IT Specialist

Washington, D.C
Jan 20, 2022
Jan 25, 2022
Full Time

The Information Technology Specialist serves as the Web Program Manager for Content Management and Accessibility (Section 508 Compliance).

Major duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Planning, organizing, and leading Web projects that involve high-level policy and program impacts to help meet the Division's strategic objectives and the needs of the Web Customers.
  • Serving as the subject matter expert (SME) for Section 508 and accessibility for division web content. Performing DHS Trusted Tester v5 evaluations of web content, preparing responses to Section 508 data calls, leading remediation efforts, and overseeing staff accessibility training and related technical documentation.
  • Planning, directing, and coordinating work of the interdisciplinary teams assigned to Web projects to ensure that objectives are met and a high degree of effectiveness is maintained.
  • Independently researching and evaluating new methods, processes, and technologies for Web project management and Web content management.
  • Researching, developing, and implementing feedback mechanisms to gather input on the Division's Web products.
  • Coordinating Web content development plans and schedules, and advising Division staff on planning, development, design, and implementation.
  • Providing technical direction and assistance to Division staff involved with Web content development.
  • Reviewing final products for adherence to Web policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Supervising, creating, editing, and otherwise managing graphics and multimedia design elements including: page lay-out; digital image editing; typography; and color/contrast correction for print and web design.
  • Estimating, justifying, and communicating budget requirements for projects to Division management. Controlling expenses to stay within budget guidelines.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen 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 closing.
  • You must meet all time-in-grade and qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see ). 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.
  • This is a bargaining unit position . This position is represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 3719, AFL-CIO.
  • This is a non-supervisory position which may require completion of a one-year probationary period, in accordance with 5 CFR 315.801.
  • The Antitrust Division participates in the E-Verify program.
  • When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.
  • This position offers career mobility opportunities to qualified Legal Division/Office of Solicitor General employees, who are encouraged to apply.
  • Applications mailed using government postage and/or internal federal government mailing systems are in violation of agency and postal regulations and will not be accepted.
  • We place a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspective and encourage applications from all interested eligible candidates, including candidates from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, women, LGBT individuals, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
  • Please Note: Additional selections may be made from this announcement. Also, a writing sample and a combination of 3 to 5 business and academic references may be requested of individuals identified as best qualified, to be forwarded to the selecting official along with your application package, upon referral.


To qualify at the GS-14 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level or higher in the Federal service.
EXAMPLES of qualifying specialized experience at the GS-13 level includes: Expert knowledge of Web content management, information architecture, usability, accessibility, Web analytics, and Web technologies; and Experience and expertise in Web project management; and Expert knowledge of Section 508 and WCAG 2.1, serving as technical advisor/authority to ensure compliance with Section 508 requirements; and Expert knowledge of industry-standard Web content development and management software in the areas of accessibility, usability, information architecture, graphics creation, design, content management, and project management.

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.

As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the Antitrust Division, if after November 22. The Antitrust Division will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the Antitrust Division a legally required exception from this requirement.

Due to COVID-19, if selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework for an undefined period under the Department's evacuation authority, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Employees in this status may be notified of a requirement to report in person to an Antitrust Division workplace with an advance notice of not less than 30 days. Prior to a requirement to report to the workplace, employees may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the Antitrust Division's telework policy.

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 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 online .

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 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 online .

The Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) allows veterans to apply to announcements that are only open to "status" candidates, which means "current competitive service employees." To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, your latest discharge must be issued under honorable conditions (this means an honorable or general discharge), AND you must be either (1) a preference eligible (defined in title 5 U.S.C. 2108(3)), OR (2) a veteran who substantially completed 3 or more years of active service. When applying under VEOA, you must rate and rank among the best qualified when compared to current employee applicants in order to be considered for appointment. Veterans' preference does not apply to internal agency actions such as promotions, transfers, reassignments and reinstatements.

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