IT Specialist (Data Management) - Data Architect

Washington, D.C
Jan 31, 2023
Feb 08, 2023
IT, IT Architect
Full Time

As as IT Specialist (Data Management), you will:
  • Serve as a subject matter expert and advisor to Assistant Director of Records Management in data management issues, such as the application of data management principles, procedures, and tools for the improvement of, data interface, storage, data backup, data recovery, data dictionaries, data warehousing, data mining, data disposal, and data standardization processes.
  • Evaluate requirements and the compliance of information systems to Department and Division standards for Enterprise Data Architecture and compliance with Department and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure the rigorous application of information security/ information assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of data management services.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of data mining and data warehousing programs.
  • Maintain state-of-the-art awareness of data management policies, practices, procedures, and techniques to improve effectiveness and efficiency in managing Criminal Division data.
  • Participate in internal and external process or system reviews, studies, projects, and data validation efforts, which provide a mean for evaluating system performance and vulnerabilities.
  • Provide systematic evaluation and tracking of data across disparate IT systems, including the handling data for the purpose of records management.
  • Participate in the Division wide transition to electronic record keeping, including gathering information and data, conducting analyses, establishing, and implementing controls, conducting training, and implementing strategies to ensure compliance and accountability
  • Develop or apply techniques for automating information description, classification, and extraction (e.g., auto-classification and auto-categorization).
  • Collaborate with Sections and Records and Information Management Specialists to ensure file plans in are in alignment with CRM auto-classification policies and taxonomies.
  • Analyze search requests for data and develop or apply techniques into logical search tasks to meet the requirements of the requestor.
  • As directed by DOJ policies and Criminal Division Records Manager, place preservation holds on electronic records pending litigation.
As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to qualify for this position.
  • You must complete the online questionnaire and additional assessment(s).
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • The Criminal Division participates in the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program. E-Verify helps employers to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. For more information, visit


To qualify for the GS-13 level, applicants must have one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-12 grade level. Examples of specialized experience must include duties such as: generating complex queries and reports from multiple databases/sources; developing data dictionaries, data models, metadata repositories, and other tools to facilitate data retrieval; and adapting new and improved approaches to the design, development, and implementation of data mining and data warehousing.

In addition to specialized experience, applicants must also demonstrate proficiency in the following four competencies:
  • Attention to Detail: Prepares content and metrics in support of weekly, monthly, and annual reporting requirements to senior leadership and management.
  • Customer Service: Provides technical assistance and guidance to staff, users, customers, and others in resolving day-to-day program issues.
  • Oral Communication: Consults with customers on the planning, design, and implementation of data management methods to meet the business requirements of customer organizations.
  • Problem Solving: Solves complex and far-reaching data management issues and problems for a wide range of systems, applications, and customers.


There is no education requirement for this position.

Additional information

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

Career Transition Programs ( CTAP or ICTAP ): These programs apply to Federal and/or DOJ employees who meet the definition of surplus or displaced from a position in the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must:
  • Meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria;
  • Be rated well-qualified for the position with a score in the highly qualified category or above based on the competencies listed above; and
  • Submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility.
  • USA Hire Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request an RA in your online application. Requests for RA for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for RA must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for RA are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. To determine if you need an RA, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here: .