Systems Network Engineer
About the Court
The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) was established under Article III of the Constitution on October 1, 1982. The court was formed by the merger of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals and the appellate division of the United States Court of Claims. The court is located in the Howard T. Markey National Courts Building on historic Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C.
The Federal Circuit is unique among the thirteen Circuit Courts of Appeal. It has nationwide jurisdiction in a variety of subject areas, including international trade, government contracts, patents, trademarks, certain money claims against the United States government, federal personnel, veterans' benefits, and public safety officers' benefits claims. Appeals to the court come from all federal district courts, the United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States Court of International Trade, and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. The court also takes appeals of certain administrative agencies' decisions, including the United States Merit Systems Protection Board, the Boards of Contract Appeals, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Decisions of the United States International Trade Commission, the Office of Compliance, an independent agency in the legislative branch, the Government Accountability Office Personnel Appeals Board, and the Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance also are reviewed by the court.
The Systems Network Engineer position is located in the Information Technology Office (ITO) and reports directly to the Information Technology Project Manager. The incumbent is responsible for providing expert technical support for the court's Cisco voice, network, and data telecommunications systems, to include customer support, design and development, procurement, installation and implementation, testing and security. Physical effort will be involved in mapping proper cable routes and connections and in moving, installing, and troubleshooting telecommunications systems and other IT equipment. Duties will occasionally require working non-business hours (weekends and after hours). After the completion of an initial evaluation period, this position will have the option of working either an Alternate Work Schedule (AWS) or teleworking one day per week.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
The successful candidate must possess excellent communication (both oral and written) and organizational skills; ability to exercise innovative and creative skills to solve challenging issues; to multi-task and work effectively under pressure; ability to manage projects efficiently and meet established deadlines; ability to interact with nontechnical users in a professional and supportive manner; and the ability to work independently and in a team environment when needed.
Four years of progressively responsible experience which provided (1) a good understanding of the methods and technical skills required to accomplish the work of supporting servers (MS Windows and Linux), MS Exchange, and Cisco telecommunications and network infrastructures; (2) the ability to analyze complex problems and assess the practical implications of alternate solutions; (3) the ability to communicate with others, both orally and in writing; and (4) the capacity to employ the knowledge, skills, and abilities in the resolution of problems/issues. The ability to lift a minimum of 20 lbs. is required.
CL-28: Two (2) years of progressively responsible IT experience equivalent to work at the CL-27 level that provided thorough knowledge of theories, principles, practices, and techniques of telecommunications system support and Cisco networking infrastructure, including the latest developments in systems hardware and software, systems security, cabling, routers, and switches.
CL-29: Two (2) years of progressively responsible IT experience equivalent to work at the CL-28 level that that provided thorough knowledge of theories, principles, practices, and techniques of telecommunications system support and Cisco networking infrastructure, including the latest developments in systems hardware and software, systems security, cabling, routers, and switches.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or a Telecommunications related field. Cisco CCNA certification or CCNA-Voice certification required. CCNP or CCVP certification is highly desired. Candidate must have a strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2012 OS environment, MS Exchange, Active Directory, and VMware vSphere operations. MCSE certification is preferred.
This is an Excepted Appointment and At Will position. Federal government civil service classifications or regulations do not apply. As a condition of employment, applicants must successfully complete an FBI fingerprint and background check. This position is subject to EFT (direct deposit of earnings).
Must be a U. S. citizen or eligible to work in the United States. Non-citizens may be interviewed and considered for employment, but employment offers will only be made to individuals who qualify under one of the exceptions in 8 U.S.C.§ 1324b(a)(3)(B). Under 8 U.S.C.§1324b(a)(3)(B), a lawful permanent resident seeking citizenship may not apply for citizenship until he or she has been a permanent resident for at least five years (three years if seeking naturalization as a spouse of a citizen), at which point he or she must apply for citizenship within six months of becoming eligible, and must complete the process within two years of applying (unless there is a delay caused by the processors of the application). Non-citizens who have not been permanent residents for five years will be required to execute an affidavit that they intend to apply for citizenship when they become eligible to do so.
Standard Federal Government benefits and holidays apply.
The court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this announcement, commence interviews immediately, withdraw the announcement, or fill the position at any time, any of which actions may occur without notice.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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