IT Specialist (Systems Analysis)


Vacancy ID: 842676   Announcement Number: FS-842676-CS-13   USAJOBS Control Number: 338771800

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842676
1. Title of Job

IT Specialist (Systems Analysis)
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20. Occupational Specialties

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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 842676.  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

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

1. Select one response from the choices below to show how you meet the
Qualification Requirements for this GS-2210-13 IT Specialist (System Analysis) position.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-13 level because I have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: 1) leading in the development of systems engineering lifecycle artifacts; 2) reviewing the impact of new systems design policies on the systems design process; 3) applying knowledge of information technology, information security and related disciplines to ensure that new or improved systems are secure, technically sound and cost-effective; 4) overseeing technical related project activities (e.g., overall plans, technical criteria, system requirements) as they relate to
overall cost, schedule and performance.
B. I do not meet the requirements shown in response A above and do not qualify for this position.

2. Select one response from the choices below to show how you meet the
Qualification Requirements for this GS-2210-14 IT Specialist (System Analysis) position.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-14 level because I have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-13 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: 1) managing development of systems engineering lifecycle artifacts; 2) reviewing the impact of new systems design policies on the systems design process; 3) applying knowledge of information technology, information security and related disciplines to ensure that new or improved systems are secure, technically sound and cost-effective; 4) overseeing technical related project activities (e.g.,
overall plans, technical criteria, system requirements) as they relate to overall cost, schedule and performance.
B. I do not meet the requirements shown in response A above and do not qualify for this position.

KNOWLEDGE OF CYBERSECURITY PRINCIPLES

For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list A through E following that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability.

For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list A through E following that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability.

A- I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
B- I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had
exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance,
instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
C- I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
D- I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
E- I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.

3. Consider interrelationships between network specialties, architecture, emerging technologies, and cybersecurity concepts to develop integrated systems meeting current and future security requirements.

4. Apply knowledge of information technology, information security and related disciplines to ensure that new or improved systems are secure, technically sound and cost-effective.

5. Develop solutions to integration/interoperability issues in IT programs and services.

6. Identify project risks and develop risk mitigation strategies.

7. Measure software development risk.

8. Provide technical direction for planning, developing, acquiring, testing, integrating, and implementing capability in support of operations in the operational environments.

SKILL WITH VARIOUS SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT METHODOLOGIES TO INCLUDE AGILE DEVELOPMENT METHODOLOGIES

9. Apply and implement "waterfall" methodologies in support of the development of software and system development.

10. Implement and apply agile systems engineering processes to develop software.

11. Use Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMi) methods in support of software development activities.

SKILL IMPLEMENTING AUTHENTICATION AND ACCESS CONTROL TECHNOLOGY

12. Design, develop, and/or implement enterprise-scale authentication and access control solutions, to include migrating from or consolidation of multiple disparate point solutions.

13. Support various types of credentials and levels of assurance up to and including LOA4.

14. Provide Identity Management as a service.

15. Implement and interpret related processes, programs and policies of the Federal government to include Federal, Identity, and Access Management (FICAM) roadmap and guidance.

16. Assess and apply standards to include XACML and SAML.

KNOWLEDGE OF IT/SYSTEMS ENGINEERING PROJECT PLANNING/MANAGEMENT

17. Manage scope, cost and schedule of assigned projects associated with the design, development, and deployment of various information sharing capabilities and services.

18. Elicit requirements from customer and stakeholder groups using various methods of communications (e.g., user groups, interview, documents, business analysis).

19. Coordinate with senior staff to ensure architecture is compliant with applicable standards and user requirements.

20. Participate in discussions and negotiations with subject matter experts or officials to resolve differences of opinion on proposed information technology system improvements or plans.

21. Provide ongoing feedback to leadership and stakeholders though formal and informal meetings, briefings reports and information papers.

22. Assess risk, feasibility, project schedule, communication alternatives, acquisition, development implementation strategies or contract deliverables for development or implementation of information technology systems.