Program Analyst (Large Bank Information Systems)
Department Of The Treasury - Washington, DC

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As a Program Analyst (Large Bank Information Systems), you will assist with development, implementation and administration of large bank information systems

Key Information:
If you wish to be considered for this position under both merit promotion and competitive procedures, you must also submit an application under vacancy announcement MP-LB-13-029D .

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As a Program Analyst (Large Bank Information Systems), you will:

Perform system queries, develop report formats, and conduct analysis of information and the effectiveness of programs. Perform research in emerging information technology, integration of data from different information systems, and capabilities of software programs to formulate recommendations; and provide support to LBS System Administrators performing analysis of business information needs relating to information systems, reports, data definitions, and warehousing of information.

Work closely with system administrators to formulate recommendations on Large Bank Supervision information systems, reports, data definitions, and warehousing of information. Conduct data integrity reviews and analysis. Recommend measures of performance and mechanisms for monitoring program and policy effectiveness. Develop business scenarios and test scripts to be used in User Acceptance Testing. Document and update system used to track business requirements.

Develop draft communications and materials, under the guidance of a LBS System Administrator, that assist with LBS change management and system training processes. Coordinate and monitor development of LBS Sharepoint sites approved by LBSIS Director.

Provide advice and assistance to department staff members who administer or provide content to information systems. Act as liaison to ITS to coordinate introduction of enterprise software and hardware changes to LBS. Address and/or resolve technical problems in consultation with department staff and IT professionals as needed.

Develop and maintain quality assurance procedures for timeliness, accuracy, and the integrity of automated information. Support Large Bank Supervision management through the development of electronic management support tools, automated reports and tracking systems. Assist LBS System Administrator(s) by working closely with agency staff to ensure statutory, regulatory, and functional requirements are met. Perform duties to ensure LBS compliance with NIST FISMA system security requirements.

Serve as the Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR) on projects and/or service contracts under LBSIS administration, and act as liaison to AQM and LBS budget staff. Responsible for reviewing invoices and approving expenditures in accordance with established procedures.

Develop life cycle cost analyses of projects or perform cost benefit or economic evaluations of current or projected programs. Coordinate and monitor OCC staff's access to Fed Bond System under the LBSIS Director's direction and signature authority.

In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following requirements within 60 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement:

You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the NB-IV grade level. The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Specialized experience for this position includes experience:

Experience providing technical assistance in the development, implementation, enhancement and administration of information systems; providing assistance with administrative oversight to information systems ensuring they meet program objectives.


SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: Candidates must possess the following Selective Placement Factor to be considered qualified for the position:

Experience with SQL or SAS to design databases and create relational views for creating analytical reports and dashboards.

Current OCC employees must have a performance rating of at least Level 3 overall and for all critical performance elements to be eligible for promotion.

Your application includes your:

Responses to the online questions, and

Required supporting documents.
We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants: 1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible. 2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas:

  • Ability to assist in the development, implementation and enhancement of large bank systems.
  • Knowledge of Federal Contracting.
  • Demonstrated experience performing research in emerging information technology, integration of data from different information systems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Category Rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three categories, Outstanding, Excellent, Qualified, depending on your experience and education related to this position. Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. Then any applicable veterans' preference points will be added, and your application will be ranked among others. We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview.

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority. "Well-qualified" means that in addition to meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective placement factor(s), if applicable, you must be assigned to the Excellent category.

If you are a person with a disability, a disabled veteran, or otherwise eligible for an appointment under a special appointing authority , you must meet minimum qualification requirements and selective placement factor(s), if applicable. You will be considered under the terms of the special appointing authority for which you indicate eligibility and, if qualified, your name will be referred with a list of others who have applied under the same special appointing authority.

See How To Apply, Step 6, Required Documents, item #2.
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We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits package includes:

Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year;

Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire;

A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount of the health insurance premiums;

A performance-based merit pay program designed to reward employees for excellent performance;

Free OCC dental and vision insurance, long-term disability, and business travel insurance.
Learn more about Federal benefits, click here and about OCC-specific benefits, click here.

Important information regarding Ethics and Conflicts of Interest: If you are currently employed by a national bank or a federal savings association, you will be recused from matters affecting your former employer once you join the OCC. Also, OCC ethics standards generally prohibit employees, their spouses, and minor children from owning securities, such as stock, of banks or savings associations or their affiliates, such as bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies. If you or your spouse or minor child own such securities, which you cannot readily divest, you should discuss these standards with the OCC recruiter, who can provide you contact information for an OCC ethics official.

Relocation benefits may be paid in accordance with OCC's relocation policy.

We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:

Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).

Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.

If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.

Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.

Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . The documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS “E-Verify” System. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is an E-Verify participant.”Travel locally or overnight may be required.

Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and thereafter annually.

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