Principal Technology Solutions Specialist

Washington, D.C
May 08, 2021
May 14, 2021
Full Time


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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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

Promotion Potential
00 - Yes.


Conditions of Employment



Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.


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

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.

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