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Job Title:IT Specialist (SYSANALYSIS)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command

Job Announcement Number:SCDZ13690559977203D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$85,500.00 to $111,148.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, November 06, 2013 to Wednesday, November 20, 2013




Full Time - Temporary NTE 30-SEP-2014


1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Gillem, GA View Map


Position may be extended an additional year.


Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
US Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory (USACIL) is an organization that provides forensic laboratory support to Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO), intelligence organizations and legal agencies, as well as other federal and non-federal agencies.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens



  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs may be paid.
  • Requires travel up to 10%, possibly to hostile foreign locations.


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Serves as the forensic laboratory management system/expeditionary laboratory management system LMS/eLMS Systems Analyst/Administrator for the Defense Forensic Science Center(DFSC)LMS. Maintains and administers all operational elements of the LMS/eLMS and associated databases in both a Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) environment, and other associated databases, which operate on a combination of client and server systems. Works directly with the DFSC Chief and LMS Operations Team to perform a variety of analyses, coordinations, interpretations, policy, and procedural tasks to ensure integration of the LMS/eLMS with the operating LMS across the DOD services world-wide. As the DFSC, LMS/eLMS/LMS is an integrated system, serves as responsible analyst for the e/LMS and backup administrator for the LMS. Provides full customer support to all LMS/eLMS users.


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In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below.  Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.


Basic Requirement:

All applicants must demonstrate in their resume possession of IT-related experience demonstrating each of the following four competencies listed below:

(1) Attention to Detail - ensuring that approved system changes are precisely applied to assure the fidelity of underlying data of Law Enforcement Sensitive electronic Chains of Evidence Custody complementary evidence accountability;

(2) Customer Service - conducting customer services to resolve system issues affecting the customer's contribution to the overall productivity of the laboratory meeting its DoD responsibility in processing forensic science associated with the prosecution of criminal cases;

(3) Oral Communication - possess oral communication skills to explain complex IT concepts in terms that customers and non-IT related personnel can comprehend; complementary active listening skills to promote positive customer services as well as explaining controversial or sensitive issues to fellow IT professionals and non-IT personnel; and

(4) Problem Solving - resolving information service denials of services to restore the productivity of the laboratory processing forensic sciences cases in support of criminal prosecution; ability to analyze data to identify the root cause(s) of denial of service to develop corrective courses of action that could result in mission failure.

Experience Required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: maintaining and administering all operational elements of management systems and associated databases in Local Area Networks (LAN) and Wide Area Networks (WAN) environments; and performing a variety of analyses, coordination, interpretation, policy, and procedure tasks to ensure integration of management systems. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas: 

  •  Expert knowledge to design and implement document management systems, equipment management systems and materiel management systems.
  • Expert knowledge and familiarity with the workflow analysis within a forensic laboratory to support the integration of analytical instrumentation and software into the eLMS.
  • Skill and ability to develop, document and test new functionality requirements.
  • Skill and ability to monitor, evaluate and assess LMS/eLMS processes and procedures to ensure quality and maintain integrity of data.
  • Mastery of system software design and the latest ADP innovations within industry to serve as an expert technical advisor in the resolution of critical problems in existing systems, developing completely new systems designs and advising user management on new developments and advanced techniques.

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify.  For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
  • Must obtain required IAT, Level 1 certification within 6 months of assignment.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must participate in DNA profiling database within the DFSC.
  • Drug Testing is required.


Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).  If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority.  See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information.  Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.


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The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.


  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in the Military Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Procedures information sheet.


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To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

The Department of the Army 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 servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.


The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment.  A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.  If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

Your resume:

  • Your resume may be submitted in any format.
  • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.

If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: Faxing Applications and Documents The Vacancy ID is 977203. You will need the questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire, to complete your faxed application

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office.   Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.


Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: (410)306-0137
Agency Information:
4930 N 31st St
Bldg 925
Forest Park, GA


If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application.  Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. 

If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire.  If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

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