Information Technology Specialist (Information Security)

Washington D.C.
Aug 03, 2017
Aug 25, 2017
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time

About the Agency

The position is located in the Office of the Director, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia. The agency is responsible for providing community supervision for offenders on parole, probation and supervised release in the District of Columbia. Working closely with other criminal justice organizations and community leaders, CSOSA provides the full range of comprehensive services to increase public safety, prevent crime, reduce recidivism and support the fair administration of justice. The Information Security Unit is responsible for the Agency information security program that enables CSOSA to maintain the necessary ongoing awareness of information security, vulnerabilities, and threats to support organizational risk management decisions. In addition, the Information Security Office ensures appropriate safeguards and countermeasures are implemented for protecting CSOSAs sensitive information and information systems that are relied upon to achieve the agencies mission and support business operations. The incumbent of this position is responsible for assisting the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in executing the assurance responsibilities through the continuous monitoring of security controls deployed across CSOSA business and CSOSA information systems, and ensuring the security and risk posture is maintained, a core underpinning of the CSOSA Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) program that further enables CSOSA to respond effectively and efficiently to the risk of emerging cyber threats.

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on

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There is no education substitution for the required qualifications.

Drug Testing: Appointment may be subject to random drug testing after selection.

A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation, drug testing, and favorable adjudication.
Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

Selective Service Registration: As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

U.S. Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals.

Appointment may require completion of a one-year probationary period.

Performs other duties as assigned.

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(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

Serves as the Agency Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) responsible for ensuring the Agency Information Security Program requirements are planned and implemented across the General Support System, and mission critical and non-critical business applications, internal and external.
Oversees and manages all external audits, security assessments, and penetration testing activities. Conducts scheduled or ad-hoc compliance reviews, internal audits and ongoing monitoring activities (where applicable).
Provides technical assistance to remediate critical vulnerabilities and security weaknesses through the completion of Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms). Conducts and documents risk and vulnerability assessments of planned and installed IT systems to determine level of risk to confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Agency systems and data.

Serves as the liaison for DHS Shared Cybersecurity Services Program, including the coordination of deployment, training, and implementation of data feeds, tools, and services. Coordinates, collects, and tracks data/responses to Annual FISMA CIO Metrics, DHS CDM Program Office, and other Government-wide Initiatives and/or Agency-specific Data Calls.
Participates in software development projects by guiding software developer in applying security engineering principle throughout the system development life cycle, to include requirements definition, analysis, design/architecture, development, and testing for new systems or major enhancements to existing systems.

Reviews and recommends approval of preliminary and detailed systems designs/architecture to ensure alignment with security requirements and compliance Agency IT security policies, procedures, and guidance.

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