Information Technology Specialist

US Government, Department of Justice

For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys’ Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/. As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement. This position is also being announced to All U.S. Citizens and Nationals under 22-INS-11538840-DE. The opening date has been extended until 07/11/22

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Job Grade: 9
Total Openings: 2

Duties:

If selected for this position, you will be responsible for providing technical and analytical assistance involving Litigation Support and two or more other Information Technology specialty areas which support the information management needs of the United States Attorney’s Office. Typical work assignments will include: Analyzing, defining, and creating case database and litigation support specifications utilizing industry standard review software, such as Ipro Eclipse SE and Relativity; Installing, configuring, and maintaining litigation support equipment including production scanners, eDiscovery workstations, and large format printers; Utilizing industry standard eDiscovery software to process electronic data and evidence from various sources for review, investigation, production, and trial preparation and presentation; Providing technical advice to legal teams on technical requirements and system capabilities to facilitate legal decisions, trial preparation and trial presentation; Performing testing, quality assurance, installation, and maintenance of litigation support resources used for the collection, processing, and review of case related information and evidence; Resolving hardware/software interface and interoperability problems; Implementing policies and procedures to ensure information systems reliability and accessibility and to prevent and defend against unauthorized access to systems, networks and data; and Providing customer support services including installation, configuration, troubleshooting, customer assistance, and training in response to user and District needs. Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, you must meet either the Specialized Experience or Education requirements specified for each grade level. GS-9: To be eligible at the GS-9 level, you must meet one of the following:
Specialized Experience: You must have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in Federal service, which is in or related to work in the litigation support field and demonstrates possession of each of the following competencies: Attention to Detail; Customer Service; Oral Communication; and Problem Solving.
Specialized experience is defined as assessing service and information requirements needed to complete automated litigation support services. This would include administration and maintenance of case evidence databases utilizing industry standard software such as Ipro Eclipse SE, Relativity, or Concordance; electronic data acquisition and processing; pre-trial preparation including creation of audio and video clips as well as other exhibit formats, and courtroom presentations. OR Education: Master’s or equivalent degree related to 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; OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. GS-11: To be eligible at the GS-11 level, you must meet one of the following:
Specialized Experience: You must have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in Federal service, which is in or related to work in the Litigation Support field and demonstrates possession of each of the following competencies: Attention to Detail; Customer Service; Oral Communication; and Problem Solving.
Specialized experience is defined as assessing service and information requirements needed to complete automated litigation support services. This would include administration and maintenance of case evidence databases utilizing industry standard software such as Ipro Eclipse SE, Relativity, or Concordance; performing litigation support services including trial preparation and presentation; testing, configuring, installing, maintaining, and controlling litigation support equipment resources; providing input into litigation support planning and policy activities; training others on utilizing litigation support technology to organize voluminous case information, manage discovery obligations, and prepare efficiently and effectively for litigation; and familiarity and experience working with a variety of audio and video evidence formats such as video surveillance and Police body-cam footage. OR Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree related to 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; OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. NOTE: If you are using education to qualify, you MUST provide transcripts to receive consideration. Basic Requirement for All Applicants: Information Technology (IT)-related experience, obtained through paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training, demonstrating each of the following competences: 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. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)- The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)-The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

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