Hearings Operation IT Specialist (HOITS) (SYSADMIN)

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Duties This is a developmental position leading to the full performance level of GS-12 . Closer supervision and technical guidance and/or on-the-job training are provided. Duties are gradually broadened so the incumbent is eventually performing all of the duties of the full performance level, position description number 3F0790. The incumbent is an information technology (IT) specialist who serves as the focal point of contact, providing direction and support to one or more hearings operation offices, in the use of information technology (IT) equipment, hardware and software, and telecommunications devices with responsibility for oversight, management and maintenance of IT systems in a multi-operating system environment and as liaison with vendor representatives. The incumbent provides direction and support in the planning, coordinating, testing, operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of hardware and software related to OHO programs and services, including networks, workstations, testing and implementation of systems initiatives and subsequent releases, all related hardware and software considerations, and systems security. Requirements Conditions of Employment U.S. Citizenship required Selective Service Registration, if applicable (www.sss.gov) Fingerprinting and background and/or security investigation required Job offers are contingent on fingerprinting and background / security investigation results Selectees are required to serve a 1 year probationary period Relocation expenses will not be paid All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement Qualifications All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. If you are using experience to qualify, you must have: For GS-9: 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-7 level, or equivalent, which is in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience includes: 1) Assisting users with the troubleshooting and installation of current systems; 2) Documenting and initiating response to customer problems; 3) Coordinating the installation of new products or equipment (e.g. servers, computers, firewalls, etc.); 4) Identifying security violations and recommending corrective actions; 5) Demonstrating technical proficiency in information technology systems. For GS-11: 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-9 level, or equivalent, which is in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience includes: 1) Monitoring network and systems performance and troubleshooting problems; 2) Documenting and initiating response to customer problems; 3) Coordinating the installation of new products or equipment (e.g. servers, computers, firewalls, etc.); 4) Applying security patches and updates to servers and workstations in both test and production environment; 5) Researching, evaluating and providing feedback on problematic trends and patterns in customer support requirements; 6) Demonstrating technical proficiency in information technology systems. For GS-12: 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-11 level, or equivalent, which is in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience includes: 1) Monitoring network and systems performance and troubleshooting problems; 2) Resolve problems in response to customer incidents (e.g., hardware, software, user training); 3) Coordinating the installation of new products or equipment (e.g. servers, computers, firewalls, etc.); 4) Evaluating established methods and procedures and preparing recommendations for changes in methods and practices where appropriate; 5) Ensuring the rigorous application of information security policies, principles and practices in the delivery of network service; 6) Configuring and managing virtual desktop and server environments. Note: Part-time work is prorated in crediting experience (e.g., if you work 20 hours per week for a 12-month period), you will be credited with 6 months of experience. Experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, certification), as appropriate. In addition to the specialized experience listed above, to qualify for the 2210 IT Specialist series, applicants must demonstrate the following competencies: Attention to Detail – Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. Customer Service – Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services. Oral Communication – Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. Problem Solving – Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. Education Graduate Education: Degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks. GS-9: Master’s degree or equivalent graduate degree, OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree or equivalent graduate degree. GS-11: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent. GS-12: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at this grade level. Education may be substituted but will be evaluated on an individual basis. Transcript are required to substantial claimed education. See education section. COMBINING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Not applicable for this job series. Providing Proof of Education or Substituting Education For information on providing proof of education or substituting education for experience, visit http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/group-stds/gs-cler.asp If you are qualifying on the basis of education or satisfying an educational requirement, submit a copy of your transcripts that includes your name, the name of the educational institution, course title(s), number of credits, grade, and date of completion. Unofficial transcripts or screenshots of electronic/web transcripts with the required information will be accepted at the time of application. You must submit your transcripts according to the application submission details of this announcement. Documents will not be accepted via email or regular mail. If selected, you may be required to provide your official college transcripts prior to the effective date of the personnel action placing you into the new position. Additional information Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov. Benefits A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits. Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. The evaluation you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire, which is designed to capture the desired competencies for this position. These competencies include: Knowledge of IT principles, concepts and methods to diagnose and resolve IT related issues. Ability to analyze data and make recommendations Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work activities. Ability to monitor and verify the integrity of systems security. GS-11 and GS-12 only Knowledge monitoring systems performance and applying support. GS-12 only Please make sure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your evaluation. The questionnaire takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. To preview the questions, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12437205 Your application will be evaluated under the Category Rating method, based on your responses to the Assessment Questions. If you meet the basic requirements for the position, your application will be evaluated and placed into one of three categories: 1 – Qualified Category – Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements. 