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Job Title:Information Technology Specialist

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions

Job Announcement Number:ATR-12-23

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year


Monday, January 07, 2013 to Friday, January 11, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
District of Columbia, DC United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Are you ready to contribute to matters of national importance that promote a competitive and productive American economy?

The Antitrust Division has an opening for an Information Technology Specialist to join our dedicated team and gain invaluable experience working in the public interest to protect the competitive process.

The Division’s work ranges over the entire spectrum of the U.S. economy. Its merger and civil enforcement cases can affect the structure and performance of an entire industry, and its criminal enforcement detects and punishes white-collar antitrust crimes that rob American consumers. This position is located in the Information Systems Support Group, Office Automation Staff, of the Antitrust Division.


  • You must be a US citizen to be considered for this position.
  • Background Investigation and Drug Testing Required.


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The incumbent provides expert technical advice and direction to professionals who carry out complex IT projects involving mission-oriented programs and plans and develops long-range objectives for substantive IT projects that implement enterprise-level applications or changes to IT infrastructure to eliminate inefficiencies and to optimize organizational assets.

Representative duties: using formal Project Management knowledge and skills to oversee the analysis, design, execution and support of assigned engineering projects, including resource planning and budgets, reviewing, approving and monitoring engineering project schedules to ensure milestones meet project requirements, reviewing hardware/software solutions, installation plans and scheduling, and reviewing delivery orders and tasking order requests for accuracy and compliance, establishing task priorities, allocating resources, monitoring progress of scheduled activities, troubleshooting problems and making necessary adjustments to ensure completion as directed and as scheduled, reviewing and approving written and presented system design documentation, resolving network issues with sensitivity related to court or Division mandated deadlines, providing guidance and technical direction for engineering design of Remote Trial Set-ups, leading the design and engineering of enterprise SQL Server based litigation support software implementations, such as Summation and Relativity, optimizing applications for state-of-the-art technology and functionality, performing feasibility studies including original research, recommending new methodologies based on feasibility analyses, ensuring the rigorous application of information security/information assurance polices, principles, and practices to the delivery of application software services, preparing programming specifications for implementation by computer programmers, developing test plans and scripts and overseeing testing by others, recommending improved automation approaches and delivering high quality information systems that support the achievement of core agency mission requirements.

Occasional travel to remote sites required.


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Qualifying for this position requires one full year of specialized experience, comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-13 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). Examples of your experience must be identified in your resume.

Specialized experience is experience that equips the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position as described above, and that is typically in, or related to, the position to be filled.  Examples of specialized experience include: providing advice and guidance on a wide range and variety of complex IT issues, interpreting IT policies, standards, and guidelines, conducting analyses and providing recommendations of resolution of complex IT issues, testing and optimizing the functionality of systems, networks and data, evaluating proposals for the acquisition of IT products or services, providing technical leadership on group projects, drafting IT policies and plans, monitoring and evaluating systems’ compliance with IT security requirements, advising on the merits of proposed systems development projects, ensuring applications comply with regulatory requirements, ensuring applications are consistent with the current and planned infrastructure and data environments, or applying new methods to resolve complex and/or intricate, controversial, or unprecedented issues and problems.

Education may not be used to qualify for this position.

Please be sure to include all of the following information in your résumé:

Job Information:

  • Vacancy Identification Number, title, grade and location for which you are applying.

Personal Information:

  • Full name, mailing address (with zip code) and day/evening telephone number (with area code).
  • If ever employed by the Federal Government, please show the highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment in grade.

Relevant Education:

  • Colleges, Universities and/or Technical Schools attended, city, state and zip code.
  • Major field(s) of study.
  • Type and year of degree(s) and/or certificates received. If no degree received, show total credit hours received in semester or quarter hours.

Work Experience for each paid or non-paid position held related to the job for which you are applying (do not provide copies of job descriptions):

  • Job title.
  • Duties and accomplishments.
  • Number of hours per week.
  • Employer's name and address.
  • Supervisor's name and phone number.
  • Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year).
  • Salary.
  • Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.

Other Qualifications:

  • Job-related training courses (title and year).
  • Job-related skills (e.g., other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc.)
  • Job-related certificates and licenses.
  • Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments. (e.g., publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, performance awards, etc.)

Do not send copies of documents unless specifically requested.


Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ’s Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. 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. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration.


You will be rated on the following Competencies:

  • Knowledge in existing systems and emerging technologies.
  • Ability to design and develop technical architecture and applications.
  • Skill in managing projects; to include planning, prioritizing, and assigning work.
  • Ability to think strategically.
  • Skill in adaptability.
  • Functional knowledge.
  • Technical skills.
  • Ability to teamwork.


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    The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

    Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit:

    Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit:

    Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit:

    Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit:

    Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit:

    Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit:


    • This is a non-supervisory position; candidate selected will be subject to a one year probationary period.
    • This is a full-time, competitive service position outside of the bargaining unit.
    • U.S. citizenship is required.
    • The Antitrust Division participates in the E-Verify program.
    • The materials you send with your application will not be returned.
    • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
    • Direct Deposit is required in accordance with 31 CFR 208.
    • All applicants selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.
    • Employment is also contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background investigation adjudicated by the Department of Justice.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) - The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, or if your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your I/CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate a score of 85 or better using established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at:

    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) - The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate a score of 85 or better using established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at:

    Veteran Preference - If you are entitled to veteran preference, you must indicate the type of veteran preference you are claiming in your application and submit the appropriate documentation as specified below.
    In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
    In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower if a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a signed and dated Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.
    Although veteran preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under "How You Will Be Evaluated," veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified. In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category (i.e. Best Qualified).

    Selective Service - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See

    Reasonable Accommodation Statement - Federal Agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    EEO Statement - The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.


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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. A Résumé.
    2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire.
    3. Other supporting documents, if applicable.

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of this announcement, Friday, January 11, 2013.

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 

    Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. 

    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following vacancy ID: 815491. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144. 

    If you cannot apply online:

    1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire,
    2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire, and
    3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


    A résumé is required by the closing date of this announcement. You may be asked to provide documentation of certification(s) if you are selected for interview.


    Karen Jung
    Phone: (202)514-8885
    Agency Information:
    Department of Justice Antitrust Division
    Personnel Staff
    450 5th Street NW
    Suite 3100
    Washington, DC


    Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will be notified of the outcome via e-mail.

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