Information Technology Specialist

Judicial Branch Washington, DC
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

This position is located in the Software Infrastructure Division (SID) within the Systems Deployment and Support Office (SDSO) of the Department of Technology Service (DTS).

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The incumbent of this position reports directly to the SDSO Application Platform Branch Chief, and serves as one of the senior application developers within the Division. The application developer works as part of a project-focused engineering team.

Candidate must have excellent communication skills for a team that may operate out of various locations. Proactive member of the development team that will be in contact with team members daily (via phone, email, or instant messaging, etc). Provides technical and administrative direction for tasks, including review of work products for correctness, compliance with industry accepted standards, FTS standards, and user standards. Major duties are:

* Participating in the development of web-based applications and/or solutions for the Federal Judiciary.

* Developing Java/J2EE including WebSphere Portlet development, Java Server Faces, and Servlet development.

* Working with Rational Application Developer 8.x or higher.

* Collaborating in the development of Web Services (Eclipse 3.x or higher) utilizing Java on a JBOSS infrastructure.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

2210 Information Technology Management

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.

* Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the Administrative Office of the US Courts. In instances where non-citizens are considered for hire into temporary or any other position with non competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO's Human Resources Office that there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.

* Subject to a background/security investigation.

* You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment. This does not apply to current federal Judiciary employees.

* Relocation expenses may be provided, but only if authorized by the Director of the AO.

* The selectee of this position may be assigned to an official duty station outside the advertised area.

* More than one selection may be made from this announcement.

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


Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

Basic Requirements: You must have Information Technology (IT) related experience which demonstrates proficiency in each of the following competencies:

* Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

* 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.

* 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.

* Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.


Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is demonstrated experience in the following areas: Java/J2EE, WebSphere Portlet Development, JSF, Servlet Development, Dojo/Ajax, Rational Application Developer 8.x or Eclipse 3.x, and Web Services Development on JBOSS.

(Resume must show clear and convincing evidence of all areas of specialized experience. We will not make assumptions.)


This position does not require education to qualify.

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