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IT Specialist (Sys Analysis)

Company: Department Of Homeland Security
Location: Chandler
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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Organizational Location: This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), in Chandler, Arizona.

This is a bargaining unit position.

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As a IT Specialist (Sys Analysis) you will perform the following duties:

  • Serves as the principle advocate within the agency for the application of process improvement concepts and practices,
  • Identifies and evaluates information systems design methodologies and benchmarks best practices from industry or other government organizations,
  • Leads multiple technology design teams in the development of information systems specifications for major new applications, and
  • Evaluates new systems design methodologies to improve software quality.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

2210 Information Technology Management

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  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • You must successfully pass a drug screen.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with Selective Service.
  • Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
  • Time in Grade: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal service. Time in grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Probationary Period: This is a full-time permanent position (Career/Career-Conditional appointment). Upon appointment to this position, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.


You qualify for the GS-13 grade level if you possess one of the following:

Experience: One (1) year of specialized experience at the GS- 12 grade level or equivalent performing duties such as:

  • Presenting recommendations for adoption of new methodologies.
  • Reviewing the impact of new systems design policies on the systems design processes.
  • Recommending most beneficial implementation approaches.
  • Leading implementation activities.

In addition to the specialized experience, you must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed and defined below:

  • Attention to Detail - is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail
  • Customer Service - assessing the needs, providing information and/or technical assistance to clients and customers (to include the general public, individuals who work in or outside of the agency); committed to providing quality products and services
  • Oral Communication - expressing information (e.g. ideas or facts) to individuals or groups, taking into account the audience and nature of information (e.g. technical, sensitive, controversial); making clear and convincing oral presentations; listening to others, attending to nonverbal cues and responding appropriately; and
  • Problem Solving - identifying problems; considering risks, determining accuracy and relevance of information; using sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps, VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Keywords: Department Of Homeland Security, Chandler , IT Specialist (Sys Analysis), Other , Chandler, Arizona

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