“The Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Systems (ODCS) directs the conduct of systems and operational integration and strategic planning processes, and the implementation of a comprehensive systems configuration management, database management and data administration program. A subcomponent, the Office of Disability Information Systems (ODIS) directs, develops, implements and maintains systems that support the agency’s new and modified Disability and health insurance programs.”
- The Associate Commissioner for Disability Information Systems (AC, ODIS) leads the office responsible for directing the design, development, and implementation of the Social Security Administration’s systems that support the Disability Program and Health Information Technology. The AC, ODIS is responsible for the all phases in the systems development lifecycle, including: determining business needs and detailed requirements; identifying automation solutions for user needs; analyzing existing computer applications; preparing recommendations; software design and development; testing systems, implementing security standards; and implementing and installing new and modified systems.
- S/he conducts long-range planning and analysis to define new and improved systems processes in support of agency needs, and maintains a comprehensive, updated and integrated set of software programs. ODIS implements systems required by new legislation, regulations and SSA policy directives. The incumbent also evaluates legislative proposals, regulations and policy changes affecting the agency’s Disability Program software and hearings, appeals and litigation software.
- The AC, ODIS is directly responsible for designing, developing, testing, implementing, and evaluating programmatic data requirements, functional specifications, procedures, instructions and standards (including security and fraud detection) in conformance with SSA’s software engineering environment for the Disability Program, including service to the State Disability Determination Service (DDS) offices, and for hearings, appeals, and litigation.
- S/he participates in the development, maintenance and coordination of the overall approved agency plans for fulfilling short-term and long-range programmatic systems development as they relate to the Disability Program and to hearings, appeals, and litigation. This includes determining, classifying and ranking systems needs of all Agency components and recommending final priorities for approval.
- The AC, ODIS also leads/collaborates on efforts with the business community to develop systems requirements and procedures as they relate to legislation and regulations specific to the Social Security Act and SSA policy directives.”
G2X TAKE: Those who support the Social Security Administration may want to influence who applies for this SES role that is responsible for all phases in the systems development lifecycle, including: identifying automation solutions for user needs; analyzing existing computer applications; software design and development; testing systems, implementing security standards; and implementing and installing new and modified systems.