IT Specialist (Systems Administration)

Suitland, Maryland
Jan 20, 2023
Jan 27, 2023
Full Time

  • Directly support the bureau's public website that utilizes the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP and Drupal), ensures greater than 99.99% uptime and timely data releases.
  • System administration of internal Linux servers, manage credentials, disk spaces analyze and interprets log information, and remediates vulnerabilities.
  • Manage Microsoft Azure cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) resources, maximize cost/ performance ratio.
  • Document Linux systems, administration procedures, policies and procedures, data security standards.


Conditions of Employment

  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Suitable for Federal employment.
  • Registered for Selective Service if applicable. (
  • Time-in-grade/band requirements must be met by closing date.
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.
  • Relocation expenses may not be paid.
  • This is a NON-BARGAINING unit position.


This position may be filled through means other than the competitive promotion

Specialized Experience: Band IV:
Applicant must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to or at the lower band/grade level, Band III (GS-12) in the federal service. Specialized Experience is defined as all of the below: Directly supporting a primary public-facing website for an organization, and hold an active Redhat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) certification. This experience must include experience directly supporting each of the following applications Apache web server, MySQL databases, PHP open-source scripting language, and Drupal content management.



Experience must be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate.

For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.
  • Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

  • Education: Education cannot be substituted for this band/grade level.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer.

    Additional information

    The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.
    • VRA (GS-11 or below)
    • VEOA ( permanent positions )
    • 30% or more disabled veteran
    • Persons with disabilities
    • CTAP
    • ICTAP

    The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.