Lead Information Technology Specialist (Network)

Washington, D.C
Oct 20, 2020
Oct 27, 2020
Full Time


This position is located in EPA, Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Management (OM), Information Technology Directorate (ITD), in Washington, DC. For more information on this office, visit their website: www.epa.gov/oig.

One of more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.

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You will serve as network/database administrator responsible for:

- Managing and maintaining databases, performing network/software installation, testing, modifications, documentation development implementation and support of all network systems.

- Assisting in the development of ITD policies and procedures associated with network procedures and processes. Administering, maintaining and developing database management systems that meet current and future business requirements of the organization and its customers

- Researching, evaluating and providing feedback on problematic trends; leads the development of tracking and resolution of database issues.

- Planning, and implementing complex IT projects in all aspects of the system development life cycle.

- Serves as a senior consultant to EPA OIG management officials and staff at Headquarters and regional offices to provide expert technical advice and guidance.

- You will spend less than 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Infrequent

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Position has portable work and selectee may be eligible to telework.
  • The incumbent must obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.
  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
  • Pre-employment drug testing is required and random testing thereafter.

This position is designated as High Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.


We are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:

Requirement (OPM GS-2210 IOR): Individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. Experience must be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate. The agency has identified the specific level of proficiency required for each competency based on the requirements of the position being filled.

Your resume must demonstrate that you meet the following competencies:
  • Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
  • Customer Service- Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.
  • Oral Communication - Expresses 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); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
  • Problem Solving- Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

  • In addition to the above OPM GS-2210 IOR competencies, to qualify for the GS-14 level, you need to have at least one year of full time specialized experience. The work experience described in your resume must clearly reflect that you have performed work that meets the specialized experience requirement for this position, as defined below, or your application will be rated "Ineligible". Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

    Experience working in a virtualized environment and desktop infrastructure regarding network operations, and system interactions with database and applications, and uses this expertise to identify and resolve problems. Skill in applying database management concepts, principles, and methods including database logical and physical design for determining the impact of new or revised software on system resources, operations, and applications.

    Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas. Your resume must support your responses to the questionnaire.

    - Knowledge of IT policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of network and database management services sufficient to designing, developing, evaluating and providing recommendations on new technologies and architectures.

    - Ability to identify and diagnose IT issues and perform corrective and/or preventive actions for resolution.

    - Ability to develop data dictionaries, data models, and other data tools to optimize the functionality of systems, networks, and/or data.

    - Ability to organize and direct the activities of an organization, ensuring that the advice and assistance provided complies with legal and regulatory requirements and meets customer needs.

    - Knowledge of the interrelationships among multiple IT disciplines sufficient to manage projects that have a significant impact on the delivery of agency-wide network and database management services.

    - Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization to explain technical policies, regulations, and processes.

    NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.


    You do not need a degree to qualify for this position.

    Additional information

    This information is used to determine your qualifications for employment. The use of this information is authorized under Title 5 USC, Sections 3302 and 3361.

    This position is not in the bargaining unit.

    If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements which includes the above GS-2210 competencies, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment. Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. You are being evaluated under the category rating method which means, if you are determined to be qualified, you will be placed into the 'Best Qualified', 'Well Qualified,' or 'Qualified' category.

    We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. Your resume must support your responses. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    Documents to be submitted on-line:

    -Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties Section and Qualifications Required Section. In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.

    -Responses to the on-line assessment questionnaire.

    -College transcripts - required to submit either unofficial transcripts or a list of courses that includes school(s) attended, school address, course title, grades earned, completion dates, department, and quarter or semester hours earned.

    -Veterans' Preference Documents - DD-214 Member 4 copy, VA Letter, and SF-15, if applicable; active duty military submit statement of service from commanding officer documenting dates of active duty and any campaign medals/badges; include character of service.

    -Displaced Federal employees under ICTAP/CTAP - copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station.

    -If you are applying for a noncompetitive appointment, you'll need to submit additional documents to prove your eligibility to apply to this vacancy announcement. If you want to learn more about noncompetitive appointments, visit OPM's web site: http://www.opm.gov/employ/students/fedhire.asp#authorities

    If you want to know more about submitting documentation to our office, visit EPA's web site: http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm

    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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