Job Title:Entry-Level Computer Scientist (IT Analyst)
Agency:Government Accountability Office
Job Announcement Number:GAO-13-IT-1550-05
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|$52,373.00 to $87,697.00 / Per Year|
|Wednesday, December 05, 2012 to Wednesday, December 26, 2012|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full-Time - Permanent|
|MANY vacancies -
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WHO MAY APPLY:
|This vacancy is open to all U.S. Citizens, including status applicants (current and former federal government employees who meet certain conditions). Click the following link for more information about status applicants: http://www.opm.gov/employ/students/fedhire.asp#meaning|
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) supports the U.S. Congress in its oversight responsibilities by conducting original research and analysis to assess how well federally-funded programs are operating and assist with the development of legislation and appropriation reviews.
Information technology can be a key element of management reform, dramatically reshaping government to make it more responsive and efficient. Today's rapid technological change and innovation, including the growth of the Internet, offer unprecedented opportunities to use information technology to enhance government service to citizens by improving performance and reducing costs. The Information Technology team leads GAO's efforts to help the government address these important challenges by working to build the government's capacity to manage information technology and to manage the collection, use, and dissemination of information in an era of rapidly changing technology.
IT analysts participate in evaluations of the federal government's more than $80 billion annual investment in information systems, focusing on both institutional and system-specific IT management issues. Institutional issues include IT capital planning and investment control, enterprise architecture development and implementation, information assurance and computer security, system or software acquisition and development capability, network management, and telecommunications management. Systems-specific areas relate to modernization and to operations and maintenance programs and projects including systems architecture, system life cycle management, system investment management, and system security. Work products include evaluation reports, Congressional briefings and testimony, and technical advice to Congressional members and staff. Project teams range in size from two to several analysts.
Entry-level Information Technology analysts learn to perform the full range of IT analyst duties through a two-year Professional Development Program (PDP) during which they typically contribute to three or more projects. During your first two years with GAO, the PDP experience includes a combination of on-the-job and classroom training, regular feedback and coaching, and exposure to different projects and management styles. Project assignments are based on a combination of GAO's needs and the employee's professional background and interests.
Voted one of the best places to work in the federal government since 2005, we provide flexibilities and benefits to our employees. We promote dynamic and forward-thinking workplace practices. We foster an inclusive work environment that emphasizes continuous learning, personal and professional development, and incentives for exceptional performance. We promote equal opportunity for all staff without regard to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. GAO's success in embracing and leveraging the diversity of its employees is central to our mission of serving a diverse American population through its congressional representatives.
If you want to help improve government services; and you have exceptional analytical, communication, and collaboration skills and can demonstrate high levels of initiative, then GAO is where you want to be!
To learn more about GAO, please visit us on the web at http://www.gao.gov/careers/index.html.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position.
- A 2 year probationary period will be required.
- You will have to complete a financial disclosure statement.
- You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination
- Your complete application must be received by closing date of announcement.
- All supporting documents must also be received by closing date.