Information Technology Specialist (Systems Administration)
Company: Internal Revenue Service
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: January 18, 2023
WHAT IS THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONDIVISION?
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Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas:
Criminal Investigation Tech Operations and Investment Services
The following are the duties of this position at the full working
level. If this vacancy includes more than one grade and you are
selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to
learn to perform these duties and receive training to help you grow
in this position.
- Review proposed new systems, networks, and software designs for
potential security risks, develop and implement migration
strategies or countermeasures, and resolve integration issues
related to the implementation of new systems within the existing
- Generate and run simulation models for future applications and
evaluate and verify impacts on the current and planned CI
enterprise IT architecture.
- Develop and implement a national plan for installing new
products or equipment, resolving installation problems, and
maintaining server integrity and availability, including planning
for continuity of operations during the deployment of new server
- Lead a national project to install, upgrade, and maintain
software and hardware, controlling current and future version
releases of application software, and documenting the physical
configuration of the CI enterprise system.
Conditions of Employment
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National and provide proof of U.S.
Citizenship. (Birth certificate showing birth in the U.S; Unexpired
U.S. Passport; Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization; or
Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen (Form FS-240))
- Must successfully complete a background investigation,
including a FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint
- Subject to a 1-year probationary period (unless already
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice
by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- Tour of Duty: Day Shift - Monday through Friday, start and stop
times between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
- Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may
- Relocation expenses - No
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for
- The employment of any candidate, including a current employee
or a new hire, selected for this position will be conditional on
obtaining and maintaining a High Risk Security Clearance.
- Drug test with negative result is required prior to appointment
and subject to random drug testing.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-13 LEVEL: You must have one year of
specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility
equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. This
experience must include Information Technology (IT) related
experience that demonstrates each of the following four
competencies: 1) Attention to Detail, 2) Customer Service, 3) Oral
Communication and 4) Problem Solving. Specialized experience for
this position includes: Experience that demonstrates accomplishment
of computer project assignments that required a wide range of
knowledge of computer requirements and techniques pertinent to the
position to be filled. This knowledge is generally demonstrated
through assignments that required the ability to analyze a number
of alternative approaches in the process of advising management
concerning major aspects of IT system design. This would include
defining what system interrelationships must be considered, or what
operating mode, system software, and/or equipment configuration is
most appropriate for a given project.
At this level, your experience must be sufficient to demonstrate
experience in training users in complex computer topics, experience
in making presentations, experience in writing intricate system and
user documentation, experience in the writing and explaining
purchase justifications, experience with most aspects of the
Windows Server operating system, experience with fundamental
networking/distributed computing environments and concepts, and
ability to independently administer computer systems or assist in
the administration of large computer systems.
Federal experience is not required. The experience may have been
gained in the public sector, private sector or One year of
experience refers to full-time work; part-timework is considered on
a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience,
please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate
number of hours worked per week, on your resume.
For more information on qualifications please refer to .
For positions with an education requirement, or if you are
qualifying for this position by substituting education or training
for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An
official transcript will be required if you are selected.
A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited
(or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these
criteria, please refer to .
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or
universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show
proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least
equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program.
It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
Click for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.
- May be eligible for telework based on IRS policy. If you are in
a telework eligible position, you may be directed to temporarily
telework on a full-time basis due to COVID 19. Employees must be
within a 200-mile radius of their official assigned post-of-duty
(POD) while in a telework status. Once normal operations resume,
employees may be directed back to the office to perform the duties
of their position. Telework eligibility does not guarantee
telework; employees must meet and sustain IRS telework eligibility
requirements and supervisor's approval to participate in the IRS
Telework Program. As a reminder - If you are selected for a
position, you are responsible for reporting to your designated POD
(location) on the negotiated start date or as directed by
- Though many locations may be listed, you will be limited to a
maximum of five (5) location choices. Please consider each location
carefully when applying. If you are selected for a position at one
of your location selections, that location will become your
official post of duty.
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to
fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
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. .
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
The following documents are required and must be provided with your
application. All application materials, including transcripts, must
be in English.
- Online Application - Questionnaire
- Education - See Education Section above
- Registration/License (if applicable) - active, current
- Military Spouses (if applicable) - You MUST submit verification
of the marriage to the service member (i.e., a marriage license or
other legal documentation verifying marriage) AND:
- a copy of your spouse's active military orders; OR
- verification of your spouse's 100% service-connected disability
(e.g., VA Letter and/or DD-214); OR
- verification of the service member's death while on active duty
(DD-1300/Death Certificate). You are not eligible if you were not
married to the veteran at the time of death or have since
- High School Diploma (or equivalent) - If you are 16 or 17 years
of age, you MUST submit documentation of graduation from high
school (or equivalent); OR completion of a formal vocational
training program; OR statement from school authorities agreeing
with your decision to pursue employment rather than continuing your
Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as
specified in this announcement, your application will be determined
incomplete, and you will not be considered for this position (or
may not receive the special consideration for which you may be
How to Apply
The following instructions outline our application process. You
must complete this application process and submit any required
documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 01/20/2023 and/or
cut-off dates in this announcement. We are available to assist you
during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday -
Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by
noon ET on 01/20/2023.
To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the
- To begin the application process, click the "Apply Online"
- You will be re-directed to USA STAFFING to complete your
application process; answer the online questions and submit all
required documents. (To submit supporting documents, import
documents from USAJOBS to the appropriate document types. If the
document you need was not imported from USAJOBS, you may upload it
directly into this application. To protect your privacy, we suggest
you first remove your SSN).
- To complete, you must click the "Submit Application" button
prior to 11:59 PM (ET) on 01/20/2023.
To update your application, including supporting documentation, at
any time during the announcement open period, return to your
USAJOBS account (). There you will find a record of your
application, the application status, and an option to Update
Application. This option will no longer be available once the
announcement has closed.
To verify the status of your application both during and after the
announcement open period, log into your USAJOBS account: . All of
your applications will appear on the Welcome page. The application
record in your USAJOBS account provides an Additional Application
Information page that provides information regarding the
documentation you submitted and any correspondence we have sent
related to this application. The Application Status will appear
along with the date your application was last updated. For
information on what each Application Status means, visit: .
Agency contact information
IRS Cincinnati External
Criminal Investigation Tech Operations and Investment Services
1111 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20224
Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion;
please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at
. We provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact us if you require
this for any part of the application and hiring process.
Once your application package and online questionnaire is received
you will receive an acknowledgement email. You are responsible for
checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy
notifications will not be sent to you. You may check the status of
your application for this position at any time by logging onto the
USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status." For
a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on
"more information." Please notify us if your contact information
changes after the closing date of the announcement. If your email
mailbox is full or blocked (SPAM) you may not receive important
communication that could affect your consideration for this
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