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Supv. IT Specialist INFOSEC (Direct Hire)

Suitland, Maryland
Closing date
Oct 3, 2023

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  • Manages the day-to-day activities of a team of cyber security specialists who monitor the USCB networks 24x7 and respond to incidents.
  • Performs the Cybersecurity Operations Branch oversight activities to include project tracking schedules, risk registers, and risk and issue mitigation strategies for SOC and incident response activities.
  • Uses data collected from a variety of cybersecurity defense tools to analyze events that occur within their environments for the purposes of identifying and mitigating cyber threats.
  • Supervises and mentors' civilian staff, setting goals for performance that align with the USCB and OCIO strategic vision and objectives.


Conditions of Employment

  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Suitable for Federal employment.
  • Registered for Selective Service if applicable. (
  • Time-in-grade/band requirements must be met by closing date.
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.
  • A supervisory probationary period may be required.
  • This is a NON-BARGAINING unit position.


Specialized Experience: For the GS-14, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes: Experience in managing a 24x7 Security Operations Center (SOC) or equivalent incident response team, and Experience in using data collected from a variety of cybersecurity defense tools to analyze events that occur within their environments for the purposes of identifying and mitigating cyber threats.

In addition to the above specialized experience, your resume must demonstrate one year of Information Technology (IT) related experience in the federal service or private or public sector demonstrating the following four competencies, as defined:
    Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services. Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer.

Additional information

If hired for this position with the Census Bureau, at its headquarters office located in Suitland, Maryland, you will be expected to temporarily telework to maximum extent while the headquarters building is being renovated. Once permitted to return to the office building, you will be expected to do so within 30 calendar days of receiving notification. At that time, you may be eligible to continue to telework or work remotely two or more days a pay period consistent with the Census Bureau's flexible telework and remote work policies and approval from your supervisor.

The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.
  • VEOA
  • 30% or more disabled
  • Persons with Disabilities
  • CTAP

The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.

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