IT Specialist (Senior Analytics Systems Engineer) (ENTARCH)

Washington, D.C
Jun 08, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
Analyst, IT
Full Time


The position is in the Treasury Department, Departmental Offices (DO), Office of Financial Research (OFR), Analytics Systems Support, independently contributing in the areas of Analytics Engineering, Data Engineering and High Performance Computing, tasked with designing, building, administering and maintaining the OFR Hadoop and High Performance Compute clusters. Provides business and data architecture, vision, problem anticipation, and problem solving across Treasury/OFR business lines.

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As an IT Specialist (ENTARCH) (Senior Analytics Systems Engineer), you will:

- Conduct in-depth research and analysis of enterprise and data architecture industry trends to help derive sound recommendations that help influence changes needed to ensure that OFR systems adopt solutions that are consistent with industry recognized enterprise and data architecture best practices. Remain continually aware of external and internal business, IT infrastructure, and technical issues to aid in the development of innovative and cost effective solutions that support key business goals and objectives that are vetted and approved by DMS governance boards.

- Design, construct, install, test and maintain highly scalable data analytics and management systems. Provide technical leadership during the development phases of new and existing systems to recommend the adoption of available security capabilities, and controls that minimize vulnerabilities and impact from cyber threats.

- Identify core business capabilities, models and processes to ensure systems meet program goals, business requirements and industry practices.

- Lead projects related to creating, updating, and maintaining data catalogs, metadata repositories for OFR Hadoop and High Performance Compute clusters, and collaborates with other business areas to converge insights and best practices supporting enterprise information program goals and objectives.

- Develop policies, processes, and procedures for the best use of OFR's analytic systems.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals

This opportunity is also open to Status Candidates under Announcement 21-DO-467-MP. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.


You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience: Specialized experience for the OR-60 (GS-14): For the OR-60, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the OR-53 (GS-13) grade level in the Federal service, or equivalent, which have equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position includes:
- Experience administrating, configuring, operating, supporting, and maintaining AWS EMR Hadoop Clusters.; AND
- Experience developing and supporting infrastructure-as-code and DevOps in CloudFormation and a scripting language such as Python or BASH. ; AND
- Experience developing, supporting, and maintaining data platforms serving over 100TB of data, accessed through Structured Query Language (SQL) and programmatic access such as Python, R, and SPARK

In addition to meeting specialized experience, applicants must also show proficiency in 1) attention to detail, 2) customer service, 3) oral communication, and 4) problem solving.


Additional information

The Office of Financial Research (OFR) is recruiting to fill a key position. We offer both flexible work schedules and an opportunity for challenging and interesting work. The OFR is located in the heart of Washington, DC with an office on 14th street, near the White House, a few blocks from the McPherson Square and Metro Center metro stations, and close to shops, museums, and restaurants.

The Office of Financial Research (OFR or Office) is a newer organization established by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in the Treasury Department to provide data and analysis to the Financial Stability Oversight Council (the Council) and its member agencies, improve the quality and transparency of financial information, conduct and sponsor research related to financial stability, and promote best practices in risk management.

- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- Relocation expenses will not be paid.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- We offer opportunities for telework.
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

- A one year probationary period may be required.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical and Leadership. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Your application may be reviewed by a Subject Matter Expert.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) ) you must receive a score of 85 or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view resume tips .

CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES -- Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment:
- If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment ( VRA ), you must submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that. Also, you must submit a copy of your DD214 or other documentation showing dates of service and type of discharge and any other applicable documents such as SF-15, VA letters, etc.
- Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, you must submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury Federal employee, click CTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page . If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency, if you are selected. Refer to the OPM instructions .

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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