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Job Title:  IT Specialist (APPSW)
Department:  Department Of Justice
Agency:  Offices, Boards and Divisions
Job Announcement Number:  ENRD-14-012-DEU

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$75,621.00 to $116,901.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 to Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
United States Citizens
Public Trust - Background Investigation


NOTE:  This amended announcement extends the open period. 

This position is located in the Office of Information Management (OIM), Executive Office, Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD), US Department of Justice.  OIM provides support to ENRD management, attorneys and support staff by developing and maintaining complex management information systems and Web sits critical to the mission of the Division. 

ENRD is a great place to work. ENRD has continued to be ranked in the top 15 federal sub-components for the past 5 years, and ranked #1 slot for 3 years in a row. Our office is conveniently located near the Navy Memorial/Archives Metro.  A wide variety of shopping venues, the Verizon Center, museums, the National Mall, restaurants and coffee shops are all within walking distance. We also offer access to an onsite fitness center.



  • Occasional Travel
  • Some Travel may be required for this position.


  • No


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You must complete a background investigation.


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As IT Specialist (APPSW), you will:
• Develop, test, deploy and maintain Web-based applications in a Microsoft Windows 
 technical infrastructure including .NET platform applications developed in C# (C Sharp)
with Microsoft SQL Server Databases.
• Create, enhance and maintain Microsoft SQL Server stored procedures.
• Serve as an expert for database management systems and Structured Query Language (SQL).
• Create system design and other critical documents.
• Develop and maintain custom information management systems utilizing client-server or Web-based architectures.  Configure commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) packages, supporting information systems located on the Division Web sites and producing complex management information reports.
• Analyze work processes and work closely with Division customers to identify opportunities for introducing or improving the utilization of Web-based software development, and COTS and/or existing customized application software.
• Translate functional and technical requirements into programming specifications through design documents, decision logic tables and flow diagrams.
• Test, validate and document applications.
• Assist with the translation, interpretation and implementation of policies and procedures for software and database development, implementation and security.
• Create or maintain agency Internet/Intranet Web sites, including Web applications and services that support e-Government usage.
• Plan and deliver customer support services, including installations, configuration, troubleshooting, customer assistance and/or training in response to customer requirements.


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This position has a Selective Placement Factor (SPF) which is the knowledge, skills, or special qualifications that are in addition to the minimum requirements in the qualification standard.  A SPF represents knowledge, skills, or abilities that are essential for successful job performance and cannot reasonably be acquired on the job during the customary period of orientation/training.  APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT MEET THE SPF WILL NOT BE ELIGILE FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR (SPF): To meet the SPF for this position, applicants must demonstrate that they are proficient at using the C# (C Sharp) programming language to develop Web applications using Microsoft’s .NET platform and to develop, maintain and enhance .NET applications with Microsoft’s SQL Server Databases.  NOTE:  To be found qualified for this position, the contents of your resume must explicitly support this response and describe where and when you acquired this SPF.  Applicants who fail to address or fail to meet the SPF for this position in their resume will be rated “NOT QUALIFIED”. 

Candidates who only has other web development skills (such as Java) or other database skills (such as Oracle) would not be successful in this position since all standards are based upon Microsoft's .NET platform using the C# (C sharp) programming language with Microsoft SQL Server Databases.

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.



SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  To qualify for this GS-12 level position, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) that required them to: a) develop and administer database systems; b) develop web applications; c) conduct software analysis, design, development and implementation for new systems or major enhancements to existing systems; and d) assess new software design technologies within a current systems environment and resolve critical issues affecting the configuration of the IT infrastructure. NOTE: The contents of your resume must fully support this response in its entirety. Otherwise, you may be found ineligible.

All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies:

1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
2. Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) 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 (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); 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, applicants should include information in their resume that demonstrates their experience in the following:




Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ’s Category Rating and Selection Procedures.  Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this 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 application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.  Your application will then 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. Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.





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The Department of Justice 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:

Other Information Continued: 

EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the bais of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee origination, or other non-merit factor.

Diversity Statement: We place a high value on diversity of background, experience and cultural perspective and encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including those from all racial and ethnic groups, women, LGBT individuals, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Resonable Accommodation Statement:  Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate.  Applicants requiring resonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). 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. Specific information and requirements found at:

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may recieve selection priority.  Specific information and requirements found at:

Veterans' Preference:  If you are entitled to veteran's preference, you should indicate the type of veteran's preference you are claiming on your resume.  Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.  For 5 point veterans' preference, please provide 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 expeditionar medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.  For 10 point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference, and the other required documentation identified on the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

Selective Service:  All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, you must have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.   See


Schedule A: 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. NOTE: The Department of Justice also suggests eligible Schedule A applicants should submit their resumes to and reference “Federal Career Opportunities” in the subject line. For more information, visit the Bender Consulting Services website at



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This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement # ENRD-14-012-MP under merit promotion procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible to apply under thos procedures.  NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement.  Please refer to that vacancy announcement for details on eligibility and how to apply.

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational 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, March 19, 2014 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.



·  Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional).

·  Veteran preference documentation, if applicable.

·  CTAP/ICTAP documentation, if applicable.

Submitting Documents:

 You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.  If you applied online and your application is complete, DO NOT fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

 To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account for this vacancy announcement.  Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area.

 If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s), you may fax your supporting documents by following the procedures outlined below:

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 1051194.

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

 Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed:   

Not using the special cover page mentioned above.


Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number


Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name

 Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement they can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement. 



Doris Powers
Phone: (202)514-0106
Fax: (202)305-4866
Agency Information:
Department of Justice ENRD
Office of Human Resources
601 D Street NW PH2232
Washington, DC
20004 Fax: (202)305-4866


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted. 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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