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Job Title:  Supervisory Information Technology Specialist
Department:  Department Of Justice
Agency:  Justice, U.S. Trustee Program
Job Announcement Number:  UT-14-165282

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$124,995.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year
Monday, July 14, 2014 to Monday, July 28, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
United States Citizens
Public Trust - Background Investigation


This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement UT-14-1155031 under merit Promotion procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration Delegated Examining procedures.  NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding career with access to a generous benefits package, consider the U.S. Trustee Program (USTP or Program) as your employer of choice.  The USTP is a litigating component of the Department of Justice with responsibility for overseeing nearly all bankruptcy cases filed in the United States – from chapters 7, 12, and 13 consumer cases to major chapter 11 business reorganizations.  The Program’s mission is to promote the integrity and efficiency of the bankruptcy system for the benefit of all stakeholders – debtors, creditors, and the public.  USTP employees headquartered in Washington, DC, and in 93 field office locations across the country handle a wide range of administrative, regulatory, and enforcement matters.  Of particular importance are the Program’s efforts to address fraud and abuse by debtors, creditors, and others in the bankruptcy system by taking both formal and informal civil enforcement actions and making criminal referrals to U.S. Attorneys as appropriate.

The USTP places a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspectives and encourages applications from all interested eligible candidates, including candidates from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, women, LGBT individuals, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


  • Occasional Travel
  • Occassional travel may be required


  • No


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You must complete a background investigation.
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
  • You may be required to undergo a urinalysis for a drug test.
  • May be required to serve a one-year probationary period.


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The incumbent will serve as the Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (Deputy CIO) for the Office of Information Technology, Executive Office for the United States Trustees (EOUST). The Deputy CIO assist the CIO in providing a strategic vision for the information technology program and is responsible for the conception, development, and implementation of policies, procedures, and standards, that create and sustain a strong and flexible IT enterprise. This encompasses such areas as enterprise architecture, technical infrastructure, cyber security, information assurance, application development and integration, disaster recovery, deployment of IT resources, and telecommunications. The Deputy CIO represents the USTP on matters internal and external to the agency and shares with the CIO ultimate accountability for the IT program. Serves as the principal advisor to the CIO and is responsible for establishing an agency's technical vision and leads all aspects of technology direction, according to it's strategic direction and growth objectives.   

The USTP includes 21 regional offices located in 93 locations throughout the United States, and includes over 1,200 users.  


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To qualify for the GS-15, applicants must have at least one year of IT experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-14 Federal grade level that demonstrates that you possess required specialized experience. Specialized experience at this level may include the following: Knowledge and ability sufficient to assign, review and lead a team or supervise the work of subordinate staff; providing technical and professional guidance and oversight; defining and implementing policies, procedures, and guidelines; and investigating new and emerging technology areas.

Basic Requirements:
In addition to the specialized experience listed above, you must also meet the basic requirements of having IT related experience identifying each of the following competencies:

•    Attention to Detail -Being thorough when providing oversight of information technology and conscientious about attending detail in the application of IT policies and procedures
•    Customer Service - Working with clients and customers (e.g., senior management officials, information technology personnel, research and development organizations, the general public) to assess technology needs, providing technical information or assistance, resolving technology problems, or satisfying expectations; knowledgeable about innovations in IT products and services; and commented to providing quality products and services
•    Oral Communication - expressing highly technical information (e.g., ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; delivering technically authoritative and persuasive oral presentations; listening to others; attending to nonverbal cues, and responding appropriately
•    Problem Solving - Identifying problems; determining accuracy and relevance of information; and using expert judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives; and to make recommendations

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.

NOTE:  You do not need to respond separately to the KSA's but are encouraged to do so. The resume you submitted for this position will be thoroughly reviewed to determine whether your experience and/or educational background is sufficient to meet basic and/or specialized requirements as outlined in this announcement.  Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information to make this basic qualification determination.  Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.

There is no education substitute for specialized experience at this grade level.


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 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.  If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job are:
•    Information Technology Management and Planning
•    Systems management and Analysis
•    Technical Direction and Oversight
If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will place you in one of three categories based on your responses to the on-line questionnaire regarding experience.

Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
Well Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of evaluation criteria.
Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills and abilities.
The applicants found to be among the Best Qualified Category will be referred to the Selecting Official for further consideration.  



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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:


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). 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 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:

Veteran Preference: If you are entitled to veteran preference, you should indicate the type of veteran preference you are claiming on your résumé.  

• In order 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.

In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, “Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference,” and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim. 

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA):  To be eligible under the VEOA, an applicant must be a preference eligible OR a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Veterans who were released shortly before completing a 3-year tour are considered to be eligible.

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. See


EEO Statement:

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

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.


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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, July 28, 2014

to receive consideration.

* To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. 

* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and 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.


  • Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter desirable).
  • Veteran documentation, if applicable.
  • CTAP/ICTAP documentation, if applicable.

Submitting Documents:
You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.  If you applied online and your application is complete, DO NOT fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
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.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s), you may fax your supporting documents by following the procedures outlined below:
1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page 
and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 1165282.
2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, July 28, 2014 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire
View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items
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.
Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process.
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.
  • Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name

Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement they can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.


Yvonne DuBose
Phone: (202)514-0725
Agency Information:
United States Trustee Program
Human Resources Division DOJ
441 G Street NW
Suite 6150
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. 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.

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