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Job opening: Information Technology Specialist (Computer Specialist)

Salary: $55 815 - 86 750 per year
City: Oakdale
Published at: Feb 15 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
Corrections professionals who foster a humane and secure environment and ensure public safety by preparing individuals for successful reentry into our communities. Our highly-skilled, diverse, and innovative workforce creates a strong foundation of safety and security. Through the principles of humanity and normalcy, we develop good neighbors.


Assists in coordination of personal computer service, maintenance and training throughout the institution. Provides basic and advanced hardware and software technical support to users of personal computers and associated equipment. Provides technical support to Bureau of Prisons (BOP) data communications users. Performs diagnostics, troubleshooting and repairs on field personal computers and all related equipment. Analyzes the need for new computer equipment and recommends means of acquisition. Required to perform investigations involving staff misconduct in respect to information and computer security. Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staff correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.


  • U.S. Citizenship is Required.
  • See Special Conditions of Employment Section.


To be considered for the position, you must meet either of the following requirements: Basic Requirements: Education: GL-07: One (1) full year of graduate-level education or Superior Academic Achievement GL-09: Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree OR two (2) full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a master’s degree or equivalent graduate degree.Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study - Degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks. OR Experience: You must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below: GL-07 and GL-09: 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. Applicants qualifying based upon completion of IT certification must provide proof of completion of the program by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. AND Specialized Experience: GL-07 and GL-09: You must have one year of specialized experience at the next lower GS-grade (or equivalent). Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/ qualifications to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Such experience is typically gained in the IT field or through the performance of work where the primary concern is IT. Some examples of this qualifying experience are: GL-07: Experience performing routine tasks of establishing or resetting of accounts, passwords and unlocking accounts. Experience performing basic computer system checks for viruses, unauthorized materials and security violations. Experience providing basic assistance to staff on the operation and functions of computer equipment to include printers, scanners, modems and basic office software. Experience providing training to staff on basic computer applications utilized by the agency (i.e., Excel, Adobe, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, etc.). GL-09: Experience identifying and resolving issues and problems. Experience implementing and supporting IT security applications. Experience evaluating established methods and procedures and preparing recommendations for changes in methods and practices where appropriate. Experience assisting in development, configuration, installation and maintenance of networked systems. Experience recovering data in the event of hardware of software failure. If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities. **Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**


See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.

ONLY if education is a requirement/substitution for specialized experience, applicant MUST upload legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click Here.

Foreign Education: For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications.

Superior Academic Achievement. (S.A.A.) applicants MUST provide a transcript in order to be considered under S.A.A. 

In order to be creditable under this provision, superior academic achievement must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled.

If you are selected for this position and qualified based on education (i.e. basic education requirement and/or substitution of education), you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.


  • Address JUSTICE, BUREAU OF PRISONS Consolidated Staffing Unit 346 Marine Forces Drive Grand Prairie, Texas 75051 United States
  • Name: CSU
  • Phone: 972-352-4200
  • Email: [email protected]


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