Job Overview


Do you want to perform challenging work in a collegial environment, while enjoying quality of life and a competitive compensation package? Invest in your career at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)!

The SEC's mission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. The agency seeks high-caliber professionals who share the same values of integrity, fairness, accountability, resourcefulness, teamwork, and commitment to excellence.


The SEC offers a number of enhanced pay and benefits plus the standard Federal benefits: paid dental insurance and vision insurance and increased agency subsidy for health insurance which supplements your health benefits premiums by $25 for self-only coverage, and $50 for family coverage.


The Office of Information Technology supports the Commission and staff of the SEC in all aspects of information technology. The Office has overall management responsibility for the Commission's IT program including application development, infrastructure operations and engineering, user support, IT program management, capital planning, security, and enterprise architecture. The Office operates the Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval (EDGAR) system, which electronically receives, processes, and disseminates more than 500,000 financial statements every year. The Office also maintains a very active website that contains a wealth of information about the Commission and the securities industry, and also hosts the EDGAR database for free public access.


This position is in the Information Security Office within the Office of Information Technology, located in Washington, DC.


Salary Ranges: SK-13; $96,590 - $161,141; SK-14; $110,910 - $185,027


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The Full Performance Level is at the SK-14.




The incumbent serves in the Security Operations Center to provide cyber incident and event detection, network security monitoring, intrusion investigations and cyber defense mitigation strategies.  The incumbent will serve as an Information Assurance Analyst within the Security Operations Center, responsible for monitoring and coordinating handling of cyber incidents. Your duties will include triaging and correlating cyber security incidents, performing strategic analysis, advising customers on strategies to protect and secure sensitive information and systems, malware analysis, performing vulnerability & penetration testing.  Provides technical expertise in one or more of the IT areas of security infrastructure architecture and implementation, incident management, vulnerability analysis, reverse engineering, forensics, risk management and/or audit trail analysis.