IT Specialist (Systems Administration)

US Government Other Agencies and Independent Organizations Washington, DC
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This position is located in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), in the Office of Financial Systems. This team manages the development, testing, and deployment of system enhancement projects; ensuring the agency meets federal regulatory requirements. This division also provides technical and functional support for the integrated financial management systems which are collaboratively referred to as Odyssey.

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The IT Specialist (System Administration) performs the following major duties:

* Conducting configuration management, system administration, help desk support, workflow administration and auditing for Peace Corps' financial management system (Odyssey).

* Managing the change management requests, processes and code migration between the development through to testing and production environments.

* Ensuring the cohesiveness and effectiveness of approval and migration workflows by working closely with functional and technical staff and overseeing their integration into the change management process.

* Determining user access controls and auditing the environment to ensure standards are properly adhered to.

* Utilizing both technical IT skills as well as attention to detail, critical thinking and analytical abilities to effectively perform duties.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May ApplyThis job is open to…Internal agency employees; including agency temporary employees, eligible agency Expert, and eligible agency personal services contactors

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2210 Information Technology Management

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Intelligence Background Information

Peace Corps Manual Section 611 is applicable to this position. This section prohibits the employment of certain persons previously engaged in intelligence activities or connected with intelligence agencies within the past 10 years. If you have ever worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), you are not eligible for employment at the Peace Corps in any capacity, and you should not apply for employment.

PC-1336 Form: Applicants who are found to be otherwise qualified will be required to submit upon request in the future a completed PC-1336 form, or narrative signed statement, indicating whether the applicant has been involved in or has had any connection with intelligence activities or related work and, if so, the nature and dates of his or her involvement. Failure to meet this requirement will result in the applicant being rated ineligible for further consideration. If you have any other type of possible intelligence connection, your application will not be further considered until you submit this form. Except when the CIA or the National Security Agency (NSA) is involved (see below), if your connection with an Intelligence Agency involves an immediate family member who works or has worked in intelligence, the immediate family member should complete the form, not the applicant. Usually relying on memory is sufficient to answer most if not all of the questions. If you have an immediate family member who works or has worked for the CIA, you should not give them this form to complete. Please contact your relative in person—not by phone, email, social networking, or any other means that is not in person— and ask him or her to contact the Office of General Counsel at the CIA.

If your intelligence connection involves the NSA, you (or, if the connection is with a family member, that person) must contact NSA's Office of the General Counsel at 410-854-3910 before submitting this form to Peace Corps.


You must meet the specialized experience at the grade level(s) in which you choose to be considered by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of the announcement. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To ensure full credit for your experience, please indicate dates of employment by month, day, and year and the number of hours worked per week in your resume.

This vacancy is being announced at one (1) grade level:


Qualifying experience for the FP-3 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the FP-4 or GS-11/12 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. In addition to basic competencies gained through IT-related experience demonstrating attention to detail, customer service, oral communication and problem solving; the specialized experience for this position includes: Worked as part of IT department or project team that is responsible for managing change control, system auditing, and code deployment via automated systems or tools; and has experience with Oracle SQL, Oracle EBS, and HP Project and Portfolio Management Center.

In addition, eligible applicants must also meet the below Specialized Experience requirements.

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. Individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.

* 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.

Additional information on qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site at