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Information Technology Specialist Senior Systems Administrator

Company name
The Library of Congress

Salary
$114,590.00 to $148,967.00

Location
Washington, DC

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Open & closing dates

02/08/2018

to

03/02/2018

Salary

$114,590 to $148,967 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 14

Work schedule

Full-Time - Flexitime or Compflex

Appointment type

Permanent

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Washington DC, DC

1 vacancy

This job is open to

The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.

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Announcement number

VAR000287

Control number

490926500

Duties

Duties

Summary

The Senior Systems Administrator is responsible for planning and coordinating the installation, integration, testing, operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of CRS network hardware (servers, storage, and backup systems), network operating systems, the CRS directory, and network software systems to ensure the availability, functionality, and interoperability of systems serving the research and information needs of the Members and staff of the United States Congress and the staff of CRS.

This position is located in the Office of the Chief Information Officer, IT Customer Engagement Directorate CRS Support Division.

The position description number for this position is 12755.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime or complex work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

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Responsibilities

Plans and coordinates the installation, integration, testing, operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of CRS enterprise network hardware (primarily servers, storage, and backup systems), network operating systems, and network software systems to ensure the availability, functionality, and interoperability of systems serving the research and information needs of congressional clients and the staff of CRS. Manages CRS systems resources including performance, capacity, availability, serviceablity, and recoverability. Leads and participates in multi-disciplinary teams of Federal employees and/or contractors engaged in activities related to the administration of CRS network hardware, network operating systems, and network software systems.

Manages the CRS directory, accounts, network rights, and agency-wide access to systems and equipment and develops and documents systems administration standard operating procedures for the agency.

Evaluates and verifies impacts of proposed new systems, networks, and software designs on current and planned CRS IT architecture. Plans, schedules, and oversees the installation of new or modified network hardware and software operating systems and network applications software and the integration of diverse server platforms into the existing architecture. Resolves hardware/software interface and interoperability problems and ensures systems availability, functionality, integrity, and efficiency. Resolves integration issues related to the implementation of new systems within the existing infrastructure. Develops and implements migration strategies, including planning for continuity of operations during the deployment of new server or network operating system technology. Maintains systems configurations documentation. Manages the installation and integration of systems patches, updates, and enhancements. Plans and coordinates the installation, configuration, maintenance, and upgrade of enterprise management software.

Provides expert analysis and advice and develops solutions to solve issues and problems associated with agency-wide IT programs. Leads, conducts, and participates in complex management studies and reviews - particularly those related to the planning, installation, integration, testing, operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of CRS network hardware and software systems, the CRS IT environment, and the evolving CRS IT architecture framework to support congressional clients and CRS staff.

Develops and recommends policies, guidelines, and standards for the planning, development, integration, implementation, and evaluation of information technology systems and subsystems to meet the overall information needs of multiple major organizational units, including the U.S. Congress and CRS. Leads the development of CRS policies and procedures related to CRS system administration activities and services, including policies and procedures that facilitate CRS-wide system interoperability. Identifies policy needs and priorities in this area. Provides authoritative guidance and technical advice to systems administrators throughout CRS responding to serious system threats.

Participates in the coordination of contract administration activities for long term, extensive technical service contracts. Performs feasibility studies to evaluate different vendors and their products. Prepares or reviews Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Statements of Work, technical assessment reports, design documents, implementation plans, and test plans. Recommends acceptance or rejection to senior management.

Directs vendors in the installation, integration, and maintenance of computer hardware, network operating systems, and network software systems. Monitors and evaluates contractor activities. Independently evaluates contractor procedures for the analysis, design, development, testing, and support of IT systems. Collaborates with vendors and end users to ensure that contract requirements are met and that all activities are performed in compliance with terms of the contract. Reviews work products of contract personnel, including accepting, amending, or rejecting their work. Sets priorities and prepares schedules for completion of work. Conducts research and analysis to determine if actions are required to exercise the option years on contracts to ensure that they do not expire. Recommends modifications to acquisition strategies.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

14

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Anyone may apply - By law, employment at most U.S. Government agencies, including the Library of Congress, is limited to U.S. citizens. However, non-citizens may be hired, provided that other legal requirements are met and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.

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Job family (Series)

2210 Information Technology Management

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Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

No additional requirements to those listed above.

