Information Technology Specialist (Security)

Washington, D.C
May 08, 2021
May 16, 2021
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time


This position is located in the Department of Program Services (DPS), Case Management and Systems Office (CMSO), Application Support Division (ASD). The incumbent of this position will report to the CMSO IT Security Officer and is responsible for ensuring
the confidentiality, integrity and availability of systems and data.
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The incumbent serves as a cybersecurity analyst with responsibility for supporting the Case Management Systems Office (CMSO) as an Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO), responsible for security oversight of the office's cloud environment. The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating the security controls for configuring and monitoring cloud services and performing security risk analysis of cloud environments. The candidate must be familiar with cloud-specific security principles and best practices (Federal information security policies, practices, and legal requirements including FISMA, RMF, NIST, and FedRAMP). Additionally, the incumbent may have some middle management responsibilities to assist the ISO in improving the office's cybersecurity program with an emphasis on the office's cloud initiatives.

Duties of the position include, but are not limited to:
  • Designing security controls, processes, and procedures for public, private, and hybrid cloud integrations to ensure compliance with judiciary and federal guidance.
  • Analyzing security requirements for cloud implementation and integration.
  • Implementing technology solutions dedicated to data protection in the cloud.
  • Working closely with the development teams to ensure that software security practices are being implemented in all applicable environments, include public, private, and hybrid cloud.
  • Developing systems security documentation and conducting systems security evaluations, audits, and reviews of various cloud environments.
  • Performing continuous monitoring to conduct risk and vulnerability assessments of planned and installed information systems to identify vulnerabilities, risks and protection needs for public, private, and hybrid cloud environments.
  • Developing and maintaining all security artifacts required for security authorization packages and IT scorecards for cloud initiatives.
  • Reviewing and providing recommendations for corrective action and/or remediation of discovered security weaknesses for public, private, and hybrid cloud environments.
  • Developing a partnership with the enterprise IT security office and working closely with them to address the Judiciary security policies and coordinating national program security assessments for cloud initiatives.
  • Ensuring appropriate application of security policies and procedures to maintain information systems reliability and accessibility when operating in a cloud environment.
  • Providing government oversight of security processes and procedures conducted by contractor staff.
  • Escalating issues and concerns to the security team lead in a timely manner.
  • Providing regular status updates to stakeholders, including management, customers, etc. through various mediums (i.e., written reports, status meetings, etc.).
  • Performing other duties as required.

  • 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 demonstrated experience developing security plans for IT systems that anticipate, identify, evaluate, mitigate, and minimize risks associated with system vulnerabilities and ensuring procedural development and implementation are in compliance with security and organizational requirements; documenting hardware and software system security implementations (for example, hardware firmware upgrades, operating system patches and configuration changes); and developing best practices, operating procedures, and configuration guidance for cloud technologies.


    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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