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As a Supervisory IT Specialist of the Texas Water Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:
Directs IT services for the Texas Water Science Center, including remote field offices to comply with program requirements and meeting customer needs.
Supervises the IT Section staff including performance, evaluation, and employee development needs.
Evaluates the effectiveness of the Center's current network systems for security, capacity, scalability and future requirements. Recommends optimal solutions.
Reviews Center's SOPs, plans, and documentation.
Evaluates security operations ensuring Center compliance with Bureau and Department requirements.
Develops, tests, implements plans, and maintains written documentation for installing and maintaining IT physical and virtual systems, telecommunication hardware, systems software, and application programs.
25% or less - 3 nights or less
Job family (Series)
2210 Information Technology Management
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.
Selectee may be subject to serving a one-year probationary period.
Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position?
This position requires completion of a one year supervisory/managerial probationary period, if one has not previously been completed.
Because this position requires travel for official business, the selectee will be required to apply for a charge card within 30 calendar days of appointment. Individuals who have delinquent account balances from a previous Government charge card will be required to satisfy their existing obligation before a new card can be issued.
A background investigation will be required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that the email address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains active. Should your email address change, please notify the point of contact identified in the vacancy announcement as soon as possible so that we can update our system.
If you are a Federal employee applying for a promotion (under merit promotion procedures) you must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
For information on basic qualifications, which includes information on whether you may substitute education for specialized experience, please click on the following: https://www2.usgs.gov/humancapital/sw/quals/2210.html
If you are qualifying based on specialized experience, you must meet the requirements listed below and have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level. Examples include: Experience with physical Data Center management including planning and coordination of the installation, upgrade, optimization, backups, and maintenance of Data Center and field office server hardware, software, and network systems; experience with Data Center virtualization tools, technologies, and approaches including Hyper-V virtual machines and cloud storage and computing; experience with system administration of an enterprise LAN including network diagnostics, traffic pattern analysis, and overall performance including network hubs, switches, and routers, as well as network resource allocation and configuration for a public-facing DMZ in support of a reimbursable web application program; experience with formulating and executing innovative approaches for the resolution of complex and intricate hardware and application software issues and problems in developing and recommending solutions that consider time, cost, and resource availability; and experience with configuring and troubleshooting enterprise systems management tools, directory services, database platforms, and operating systems including but not limited to SCCM, BigFix, Active Directory, SQL Server, Windows, and UNIX environments.
You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.
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 directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the above requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: http://www.usgs.gov/ohr/oars/quals/foreign.html.
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