IT Specialist, GS 14 (EX)
Department Of Justice - Crystal City, VA

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Our Mission
To protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners.
Public Service is a public trust. For the FBI, this means that the public has committed to our care the safety of our Nation and the defense of our Constitution. To sustain that trust and to meet our resulting obligations, we must adhere strictly to our core values of: Rigorous obedience to the Constitution, Respect, Compassion, Fairness, Integrity, Accountability, and Leadership.

Information and Technology Branch

Division: IT Management Division

Unit: Product Assurance Unit

Location: Crystal City, Virginia

Working Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (flexible)

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Must be able to obtain a Top Secret-SCI clearance.

U.S. Citizenship Required

DUTIES:
Support the Technical Assessment team in the Product Assurance Unit.

Identify, define, forecast, analyze, conceptualize, articulate, research, maintain and/or implement the information systems and architecture to suit various needs throughout the FBI in administrative, technical scientific, investigative and other widely diverse subject matter activities;

Provide expertise necessary to solve complex problems that hinder the development or operation of the FBI's IT systems;

Conduct research to obtain knowledge regarding state-of-the-art IT equipment and operating procedures;

Initiates and coordinates testing of IT technologies;

Assess hardware and software capabilities and study the applicability of IT systems;

Formulate goals, initiatives, and tactical plans (i.e. systems and detailed project plans) for projects which are in consonance with the FBI's long range IT Strategy;

Plan, organize and direct studies to develop long range IT forecast. and recommendations;

Analyze and evaluate IT programs and projects to ensure they comply with technical requirements (hardware and software) before they are built and deployed;

Manage projects through the system development lifecycle.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Applicant must have one year of Specialized Experience at least equivalent to the GS 13 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as:

Administers and manages the full range of IT requirements for the office.

Initiates, plans, organizes, coordinates and monitors IT projects.

Maintain contacts with personnel at all levels within and outside the agency.

Serves as an IT technical expert and team lead responsible for coordinating the activities of IT projects.

Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume.

Selectee(s) will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, prior to entering on duty and annually thereafter.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under FBI's Candidate Rating Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles. All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:

Problem Solving/Judgment

Technology Application

Information Resources Strategy and Planning

Communication

Leadership

High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from best-qualified status or result in a lowered score. Additional details on the application process can be found at the "How To Apply" section of this announcement.
To preview questions please click here .

BENEFITS:
The FBI offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: Benefits

OTHER INFORMATION:
ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS MAY BE MADE FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENT TO FILL POSITIONS WITHIN THE SAME DIVISION WHEN THE POSITION INCLUDES SUBSTANTIALLY THE SAME DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS.

Policy has been implemented wherein support employees entering a position through a competitive OR non-competitive action may be precluded from moving to another position within the Bureau by means of reassignment or change to a lower grade for a minimum of 12 months. This policy does not apply to probationary employees. Probationary employees are generally precluded from being considered for all job opportunities until their 12-month probationary period has concluded.

Candidates are ineligible to apply if currently on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP); or have failed a PIP and are currently awaiting the final action by your Human Resources Office.

A Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) is a 90-day written developmental plan for an employee whose performance on one or more critical elements is rated "Unacceptable".

Relocation expenses will be borne by the selectee, except FBI employees returning from Legat assignment.

Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command, if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and other required documentation identified on the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

For further information on how to claim veteran's preference please go to Veteran's Preference

If you are hired, you will be required to serve a one-year probationary period unless you are a current FBI employee or a DOJ employee who has successfully completed a probationary period as an Intelligence Analyst. Probationary employees are generally precluded from being considered for other FBI job opportunities until their 12-month probationary period has concluded.

Applicants should keep their contact information updated on the USAJOBS registration page.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and consent to a complete background investigation, urinalysis, and polygraph. You must be suitable for Federal employment; as determined by a background investigation. Only those candidates determined
to be best qualified will be contacted to proceed in the selection process.

The FBI is in the Executive Branch of the federal government. It is one of the components of the Department of Justice (DOJ). The FBI is the principal investigative arm of the DOJ. All FBI positions are in the excepted service.

The FBI welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the person on the extension provided above. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. The FBI is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit.

The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise provided by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factors.

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