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Job Title:  IT Specialist (Systems Analysis)
Agency:  Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Job Announcement Number:  OIS-2013-0003

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$62,467.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year
Friday, June 07, 2013 to Monday, June 24, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
FEW vacancies in the following location:
Rockville, MD, USView Map
Applications will be accepted from United States citizens. Veterans, please visit:


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proud to be ranked as a BEST Place to Work in the Federal Government.  We've earned our top ratings by creating a work environment rich in opportunity, diversity, leadership training, teamwork, and work life balance.  Help guide our nation into the next generation of nuclear safety! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission where you can be part of a select group of professionals who protect people and the environment with the peaceful use of nuclear materials in medicine, industry and research.  To find out more about the NRC, we invite you to visit us on the web at

These positions are located in the:

Office of Information Services

Solutions Development Division, Business Line Solutions Branch

Solutions Development Division, Infrastructure Solutions Branch and

Operations Division, Systems Engineering Branch


The Supervisors are:

Susan Daniel, Branch Chief, Business Line Solutions Branch

Gwendolyn Hayden, Branch Chief, Infrastructure and Solutions Branch and

Michael Williams, Branch Chief, Systems Engineering Branch


These positions are bargaining unit positions

Expenses associated with the interview and/or relocation may be paid by the Agency.


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.


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As an IT Specialist (Systems Analyst) you will be responsible for establishing information technology direction and standards to support the Agency’s mission and program goals by:

  • working with customers to identify opportunities where technologies may be used to make their activities more effective and efficient including conducting and analyzing research, conducting assessments and pilots on new and emerging technologies, and reviewing and implementing best practices;
  • assisting customers with their toolkit approvals, ECR requests, screening forms, and business cases;
  • hosting focus group meetings to bring together business and IT staff to jointly identify business needs and identify possible technology solutions;
  • developing and implementing policies for management and use of new and emerging technologies; 
  • serving as agency representative at related government and industry sponsored conferences, trade shows, seminars and workshops;
  • assisting other OIS groups by managing own and team’s support of an interdependent (or matrixed) project development environment.


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In order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level in the Federal Service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is knowledge of the principles, theories and practices of system analysis by demonstrating experience in making IT activities more effective and efficient including conducting and analyzing research, conducting assessments and pilots on new and emerging technologies.

You must meet the qualifications for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.


When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the job requirements.  You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume. If you are among the top candidates for this position, your application will be referred to the hiring manager.

Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position.  Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.


The IDEAL CANDIDATE for this position will demonstrate the following expertise and skills:

  • Experience providing consultation, analysis, planning, development services and integration of enterprise wide Information Technology (IT) infrastructure projects (e.g. desktop OS, server OS, telecommunications, and Local/Wide Area Network (LAN/WAN) operating and application environments). Broad based knowledge of the theory, principles and techniques pertaining to the application of IT infrastructure systems and technology for the collection, transmission, storage, retrieval and production of management information and solution of technical problems.
  • Knowledge and experience dealing effectively with system users for the purpose of   understanding their requirements, negotiating conflicting views, assessing tradeoffs in  user needs, performance and cost considerations, and providing guidance to program  offices and contractors in development and review of specifications and system functionality. 
  • Knowledge and experience with project management and project officer techniques especially as they apply to managing multiple large or complex technical projects.  The ability to keep multiple major projects on schedule and within budget; the ability to adjust resources and schedules to meet changing requirements, and the ability to apply policies, procedures, regulations, and directives in managing projects
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing, and to deal effectively with agency staff at all levels, including senior managers, users, peers, contractors and with personnel from other government agencies and private industry.  This also includes the ability to develop and present written and oral presentations and reports to program offices and senior management.

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As an NRC employee you will enjoy excellent Federal Benefits, including: comprehensive health and life insurance plans; Flexible Spending Account Program for health and dependent care; Long Term Care Insurance; Dental and Vision Insurance; retirement savings and investment plan similar to 401(k)  (Thrift Savings Plan); annual (vacation) and paid sick leave; family friendly leave policies; 10 paid holidays per year; transit benefits.  This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


Individuals who are eligible for non-competitive appointment under an OPM special appointing authority may apply for consideration under a comparable NRC non-competitive appointing authority.

The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please notify the Disability Program Coordinator at (301) 287-0712.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Selectees will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation.  False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

A transferable security clearance from another agency or a background investigation leading to a clearance is required for all new hires.  To begin work at the NRC without a security clearance, you must be granted a temporary waiver of the required clearance, referred to as a 145(b) waiver.  To be eligible for a 145 (b) waiver you need favorable education verification, and reference, credit, and criminal history checks.  If a wavier is granted, the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication is required for continued employment.  If you have resided outside the U.S. for an extended period of time, the agency may not be able to (1) grant the 145(b) waiver where the required investigation cannot be completed in a timely manner, or (2) achieve timely completion of the background investigation required for a security clearance.

The NRC is a zero tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use.  Individuals selected for this position will be subject to pre-appointment drug testing unless currently in a NRC position subject to random drug testing AND will be subject to random drug testing upon appointment to the NRC.


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Your application for this vacancy must be received online via the USAJoBs application system BEFORE midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete online resume, you will not be considered for this position. Paper applications will not be accepted unless hardship circumstances can be demonstrated and requests for extensions WILL NOT be granted.  If applying online poses a hardship for you, the Human Resources Specialist listed on the announcement will provide assistance to ensure that applications are submitted online by the closing date.   Applicants must Contact the Human Resources Specialist BEFORE the closing date to speak to someone who can provide assistance for online submission.

You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume.  Breadth, recency, and length of experience in the field; training, awards, and commendations; past and current performance; and community or outside professional activities will be considered to determine your level of knowledge, skill or ability for this position.  To begin the application process, select the "Apply On-line" button to the right on this screen.  Then follow the prompts to login/register, submit all required supplemental documents, and complete the application process. To begin the application process, select the "Apply On-line button to the righ on this screen.  Then follow the prompts to login/register, submit all required supplemental documents, and complete the application process.


List of supplemental material that may be applicable:

If you are a NRC employee you are required to submit your most recent Rating of Record (Performance Appraisal) or a statement saying that one is not available.

If you are a current/reinstatement eligible Federal employee with status (Tenure Group 1 or 2), you will be considered under our merit promotion procedures and must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) to verify competitive status or reinstatement eligibility.  

If you are a Veteran claiming 5-point Veterans' Preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other proof of eligibility.  If you are a Veteran claiming 10-point Veterans' Preference, you must submit a SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference, plus the proof required by that form.  You can find additional information about Veterans' Preference at

If you are applying for a position that requires a college degree, you must submit your College Transcripts.

All supplemental documents will now be collected electronically and should be submitted before the closing date of this vacancy announcement.  You have three choices for submitting your supplemental documents:

1.  Use the "USAJOBS" feature to download documents from your USAJOBS portfolio; or
2.  use the "Upload" feature to upload documents directly from your computer.  The following types of documents can be uploaded:  .gif, .jpeg, .png, .rtf, .pfg, and .doc; or
3. use the "Fax" feature to print the Fax Cover Sheet and fax it, along with your supplemental documents to 1-571-258-4052.


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Phone: 301-287-0750
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 301-287-0712
Agency Information:
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer
Attn: Amanda Noonan Mailstop: 3WFN 3A44
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


You may check the status of your application at any time after the announcement closes by logging onto USAJoBs and selecting "Application Status."

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