Information Search & Discovery Strategy Analyst

Website Department of Defense

Duties

Summary

The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) is the central facility for the acquisition, preservation, protection, retrieval, and dissemination of scientific and technical information (STI) supporting the Research and Engineering (R&E) needs of the Department of Defense (DoD), as well as federal and industry partners. DTIC provides leading edge information services and analysis products to the DoD community as a recognized leader in information and knowledge management innovations.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as the authority and primary point of contact for all search and discovery initiatives and program innovations.
  • Researches, reviews, and evaluates new Internet services and technologies and prepares information analyses.
  • Manages the agency development of search and discovery products and services.
  • Agency’s principal authority regarding the organization and retrieval of information.
  • Keeps current with state-of-the-art developments in the fields of information storage and retrieval, strategic searching, and discovery applications.
  • Evaluates emerging information discovery capabilities to identify new search engines to use as prototype for possible agency utilization.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Suitable for Federal Employment
  • Registered for Selective Service (if applicable)
  • This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.

Qualifications

One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade GS-12 within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required.

Specialized experience for GS-13 is defined as: functional knowledge of the practices, and techniques of developing and implementing search and discovery technologies focused on improving the user’s search experience and the user’s exposure to the most relevant information based on that user’s needs. Examples of specialized experience include: Implementing policy and developing and implementing search technologies focusing on search and discovery of data residing in structured and unstructured technical repositories. Researching and analyzing search tools and technologies capable of serving up data residing in multiple database types to include Oracle, SQL and No-SQL environments. Knowledge of techniques for Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Providing recommendations on the technical direction impacting future search technologies.

One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade GS-13 within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required.

Specialized experience for GS-14 is defined as: command of the principles, methods, practices, and techniques for planning, developing and implementing search and discovery technologies focused on improving the user’s search experience and the user’s exposure to the most relevant information based on that user’s needs and understanding of search engine implementation and application of user interfaces for search and discovery. Examples of specialized experience include: Developing policy and planning of a search program regarding search and discovery of data residing in structured and unstructured technical repositories. Researching and analyzing search tools and technologies capable of serving up data residing in multiple database types to include Oracle, SQL and No-SQL environments. Understanding and applying techniques for Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Providing recommendations on the technical direction impacting future search technologies.

Volunteer Experience: 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 to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

Education is not substitutable for specialized experience for this grade level.

Additional information

  • Competitive wages, flexible schedules and one of the most comprehensive benefits packages found in either government or private sector. These extraordinary benefits encompass health, pay, work/life balance, growth & learning.
  • Selections are subject to restrictions resulting from DoD Program for Stability of Civilian Employment.
  • A two year probationary period may be required.

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