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Job Title:  IT Specialist (SYSADMIN)
Department:  Department Of Justice
Agency:  Offices, Boards and Divisions
Job Announcement Number:  13-ITM-MV-003

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 to Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
2 vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
United States Citizens



Consider joining the DOJ Criminal Division. One of seven litigating Divisions in the Department, the Criminal Division investigates and prosecutes complex criminal matters and assists the 93 United States Attorney Offices in investigations, trials, and appeals. In addition to its direct litigation responsibilities, the Division formulates and implements criminal enforcement policy and provides advice and assistance in sensitive areas of law enforcement; advises the Attorney General, Congress, the Office of Management and Budget and the White House on matters of criminal law; provides legal advice and assistance to federal prosecutors and investigative agencies; and provides leadership for coordinating international as well as federal, state, and local law enforcement matters.


This position is located in the Department of Justice, Criminal Division (CRM).  The Office of Administration's Information Technology Management (ITM) Staff is responsible for the planning, development and management of CRM's information technology and data communication systems and subsystems and for adhering to required standards, policies and procedures.  ITM is responsible for assessing technology requirements and analyzing potential return on technology investment for internal systems and for CRM's interfaces with external systems.  ITM also designs and administers system configuration and architecture, including hardware and software, storage area networks, network operations, desktop systems, and ensures compliance with system security.


The incumbent is responsible for developing the vision and execution of virtualization strategies and modernization for the technical infrastructure.  The incumbent works closely with IT specialists to provide architectural guidance and infrastructure strategies such as cloud computing, capacity planning, and disaster recovery.  In this role, the incumbent is involved in the daily management of Storage and virtualization services, including Problem Management, Change Management, and Capacity Management.  The primary objective is to make sure services are meeting the expectations as defined in the Division's Storage and virtualization Level Agreement.   This position is also responsible for a wide range of assignments and projects relative to information systems and security matters.  As such, incumbent develops, implements, and coordinates activities designed to ensure, protect, and restore IT systems,services and capabilities.  The incumbent ensures the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks,and data through analyzing information systems security profiles and related security programs, policies, procedures and tools.  The incumbent also monitors and evaluates system compliance with IT security requirements and provides advice and guidance in implementing IT security policies and procedures in the development and operation of network systems.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • You may be required to take a drug test.


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As an IT Specialist (Systems Administration), you will be responsible for the following: 


  • Planning,developing, coordinating and managing VNX Storage Services and maintaining SAN functions for the Division, to include Storage and Backup services--Problem Management, Change Management, and Capacity Management.


  • Analyzing information systems security profiles and related security programs, policies, procedures and tools to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Division systems, networks, and data.


  • Monitoring the daily health of XIO tech and EMC² Storage Arrays and Cisco SAN Switches.


  • Resolving hardware/software interface and inter-operability problems; ensuring systems availability, functionality, integrity and efficiency; maintaining systems configuration; Managing the installation and integration of system fixes,updates and enhancements.


  • Supporting and administering the critical services provided by the Information Technology Management section, to includes, administration of the Linux, Red Hat, Unix, Windows, and Virtual Machine Software (VMWare) servers and other related systems and subsystems.


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To be found fully qualified for this position, applicants must affirm their level of expierence in a storage environment.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants that do not meet this Selective Placement Factor will be determined not to be qualified for the position and will not receive further consideration.

To qualify at the GS-13 level, applicants must demonstrate one of the qualifications as listed below:  Individuals must possess one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-12 Federal grade level.


Examples of specialized experience include:


  • Working in an EMC storage environment with experience managing storage growth, storage consolidation, designing, deploying, and managing, backup, recovery, archive solutions, disaster recovery solutions, storage in a virtualized server and cloud computing environment.


  • Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.


  • Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the servicer products that your work unit produces, including the general public,individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance,resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.


  • Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively,taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example,technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations;listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.


  • Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

  • You must submit a complete application package; Resume, Occupational Questionnaire, and applicable supporting documents (See "How To Apply).


  • You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.


  • All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.


  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.


Your application will be evaluated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the basic qualifications for the position listed in this announcement. Please note: Basic qualifications will be determined based on a comparison of your resume against the quality and extent of experience or related education as reflected in the position requirements.


If you are found to be qualified for this position, your resume and supporting documentation will be further assessed and compared to the responses of your occupational/assessment questionnaire. The rating you receive will be based on your responses to the questionnaire. The rating is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position, and will determine the quality category in which you place. Using Category Rating procedures, we will determine the "Best Qualified" candidates, who will then be referred for selection.


If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully as errors or omissions may affect your rating.


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


Relocation expenses may be reimbursed.


Inter agency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over candidates from other agencies for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority over other applicants who are not employees of the Department of Justice if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application 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:


The Career Transition Assistance Plan (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, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating 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 should indicate the type of veteran preference you are claiming on your resume. 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 of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a 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)


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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 assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. Note: To return to a previously Saved or incomplete application you may use the following link:


If you do not have internet access, you are strongly encouraged to visit your local library, state employment commission, or a commercial establishment that provides internet access. If you are unable to apply via electronic mail, you may call our Human Resources main telephone number at(202) 514-2811 to obtain assistance in submitting your application materials.


We will consider the first 40 applications for this position. We will cut off acceptance of applications at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time on the day we receive the 40th application. If you are interested in applying, we strongly recommend that you do so as early as possible. Given anticipated interest, we expect to reach the cut-off number quickly.


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

  1. Your resume - applicants will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of experience or related education as reflected in their resume. Applicants are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show the possession of knowledge of the subject matter pertinent to the position and the technical skills to successfully perform the duties of the position.
  2. Occupational Questionnaire
  3. Applicable Veteran Preference Documentation, i.e. DD-214, VA letter...


As referenced above, complete application packages must be among the first 40 received or be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration, whichever occurs first.


Human Resources
Phone: (202)514-2811
Agency Information:
The Criminal Division
1400 New York Ave
Suite 5000
Washington, DC


We will notify you of your status as a candidate after each step of the recruitment process (receipt of application, determination of basic qualifications, establishment and release of the best qualified/final selection list to the selecting official, and final selection). After extending a tentative job offer and receiving acceptance by the selectee, we will conduct an employment suitability/security background investigation to confirm that the selectee meets all requirements to fill the position. We expect to make a final job offer once all such reviews have been completed.

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