IT SPECIALIST (SYSANA)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Woodlawn, Maryland
Posted
Jun 22, 2021
Closes
Jun 26, 2021
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Serves as a recognized authority and expert in performing a wide range of duties which focus on planning for the enhancement of current/future management information systems. The incumbent is a senior analyst and technical advisor for systems planning and development projects, which require the testing of new technologies and coordination of long-range systems design plans. Serves as a Management Information systems expert responsible for planning Advanced systems projects.

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Responsibilities

  • Serves as a recognized authority and expert in the Office of the Inspector General, Office of Information Technology, performing a wide range of duties which focus on planning for the enhancement of current/future management information systems.
  • The incumbent is a senior analyst and technical advisor for systems planning and development projects, which require the testing of new technologies and coordination of long-range systems design plans.
  • Develops work plans and detailed systems analyses and designs of new/existing major systems/sub systems and oversees software development, testing and Implementation activities.
  • Plans, sets priorities and develops systems analysis techniques and analytical approaches in the area of structured analysis, structured programming and information modeling.
  • Prepares and/or oversees the preparation of technical specifications, work plans, etc., for the acquisition of software, hardware and communications products which impacts Office of the Inspector General applications.
  • Represents the office as directed for assigned projects in meetings and discussions with representatives of industries and private organizations in specialized areas of Information System Architecture, Information Resource Management.
  • Provides authoritative advice to executive level managers. Conducts continuing review of computer technology developments applicable to system design and prepares long range forecasts of developments relevant to OIG applications.
  • Serves as a Management Information systems expert responsible for planning advanced systems projects as well as planning, organizing and directing studies to develop long range administrative Automated Data Processing forecasts and recommendations.
  • Conducts studies and tests for the purpose of evaluating hardware and software to insure that the most efficient procedures, systems, methods and resources are utilized.
  • Conducts evaluations of existing computer systems to determine cost, performance and adequacy.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Selective Service Registration, if applicable (www.sss.gov)
  • Background and/or security investigation required
  • Job offers are contingent on background / security investigation results
  • Selectees may be required to serve a 1 year probationary period
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement


Qualifications

Applicants must qualify for the series and grade of the posted position. Experience must be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate.

Your resume must provide sufficient experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and proficiency of any required competencies to perform the specific position for which you are applying. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your experience, education, knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies as they relate to this position. Your resume and supporting documents must specifically address the evaluation criteria for the position. Describe duties you perform (not just knowledge, skills and abilities) as they relate to the specialized experience required for this position. Be clear, accurate and specific when describing your experience; e.g., list all positions separately, include full start and stop dates for each position, your work schedule (number of hours per week), your grade (if your position is federal) and a comprehensive description of the relevant duties you performed in each position.

This information is instrumental in determining the highest quality candidates to be referred to the Selecting Official. Please submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position. If your application materials do not demonstrate the knowledge, skills, abilities, experience, and/or education needed for this position, your application will be ineligible for consideration.

To qualify for the 2210 IT Specialist series , applicants must demonstrate the following IT-related competencies:

Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.

Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

In addition, to qualify for this GS-13 level position, applicants must possess and demonstrate 52 weeks of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 level (or above) in the federal service that is in or related to the work of the position filled and has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

All of this specialized experience is REQUIRED and must be explicitly documented/described in your resume or you will be disqualified from further consideration.

Please describe duties you perform (not just knowledge, skills and abilities) as they relate to the specialized experience required for this position. .
Such experience is focusing on planning for the enhancement of current/future information systems. In addition, specialized experience in working as an analyst and advisor for systems and Pega development projects, to include using Pega toolsets to design, develop, test, deploy and improve large-scale Business Process Management (BPM) applications. This requires integrating Pega software, designing data models and frameworks and the testing of new technologies and coordination of long-range systems design plan. Experience must be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate. The incumbent must demonstrate a significant depth of technical understanding of the Pega platform upon hire.

Qualification standards and additional information for this IT position can be found here: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/2200/information-technology-it-management-series-2210-alternative-a/

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov .

Additional selections may be made for this vacancy six months from the closing date of this announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The evaluation you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire, which is designed to capture the desired competencies for this position. These competencies include:
  • Skill in systems analysis.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to collaborate and manage workloads from multiple projects.
Please make sure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your evaluation. The questionnaire takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. To preview the questions, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11142505

Your application will be evaluated under the Category Rating method, based on your responses to the Assessment Questions. If you meet the basic requirements for the position, your application will be evaluated and placed into one of three categories:

1 - Qualified Category - Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements.
2 - Well Qualified Category - Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrate a satisfactory level of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.
3 - Best Qualified Category - Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrate a high level of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.

Candidates eligible for veterans' preference will be placed ahead of other candidates in the appropriate category for which they have been rated. Additionally, preference eligibles who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent and who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements will automatically be placed in the Best Qualified Category.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

You must submit supporting documentation by the closing date of the vacancy announcement to claim certain types of preference.

INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP): ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority for competitive service vacancies. To receive selection priority, candidates must meet the requirements for the Well Qualified category as described in the vacancy announcement. Candidates must also provide:
  • proof of eligibility with your application. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation Notice of Personnel Action, (SF-50); and
  • proof of your most recent performance rating of at least "fully successful" (Level III) or equivalent.
For more information visit http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .

VETERANS' PREFERENCE: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your military discharge certificate (DD 214 member 4 copy) or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty. To be acceptable, the document must show Character of Service. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference based on a service-connected disability, you must also submit the required documentation specified on the reverse of the SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference (SF 15) . Applicants claiming derived preference must submit the SF-15 and the required documentation specified on the reverse of the SF 15. Preference will be granted based on the documents received. For more information visit the Vet Guide .

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO VETERANS : The Office of Personnel Management has published the end date for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) as August 31, 2010. To receive veterans' preference for service during the Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom era, you must have served for more than 180 days between September 11, 2001 and August 31, 2010 OR be in receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal. The updated CFR language is available here . Other qualifying eligibility for preference (e.g., disability) remains unchanged.

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