Information Technology Specialist (System Network Engineer)

Washington D.C.
Apr 19, 2018
Apr 19, 2018
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


SCREEN OUT FACTOR (SOF): (Required for employment consideration)

Applicants must hold one or more of the following certifications:

  1. Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) in Routing/Switching, Security, Voice and/or Wireless;
  2. Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure;
  3. VMware Desktop and Mobility Professional Level (VCP 6/7 - DTM); OR
  4. VMware Data Center Virtualization Professional Level (VCP 6/6.5 - DCV).
The candidate must provide documentation of at least one year of mastery level (work with little to no supervisory input or controls) experience with at least two of the following: (1) VMware; (2) Cisco AMP/Umbrella/Stealthwatch; (3) Cisco Catalyst or Nexus switches; (4) Cisco UCS, Prime Infrastructure, Operations Manager; (5) Commvault; and (6) Nutanix.

Special Rating Factors (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required by the position): Applicants are required to address each Special Rating Factor providing detailed evidence of the listed factors in the form of clear, concise examples of accomplishment and degree of responsibility. Please use specific examples to illustrate how your qualifications and accomplishments are relevant.
  1. Mastery of network design and skill in applying these principles and concepts to developing, configuring and maintaining the Court's LAN, WAN, VLAN, etc. Extensive knowledge of network optimization techniques and analytical reasoning sufficient to serve as network administrator, including responsibility for: configuring hubs, switches, and routers; and monitoring network actions in order to prevent incomprehensible work disruptions.
  2. Thorough understanding of network diagnostic tools such that incumbent can continually test and monitor the health and performance of the network and provide preemptive maintenance and problem solving if and when the need arises.
  3. Knowledge of the requirements for the acquisition of network hardware, software, and services and a general understanding of federal procurement practices and procedures.
  4. Skill in technical research as it relates to networking, computer systems, software systems, and peripherals.

Candidates must have at least 52 weeks of qualifying specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, as well as meet the screen out factor.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to performing systems network functions within a U.S. Court.

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

As a Federal employee, you may be eligible to enroll in health, dental, vision and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and apply for long term care insurance. For more information, go to:

In addition, almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, and Thrift Savings Plan. Visit:

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Finally, new employees also may be covered under other U.S. Tax Court benefit policies. Our Human Resources Office can provide additional information on these programs.

The U.S. Tax Court requires employees to adhere to a Code of Conduct.

Employees of the U.S. Tax Court serve under excepted appointments and are considered "AT WILL" employees. At will employees can be dismissed for any reason, without cause and without warning.

Employees will be required to complete a 52-week probationary period.

Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.

Favorable suitability determination - Selection for this position is contingent on a favorable suitability determination and security background check, including a credit check, Federal income tax check and criminal check. A candidate selected for this position must be current on his or her Federal income tax obligations before employment with the Tax Court, and remain current at all times while employed by the Tax Court. Continued employment post appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of the background investigation and credit check, and favorable adjudication. A background reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.

All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the conditions herein outlined may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.

If selected for this position, you will be required to complete the I-9 form and provide appropriate identification.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for any selected applicant, and any travel expenses incurred for an interview will not be reimbursed by the U.S. Tax Court.

The U.S. Tax Court will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

If you fail to provide the information as required, your application will not be evaluated beyond the basic screening process.The examining Office of Human Resources (OHR) makes the final determination concerning whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, the Court will then evaluate your application package to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.

Application of Preference Eligibles: Preference eligibles will be placed above non-preference eligibles within each rating category. Preference eligibles who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 level or higher. You must provide documentation of veterans' preference or military service (e.g., SF-15, DD-214), if applicable.

Special Appointment Authority Information: In accordance with the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) of 1998, veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service may also apply. You must provide documentation of veterans' preference or military service (e.g., SF-15, DD-214), if applicable.

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