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Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
JOB #R1902924

System Analyst - Computer Programmer

Systems Analyst - Computer Programmer

Mainframe Background

Education, Community and Social Programs

Open to working at Client site in Washington, DC or remotely if you have experience with AFCARS at the state level.

Job Description

ICF is seeking a Systems Analyst with a current or previous mainframe background to join our technical team of professionals at our customer site, the Children’s Bureau, in Washington, DC.  In this role you will be viewing code from various sources written in multiple languages and within various databases. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • You will serve as the Administrator of a federal reporting systems administered by our customer:  the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS).  This system collects critical data on child welfare programs nationwide.
  • You will be doing analysis/providing recommendations for improvement of the data received (80%) and file processing (20%). Since the information resides in various State database systems, the ideal candidate will have experience working with multiple databases (Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, Ababas, etc.).
  • A solid background with C/C++ code is essential as you will read/interpret logic (there is no development).
  • Solid experience with SQL (any flavor), C, UNIX shell scripting, and MS Access is needed.
  • You will not be doing development but should be able to determine if there are any concerns with the code and prepare a report for the client and maintain technical documentation.
  • Generate and send associated reports to States/Tribes and Children’s Bureau users
  • You will provide technical assistance to the federal program specialists for AFCARS and directly to the states and tribes at the direction of the AFCARS program specialist.
  • Proficient in MS Office tools Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work alone with minimal direction
  • Ability to change priorities quickly and frequently

Specific to AFCARS:

  • Review State/Tribal extract code to ensure program logic adheres to AFCARS guidelines and document required changes to bring into compliance
  • Monitor all state data file transmissions; validate and acknowledge successful transmissions; investigate and work with States/Tribes and/or the Office of Information Services to resolve issues for unsuccessful transmissions
  • Load, process, and aggregate files for processing
  • Monitor processing errors
  • Work with OIS to maintain the integrity and sustainability of AFCARS through a regular back-up process
  • Participate in State/Tribal AFCARS reviews to provide technical support, as needed
  • Keep all AFCARS documentation up to date

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 8 years of experience working in an IT multi-platform environment using a variety of software tools, programming languages and databases
  • 8 years of Business Analyst experience with requirements development, use case analysis and Quality assurance
  • A solid background with C/C++ code (will read/interpret logic only), SQL (any flavor), C, Unix shell scripting, and MS Access
  • Working knowledge of multiple databases such as Oracle, SQL Server, DB2 and ADABAS
  • Hands on experience with “C” language, Linux, Unix, Solaris and the usage of tools like SSH clients, database client, FTP client is required to support a server migration effort and on-going operations
  • Prior knowledge of automated child welfare information systems (like SACWIS)
  • Current or previous experience with COBOL, Natural, SAS, SPSS, and any report generation packages
  • Must be able to pass an extensive background check to obtain a Public Trust Clearance

Preferred Skills:

  • Social programs such as Medicaid or TANF, or experience working with CMS or FNS programs
  • An understanding of cybersecurity from an administrative perspective is desirable

ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting services company with over 7,000 full- and part-time employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. Learn more at icf.com.

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award-winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. 

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law and Pay Transparency Statement.

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Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.comand we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

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