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Job Title:  Information Technology Specialist (Systems Analysis), GS-2210-12
Department:  Department Of Homeland Security
Agency:  U.S. Coast Guard
Job Announcement Number:  13-1923-HQ-RW-DHA

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$74,872.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 to Thursday, October 17, 2013
This is a full-time position. - This is a Permanent Appointment.
1 vacancy in the following location:
Alexandria, VA, USView Map

This position will be filled through Direct Hire Authority (DHA). All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for further consideration. The "Rule of Three", Veterans Preference, and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy. For more information on Direct-Hire Authority:


Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career?  If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling.  DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters.  The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.  Make an impact; join DHS.

Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

For over two centuries the The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.  

This position is located in DHS, U.S. Coast Guard, Telecommunication and Information Systems Command (TISCOM), in Alexandria, VA.


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • This position requires a Secret clearance.


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The incumbent serves as an Information Technology (IT) Project Officer and is responsible for all aspects of design, development, maintenance, and client management for assigned projects.  

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team.  Typical work assignments include:

  • Providing government oversight for contractor technical staff involved in the full range of applications development activities for major software projects
  • Performing a variety of duties related to information technology (IT) projects involving program-related issues that contain complicating elements
  • Providing government oversight for contractor technical staff involved in the full range of work involved in the end-to-end development of information technology systems with complex designs
  • Monitoring and evaluating contractor policies, practices, procedures, techniques, methods and management controls for specialized IT contracts
  • Communicating and visiting with clients regularly to provide support and ensure delivery of quality products and services
  • Managing new equipment or sub-systems prior to their entry into the supply system


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AT THE GS-12 LEVEL: Completed at least 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Such experience is typically gained in the IT field or through the performance of work where the primary concern is IT. Some examples of specialized experience are: providing government oversight for contractor technical staff involved in the full range of applications development activities for major software projects; performing diagnostic testing and solving complex technical problems; planning and developing requirements and specifications for new or upgraded hardware or peripheral equipment; providing government oversight for contractor technical staff involved in the full range of work involved in the end-to-end development of information technology systems with complex designs; monitoring and evaluating contractor policies, practices, procedures, techniques, methods and management controls for specialized IT contracts;  and managing new equipment or sub-systems prior to their entry into the supply system.

Applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.

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

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.

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.

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

If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements for this position will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.

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DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including:  health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays.  Other benefits may include:  flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers.  DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities.  For more information, go to and select "benefits."


Please be aware that applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. If selected, at the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306.  Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations e.g., an affirmative answer to a conviction of a felony.

If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to a determination of your suitability for Federal employment.

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System. Visit Selective Service Registration

Moving expenses will not be paid.

All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

All selectees are subject to an appropriate investigation.

More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or  other non-merit factors.

USCG provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact 703-872-6329.  Decisions on granting
reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation


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Applications for this vacancy must be received on-line by 11:59 p.m ET on the closing date of the announcement.  There application process consists of:

    Responses to on-line core questions

If applying on-line poses a hardship to you, the Help Desk listed on the announcement will provide assistance to ensure that applications are submitted on-line by the closing date.  You must contact the Help Desk prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance.  Hours of operation:  Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET, excluding Federal holidays.


CTAP or ICTAP Eligibles must submit proof of eligibility consisting of a copy of your agency notice and a copy of your most recent performance rating.  Applicants who have special priority consideration rights under CTAP or ICTAP provisions must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority consideration.  CTAP or ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they attain a cut-off score of 85 or above.

For more information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility click here.

All documentation as outlined above must be received by the closing date of the announcement and must include the vacancy announcement number on the documents.  A fax cover sheet will be provided to you from the system, with number and instructions to transmit the requested documents.  The required documents will also be accepted by mail and must be received by the closing date of the announcement.  The mailing address is COMMANDANT (CG-1211HQ),


USCG Applicant Support
Phone: 866-656-6830
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
United States Coast Guard
Commandant (CG-1211HQ)
ATTN: Civilian Human Resources
4200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 800, Stop 7130
Arlington, VA
Fax: 000-000-0000


Once the announcement is closed, we will conduct an evaluation of your application and qualifications to determine your ranking.  The most qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration.

To check the status of your application, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status," and then click "More Information."  You may also opt to receive email notifications of application status changes by logging into your USAJOBS account and enabling notification alerts.   

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