Information Technology Specialist (Systems Analysis)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 12, 2021
Closes
Jun 17, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Customer Liaison Service Division, IT Partner Engagement Directorate of the Office of The Chief Information Officer. The incumbent is responsible for the definition and specification Ion of requirements, and the design and development, implementation and support of software for the Library, the Congress and other legislative agencies.

The position description number for this position is 141539.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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Responsibilities

Independently designs, develops, and manages major software projects in a specific specialty area to meet complex new or modified current or future business requirements. Independently performs specialized data analysis in order to help understand the concerns of an organization. Conducts top-down data modeling sessions with user subject matter experts. Formulates conceptual data models, entity and attribute definitions.

Using statistical data processing and other techniques, conducts analyses in support of strategic planning, budget forecasting, workforce and staffing analysis, project management, and office automation. Identifies areas of inadequate data availability and recommends methods and procedures for data collection and aggregation. Participates in information requirements analysis to assess the need for specific data reporting procedures.

Designs, documents, tests, implements, and maintains software systems for the collection and control of mission-critical data and the production of statistical reports and summaries. Monitors the performance of these systems, adding enhancements, modifications, and additional features as requested by management and end users.

Applies a comprehensive knowledge of the service unit's organization and operations in overseeing and/or conducting analytical and evaluative studies. Explores and realizes the potential for transferring, securing, and maintaining administrative data from the central files. Provides guidance to develop data aggregation, manipulation, and reporting procedures that effectively achieve standardization of data collection and reporting techniques.

Provides expert analysis and advice on complex program related information technology (IT) issues or problems where new analytical techniques must be developed to identify and evaluate findings. Based on operations and changing program requirements, identifies relevant issues. Collects relevant information from many varied sources, some of which are difficult to access. Makes authoritative recommendations.

Works with a specialized group of programmers on complex, multi-faceted prototype systems, primarily internet information retrieval systems. Updates existing application designs for new applications, and has continuing responsibility for ensuring real-time maintenance of current systems.

Resolves critical issues affecting the configuration of the information technology (IT) infrastructure. Coordinates the demonstration of new and enhanced applications to customers and management.

Manages and coordinates contract administration activities for long-term, extensive technical service contracts. Independently evaluates contractor procedures for the analysis, design, development, test, and support of IT systems.

Directs the installation and maintenance of computer hardware and software supplied by the equipment manufacturers or software development companies.

Performs feasibility studies to evaluate different vendors and their products. Prepares technical assessment reports, design documents, implementation plans, and test plans. Recommends acceptance or rejections to senior management.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


No additional requirements to those listed above.

Qualifications

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to conduct business analysis.**

Ability to work in a structured project process.**

Ability to document business requirements.**

Ability to focus on the customer.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education

Additional information

Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email ADA@loc.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. Certification from health care providers are not accepted. For more information contact the Library's Office of EEO/Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.

The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However, not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore, determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit.

A "Not to Exceed" (NTE) status is used to identify an appointment with a specific ending date. However, the Library has the right to separate a NTE employee at any time due to either performance issues or budget constraints.

Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview. The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview. The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/msp010909.pdf .

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent).

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. The program does not accept certification from health care providers. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

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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