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Technical Information Specialist

Description of duties:

  • Provide high level analysis of data and information systems and standard computer languages to enhance the automated information gathering and reporting systems
  • Perform a variety of website, system, and data storage analysis for all current electronic and paper files associated with regulatory, scientific, and management programs
  • Interpret statutory language into a set of requirements to fulfill informatics or analytics request, develop reports, and design software applications
GS-13: At least one year of specialized experience, equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-12 level or higher in the Federal service that included providing technical guidance to office personnel in the use of database systems; evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of data storage and reporting systems; developing and maintaining a computer tracking, filing, and retrieval system; and using an automated system to extract data to produce computer reports.   
Grade (Salary) Level:
Federal General Schedule (GS) grade levels at which Technical Information Specialist positions are commonly filled are:
  • GS-13 at the headquarters and field levels
Geographical Locations:
Technical Information Specialists are located at HQ (suburban Washington, D.C.) and in facilities throughout the U.S.


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