Information Technology Specialist (Applications Software)

Washington, D.C
Jul 01, 2022
Jul 06, 2022
Full Time

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

Provides technical expertise in identifying, evaluating, and developing effective and efficient solutions that meet business requirements, particularly related to OJP's Dynamic Case Management (DCM) application program interfaces (APIs), digital workflows, and other cloud applications. Maintains relevant certifications such as, but not limited to, Information technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and Agile Certifications. Works closely with the Chief Technology Officer, Solution Architects, and Senior Technology Specialists at OJP and other DOJ grant making components (i.e. COPS & OVW) to create solutions in support of the collection of grant management applications from the external user community and the internal user's review and approval of applications to make grant awards..

Makes recommendations and advises on organization-wide-system improvements, optimization, or maintenance efforts in software development and lifecycle management. Translates the interests of business stakeholders into short and long term goals for technical teams by facilitating communication between technical and non-technical personnel.
Serves as an Agile Champion for OJP, demonstrating successes gained through a well-orchestrated agile system development lifecycle. For example, promote effective collaboration between developers, requirements analysts, Scrum Masters, and business stakeholders by breaking down barriers where they may arise and escalating concerns to the right parties for resolution. Ensure requirements are captured at the right level for immediate development team action and support teams in demonstrating working system functionality frequently.

Leads task forces/project teams in advance systems software/hardware project efforts.
Ensures that the design, development, integration, and deployment of OJP's enterprise applications and web services are founded upon and compliant with, OJP's enterprise architecture and are adherent to OJP's "Defense in Depth" approach.
Maintains a current and expert understanding of evolving OJP's enterprise architecture (particularly as it relates to evolving cybersecurity initiatives and threats) and proactively leverages this knowledge to ensure that OJP's applications and web services are always within compliance and adequately protected.
Ensures that OJP's enterprise applications and web services are maintained and operated in alignment and adherence with existing and evolving Government cybersecurity related regulations and initiatives.
Provides counsel and liaises with the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and the Information Technology Security Division Chief to ensure that all widely accepted industry standards and best practices for integrating cybersecurity measures and systems into OJP's enterprise applications and web services are applied, designed, updated, operated and maintained throughout the OJP's IT enterprise.


Conditions of Employment

  • 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.
  • Requires registration for the Selective Service. Visit
  • Pre-employment drug testing required.
  • 1-year probationary period may be required.

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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.

Screen Out Factors:

(1) Attention to Detail; (2) Customer Service; (3) Oral Communication; and (4) Problem Solving.

Minimum Federal Qualification Requirements:

Qualifying experience for the GS-14 level requires IT-related experience that demonstrates each of the following four competencies: Attention to Detail; Customer Service; Oral Communication; and Problem Solving; AND one (1) year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-13 level. Specialized experience is experience that is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience must be IT-related and may be paid or unpaid experience.

Examples of specialized experience includes: providing technical oversight and direction to multiple agile delivery/development teams, utilizing SCRUM or Agile framework, to build and maintain systems and applications in cloud environments; analyze and guide in development of solutions for problems associated with SCRUM or Agile programs; manage enterprise wide Agile or SCRUM program/projects that are cloud-based.

Technical Qualifications:

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications as described above will be further evaluated based upon the following technical qualifications.

Knowledge of computer hardware/software technologies.
Ability to communicate in writing.
Ability to plan and execute work.
Ability to communicate other than in writing.
Knowledge of computer languages, utilities, machines, and access methods.
Knowledge of computer application programming.
Knowledge of information systems security operations, techniques, and standards.

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Additional information

This position is included in the bargaining unit.

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: Status applicants for promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade by the closing date.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This position may be eligible for telework per agency policy.

OJP offers opportunities for flexible work schedules.

Relocation expenses may be authorized.

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees . Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

COVID-19 Vaccination Status: The agency may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

Telework: If selected, you may be approved to telework for an undefined period, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Employees will be notified by their supervisor of a requirement to report in person to the component workplace.