Director of Information Technology

Washington, D.C
Nov 09, 2019
Nov 17, 2019
Executive, Director
Full Time


The United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Director of Information Technology. Reporting to the Clerk of Court, this position has broad and overarching information technology responsibilities.
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The incumbent will be responsible for the overall administration and security of classified and unclassified information technology and telephone systems, will monitor and maintain hardware and software, ensure integration and performance of all components as well as maintain the security and integrity of all systems, including passwords, virus protection and backup. The incumbent will also be responsible for the administration of courtroom technology including audio, video, court reporting and computer presentation systems.

The incumbent will develop and implement technology policies and will advise on technology spending, aligning technology with the strategic planning process. The Director of Information Technology will ensure that the Court's entire information and telecommunications systems function reliably and securely.

Serving as the point of contact and technology expert for the staff, the incumbent will be responsible for day to day operations, support and security for all Court information technology. The Director of Information Technology will work closely with the Clerk and the Judges of the Court in designing and implementing up-to-date, sophisticated information technology systems for the Court.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
15 - JS-15 (Equivalent to a GS-15).


Conditions of Employment

United States citizenship is required.

Employees are required to use Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposit.


Top Secret/SCI clearance required.

To qualify for the JSP-14, the candidate must also possess a minimum of two years of specialized experience, including at least one year equivalent to work at the JSP-13 level.

To qualify for the JSP-15, the candidate must also possess a minimum of two years of specialized experience, including at least one year equivalent to work at the JSP-14 level.

Progressively responsible substantive information technology and telecommunications experience, preferably in a court or classified environment. Must be knowledgeable about the handling of classified material and the security of information technology systems.


The successful candidate must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in information technology or a field closely related to the subject matter of the position.

Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applicants meeting all qualifications indicated above will be evaluated based upon the information provided in the application package.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents

Cover letter; AO-78, Federal Judicial Branch Application for Employment (can be downloaded from ); and resume detailing all relevant education, experience, and skills.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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