IT Specialist (NETWORK)

Rockville, Maryland
Jul 23, 2021
Jul 30, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), IT Services Development and Operations Division, Network and Security Operations Branch

This position is located in Rockville, MD
The supervisor is Michael Williams
This position is in the Bargaining Unit

This position is subject to Confidential Financial Disclosure reporting requirements.

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Performs complex assignments as an NRC technical authority for the development of new and upgraded requirements related to NRC-wide IT network infrastructure environments. Provides consulting services for planning and developing IT infrastructure systems requirements to ensure that the IT hardware and system software configurations meet the requested business requirements. Provides advice and guidance to user offices and management for the planning, integration, and implementation of IT systems.

Develops and maintains project plans and schedules for development and integration of projects primarily related to IT network infrastructure along with associated software, hardware, utilities, and related IT infrastructure services and components. Acts as contract project officer and provides oversight of IT infrastructure development and integration of contractors.

Act as representative for IT infrastructure on NRC workgroups to ensure effective communications with business users and other service providers. Applies a comprehensive understanding of different perspectives and drivers that other organizational partners face and helps them identify long-term solutions. Performs strategic planning to ensure that adequate IT network infrastructure technologies exist throughout the NRC to meet future business needs.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.

You must meet the qualifications for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.


In order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (13) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as experience managing or providing oversight of enterprise wide networking services and solutions including architecture, planning, implementation, and operations and maintenance (O&M) activities.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

1. Thorough knowledge and practical experience with the management and oversight of enterprise network infrastructure services including both Internet Protocol version 4 and Internet Protocol version 6.

2. Thorough knowledge and experience in the architecture, planning, implementation, and operation of enterprise wide IT networking services and solutions following all applicable laws and regulations.

3. Thorough knowledge of the principles and methods of networking related to computer security and compliance programs as required by the FISMA security policy, standards, procedures and guidelines.

4. Knowledge and expertise related to Contracting Officer's Representative activities and duties (or equivalent if private industry).

5. Thorough knowledge of the principles and methods of networking and compliance programs as required by OMB, NIST and all FISMA security policy, standards, procedures and guidelines.

6. Demonstrated ability to write clearly and make logical oral presentations to effectively convey detailed information of a technical or policy nature to colleagues, peers, and senior management officials.

A description of how you possess the specialized experience as well as how you meet the qualifications desired in an ideal candidate should be addressed in your resume and additional space provided for supplemental response.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Based on the staffing needs of the office, additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.

The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Selective Placement Coordinator for assistance with the application or hiring process via Deaf applicants may contact the Disability Program Manager by calling the NRC videophone at 240-428-3217.

Individuals who are eligible for non-competitive appointment under an OPM special appointing authority may apply for consideration under a comparable NRC non-competitive appointing authority. Veterans, please visit:

Selectee's will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine their suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. False statements or responses on your resume or questionnaire can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

A transferable security clearance from another agency or a background investigation leading to a clearance is required for all new hires. To begin work at the NRC without a security clearance, you must be granted a temporary waiver of the required clearance, referred to as a 145(b) waiver. To be eligible for a 145(b) waiver you will need a favorable education verification, reference, credit, and criminal history checks. If a wavier is granted, the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication is required for continued employment. If you have resided outside the U.S. for an extended period of time, the agency may not be able to (1) grant the 145(b) waiver where the required investigation cannot be completed in a timely manner, or (2) achieve timely completion of the background investigation required for a security clearance.

The NRC is a zero tolerance agency with respect to illegal drug use. Individuals selected for this position will be subject to pre-appointment drug testing unless currently in a NRC position subject to random drug testing AND will be subject to random drug testing upon appointment to the NRC.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the job requirements. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to any vacancy questions to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability related to the job requirements. If you are among the top candidates for this position, your application will be referred to the hiring manager.

Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
L Access Authorization

Drug test required

Required Documents

List of supplemental material that may be applicable:

If you are a NRC employee you are required to submit your most recent Rating of Record (Performance Appraisal) or a statement saying that one is not available.

If you are a current/reinstatement eligible Federal employee with status (Tenure Group 1 or 2), you will be considered under our merit promotion procedures and must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) to verify competitive status or reinstatement eligibility.

Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g. DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service; Current Active Duty members must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within 120 days; SF-15 Form and related documentation; VA letter.) You can find additional information about Veterans' Preference at

If you are applying for a position that requires a college degree, you must submit your College Transcripts.

If you are applying under the Schedule A Hiring Authority and wish to be considered you must supply supporting documentation. Documentation of disability is required, i.e., Schedule A Letter. Such documentation is used to verify that the individual being hired is indeed a person with an intellectual disability, severe physical disability, or psychiatric disability. This documentation must be provided to the hiring agency at the time of application, before an individual can be hired. Documentation of eligibility for employment under Schedule A can be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. You may refer to the following link to view Proof of Disability Documentation (

All supplemental documents will now be collected electronically and should be submitted BEFORE the closing date of this vacancy announcement. You have three choices for submitting your supplemental documents:

1. Use the "USAJoBs" feature to download documents from your USAJOBs portfolio; or
2. Use the "Upload" feature to upload documents directly from your computer. The following types of documents can be uploaded: .gif, .jpeg, .png, .rtf, .pdf, and .doc; or
3. Use the "Fax" feature to print the Fax Cover Sheet and fax it, along with your supplemental documents to 1-571-258-4052.

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