Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (Security)

Washington, D.C
Apr 07, 2021
Apr 15, 2021
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time


This position is located within the IT Security Office (ITSO) of the Department of Technology Services (DTS).
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The incumbent is a recognized cyber security expert that has extensive cyber security and network security engineering experience. Must have a proven record of successfully leading enterprise scale secure engineering initiatives and providing security expertise to the systems development lifecycle. The incumbent will perform multiple and varying assignments under the Chief Information Security Officer.

Duties may include, but are not limited to: Managing Security Program Reporting: Managing and providing analysis, synthesis, and reporting on the security posture of the Judiciary using data maintained by stakeholders and recorded into DTS' security risk assessment tool. Development Lifecycle Oversight: Managing and facilitating engagements 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. Procurement Oversight: Managing and steering division and program office level procurements by providing technical expertise regarding security-related technical evaluation criteria for new procurements. Physical Security Coordination: Liaising 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, managing SED participation 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.
  • Communicating and influencing key stakeholders in the Judiciary to encourage security-conscious decision-making by providing relevant security awareness documentation and reporting. Ensuring key metrics, reports, and documentation align with the IT Security Office's national security strategies.
  • Coordinating with other government agencies to facilitate information sharing and joint response actions for any cross-agency events.
  • Maintaining and enhancing the security roadmap used to provide technical, personnel, and procedural growth.
  • Planning, scheduling, assigning, and directing staff on technical and operational projects and during regular departmental activities and participating in federal recruitment and contract management activities.

  • Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    Promotion Potential


    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 . 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 experience directly related to:
  • Leading, developing, and overseeing the delivery of the complex suite of security engineering services, from strategic to operational; and
  • Performing supervisory functions associated with managing staff such as setting goals for performance, and organizing workflow.
  • Applicants with the following certifications are highly desirable.
    • ISC2 Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
    • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
    • Equivalent Certification


    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

    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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