JOB: Information Technology Specialist, Supreme Court of the United States

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    Patrick Fiorenza

    Job Title: Information Technology Specialist (Data Management)

    Department: Judicial Branch

    Agency: Supreme Court Of The United States

    Job Announcement Number: SCUS-517815-IT


    $74,872.00 – $115,742.00 /year


    Thursday, August 11, 2011 to Thursday, August 25, 2011




    Full Time Excepted Service Permanent




    1 vacancy – Washington DC Metro Area, DC


    United States Citizens


    This position is a full-time position at the Supreme Court of the United States, in Washington, DC

    Current technologies deployed at the Court include: Microsoft Windows Server 2000, 2003, and 2008, and Windows 7 desktop operating systems, Microsoft SQL Server 2000, 2005 and 2008, Microsoft IIS 6.0/7.0, Microsoft Office Suite 2010, Microsoft .NET, SharePoint, ASP, COM+ and Microsoft Access database applications.

    Closing Date: Thursday, August 25, 2011, 11:59 PM


    • U.S. Citizenship
    • Meet experience requirements (See Qualifications and Evaluations)
    • Security background check


    Additional Duty Location Info:

    1 vacancy – Washington DC Metro Area, DC

    The successful candidate will perform the full range of tasks and activities involved in administering and deploying database applications for the Supreme Court’s internal users. The successful candidate will administer the Court’s MS SQL Servers, work with the software developers in designing and developing SQL based applications and work with the server administrators in maintaining and upgrading the database servers.

    Qualifications and Evaluations


    Candidates must have a college degree (Computer Science or related preferred). Candidates must possess good communications skills and an aptitude for gathering software requirements and providing technical assistance to computer users.
    Candidates must have at least 3 years of experience with administration and coding of Microsoft SQL Server database applications. Candidates with additional experience in Microsoft.NET, SharePoint 2007/2010, VB.NET, C#, JavaScript, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Team Foundation Server are preferred. Some Windows server administration experience is a plus.
    Employment is subject to the successful completion of a security background check.


    We will review and assess your application package in comparison with the posted qualifications for the position.

    Benefits and Other Info


    The successful candidate would be working with a small group of highly skilled and motivated technical staff. The Court provides appropriate in-house and outside third-party technical training. Each member of the development staff is provided with his/her own subscription to MSDN; access to Microsoft’s highest level of technical support (Premier Support for Developers); an in-house library of up-to-date commercially available technical books and software; a technical lab for development and testing of software applications; and a fully equipped computer training room. In addition, the Court provides all employees free access to an exercise facility/weight training room.

    Working for the Supreme Court of the United States offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. Additional benefits include flexible spending accounts, long term care insurance, and the SmartTrip transit subsidy.


    Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959 , you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See

    How To Apply


    Applicants for vacancy #484344 should not re-apply.

    To apply for this position, you must submit a completed occupational questionaire (see below).

    You must complete, print and sign the OF-306 form, then upload it along with your resume and cover letter. These three documents are required and must be received by the closing date, Thursday, August 25, 2011, in order to be considered. Please submit only these required documents.

    There are two ways to apply. Most people prefer Option 1 – Application Manager.

    Option 1: Application Manager

    To Apply On-line:

    Use Application Manager for convenience and quickest processing. Track your progress to a Complete application package using the My Application Packages checklist and status displays in Application Manager. Your Application Package status must be Complete by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, August 25, 2011.

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button (above, right) to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

    Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 517815. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    Option 2: If it is not possible for you to use Application Manager, you can write your answers on paper. Follow these steps:

    1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire,
    2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire, and
    3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


    The following documents are required:

    1. Completion of the on-line Questionnaire

    2. OF-306

    3. A resume

    4. A cover letter


    Personnel Office
    Phone: (202)479-3404
    Email: [email protected]
    Agency Information:
    Supreme Court of the United States
    Office of Budget and Personnel
    One First Street NE
    Washington, DC 20543


    Upon submission, you will receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt of your application. Please be advised that your application will not be considered complete unless all of the required documents have been received.

    All applicants will be notified once a selection has been made.

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