This Position Is No Longer Available
  1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:IT Specialist

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions

Hiring Organization:Criminal Division

Job Announcement Number:14-CEOS-JC-033

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$52,146.00 to $67,787.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, March 10, 2014 to Monday, March 24, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

4 vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

This position is open to all U.S. citizens. This position may be filled through the Direct Hire authority for IT Specialist (INFOSEC) positions.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Other

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

Consider joining the DOJ Criminal Division. One of seven litigating Divisions in the Department, the Criminal Division investigates and prosecutes complex criminal matters and assists the 93 United States Attorney Offices in investigations, trials, and appeals. In addition to its direct litigation responsibilities, the Division formulates and implements criminal enforcement policy and provides advice and assistance in sensitive areas of law enforcement; advises the Attorney General, Congress, the Office of Management and Budget and the White House on matters of criminal law; provides legal advice and assistance to federal prosecutors and investigative agencies; and provides leadership for coordinating international as well as federal, state, and local law enforcement matters.

This position is located within the Criminal Division, Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS). This Section is responsible for cases involving, among other things child pornography, including computer child pornography; child exploitation; child sexual abuse occurring within the special jurisdiction of the United States; the transportation of minors across state lines for the purpose of sexual abuse or exploitation; obscenity crimes including obscenity offenses committed by the use of the Internet; trafficking of women and children; and international parental abduction.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional domestic and international travel will be required to meet with prosecutors and investigators, provide testimony in criminal cases, conduct training and deliver presentations before a range of audiences, and to conduct on-scene digital evidence identification, collection, preservation and analysis in support of searches being conduct by federal law enforcement agents.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to qualifiy for this position.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation
  • You may be required to take a drug test.

DUTIES:

Back to top

As an entry-level IT Specialist in the High Technology Investigative Unit (HTIU) located within CEOS, the incumbent conducts digital investigative analysis of seized computers, devices, and data involved in the commission of child exploitation offenses. The incumbent gathers and analyzes information from various records and the Internet, verifies and authenticates the information and evidence to determine facts and further investigations of various types and complexities, and presents findings orally and in writing in a clear, logical manner. The incumbent assists prosecutors and law enforcement agents in determining the identity and intent of child exploitation offenders by analyzing seized computer systems and data, suggesting investigative avenues and providing technical support, and in preparing cases for trial. The incumbent testifies in court as an expert witness, conducts training and delivers presentations before a range of audiences, and conducts on-scene digital evidence identification, collection, preservation and analysis in support of searches being conduct by federal law enforcement agents, and provides other digital investigative analysis and technical assistance as needed.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Back to top

To qualify at the GS-09 level, applicants must demonstrate one of the qualifications as listed below:

A. Individuals must possess one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-07 Federal grade level. Examples of specialized experience including: performing work that involved identifying IT problems, determining accuracy and relevance of information; applying judgment skills to generate and evaluate alternatives and make recommendations.

OR

B. Education: Must have successfully completed a master's or equivalent degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. In order to be creditable, education must be related to the position being filled such as majors in computer science, information science, computer forensics, or a related discipline.This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR UNOFFICIAL OR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS to qualify based on education.

OR

C. Combination of Experience and Education: Must have a combination of the experience and education as described above. If qualifying based on a combination of education and experience, YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR UNOFFICIAL OR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS.

***Please Note: You may qualify for this position based on education if you will complete your master's degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education by June 30, 2014.


Additional Qualifications (if qualifying based on experience):

For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies 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 (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.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
  • All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see http://www.sss.gov). If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Your application will be reviewed to determine whether or not you have meet the basic requirements for the position. If you meet the basic requirments, you will be forwarded to the hiring offical for additional review and consideration. We will notify you at each step in the process.

    Please note: Category Rating, Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to this Public Notice. Applicants will only be contacted if management would like to schedule an interview.


    BENEFITS:

    Back to top

    The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp



    OTHER INFORMATION:

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over candidates from other agencies 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 over other applicants who are not employees of the Department of Justice if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .

    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 receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .

    This announcement is being used to recruit qualified individuals, under the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Direct Hire Authority, authorized by 5 United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 3304 and 5 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 337, Subpart B. The Rule of Three, Veteran's Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to the Direct Hire process. For more information on OPM Direct-Hire Authority, please review this link: http://www.opm.gov/DirectHire/factsheet.asp .



    HOW TO APPLY:

    Back to top

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes the Assessment Questionnaire and the Required Documents indicated below. The Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, onMonday, March 24, 2014.

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the process.

    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following 1069553. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot apply online:

    1. Click the following link to view and print the Assessment Questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire, and
    2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire: http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf  and
    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.


    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes:

    1. Your Résumé (Cover Letter is optional) - applicants will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of experience or related education as reflected in their resume. Applicants are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show the possession of knowledge of the subject matter pertinent to the position and the technical skills to successfully perform the duties of the position.
    2. Unofficial Transcripts (if qualifying based on education)
    3. Documentation of eligibility for special hiring authorities (if applicable) to prove appointment eligibility. Examples include: Schedule A disability letter, Peace Corps volunteer letter, military spouse hiring authority documentation, etc.

     

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Human Resources
    Phone: (202)514-2811
    TDD: 2028080538
    Email: CRIMINAL.CRMJOBS@USDOJ.GOV
    Agency Information:
    The Criminal Division
    1400 New York Ave
    Suite 5000
    Washington, DC
    20005

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    We will notify you of your status as a candidate after each step of the recruitment process (receipt of application, determination of basic qualifications, notice of forward to selecting official, and final selection). After extending a tentative job offer and receiving acceptance by the selectee, we will conduct an employment suitability/security background investigation to confirm that the selectee meets all requirements to fill the position. We expect to make a final job offer once all such reviews have been completed.

    Back to top
    Dock
    Print Preview

    Job Announcement Number:

    14-CEOS-JC-033

    Control Number:

    363911000