Supervisory IT Specialist (Network Engineer/INFOSEC) - DIRECT HIRE

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Washington, D.C
Sep 18, 2023
Sep 26, 2023
Full Time

As a Supervisory IT Specialist (Network Engineer/INFOSEC), you will be:
  • Responsible for participating in managing DOT'S multi-million-dollar infrastructure that is essential to day-to-day operations of users within the non- (Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Common Operating Environment (COE) and serves as an expert advisor to senior DOT and government officials. The IT services include IT architecture; standards; network communication operations (Cloud network infrastructure); server-based services (software and platform as a service, instant messaging, datacenter management, database tiers, test and development); technology assessment; IT continuity of operations planning/support; IT asset management; and policy/strategic development. In supporting these functional areas, the incumbent plans, designs, tests, certifies, and implements current and forthcoming versions of the Department's IT infrastructures, "Common Operating Environment" (COE).
  • Directs, leads, and supervises seasoned senior and junior federal technology Network engineers, specialists/professionals and is the federal lead for contract staff and specialists supporting I&O technical architecture. The incumbent has the responsibility and acumen for strategically directing, leading, and planning activities as they relate to OCIO goals from a technical architecture perspective, which include, IT programs, requirements, and/or projects. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring continual service improvement methodologies work to streamline activities in all technical architecture functional areas
  • Supervise and manage a team of network specialist and contractors responsible for all facets of network services which includes operations and monitoring network infrastructure, high speed data circuits, VoIP, wireless access point and mobile network communications; state of the art network technology SDWAN, technology assessment; IT continuity of operations planning/support; IT asset management; and policy/strategic development.
  • Manage the multi-million dollar Department-wide IT Enterprise Network Infrastructure Architecture, include provide assessments of enterprise network modernization projects, costs, design concept and design changes, identify and achieve program goals and objectives; communicate assignments, milestones, and deadlines; solving work problems; evaluate work performance of subordinates; give advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters providing information; interviews candidates for positions in the unit; recommend appointment, promotion, or reassignment to such positions; hears and resolves complaints from employees, referring group grievances and more serious unresolved complaints to a higher level supervisor or manager; and effects minor disciplinary measures.
  • Develop standard operating procedures and manage both government and contract IT Staff in the development, installation, configuration, securing/hardening, testing, maintenance, patching, upgrading and troubleshooting activities associated with network engineering and operations technical team in the planning, analysis, design, implementation and management of the enterprise data, voice, wireless and mobile network to meet the needs of the Department of Transportation mission, goals, and processes. Plans or executes the installation, upgrade and or tech refresh of network infrastructure components and architects new network infrastructure.
  • Provide technical guidance/support for developing or troubleshooting systems. Protect government information technology systems (supervision or control of information technology systems, authority to bypass significant technical and operational security controls for general support systems, or access to major applications - the scope of these duties exceeds that of ordinary or routine computer use).Supports and assists the establishment and management of a consensus-based, participatory Department Enterprise Infrastructure Architecture Program to facilitate inoperability, information exchange, and sharing of data and technology applications.

Ideal Candidate: OST is looking for a senior level professional, motivated and self-reliant individual who can manage myriad Enterprise Network services, implementation and management of IT infrastructure; and who is knowledgeable of collective cybersecurity policies and best practices to provide Enterprise level services in functional areas of the Department of Transportation into the Common Operating Environment (COE).

PLEASE NOTE: This announcement establishes an open continuous (3 month) vacancy announcement. Given our continuing need for top professionals in this field, we will review applications on an as needed basis.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen & meet specialized experience to qualify
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
  • Required documents must be submitted by the closing date.
  • Direct Hire Authority will be used to fill this position

  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Applicants may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE FORM: Position requires completion of OGE-450, Financial Disclosure Form.


To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

To qualify for the Grade 15, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-14, it must include:
  • Experience in supervising a team of network engineers in the design, implementation and management of IT systems (voice, video and data) to support customers at multiple locations across various regions, local and state.
  • Experience in managing the implementation and operations of various network-based technology such as Cisco, Firewalls, Wireless, VoIP, LAN/WAN, Enterprise network security, 802.11 wireless solution, IPv4 to IPv6 migration planning, or VTC for multiple locations across various regions, local and state. Also experience in Multi-Protocol Layer Switching (MPLS), Software- Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) and Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP).
  • Experience in network project management that includes requirement and scope development, solution architecture, cost estimating and resource management.

In addition to meeting the above described specialized experience requirements, your IT experience will be evaluated and be expected to include described experience in the following competencies:
  • Attention to Detail: Work is thorough and conscientious about attending to detail.
  • Customer Service: Working with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, providing information or assistance, assigning staff to resolve their problems, or satisfying their expectations; knowing about available products and services; committed to providing quality products and services.
  • Oral Communication: Expressing 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); making clear and convincing oral presentations; listening to others, attending to nonverbal cues, and responding appropriately.
  • Problem Solving: Identifying problems; determining accuracy and relevance of information; using sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and making recommendations based on technical requirements.

For all types of consideration, 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 experience.

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All applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Additional information

This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if similar vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.

PLEASE NOTE: FAC-COR Certificate Level II required. If selectee does not currently hold either of the above certifications, they will be required to obtain the above certifications within 24 months of onboarding. After receiving FAC-COR Certificate Level II the incumbent must complete at a minimum, 40 continuous learning- points every two years initial and refresher training to employees serving in a COTR or COR role.

Qualified CTAP/ICTAP candidates receive priority and will be referred to the hiring manager.

FLSA Exempt