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Job Title:Information Technology Specialist (System Architect)

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Office of Justice Programs

Hiring Organization:Office of the Chief Information Officer

Job Announcement Number:JP-13-038

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, May 09, 2013 to Wednesday, May 22, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-14/15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent - No time limit

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DCView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is located in the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Enterprise Applications Support Division (EASD), Systems Engineering and Operations Branch (SEOB). As a Systems Architect with OJP there are two required core competencies to be demonstrated, Network Engineering and Security Operations. The incumbent is responsible for designing, planning and implementing technical upgrades and migration strategies for OJP LAN/WAN infrastructure. Demonstrated hands-on experience in troubleshooting network performance and familiar with Cisco network equipment and protocols. This position will also responsible for reviewing, testing, implementing, documenting, maintaining, monitoring, optimizing, protecting, and ensuring the security of OJP systems and services. The incumbent will also perform security vulnerability scan and risk analysis in accordance to Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and other federal guidelines and regulations, to include reviewing and remediating system's security vulnerabilities. Providing advice, guidance, and assistance to the Branch Chief in formulating and enunciating OJP's policies, positions and responses to current, emerging and anticipated applications matters and their applicability to OJP.

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=BWPPQ.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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DUTIES:

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(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

Ensures, or participates in ensuring, the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks, and data through the planning, analysis, development, implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of information systems security programs, policies, procedures, and tools.
Evaluates, acquires, configures, and uses software intended to ensure that automated systems are secure from unauthorized use, viral infection, and other problems that would compromise sensitive information in terms of confidentiality, integrity, and availability, or would compromise other aspects of overall system security.

Participates in, and/or performs, the planning, design, implementation, and/or management of an agency-wide enterprise network that integrates, aligns, and streamlines business, application, information, and technology architectures to support the mission, strategies, goals, structure, and processes of the agency.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

(The KSAs below may not apply at all grades)

Demonstrated experience in information systems security operations, techniques, and standards.

Demonstrated experience of system design, implementation and support methods.

Demonstrated experience in network principles, methods and techniques.

Attention to Detail

Oral Communication

Customer Service

Problem Solving

MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Grade 14: Qualifying experience for the GS-14 level requires IT-related experience that demonstrates each of the following four competencies: Attention to Detail; Customer Service; Oral Communication; and Problem Solving; AND one (1) year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-13 level. Specialized experience is experience that is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience must be IT-related and may be paid or unpaid experience.

Example of specialized experience for positions at the GS-14 level, typically gained in the IT field or through performance of work where the primary concern is IT, includes experience analyzing a number of alternative approaches when advising management concerning major aspects of IT system design. The experience demonstrates accomplishment of IT project assignments requiring knowledge of IT requirements and techniques pertinent to the position to be filled.

Grade 15: Qualifying experience for the GS-15 level requires IT-related experience that demonstrates each of the following four competencies: Attention to Detail; Customer Service; Oral Communication; and Problem Solving; AND one (1) year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-14 level. Specialized experience is experience that is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience must be IT-related and may be paid or unpaid experience.

Example of specialized experience for positions at the GS-15 level, typically gained in the IT field or through performance of work where the primary concern is IT, includes experience analyzing a number of alternative approaches when advising management concerning major aspects of IT system design. The experience demonstrates accomplishment of IT project assignments requiring knowledge of IT requirements and techniques pertinent to the position to be filled.


See Other Information for further requirements.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.


BENEFITS:

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OJP offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc.

OTHER INFORMATION:

OJP offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc .

OJP offers various alternative work schedules and telework, which varies from office to office. Alternative work schedules afford employees the opportunity to work compressed or alternate work schedules. The telework program allows many employees to work from home or at an alternate location on a recurring or situational basis.

OJP has partnered with the Vida Fitness Center, which is conveniently located in the Verizon Center, for your physical fitness needs. In addition, OJP offers on-site fitness centers at various DOJ locations within the downtown areas, most of which are located within walking distance. OJP also offers credit union services; ATM machine is located on-site. We also have a health unit and an on-site nurse for your usage and convenience.

Transit Benefits: To defray your commuting cost, we are pleased to offer the Employee Transit Benefit Program which allows eligible employees to receive up to $240 per month tax-free.

