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Job Title:  Information Technology Specialist (CUSTSPT)
Department:  Department Of Justice
Agency:  Offices, Boards and Divisions
Job Announcement Number:  ENRD-14-041 (DEU)

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 $116,901.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 to Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
District of Columbia, DC View Map
United States Citizens
Public Trust - Background Investigation


This position is located in the Office of Litigation Support (OLS). OLS is one of six service offices within the Executive Office of the Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD).  OLS provides a full range of services including, but not limited to providing (1) budget/financial contract management, (2) automated litigation support, (3) oversight of contract litigation support services, as well as (4) provides guidance to trial attorneys, paralegals and legal support staff on discovery and e-discovery best practice.  The candidate must have excellent communication/people skills and be customer service oriented as the position will require working closely with all Sections of ENRD, outside contract vendors, other Federal agencies, as well as various components of the U.S. Department of Justice. 

ENRD is a great place to work. ENRD has continued to be ranked in the top 15 federal sub-components for the past 5 years, and ranked #1 slot for 3 years in a row. Our office is conveniently located near the Navy Memorial/Archives Metro. A wide variety of shopping venues, the Verizon Center, museums, the National Mall, restaurants and coffee shops are all within walking distance. We also offer access to an onsite fitness center.

To learn more about ENRD visit us at:



  • Occasional Travel
  • Position may require travel to attend training, meetings, or court proceedings.


  • 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 subjected to undergo a urinalysis for a drug test.


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As an Information Technology Specialist (CUSTPST), you will:


  • Provide expert advice, assistance, and technical support to the Division’s various systems supporting litigation.
  • Provide technical assistance to attorneys and client agency personnel regarding e-discovery requirements and OLS standardized ediscovery process.
  • Provide technical support to Headquarters and Field Offices on ediscovery, litigation, and other information matters pertaining to electronic record identification, preservation, collections, processing, review, and analysis.
  • Submit ESI data retrieval requests, tracking identified custodians and conducting case specific searches for ESI utilizing widely used automation.
  • Assemble and review ESI and other evidence in a forensically-sound manner for preservation, processing and review in connection with legal proceedings.
  • Develop ESI identification, preservation and process documentation, and prepare trial teams for rule 26(f) conferences.
  • Conduct troubleshooting, works with other IT Specialists to resolve technical issues and prevent recurring problems.
  • Assist, update and maintain databases, systems or applications related to ediscovery.
  • Perform administration and support of SQL based systems such as MS SQL Server.


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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To qualify for this GS-13 level position, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors).  Specialized experience:  oversight of litigation support projects involving the identification, preservation, collection, processing, review, analysis, production and presentation of electronically stored information (ESI) in legal proceedings.  Provide guidance on forensics and collection in litigation technical support, electronic document data processing, ESI life cycles, and the analytical and evaluative techniques to analyze voluminous amounts of electronic and or hardcopy data; oversight of computer forensics tools and techniques used in data recovery and preservation of electronic evidence.  


To be found qualified for this position; applicants must demonstrate that they meet the Basic Requirements, the Additional Requirements and the Selective Placement Factor for this position as listed below.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: This series requires applicants to possess IT-related experience demonstrating each of the following four competencies: All applicants’ qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies:

1. Attention to Detail – Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
2. Customer Service – Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.
3. Oral Communication – Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others; attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
4. Problem Solving – Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

To be found qualified for this position your resume must demonstrate that you meet this requirement.




ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: This position has a Selective Placement Factor (SPF) which is the knowledge, skills, or special qualifications that are in addition to the minimum requirements in the qualification standard. A SPF represents knowledge, skills, or abilities that are essential for successful job performance and cannot reasonably be acquired on the job during the customary period of orientation/training. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT MEET THE SPF WILL NOT BE ELIGILE FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION  FOR THIS POSITION.


SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR (SPF): To meet the SPF for this position, applicants must demonstrate that they are experts in the forensically sound collection of electronically stored information for use as evidence in federal judicial proceedings and subject to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.


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 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. 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.

All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competency:

• Computer Forensics – Knowledge of tools and techniques used in data recovery and preservation of electronic evidence.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


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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:



Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

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. Specific information and requirements can be found at:

Veteran Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference (5 or 10 points) you are claiming on your résumé. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. In order to determine your eligibility, you can find additional information at: • For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214; official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation. • For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference, and the other required documentation identified on the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

Selective Service:  All male applicant born after December 31, 1959, must certify that you have registered with the selective Service System, or have been exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service law.  See

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 resume to, and reference “Federal Career Opportunities” in the subject line. For more information, visit the Bender Consulting Services website at

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.

We place a high value on diversity of background, experience and cultural perspective and encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including those from all racial and ethnic groups, women, LGBT individuals, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate.

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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Be certain that your application/resume, whether mailed, faxed, e-mailed or hand carried is received by 5:00 pm (EST) on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

Please submit your application package to the appropriate address listed below (please reference vacancy announcement ENRD-14-041 (DEU).

Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Human Resources, 601 D Street, NW, Room 2232, Washington, DC 20004; ATTN: Cynthia Barnes, Human Resources Specialist.

By Mail: U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Human Resources, P.O. Box 7611, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044-7611; ATTN: Cynthia Barnes, Human Resources Specialist.

By Email:
By Fax: (202) 305-4866



• Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional).
• Veterans’ preference documentation, if applicable.
• CTAP/ICTAP documentation, if applicable.


Contact Information:  For questions about this job opportunity announcement, contact:
Cynthia Barnes on (202) 353-2462 or by email at



Cynthia Barnes
Phone: (202)353-2462
Agency Information:
Environment and Natural Resources Division
Human Resources Staff DOJ
601 D Street NW PH2232
Washington, DC


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 as needed.  We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.


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