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U.S. Mint Lead Information Technology Specialist in Washington, District Of Columbia


This position is located in the United States Mint, Office of the Director, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Information Technology Directorate (ITD), the Infrastructure and Operations Support Division (IOSD). The incumbent is responsible for leading the most complex problems including restoring service through diagnosis and resolving a wide range of IT operating problems, including complex failures in critical IT systems.


This opportunity is also open toStatus eligiblesunder Announcement 21-MINT-115. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

As a Lead Information Technology Specialist, you will: Lead and support the work of the branch; provide short-term and long-range plan input for enterprise and Mint site IT infrastructure and end user IT equipment; lead the operation of owned and contracted enterprise and field site infrastructure(s); and support Mint site budget, contracts, and acquisition plans.

Lead the day-to-day IT operations, provide restoration of IT services, IT incidents through their lifecycle, and provide thorough and effective communication to users and management.

Lead functional, technical, and developmental support of, but not limited to, hardware and software solutions for Data Networks, Local Area Networks (LAN), Wireless LAN (WLAN), Telecommunications, Voice over IP (VoIP), Server Virtualization, Storage Area Networks (SAN), Antivirus, Active Directory, Server Management, RSA Encryption, Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Data Center Management, Video Teleconference (VTC), Field Site Industrial Control Systems, and the Windows End User Environment.

Lead program goals and objectives for multiyear and long range work plans and policies, as well as lead the overall work to enhance achievement of the branch’s goals and objectives. Develop and implement policy, procedures, and standards for the program.

Provide day-to-day leadership on Mint site and enterprise projects and initiatives to deliver IT services and capabilities including the development and maintenance of business case and justification documentation, project management plans and documentation, and support and training plans and documentation.


Conditions of Employment

The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.


You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience:For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12grade level in the Federal service.

Specialized experiencefor this position includes:

  • Project experience with systems with a wide variety of technologies (i.e. programming languages, frameworks, platforms, tools, databases); AND - Participating in technological planning, process evaluation, and process improvement development.

In addition to meeting specialized experience, applicants must also show proficiency in:

1) attention to detail, 2) customer service, 3) oral communication, and 4) problem solving.


Additional Information

  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.- This is a non-bargainingunit position.

  • We offer opportunities for telework.- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:- All employees are required to wear face masks while on MINT property.- A one year probationary period may be required. - Public Trust – Background Investigation will be required. - Must successfully complete a background investigation.- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with theSelective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from theForm I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.- Undergo an income tax verification.