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Job Title:  IT Specialist (Server Administrator)
Department:  Judicial Branch
Agency:  Supreme Court of the United States
Job Announcement Number:  SCOTUS-873003-IT

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$62,467.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 to Thursday, April 25, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


This position is a full-time position at the Supreme Court of the United States, in Washington, DC

Closing Date: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 11:59 PM

Current technologies deployed at the Court include: 3GHZ Workstations, 1GHZ to 3GHZ Rack Mount servers, Switched and Routed 100 MB Ethernet Network with a 10GB Backbone, Microsoft Server 2003/2008 and Windows7 Workstations, Microsoft Exchange 2010, SQL 2000/2005/2008/2012, IIS 6/7, Office Suite 2010, Microsoft Access Database applications, VMware ESX Server, EMC and HP/3PAR Storage Area Networks (SAN).


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Meet experience requirements (See Qualifications and Evaluations)
  • Security background check


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Under the guidance of senior staff, the candidate will perform a wide range of tasks and activities involving configuring, administering and monitoring EMC SANs, Microsoft Server and VMware technologies.  The selected candidate will share responsibility for hardware and software upgrades, system patching, troubleshooting, fault isolation and preventive maintenance.  Additional responsibilities include configuration control, maintaining all systems configuration documentation, and interfacing with other groups inside Information Technology, and Court employees as needed.


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Candidates must have a college degree (computer related).  2-3 years’ relevant practical experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.  Candidates must be able to demonstrate working knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory, Windows Server 2003/2008 and Exchange 2010.  VMware ESX, VMWARE View and SAN experience is desirable.  Candidates must possess strong verbal and written communications skills and an aptitude for technical research. As a condition of continued employment, the candidate must be able to acquire and retain a Top Secret (TS) clearance.

The selected candidate will be working with a small group of highly skilled and motivated technical staff, provided with access to Microsoft’s highest level of technical support; an in-house library of up-to-date commercially available technical books and software; a technology lab for development and testing of technology products; and a fully equipped computer training room.  In addition, the Court provides all employees free access to an in-house exercise facility/weight training room.

Employment is subject to the successful completion of a security background check.


We will review and assess your application package in comparison with the posted qualifications for the position. 


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Working for the Supreme Court of the United States offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  Additional benefits include flexible spending accounts, long term care insurance, and the SmartTrip transit subsidy.


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


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To apply for this position, you must submit a completed occupational questionaire (see below).

You must also complete, print and sign the OF-306 form, then upload it along with your resume and cover letter. These three documents are required and must be received by the closing date, Thursday, April 25, 2013, in order to be considered. Please submit only these required documents.

There are two ways to apply. Most people prefer Option 1 - Application Manager.

Option 1: Application Manager

To Apply On-line:

Use Application Manager for convenience and quickest processing. Track your progress to a Complete application package using the My Application Packages checklist and status displays in Application Manager. Your Application Package status must be Complete by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, April 25, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button (above, right) 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 873003. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

Option 2: If it is not possible for you to use Application Manager, you can write your answers on paper. Follow these steps:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire,
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your responses 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.


The following documents are required:

1. Completion of the online Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. OF-306

3. A resume

4. A cover letter


Personnel Office
Phone: (202)479-3404
Agency Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Office of Budget and Personnel
One First Street NE
Washington, DC


Upon submission, you will receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt of your application.  Please be advised that your application will not be considered complete until all of the required documents have been received. 

All applicants will be notified once a selection has been made.



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