The Administrative Office (AO), an agency of the Judicial Branch of the Federal government, is committed to serving and supporting the Federal court system of the United States. The AO provides a broad range of legislative, legal, financial, technology, management, administrative and program support services to the Federal courts.
AO positions are classified and paid under a broad-banded system with the exception of positions in the AO Executive Service. Salary is commensurate with experience. Most AO employees are eligible for full Federal and Judiciary benefits.
The AO is committed to attracting the best and brightest applicants in our support of the Third Branch of government. We take pride in serving the Judicial Branch and supporting its mission to provide equal justice under law.
More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
Selectees may be subject to a one-year trial period.
Selectee must favorably complete a background investigation.
All requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
This position is located in the Office of Information Technology (OIT), IT Infrastructure Management Division (IMD), Infrastructure Engineering Branch (IEB). The IEB is responsible for the design and engineering of data, voice and video solutions over secured wired and wireless infrastructure. IEB is responsible for testing these hybrid solutions and architectures; and developing the guidelines and policies for their implementation. IEB also provides Tier 3 Help Desk support for all Enterprise Wide Area Networks (WAN), court managed Local Area Networks (LAN), a National VOIP service, a national video conferencing bridging service and three geographically diverse Internet Data Centers that provide a variety of network services used for communications among the court community, the Administrative Office, Judiciary partners, and the public.
The incumbent of this position will be responsible for working on a team of architects and engineers responsible for the design, engineering, testing and configuration of enterprise networking solutions. This position will require a broad based knowledge of various network services to include LAN/WAN/wireless/data center infrastructures and topologies, switching, routing, firewalls, incident detection/protection systems, DNS, directory services, VOIP, remote access technologies, quality of service (QOS), voice/video, streaming protocols and technologies and load balancing. In addition, this position provides Tier 3 support to our national network helpdesk for all services running on our converged services network. The incumbent will be required to create design and engineering documentation, develop and implement test plans, document testing results, document technology recommendations, develop project plans and schedules, and draft policy and guidelines.
Duties of the position include, but are not limited to:
Providing information expertise and support to senior decision makers and IMD staff working to provide optimal service, to include identifying opportunities to collaborate with stakeholders;
Integrating government and industry information technology trends in standards, services provisioning, shared services, cloud computing, project or program knowledge and management, enterprise architecture into network engagements with stakeholders, guidance, architectural frameworks, and performance metrics;
Tracking and reliably communicating up-to-date information on common understanding, goals, and status of specific information sharing, protection, and access interactions with stakeholders;
Assisting with network related briefings associated with specific engagements at all levels across the Federal Judiciary, industry, and academia to private sector professionals, stakeholders, and customers;
Cultivating relationships with stakeholders within and external to OIT to promote robust network management practices. Establishing mechanisms for information sharing and collaborative partnerships;
Monitoring the performance of contracts for the network services and, where applicable, making recommendations for improvement in terms of cost, quality of work, or timeliness of service; and
Demonstrating strong project management, customer support and communication skills.
Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.
Specialized Experience: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is experience working as a network engineer and/or designer of an enterprise scale network. This includes experience working with the Cisco suite of network products, wide and local area networking protocols and product solutions, remote access and wireless systems, continuity and disaster recovery planning and solutions, and other best practice network management solutions and services.
Desired, but not Required: While the majority of our network services are Cisco products experience with Hewlett Packard Networking Products and Services, Juniper Networks, SourceFire Security Technologies and Services, and Blue Coat Systems is considered a plus.
Selective Factor: The ideal candidate for this position will have a Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCCNP) certification or have the equivalent in education and experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on any application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for nonselection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
All information is subject to verification.
Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment during the pre-employment process.
Selection for this position is contingent upon proof of U.S. citizenship or, for noncitizens, proof of authorization to work in the United States plus proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information and guidance on the employment of non-citizens can be found at: http://www.usajobs.gov/ei/noncitizensemployment.asp . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, available at http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf .
If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all selectees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if selected, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.
All new employees of the AO must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
If selected for first-time appointment to the Federal government, you may be required to serve a trial period. Failure to complete successfully the trial period may result in termination of employment.
If selected for a supervisory or managerial position, you may be required to serve a probationary period. Failure to complete successfully the probationary period can result in return to a position comparable to the one held immediately before upervisory assignment, or if you were not a Federal employee before the assignment, then you may be moved to a position one level below the supervisory position. An employee serving a trial period may be removed from employment under provisions of the AO's trial period policy.
If this position is temporary, management may have the discretion of converting this position to a permanent position depending upon funding and staffing allocation.
Relocation expenses may be provided, but only if specifically authorized by the Director of the AO.
The selectee of this position may be assigned to an official duty station within or outside the Washington DC metro area. Accordingly, pay will be set based on the locality area/official duty station assigned.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, we will evaluate your application package, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.
You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume and/or narrative responses, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Failure to submit the mandatory narrative responses will result in not receiving full consideration and/or rating credit. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you, withdrawing an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
The AO offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building in Washington , DC has an on-site fitness center, health unit, credit union, day care center, and cafeteria. Located in the Capitol Hill area next to Union Station, the AO is accessible by public transportation, including Metro and the MARC and VRE commuter trains. As an AO employee, you may be eligible to participate in the following benefits programs: http://www.uscourts.gov/uscourts/Careers/aopd/AO_Benefits.pdf
The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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