IT Specialist (SYSADMIN)
Department of Defense 1,615 reviews - Alexandria, VA

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If you would like to be a part of a Federal organization dedicated to serving our Nation and those who defend it, consider a career with the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The agency promotes integrity, accountability and improvement of critical DoD programs and operations to support mission accomplishment and to serve the public interest. The OIG offers the full range of Federal benefits (see link below) and a flexible work schedule, depending on position requirements.

This position is located in the Office of Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Office of Contingency Operations.


U.S. Citizenship Required

Secret security clearance

Random drug testing

Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service

This is an Excepted Service position

Term appointment that may not exceed 4 years

The incumbent of this position serves as IT Specialist supporting OIG systems and providing services to support the OIG mission in USCENTCOM AOR. Typical duties include:

• Installs, configures, and maintains OIG critical services and systems to support OIG operations in SWA and other overseas locations.

• Travels to field sites in-Theater to support OIG systems, ensure that they are operational and that customers are actively supported

• Analyzes and resolves complex technical problems and trouble calls associated with the OIG services and supporting systems in SWA

• Identifies the need for and conducts regular maintenance of the OIG critical systems including minor upgrades and software patching.

• Ensures systems are properly backed up and services can be fully restored within established timelines and metrics.

• Manages systems resources including performance, capacity, availability, serviceability and recoverability and the application of security and information assurance policies,

• Performs other related duties as needed for support of OIG operations in SWA, including but not limited to, supply, acquisition, assisting with transition of staff, contracting or other logistics functions.

• Reports to and coordinates work with the on-site program manager.

The applicant must have one year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 level. This experience included work in configuration, installation and maintenance of systems and application of security and information assurance and backup and recovery requirements. The experience was acquired on one or more of the following systems: VMWare ESX, Citrix, Commvault, EMC SAN, Oracle, Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Active Directory, SAS, CCH TeamMate, Microsoft CRM/XRM, and Microsoft SCCM/SCOM.


There is no substitution of education for experience at this level.


Required to submit initially and annually a financial disclosure form.

Position has been designated as Non Critical Sensitive; incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

The incumbent of this position is required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with the DoD OIG.

Must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.

The position requires extended travel for up to 10 months per year in Afghanistan and includes travel to other field sites in the United States Central Command Area of Responsibility (USCENTCOM AOR) to include Qatar and Kuwait. With the successful completion of tours of service in the USCENTCOM AOR, the incumbent may be eligible for the payment of entitlements, relocation incentives, as well as Rest and Recuperation Leave and Home Leave travel.

This appointment is made in the excepted service and does not convey career status. The incumbent will be required to sign a statement acknowledging an understanding that s/he holds an excepted service appointment to a temporary position and that an excepted service appointment does not convey career status. Incumbents currently holding a career status appointment with the Federal government that accept this excepted service appointment, may be eligible for consideration of re-employment rights to their former position. An incumbent interested in seeking re-employment rights must negotiate re-employment authorization with his/her current employer prior to departing that agency.

The position is a Term appointment that may not exceed 4 years.

Security Clearance: The incumbent must be eligible to attain and retain a Secret level clearance.

Deployment: The incumbent must be eligible to meet the health assessment requirements for the USCENTCOM AOR to be eligible for deployment.

We will review your resume and other required information to ensure that you meet basic qualification requirements. If you meet basic qualifications, we will evaluate your personal, educational and work experience, based on your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire. The questionnaire should take about 15 minutes to complete. The questions will assess the extent to which you posses the competencies listed below, which have been identified as critical for success in the job.

Quality Ranking will be used to evaluate applicants using three quality levels: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, and Qualified. These ratings will determine which applicants receive further consideration.

During further evaluation, your application may be reviewed by individuals who are experts in this position or field, and you may be asked to provide written information in addition to the questionnaire or participate in other methods of assessment such as structured interviews.

Quality Ranking procedures protect the rights of veterans by placing those with veterans’ preference above non-veterans within each level. Veterans who meet the eligibility, qualification requirements, and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed at the top of the highest quality level (Best Qualified), except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. Additional points are not added and the “rule of three” does not apply in Quality Ranking.

Note that we review carefully your responses to any questions; these must be supported by factual information in your resume. Inflating or otherwise enhancing your qualifications and errors or omissions may result in lowering your self-rated score or loss of further consideration.

Working for OIG offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Costs may be paid.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.

Probation: If you have not previously successfully completed a probationary period with the Federal Government in a similar position, you will be required to serve a one year probationary period.

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