Information Technology Specialist (Security)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Feb 17, 2021
Closes
Feb 24, 2021
Function
IT, Security Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Security Engineering Division within the Information Technology Security Office of the Department of Technology Services.
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Responsibilities

As an Information Technology (IT) Specialist (Security), the incumbent is a recognized IT security expert within the Judiciary with a strong background in cyber security, network security engineering, and a proven record of successfully leading security architecture activities. The incumbent will perform multiple and varying assignments under the direction of the Chief, Security Engineering Division.

The ideal candidate will have a proven record of successfully leading "hands-on" security activities, such as developing security architectures, assessing management, operational, and technical controls including using a variety of freely available and commercial toolkits to determine the technical health of a system, and providing actionable advice to improve IT security, especially early on in the systems development lifecycle (SDLC). The incumbent will ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks, and data across the SDLC, and create, promote, and adhere to standardized, repeatable processes for the delivery of security engineering services. Whether working with national program offices to create secure system boundaries for critical systems or partnering with IT stakeholders across the Judiciary to understand and implement secure design patterns, the incumbent will work diligently to educate their stakeholders and motivate them to embrace solutions that incorporate reasonable, effective, standards-based security controls.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Security Program Reporting: Analyzing, synthesizing, and reporting on the security posture of the Judiciary using data maintained by stakeholders and recorded into DTS' security risk assessment tool.
  • Development Lifecycle Outreach: Engaging with program offices in the development phase of national applications to recommend security capabilities, provide technical guidance, and identify existing security controls that can minimize risk. All recommendations are formally recorded, technically accurate, and consistent with IT security best practices.
  • Procurement Assistance: Providing technical expertise to program offices in the procurement phase regarding security-related technical evaluation criteria for new procurements.
  • Physical Security Coordination: Forming a liaison with the security and facilities staff to share information regarding assessments, cyber threat intelligence, and integration with cyber security architectures.
  • Technical Expertise: Providing technical expertise combined with knowledge of the Judiciary so that new technologies and architectures are consistent with security best practices and Judiciary policies. Additionally, participating in engineering design reviews and the Judiciary's change control process to ensure changes are consistent with the Judiciary's IT security architecture, security requirements, and industry best practices.
  • Knowledge Sharing: Promoting secure engineering techniques, principles, architectures, and designs both within ITSO and with the various constituencies it serves. Techniques for doing so include, but are not limited to, authoring white papers, creating and delivering presentations, conducting webinars, and publishing articles to various Judiciary newsletters.


  • Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    00

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment


    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 Administrative Office of the US Courts. In instances where non-citizens are considered for hire into temporary or any other position with non competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO's Human Resources Office that 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 United States and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at http://ww.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/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 a FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
  • All new AO employees must 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.
  • Relocation expenses may be provided, but only if authorized by the Director of the AO.


  • 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 in ALL of the following:
  • Working in security on enterprise scale projects;
  • Using automated IT risk management systems;
  • Working with and influencing various business and technical groups to align security strategies with mission support requirements; and
  • Designing security architecture roadmaps and documenting architectural decisions.
  • Applicants with the following certifications are highly desirable:
    • ISC2 CISSP or similar certification; or
    • ISACA CRISC or similar certification.


    Education

    This position does not require education to qualify.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, we will evaluate your application package, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.

    You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume and/or narrative responses, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Failure to submit the mandatory narrative responses will result in not receiving full consideration and/or rating credit. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you, withdrawing an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    For this job announcement the following documents and/or information are required:
    • Resume - Any written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications.
    • Citizenship - Include country of citizenship on resume.
    • Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) - All applicants outside of the AO must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 to verify current or former Federal employment status.
    • Veterans Preference documentation - Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214), if applicable Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (SF-15) and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying to the veteran's present receipt of compensation.


    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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