2 – Well Qualified Category – Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrate a satisfactory level of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position. 3 – Best Qualified Category – Candidates who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrate a high level of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position. Candidates eligible for veterans’ preference will be placed ahead of other candidates in the appropriate category for which they have been rated. Additionally, preference eligibles who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent and who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements will automatically be placed in the Best Qualified Category. ICTAP candidates who meet the requirements for the Well Qualified category will be placed at the top of the Best Qualified category and be given selection priority. Benefits A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits. Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. Required Documents As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have – whether you’re a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you’re eligible under their policies. You must submit supporting documentation by the closing date of the vacancy announcement to claim certain types of preference. Note: Failure to provide required documents may result in non-consideration for the posted position(s). RESUME: You must meet the basic qualification requirements for the position being filled, including any positive education requirements and/or selective placement factors. All applicants must submit a resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment (mm/dd/yy), and duties performed. Your resume must provide specific details as to how your experience meets the qualifications for the posted position(s). When describing your experience in your resume, please be specific; we will not make assumptions regarding your experience. Ensure that your resume includes the grade (if you are a current or previous federal employee) and month, day, and year that you began and ended each position held. Without this information, the experience gained while in that position may not be credited toward meeting the qualifications requirements. The resume should indicate if the work is full-time or part-time. Part-time work is prorated (e.g., if you work 20 hours per week for a 12-month period, you will be credited with 6 months of experience). Experience statements (i.e., duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire) copied from this announcement and pasted into your resume will not be considered as a demonstration of your qualifications for this position. Your resume must provide context and sufficient detail of your experience. Failure to provide details will result in an ineligible rating. PROOF OF EDUCATION: If you are qualifying on the basis of education or satisfying an educational requirement, submit a copy of your transcripts that includes your name, the name of the educational institution, course title(s), number of credits, grade, and date of completion. See above Education section for additional information. INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP): ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority for competitive service vacancies. To receive selection priority, candidates must meet the requirements for the Well Qualified category as described in the vacancy announcement. Candidates must also provide: proof of eligibility with your application. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation Notice of Personnel Action, (SF-50); and proof of your most recent performance rating of at least “fully successful” (Level III) or equivalent. For more information visit http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp. VETERANS’ PREFERENCE: If you are claiming veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your military discharge certificate (DD 214 member 4 copy) or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty. To be acceptable, the document must show Character of Service. If you are claiming 10-point veterans’ preference based on a service-connected disability, you must also submit the required documentation specified on the reverse of the SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veterans’ Preference (SF 15). Applicants claiming derived preference must submit the SF-15 and the required documentation specified on the reverse of the SF 15. Preference will be granted based on the documents received. For more information, visit the Vet Guide. IMPORTANT NOTICE TO VETERANS: The Office of Personnel Management has published the end date for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) as August 31, 2010. To receive veterans’ preference for service during the Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom era, you must have served for more than 180 days between September 11, 2001 and August 31, 2010 OR be in receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal. The updated CFR language is available here. Other qualifying eligibility for preference (e.g., disability) remains unchanged. Military Spouse Appointing Authority. You may be eligible for an appointment under the Military Spouse Appointing Authority if you are a spouse of: 1) an active duty member of the armed forces; 2) a service member who is 100% disabled due to a service-connected injury; or 3) a deceased service member of the armed forces. Each of these categories has different eligibility criteria that must be met. Individuals applying for consideration under this authority MUST provide the applicable supporting documentation (e.g., documentation verifying marriage, copy of your spouse’s active military orders, DD-214, copy of a statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs or a branch of the military certifying the service member’s service-connected disability rating, DD-1300, etc.). You are no longer eligible if you remarry. If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. How to Apply To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 1. Your Resume 2. The Occupational Questionnaire 3. Transcripts (if using education to qualify – unofficial copies accepted) The complete Application Package must be submitted before midnight (ET) on 06/14/2024. To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. If you use assistive software or an adaptive device, or you are experiencing some other type of technical difficulty and/or otherwise require assistance