Principal Technology Solutions Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Feb 24, 2021
Closes
Mar 04, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This is advanced professional and technical work designing, installing, configuring and maintaining information technology (IT) hardware, software and networks supporting the Senate.
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Responsibilities

Work includes researching, evaluating and deploying new technology that meets or improves upon Senate business requirements. Work in this classification is distinguished from the Senior Integration Solutions Specialist by the scope, complexity and criticality of the assigned projects, technical and organizational proficiency, and project management responsibilities. The incumbent plans, directs, assigns and reviews staff or contractor work, and manages project plans and timetables.

Major Duties
  • Serves as project manager; assigns, directs and coordinates work efforts; develops project plans, timetables and assignments.
  • Leads product evaluations and technical studies and task forces; directs pilot testing programs; analyzes new technology for its impact on the Senate environment; tests new releases on Senate supported platforms; develops product configuration standards for use in the Senate environment; recommends strategic direction for the Senate.
  • Customizes, tests, recommends and configures operating and network systems and software platforms; monitors, evaluates and resolves hardware/software configuration and system performance problems; recommends hardware and software, and develops operational configurations.
  • Provides long-range strategic planning activities for the Senate in the areas of modern IT systems and services.
  • Prepares and maintains support documentation.
  • Provides expert level technical support to users, support vendors and other technical staff.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
00 - Yes.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


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Qualifications

Work requires a Bachelor's degree in Information Systems/Computer Science or a related technical field, and eight to ten years of system, network, IT maintenance and support experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills:
  • Knowledge of IT software, hardware and network communication technology and protocols.
  • Knowledge of network operating systems.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging technologies and principles of IT.
  • Knowledge of systems analysis and systems integration methodologies.
  • Ability to plan, direct, assign, supervise and evaluate project teams and task forces.
  • Ability to provide policy direction to management.
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate, troubleshoot and resolve complex and critical system hardware, software or networking related problems.
  • Ability to plan and conduct hardware, software and network testing and evaluation programs.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate the deployment of new technology and resolve technical problems.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain technical documentation of installation and configuration procedures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Senate office and committee staffs, the public, and Senate executive management, managers, supervisors, and subordinates.
  • Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.


Education

Please read the "Qualifications" section.

Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Please read the "Next steps" section for more information.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

All required documents will be outlined in the application instructions.

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.