Information Technology Specialist (Systems Analysis & Policy And Planning) (Sysanalysis/Plcypln)

Department Of Labor Washington , DC 20319

Posted 2 months ago

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Summary

IT (Systems Analysis & Policy and Planning) vacancies are located in DOL, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Office of Technology and Survey Processing (OTSP). BLS measures labor market activity, working conditions, price changes, and productivity in the U.S. economy to support public and private decision making. OTSP provides IT support to all aspects of BLS data development initiatives.

Positions are inside the bargaining unit.

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Responsibilities

Positions include responsibility for applying analytical processes to the planning, design, and implementation of new and improved information systems to meet the business requirements of customer organizations. This includes strategic planning, capital planning, workforce planning, policy and standards development, resource management, and architecture and infrastructure planning and management. Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Providing IT support to programs by consulting with customers to identify and specify requirements; developing overall functional and systems requirements and specifications; conducting business process reengineering; preparing business cases for the application of IT solutions; defining systems scope and objectives; and, planning systems implementation.

  • Performing contract pre-award and post-award functions, as well as administering contracts involving IT procurements; conducting market research and analysis for acquisition; and, working with Contracting Officers and Contracting Officer Representatives to develop work packages for deliverables.

  • Performing IT capital investment planning, Earned Value Management, E-governance, Enterprise Architecture, and OCIO reporting activities. Developing and maintaining strategic plans for IT budgets and the management of IT investment portfolios.

  • Developing, writing, and reviewing technical and procedural documentation, operating instructions, data collection documents and forms, and memos.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • Some work may require travel and to attendance at meetings and conferences away from the work site.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
13 - This position is at the Full Promotion Potential.

  • Job family (Series)
    2210 Information Technology Management

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen and at least 16 years of age.

  • Requires a probationary period if requirement has not been met.

  • Appointment to these positions may require a background investigation.

  • A writing sample may be required at time of interview.

Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

Qualifications

Candidates must demonstrate proof of meeting the Minimum Qualifications, that is, BOTH the Basic Requirements and the Specialized Experience listed below.

Minimum Qualifications

Basic Requirements

IT-related experience; experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate. Experience must have demonstrated each of the four competencies listed below.

  • Attention to Detail
  • Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. An experience indicator at this level includes planning, prioritizing, and organizing project/program requirements.
  • 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. An experience indicator at this level includes in-depth analysis and resolution of complex problems such as assessing customers' needs and tailoring information about products and/or 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. An experience indicator at this level includes orally justifying decisions, conclusions, findings, and/or recommendations in a professional setting such as orally presenting project/program-related information to engage in open and constructive discussions and sharing of information.
  • Problem Solving
  • Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. An experience indicator at this level includes gathering and analyzing facts, drawing conclusions, and developing recommendations/identifying alternatives to solve complex problems such as utilizing various sources to conduct research to determine proper alternatives and providing recommendations to resolve project/program-level issues that impact the work and outcomes of an organization.

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Specialized Experience

Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, i.e. GS-12, in the federal service. This 52 weeks of specialized experience must have been in the field of information technology, and equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as BOTH #1 and #2 as described below.
1.Demonstrated experience leading IT procurement and acquisition activities. Experience indicators at this level include leading any of the following:

  • -preparation of procurement activities to include statements of work (SOW) and cost estimates;
  • -contract compliance efforts to ensure products and services meet contract terms;
  • -asset management efforts to include the installation, life-cycle maintenance, and disposal of hardware and software; OR,
  • -preparation of budgets and spending plans to include the justification for expenditures.

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2.Demonstrated experience leading IT capital planning and investment control (CPIC) processes. Experience indicators at this level include leading either of the following:

  • -resource requirements activities utilizing the Office of Management and Budget Capital Planning Guidance, for example, the development and submission of one of the following reporting requirement artifacts: Major IT Business Case, Evaluate/Control Review, Standard Investment Reporting, Operational Analysis, Enterprise Architecture, System Inventory, or Risk Mitigation; OR,
  • -resource requirements activities utilizing the Technology Business Management Framework, for example, the IT Towers/IT Cost Pools approach to capture and report on IT costs

Education

Education may not be substituted for experience at this level.


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Information Technology Specialist (Systems Analysis & Policy And Planning) (Sysanalysis/Plcypln)

Department Of Labor