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Information Technology Specialist (Network Services)

Company: Internal Revenue Service
Location: Yuma
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:



Duties

WHAT IS THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION?

A description of the business units can be found at:



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.


  • Managing a large and complex network including: conducting cost-benefit analyses and total cost of ownership and capacity studies; establishing routing schema; establishing security practices; developing contingency and recovery plans; maintaining directory services; managing domain name services; providing intranet, Internet, or extranet gateways; and coordinating other actions to ensure the implementation of networks that support mission requirements.
  • Leading the implementation of major projects such as: upgrading from hubs to switches; consolidating regional networks; and redesigning network infrastructure in response to changes in network technologies or network requirements.
  • Developing contingency plans to ensure continuous availability and accessibility of network resources in the event of emergencies.
  • Managing the design of network architectures, including: evaluating and defining infrastructure requirements; selecting hardware and software components; assembling installation teams; coordinating network implementation planning; and overseeing testing and implementation.




    Requirements
    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 check).


    • A 1-year probationary period is required.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.


    • Submit to and pass a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
    • Though many locations may be listed, you will be limited to a maximum of 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.



      Qualifications

      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.



      You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:



      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. 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.



      In addition to the above, your specialized experience should demonstrate knowledge of computer requirements and techniques in carrying out project assignments consisting of several related tasks, such as in the case of development of modifications to parts of a system on the basis of detailed specifications provided. Experience must have been in an IT field or work where the primary concern was the subject matter of the IT application. This experience must be sufficient to demonstrate the ability to work with clients and customers to assess and/or address their needs, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, identify and resolve problems, determine relevant information, demonstrate using sound judgment, and make decisions and/or recommendations relevant to this level of expertise. Experience serving as a local area network (LAN) manager with enterprise-wide LAN systems; Identifying and controlling all LAN hardware and software configuration; Developing technical standards and procedures for LAN development, implementation, and management; Establishing performance management metrics; Evaluating overall LAN performance against relevant standards; and Providing technical advice and consultation to LAN administrators throughout the agency. Experience in monitoring, installing and troubleshooting Cisco network devices connected to wide, metropolitan, and local area networks; Experience needed troubleshooting Data, Video, Wireless devices and Remote Access; and Experience with project management of an enterprise wide information technology initiative.



      For more information on qualifications please refer to .



      Education

      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.



      Additional information


      • Subject to a 1-year probationary period (unless already completed).
      • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.

      • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.

      • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
      • Tour of Duty: Day Shift - Start and stop times between 6:00am and 6:00pm.
      • Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
      • Though many locations may be listed, you will be limited to a maximum of 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.
      • 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 management.







        • 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. .






          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


          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 registration/license

        • 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 remarried.





          • 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 education.

            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 eligible).




            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 01/17/2023 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 01/17/2023.



            To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link:

            • To begin the application process, click the "Apply Online" button.
            • 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 01/17/2023.

              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



              Email





              Address


              Criminal Investigation Tech Operations and Investment Services

              1111 Constitution Ave NW

              Washington, DC 20224

              US






              Next steps


              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 position.



              Fair & Transparent

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











Keywords: Internal Revenue Service, Yuma , Information Technology Specialist (Network Services), IT / Software / Systems , Yuma, Arizona

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