IT Specialist (SYSADMIN)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Dec 04, 2021
Closes
Dec 08, 2021
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Duties

You will:
  • Serve as an expert and advisor in the design and implementation of hardware and software systems in a variety of operating system environments, including database systems, application servers, web servers, messaging systems, enterprise tools, network infrastructure, and related business systems.
  • Develop and implement diagnostic and maintenance tools to ensure availability and functionality of systems required in support of organizational objectives.
  • Develop and ensure rigorous application of security policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of systems administration services to identify new threats and correct vulnerabilities.
  • Develop outreach strategies and materials to communicate information about system changes to customers, stakeholders and internal and external partners, including states, tribes and the private sector.
  • Serve as Project Officer, Contracting Officer Representative (COR) or Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) with responsibility for assuring contractors perform the technical and management requirements of IT contracts in accordance with contract terms, conditions, and specifications in terms of cost, quality, quantity and schedule.

You will spend less than 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.

One or more positions may be filled (in the organization advertised and/or in other organizations).

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Position has education requirements--see Qualifications/Education section.
  • You must submit a resume and required documents--see How to Apply section.
  • EPA and non-EPA applicants must submit transcripts/course listings.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.


As required by Executive Order 14043, if you are selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by 11/22/21, or before onboarding with the agency if after 11/22/21, except in limited circumstances. For information about COVID-19 workplace safety at EPA, as well as resources and health and safety guidance, visit COVID-19 Safe Federal Workplace .

If you are selected, you may be required to complete a one-year probationary period.

This position is designated as High Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation. All conditions of the pre-employment security process must be met before an official letter of employment can be issued with a report for duty date.

You must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, you must have either:
-IT-related experience demonstrating each of these four competencies: 1) Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail; 2) Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services; 3) Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately; 4) Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations;
OR
-a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems, or networks. For information about accreditation requirements, visit EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures .

In addition to the basic requirements above, you must meet the following requirements:

To qualify for the GS-13 level, you need to have at least one year of full time experience equivalent to the GS-12 level defined as recommending hardware and/or software upgrades and/or replacements to meet current and future needs of the organization; identifying and resolving system migration and installation vulnerabilities, risks, and/or problems.

Your answers to the online assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:
  • Skill in researching specifications and proposing recommendations to acquire new IT systems and software.
  • Skill in using tools to assess server performance, availability, capacity or configuration problems, and install software and hardware, systems fixes, updates and enhancements.
  • Knowledge of information technology operating systems, database systems, hardware, local area networks, and software applications.
  • Skill in oral communications to represent the organization on intra-agency/inter-agency workgroups or committees involving systems administration issues or changes.
  • Skill in written communications to prepare presentations, systems documentation, and reports.
  • Knowledge of contract management sufficient to oversee requirements of IT contracts in accordance with terms, conditions, and specifications.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

If you have part-time work experience, read this: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures .

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

This position is in the bargaining unit.

Are you a Displaced Federal Employee? If so, please read the Required Documents section and visit the EPA website for additional information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at EPA. Our excellence can only be fully realized by staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates are committed to advancing equity and inclusion in the Agency's workplace and mission. We encourage applications from candidates with a variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. At EPA, diversity is a vital element in bringing a balance of perspectives to bear on every challenge we face. We are committed to creating a diverse workforce because we know that the individual strengths and abilities of our employees make us a stronger organization. The more inclusive our employee base is, the greater the variety of ideas that are generated, and the more representative we are of the nation we serve. To learn more about how EPA values and supports our diverse workforce, visit Equal Opportunity Employment at EPA .

EPA participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures .

Although the Service Type indicated above is Competitive, you may be appointed as Excepted Service based on your eligibility to be hired under certain appointing authorities.

If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.

Except in special circumstances, those new to the federal government will be hired at the starting salary (step 1) of the applicable grade range listed above.

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