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Applications under this vacancy announcement will be considered under external competitive procedures only. This vacancy is also being advertised under merit promotion procedures as (DOC-OIG-2014-0030). Each announcement requires a separate application using the on-line application system by logging into and clicking on "Search Jobs." Merit promotion procedures apply to current or previous Federal employees in the competitive service who are eligible for transfer, promotion, reassignment, or reinstatement. Merit promotion procedures MAY also apply to applicants seeking consideration through a special appointing authority such as Veterans Recruitment Act (VRA), Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), Schedule A, etc.  Please read the vacancy announcement to determine who may apply.

This vacancy is for an IT Specialist position in the Office of Systems Acquisition and IT Security (OSAITS), Systems Acquisition and Development Division, located at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Inspector General, in Washington, DC.

The OSAITS is the organizational unit of the OIG that monitors information technology (IT) systems, policies, and all related activities for the Department. Office of Inspector General is responsible for planning and managing audits and evaluations of systems development, acquisition, and operations in all U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) bureaus, as well as for evaluating the DOC's performance of its information resources management responsibilities. The systems to be evaluated include complex automated information systems (e.g., mission-critical, accounting, and administrative systems) and technology-oriented programs (e.g., decennial census and patent application processing).
Our mission is to improve the programs and operations of the Department of Commerce through independent and objective oversight. With so many focuses, OIG is a magnet for professionals of all interests and backgrounds.
This position is in the competitive service.

One year probationary period may be required.

Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid.

This is a non-bargaining unit position.

The Full Promotion Potential of this position is: GS-13.

If this position is filled at a level below the full performance level, the selectee may be promoted without further competition. This implies no promise or guarantee of a promotion.


The individual selected for this position will:
*Major Duty 1:  Audit and evaluate information technology (IT) system acquisition and development projects of varying size, scope, criticality, and technical complexity;
*Major Duty 2:  Assist with writing and developing audit reports, communicating findings and recommendations in person and in written form to both technical and non-technical audiences;
*Major Duty 3:  Assist with research, preparation and documentation of congressional and senior officials’ information requests and briefings; and
*Major Duty 4: Represent OSAITS and OIG at DOC and external meetings.