IT Specialist (SysAdmin)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 14, 2021
Closes
Jan 22, 2021
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Infrastructure Management Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Federal Election Commission. The Infrastructure Management Branch works to provide Infrastructure Management and coordinate management of communications and computing platforms, including Network Services, Desktop Support and Data Center Management to help the Agency achieve operating mission, meet legislative mandates, and deliver computing and network services to users.

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Responsibilities

As the IT Specialist (SysAdmin) in this position, you will:
  • Serve as the subject matter expert and coordinates critical and sensitive information for the Federal Election Commission, OCIO Infrastructure Branch, performing Messaging administration on systems and subsystems.
  • Coordinate with other Infrastructure team members to provide total end-to-end incident management from problem resolution of email and O365 issues, detection to resolution to ensure users can rely on email, O365 features and other systems that rely on the messaging platform. Some administration will be required within the legacy Lotus Notes environment relating to O365 integration and application maintenance.
  • Conduct and perform messaging related IT strategic planning and project management activities, to facilitate the implementation of the agency's IT Strategic Plan.
  • Implement/install and manage the regular function of system resources in the cloud primarily in Azure and AWS.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or national.
  • You must be able to pass a background investigation.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see Legal and regulatory guidance below).
  • You may be required to serve a 2 year probationary period.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
  • Status candidates must meet time-in-grade/band requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade).
  • This is a Bargaining position.


Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience. If qualifying based on education, a copy of your unofficial transcripts must be provided with your application.

Have one year of specialized experience that is O365 and Cloud IT system related and demonstrates each of the following competencies: attention to detail, customer service, oral communication, and problem solving. This must include activities such as: (1) evaluating plans and proposals for major Agency Information Technology (IT) and Projects as they relate to O365; (2) providing and coordinating management of communications and computing platforms, including O365 to help achieve operating mission, and deliver computing and network services to users. (3) reviewing, analyzing, and planning of systems projects, and conversions to implement the strategic architecture for Infrastructure Management; (4) understanding cloud system components and working knowledge of cloud development platform capabilities. This experience must be comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service (obtained either in private or public sectors).

In addition, you must provide a cover letter describing your experience with the competencies identified below:

Systems Management-Responsible for the operations of messaging systems, ensuring availability, functionality, integrity, and efficiency for users, and for installation of systems change packaged and other software or hardware upgrades.

Project Management-Applies principles, methods, or tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating, monitoring, evaluating, and managing projects and resources, including technical performance.

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.

Network Administration-Knowledge of the operation, management, security, and maintenance of network and Cloud systems and linked systems and peripherals with an emphasis on security.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website .

Part-time or unpaid experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

Volunteer work experience: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

Information Technology certifications preferred but not required.

Additional information

FEC offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; or transportation subsidies.

If you receive a tentative offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority:
Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
Other Special Appointment Authorities

Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement closes, we will conduct a review of your application package to verify your eligibility and qualifications. If you are found qualified, your application will move forward to additional phases of the review process which will determine the best qualified candidates. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You will be evaluated on the following competencies:

  • Network Administration
  • Oral Communication
  • Project Management
  • Systems Management


Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Your Resume listing hours worked per week, dates of employment (month/year) and duties performed for each position held.
  • Cover Letter which addresses the competencies identified in the Qualifications section above. Please limit your cover letter to 2 pages.
  • Other supporting documents if applicable:
    • Veterans documents (if claiming preference, or applying under VEOA or 30% disabled veteran eligibility): DD-214 including character of service, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions within 120 days, and if applicable, SF-15 Form, VA letter, or other documentation required by that form.
    • SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action (if applying as a current or former Federal Employee) showing you hold/held a career/career-conditional appointment and the highest grade or promotion potential held.
    • Certain Family Members of Overseas Employees Eligible under E.O. 12721: Your most recent non-award SF-50 and performance appraisal.
    • Certain Military Spouses Eligible under E.O. 13473: Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders, issued within the last 2 years, that lists you as authorized to accompany the Military member to the new duty permanent station; OR verification of the member's 100% disability (VA Letter); and/or verification of the member's death while on active duty (DD-1300 and Death Certificate) AND verification of the marriage to the service member (i.e., a marriage license or other legal documentation verifying marriage).
    • Peace Corps volunteers and VISTA members: submit a copy of your description of service or other proof of non-competitive eligibility. If you are a former Peace Corps volunteer or VISTA member who is requesting an extension of your non-competitive eligibility, please also provide the necessary documentation to support your request.
    • Schedule A, Persons with Disabilities Appointment Eligibles: Schedule A letter from a physician, local, state or federal rehabilitation or benefits office citing disability - eligibility under 5 CFR 213.3102 (u).


    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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