Information Technology Specialist (Systems Analyst)


Vacancy ID: 750057   Announcement Number: PH-JC-12-750057   USAJOBS Control Number: 326795500

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1. Title of Job

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10. Lowest Grade

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12. Special Knowledge

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16. Availability Date

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19. Job Preference

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1 I am a current Federal employee serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service or I am a former Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility.
2 I am a preference veteran or I have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service AND I am not a current or former Federal employee.
3 I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment based on eligibility under the Veterans Readjustment Authority.
4 I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment based on a current disability.
5 I am a Former Peace Corps Appointee or I am eligible for another type of non-competitive appointment.
6 I do not meet any of the above.

20. Occupational Specialties

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001 IT Psecialist (Systems Analyst)

21. Geographic Availability

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110010001 Washington DC, DC

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please select the following response that indicates how you meet the basic requirement for the IT Specialist position at the GS-12 level. Please choose only one response, and be sure to document your claim in your application.

A. I have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the following four competencies; (1) Attention to Detail - I am thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail; (2) Customer Service - I work with clients and customers to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems or satisfies their expectations; know about available products and services; am committed to providing quality products and services; (3) Oral Communication-I express information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; make clear and convincing oral presentations; listen to others, attend to nonverbal cues, and respond appropriately; AND (4) Problem Solving-I identify problems; determine accuracy and relevance of information; use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendation.
B. I do not have the IT-related experience demonstrating the above four defined competencies.

2. Please select the following response that most closely matches your level of specialized experience for this position. Please select only one response, and be sure to document your claim in your application.

A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. My experience includes: assisting with the design and development of information systems that employees use to perform fundamental business processes; Oversee successful requirements gathering and review technical program documents; conduct analyses of business processes for which systems are being developed and enhanced and assist the customer in selecting the most effective methods for specifying program and data requirements; consult with customers to refine functional requirements and translate functional requirements into technical specifications; develop user and technical documentation; evaluate information systems for efficiency, economy and accomplishment of stated goals and objectives; and plan and direct team studies in order to develop recommendations and proposals for management.
B. I have extensive experience as an IT Specialist, but do not have experience in all of the areas shown above.

C. I do not have experience as described above.

For each task in the following group choose the statement from the Level Descriptions that best describes your experience and/or training in that task. Select only one letter for each task.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Oversee successful requirements gathering.

4. Review a variety of technical program documents.

5. Attend preliminary design meetings to obtain an understanding of business programs, processes and procedures of the customer.

6. Conduct analyses of business processes for which systems are being developed and enhanced.

7. Assist the customer in selecting the most effective methods for specifying program and data requirements.

8. Drawing upon technical and team skills, work with users to convert business needs into technical system requirements.

9. Work with system developers to clarify customer needs.

10. Assist in the design, development, and testing of applications to assure system quality conformance to enterprise architecture.

11. Consult with customers to refine functional requirements and translate functional requirements into technical specifications.

12. Provide customer with technical tools (i.e. workflow. planning. data collection. and assessment) to enhance products submitted for system development.

13. Support the development of IT performance work statements, work plans, IT strategies, and contract documents.

14. Develop user and technical documentation.

15. Prepare formal documents to support investment management decisions and fulfill security requirements.

16. Provide outreach activities such as training and education to business customers.

17. Conduct user training sessions.

18. Manage timelines and all phases of the system development life cycle.
Collaborate with developers and stakeholders in system design.

19. Provide application training and support to end users.

20. Effectively evaluate business needs to identify ways to improve and enhance the customer experience.

21. Evaluate information systems for efficiency, economy and accomplishment of stated goals and objectives.

22. Develop procedures to achieve goals and ensure system objectives are accomplished effectively and efficiently.

23. Analyze the interaction between operational systems and other interfacing systems to assure efficient and effective integration of data and logical processes.

24. Plan and direct team studies in order to develop recommendations and proposals for management.