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Job Title:Information Technology Specialist (SYSANALYSIS)

Agency:Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Job Announcement Number:CFTC-ODT-2013-0017

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$106,840.00 to $156,935.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, January 30, 2013 to Wednesday, March 26, 2014




Full-Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
District Of Columbia County, DC, USView Map


Applications will be accepted from all qualified candidates.   


Relocation expenses will not be paid.We will accept applications from current and former competitive service Federal employees.




Apply now for an exciting opportunity at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). With an expanded mission and authority to include oversight of the swap markets, the CFTC continues to protect the American public by promoting market integrity, transparency and preventing and prosecuting fraud, manipulation and other abuse in the futures and options markets.  Please visit to learn more about the CFTC.

Applicants with status or those eligible under special hiring authorities, should apply under CFTC merit promotion announcement CFTC-ODT-2013-0008. However, if you desire consideration also under this public non-status announcement, you must apply to both. Status applicants are current permanent Federal employees in the competitive service and former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility.)



The position is located in the Legal Technology Services (OTS) of the Systems and Services Branch (SSB) within the Office of Data and Technology of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission.  ODT is the focal point for the provision of information processing services to the Commission and its responsibilities for information resources policy development, computer technology assessment as it relates to the futures industry and Commission activities, information resource procedures development and implementation, computer systems design, development, testing, management and maintenance.  ODT serves CFTC field offices in Chicago, New York, Kansas City in addition to the Washington, DC headquarters location.


  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Background/Security Investigation.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service


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As an IT Specialist (Systems Analyst), you will provide IT services in support of the Commission's IT investigation and litigation programs.  Maintains and uses information technology related software and hardware equipment and analyzes, researches, upgrades, maintains, and resolves problems necessary to assure that IT investigations and litigation support systems used by the Commission are operating properly and effectively.  Supports the e-Law Program to craft subpoena language, negotiate file and media formats for electronic productions and determines the best approach for loading and viewing data.  Provides guidance and training in the effective management of document collections; support in trial preparation including the use of electronic courtroom capabilities; and provides support for other litigation support related systems.  Works with end-users, their assigned technical liaison, ODT management and other program staff as appropriate to ensure that information technology needs to support litigation and investigation programs are met in accordance with agency IT strategic objectives.  Assists the e-Law Manager with the managing of projects involving the development and implementation of e-Law solutions to meet CFTC information system requirements.  This position requires the proactive management assistance of all aspects of the e-Law Program and includes a wide range of project management, including, but not limited to customer management, risk management, system design, system development, software testing, and system documentation.


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Minimum Qualifications - You must meet the minimum qualifications outlined below in OPM's Qualifications Standard Operating Manual:

  1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.


Specialized Experience - You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the CT/GS-12 in the federal service.  Specialized experience must include: (1) Knowledge of data structures, operating systems, and software applications to perform highly specialized computer litigation and examination investigative tasks; (2) Ability to provide analysis and advice on complex program related information technology issues or problems where new analytical techniques must be developed to identify and evaluate findings.  (3) Ability to manage project tasks, including activities associated with project management (i.e., project planning, progress assessments, quality reviews, implementation strategies, regular user communication, regular staff communication, risk management, and benefits analysis.

All candidates must fully meet the qualifications requirements for the 2210 series specified in the OPM Qualifications Standard Operating Manual:



Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement.  If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire.  If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.  If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

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We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, employer paid dental, medical benefits, Life Cycle Fund and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. Explore the major benefits offered to CFTC employees at


Relocation. Relocation expenses will not be paid.


Time-in-Grade. You must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:  1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  To be well qualified, you must score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: candidates MUST submit:

  1. A copy of their agency reduction-in-force notice;
  2. A copy of your most recent Performance Rating;
  3. A copy of your most recent SF-50 noting current or last position held, the grade level, and the duty location; and
  4. A copy of your notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function outside the local commuting area or documentation showing you were separated as a result of RIF or declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function outside the local commuting area.

Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP). Provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the CFTC with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If CFTC has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:  1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  To be well qualified, you must rate equivalent to the Well Qualified or better category using established rating criteria.  You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application.  Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at:


EEO Policy Statement. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.


Reasonable Accommodation. Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA). VEOA allows eligible veterans to apply and compete for position announced under merit promotion procedures when the hiring agency is recruiting from outside its own workforce.  To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed (3) or more years of continuous active military service.  If you are applying for a Merit Promotion announcement and wish to be considered under the VEOA, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, in addition to any other required documents listed on this vacancy announcement.



The law prohibits public officials from appointing, promoting, or recommending their relatives. The law prohibits requesting, making, transmitting, accepting, or considering political recommendations for employment or other personnel actions for non-political positions. This includes recommendations from Members of Congress, Congressional employees, elected state or local officials, and political party officials and any recommendation based on party affiliation.


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YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE. Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement. You must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at USAJOBS. To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents. To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at USAJOBS and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue. If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by e-mail at or phone at 866.656.6831. The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST.


  • Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional).
  • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows career or career-conditional tenure.   
  • Performance appraisal.
  • Veteran preference documentation, if applicable.
  • An unofficial college transcript (Note: if you are selected for this position, official transcript(s) will be required prior to your first day. Submit only if specified in the announcement)   (Use if education is being credited for the purpose of meeting minimum qualification requirements or if grade point average is being used to determine superior academic achievement.)


Rosalind Epps
Phone: 202-418-5003
Fax: 999-999-9999
Agency Information:
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Three Lafayette Centre
1155 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC
Fax: 999-999-9999


Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on “Application Status,” and then click “More Information.”

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