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Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Program Analyst in Baileys Crossroads, Virginia


This position is located in the Branch of Data Integration (BDI) within the Division of Budget and Technical Support (DBTS) under the Assistant Director for Ecological Services (AD-ES) in Bailey's Crossroads, VA.


As a Business Analyst, duties include, but are not limited to, the following: Review and monitor long-range objectives and milestones for Ecological Services projects ensuring contractor developed applications are viable technical solutions and meet the Service's standards. Conduct qualitative and quantitative assessments on existing and upcoming The Environmental Conservation Online System (ECOS) And ECOSphere applications, which requires consideration of multiple variables. Provide expert advice to contractor proposed solutions to ensure these align with security/information assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of planning and management services. Perform continuous appraisal of system capabilities sufficient to provide appropriate support documentation to maintain ATO accreditation, including: Privacy Impact Analysis, Security Controls / Risk Assessment, Business Impact Analysis, Change Management Plans, and User Role Assignments. Conducting needs analyses to define opportunities for new or improved business process solutions. Develop and prepare business cases for the application of ECOS and ECOSphere IT solutions. Plan ECOS and ECOSphere systems implementations, recommending system architecture and user interfaces based upon analysis and requirements from users. *The Environmental Conservation Online System (ECOS) is made up of 35 web applications that provides access to USFWS data in regard to threatened and endangered species, conservation of habitat and species, refuges, and migratory birds.


Conditions of Employment


Only experience and education obtained by 05/29/2020 will be considered. You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement: Possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience may include: Serving as lead in software requirement gathering session; to enable clear and effective communication with (biological) business sponsors and with technology team; etc; Lead in evaluating business processes, anticipating requirements, uncovering areas for improvement, and developing and implementing solutions; Leading ongoing reviews of business processes and developing optimization strategies; Staying up-to-date on the latest process and IT advancements to automate and modernize systems and making recommendations; Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Education is not required for this series and grade

Additional Information

(85(Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): These programs apply to employees who have been or may be involuntarily separated (e.g. reduction in force, declining to relocate/transfer outside their local commuting area) from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified (85); and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal or Removal Notice; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; or Removal and most recent performance appraisal.). For more information visit: Selective Service Registration: To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System at Telework: FWS has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. Additional Vacancies: More than one position may be filled from this announcement. Relocation: PCS entitlements include payment of basic moving expenses allowed by the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) 302-3.101, which are authorized for eligible applicants changing duty station when the change meets the distance tests as provided in FTR 302-1.1 & 302-2.6. All moving expenses are taxable. Contractor provided home sale is NOT provided; other discretionary benefits may be authorized. Alternate Application Information: If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: