Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (Assistant Chief)

US Government, Department of Justice

This position is located in the Technology Directorate (TD), Litigation Support Section (LSS) of the Executive Office (EXO) within the Antitrust Division (ATR). EXO is a very dynamic and fast paced office, delivering the professional management services that power ATR’s people and mission. Within EXO, LSS provides a wide range of services and technology products that help attorneys Division-wide acquire, organize, develop, and present evidence in support of an investigation or case.

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Job Grade: 14
Total Openings:

Duties:

As a Supervisory Information Technology Specialist for LSS, responsibilities will include: Providing supervision and direction of the LSS Information Technology (IT) Specialists for the development and upkeep of LSS system utilities/programs to assist with forensic workflows, data processing, loading, analysis, and review. Evaluating and reviewing platform technologies and determining how to update on-premises solutions to Cloud platforms – including the understanding of Cloud architecture, data migration, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and data analytics capabilities. Providing supervision and direction for remote trial logistics teams to ensure proper support and services are in place for all remote trial locations. Providing support for the consultation on best practices regarding electronic discovery (eDiscovery) and forensics – collection, processing, loading, scanning, troubleshooting, and evaluation of data, using analytics tools. Providing direction to internal staff and external vendors for the processing of electronically stored information (ESI) from seized forensic images and loading of productions received from producing parties. Writing and reviewing ESI documentation and data extraction guidelines. Serving as a technical advisor in discovery negotiations for corporate database information and transactional data used by Division economists in investigations. Creating and maintaining documentation to support custom developed solutions using approved coding framework, including the use of a script library, as well as preparation of configuration change management documentation. Interpreting complex technical requirements into practical terms for ESI processing, coding layout design, and implementation of scripting solutions, where necessary. Developing, reviewing, and maintaining production specifications and load file/processing checklists, updating and annotating for in-house use. Performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

To qualify for this position applicants must possess one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade as listed below. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position as described below, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To qualify at the GS-14 level, applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 level. EXAMPLES of qualifying specialized experience at the GS-13 level include: Providing supervision and direction to a staff that provides litigation support for the development and upkeep of litigation support system utilities/programs to assist with forensic workflows, data processing, loading, analysis, and review; Evaluating and reviewing platform technologies and determining how to update on-premises solutions to Cloud platforms – including the understanding of Cloud architecture, data migration, AI, and data analytics capabilities; Developing and implementing automated processes and technology solutions to move large volumes of data quickly from point to point and to streamline data workflows; Serving as a resource in the areas of deduplication, use of search terms, technology-assisted review, early case assessment, and evaluation of discovery burden claims; and Writing and reviewing ESI documentation and data extraction guidelines.

Job Requirements:

You must be a U.S. Citizen to be considered for this position. You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation. You may be required to take and successfully clear a drug test. You must submit a complete application package by the closing date of this announcement. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. SELECTIVE SERVICE: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see SSS.gov). If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law. DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. This is a full-time, permanent appointment in the competitive service ineligible for inclusion in a bargaining unit. This is a supervisory position which may require completion of a one-year probationary period, in accordance with 5 CFR 315.801. The Antitrust Division participates in the E-Verify program. When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval. This position offers career mobility opportunities to qualified Legal Division/Office of Solicitor General employees, who are encouraged to apply. Applications mailed using government postage and/or internal federal government mailing systems are in violation of agency and postal regulations and will not be accepted. Please Note: Additional selections may be made from this announcement. Also, a writing sample and a combination of 3 to 5 business and academic references may be requested of individuals identified as best qualified, to be forwarded to the selecting official along with your application package, upon referral.