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Information Technology Specialist (Security)

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Oct 11, 2023

The incumbent will be responsible for correcting deficiencies, sustaining strengths, and focusing on performance of specific mission essential tasks list (METL) objectives in support of the judiciary's security operations center (SOC). Must have a proven record of success performing continuous improvement, identification & remediation of cyber workforce skills gaps.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Assessing and evaluating the performance of the Security Operations Center and its supporting functions by developing and measuring key performance indicators and objectives and key results to determine efficiency, effectiveness and opportunities for growth and improvement.

Conducting regular tabletop IR exercises with Security Operations Center staff as a method for improving readiness. Analyze and document strengths and weakness.

Documenting lessons learned that convey the results. Coordinate after-action reviews, identify how to correct deficiencies, sustain strengths, and focus on performance of specific mission essential tasks list (METL) training objectives.

Developing individual and organizational improvement plans based on findings and assessments to provide roadmaps for success and optimization. Enable a culture and environment of positive change and feedback.

Maintaining situational awareness to determine if changes to the operating environment require review of defensive cyber procedures. Establish and collect metrics to monitor and validate cyber workforce readiness including analysis of cyber workforce data to assess the status of positions identified, filled, and filled with qualified personnel.

Coordinating with organizational manpower stakeholders to ensure appropriate allocation and distribution of cyber workforce assets.

Creating and delivering factually accurate and compelling written and oral presentations and work products to a range of audiences from the IT practitioner to executive level management.

Supporting the Security Operations Division adversary emulation program providing validation testing of discovered vulnerabilities in support of SOC defensive operations to determine if changes to the operating environment require review of defensive cyber procedures

Overseeing the development of mitigation strategies against validated exploits to prevent future compromise.


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 working in a security operations center and providing quality assurance to improve processes.

    Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume.

    Applicants with the following IT Security certifications are highly desirable:

    GIAC Exploit Researcher and Advanced Penetration Tester (GXPN)
    GIAC Assessing and Auditing Wireless Networks (GAWN)
    Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
    Gold-level SANS GIAC Certifications
    Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    Other IT Security certification not listed above


    This position does not require education to qualify.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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