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

Job Title:INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys

Job Announcement Number:PH-14-JP-1117066

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$54,573.00 to $77,912.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, May 16, 2014 to Wednesday, May 28, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-09/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Madison, WI View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You will be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and the property of citizens.         


The United States Attorney's Office is a great place to work. The Department of Justice ranked #5 out of 33 large Federal cabinet agencies and the Executive United States Attorney's Office/United States Attorney's Offices ranked #55 out of 240 agency sub-components in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2013 Ratings" published by the Partnership for Public Service. See www.bestplacestowork.org. For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit  http://www.justice.gov/usao/

Who May Apply:  U.S. Citizens and Merit Promotion Eligible candidates 

You are eligible under merit promotion procedures, if you meet one of the following criteria: 

  • Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service. 
  • Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointment in the excepted service and under an Interchange Agreement. 
  • Former Federal status employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous Federal service. 
  • Displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).
  • Veterans eligible for the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), who are preference eligible or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service.
  • Individuals with disabilities under Schedule A hiring authority - Refer to information below. 
  • Applicants entitled to non-competitive appointment authorities or special hiring authorities, e.g., Peace Corps; Boren Fellows; military spouse preference; and applicants who previously held, or currently hold, this position and grade with the same promotion potential of 11or higher (SF-50(s) must show proof of this), etc.
In addition to applying through competitive procedures certain applicants with disabilities may be considered non-competitively under a Schedule A hiring authority.  To qualify for employment under Schedule A, an applicant must provide proof of disability.   As proof of disability, applicants may provide records, statement, or other appropriate information issued from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional duly certified by a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., State or private); or a Federal agency, State agency, or an agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.   Proof of disability must be included in the application package. For more information and proof required see http://www.opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement. 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • May be required to perform travel up to 10% of the time.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section)
  • Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.

DUTIES:

Back to top

As an Information Technology Specialist, you are responsible for a variety of IT support services to meet the United States Attorney's Office (USAO) information needs utilizing network hardware and software capabilities, including specialty litigation support (LS) software. Typical assignments may include the following:

  • Litigation Support Services - Creates and coordinates litigation support services (including trial preparation and presentation) in response to customer needs.  Performs such services directly or in conjunction with the district's designated "Litigation Support Coordinator." 
  • Project Management - Acts as a project manager for litigation support services regarding investigations and court cases.  
  • Scanning & Document Services - Scan documents and coordinate with Federal agents to effectively obtain source documents in electronic format. 
  • Training - Implement training for Federal prosecutors and staff, regarding ALS equipment, ALS software and case-by-case training. 
  • LS Systems Administration - Performs testing, quality assurance, configuration, installation, implementation, maintenance of LS resources used for the transmission of information in data, voice and/or video format.  Ensures systems availability, functionality, integrity, and efficiency.  


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Back to top

To qualify for the Information Technology Specialist position you must meet both the basic requirement and specialized experience defined.  

BASIC REQUIREMENT

For the GS-09, you possess at least one of the following:  

A.  You have completed a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks. -OR 
B.  You have IT related experience demonstrating the following:  monitor the availability and functionality of networks and systems; participates on teams responsible for implementing major systems changes; and detect and report problems with database, applications, products, or IT services.  

For the GS-11, you possess at least one of the following:    

A.  You have completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks. -OR 
B.  You have IT related experience demonstrating the following:  analyze existing systems capabilities, compatibility, and interoperability; assess whether user requirements are being met by the agency's IT systems; deal with incomplete and conflicting data; and present recommendations for improvements in IT management, where appropriate. 

AND 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE 

For the GS-09:  You must have at least one year of specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to GS-07 level work in the Federal service that includes:  reviewing proposals to acquire hardware, software, or IT services to determine whether they address business needs for legal support services and comply with current policies; and prepare recommendations for review and consideration.  

For the GS-11:  You must have at least one year of specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to GS-09 level work in the Federal service that includes: reviewing proposals to acquire hardware, software, or IT services and determine impact on business operations for legal support services and compliance with systems integration; and prepare impact analysis recommendation for review and consideration by program officials.  


ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims.  Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

 

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

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

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. Applicants applying under Delegated Examining (all U.S. citizens) procedures will be 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 Occupational 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. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly-Qualified, or Qualified Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligible.   Applicants applying under merit promotion procedures will be rated in accordance with the Merit Staffing plan of Executive Office for United States Attorneys. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational 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 If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. 

  •  Operations Support 
  • Project Management 
  • Litigation and Management 
  • Oral Communication 
  • Written Communication 

 

 


BENEFITS:

Back to top
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

 

http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc



OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans’ preference see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov/ ).

 

Career Transition Assistance Programs (CTAP/ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an CTAP/ICTAP eligible see http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

 

 



HOW TO APPLY:

Back to top

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, May 28, 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 select your USAJobs resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJobs account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login) and select the Application Status link.  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.

 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 1117066.   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:

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1. Your Résumé:  Resumes should include full description of job duties as well as dates (mm/yr) of employment
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
         - CTAP/ICTAP documents, if applicable
         - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable 
         - College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
         - SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applying as a status candidate with current or 
           former Federal service).  

Ensure your SF-50 demonstrates serving 52 weeks at the next lower level and includes your name, position title, pay plan, series, grade, tenure, position occupied, agency, etc. It must also show competitive service and permanent or conditional appointment –or- that you are from an agency with an interchange agreement. There may be situations where more than one SF-50 in needed to verify time-in-grade requirements, as well as, eligibility for consideration. 

 

All application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST Wednesday, May 28, 2014 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Philadelphia Services Branch
Phone: (215)861-3074
Email: PHILADELPHIA.MAIL@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
Philadelphia Services Branch
US Office of Personnel Management
600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA
19106
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview. You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks)


Back to top
Dock
Print Preview

Job Announcement Number:

PH-14-JP-1117066

Control Number:

369595300