IT Specialist (Cloud Administrator)

Washington, D.C
Apr 17, 2021
Apr 25, 2021
Administrative, IT
Full Time


The Information Technology (IT) Division is responsible for the planning, development and management of the IT systems and subsystems that support the District of Columbia Courts' case flow, office automation, special programs and management operations. The incumbent will serve as a specialist providing network configuration and management support to Court users.

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The Information Technology (IT) Specialist for Cloud Administration will be responsible for the preparation, design, migration, administration and maintenance of the DC Courts' LAN/WAN Cloud applications. The incumbent will assist in selecting top Cloud architecture solutions to successfully meet the strategic needs of the Courts and will provide daily oversight, upkeep and administration of the Courts' Cloud services and infrastructure.

The incumbent will be expected to provide outside of hours, on-call support for critical systems on a shift rotation basis and, where necessary, work the occasional weekend/evening to perform maintenance, upgrades, repairs or troubleshooting.

Please note: This position will be open until filled. Resumes will be reviewed once every two weeks and October 1, 2020 will be the first review date.

  • Evaluates cloud applications, hardware, software and implements cost-control strategies.
  • Defines and maintains network architecture and infrastructure.
  • Migrates complex, multi-tier applications on cloud platforms.
  • Designs and deploys cloud systems in accordance with the DC Courts' IT security directives and procedures.
  • Diagnoses and resolves network problems; develops network backup and recovery procedures.
  • Installs, tests, maintains, and upgrades operating systems software.
  • Assist in determining the Azure Cloud strategy.
  • Act as subject matter expert for the architecture, planning, implementation, and support for Office 365 and Hybrid-Office 365 implementations, Active Directory, Azure AD, Active Directory Synchronization, or Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS).

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Background and security investigation are required.
  • A probationary period of one (1) year must be successfully completed.

To qualify for this position, you must submit the following:
1. Resume
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of college transcript or degree)
4. List of Three (3) Professional References

All required documentation must be submitted with your application.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in computer science, electronic engineering, information technology management, or a related field plus five (5) years of hands-on experience in Windows systems administration which must include at least one (1) year of Cloud experience.

Knowledge of Office 365 and related technologies such as Active Directory, Azure, Exchange Online, Microsoft Teams, and OneDrive for Business.

Detailed knowledge of networking protocols.

Desired Certifications:

2012/2016 or higher Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Systems Expert (MCSE), or comparable certification in Office 365 or Azure.

Documentation of education must be submitted with your application or your application will not be considered.

The incumbent should be an enthusiastic and engaged professional who enjoys working with a diverse group of Court personnel and customers and lives the DC Courts' values of Accountability, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Transparency.

Please note that authorization for the release of your adult criminal record revealing any convictions and forfeitures, and any criminal cases currently pending before the courts is required. If you are selected for the position, a criminal history records check will be conducted.


To qualify based on education, upload a copy of your college transcript or degree. The transcript must show the name of the college or university, your name, list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.

Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for District of Columbia Courts employment. You can verify your education here:

Foreign Education: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must upload a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript at time of application to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

Additional information

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive Federal civil service.

Please note there is a mandatory one year probationary period for all non-judicial new employees.

All required information must be received by the vacancy announcement closing date.

The safety of DC Court employees, contractors and the public is a top priority. In compliance with the guidelines published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Courts has maximized its telework flexibilities. The ability and readiness for employees to telework impacts operational requirements and capabilities. This includes having a personal computer, tablet or mobile device which is not shared with secure internet connectivity.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Please note: This position will be open until filled. Resumes will be reviewed once every two weeks and October 1, 2020 will be the first review date.

Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure that you meet the minimum qualification requirements. Answers submitted in the questionnaire must be supported on your resume.

Your resume must reflect the relevant experience and that you meet the minimum qualifications or your application will not be considered.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

1. Resume
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of college transcript or diploma)
4. List of Three (3) Professional References

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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