Information Technology Specialist (Software)

U. S. Sentencing Commission - Judicial Branch

MANDATORY QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in information technology or a related field of study, and/or equivalent professional certifications and training. Applicants must have four (4) years of specialized work experience as an Office 365 administrator or equivalent position. One (1) year of specialized work experience equivalent to the previous level in the federal service is required. For example, one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level is required to qualify for appointment at the JS-13 level. Specialized experience is defined as progressively responsible work experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities that will enable the individual to successfully perform the duties of this position, and that is typically in or related to the work of this position. TECHNICAL SKILL REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have: Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 administration. Extensive experience with the planning, implementation, and support of Office 365 and Hybrid-Office 365 implementations, Active Directory Synchronization, or Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). Advanced knowledge of securing Microsoft 365 enterprise and hybrid environments, including protection for identity, endpoints and data, implementing and managing security and compliance solutions. Demonstrated experience with Exchange Online including delegation rights, distribution lists, content searches, and eDiscovery. Demonstrated experience with SharePoint online functions including the creation of site collections, applications, permissions and end user training. Experience and knowledge planning and implementing the deployment of new software outside the Office 365 realm. Proficiency in supporting Windows Server environments, including Active Directory, Group Policy, patching and monitoring. Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze and resolve complex technical issues. Experience providing End-User technical assistance and application training. Ability to research and recommend new business software and applications. Experience with implementing stringent system security controls. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively. PREFERRED SKILLS Highly competitive applicants will have the following: Knowledge of, and experience with, PowerShell. Experience with Microsoft Group Policies. Experience with Windows desktop provisioning and deployment. IT Security certifications/credentials (e.g., CISSP, CISA, CISM, SSCP). Microsoft Windows/Active Directory experience/certifications (e.g., MCSE, MCSA, MTA). Microsoft Office 365 certifications (e.g., Microsoft 365 ENTERPRISE ADMINISTRATOR). Experience with Identity and Access management in support of two-factor authentication, user roles, and user access. BENEFITS The Commission participates in the following federal benefits: The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program The Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) The Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) program Federal Retirement Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) The Federal Leave Program In addition, the Commission participates in the Judiciary’s Flexible Spending Program for dependent care, health care, and commuter reimbursement, the government-wide Long Term Care Insurance Program, unemployment, and workers’ compensation benefits. The Commission is conveniently located next to Union Station on Capitol Hill, and is easily accessible by public transportation, including the Metro, and the MARC and VRE commuter trains. In addition to the federal benefits package, the Commission’s location in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building offers various amenities such as a health unit, credit union, day care center, cafeteria, and free on-site fitness center. The Commission offers a monthly transit subsidy to employees who use mass transit to commute to and from work, subject to the availability of funds. The Commission offers alternative work schedules (AWS), which are fixed work schedules that enable full-time employees to complete the basic 80-hour biweekly work requirement in less than 10 workdays. The Commission offers regular telework (not full-time) to employees in positions deemed eligible by the staff director and who meet the requirements of an approved telework arrangement in which an employee performs official duties at home or at an approved telework site. The Commission also offers training opportunities to employees through LinkedIn Learning, and the Judiciary’s Online University, which offers academic credit and professional credit programs through web-based learning. These training tools assist Commission employees with taking online courses in a flexible way, by offering training courses in the areas of: staff training and development; credit toward undergraduate degree programs; continuing education and non-credit certificate programs; executive education; contract training; credit credentials courses for continuing professional education and credit for individuals who hold credentials and achieve certifications associated with several globally-recognized sponsored organizations.
The Commission is looking for an Information Technology Specialist (Software) with extensive experience with Microsoft Office 365 administration and application knowledge to assist in the daily Information Technology needs of the agency, as well as long term planning for future growth. This position requires a balance of knowledge, ingenuity, and ability, with a constant emphasis on security.