Supervisory Information Technology Specialist
Department Of Justice - Falls Church, VA

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This position is located in the Department of Justice, Executive Office of Immigration Review, Office of Planning, Analysis and Technology, Office of Information Resources Management. The incumbent reports directly to the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and employs expertise and industry best practices in IT architecture and information security that will be integral to the success of significant new investments in the agencies infrastructure in a managed service business model. Directs the enterprise architecture and security architecture program to ensure compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act and operational security measures are implemented to ensure agency systems and data is secure and protected from unauthorized access, distribution, and destruction.

The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is responsible for adjudicating immigration cases. Specifically, under delegated authority from the Attorney General, EOIR interprets and administers Federal immigration laws by conducting immigration Court proceedings, appellate reviews, and administrative hearings. EOIR consists of three components: The Office of the Chief Immigration Judge, which is responsible for managing the numerous Immigration Courts located throughout the United States where Immigration Judges’ adjudicate individual cases; the Board of Immigration Appeals, which primarily conducts appellate reviews of the Immigration Judges’ decisions; and the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer, which adjudicates immigration-related employment cases. EOIR is committed to providing fair, expeditious, and uniform application of our Nation’s immigration laws in all cases.

This is a competitive service position.

One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy.
Filling this position is subject to funding availability.
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section).
  • You may be subjected to undergo a urinalysis for a drug test.
  • Moving and Relocation Expenses are not authorized.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • You must serve a 1-year supervisory/managerial probationary period.

DUTIES: As a Supervisory IT Specialist (Enterprise Architecture/Security), you will:

· Review proposed new systems, networks, and software designs for Enterprise Architecture (EA) compliance

· Serve as a technical expert on Information Technology (IT) security projects to top management

· Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of industry best practices in IT architecture and IT security

· Analyze and develop solutions to agency-wide IT systems

· Supervise GS-14 or contractor equivalents engaged in enterprise and security systems installation and maintenance of systems hardware

· Conduct IT strategic planning and project management

· Represent agency as an expert in various work groups and boards

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: To qualify for this position you must possess both the basic requirement and specialized experience as defined.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: You have IT related experience that demonstrates possession of each of the four competencies: attention to detail, customer service, oral communication, and problem solving. Your experience includes the following: evaluate conflicting requirements and explore available options to upgrade of enhance the level of services provided; modify service level agreements to address client's changes in business requirements; consult with experts in other specialty areas to develop integrated actions plans; and resolve issues related to the delivery of contract services.

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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: You have at least one full year of information technology experience equivalent to the 14 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates mastery knowledge of and ability in the full range of information technology and project management functions in order to manage infrastructure operations. Experience clearly demonstrates ability to supervise a staff of IT professionals; manage IT projects with high complexity or risk such as agency-wide system integrations that include large scale enterprise resource planning; coordinate the acquisition, installation, and configuration of the enterprise architecture; develop policies, guidelines, and standards for the planning, development, integration, implementation and evaluation of information technology office automation systems, subsystems and hosting environments that meet overall information needs of multiple major organizational units; and lead the implementation of enterprise engineering technologies designed to anticipate, assess, and minimize system vulnerabilities.

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

· Ability to Supervise/Manage

· Attention to Detail

· Information Technology Technical Competence

· Customer Service

· Ability to Communicate Verbally

· Ability to Plan and Evaluate IT Projects

BENEFITS: The Department of Justice 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 .

OTHER INFORMATION: Conditions of Employment:

1. Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation.

2. DIRECT DEPOSIT : All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

3. 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.

4. All DOJ applicants, both U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens, whose job location is within the U.S., must meet residency requirement. For a total of three (not necessarily consecutive years) of the five years immediately prior to applying for a position, the applicant must have: 1) resided in the U.S.; 2) worked for the U.S. overseas in a Federal or military capacity; or 3) been a dependent of a Federal or military employee serving overseas.

Other Information:

- If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under CTAP or ICTAP must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria, not including veterans’ preference points, if applicable. CTAP and/or ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a recent (or last) performance appraisal; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; or, if applicable, an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. ( .)
- If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans’ preference see
- The Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.
- The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and 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 within the Department.
- The Department provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing specialist listed in the vacancy announcement. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
- In addition to applying through competitive procedures certain applicants with disabilities may be considered non-competitively under a Schedule A hiring authority. To qualify for employment under Schedule A, an applicant must provide proof of disability and certification of job readiness. As proof of disability and certification of job readiness, applicants may provide records, statement, or other appropriate information issued from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional duly certified by a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., State or private); or an Federal agency, State agency, or an agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. Proof of disability and certification of job readiness must be included in the application package. For more information and proof required see .

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