Information Technology Specialist

Employer
Department Of Commerce, U.S. ...
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Aug 18, 2016
Closes
Jun 30, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

The Census Bureau produces quality data that help Americans better understand our country - its population, resources, economy, society and culture. We offer competitive salaries, flexible hours and work arrangements, developmental opportunities, recognition, a variety of benefits and health insurance plans, and a host of other employment incentives. If working in an environment that values your individuality and diversity and allows you to innovate, engage in problem solving, and achieve your professional goals appeals to you, then the Census Bureau is the place for you.  Come join the Census Team and be responsible for contributing to the fabric of our nation - where everyone counts.

This is an open continuous announcement. Qualified applicants will receive consideration as vacancies become available until their eligibility expires (3 months from the date their name is entered on the inventory).  For additional information concerning the period of eligibility, please see the "What To Expect Next" section of this announcement.

In addition to the competitive hiring (open to all US Citizens), the U.S. Census Bureau has Direct-Hire Authority (DHA) to recruit and appoint qualified Information Technology Specialists (Information Security), GS-9 and above. Positions may be filled through either the DHA or competitive hiring. DHA will only be used for the Security specialty. Please see "How You Will Be Evaluated" section for more information.

Relocation payment may be granted on a case by case basis.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses may be paid

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must successfully complete a background investigation.

All applicants applying for the GS-05 grade level or above must meet one of the following basic requirements:

A. You have (or within 9 months will have) a bachelor’s or higher degree with a major in: computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management, OR you have a bachelor’s or higher degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester working with clients and customers to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; orally expressing information to individuals or groups effectively; listening to others and responding appropriately; and identifying and evaluating problems and making recommendations to solve them.hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks; OR
B.
You have IT-related experience reviewing routine IT data; editing and disseminating written reports; providing standard IT products and services to customers; demonstrating attention to detail when performing work;

Applicants applying for the GS-07 grade level must meet one of the following requirements (in addition to the basic requirements for all applicants described above):

A. You have (or within 9 months will have) a bachelor's degree in one of the majors listed above and superior academic achievement. Superior academic achievement is generally defined by an earned grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0. For information on additional ways to meet the superior academic achievement provision, see http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-II/s2-e5.asp#e4f OR
B.
You have (or within 9 months will have) completed at least one year of graduate education in one of the majors listed above; OR
C.
You have at least one year of specialized experience performing duties related to the specialty for which you are applying:

·        Systems Administration: one year of systems administration experience in a Windows or Linux/UNIX environment providing technical support to users. For further details, see http://www.census.gov/about/census-careers/opportunities/location/headquarters/it.html

·        Network Services: one year of LAN support work in a Windows or Linux/UNIX environment installing, troubleshooting and configuring PCs and peripherals. For further details, see http://www.census.gov/about/census-careers/opportunities/location/headquarters/it.html

·        Security: one year applying IT security principles, methods and tools and participating in defining IT security requirements and maintaining system documentation. For further details, see http://www.census.gov/about/census-careers/opportunities/location/headquarters/it.html

Applicants applying for the GS-09 grade level must meet one of the following requirements (in addition to the basic requirements for all applicants described above):

A. You have (or within 9 months will have) a master’s degree or equivalent graduate degree, or completed two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree or equivalent graduate degree, in one of the majors listed above; OR
B.
You have at least one year of specialized experience performing duties related to the specialty for which you are applying:

·        Systems Administration: one year of systems administration experience in a Windows or Linux/UNIX environment; a working knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of the above operating systems; some experience writing shell scripts and providing technical support. For further details, see http://www.census.gov/about/census-careers/opportunities/location/headquarters/it.html

·        Network Services: one year of LAN support or management experience in a Windows or Linux/UNIX environment installing, troubleshooting and configuring PCs and peripherals; responding to service requests and trouble tickets; server administration for a 200+ user network; and administering systems to track IT assets in excess of 5,000. For further details, see http://www.census.gov/about/census-careers/opportunities/location/headquarters/it.html

·        Security: one year applying IT security principles, methods and tools, preparing and updating IT security manuals, instructions and operating procedures. For further details, see http://www.census.gov/about/census-careers/opportunities/location/headquarters/it.html

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.

 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show proof that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Not Applicable