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    This position is located in the Office of Information and Technology (OIT), Account Management Office (AMO). The IT Specialist is responsible for advising and managing tasks to identify the root cause, the degree of impact, and possible remediation for failures covering cyber security, network infrastructure and communications, cloud infrastructure, database technologies, application and operating system technologies, and handheld/mobile technologies.

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    Please read this public notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application.

    Vacancies may not presently exist but may become available at any point during the opening period of this vacancy announcement. We will not review applicant resumes until there is a request to fill a vacancy.

    You are applying to a public notice to fill current and future vacancies. Please note, there may or may not be actual/projected vacancies when you submit your application. Your resume and any supporting documentation will be retained with other applicants and reviewed as vacancies occur. You will not receive a notice regarding your application's status other than the initial acknowledgment until a request is received to fill a position.

    Once a request to fill a vacancy is received, we will review applicants in increments of 100 in application date order. We will refer qualified applicants to the selecting official for consideration. The organization's hiring need will determine the referral of additional applicants. Applicants will be notified about their application's status if referred or if we fill all vacancies.

    This position is primarily aligned to the following NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework work roles:

    NCWF Code 801: Program Manager
    NCWF Code 802: IT Project Manager
    NCWF Code 804: IT Investment/Portfolio Manager

    For more information about these work roles, where they fit within the larger Cyber Workforce, and how they can support your unique career journey, please visit the Cyber Career Pathways tool on the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies website: https://niccs.us-cert.gov/workforce-development/cyber-career-pathways

    This is a bargaining unit position.

    Work Schedule
    : Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
    Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Available
    Telework: Available
    Duty Location Status: Will work from a VA owned or leased space.
    Position Description Title/PD#: Information Technology Specialist/ PD18593A
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
    Physical Requirements: The work is sedentary and does not require any special physical effort. Duties may require lifting and carrying computer equipment such as monitors, printers and laptops weighing up to 50 pounds.

    Major Duties:

    • Leads discovery actions during system triage efforts providing direction to both VA technicians and contractors involved in defect discovery of system failures and performance degradations.
    • Applies advanced IT principles, concepts, methods, standards, and practices sufficient to provide expert technical advice, guidance and recommendations to management and other technical specialists on critical IT issues.
    • Applies new IT developments to previously unsolvable problems and provide sound recommendations/decisions which significantly impact data management system applicants.
    • Develops specifications and plan criteria for major IT infrastructure projects.
    • Communicates complex technical requirements to non-technical personnel.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position 10% of the time

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/613978100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.