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Job Title:  Information Technology Specialist
Department:  Department Of Energy
Agency:  Department of Energy
Job Announcement Number:  OIG-13-RG-0038

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$51,630.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year
Friday, September 06, 2013 to Friday, September 13, 2013
Full-time - Recent Graduate
1 vacancy - Washington, DC, US  View Map
Recent College Graduates - Applicants can be appointed to this job within 2 years of receiving their college degree or certificate.  Veterans, precluded from applying due to military service must be appointed within 6 years of receiving their degreee or certificate.


The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Inspector General is currently looking for an Information Technology Specialist in the Office of Management and Administration, in Washington, DC. Join our professional team of auditors, criminal investigators, and inspectors who help support DOE's mission through performance and financial audits, inspections of management issues and administrative allegations, and investigations into alleged violations of law.

This is a Recent Graduate position in the Pathways Program.  The program duration is one year and upon successful completion of the program requirements, the incumbent may be converted to a term, career or career conditional position.
DOE is the Nation's top sponsor of research and development (R&D) and has won more Nobel Prizes and the R&D awards than any other private sector organization and twice as many as all other Federal agencies combined. Operating nuclear facilities, science laboratories, power marketing administrations, and environmental clean-up sites in 35 states, DOE is responsible for many accomplishments in fields including alternate fuels vehicles, biological and environmental research, energy efficiency, nuclear security and non-proliferation, clean power technologies, medical technologies, gene research, and computer and microelectronics.

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
Key Requirements
Meet Recent Graduate Eligibility Requirements (see Qualifications section) U.S. Citizen. This position requires frequent travel (30%). Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service. Successful completion of a background and security investigation required. PCS (relocation) will not be paid


  • US citizenship.
  • Meet Recent Graduate Eligibility (see Qualifications section).
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Successful completion of a background and security investigation required.
  • PCS (relocation) will not be paid.


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You will be responsible for performing or assisting higher level specialist with a wide variety of IT functions in support of OIG operations.  Assignments may be performed, but not limited to various segments including:

  • Security - ensures proper implementation, identifies potential security problems, weaknesses, ensures standards, and disseminate guidelines, 
  • Internet - monitors OIG website for content, dissemination of publications and transmission of information within applicable compliances, integretion of data and day-to-day operations of web-site features and functions, and administer intranet accounts,
  • Systems Administration - determines equipment requirements, interfaces with other systems, evaluation of hardware/software changes (and testing), provides users assistance, and evaluates requests for products,
  • and Customer Support - assists end users with IT related issues, evaluates and maintains hand-held, desktop, laptop, and mobile computing devices.



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To meet the requirements of the Recent Graduate program, you must have obtained a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctoral, or technical/vocational degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the previous two years.
Preference eligible veterans who were precluded from applying due to their military service obligation begin their 2-year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty.  Eligibility for these veterans cannot exceed 6 years from the date on which the degree (or certification) was completed.
To qualify for this position at the GS-09 level, applicants must meet the experience or education requirements listed below:
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Have IT-related experience demonstrating EACH of the four competencies AND specialized experience listed below:
1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
2. Customer Service - Works with clients and customers 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.
3. Oral Communication - Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively taking into account the audience and nature of the information; makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
In addition to meeting all of the four competencies listed, above, applicants must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service.  

Specialized Experience: Applying a basic knowledge of IT concepts, and methods to perform routine IT project management activities including: providing routine advice and guidance on technology needs, working with WEB design, establishing and monitoring IT Security Principles, using IT application systems and equipment, troubleshooting end-users IT problems, tracking and monitoring computerized devices, etc.

EDUCATION SUBSTITUTIONS: A master’s degree or have 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s or equivalent graduate degree. Degree must be in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.
For further information on qualification requirements for this position, please visit

Applicants using education to qualify for this position, must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Education completed in foreign colleges and universities may be used if the institution has been accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education.

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.   
Applicants must have at least 52 weeks of service equivalent to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position.
Appointment to this position may be subject to successful completion of a 1-year probationary period.
Upon reporting, you will be required to file a financial statement and/or a procurement integrity certification.  This certification may be subject to public disclosure.
This position requires a security clearance and is subject to drug testing.  The selectee must test negative prior to being appointed to this position and will be subject to random testing thereafter.  Failure to pass subsequent tests could result in disciplinary action, up to and including removal from the Federal service.


Your resume, supporting documents and responses to the online questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you meet eligibility and minimum qualification requirements.
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Recent graduates may be non-competitively converted to a term or permanent position in the competitive service.  To be eligible for conversion, the Recent Graduate must:
  • be a U.S. citizen;
  • have successfully completed all requirements of the Program;
  • have demonstrated successful job performance consistent with the applicable performance appraisal program; and
  • meet the OPM qualification standard for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted.

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit member 4 copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.  If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must submit an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference plus the proof required by that form.


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Applications for this announcement must be received online before 11:45 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.  If applying online poses a hardship, you must contact the Human Resources Office listed on the announcement prior to the closing date.


The following documents are required:
  • Assessment questionnaire (completed online)
  • Resume               
  • Transcripts indicating when your degree was received (or listing of course information)
  • Veterans' preference documentation (if claiming veterans' preference)  
If your application package does not contain all required documents, you may lose consideration for the position.


Julia Dankwa
Phone: 202-586-9271
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
Office of the Inspector General
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Rm 5D-031
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


Once the online application process is complete, you will receive an acknowledgement e-mail.  Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.  If there are qualified candidates with veterans' preference, only those applicants will be referred to the hiring manager initially.  All qualifed non-veterans will be referred to the hiring manager if additional positions are remaining after all qualifed veterans have been referred.

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