Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (Security)

Washington, D.C
Oct 07, 2022
Oct 08, 2022
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time

The incumbent serves as both a cybersecurity subject matter expert and a supervisory manager for federal staff. The incumbent must be proficient in federal contracting to create high-performing hybrid teams of federal and contractor staff. The incumbent performs multiple and varying assignments under the direction of the Chief Information Security Officer of the Information Technology Security Office (ITSO) and is responsible for leading, developing, and overseeing the delivery of the complex suite of security engineering services to a broad range of technical and non-technical stakeholders.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Enterprise Risk Management : Maintaining the judiciary enterprise risk register and tracking enterprise cybersecurity risks through mitigation and/or remediation, working with system owners, authorizing officials and technical staff to plan, program and resource resolutions to address risk.
  • Security Program Reporting : Analyzing, synthesizing, and reporting on the security posture of the judiciary using data maintained by stakeholders. Leveraging data insights to identify trends and areas for investment in national services, products, and other resources.
  • Development, Security, and Operations (DEVSECOPS): Engaging with program offices throughout their program lifecycles to recommend security capabilities, provide technical guidance, and identify existing security controls that can minimize risk. All recommendations are formally recorded, technically accurate, and consistent with IT security best practices.
  • Procurement Assistance: Providing technical expertise to program offices in the procurement phase regarding security-related technical evaluation criteria for new procurements.
  • Technical Expertise: Providing technical expertise combined with knowledge of the judiciary so that new technologies and architectures are consistent with security best practices and judiciary policies. Additionally, participating in engineering design reviews and the judiciary's change control process to ensure changes are consistent with the judiciary's IT security architecture, security requirements, and industry best practices.
  • Knowledge Sharing : Promoting secure engineering techniques, principles, architectures, and designs both within ITSO and with the various constituencies it serves. Techniques for doing so include, but are not limited to, authoring white papers, creating, and delivering presentations, conducting webinars, and publishing articles to various judiciary newsletters.
  • Resource Management : Performing all aspects of federal staff and contract management-related duties and cultivating an environment that challenges and sustains high-performing teams. Creating and managing division budgets and program plans to deliver the division's services effectively, efficiently, and successfully. Creating, promoting, and adhering to standardized, repeatable processes for the delivery of security engineering services.

  • 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 must demonstrate ALL areas defined below:
  • Working in security engineering on enterprise scale projects.
  • Leading, developing, and overseeing the delivery of the complex suite of security engineering services.
  • Supervising a team of security engineer professionals.
  • Your resume must show clear and convincing evidence of the specialized experience requirements. We will not make assumptions.

    Applicants with the following certifications are highly desirable:
    • Gold-level SANS Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
    • GIAC Certified Windows System Administrator (GCWN)
    • GIAC Certified UNIX Security Administrator (GCUX)
    • ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)


    This position does not require education to qualify.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.