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Job Title:  IT Specialist
Department:  Department Of Energy
Agency:  Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Job Announcement Number:  FERC-MP-2014-0050

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
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 to Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Full-Time - Permanent
few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
Applications will be accepted from current and former competitive service Federal employees, and people eligible under special hiring authorities.


About the Agency

This position is located in the Network Infrastructure Service and Support Branch within the Division of IT Operations, under the Chief Information Officer (CIO) organization. The CIO establishes policy for and provides management oversight of the planning, budgeting, acquisition, operation, and maintenance of information and information related resources for the Commission.

This position is INCLUDED in the BARGAINING unit.
More than one selection may be made from this announcement, and the office for that selection may vary.
Please note - only your resume and cover letter will be forwarded to the selecting official.


  • Not Required


  • No


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must meet specialized experience
  • Must provide most recent SF-50 containing grade/step information
  • Successfully complete a background investigation.
  • Some travel may be required.


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--Perform a variety of studies regarding design, modification or maintenance of existing systems.

--Develops plans or technical specifications and detailed recommendations.

--Prepares and conducts disaster recovery testing and validation procedures.

--Defines user requirements, scope and expectations, identifies problems and provides alternative solutions.

--Be aware of interrelationships and integrations of systems, software & equipment in the process of accomplishing assignments.

--Work with a variety of technical or subject matter specialists when working projects or coordinating efforts.

--Work independently or with others on assignments.


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GS-12: In order to meet the minimum requirements for this position, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. For this position, specialized experience is defined as: Experience assisting in the oversight of a data center and experience assisting in the implementation of a disaster recovery plan.
GS-13: In order to meet the minimum requirements for this position, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. For this position, specialized experience is defined as: In depth experience maintaining and managing a data center and maintaining and implementing a disaster recovery plan.

The following is a link to the qualification standards for the IT Specialist position.

**Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy.

You cannot substitue education for experience for this position.

Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy. You must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. All required documents must be received by the closing of this announcement. For this vacancy you must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 showing your current grade level. If you do not submit a required document, (e.g. most recent SF-50, transcripts, etc) your application will be considered incomplete and you will not receive further consideration. FERC employees must submit all the required documentation to include the SF-50 and transcripts (if appropriate). Candidates must meet the basic 


We will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. Your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies. The ideal candidate will possess the following: 

--Knowledge of Government and industry IT standards and policies within an ITIL working environment.

--Knowledge of information technologies to include distribution and maintenance of Commercial Off-theShelf (COTS) Software, in-house developed applications, Microsoft Active Directory and networking concepts.

--Knowledge of computer techniques, requirements, methods, sources and procedures sufficient to evaluate and develop alternative approaches to problems within an assigned functional area.

--Knowledge of managing a data center and it's policies and procedures.

--Knowledge of project management and the ability to apply project management principles to lead teams in a variety of technical initiatives using coaching, facilitation, consensus-building and planning techniques.

--Knowledge of managing and implementing a disaster recovery plan and exercise.
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You must submit all required information by the closing date. If materials are not received, your resume will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible. The materials you send with your resume will not be returned. If you are selected at a grade lower than the highest shown in this listing, you will be placed under a career development plan and can be non-competitively promoted when you successfully complete the requirements for the higher grade. Relocation expenses will not be paid.


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You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position.
Please click on the following link for detailed instructions on how to apply: How To Apply.
Tips For Applying For example, if the specialized experience requires presenting information to a large audience, your resume might include speeches or presentations you've given.
* Verify your resume clearly indicates possession of the competencies and required specialized experience listed under the Qualifications and Evaluations section of this announcement.
* Submit all requested documentation; e.g. SF-50, performance appraisal, transcripts prior to the close of the announcement.


Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or will not receive the special consideration, e.g. Vet's Preference, for which you may be eligible). CURRENT FERC EMPLOYEES -- Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment Submit an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".) If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit an SF-50 showing that. Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, you must submit an additional SF-50 showing this grade in order to receive credit. (FERC EMPLOYEES ARE ALSO REQUIRED to submit any SF-50 which documents the experience with another organization other than FERC). CTAP/ICTAP: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility. For a detailed list of documents, click here. SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES DOCUMENTATION If you are applying under a special hiring authority, submit a copy of proof of your eligibility. VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA) DOCUMENTATION If you are applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. An SF-15 may be found at


Rita LaPallo
Phone: 202-502-8965
Fax: 000-000-0000
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Washington , DC
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Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You can check the status of your application by logging into your My USAJobs account. You may be notified up to four points in the application process. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status." We also recommend you opt to receive status change emails through USAJOBS by logging into "Notification Settings." Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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