Information Technology Specialist (Security)

Washington, D.C
Oct 05, 2022
Oct 07, 2022
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time

The IT Specialist (Security) is a recognized IT security and strategic intelligence expert within the federal government with a strong background in cyber threat intelligence, strategic intelligence, and the intelligence planning process. The incumbent will collaborate across government and industry to support the federal judiciary and leverage national resources and the intelligence community to defend against potential cyberattacks.

In addition, the IT Specialist (Security) will serve as a strategic intelligence team lead and is responsible for promoting, developing, and updating threat profiles associated with the United States Federal Courts. The specialist will assist in the development of priority intelligence requirements (PIRs), associated collection plans, and the development of relevant and actionable threat intelligence.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Critically analyzing operational cyber data for the purpose of identifying potential future adversarial actions.
  • Developing cyber intelligence products that include timely technical assessments and recommendations.
  • Applying expert knowledge about judiciary-specific critical assets to a wide variety of threat scenarios.
  • Developing and updating of priority intelligence requirements.
  • Developing and updating of collection plans.
  • Developing of technical gap analysis for collection plans.
  • Constructing link analysis graphs.
  • Developing mitigation strategies.
  • Facilitating technical exchange meetings with partner government agencies.
  • Developing and reviewing Threat Intelligence Reports (TIRs).
  • Curating threat intelligence feeds.
  • Marketing research for threat intelligence tools.
  • Providing weekly status report production and review.
  • Managing contract personnel supporting judiciary cyber intelligence services.
  • Researching and evaluating of new and emerging cyber capabilities and services.
  • Coordinating and collaborating with federal, state and local government partners and commercial vendors.

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the AO. If non-citizens are considered for hire into a temporary or any other position with non-competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO Human Resources Office there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at USAJOBS Help Center | Employment of non-citizens / . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification .
  • All new AO employees will be required to complete an FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
  • New employees to the AO will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights/responsibilities, visit .
  • All new AO employees are required to identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
  • You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment.
  • If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.

  • Qualifications

    Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

    Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience, which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is demonstrated experience providing strategic cybersecurity intelligence to protect an organization against potential cyberattacks.

    Your resume must show clear and convincing evidence of the specialized experience requirements. We will not make assumptions.

    Applicants with the following certifications/experiences are highly desirable:
    • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
    • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
    • Similar cybersecurity certification.


    This position does not require education to qualify.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.