Defense Information Systems Agency IT Specialist (APPSW) in Columbus, Ohio

Defense Information Systems Agency
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Columbus, OH
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Tuesday 10/11/2016 (9 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/24/2016 (4 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Who May Apply: All U.S. Citizens

If you want to do interesting and challenging work and to make a contribution to national defense, DISA is a great place for you. DISA provides secure and reliable communications and computing support that enable the President and our military forces to communicate globally through voice, video, and data transmission. DISA is a leader within the Federal Government in implementing "people programs" and offers a broad range of quality-of-life and training programs. Go to for more information.

  • Serves as an Senior IT Specialist performing application software administration, operates and maintains new or modified applications software, supports application release management and deployments.
  • Maintains qualification in several operating systems and applications used by DISA; keeping abreast of all hardware and software innovations or changes applicable to areas of responsibility.
  • Applies comprehensive knowledge of the Internet and extranet environments and related web technology issues such as security and firewalls, secure web transaction processes, browsers and their compatibility and usage, domain name services, file transfer protocols, and user authentication.
  • Ensures that appropriate security guidance is applied consistently against installed applications; performs periodic scans and manual security reviews as required by Service Level Agreements (SLAs); manages the lifecycle of open vulnerabilities by working with compliance team and application owners until the vulnerability is closed; Monitors system and application logs as required by SLAs, resolves referred trouble tickets and processes special requests, reports system discrepancies, and initiates corrective action for system and application alerts.
  • Analyzes equipment and software reliability and utilization to identify and correct problem areas and to establish network performance levels.
  • Maintains and supports Windows Server Operating System, Active Directory, Domain Name System, MS Exchange, SharePoint, and other ancillary server roles.
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • This position may require occasional travel.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Drug Testing Position
  • IA Level II Certification Required

Basic Requirement: Applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating: 1.) Attention to Detail 2.) Customer Service 3.) Oral Communication 4.) Problem Solving; -OR- Meet the education detailed in the qualification standards.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement, qualified applicants must possess: One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade,* (GS-11*), within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required.

Specialized Experience is defined as:experience in administration and management of production applications to include advanced configuration techniques, management of security posture/deficiencies, and providing technical guidance. Experience with interpretation and implementation of change management policies, process, and practices, and maintenance of the operating environment is also required.

Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education is not substitutable for specialized experience for this grade level.

Background or Security Investigation: The individual selected will be subject to an investigation in conjunction with granting of a security clearance prior to appointment. Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/ADP I clearance. For more information about receiving and maintaining a security clearance, please click here.

Security Clearance

Top Secret

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

The occupational questionnaire and the resume that you submit will be used to assess your qualifications for the job, and to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. All information included in the resume and Occupational Questionnaire is subject to review and verification. HR will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. Applicants meeting the minimum requirements will be further evaluated by information provided in the Occupational Questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have misrepresented your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position and, if you're already an employee, you may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including removal from Federal service. Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligible's who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Qualified) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.


Review our benefits

These benefits generally apply if you are selected: • The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program has many plans to choose from, all at very reasonable rates, which can be paid from pre-tax income. • The Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) is one of the premier retirement programs in the Nation. The program features three components: a retirement pension; the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP, an employee controlled investment program); and social security. • Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) offers numerous life insurance policy options covering federal employees and dependents.

Other Information
  • Moving expenses WILL NOT be paid. Recruitment, Retention and Relocation Incentives ARE NOT authorized, however, only current Federal employees are eligible for Retention and Relocation Incentives.
  • A one year probationary or trial period may be required
  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • This is an Information Security Information Assurance (IA) Level II position. In accordance with DoD 8570.1-M IA Workforce Improvement Program, selectee must meet IA Certification standards. Selectee must have an approved waiver prior to placement in this position or achieve Level II IA certification within six months of assignment of IA duties.
  • Incumbent is subject to recall or call back during off shift hours, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day if required by upper management.
  • We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Priority Consideration: If you are a displaced Federal Civil Service employee, and have a minimum score of 85, you may be entitled to receive special priority selection under the ICTAP. For more information on ICTAP, click here ICTAP Guidance. NOTE: If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are NOT ICTAP eligible.
  • Retired Civil Service Employee: Employment of retired Federal employees receiving an annuity is subject to the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) policy guidance. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at

Salary Range: $72,913.00 to $94,786.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-2210-12/12

Promotion Potential: 12

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453029600

Job Announcement Number: D-DISA-1822181-17