume, they will assign scores accordingly.

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