Information Technology Branch Manager – Cybersecurity Operations

Washington D.C.
Jan 05, 2023
Feb 09, 2023
IT, Management
Full Time

IT Branch Manager #177

WORK HOURS:  8:00AM - 5:30PM
Pay Band: SAA-13 - $119903-$179152
Remote Work Status: Remote / FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date Range: 1/3/2023-1/17/2023
This vacancy announcement closes at 7pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

Information Technology Branch Manager – Cybersecurity Operations
The U. S. Senate is seeking an Information Technology Branch Manager to support its Cybersecurity program. The successful applicant will work as the manager of the Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC), Cyber Threat Intelligence Cell (CTIC) and Cybersecurity Systems staffs supporting a 24x7x365 operational capability to proactively detect, react and recover from the advanced cyber threat.

Responsibilities will include:
• Lead government and contractor staff to proactively detect, react and recover Senate-based systems, data and users from the advanced Cyber threat.
• Leverage the tools defined below in the “Desired (Additional) Skills” to lead a team to implement real-time mitigation strategies.
• Develop metrics to measure effectiveness of the Cybersecurity program.
• Train/ensure training for CSOC and CTIC staff to ensure they are able to detect, react and recover to the Cyber adversary.
• Develop, implement and maintain a training/certification program for CSOC, CTIC and Systems staff.
• Develop, implement and maintain Standard Operating Procedures for the CSOC, CTIC and Systems staff.
• Develop metrics from the CTIC capability to establish Cyber adversary profiles; develop metrics from the CTIC to determine predictability models of the Cyber adversary.
• Prepare and maintain CSOC, CTIC and Systems status reports on a regular basis or as needed.

Desired (Additional) Skills:
• Operational experience working with current and next generation cybersecurity defense capabilities
• Current operational experience with offensive and/or defensive Cyber operations
• Current in understanding, executing and leading Cyber Security Operations Centers
• Current in understanding, executing and leading Cyber Threat Intelligence Teams
• Current in leveraging Cyber Threat Intelligence data to develop indicators of compromise and mitigation strategies
• Current in understanding of executing and/or leading Red, Blue and Penetration testing/Vulnerability assessment teams to assess enterprise networks.
• Understand Risk Management Framework methodologies (National Institute of Standards and Technology Risk Management Framework and the Information Systems Auditing and Control Association)

Note: The U.S. Senate is unable to pay either interviewing or moving expenses.
Submit a cover letter, resume, and SAA Employment Application to Human Resources, Office of the Sergeant at Arms.

 Job Description
This is managerial and administrative work planning, organizing and managing a major information technology or telecommunications branch within the SAA. Work includes planning, defining and prioritizing work of several units; directing and managing professional and technical staff; developing, in conjunction with other department management, branch policies and procedures; and developing and monitoring budgets. Position is responsible for assisting in the formulation of department strategic and tactical plans and participates in the Senate strategic planning effort. Work is performed with considerable latitude to establish and direct work to meet organizational objectives. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Director.

Examples of Work
Manages the daily operations of the branch, including setting priorities, allocating resources, managing personnel and providing general oversight of projects. Manages and supervises staff recruitment, training, motivation and performance evaluation. Works with customers to develop new requirements, resolves complaints, provides information and responds to requests; serves as technical advisor to the Director on matters pertaining to the branch. Develops strategic and operational plans; provides project direction, coordination and resource allocation. Develops, implements and monitors the branch budget and budget expenditures; develops budget forecasts; provides input into budget testimony. Prepares and maintains status reports; approves purchases; and performs related administrative requirements. Develops standards for technical performance of information technology or telecommunications outsourcing; conducts regular reviews of vendor’s contract performance. Represents the SAA in meetings and activities with senior management of other Senate or legislative branch organizations. Participates in user groups, task forces, and steering committee activities with other Senate or legislative branch organizations. Establishes policies and practices governing the operation, services and staff of the branch. Serve as the Director in his/her absence.

Minimum Qualifications

Work requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems/Computer Science, Telecommunications or a related technical field; and eight to ten years of experience in information technology or telecommunications management; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills:

  • Knowledge of current and emerging technologies and principles of information technology or telecommunications management.
  • Knowledge of capabilities and requirements of various computer platforms in centralized, distributed, client server and stand alone operating environments.
  • Knowledge of the current principles and practices of public administration, including governmental procurement, contracting, personnel, and capital project management.
  • Knowledge of project life cycle methodologies.
  • Ability to define strategic plans and objectives.
  • Ability to analyze complex issues and make recommendations for action.
  • Ability to plan, direct, manage, and supervise programs and activities of several technical units.
  • Ability to plan, assign and review the work of technical, professional and managerial personnel.
  • Ability to manage multi-million dollar annual budgets.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Senate office and committee staffs, the public, and SAA directors, managers, supervisors, and subordinates.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

Work requires extended periods of confined sitting and hand-eye coordination working with computers. Expected to work unusual and perhaps unexpected hours during a COOP event.

Licenses, Certification and Other Requirements
This position requires that the applicant obtain and maintain an applicable U.S. Government security clearance. Applicants must be U.S. citizens in order for the SAA to submit your application for a security clearance. This position requires the incumbent to be available at all times for sudden recall in response to emergency events affecting the Senate campus/community, and to potentially deploy to alternate sites in support of the Senate’s contingency operations. For education requirements please see Minimum Qualifications.

Conditions of Employment
To be employed by a Senate employing office in a paid position in the continental United States an individual must:
1. Be a U.S. citizen;
2. Be lawfully admitted for permanent residence and seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3)(B);
3. Be (i) admitted as a refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157 or granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. § 1158 and (ii) have filed a declaration of intention to become a lawful permanent resident and then a citizen when eligible; or
4. Owe allegiance to the U.S. (i.e., qualify as a non-citizen U.S. national under federal law).

Employment is contingent on background / security investigation results.  


The SAA provides a highly competitive benefits package for all SAA staff. Our benefits extend beyond health care coverage to help provide employees with student loan reimbursement, professional development, transportation subsidy, TSP/retirement savings, access to our Employee Assistance Program, and more! For more information regarding SAA’s benefits, please visit .


If you are identifying as veterans' preference eligible under the VEOA, please use this link  to complete your application for Veterans' Preference AFTER you apply for this position. The link will also be available on the "Thank You" page after you have submitted your job application.

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