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    Summary

    The OIG offers potential for advancement, excellent benefits, and numerous training opportunities. We are located in 13 states throughout the U.S. Please visit our website at http://www.ig.energy.gov/.

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    Responsibilities

    As a Information Technology Specialist, you will:

    1. Provide technical expertise to assist Cyber Investigations and Forensic Analysis (CIFA) and TechOps Headquarters and regional offices in the analysis, evaluation, and determination of the most efficient and effective approach for the collection, storage, searching, review, and production of documents and electronically stored information (ESI).
    2. Develop and maintain the daily operations of the eDiscovery program. Identify solutions to CIFA resource requirements, complete reporting requirements, and develop and provide guidance for policy and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
    3. Create developmental plans for eDiscovery projects, helping to ensure compliance with Federal and administrative court rules. Manage project tasks, including all activities associated with project management, project planning, progress assessments, quality reviews, implementation strategies, as well as user and staff communication.
    4. Serve as an information technology adviser and consultant providing litigation support for sensitive and complex programs, issues, and problems being addressed by the OIG.
    5. Serve as a technical resource on a wide variety of litigation support products, eDiscovery tools and software including, but not limited to, Relativity.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
    • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
    • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
    • Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation.
    • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

    Qualifications

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: To qualified for the GS-14 grade level, you must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience include, but is not limited to leading or serving on a team responsible for developing and maintaining electronic discovery (eDiscovery) program plans.

    Education

    There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-14 level.

    Additional information

    1. The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    2. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across DOE.
    3. For general information on government-wide Telework polices visit: www.telework.gov

    This announcement is set to close after receiving 200 applicants which may be sooner than the closing date.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your responses to the self-assessment questions (True/False, Yes/ No, Multiple Choice questions) will be evaluated and you will be placed into one of three pre-defined quality categories under Category Rating procedures. These categories are "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified", and "Qualified. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    • Attention to Detail
    • Communications and Media
    • Customer Service
    • Problem Solving


    Application of Veterans' Preference: If you are a preference eligible candidate, you will be listed at the top of whichever quality category your rating places you in. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and higher.

    Career Transition Assistance Programs: To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet the eligibility criteria; and 2) be rated "well-qualified", which is defined as scoring in the Well Qualified category (or higher).

    You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date (09/22/2021) of this announcement.

    To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11225889

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Q Access Authorization

    Drug test required

    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process

    Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness, National security

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    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you MUST provide a complete application package which includes:

    • Your RESUME showing all relevant work experience (paid and unpaid) including: duties performed; full name and address of each employer; start and end dates (month/day/year); work schedule (part-time, full-time, number of hours if intermittent); salary; and any completed education and training (program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
    • Cover Letter, optional, expressing additional information not covered in your resume.
    • Transcripts, if specific educational requirements are indicated in this job announcement.Unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned (semester or quarter hour) and final grade is acceptable. It is your responsibility to provide adequate proof that you meet the educational requirements.
    • Veterans' Preference documentation,if applicable, DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service; current active duty members- certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within 120 days; SF-15 Form and related documentation; VA letter. For more information visit the USAJOBS Help Center & OPM CHCOC website for VOW information.
    • Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable(e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.) For more information see the OPM Guide to Career Transition.

    Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin an application. To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, to include submission of the required documentation specified in the Required Documents section. A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the announcement closing date to receive consideration.

    The application process is as follows:

    1. You must have a login.gov account to sign into USAJOBS: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/account/.
    2. To begin the application process in USAJOBS, click the Apply Online button.
    3. Answer the questions presented in the application and attach all required and supporting documentation.
    4. You must click the Submit Application button prior to 11:59 pm (ET) on the announcement closing date.
    You may update your application, including supporting documentation, at any time during the announcement open period by returning to your USAJOBS account, select Update Application: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login. This option will no longer be available once the announcement has closed.

    To verify the status of your application, during and after the announcement open period, log into your USAJOBS account; applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each application status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    If you need help with login.gov or USAJOBS (e.g., account access, Resume Builder) visit the USAJOBS Help Center: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/

    If you experience difficulty applying on USAJOBS, after clicking the Apply Online button, or you are experiencing a significant hardship hindering your ability to apply online, the Agency Contact listed in the announcement can assist you during normal business hours. If you receive any system error messages, take screenshots if possible, to aid technical support.

    Agency contact information

    Hilda Cobb

    Address

    Office of the Inspector General
    1000 Independence Ave SW
    Washington, DC 20585
    US
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    The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Inspector General is currently looking for an Information Technology Specialist, to support our Cyber Investigations and Forensic Analysis (CIFA) unit and eDiscovery program. Join our professional team of criminal investigators who help support DOE's mission through investigating alleged violations of law to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse, and to promote efficiency and economy in program and operations of the DOE.

    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. The status of your application will be updated in USAJOBS as it is evaluated.

    You can check the status by logging into USAJOBS. You may also sign up to receive automatic emails anytime the status of your application changes by logging into your USAJobs Account and editing the Notification Settings.

    You will be contacted directly if an interview is required.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/613606700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.