Job Overview

Summary

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is a DoD Field Activity responsible for the oversight of two school systems: the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) an the Department of Defense Dependent Elementary & Secondary Schools (DDESS). DoDEA employs more than 13,500 individuals responsible for providing a quality education to approximately 90,000 students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in 13 foreign countries, 7 states, Guam, & Puerto Rico.

This position is located in DoDDS-Europe, Information Technology (IT) Division. Incumbentprovides support to DoDEA educators on the training, guidance, implementation andfunctionality of the Student Management Solutions (SMS) system. Develops, conducts, andrefines reports from the SMS consolidated data base to provide data for assessing programs,preparing reports, and making decisions regarding the educational programs and operationsby DoDEA. Participates with assessing the effectiveness of the HQ, DoDEA SMS database bymonitoring, analyzing, and assessing usage by users in DoDDS-Europe.

Who May Apply:  Individuals who are current career/career-conditional Federal employees in the competitive service who reside in the local commuting area ; reinstatement eligibles who reside in the local commuting area; individuals on an interchange agreement who reside in the local commuting area; DoD Military/Civ spouse eligibles who reside in the local commuting area; Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligibles who reside in the local commuting area; 30% disabled veterans who reside in the local commuting area ; Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA).

Local commuting area is defined as the geographic area surrounding a work site that encompasses the localities where people live and can reasonably be expected to travel back and forth daily to work based on the generally held expectations of the local community. (5 CFR 575.203)

NOTE:  The DoD policy on overseas employment for civilian employees limits overseas tours to 5 years.  Case-by-case extensions beyond the 5 year limit may be granted but are designed only to provide management flexibility to meet defined mission requirements that otherwise cannot be met.

Initial tour of duty is 3 years.

One or more positions may be filled by this vacancy announcement.

Duties

This position is located in DoDDS-Europe, Information Technology (IT) Division. Incumbentprovides support to DoDEA educators on the training, guidance, implementation andfunctionality of the Student Management Solutions (SMS) system. Develops, conducts, andrefines reports from the SMS consolidated data base to provide data for assessing programs,preparing reports, and making decisions regarding the educational programs and operationsby DoDEA.

Participates with assessing the effectiveness of the HQ, DoDEA SMS database bymonitoring, analyzing, and assessing usage by users in DoDDS-Europe.Participates in the development of statements of work for student database managementprograms. With the assistance and advice of procurement specialists, observes governmentwideprocurement laws, rules and regulations. Ensures that all database expenditures areappropriate and procedurally correct. Advises supervisor immediately of any events or trends portending significant under-or over spending.

Approved as a Contractor Officers Representative (COR). Monitors the quality of programservices to ensure compliance with professional quality assurance standards.

Data Management - Performs work that involves the planning, development, implementation,and administration of systems for the acquisition, storage, and retrieval of data. Functionscommonly performed may include: analyzing and defining data requirements andspecifications; designing, normalizing, developing, installing, and implementing databases;maintaining, monitoring, performance tuning, backup, and recovery of databases; installing,configuring, and maintaining database management systems software; analyzing andplanning for anticipated changes in data capacity requirements; developing and administeringdata standards, policies, and procedures; developing and implementing data mining and datawarehousing programs; evaluating and providing recommendations on new databasetechnologies and architectures; and/or ensuring the rigorous application of informationsecurity/information assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of datamanagement services.

Systems Analysis - Involves applying analytical processes to the planning, design andimplementation of new and improved information systems to meet the business requirementsof customer organizations. Applies analytical processes to the planning, design andimplementation of new and improved information systems to meet the business requirementsof customer organizations. Functions commonly performed may include: performing needsanalyses to define opportunities for new or improved business process solutions; consultingwith customers to identify and specify requirements; developing overall functional andsystems requirements and specifications; conducting business process reengineering;conducting feasibility studies and trade-off analyses; preparing business cases for theapplication of IT solutions; defining systems scope and objectives; developing cost estimatesfor new or modified systems; ensuring the integration of all systems components; e.g.,procedures, databases, policies, software, and hardware; planning systems implementation;and/or ensuring the rigorous application of information security/information assurancepolicies, principles, and practices to the systems analysis process.