Service Credit for Non-Federal Experience: The Federal Workforce Flexibility Act allows newly hired employees to be granted credit for previous military or private sector experience directly related to the position for which hired. This non-Federal experience may be counted as service time for annual leave accrual purposes upon appointment. For additional information, please contact the human resources representative identified on this announcement.

This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions within 90 days of the closing date.

Selectees may be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.

Bargaining Unit Status: Eligible.

Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the close of this announcement.

How to Apply: The primary method of applying for this vacancy is online via the Internet at www.avuedigitalservices.com/xxx/applicant.html. If you do not have access to the Internet, you are strongly encouraged to visit your library, state employment commission, or a commercial establishment that provides Internet access to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, you may call Ave Digital Services at 800-407-0147 to obtain a copy of the vacancy announcement, applicant qualification form (Form No. F-15566-AVUE), and instructions for completing the form. No other form of application will be accepted.

Applicants submitting proof documents can electronically attach them, or scan and attach them, to the employment application. If this is not possible, copies of documents can be faxed to 253-573-9869, or mailed to the following address: Office ofJustice Programs (OJP), c/o Avue Technologies Corporation, ATTN: Avue Enterprise Direct, 1145 Broadway Plaza, Suite 800, Tacoma, WA 98402 or email them to OJPApplicants@usdoj.gov . All faxed or mailed proof documents must be identified with applicant's name and vacancy announcement number.

Applications and supporting documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

Applicants who apply online will automatically receive email acknowledgement of receipt of their application.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Agencies have a number of flexibilities in selecting candidates. This announcement is being used to consider internal Merit Promotion and external candidates. You will be considered under all categories for which you are eligible. Therefore, the same pool of candidates may be referred to a variety of vacancies. In order to maximize the number of ways in which an individual can be considered, your application may be rated under any of the following methods:

CATEGORY RATING: Under this method your application will be evaluated and rated under the DOJ/OJP Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your application will 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. Although veteran preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described above, 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 qualify category (i.e., Best Qualified), except for scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher.

STATUS/MERIT PROMOTION: Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on the announcement. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. As a current or former federal employee, you must meet time-in-grade and all qualification requirements for consideration upon the closing date of this announcement.

Regardless of the method in which you are evaluated, your application, resume, and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on the announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your resume and application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.

Your on-line application includes your:
1. Resume and/or work history profile,
2. Responses to the online questions,
3. Required supporting documents,
4. Cover letter (optional).
Note: If a cover letter is submitted, it may be used to assess your qualifications.

We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated against your responses to the occupational Questionnaire. You may also be further evaluated using additional assessment processes. Review your resume and responses carefully. Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score. A human resources representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official. Your resume will be among the factors used in setting your pay, should you be made an offer of employment. Please ensure that it full describes your experience as it relates to the position for which you are applying.
3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview.

Status applicants must submit a copy of their most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which verifies status.

The Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.

The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department.

The Department provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing specialist listed in the vacancy announcement. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Moving expenses are not authorized.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Government housing is not available.

BENEFITS: A variety of health insurance plans; retirement system with investment options; paid holiday; paid sick and annual (vacation) leave; life insurance; incentive systems; subsidized transportation, flexible work schedule, training and development opportunities, family/worklife program, etc.

Recruitment bonus is not authorized.

Telework: This position is eligible to telework.

Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation.

As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. 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.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Generally, preference is granted to veterans who entered military service prior to October 14, 1976; or served on active duty during the period from August 2, 1990, through January 2, 1992, and who are otherwise eligible; or who served on active duty during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; or who have served in a military action for which they received a Campaign Badge or Expeditionary Medal. This includes the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) awarded to those who participated in Operation Joint Endeavor or Operation Joint Guard. Also, you may be entitled to veterans' preference if you are a disabled veteran; you have received a Purple Heart; you are the spouse or mother of a disabled veteran; or you are the widow, widower, or mother of a deceased veteran. You will need to submit a Standard Form (SF) 15 and proof of your claim.

If you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, or you are applying for consideration under the Veteran Employment Opportunity Act or Veteran Readjustment Authority, attach a copy of your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" or other proof of eligibility. If you are applying for consideration under the 30% or more Disabled Veteran Authority, you must attach a SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates 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 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 as outlined in the Required Documents section of this announcement.

