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Job Title:Information Technology Specialist

Agency:Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Job Announcement Number:2013-HQD-B0096

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$94,499.00 to $156,351.00 / Per Year


Thursday, November 07, 2013 to Thursday, November 21, 2013




Competitive Service - Permanent, Full-Time




1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC View Map


All United States Citizens.

Applicants with status or those eligible under special hiring authorities, should apply under FDIC merit promotion announcement number 2013-HQ-B0097.  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 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is one of the most respected forces in America's financial community. Our mission is to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation's financial system by insuring deposits, examining and supervising financial institutions, and managing receiverships.

The FDIC is ranked as the Number #1 best place to work among mid-sized agencies in the Federal Government.

This position is located in the Division of Information Technology, Enterprise Technology Branch, Business Intelligence Service Center of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation which provides support in the areas of a service delivery program for a business intelligence organization.



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  • Works with end-users to define requirements for business intelligence (BI) applications and analysis to include identifying data sources, developing data acquisition strategies and plans, developing data quality metrics and plans, and defining and documenting business rules for data transformations, designing databases, and defining reports and analytical methods; assist with the establishment of policies, procedures, and guidelines for the creation and maintenance of corporate data; and provides technical guidance to DIT staff on topics of information management.  Provides assistance with the development of logical and physical data models, ETL scripts, metadata definitions and models, queries, and reports, schedules, work processes, and maintenance of procedures to reflect business requirements; maintains awareness of new developments in business intelligence, information management, enterprise architecture (EA) repository and registry, and IT industries.
  • Serves as the liaison between the DIT organization and corporate clients concerning storage and retrieval of information; plans analyzes, designs, and evaluates user information needs for database systems and data warehouse to support business requirements; and assists with studies and analyses to determine technological impact resulting from adoption of approved information systems standards.  Assist in the preparation of proposals for strategic planning, BI projects and related activities regarding corporate information issues; communicates technical requirements, issues and problems to all levels of management and both technical and non-technical personnel; and plans and directs and carries out technical analysis of business IT functions which may cross organization lines.


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Candidates must possesses one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS/CG-12 grade level in Federal service in developing, or directly supporting, a service delivery program for a business intelligence organization, addressing customer needs, business requirements, and the development or deployment of solutions for a business intelligence organization.  

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.
There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.
Applicants eligible for CTAP (Career Transition Assistance Program) or ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 85 or higher in the online assessment to be determined "well qualified" for this position.  For more information, click here.

Applicants must have met the qualification requirements (including selective placement factors - if any) for this position by the closing date  to be eligible for this position.

High Risk Position - Background Investigation (BI) required.

Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.


Your resume will be reviewed, including the online assessment questionnaire, to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement.  Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification determination.  Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

If you are found qualified, you will be placed in one of three categories:  Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.  These category assignments are a measure of the degree in which your background and responses to the assessment questions match the competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below.  Within these categories, candidates eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

1. Knowledge of principles and concepts of business intelligence, information resource management, relational database structures, database design, and data analysis.

2. Knowledge of Database Management Systems.

3. Ability to use modeling software to develop logical data models and build data warehouses, develop operating platforms, and perform metadata management.

4. Ability to perform data analysis and data administration to analyze management information needs, define business-oriented problems, and propose systemic solutions.

5. Knowledge and use of application development methodologies and data architecture, including information management standards and procedures.

6. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs.  Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.
To preview questions please click here.


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In addition to the regular benefits offered by Federal agencies, the FDIC offers additional benefits to its employees.  These benefits, some at minimal cost, are some of the best and most competitive in both the private and public sectors.

To find out more, click here.

Relocation benefits will be provided.


To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here.    
Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.
If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary period.


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To begin, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts to register and establish a USAJOBS account, complete the online assessment questionnaire, and submit all required documents.  Please be sure to click "FINISH" to complete the application process.

You must apply online.  Applicants requesting an exception from the online process must contact the Human Resources Specialist or contact point listed in this announcement prior to 12:00 noon local time on the closing date.

To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status."  Click on the "Position Title," and then select "Apply Online" to continue.

You have until 11:59 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement to complete the application process.


Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application:

VETERANS' PREFERENCE:  If you are claiming veterans' preference, click here.  (Note:  Veterans should submit the Member 4 copy of the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - or other copy showing the type of discharge/character of service [e.g., Honorable, Under Honorable Conditions, etc.] along with any other required documents.)

FDIC CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP):  If you are a displaced or surplus FDIC or Federal employee eligible for consideration under the CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility.  For more information, click here.


Nicole Harris
Phone: 703-562-2584
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 800-925-4618
Agency Information:
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Human Resources Service Center
3501 Fairfax Drive
HRB (PA-1730-5007)
Arlington, VA
Fax: 000-000-0000


Thank you for your interest in working for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. You may check the status of your application on-line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through USAJOBS by signing in and selecting "Application Status."

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