with the application process, please contact Theresa Gao at Qihui.Gao@ssa.govor 510-970-2775. Individuals with disabilities may also call us via Federal Relay using the (voice) contact telephone provided. Due to our security procedures, our office will not accept any applications submitted via email or standard mail. The email address is listed only for inquiries about the position or the How to Apply process. Agency contact information Theresa Gao Phone 510-970-2775 Fax 833-914-1817 Email Qihui.Gao@ssa.gov Address Region IX OHO 1221 Nevin Ave 4th Floor Richmond, CA 94801 US Next steps Once you have successfully submitted your application materials, you can expect to receive at least two or more of the following email notifications concerning your application status: (1) Receipt of application; (2) Qualifications status and whether your application has been Referred/Not Referred to the selecting official; and (3) Selection status for the position. The hiring office will contact candidates directly for interviews. Interviews may be conducted via video conferencing software, if technically feasible. To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log in to your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. Fair and Transparent The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy Criminal history inquiries Reasonable accommodation policy Financial suitability Selective Service New employee probationary period Signature and false statements Privacy Act Social security number request Required Documents You must submit supporting documentation by the closing date of the vacancy announcement to claim certain types of preference. Note: Failure to provide required documents may result in non-consideration for the posted position(s). RESUME: You must meet the basic qualification requirements for the position being filled, including any positive education requirements and/or selective placement factors. All applicants must submit a resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment (mm/dd/yy), and duties performed. Your resume must provide specific details as to how your experience meets the qualifications for the posted position(s). When describing your experience in your resume, please be specific; we will not make assumptions regarding your experience. Ensure that your resume includes the grade (if you are a current or previous federal employee) and month, day, and year that you began and ended each position held. Without this information, the experience gained while in that position may not be credited toward meeting the qualifications requirements. The resume should indicate if the work is full-time or part-time. Part-time work is prorated (e.g., if you work 20 hours per week for a 12-month period, you will be credited with 6 months of experience). Experience statements (i.e., duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire) copied from this announcement and pasted into your resume will not be considered as a demonstration of your qualifications for this position. Your resume must provide context and sufficient detail of your experience. Failure to provide details will result in an ineligible rating. PROOF OF EDUCATION: If you are qualifying on the basis of education or satisfying an educational requirement, submit a copy of your transcripts that includes your name, the name of the educational institution, course title(s), number of credits, grade, and date of completion. See above Education section for additional information. INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP): ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority for competitive service vacancies. To receive selection priority, candidates must meet the requirements for the Well Qualified category as described in the vacancy announcement. Candidates must also provide: proof of eligibility with your application. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation Notice of Personnel Action, (SF-50); and proof of your most recent performance rating of at least “fully successful” (Level III) or equivalent. For more information visit http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp. VETERANS’ PREFERENCE: If you are claiming veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your military discharge certificate (DD 214 member 4 copy) or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty. To be acceptable, the document must show Character of Service. If you are claiming 10-point veterans’ preference based on a service-connected disability, you must also submit the required documentation specified on the reverse of the SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veterans’ Preference (SF 15). Applicants claiming derived preference must submit the SF-15 and the required documentation specified on the reverse of the SF 15. Preference will be granted based on the documents received. For more information, visit the Vet Guide. IMPORTANT NOTICE TO VETERANS: The Office of Personnel Management has published the end date for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) as August 31, 2010. To receive veterans’ preference for service during the Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom era, you must have served for more than 180 days between September 11, 2001 and August 31, 2010 OR be in receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal. The updated CFR language is available here. Other qualifying eligibility for preference (e.g., disability) remains unchanged. Military Spouse Appointing Authority. You may be eligible for an appointment under the Military Spouse Appointing Authority if you are a spouse of: 1) an active duty member of the armed forces; 2) a service member who is 100% disabled due to a service-connected injury; or 3) a deceased service member of the armed forces. Each of these categories has different eligibility criteria that must be met. Individuals applying for consideration under this authority MUST provide the applicable supporting documentation (e.g., documentation verifying marriage, copy of your spouse’s active military orders, DD-214, copy of a statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs or a branch of the military certifying the service member’s service-connected disability rating, DD-1300, etc.). You are no longer eligible if you remarry. If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. Help This job is open to Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL) Federal employees who meet the definition of a “surplus” or “displaced” employee. Military spouses The public U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S. Veterans Clarification from the agency US citizens. NOTE: This position is NOT virtual or eligible for out stationing. Selectee will be required to report to the Stockton Hearing Office and must live within commuting distance of the office (within two hours). This position may be eligible for telework in accordance with agency policy.

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