This position is located within the Technology Solutions Office (TSO) of the Department of Technology Services (DTS).Learn more about this agency
As an IT Specialist (Security) the incumbent is a recognized IT security expert within the Judiciary with a strong background in cloud, cybersecurity, security tool usage, and network security engineering and a proven record of successfully leading security architecture activities.
The incumbent will be responsible for the cybersecurity of the TSO program office. The incumbent will be effective in assisting program managers and system owners by providing actionable advice to improve IT security, especially early 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 and 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 incumbents 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:
- Supervisory: The incumbent will be responsible for supervising both federal employees and contractors in support of these responsibilities.
- Serving as the TSO ISO: Responsible for all TSO systems throughout the JISF framework lifecycle to include artifact generation, Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&M) tracking, and participating in all phases of the JISF. Provides monthly risk assessment and continuous monitoring scoring of TSO systems to the TSO Office Chief and system owners.
- Security Program Reporting: Analyzing, synthesizing, and reporting on the security posture of TSO systems using data maintained by stakeholders and recorded into various DTS' security tools.
- Development Lifecycle Outreach: Engaging with TSO programs managers throughout the SDLC of potential TSO sponsored national applications/solutions 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 TSO in the procurement phase regarding security related technical evaluation criteria for new procurements.
- 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. This position will participate in the Engineering Review Change Advisory Board (ERCAB) process as a voting member.
- Knowledge Sharing: Promoting secure engineering techniques, principles, architectures, and designs both within TSO 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.
- Stakeholder Engagement and Collaboration: Leading and working with diverse stakeholder groups ensuring proper implementation of technical standards and best practices.
- Documentation: Developing policies, plans and procedures for TSO in alignment with security best practices and Judiciary policies. Preparing and providing input to reports and other detailed IT documents (user guides, engineering documentation, etc.) delineating implications, impediments, making recommendations, and presenting solutions to eliminate redundancy, and supporting management strategies.
- Risk Analysis: Conducting risk and impact analysis of system, network and application for current and new technologies.
- Vulnerability and Risk Management: Supervising periodic, internal security assessments of TSO systems and serving as the primary point-of-contact for all external security assessment engagements. Managing protective and corrective measures for discovered and reported cybersecurity incidents and vulnerabilities. Tracking vulnerability findings and recommendations and ensuring appropriate mitigations.
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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.
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- 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.
QualificationsApplicants 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:
- Applying risk management processes, and cybersecurity and privacy principles on enterprise scale projects.
- Designing security architecture roadmaps and documenting architectural decisions.
- Serving as a subject matter expert on cloud security engineering and architecture.
- Industry certification as a cloud enterprise architect.
- CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional
- CISM - Certified Information Security Manager
- CEH - Certified Ethical Hacker
- CRISC - Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control
- Master's degree in software engineering or computer science
This position does not require education to qualify.
The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
How You Will Be Evaluated
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.
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Drug test required
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- 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.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 04/15/2021 to receive consideration.
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- Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11065448
Agency contact information
AddressDepartment of Technology Services
One Columbus Circle, NE
Washington, DC 20544
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