Office of Justice Programs Supervisory Information Technology Specialist in Washington, District Of Columbia

Office of Justice Programs
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Washington DC, DC
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent - No time limit

Opened Tuesday 10/18/2016 (2 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 10/28/2016 (8 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is a great place to work! Last year, the Department of Justice ranked #3 out of 19 large agencies in the Partnership for Public Service's Best Places to Work rankings. OJP's newly renovated building is in the heart of DC's thriving Chinatown and new City Center and offers a dynamic and engaging work environment with more than 50 conference rooms and nearly 200 workstations available for any employee to reserve at a moment's notice. With more than 90 percent of OJP's positions eligible to telework, OJP is at the cutting edge of using mobility to enhance productivity and meet our important mission. This position is located in the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Office of Justice Programs (OJP). The incumbent of this position is a Supervisory Information Technology (IT) Specialist serving as the Director for the Enterprise Infrastructure and Engineering Division (EIED), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), reporting to the Chief Information Officer (CIO), who reports, in turn, to the Deputy Assistant Attorney General (DAAG). The incumbent is responsible for providing stable and secure operations and reliable client services across the OJP enterprise and inclusive of a broad range of technology, platforms, and functions. The incumbent will ensure that all processes and systems are efficiently and effectively delivered by leveraging shared service infrastructure and automation offerings and opportunities; and by implementing industry standards and "best practices."

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on


(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

Supervises a group of employees performing work at the GS-14 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Plans, schedules, and assigns work to subordinates. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members; provides feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Provides advice, counsel, and/or instruction to staff members. Recommends or approves appointments, selections, or reassignments to positions appropriate to the selection authority delegated. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Carries out Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and program activities.

Responsible for the operations and maintenance of OJP's enterprise infrastructure. This includes monitoring systems and communications, delivering system administration services; provision of IT Enterprise Architecture integration and engineering support; provision of server and storage infrastructure; disaster recovery, enterprise backup services; media management, facilities management, and after-hours help desk. Plans, directs, and coordinates personal computer, local area network (LAN) services, telecommunications infrastructure and services, and overall enterprise infrastructure support for those program and business offices within OJP. Serves as the focal point for OJP's office automation solutions and services and provides related information, guidance, support, and organizational policy. Provides user assistance and informational services needed to facilitate user interaction OJP's enterprise infrastructure. Addresses all problems and questions related to the use of the OJP's Information Technology (IT) resources.

Ensures that the operations and maintenance of OJP's enterprise infrastructure are founded upon and compliant with, OJP's enterprise Architecture and are adherent to OJP's "Defense in Depth" approach. The "Defense in Depth" approach relies on the layering of people, processes, technologies, and operations to achieve more secure Federal information systems and recognizes that all protection mechanisms have weaknesses that can be exploited through several paths. Provides input, plans, develops, and implements agency-wide information security programs and strategies

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Subject to background/suitability investigation/determination.
  • Submit all required documents and Online Assessment Questionnaire.
  • Federal payments are required to be made by Direct Deposit.
  • Requires registration for the Selective Service. Visit
  • Pre-employment drug testing required.
  • 1-year supervisory probationary period may be required.

MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Grade 15: Qualifying experience for the GS-15 level requires IT-related experience that demonstrates each of the following four competencies: Attention to Detail; Customer Service; Oral Communication; and Problem Solving; AND one (1) year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-14 level. Specialized experience is experience that is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of specialized experience include providing stable and secure operations and reliable client services for enterprise infrastructure and engineering programs, technology, platforms and functions; ensuring enterprise infrastructure and engineering processes and systems are efficiently and effectively delivered by leveraging shared services and automation offerings and opportunities; implementing industry standards and "best practices"; providing overall direction for enterprise infrastructure and engineering scope of services (i.e. staffing models, processes, designs, and operational metrics); and as senior expert, leading efforts in data center strategy and operations, distributed technology operations, cloud computing, business continuation planning, enterprise network/telecommunications, and capacity planning. TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: Skill in managing and supervising program planning and solutions development supporting agency mission goals through effective leadership of information technology development team(s) comprised of Federal and non-Federal staff. Ability to effectively communicate orally regarding information technology influences regarding agency mission to agency leadership, staff and consumers of information technology services and products. Knowledge of cyber-security principles, methods, and tools. Ability to effectively communicate in written form both internally (to senior staff, leadership and colleagues) and externally (to stakeholders, funders and federal partners) regarding programs and policies. Knowledge of information systems security operations, techniques, and standards. Ability to plan and execute IT engineering and infrastructure work.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

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Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once your completed application is certified and received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your status and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.


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OJP has partnered with the Vida Fitness Center, located in the Verizon Center for your physical fitness needs and offers on-site fitness centers at various DOJ locations, most of which are located within walking distance.

OJP also offers credit union services; ATM machine on-site; a health unit and on-site nurse for your usage.

Transit Benefits: To defray your commuting cost, we are pleased to offer the Employee Transit Benefit Program.

Other Information

This position is excluded from the bargaining unit.

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: Status applicants for promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the second lower grade level by the closing date when there is no position at the next lower grade in the line of progression.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies that may occur within 90 days of the closing date.

This position is eligible for part time or situational telework.

OJP offers opportunities for flexible work schedules.

Salary Range: $128,082.00 to $160,300.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-2210-15/15

Promotion Potential: 15

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453593100

Job Announcement Number: JP-17-006