IT Specialist (SYSANLYSIS)


Vacancy ID: 777460   Announcement Number: FS-777460-AC13   USAJOBS Control Number: 330993500

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777460
1. Title of Job

IT Specialist (SYSANLYSIS)
2. Biographic Data

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4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

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15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

1 Transfer-I am a current Federal employee serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service. Attached is a copy of my SF-50 verifying my eligibility.
2 Reinstatement-I am a former Federal Employee with reinstatement eligibility. Attached is a copy of my latest SF-50 verifying my eligibility.
3 VRA-I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment to positions at GS-11 and below based on eligibility under the Veterans Recruitment Authority. Attached is a copy of my DD-214 verifying my eligibility.
4 30% Vet-I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment based on being a 30% compensable veteran. Attached is a copy of my VA letter verifying my eligibility.
5 Peace Corp/Vista-I am eligible for a noncompetitive appointment to the Federal government under an authority for recently returned Peace Corps employees or Vista volunteers.
6 Repromotion-I am currently employed as a Federal civilian on a permanent competitive appointment at the full performance level (or higher) of this position; or a former Federal civilian employee who has held the full performance level (or higher) of this position on a permanent competitive appointment.
7 Other-I am currently on a permanent position which is equivalent to at least the grade of this position (or higher) in the Federal service; however, I am an employee for a Federal agency which has an interchange agreement with the US Office of Personnel Management, or with a Federal agency covered under other special appointing authorities or agreements. (e.g. TSA, US Postal Service, FAA, etc.)
8 VEOA-I have never been a permanent Federal civilian employee in the competitive service; however, I am a veteran who served substantially 3 or more years of continuous active duty in the military -OR- I am a preference eligible; AND my or the veteran's most recent discharge or release from active duty was under honorable conditions.
9 Military Spouse-I am seeking eligibility for a noncompetitive appointment as the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces who is performing active duty pursuant to orders authorizing a PCS move, OR spouse of a totally (100%) disabled retired or separated member of the Armed Forces, OR unmarried widow/widower of a member of the Armed Forces killed while performing active duty.
10 Persons with Disabilities-I have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
11 None of the above applies to me.

20. Occupational Specialties

Select at least one occupational specialty code. The specialty code(s) for this position are 001, 002 and 003. Please note that you must select at least one specialty code but may select multiple codes if desired. Each code is defined below:

001 - Open to All U.S. Citizens.

002 - Competitive Merit Promotion. This includes current Federal employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, reinstatement eligibles (former Federal employees who served under a career appointment in the competitive service) and VEOA eligibles (veterans with preference and veterans who have been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service.  You must provide qualifying documentation (i.e. – SF-50 or veterans documentation).

003 - Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities. This includes applicants who are eligible for noncompetitive or special appointment authorities such as: 30% or more compensably disabled veterans, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA - for positions at GS-11 and below), and persons with disabilities (Schedule A), military spouse preference, Federal employees in excepted positions covered under an interchange agreement, and other eligible special hiring authorities (such as Peace Corps, Boren Fellows, etc.). This also includes applicants who previously held, or currently hold, this position and grade with the same promotion potential as announced for this 777460.  For more information about special hiring authorities, visit: http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp.  You must provide qualifying documentation for a noncompetitive or special hiring authority.


001 All U.S. Citizens
002 Competitive Merit Promotion
003 Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities

21. Geographic Availability

(Required) The location code for this position is:
510100013 Arlington, VA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

Complete this section ONLY IF you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). To be considered, you must be a surplus or displaced Federal employee as defined in the regulations, be applying for a vacancy at or below the grade level of the position from which you have been or are being separated (and with no greater promotion potential than your position), and be occupying or have been displaced from a position in the same local commuting area as the vacancy.

Note: To receive consideration for the CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation as specified in the vacancy announcement.


23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. From the descriptions below, select one statement that best describes your experience to meet the basic requirements for this position, IT Specialist (SYSANLYSIS), at the GS-11 level. Mark only one response.

A. I have one year of full-time specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: 1) installing, configuring and troubleshooting basic database management problems; 2) gathering information from users for analysis of database problem areas to prepare elementary feasibility studies; and 3) assisting in developing documentation of the system specifications, system installation procedures, system backup and recovery techniques and system test methods. NOTE: The contents of your resume must fully and explicitly support this response in its entirety. Otherwise, you will be found ineligible.
B. I have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree (L.L.M, if related), in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts (official or unofficial) to verify this education. Otherwise, you will be found ineligible.
C. My education or specialized experience is not listed above and therefore I do not qualify for this position.

2. From the descriptions below, select one statement that best describes your experience to meet the basic requirements for this position, IT Specialist (SYSANLYSIS), at the GS-12 level. Mark only one response.

A. I have one year of full-time specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: 1) identifying and specifying business requirements for new or enhanced database systems; 2) evaluating established data management systems methods and procedures to prepare recommendations for appropriate changes that improve IT operations; and 3) preparing and updating manuals, instructions, and operating procedures for data management systems. NOTE: The contents of your resume must fully and explicitly support this response in its entirety. Otherwise, you will be found ineligible.
B. My specialized experience is not listed above and therefore I do not qualify for this position.

Knowledge of systems analysis concepts, techniques and best practices

For each task listed below, select the statement from A through E that best describes your level of experience, education, and/or training. If you leave any question blank your score will be negatively impacted. ATTENTION: For each question below, you must document your skill level in your resume. This means, for example, that if you rate yourself at the expert level (E) for a skill or task, you must document when you have supervised or trained others doing that skill or task. If you rate yourself at the independent level (D), you must show that you did the task as a regular and recurring part of a job. We will verify that you have documented your skills in your resume and your score will be lowered for skills that are not documented.

A- I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in how to perform 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; or I have supervised performance of this task or am normally an individual who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Design and develop a program using structured analysis, sampling, data modeling and model building techniques.

4. Monitor information systems to ensure smooth functioning of hardware, software, networking and other database applications and programs.

5. Determine concrete steps for ensuring that IT operations are aligned with business and technology strategies.

6. Document a framework for their desired systems analysis approach including responsibilities, techniques, and interfaces to the rest of the organization.

7. Conduct technical research on systems upgrades to determine feasibility, cost, time required, and compatibility with current system.

Skill in applying IT principles, concepts, methods, standards, and practices

8. Install and configure hardware and software database applications and programs.

9. Assist application developers in translating or mapping functional requirements to technical specifications.

10. Participate in the evaluation and testing of database system upgrades.

11. Provide support to programming staff in planning, designing and implementing the application of databases.

12. Test and correct errors, and refine changes to database to review and correct programs.

13. Maintain data security and integrity by implementing security measures and determining database backup requirements and recovery procedures.

Ability to communicate effectively orally

14. Consult with users, managers, staff and others to gather inputs that define goals for the system.

15. Serve as liaison between system users and information systems staff in the development, implementation, administration and maintenance of information systems, computer programs and software applications.

16. Advise management regarding the selection, purchase and use of database management tools.

17. Work with management, project managers, other IT specialists and programming staff as part of a project team to recommend improvements to existing processes and systems.

18. Coordinate with senior IT specialists to develop data dictionaries, standards and quality assessments.

Ability to communication effectively in writing

19. Prepare detailed flow charts and diagrams outlining systems capabilities and processes.

20. Write and maintain system documentation.

21. Maintain standard recovery and back up procedural manuals for databases.

22. Document systems problems and resolutions for future reference.

23. Prepare documentation for knowledge sharing, training, and presentations.

24. Prepare reports for status of database projects.