This appointment requires completion of a one-year probationary period. During this time period, employee's conduct and performance will be monitored in order to determine if employee will be retained.

Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may lose consideration for this position (or lose the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants who qualify based on education or a combination of education and experience are required to submit an unofficial transcript. (Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript(s) will be required prior to your first day.)

If you are a current Federal employee in a permanent, competitive service position, you must submit documents to confirm your status.

If you are a former Federal employee who is reinstatement eligible based on prior federal permanent competitive service, you must submit documents to confirm your eligibility.
- Submit an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) or other official agency documentation that shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "Position Occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "Tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".)
- Submit your most recent Performance Appraisal (dated within the last 18 months) or a separate statement explaining why you are unable to submit your appraisal.

If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action or other official agency documentation showing that.

You must indicate on your on-line application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, you must submit an additional SF-50 or other official agency documentation showing this grade in order to receive credit.

In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, you must submit upon the closing of this announcement, 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.

For proof of CTAP eligibility, you must provide a copy of a document from each of the following three categories:
1. One of the following:
- Your Reduction in Force (RIF) separation notice;
- Your Reduction in Force (RIF) notice offering a lower graded position accompanied by a declination of the offer (the RIF notice must state that declination will result in separation under RIF);
- Notice of proposed removal for declining a directed geographic relocation outside the local commuting area (for example, a directed reassignment or change in duty station);
- Certificate of expected separation; or
- Other official agency certification or notification indicating that your position is surplus (for example, a notice of position abolishment or a notice of eligibility for discontinued service retirement).

2. Your Notification of Personnel Action(s), SF-50(s), or other official documentation that shows:
a. You are a current:
-Career or career-conditional competitive service employee, in tenure group 1 or 2, at grade GS-15 or equivalent and below; or
-Excepted service employee serving without time limit at grade GS-15 or equivalent and below who has been conferred noncompetitive appointment eligibility and selection priority by law for competitive service positions; and

b. The position you may be or are being separated from:
- Is equal to or higher than the grade of the job announced; and
- Has the same or higher promotion potential as the job announced; and
- Is in the same local commuting area as the job.

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the ICTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility. For proof of ICTAP eligibility, you must provide a copy of a document from each of the following three categories:
1. One of the following:
- Your Reduction in Force (RIF) separation notice;
- Your Reduction in Force (RIF) notice offering a lower graded position accompanied by a declination of the offer (the RIF notice must state that declination will result in separation under RIF);
- Notice of proposed removal for declining a directed geographical relocation outside the local commuting area, (e.g., a directed reassignment or a change in duty station);
- Certification from your former employing agency documenting that it was unable to place you as required by part 353 of 5 CFR (Restoration to duty from compensable injury);
- Notification from OPM that your disability annuity has been or will be terminated;
- Certification that you are a former Military Reserve Technician or National Guard Technician receiving a special disability retirement annuity from the military department or National Guard Bureau

2. Your Notification of Personnel Action(s), SF-50(s), or other official documentation that shows:
a. You are a current or former:
- Career or career-conditional competitive service employee, in tenure group 1 or 2, at grade GS-15 or equivalent and below; or
- Excepted service employee serving without time limit at grade GS-15 or equivalent and below who has been conferred noncompetitive appointment eligibility and selection priority by law for competitive service positions; and

b. The position you may be or are being separated from:
- Is equal to or higher than the grade of the job announced; and
- Has the same or higher promotion potential as the job announced; and
- Is in the same local commuting area as the job announced.

3. Your most recent performance rating of record (which must be rated at least fully successful or equivalent). This is not required if you are eligible for ICTAP due to compensable injury or disability retirement.

If you are applying under a special hiring authority, submit a copy of proof of your eligibility.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=BWPPQ.

If you are unable to apply online, you may contact the employing office for alternate application procedures. Please call Joe Avue at 800-407-0147or email at joeavue@avuetech.com .

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Constance Jones
Phone: 2026168663
Fax: 2025143076
Email: Constance.Jones2@usdoj.gov
Agency Information:
DOJ/ Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
810 7th Street NW
Room 3300
Washington, Dist of Columbia
20531
US
Fax: 2025143076

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.

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Job Announcement Number:

JP-13-038

Control Number:

343279300