<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />Incumbent will serve as a Network Administrator in OISM for NIST in Gaithersburg, MD.<br /><br /><strong> Satisfactory completion of pre-employment medical examination and drug test is required. </strong><br /><br /><strong>Your application package may be shared with other selecting officials at NIST with opportunities like the one you are applying to. Additional selections may be made through this vacancy. </strong><br /><br />This notice is under direct-hire authority to recruit new talent to occupations for which NIST has a severe shortage in.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />Incumbent will serve as a Network Administrator in the IT Security and Networking Division of the Office of Information Systems Management (OISM) for the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD. Primary responsibility is to administer, support, optimize, and troubleshoot components of the NIST Boulder Physical Access Control System (PACS) Network and the NIST Gaithersburg Enterprise Network to ensure high levels of availability and security. This includes design, deployment and ongoing support of the enterprise cable plant, enterprise routing and switching, wireless, DNS, network access control, and network monitoring.<br /><br />IT Specialist (Network Service) responsibilities include performing standard configuration, management, and maintenance tasks for related systems. Review system log messages regularly and address any abnormalities. Replace aging equipment as defined by a 5-year equipment refreshment plan. Perform and test system configuration backups and restores to ensure system recovery from error or outage. Review and deploy system releases and vendor-supplied patches according to best practices. Anticipate, mitigate, identify, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware and software problems on all systems.<br /><br />Collaborate in the identification of critical requirements and information technology management practices, challenges, and solutions. The incumbent will participate in the planning and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure system provisioning and maintenance that is consistent with OISM goals, industry best practices, and regulatory requirement.<br /><br />This position will require the incombent to obtain and hold at TS/SCI security clearance at the expense of the Government.<br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – Occasional travel may be required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 04 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>You must be a U.S. citizen</li> <li>You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov)</li> <li>You must be suitable for Federal Employment</li> <li>You must meet the physical requirements of this position</li> <li>You must be able to pass a drug test</li> <li>You must have a current Cisco CCNA certification or higher</li> </ul> <br /><br /><strong> Specialist: If there are Physical Requirements for this announcement please use this statement: Satisfactory completion of pre-employment medical examination is required. </strong><br /><br />Applicants must meet requirements by the closing date of this announcement.<br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>Basic Requirements: </strong><br /><br /><strong>Education:</strong> <br /><br />Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree<br /><br /><strong>OR</strong><br /><br />3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree<br /><br /><strong>OR</strong><br /><br />Experience: Experience must be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate. IT-related experience must demonstrate:<br /><br />1. Attention to Detail – Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.<br />2. Customer Service – Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.<br />3. Oral Communication – Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.<br />4. Problem Solving – Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.<br /><br /><strong>AND</strong><br /><br /><strong>In addition to the basic requirements</strong> , Applicants must also have 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS 9 (ZP II at NIST) level. Specialized Experience is defined as experience in performing network move/add/change tasks and configuring Cisco network equipment as well as experience in enterprise network administration.<br /><br /><strong>*Selective Factors*</strong><br /><br />Applicant must have a Cisco CCNA certification or higher <br /><br />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.<br /><br />Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains Federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the OPM website located at http: /www.opm.gov/qualificatio <br /><br />Applicants may request reconsideration of their qualifications determination within three business days from the date their applicant status was changed. Applicants should email the Agency Contact listed in this vacancy announcement with their written request listing the announcement number; explaining why the original determination was improper; what factors were not considered; and, should provide any other pertinent information that would enable reevaluation. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />A one to three year probationary period may be required.<strong> <br /><br /></strong> This position is covered by an Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS). This system replaces the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and grade with career paths and pay bands. For information regarding how the pay bands correspond to the General Schedule, click here. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications. Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, salary, duties performed for each position, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level/pay band. Please also include in your resume a list of all publications and patents/patent applications on which you are a named inventor and provide the title and patent/patent application number for each. Qualified candidates will be considered in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Direct Hire Guidelines. Veterans' Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures. Selections made under this notice will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. You may not be considered for the position if any part of the application is incomplete. Your application may not receive appropriate consideration without the required supporting documentation. <br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Sensitive Compartmented Information <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><strong>What documents do I need to submit?</strong> In addition to your resume, you must submit a copy of your transcripts to document that you have met the education requirement. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required prior to the final offer of employment.<br /><strong>How do I submit my documents:</strong> You may submit required and/or supplemental documents through any ONE of the following methods:<br /> <li>Upload your file(s);</li> <li>Download from your USAJOBS account;</li> <li>Fax using the on-line fax cover sheet;</li> <br />All required supporting documentation mentioned in this vacancy announcement, and all vacancy applications submitted electronically or via fax must be submitted and received by 11:59 pm ET on the closing date of this announcement. You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.<br /><br /><strong>Are you CTAP or ICTAP Eligible?</strong> If you are a Federal employee claiming special priority selection rights under DOC's Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or your Agency's Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must meet the threshold of "well qualified" for the position to receive priority consideration. DoC defines well qualified as receiving an overall score of "85". You must also submit proof that you meet the requirements of 5CFR 330.605 (a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of your agency's notice, a copy of your most recent Performance Rating and a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting current position, grade level, and the duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. For more information about CTAP and ICTAP, please refer to the following web sites: CTAP ICTAP <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.