Senior Information Technology Specialist (Systems Administration)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 18, 2022
Closes
Jan 22, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a Senior Systems Administrator in the Engineering and Application Development Section of ISSG, responsibilities include:
  • Serving as ATR's senior IT advisor and expert on all system administration work.
  • Administering the planning, installation, testing, troubleshooting, configuration, and maintenance of hardware and software systems.
  • Analyzing, developing, and managing the integration, testing, operations, and maintenance of systems' security.
  • Planning and executing the installation of new or modified hardware and operating systems and applications software.
  • Managing the installation and integration of systems fixes, updates, and enhancements.
  • Designing and developing new, upgraded, or modified information systems utilizing applicable technological advancements, which are combined to deliver on the needs of an ever-expanding organizational mission.
  • Administering systems resources including performance, capacity, availability, serviceability, and recoverability.
  • Creating, assessing, and planning system software and hardware configurations needed to support applications and customized programming of all ATR customer software and applications, including those supporting desktop technologies in a distributed environment.
  • Promoting the CTO's long-range plans for IT systems resources and preparing cost estimates for migration to future upgrades and improvements.
  • Approving or recommending approval of all requests for telecommunications processors, modems, lines, terminals, additional minicomputers, and other related technical equipment.
  • Advocating efficient improvements to systems work processes, allowing for the efficient execution, implementation, and integration of operations, and management of new IT projects and systems developed.
  • Serving as ATR's lead to promote inter-division and inter-activity cooperative efforts in the management, utilization and operation of data processing and data communications resources.
  • Managing accounts, network rights, and access to systems and equipment, and automating the processes regarding user account activation or deactivation.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • You must be a U.S. citizen, with federal civilian status, to be considered for this position.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • You may be required to take and successfully clear a drug test.
  • You must submit a complete application package by the closing date.
  • You must meet all qualification and time-in-grade requirements by the closing date.
  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see http://www.sss.gov). If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • This is a full-time, permanent appointment in the competitive service, eligible for inclusion in the bargaining unit.
  • This is a non-supervisory appointment, which may be subject to a one-year probationary period in accordance with 5 CFR 315.801.
  • The Antitrust Division participates in the E-Verify program.
  • EEO Policy Statement: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/EEO_Policy_Statement (https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/EEO_Policy_Statement)
  • Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php (https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php)
  • Veterans Information: https://my.usajobs.gov/Veterans (https://my.usajobs.gov/Veterans)
  • Legal and Regulatory Guidance: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Legal_and_Regulatory_Guidance (https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Legal_and_Regulatory_Guidance)


Qualifications

To qualify at the GS-15 level, applicants must demonstrate the qualifications as identified below:

One year of qualifying specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 level. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position as described below, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. EXAMPLES of qualifying specialized experience at this level include:
  • Managing the integration, testing, operations, and maintenance of systems' security;
  • Executing the installation of new or modified hardware and operating systems and applications software;
  • Assessing system software and hardware configurations for software applications;
  • Resolving hardware/software interface and interoperability problems.
**In addition, individuals must also have IT-related experience demonstrating EACH of the four competencies listed below:
  • Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
  • Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (any individual who uses or receives the services or products produced by your work unit, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies or organizations outside of the government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; is committed to providing quality products and services; knows about available products and services.
  • Oral Communication - Expresses information (i.e., examples, facts, ideas) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (i.e., technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
Please Note: Experience MUST be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate.

Additional information

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category (80 or above) using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over candidates from other agencies for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority over other applicants who are not employees of the Department of Justice if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category (80 or above) using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

For eligible surplus/displaced employees, well qualified means an applicant must meet all minimum qualifications requirements and score at the midrange level points against the quality ranking factors stated in this vacancy announcement.

The Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) allows eligible veterans to apply and compete for positions announced under merit promotion procedures when the hiring agency is recruiting from outside its own workforce. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must have separated from the military under honorable conditions and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three or more years of continuous active military service. If you wish to be considered under the VEOA, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty Record of Military Service), in addition to any other required documents listed on this announcement.