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Job Title:  IT Specialist
Department:  Department Of Justice
Agency:  Offices, Boards and Divisions
Job Announcement Number:  COPS-14-1152002(DC)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
Thursday, June 26, 2014 to Thursday, July 10, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
2 vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
United States Citizens
Not Applicable


Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career? Join the U.S. Department of Justice!! 

This position is located in the U.S. Department of Justice, Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), Management Services Directorate, IT Business Unit. The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services is the office of the U.S. Department of Justice that advances the practice of community policing in America’s state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies. The COPS Office does its work principally by sharing information and making grants to police departments around the United States.

If you wish to be considered under merit procedures please see vacancy announcement COPS-14-1138036(DC)MPP.


  • Not Required


  • No


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.


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If selected for this position, you will serve as the COP's Office technical expert on information technology and business application processes. Typical work assignments include:

· Serves as the COPS Office’s technical expert on information technology and business application processes

· Develops enterprise-wide guidelines on how to best apply technology standards in creating business applications.

· Interprets and applies government-wide and industry best practices when developing the COPS Office’s business standards.

· Develops effective working relationships with COPS and Department of Justice business units and/or components, in addition to IT vendors and other Federal agencies.

· Identifies standards for configuration management and control processes.

· Communicates effectively through oral presentations, briefings, meetings and discussions with senior level staff throughout the Agency.

· Serves as Contracting Officer’s Representative and provides advice and direction to contractual staff.

· Provides expert technical advice and guidance to senior management in the appropriate application of technology to enhance the COPS Office’s/DOJ’s mission and programs.


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In order to qualify for the GS-12/13 Information Technology Specialist you must meet the basic and specialized experience requirements described below:

Basic Requirements: Possess Information Technology (IT) related experience that demonstrates possession of each of the four competencies: attention to detail, customer service, oral communication, and problem solving. Experience includes:

• Ensuring the confidentiality, availability and integrity of IT systems through full compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act and IT security policies and standards;

• Determining the appropriate products or services with stakeholder clients to define a project scope, requirements and deliverables;

• Providing high level technical advice and counsel to top management and other key officials on matters relating to new or modified basic policies and programs that affect or relate to current and existing IT functions and programs;

• Making recommendations for resolving IT problems and requirements for an agency or organization.

                                                                            - AND -

GS-12 Specialized Experience: You must have one or more years of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as experience in supporting Microsoft Windows Virtual Server environment (troubleshooting, deploying, scripting, etc.); experience with HR systems, Workflow/Document Management Systems, Customer Resource Management Systems, Financial management or grants management systems.

GS-13 Specialized Experience: You must have one or more years of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as advanced experience in Microsoft Windows administration; advanced experience with managing Cloud Based servers; proven project management skills; experience with HR systems, Workflow/Document Management Systems, Customer Resource Management Systems, Financial management and/or grants management systems.

Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration.

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

All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see

NOTE: There is no educational requirement nor substitution for this position

You may be required to complete a pre-employment background investigation.

You may be required to undergo pre-employment drug testing.


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 for this position. 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.

Although veteran preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under “How You Will Be Evaluated,” 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 quality category (i.e. Best Qualified)

All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): 1. Skill in business analysis techniques, including business process mapping. 2. Demonstrated knowledge of software requirements analysis, software quality assurance and various software testing methodologies. 3. Knowledge of project management principles to assess, plan, organize, coordinate and direct large-scale IT efforts. 4. Ability to develop briefing materials for presentation to senior-level management and key customer stakeholders. 5. Ability to effectively communicate issues, problems, and opportunities to internal and external customers.


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Benefits:  DOJ 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: 


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan:  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. To be well qualified, you must rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria.  Specific documentation requirements and information are found at:
Veteran Preference:  If you are entitled to or claim veteran preference (VP), you should
indicate the type of veteran preference (5 or 10 points) you are claiming on your résumé.  In order to determine your eligibility, you can find additional information at:

NOTE:  To verify your veteran preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of 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 expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.  (1) If you are claiming 10-point preference, you must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 in addition to the supporting documentation required and identified on the reserves side of the SF-15, Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference. (2) If you are claiming 10-point DERIVED PREFERENCE as a relative you must submit Member Copy of the veteran's DD-214, and an SF-15, Application for 10-point veteran preference" in addition to the supporting documentation required and identified on the reverse side of this form.  If you fail to do so, you will receive consideration as a non-veteran.

DOJ EEO Statement/Policy:  Is found at:

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:  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 hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Schedule A:  DOJ 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.  DOJ also encourages eligible Schedule A applicants to submit their resumes to, and reference "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line.  Additional information is found at:

 Selective Service:  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. Additional information at:



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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé

2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire

3. Your latest Performance Appraisal (not applicable for non-Federal employees)

4. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on TAG:Closing Date .

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 occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID TAG:1152002 . Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

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

2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire, 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.

Instructions for answering the questions in the Occupational Questionnaire: If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.


•Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional)

•The latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applicable).  
•Latest Performance Appraisal, if applicable

•Veteran preference documentation, if applicable
•CTAP/ITCAP documentation, if applicable

NOTE: For those current/former Federal Employees failure to submit the applicable forms, i.e., Resume, latest SF50 and latest Performance Appraisal you run the risk of not being considered for this position.

Submitting Documents:

If you upload your documents using Application Manager, DO NOT FAX the same documents. 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.

Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. To fax documents, you MUST use the special cover page. Print the pre-populated cover page on the upload documents screen of Application Manager. Or, you may click this link to print a copy of the cover page. When faxing documents, follow the procedures outlined below.

  • Include the 8-character Vacancy Identification Number 1152002
  • Provide your Social Security Number and full name in the spaces provided or we will not be able to associate your document(s) with the rest of your application.
  • You may submit multiple documents for the same vacancy announcement using one cover page.
  • Fax your cover page and documents to 1-478-757-3144.

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 (VIN).
  • Missing or incomplete social security number or name.


Diane L. Cochuyt
Phone: (202)305-9736
Agency Information:
Justice Management Division
145 N Street NE suite 9W 300
Washington, DC


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. We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed.  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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