Information Technology Engineer (Full Performance)

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Washington, D.C
Sep 09, 2019
Sep 17, 2019
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time


The Information Technology Engineer is in the Information Technology Office (ITO) of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The position is mainly responsible for the support and management of the server and network infrastructure.
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This position will oversee and support Microsoft technologies such as Windows Server 2012/2016 operating systems within the VMware infrastructure and cloud environments, Exchange Server, Active Directory and Office 365 (O365). The Information Technology Engineer will work with senior management to develop, maintain and revise all necessary documentation and design, develop, modify, install, implement and maintain new and/or existing server infrastructure.

After the completion of an initial evaluation period, this position will have the option of teleworking one day per week. Duties will occasionally require working non-business hours (weekends and after hours). Physical effort will be involved in equipment installation, determining proper cable routes and connections, and moving, connecting and troubleshooting equipment. The ability to lift a minimum of twenty pounds is required.

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Travel Required

Occasional travel - (Training, Conferences, etc.).

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
29 - This position is also being announced as a developmental opportunity under announcement # CAFC-19-08B - Developmental. Candidates will only be considered under the announcement for which they have applied.


Conditions of Employment

This is an Excepted Appointment and At Will position. Federal government civil service classifications or regulations do not apply. All offers of employment are provisional pending successful completion of a background check or investigation and a favorable employment suitability determination. This position is subject to Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposit. The incumbent selected for this position will be subject to a one year probationary period after which telework opportunities may be considered, at the manager's discretion.

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.


Required Qualifications
A minimum of two years of progressively responsible IT experience that provided thorough knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and skills required in server and desktop virtualization and Windows/Linux server support and maintenance, including the latest developments in systems hardware and software, systems security.
  • To be considered for the CL 28 (GS 12) level, applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the CL 27 (GS 11).
  • To be considered for the CL 29 (GS 13) level, applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the CL 28 (GS 12).
The successful candidate will possess the following competencies:
  • Strong working experience with virtualization and VDI deployments (VMware vSphere 6.X and Horizon View 6.X) and a strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Windows Server OS environment.
  • Excellent communication (both oral and written) and organizational skills, as well as the ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • The ability to exercise innovative and creative skills to solve challenging issues and the ability to multi-task and work effectively under pressure.
  • Working experience with Linux systems (Red Hat OS) and any networking experience related to Cisco network infrastructure, wireless access points, VLANs, VOIP, firewalls and LAN/WAN connectivity is desired as well as MCSE and VMware certifications.
  • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or a Telecommunications related field is preferred.
NOTE: Pay is set based on experience and qualifications. Salary matching within the advertised salary range may be considered in accordance with judiciary pay setting policies.


Please read the "Qualifications" section.

Additional information

Benefits Information
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package including the following:
  • 13-26 days of accrued vacation leave each year.
  • 13 days of accrued sick leave each year.
  • 10 paid holidays each calendar year.
  • Federal Employees' Health Benefits with over 30 carriers to choose from.
  • Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance.
  • Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance.
  • Federal Employee Retirement System annuity benefits.
  • Thrift Savings Plan with up to 5% employer matching and both Roth and pre-tax contribution options.
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care.
  • Up to $265/month of employer paid commuter public transit benefits.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance.
  • Use of an on-site gym for court staff.
Other Information

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.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applicants will be evaluated based upon review of their qualifications and the application package.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

Please read the "How To Apply" section.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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