Job Overview


The USITC is an independent Federal agency that adjudicates import injury cases and provides the President and Congress with high quality analysis and technical support on international trade, tariff, and competitiveness issues.

Here, you will find a dynamic work environment, multi-disciplinary teams working on a variety of projects and products, a dedication to develop your technical skills, and a commitment to provide balance between your work and your personal life.

This position is also being announced through merit promotion procedures under MPPA-14-034-JAS.  Candidates who wish to be considered under both the Direct Hire Authority (US Citizens) and Merit Promotion Procedures must apply to both announcements. 

This position will be located in the U.S. International Trade Commission, Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Office of Enterprise Security Management (ESM).  This division manages risk to the Commission’s data, information systems and networks, authorizes systems, monitors systems for threats, conducts incident response activities and is responsible for information security training in fulfillment of the Commission's information security program as required by the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA).

Are you an experienced IT Leader with extensive experience managing and protecting an organization's information assets?  If yes, USITC is looking for you!  We're seeking a highly-qualified individual to assist our agency with addressing the multitude of threats in the rapidly-changing field of information/cyber security.  

Someone who is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP), or equivalent is highly desirable.

NOTE:  This position is being recruited using a Direct Hiring Authority.  The "How You Will Be Evaluated" section has been updated to reflect the method we will use to evaluate and review your application.


As the Agency’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), you will oversee critical information security programs for the agency; serve as the senior advisor to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) regarding development, publication, and implementation of information security policies, standards, and guidance; coordinate security assessments and audits of major IT systems; and supervise other IT security professionals by assigning projects and tasks, preparing performance plans and performs performance appraisals, approving work schedules, leave, and overtime, and  resolving conflicts and taking disciplinary action when required.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No