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Job Description

Who May Apply

 

Open to ALL U.S. Citizens

Opening Date:   10/09/2018

Closing Date:    10/23/2018 @ 11:59 p.m. (EST)

Questions regarding this opening should be directed to Loree Phillips at lmphillips2@fbi.gov

Job Summary

Position: IT Specialist (SysAdm/CustSpt), GS 7/9

Division: San Diego Field Office

Location: San Diego, CA

Working Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Salary:

GS 7:  $48,403.00 - $62,922.00

GS 9:  $57,014.00 - $74,120.00

Full Performance level: GS 12

Number of Positions Available: 1

Duration: Full Time/Permanent

Additional selections may be made from this announcement to fill positions within the same division when the position includes substantially the same duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.

Relocation expenses will be offered for eligible candidates

Key Requirements

Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Must be able to obtain an SCI clearance
  • Must have (or be able to obtain) a valid driver’s license
  • Selectee will be required to complete form FD-887, Request for Access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI)
  • ALL applicants must verify completion of the basic education requirement by submitting a copy of college transcripts by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While some of the work is sedentary, there is frequent requirement for regular and recurring lifting and carrying of heavy weight (over 50 pounds) and occasional lifting and carrying of heavier materials and objects.

Major Duties

  • Assists senior IT Specialist in overseeing the online information systems and microcomputer operations within the Field Office.
  • Provides technical support to all levels of personnel concerning the implementation and daily operations of the computer systems and individual microcomputer functions in the office.
  • Serves as point of contact of user complaints concerning computer malfunctions.
  • After consultation with senior IT Specialists, may repair or replace various system components when a problem is determined to be hardware related.
  • Maintains and updates inventory of computer equipment and identifies their configuration and location within the office.
  • Provides a portion of the user training to support utilization of software and hardware including basic operation of the terminal.
  • Installs operating systems disks by following prescribed procedures and prompts; Loads approved systems programs and tests programs for proper operation.

NOTE: On large scale projects, IT Specialist usually participates as a primary team member along with other participates as a primary team member along with other computer workers and user representatives. At the GS-7 level, he/she is typically assigned a portion of the overall project or a critical aspect of the project. At the GS-9 level he/she is typically assigned a major portion of the overall project or a critical aspect of the project.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI’s Candidate Rating Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement and will be compared to your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from Most Competitive status.

If you are deemed Most Competitive, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.

All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Flexibility/Adaptability
  • Initiative
  • Organizing and Planning
  • Problem Solving/Judgment
  • System Maintenance
  • Technology Awareness

Specialized Experience (SE):

GS 7: Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS 5 grade level. SE is:

  • Provided routine support regarding administrative and/or technical matters related to IT programs and/or services.
  • Performed routine system diagnostics and analyzed any potential problems or issues.
  • Provided some limited training to users regarding basic utilization of computer equipment.

GS 9: Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS 7 grade level. SE is:

  • Provided technical support and assistance to other office employees in using software developed locally or provided to an office as part of the automation program.
  • Participated in testing and debugging various aspects of online systems and programs, providing feedback concerning possible modifications or improvements.

Education

All degrees must be from an accredited college or university. Education may be substituted for specialized experience as follows:

GS 7: Applicant must have a bachelor’s degree with superior academic achievement or one (1) full year of graduate level education. Superior academic achievement is the completion of all the requirements of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, which is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average of 3.0 or higher as recorded on an official transcript, or as based on courses completed during the final two years of the curriculum, or (3) honor society membership.

GS 9: Applicant must have a master’s or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.

Degrees must be in one of the following fields: computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management OR a 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.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements provided you can show foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.

How to Apply

The following instructions outline our application process:

Step 1:  Click the “Start” button to begin an application.  You will be prompted to either Sign In to continue the application or to register with FBIJOBS if you don’t already have an account.

Step 2:  Follow the Step by Step process to submit an application.  You will be guided through each step in the process.  You are required to complete all sections of the application to successfully submit your application.

Required Documents

To apply to this position, interested applicants must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes:

  1. Your resume, specifically noting relevant work experience and associated start and end dates
  2.  A complete assessment questionnaire

Other supporting documents:

  • College transcripts, if qualifying based on education or if there is a positive education requirement
  • Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal; not applicable to current FBI employees
  • Veterans: DD 214; Disabled Veterans: DD 214, SF-15, and VA letter dated 1991 or later

How to Attach Documents

Step 1: Follow the steps of the application process until you reach the Attachments step.

