Information Technology Specialist (Security)

Washington, D.C
Nov 24, 2021
Dec 02, 2021
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time

As an Information Technology (IT) Specialist (Security) within the Information Technology Security Office (ITSO), 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 and engineering activities. The incumbent will have a firm understanding of risk management principles and mitigation strategies. This position is not related to an Information System Security Officer (ISSO) position or to an assessment/compliance position. The incumbent will perform multiple and varying assignments under the direction of the Chief, Security Engineering Division.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. 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 management tools. This includes the data mining and analysis of asset, configuration, and vulnerability status of judiciary systems.
2. System Development Lifecycle Outreach: Engaging with program offices in the development phase of national applications to recommend security architecture, requirements, and capabilities; providing engineering technical guidance, and identifying existing security controls that can minimize risk.
3. Procurement Assistance: Providing technical expertise to program offices in the procurement phase regarding security-related architecture and engineering technical evaluation criteria for new procurements.
4. Cyber Security Coordination: Performing as a liaison with other cyber security and facilities organizations (both internal and external) to share information regarding enterprise risk issues, cyber threat intelligence, and integration with cyber security architectures.
5. 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.
6. 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.


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 an 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.

  • 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 must demonstrate ALL areas defined below:
  • Working on enterprise scale projects related to IT security.
  • Using enterprise security tools to address a security vulnerability or problem that you encountered in the past.
  • Applicants with certifications from any of the following organizations are highly desirable:



    This position does not require education to qualify.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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