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Job Title:  Information Technology Specialist
Department:  Department Of Energy
Agency:  Department of Energy
Job Announcement Number:  OIG-13-MP-0039a

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. - This is a permanent position.
1 vacancy - Washington, DC, US  View Map
Applications will be accepted from current or former permanent Federal employees with Competitive Status.  Also if you are eligible for the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), or have CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you may also apply.  See Other Information for more details.


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.

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.
  • 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 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.
The successful applicant for this position will possess the following KSAs;competencies: (Applicant need ot prepare written responses to these KSAs, unless asked in the online application.)

  1. IT experience working in a Customer service environment.
  2. Experience applying IT security principles.
  3. Experience conducting formal briefings, chairing meetings, or interacting with senior officials.
  4. Knowledge of IT security principles.
  5. Experience with various IT products and services.
  6. Experience with a wide variety of IT application systems and equipment.

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 application will be rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position.  If your resume is incomplete, or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be adjusted.
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If you are a veteran claiming 5- or 10-point preference status, or you have been discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions after 3 or more years of continuous active service, you may apply for this position under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). If applying under this provision, a copy of your DD-214, SF-15 or proof of preference must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement.  Failure to provide appropriate documentation may result in denial of requested veteran's preference.  Additional information on veterans preference is available at

If you are a displaced or soon-to-be displaced Federal employee, you may be entitled to receive special priority selection under CTAP for opportunities for which you are well-qualified at the same or lower grade level (not for promotion consideration).  If you are claiming CTAP eligibility, you must submit a copy of the agency RIF notice or certificate of expected separation, your most recent performance appraisal, and your most recent SF-50 showing position, grade level and duty location.  CTAP will be considered well-qualified if they earn a minimum score of 85 (prior to the assignment of applicable veterans preference points).  For more information on CTAP eligibility requirements, please visit

The Department of Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, sexual orientation, parental status, or any other non-merit factors.

This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

To learn more about the Office of Inspector General, please visit or visit the Department's website at


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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.


In addition to your online resume and questionnaire, the following documents are required for this position:  

1) Most recent SF-50(s), Notification of Personnel Action OR equivalent document(s) that supports your claim for eligibility as a status candidate, AND time-in-grade; failure to provide this document may result in your application being considered outside of the area of consideration or failure to meet time-in-grade; or VEOA eligibility documentation.

2) If you are a displaced or soon-to-be displaced employee applying under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP), you must submit all required documentation for consideration.

3) A copy of your college transcripts to support your educational claims. You may also submit a listing with all your courses, grades, year and credit for each course. Upon selection and prior to appointment, an official college transcript will be required.  

All supplemental material must be received by 11:45 p.m. on the closing date of this announcement and be sent to the fax number identified below or electronically uploaded with your application.  

Where and When to FAX:
Documentation faxed may be sent to the fax number listed on the system generated coversheet OR documents can be electronically uploaded.  
Please read the announcement carefully.

Documents faxed, must be received by the closing date of the announcement using appropriate cover sheet and a legible copy of the corresponding document.  Failure to provide requested documents may result in lost consideration.  At the end of your application, you will see a text box that will prompt you to indicate which documents you intend to submit.  Please "check" only the boxes for which documents you are required to submit for this announcement.

How to FAX:
Each type of document faxed must have a separate coversheet that includes an identification number, which ensures your document is processed correctly.  Illegible supporting documentation may not be considered, nor will you be contacted to resubmit replacement or new documents.

Documentation Receipt Confirmation:  After you fax in your documentation, you will receive an email notification.


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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