Information Technology Specialist (Operating Systems)

Rockville, Maryland
Jul 31, 2021
Aug 07, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in The Office of the Chief Information Officer, IT Services, Development & Operations Division, Enterprise Applications and Platforms Services Branch. The supervisor is Amy Roundtree.

This position is in the Bargaining Unit.

Selectee will not be subject to Confidential Financial Disclosure reporting requirements.

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As the IT Specialist (OS), the incumbent serves as a highly qualified technical specialist in the fields of Mobility Unified Endpoint Management, Microsoft Office 365, Windows desktop and on-premise server operating systems for agency-wide requirements. Responsible for performing technical evaluations and recommending, selecting, developing and integrating associated endpoints/services. Supports operations of associated infrastructure, applications, and customer service / support desk. Develops, evaluates, updates and implements agency policy, governance, and standard operational procedures for the use and management of mobile endpoints, workstations, software, infrastructure and services. Provides Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) functions including contractor oversight, budgeting, review and approval of invoices. Reviews, recommends, approves, and provides oversight for Service Level Agreements (SLAs), deliverables, purchases of hardware and software, peripherals, applications, and support services. Evaluates user needs and acquires, configures, installs, integrates, and supports associated applications, devices, infrastructure and services. Coordinates the administration, maintenance, and support of emergent requirements to meet agency needs.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • May be required to successfully complete a trial period.
  • Registered for Selective Service, if applicable. (
  • Must be able to meet/maintain security & suitability requirements.

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.


The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in the purposes, uses, capacities, characteristics, installation, configuration, operational monitoring capabilities, and management of Microsoft 365 platform offerings, Windows Operating Systems for desktops and servers, Mobility, mobile endpoints and these systems, services, and infrastructure.
  • In-depth experience in identification, troubleshooting, and the resolution of technical problems and service requests related to Microsoft 365 platform offerings, Windows Operating Systems for desktops and servers, Mobility services, mobile endpoints systems, services, and infrastructure and make appropriate recommendations to management, contractors, and other NRC staff.
  • Knowledge of government regulations and agency policies pertaining to contracts for Microsoft 365 platform offerings, Windows Operating Systems, and Mobility systems, services, and infrastructure.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate information, ideas and advice in a clear, concise and logical manner, both orally and in writing to both internal and external organizations.

In addition to the basic requirements, to qualify for this position you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (12) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is experience that demonstrates Advanced knowledge of the principles and objectives of Microsoft 365 platform offerings, Windows OS desktop, servers, mobility, mobile endpoints, operating systems, unified endpoint management, their associated systems, services, and infrastructure, and the means by which to secure them.

A description of how you possess the specialized experience, as well as how you meet the 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, additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement.

Travel expenses associated with interview and/or relocation expenses may be paid.

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 skills, knowledge, 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

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

As 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. You may do so either electronically, following the instructions below.

All supplemental documents can 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:
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3. use the "Fax" feature to print the Fax Cover Sheet and fax it, along with your supplemental documents to 1-571-258-4052.

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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