Qualifications

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to apply systems administration principles and technologies in a Microsoft Windows network environment.**

Ability to conduct systems analysis and design.**

Ability to troubleshoot problems and make decisions.**

Ability to serve as technical lead for projects.

Ability to interact collaboratively with others.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education

Additional information

Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please ADA@loc.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The certificate of disability must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and may be issued by a State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, a Disability Services or Career Services Office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The date of certification must be within three (3) years of the vacancy closing date and must be submitted with your application. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-3960 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.

A “Not to Exceed“ (NTE) status is used to identify an appointment with a specific ending date. However, the Library has the right to separate a NTE employee at any time due to either performance issues or budget constraints.

Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here

for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/msp010909.pdf

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview. The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview. The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Not Applicable

Required Documents

Required Documents

Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent). Disabled applicants claiming Selective Placement eligibility must submit proof of disability and a certification of job readiness. If Selective Placement is applicable to you, you will not be considered without submitting this documentation.

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.

Benefits

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. Learn 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 to Apply

How to Apply

Please carefully follow all instructions under the How to Apply tab to ensure you are considered for the position.

You are required to apply online for this announcement. We are unable to accept mailed or emailed documents. You must complete the entire application process, including submission of all documents BEFORE this announcement closes. To do so, complete the following steps.

Step 1: If you do not already have one, create a resume on USAJOBS. Although you must enter your Social Security Number for USAJOBS, this information will not be provided to the Library of Congress.

Step 2: Review the Job Announcement. We recommend you go to the end of the Qualification and Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 4. You may wish to customize your USAJOBS resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions.

Step 3: Click on the APPLY ONLINE button to the right of this announcement. Follow USAJOBS' instructions to access your account and submit your resume. You will be redirected to the Hiring Management website to complete the application process. If this is your first time in Hiring Management, you will be asked to answer questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. You will be able to update this information and save it to our account for future announcements.

Step 4: Once you have completed the eligibility questions, you will be taken directly to the vacancy application questions. Answer all questions honestly and thoroughly. Step 5: Hiring Management offers three options that will electronically attach your documentation to your online application once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement.

(1) You may select a document that you have already uploaded to USAJOBS for a previous announcement.

(2) You may electronically upload a document directly from your computer to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation of the document uploaded and click on Finished to be returned to USAJOBS.

(3) You may follow the Faxing Supporting Documentation instructions within the online application, which will provide the necessary cover sheets for each of your documents so that they will be correctly submitted. The fax number will be available on the cover sheet.

Please note that each cover sheet and corresponding document must be faxed separately. Be certain to review your complete fax transmittal confirmation to ensure that all pages have been received.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have multiple documents of the same kind, e.g. 2 undergraduate transcripts from different schools or 2 SF-50s, etc., be sure that they are all in the same file on your computer or in your USAJOBS profile before uploading them. If you try uploading them individually, only the last one sent will be visible in our system. Likewise, if sending them by fax, be sure and include both of them behind the respective fax cover sheet and send them as one fax. If you send them individually with the same cover sheet, the last one sent will overwrite the first one. Finally, if you upload a document, e.g. your undergraduate transcript, do not also fax that same document (or fax another undergraduate transcript), because whichever one you send last will be the only one that is visible in our system. If you have any questions about this information, please contact the person on this announcement BEFORE the closing date.

Step 6: Click on Finish after you have completed your application. Once you have submitted your application, you can check your status online through your Hiring Management or MY USAJOBS account. Your complete online application and any required supplemental documentation (e.g., SF-50, etc.) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of the announcement. It is your responsibility to ensure that all documents are received on time and that the materials are readable. Failure to do so will result in your application being excluded from consideration for this announcement.

If you are experiencing any technical difficulty with the online process, you MUST CONTACT THE POINT OF CONTACT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE. For all technical issues please contact jobhelp@loc.gov , no later than 4:30pm EST of the Closing Date. REQUESTS FOR EXTENSIONS WILL NOT BE GRANTED.

Agency contact information

Job Help Desk

Phone

202-707-5620

Fax

000-000-0000

Email

JobHelp@loc.gov

Address

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Human Resources Dept.

101 Independence Ave. SE

Washington, District of Columbia

United States

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Next steps

Please review our evaluation process under Evaluation. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS My USAJOBS tab and clicking on My Applications. You will receive final notification via e-mail when the vacancy has been filled.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

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Legal and regulatory guidance

Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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The Library of Congress
Website : http://www.loc.gov/

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