Information Technology Specialist (Security)

Wallops Island, Virginia
Feb 07, 2023
Feb 08, 2023
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time

The incumbent is a recognized expert in software development and security engineering within the Judiciary. They have a strong background in application development, extending security frameworks by integrating third-party Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), and automating routine processes. The incumbent will perform various duties under the direction and guidance of the Systems Team Lead and the Chief, Security Mission Integration.

The incumbent is responsible for enhancing the capabilities of the Judiciary's Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system through development of custom components and improving the effectiveness of the judiciary's security program by leveraging automation and orchestration. The candidate should have experience developing unit-tests to validate code functionality, developing front-end user interfaces based on customer requirements, and automating mundane/repeatable tasks through code and automation platforms.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Transitioning manual security workflows into fully automated ones by leveraging existing API.
  • Maturing Information Technology Security Office's security capabilities by leveraging disparate datasets to improve the analytic capability for hard-to-detect cyber security threats across the enterprise.
  • Developing new capabilities and APIs in response to customer requirements for improved data exchanges and analytic workflows.
  • Developing and modeling new workflows to simplify threat detection and improve analytic capabilities.
  • Visualizing data exchanges in the most effective way possible for a given project or question.
  • Creating Key Performance Indicator (KPI) and other metrics that communicate the effectiveness of automation efforts to leadership.
  • Working both individually and in a collaborative manner with a team.

  • 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:

    1. Experience in software and application development.
    2. Experience in security engineering.

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

    Applicants with the following degrees highly desirable:

    Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Data Science, or other relevant degree from fully accredited university.

    Applicants with the following certifications are highly desirable:

    Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)
    Other relevant cybersecurity certification


    This position does not require education to qualify.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.