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Systems Analyst

Washington, DC · Legal
Systems Analyst
            (a)  Responsibilities/Duties.  May work directly with Government staff and/or under the direction of the Contract IT Manager, Systems Manager, Senior Systems Analyst, or Lead Project Manager.  Based on information gathered from the COR, Government Case Managers, and trial staff, defines system and project requirements. Designs entire system to meet defined requirements Works out the details of functional and design requirements, systems design, programming specifications, data elements, data validation specifications, data capture mechanisms, and data conversion procedures through discussions with Government staff and own superiors. Translates the functional requirements into systems designs suitable for development of appropriate computer programs. Tests software, including preparation and use of sample data for testing purposes.  Makes presentations of findings, recommendations, and specifications in formal reports and in oral presentations.  Develops systems documentation required in the task orders.  Consults with Government staff and with other Contractor staff to assure understanding of task objectives, identifies problems and suggests improvements.  Provides technical expertise, direction and supervision to lower level personnel. May sometimes function as a technical supervisor or team leader for a project.  Reports on progress to Government staff and to superiors.  Provides user and technical documentation and training for systems developed.

  (b)  Qualifications.  Must demonstrate substantial, hands-on, successful experience in actually doing the work on the systems being used, usually at least three years of such experience.  For example, if the work requires setting up interconnected Oracle databases in a UNIX environment, the Systems Analyst must have substantial experience in actually doing the work of setting up Oracle databases in a UNIX environment, including designing, implementing, troubleshooting, populating, maintaining, documenting, and training users on such systems.  Other systems environments and specific project requirements will call for other specific sets of technical skills.  Must demonstrate ability to analyze system requirements and translate those requirements into a coherent system design.  Requires broad knowledge of the Government's IT environments, including office automation networks, and PC and server based databases and applications.  Supervisory or team leader experience very useful.  Requires excellent oral and written communication skills.  Experience in automated litigation support very helpful.  Undergraduate degree strongly preferred; preferably in the computer science or information management/technology disciplines.

Tasks performed by GIS Analysts (Systems Analyst, CLIN 03-0011) – 2 positions
Trails Act takings cases typically include hundreds of properties along a railroad corridor. The defense of these cases requires careful review of title documents and correlation of historic records with current land records. The correlation of title records, property tax maps, and aerial photos is used to identify title-related defenses. Maps produced using these layers of information and data about land use and surface conditions are also used during the valuation phase of each case.
ENRD requires two individuals with Geographic Information Systems (“GIS”) skills to provide support in the gathering of information from multiple sources, input of that information into GIS databases, analysis of that information and the production of maps using GIS software, such as ArcGIS. The two individuals should have a minimum of two years of experience with GIS software and creating custom layouts. The GIS Analysts will be expected to work with the Law Clerk II, attorneys, and paralegals in researching and gathering the data from multiple sources, the compilation and analysis of that data, and the creation of maps. Projects will include developing maps that overlay historic maps with current property tax maps and related GIS data layers obtained from local government agencies and other sources. The GIS Analysts must be able to create imagery and geographic products, query, assess, manipulate, extract and analyze digital data and imagery from various database and ancillary sources, design innovative geospatial processes for improved spatial visualization, and must have skills in geodatabase management and design, topology creation and execution, data interoperability, geocoding, network analysis, raster modeling, spatial interpolation, terrain analysis, and hydrological modeling. The GIS Analysts will provide assistance in identifying the location of individual properties along a corridor and correlating those parcels with historical title records that define the railroad’s interest in the corridor.  The person should be able to perform all of the functions above with little supervision.

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