IT Related Job Series
Like all other federal jobs, positions are classified by job series. Within our sphere of influence, there are a few that are the most common —2210, 0340, and 0343. Below is a list of these and other series associated with the Office of Information and Technology. In some series, like 0671 or 1601, these are not often directly related. Some positions may require additional training or certification to apply.
This is the predominant series within the Office of Information and Technology and includes everything from desktop support to enterprise networking to application management to cybersecurity.
This series covers two-grade interval administrative positions that manage, supervise, lead, administer, develop, deliver, and support information technology (IT) systems and services. This series covers only those positions for which the paramount requirement is knowledge of IT principles, concepts, and methods; e.g., data storage, software applications, networking. Information technology refers to systems and services used in the automated acquisition, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, assurance, or reception of information. Information technology includes computers, network components, peripheral equipment, software, firmware, services, and related resources.See Open 2210 Positions
This series covers all classes of positions the duties of which are to manage or direct, or to assist in a line capacity in managing or directing, one or more programs, including appropriate supporting service organizations, when the paramount qualification requirement of the positions is management and executive knowledge and ability and when the positions do not require competence in a specialized subject-matter or functional area. (Positions in which specialized subject matter or functional competence is a necessary qualification requirement are classifiable to whichever specialized or general series is most appropriate.)See Open 0340 Positions
This series covers positions that primarily serve as analysts and advisors to management on the evaluation of the effectiveness of government programs and operations or the productivity and efficiency of the management of Federal agencies or both. Positions in this series require knowledge of: the substantive nature of agency programs and activities; agency missions, policies, and objectives; management principles and processes; and the analytical and evaluative methods and techniques for assessing program development or execution and improving organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Some positions also require an understanding of basic budgetary and financial management principles and techniques as they relate to long range planning of programs and objectives. The work requires skill in: application of fact-finding and investigative techniques; oral and written communications; and development of presentations and reports.See Open 0343 Positions
Positions in this series provide support to health care management officials by analyzing, evaluating, advising on or coordinating health care delivery systems and operations. Such positions may be located within an operating health care facility or at a higher organizational echelon. In addition to a high degree of analytical ability, positions in this series require specialized knowledge of the basic principles and practices related to the management of health care delivery systems.See Open 0671 Positions
From graphic design to illustration, this series has a wide range of possibilities. These positions are occasionally part of an OIT requirement.
This series covers positions that supervise or perform work involved in communicating information through visual means. Work in this series includes the design and display of such visual materials as photographs, illustrations, diagrams, graphs, objects, models, slides, and charts used in books, magazines, pamphlets, exhibits, live or video recorded speeches or lectures, and other means of communicating. The work requires knowledge of and ability to apply the principles of visual design; knowledge of the technical characteristics associated with various methods of visual display; and the ability to present subject matter information in a visual form that will convey the intended message to, or have the desired effect on, the intended audienceSee Open 1084 Positions
Are you a technical writer or do you have an interest in documentation? If so, take a look at this series.
This series includes positions that involve supervision or performance of work in developing, coordinating, processing, and transmitting specialized information. The work requires (a) a broad knowledge of one or more scientific, engineering, technical, or other disciplines or fields of interest sufficient to understand the significance and relationships of the concepts and ideas contained in the information, and (b) a practical knowledge of one or more techniques for organizing, accessing, or disseminating information. Common functions in the occupation are indexing; developing and maintaining thesauri; preparing bibliographies, digests, and reports; searching subject-oriented literature and databases, and cataloging highly specialized materials. Some positions also require proficiency in one or more foreign languages.See Open 1412 Positions
Within VA, this series is typically reserved for Biomedical Equipment Support Specialists. While these positions are normally related to support of clinical equipment, occasionally positions are available that have an IT support role when related to Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS).
This series covers two-grade interval positions that manage, supervise, lead, or perform administrative work that involves:
- a combination of work characteristic of two or more series in the Equipment, Facilities, and Services Group where no one type of work is series controlling; or
- other two-grade interval work classified in this group for which no other series has been established