Information Technology Specialist (data Management)
Duties Summary WHAT DOES AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST, (DATA MANAGEMENT)DO? An Information Technology (IT) Specialist (Data Management) uses a wide variety of information, knowledge, and tools to develop, modify, and administer IRS databases used to store and retrieve data and to develop standards for the handling of data. In this specific role, you may be called upon to lead significant projects assigned to the local IRS installation or lead the local implementation of IRS-wide Data Management projects. This work often involves difficult and complex problems in the administration of databases, in the modification of data elements, retrieval, and reporting of information to customers from the databases, and insuring the security of data. The solutions of problems and issues have application outside the organization, and are adaptable to many customers or IRS sites WHAT IS THE IRS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DIVISION? The mission of the IRS Information Technology is to provide leadership in the delivery of information technology solutions that anticipate and meet enterprise-wide needs by empowering employees to deliver customer-centered, value-creating systems, products, services, and support. 25 selections will be made throughout the IT Organization, and will be filled in any of the following POD's: Lanham-Seabrook, MD; Kearneysville, WV; Memphis ,TN; Detroit, MI; Austin, TX; Ogden, UT; Farmers Branch, TX; Chamblee, GA; Washington, DC; Fresno, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Holtsville, NY; Kansas City, MO; Atlanta, GA; Covington, KY; and Charlotte, NC. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As an Information Technology Specialist (Data Management) you will: * Design, develop and maintain databases. * Monitor and optimize database performance and tuning of database operations. * Generate complex queries and reports. * Participate in the design of data mining and data warehousing of systems. * Develop data dictionaries, data models, metadata repositories, and other data management tools. * Produce database design schema for integrating source data into data management systems. * Ensure compliance with data management standards. Recommend new or modified standards to increase efficiency. * Recommend performance enhancements such as increasing storage capacity or modifying interfaces. * Plan and coordinate the migration of data to a newer version of a database management system. * Perform a wide range of database administration functions, including running test queries, troubleshooting database problems, maintaining version control of database entities, advising customers on new database features, and leading studies to evaluate the effectiveness of current database methods and procedures. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position. WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at Travel Required Occasional travel - 1 To 5 Nights Per Month May Be Required. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 12 Who May Apply This job is open to US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.