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Job Title:Information Technology Specialist (Network Services)

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Office of Justice Programs

Hiring Organization:DOJ - Office of Justice Programs (OJP)

Job Announcement Number:JP-14-088

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$89,924.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year


Monday, June 16, 2014 to Thursday, June 26, 2014




Full Time - Permanent - No time limit




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


United States Citizens


Not Applicable




About the Agency

You are eligible to apply under merit promotion procedures as a status candidate if you meet one of the following criteria:
- Current Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service.
- Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service.
- Career or career-conditional employees in the excepted service that is under an OPM approved Interchange Agreement.
- Displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).
- Veterans who have Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibility. (You are eligible for this appointing authority if you are a veteran who substantially completed 3 or more years of active service AND you have been separated under honorable conditions OR a preference eligible as defined in title 5 U.S.C. 2108 (3)). Additional information on VEOA eligibility and veterans' preference eligibility is available in the Vet Guide that can be found at
- Individuals with disabilities - For more information and proof required see
- Returning Peace Corp Volunteer, etc. (with appropriate documentation)

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on


  • Not Required


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Subject to background/suitability investigation/determination.
  • Submit all required documents and Online Assessment Questionnaire.
  • Federal payments are required to be made by Direct Deposit.


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(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

Analyzes, designs, develops, customizes, and implements a wide range of complex hardware and software to support large-scale LAN/WAN systems including protocols, simple mail transfer protocol (SMTP) management systems, communications controllers, bridges, routers, and other network devices that support extensive operations. Designs, implements and supports Voice over IP (Voice over IP); Unified Commutation Technology such as (WebEx on Premise, Jabber, and Video Teleconferencing (VTC)); Wireless Infrastructure. Experience in designing, building uniform multiservice network such as data, voice and video; WAN technologies; and Multicast networks.

Manages and provides authoritative guidance for an agency-wide WAN system. Provides expert technical advice to LAN/WAN administrators throughout DOJ OJP. Identifies and controls all WAN hardware and software configurations. Develops technical standards and procedures for WAN development, implementation, and management. Establishes performance management metrics and evaluates overall WAN performance against relevant standards.

Provides authoritative research and analysis on issues associated with the planning, development, integration, implementation, and evaluation of information technology (IT) systems and subsystems that meet overall information needs of multiple major organizational units. For example, analyzed and reconciled conflicts between agency mission objectives and system technology requirements, such as leading evaluations of an agency's business processes and information technology infrastructure to determine the feasibility of adopting enterprise solutions to resolve business problems.

Plans and manages agency-wide IT projects involving innovative concepts or approaches where precedents do not exist, and large numbers of people or multiple agencies are affected. For example, leads large, inter-governmental information technology (IT) projects with high risk, such as E-Gov or other high interest, mission-critical projects.

Serves as DOJ OJP's expert on policy development for national IT programs or projects with precedent-setting issues. Formulates long-range policies and develops strategies and management guidelines for complex and changing information technology systems. Provides high level technical advice and counsel to top management and other key officials on matters relating to new or modified policies and directives that affect or relate to current and existing IT projects and programs.


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Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website:

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.

Click here to see the full Qualifications Statement.

See Other Information.

Performs other duties as assigned.


You will be considered under all categories for which you are eligible.

CATEGORY RATING: Under DOJ/OJP procedures, your application will 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 consideration. Although veteran preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described above, veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified. In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest qualify category (i.e., Best Qualified), except for scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher.

STATUS/MERIT PROMOTION: Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on the announcement. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. As a current or former federal employee, you must meet time-in-grade and all qualification requirements for consideration upon the closing date of this announcement.

Regardless of the method in which you are evaluated, your application, resume, and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on the 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 resume and application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.

Your on-line application includes your:
1. Resume and/or work history profile,
2. Responses to the online questions,
3. Required supporting documents,
4. Cover letter (optional).
Note: If a cover letter is submitted, it may be used to assess your qualifications.

We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated against your responses to the occupational Questionnaire. You may also be further evaluated using additional assessment processes. Review your resume and responses carefully. Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score. A human resources representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official. Your resume will be among the factors used in setting your pay, should you be made an offer of employment. Please ensure that it fully describes your experience as it relates to the position for which you are applying.
3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official.


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You can review our benefits at:

To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at

OJP has partnered with the Vida Fitness Center, located in the Verizon Center for your physical fitness needs. In addition, OJP offers on-site fitness centers at various DOJ locations within the downtown areas, most of which are located within walking distance. OJP also offers credit union services; ATM machine is located on-site. We also have a health unit and an on-site nurse for your usage and convenience.

Transit Benefits: To defray your commuting cost, we are pleased to offer the Employee Transit Benefit Program which allows eligible employees to receive up to $125 per month tax-free.

Service Credit for Non-Federal Experience: The Federal Workforce Flexibility Acts allows newly hired employees to be granted credit for previous military or private sector experience directly related to the position for which hired. This non-Federal experience may be counted as service time for annual leave accrual purposes upon appointment. For additional information, please contact the human resources representative identified on this announcement.

This position is eligible to telework.


This position is located in the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). Manages agency-wide IT projects and initiatives that involved innovative concepts or approaches where precedents did not exist, where large numbers of people or multiple agencies were affected, and where there was a significant impact on the delivery of customer support services. Leads large, IT projects with high risk, such as Big Data analysis or other high interest, mission-critical projects. This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies that may occur in any OJP Bureau or Division within 90 days of the closing date.

Selectees may be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.

Recruitment methods and selection procedures will be based solely on merit after fair and open competition, and will be made without regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, sexual orientation, or age.

Moving expenses are not authorized.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Recruitment Bonus is not authorized.

Position is included in the bargaining unit.

Position is eligible to telework.

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the representative listed under Agency Contact Information. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See

Must complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.

If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration.


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Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on



You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; veterans with service-connected disabilities of 30 percent or more; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Appropriate documentation to support this claim for eligibility will be required. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.

Your application package must include:
Resume must contain periods of employment; organization's name and address; supervisor's name and contact information; salary; duties performed; accomplishments; honors/recognition. Your resume must show relevant experience written in your own words. The ideal candidate will have a resume that does not exceed five pages.

Completed Online Assessment Questionnaire.

Veterans must submit their Form DD-214 OR VA letter and Standard Form 15, if eligible under VEOA. Failure to submit this documentation will automatically disqualify you from further consideration. (please see job summary section)

Proof of eligibility if applying under a special appointing authority. If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under a special appointing authority you must submit proof of this eligibility by the (Friday, April 18, 2014) of the announcement in order to receive consideration.

NOTE: If you submit an incomplete application, you will be given credit only for the information you provide. You are responsible for submitting all required documentation in support of your application in order to receive full credit for your experience, education, training, and/or veterans status.

Required Documents.

Current Federal employees in a permanent, competitive service position and former Federal employees who are reinstatement eligible must submit an SF-50 or other agency documentation showing your status and most recent grade, along with a performance appraisal dated within the last 18 months. If you are unable to submit your appraisal, separate documentation must be provided stating why you are unable to submit the required appraisal.

CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit the required proof of eligibility.


DOJ - Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
Agency Information:
Department of Justice
810 7th Street NW
Washington DC, Dist of Columbia


Once your completed application is certified and 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 status 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.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

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