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Information Systems Specialist

FUNCTIONAL PURPOSE: Evaluates computer hardware and software systems and develops procedures, specifications and policy for the design, selection and acquisition of data processing systems and/or equipment.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Knowledge of advanced automatic data processing technology sufficient to support current and future information systems requirements and to provide advice concerning information technology.

2. Ability to define requirements and to develop technical criteria for distributed equipment and services, including analyzing and determining the metrics associated with distributed computer equipment and related software products and services.

3. Ability to determine operational impact, cost, and risk of implementing new system architecture.

4. Ability to design, develop, evaluate and select distributed processing systems, software, and related peripheral equipment, and manage feasibility studies for their use.

5. Ability to evaluate requests for remote teleprocessing services to determine, using the most cost effective method, whether services should be provided in-house or by contract.

6. Ability to develop and administer ready sources for information technology needs and act as the technical liaison between the contracting officers and vendors for automatic data processing equipment and/or software procurements.

7. Ability to provide guidance on budgetary planning for installation and maintenance of automatic data processing systems.

8. Ability to communicate orally and in writing to provide technical support and coordinate requirements with vendors, consultants, industry and government representatives.

* A statement for each knowledge, skill, or ability (KSA) each bullets must have a STAR (Situation, Task, Action and Result) format.

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1. Knowledge of advanced automatic data processing technology sufficient to support current and future information systems requirements and to provide advice concerning information technology.
SITUATION: The operations of a paper factory were not in sync with incoming raw materials and demand.
TASK; Need to develop an IT system that would synchronize the operations with incoming wood and the sales plans;
ACTION: An internet based automatic input from suppliers of expected delivery timings, computerization of operations and input of sales plans into the system.
RESULT: My action led to harmonization of the supply chain to such an extent that inventory levels were halved.

2. Ability to define requirements and to develop technical criteria for distributed equipment and services, including analyzing and determining the metrics associated with distributed computer equipment and related software products and services.
SITUATION: There were losses because of overstocks and out of stocks at a retail chain.
TASK: Use IT systems to reduce the incidents of out of stock goods/ overstocks.
ACTION Developed an IT system that alerted the store distribution center of low stock items.
RESULT: Both overstocks and out of stock situations were eliminated leading to 8% increase of ...

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