IT Specialist (SYSADMIN)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Jan 12, 2021
Closes
Jan 20, 2021
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This serves as public notice for the use of OPM's Direct Hire Authority. Applicants who meet the qualification requirements will be forwarded to the selecting official for consideration.

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Responsibilities

  • Plans, analyzes, designs, develops, tests, configures, integrates, installs, implements, quality assurance, maintenance, and management of network systems used for the transmission of information in voice, data, and video formats.
  • Furnishes second-tier troubleshooting support
  • Provides technical leadership and support for the media services function and multimedia infrastructure at the Foreign Service Institute.
  • Determines equipment configuration and facilities needed to develop, modify, and implement network architecture and operations that permit the effective sharing and transmission of information among users and external organizations.
  • Supports the "Innovation Lab", Foreign Services Institutes technology center and participating in a multi -disciplinary team to explore, research and develop new technologies for adult learning.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Direct Hire Authority will be used to fill this position.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Verification of employment eligibility in the United States is required.
  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.


Qualifications

***ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN AMENDED TO INCLUDE OPM'S DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY - SEE SUMMARY SECTION****

Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement. If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.

Applicants applying for the GS-13 grade level must meet the following requirements: Have IT-related experience demonstrating EACH of the four competencies AND specialized experience listed below:
  • Attention to Detail- experience reviewing my own information technology-related work or data and have been asked by others to review their work or data to ensure accuracy, completeness, and consistency with standards
  • Customer Service - experience maintaining relationships with customers, assessing current information technology needs of customers, and developing or identifying information technology products and services that are tailored to meet customer needs
  • Oral Communication -briefing mid-level management and IT staff on the status of information technology systems, projects, or daily operations, including the communication of technical information to a non-technical audience
  • Problem Solving - identifying alternatives to address complex information technology-related issues by gathering and applying information from a variety of sources that provide a number of potential solutions

  • AND Have at least 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service which provided you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

    Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

    Experience with the configuration, operation, maintenance, and repair requirements of a sophisticated audiovisual system, video and audio production, satellite reception and transmission equipment used in an Audiovisual Facility.

    NOTE: In order to qualify for this position, your 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.

    There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-13 position.

    Education

    See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements, if applicable.

    Additional information

    For reasonable accommodation at the U.S. Department of State, please contact the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations at (202) 663-3474 or ReasonableAccommodations@state.gov.

    EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION PROGRAM (E-Verify) - U.S. law requires organizations to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States - either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. This agency utilizes E-Verify to compare information from the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) records to confirm employment eligibility. If the employee's information does not match DHS and/or SSA records, the employee is given an opportunity to resolve the problem. If eligibility cannot be verified, employment will be terminated.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Under the provisions of the Direct-Hire Authority, veterans' preference does not apply. Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply. For this announcement, all applicants will be assessed to determine if they meet the qualifications for this position, specifically the education, specialized experience, and knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) necessary to perform the work of the position. Applicants will not be rated or ranked. All applications that meet the required qualifications will be referred to the selecting official in the order in which the applications were received.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following KSAs and other characteristics that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported by information in your resume:
    • Skill in applying network systems management methods including end-to-end systems performance monitoring; network architecture and topology, including transmissions protocols, broadcasting, switching, control, and management.
    • Knowledge of audiovisual systems and electronics with a thorough understanding of IT/Audiovisual integration issues.
    • Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and techniques of IT/ Audiovisual convergence related to communications networks and systems, electronics, satellite, computer hardware and software, broadcast, audio, video, non-linear editing, presentation technology and video conferencing systems, both analog and digital.
    • Knowledge of the characteristics, configuration, operation, maintenance, and repair requirements of a wide range of complex and sophisticated audiovisual systems, video and audio production, satellite reception and transmission equipment used in the Audiovisual Facility.

    Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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). Your resume should include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.

    For assistance with creating a resume, please click here . Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) candidates must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for selection priority. Candidates are considered well qualified if their knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) exceed the minimum qualifications described in the announcement.

    Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Your application package must contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this job opportunity announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying and support your answers to the self-assessment questions related to basic eligibility.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Secret

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

    Trust determination process
    National security

    Required Documents

    All required documents listed below, that are applicable to you, must be submitted to our automated system "Gateway to State" by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

    1. Resume - your resume or any other written format you choose should contain the required information as specified in the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section. Insufficient information will result in an ineligible rating.

    2. A completed online job specific self-assessment questionnaire through the Department's automated system "Gateway to State".

    3. Transcripts - if applicable, see the Qualifications section of the announcement. If selected, an official/sealed college transcript(s) will be required to verify education prior to employment.

    4. If you are qualifying based on other criteria listed under the Qualification Section of this announcement, you MUST submit the required supporting documentation (certificates, certifications, etc.) with your application.

    5. Veterans' preference does not apply to this vacancy. If you are a veteran, you may indicate your veteran's status on your resume. Any supporting documentation received from veterans will be retained to document veteran's status if selected. If you are a 5-point veteran, you may provide a copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member Copy 4 is preferable) which must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. If you are currently on active duty, you may provide a certification on letterhead from your military branch which contains your military service dates, expected date of discharge or release, and the character of service to show that your military service was performed under honorable conditions. The expected date of discharge or release must be no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted for consideration for this vacancy announcement. If the appropriate information is not submitted to confirm your current or expected discharge status, dates of service, etc., you will not receive credit for the claimed active duty military service.

    If you are a 10-point veteran, in addition to the DD-214 or certification, you may also submit a current version of the SF-15 (Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference), dated October 2013, and any documentation required by this form to support your claim. Previous editions of the SF-15 will not be accepted.

    For further information regarding Veterans, click here . If you are a Sole Survivor veteran, you may provide a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4 is preferable) or another form of official documentation which shows your discharge or release from active duty occurred on or after August 29, 2008 and was based on a sole survivorship discharge.

    To gain access to your DD214 online, please visit: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/get-service-records.html

    6. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit a copy of the appropriate documentation with their application. See links below:

    ICTAP Considerations
    CTAP Considerations

    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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