Information Technology Administrator Job at U.S. Courts, Clarksburg, WV

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  • U.S. Courts
  • Clarksburg, WV

Job Description

Summary

The United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Information Technology Administrator in the Shared Services Information Technology Department (Chambers, Clerk's Office and Probation). The position will be based at one of our points of holding court in Clarksburg, Elkins, Martinsburg, or Wheeling, West Virginia. This position will require travel to all offices and may require further travel within the United States.

This job is open to

  • The public

    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

This announcement is for one vacancy with four possible locations.

Duties

The Information Technology Administrator coordinates and oversees the court units' information technology networks and courtroom systems for the district. The incumbent performs both routine and complex courtroom and network administration duties, including developing standards, recommending, and implementing improvements to existing courtroom and/or network infrastructures and systems, and coordinating security measures. The duties also include collaborating with supervisors, managers, executives, and judges locally as well as other court units. The Information Technology Administrator works with all court units with unique requirements; thus, must ensure all network infra-structure architecture works cohesively to meet the needs of each agency.

Representative Duties:
  • Consult with and provide advice and guidance to judges, senior managers, and staff of the courts throughout the district and the circuit on current and future courtroom and network technologies and the automation of manual court processes.Recommend strategies and developments of software and hardware solutions to enhance both existing and new courtroom and network systems.
  • Oversee and troubleshoot the day-to-day operation of applicable technology used in the court to ensure reliable and effective operation. Develop, configure and perform requisite programming, adaptations, and upgrades to accommodate local needs.
  • Design, modify, configure, install, and maintain various courtroom and network technologies, devices and services (i.e. audio/visual equipment, switches, firewalls, etc.) and support infrastructures.
  • Perform courtroom and network maintenance and system upgrades including service packs, patches, security configurations, distribution systems, and wireless systems.
  • Work within established configuration and change management policies to ensure awareness, approval and success of changes made to the courtroom and network systems and infrastructures.
  • Develop, implement, and manage large- and small-scale projects from inception to delivery, including developing complex project plans, thorough design plans, and detailed timelines.Ensure adequate resources are available, coordinate and lead project meetings, and ensure projects are delivered on time and within the confines of the project budget.
  • Participate in research and recommendations of new technologies including new mobile technology, equipment for courtroom technology environments, and data networking.
  • Develop and conduct training for judges, court management, and user community to include courtroom technology, techniques, applications, and utilization of programs.
  • Maximize network performance through monitoring, troubleshooting, scheduling upgrades, system resource utilization, and collaborating with other network staff resources that optimize performance;provide tier two and three level network support to resolve issues.
  • Perform network scheduled testing and updates as assigned to validate redundancy to provide network connectivity in accordance with district requirements; secure network by establishing and enforcing policies to define and monitor network access; track network usage and trends; create baselines for capacity planning.
  • Collaborate and maintain contact with other IT/automation court personnel at different locations and levels for the purpose of remaining knowledgeable of developments, techniques, and user programs and support team members on various projects and initiatives.
  • Prepare and maintain documentation for local networks as well as for systems acquired from outside the court or the Administrative Office; prepare and maintain technical documentation for all hardware; produce reports for any standardized and ad hoc requests for upper management.
  • Monitor, review, and analyze internal controls to ensure development projects meet or exceed established controls and separation of duties.
  • Provide on-site support for divisional offices and remote hearing locations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship required or lawful permanent residents seeking U.S. citizenship.
  • Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposit is required.
  • The selected candidate will be subject to an OPM background investigation that includes an FBI fingerprint check as a condition of employment.
  • Veterans' preference is not a factor used in Judicial Branch appointments.
  • Employees of the U.S. District Court are "At-Will" employees and are required to adhere to a Code of Conduct of Judicial Employees, which is available to candidates for review on our website at
  • Position may require travel.

Qualifications

Qualifications and Requirements: Applicants for the position should have the following qualifications and requirements:
  • Education - H.S. Diploma and three years of general experience or completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college in a related field; and
  • Three years of specialized experience - Specialized experience is progressively responsible experience, designing, implementing, or maintaining computer systems that include the completion of computer project assignments involving courtroom systems, computer programming, networking (WAN/LAN/VPN), systems integration, and information technology project management.Education at the master's degree level or two years of graduate study may be substituted for required specialized experience if obtained in a field closely related to the subject matter of this position.
Preferred Qualifications: The following qualifications and requirements are not required, but preferred qualifications for this position:

  • Prior court IT knowledge or experience.
  • Knowledge of data networking and security concepts and practices.

Education

H.S. Diploma.

Additional information

U.S. District Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Benefits

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Please read the "Next steps" section for more information.

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  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    Application for Judicial Branch Federal Employment (AO 78), a cover letter and resume with professional references.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    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.

    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.
  • How to Apply

    Application Procedure:

    Qualified applicants must submit one PDF file with a completed Application for Judicial Branch Federal Employment (AO 78), a cover letter and a resume and professional references. One PDF file should be sent to kelly_fry@wvnd.uscourts.gov

    Agency contact information

    Kelly Fry

    Email

    kelly_fry@wvnd.uscourts.gov

    Address

    US District Court, Northern District of West VA

    1125 Chapline Street

    P.O. Box 471

    Wheeling, WV 26003

    US

    Next steps

    Only the most qualified individuals will be invited for a personal interview.
  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    • Criminal history inquiries
    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Financial suitability
    • New employee probationary period
    • Privacy Act
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Selective Service
    • Signature and false statements
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

Application for Judicial Branch Federal Employment (AO 78), a cover letter and resume with professional references.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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.

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.

How to Apply

Application Procedure:

Qualified applicants must submit one PDF file with a completed Application for Judicial Branch Federal Employment (AO 78), a cover letter and a resume and professional references. One PDF file should be sent to kelly_fry@wvnd.uscourts.gov

Agency contact information

Kelly Fry

Email

kelly_fry@wvnd.uscourts.gov

Address

US District Court, Northern District of West VA

1125 Chapline Street

P.O. Box 471

Wheeling, WV 26003

US

Next steps

Only the most qualified individuals will be invited for a personal interview.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

  • Criminal history inquiries
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
  • Financial suitability
  • New employee probationary period
  • Privacy Act
  • Reasonable accommodation policy
  • Selective Service
  • Signature and false statements
  • Social security number request

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