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Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (Security)

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Oct 5, 2023

The incumbent is a recognized cyber security expert with a proven record of successfully managing tier 3 level support to defensive cyber operations in a 24/7 environment. Must have a proven record of successfully leading digital forensics threat hunting at a national level, and extensive experience managing, developing, and mentoring federal and contract personnel conducting defensive cyber operations.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Providing actionable intelligence to leadership on threats against U.S. Court members, systems, and networks in support of informed, strategic incident response.
  • Conducting in-depth root cause analysis on key security incidents to ascertain timeline and threat.
  • Performing data analysis germane to the discovery of potentially malicious or statistically unusual patterns.
  • Safeguarding security, confidentiality, and integrity of US court information systems by detecting vulnerabilities and profiling / discovering threats.
  • Identifying and removing Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) within judiciary network by coordinative key threat-hunting operations using strategic adversary tactics and techniques.
  • Utilizing adversarial techniques to avoid detection, pivot, extract data, and examine security measures in emulation of malicious actors.
  • Developing and implementing proactive strategies to defend the judiciary from emerging and existing threats and address capability gaps in SOC's incident response process.
  • Developing technical articles and host webinars supporting Judiciary security awareness.
  • Maintaining and enhancing the security roadmap used to provide technical, personnel and procedural growth.
  • Interfacing with clients and management to understand their security needs and overseeing the development and implementation of procedures to accommodate them.
  • Planning, scheduling, assigning, and directing staff on technical and operational projects and during regular departmental activities as well as participating in federal recruitment and contract management activities.
  • Conducting liaison activities across functional teams.
  • Providing senior technical guidance to staff.
  • Providing timely, clear, technically accurate notification to impacted judiciary stakeholders of the risk potential associated with IT security events and options for remediation.
  • Interfacing with clients and management to understand their security needs and overseeing the development and implementation of procedures to accommodate them.
  • Providing senior technical guidance to staff.
  • Performing the tasks and meet the skills, knowledge and abilities as described in NIST Special Publication 800-181 National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework for the roles of Threat/Warning Analyst (AN-TWA-001), Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst (IN-FOR-002), Research & Development Specialist (SP-TRD-001), and Executive Cyber Leadership (OV-EXL-001).

  • 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 performing defensive cybersecurity operation duties to include detecting and responding to cyber-attacks, managing large scale incident response efforts, and addressing vulnerabilities across a large enterprise.

    Applicants with the following certifications/experiences are highly desirable:
    • CompTIA CASP
    • GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst Certification (GCIA)
    • Certified Ethical Hacker
    • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
    • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    • Equivalent certifications


    This position does not require education to qualify.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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