Step 2: Click "Add Attachment".

Step 3: Select the appropriate Attachment Type (or "Other" if one is not available).

Step 4: Populate the “Attachment Purpose” field. Click "Continue".

Step 5: Choose the device on which the attachment is located.

Step 6: Upload the desired attachment.

Step 7: To add additional attachments at this point in the application process click the "+" on the Attachments step.

To attach documentation to your Global Profile please follow the instructions below:

Step 1: Login to your FBI Jobs account, and click "My Submissions".

Step 2: Click the "Add Attachment" located under the "Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

Step 3: Follow steps 3 - 6 above.

You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online is a hardship, please contact the HR Specialist listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.

What to Expect Next

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The Most Competitive candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of your status throughout the process.

Additional Information

  • 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 principle investigative arm of the DOJ. All FBI positions are in the excepted service.
  • 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.
  • Failure to provide necessary and relevant information required by this vacancy announcement may disqualify you from consideration. Additional information will not be requested if your application is incomplete. You application will be evaluated solely on the basis of information you have submitted.
  • Management may select any grade for which this position has been announced.
  • Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher-level duties.
  • If you are hired, you will be required to serve a two-year probationary period. Probationary employees are generally precluded from being considered for other FBI job opportunities until their 24-month probationary period has concluded.
  • Memorandum of Understanding: Work performed outside assigned duties (that would not normally be documented on an SF-50, i. e., back-up duties), has to be documented in detail by an immediate supervisor in order to receive full credit for amount of time worked in that position. If no documentation is furnished no credit will be given for time worked in that position. The following notations must be specified in the documentation (Memorandum of Understanding):
  1. Percent of time worked in the particular position (cannot conflict with main duties)
  2. The month/year work began
  3. Frequency worked (i.e., daily, monthly, etc.)
  4. Specific duties performed

Attach the Memorandum of Understanding to your application in the “Cover Letters and Attachments” section of My Career Tools on the Careers Home page. Please upload the attachment as type “Other.”


Veterans' Preference


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

Nepotism

Nepotism is the act of favoring relatives in the hiring process, and is prohibited by law. Public officials are prohibited from hiring or promoting relatives or relatives of officials in their chain of command, as well as actively or indirectly endorse a relative’s appointment or promotion.

During the hiring process, all selected candidates and FBI hiring managers will be required to certify they are not related to anyone involved in the hiring process.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

The FBI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please notify the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs (OEEOA) Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Program by either e-mail at REASONABLE_ACCOMMODATIONS@fbi.gov, telephone at 202-324-2158, or FAX at 202-324-3976.  Your request will receive an individualized assessment.

This e-mail address is only for reasonable accommodation requests.  Please do not submit your application and/or any questions unrelated to reasonable accommodations.  Should any applications be received, they will not be forwarded for consideration during the hiring process.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise prohibited 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 non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factors.

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:  http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp

 

 

About Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

From confronting the evolving threats facing our nation to acting as a role model in your community, working at the FBI is so much more than a job. The FBI is an intelligence-driven national security and law enforcement agency with more than 35,000 employees across the nation and the globe. Our mission is to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States by providing investigative expertise, intelligence, resources and training to domestic and international agencies and partners. Every day and every career path is different, whether you’re a Special Agent, an Intelligence Analyst, a Forensic Accountant or one of other specialized careers. Whatever your background, you may be suited for a career in the FBI if: - You have great problem-solving and analytical skills. - You know how to objectively evaluate information and make sound judgments. - You are detail-oriented, yet remain strategic. At the FBI, honesty and integrity are more than just words; they are the foundation of who we are. We take pride in making a difference in the communities we serve. In addition to our main downtown Washington, D.C., other headquarters locations include Quantico, VA; Winchester, VA and Clarksburg, WV. There are 56 FBI field offices in major metropolitan centers across the United States; each covers a defined geographic region and is responsible for all FBI operations in that region. Wherever our teams are located, we bring our backgrounds to the forefront to drive initiatives that impact our most important stakeholders: the American people. Our mission is simple, but our work is complex. We have a diverse culture of employees that makes us one family — OneFBI.