Information Technology Specialist (Security)

Judicial Branch Washington, DC
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

This position is located within the IT Security Office (ITSO) of the Department of Technology Services. As security IT Specialist, the incumbent must 1) have a strong background in cyber security and a proven successful record leading cyber threat intelligence collection and analysis; 2) have experience leading threat intelligence activities such as, developing multi-discipline intelligence collection plan; and developing relationships with other government and industry partners.

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* Providing on-site support to cyber intelligence analysts in submitting requirements to the appropriate Commercial Industry, Other Government Agencies and Intelligence Community (IC) agencies for Human Intelligence (HUMINT) collection, Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) collection, Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) collection, Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) collection, and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) collection as it relates to the Cyber Domain.

* Identifying unsatisfied and new intelligence requirements in collaboration with other analysts in the Judiciary SOC, AO Program Offices and Court Unit Security Personnel.

* Researching, developing, drafting, coordinating, monitoring, and tasking collection requirements via one or more of the SOC operational subsystems.

* Preparing and briefing cyber intelligence analysis to provide customers and key stakeholders with a critical understanding of the cyber threat.

* Identifying cyber threat trends and proposing new or revised analytical efforts to support new developments. Taking the initiative to recommend innovative solutions to improve judgments of cyber adversary intent, and capability and opportunity analysis, and identify reliable indicators of future activity.

* Integrating intelligence and information from defensive operations and other government organizations and generates requirements to mitigate or remediate new and emerging threats to networks.

* Building liaisons and coordinating with other government agencies and industry partners to expand situational awareness and facilitate collaboration.

* Managing and modernizing the threat intelligence collection and analytic platforms utilized within the Judiciary, and evaluating new technologies for future integration.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

2210 Information Technology Management

* Requirements

Help Requirements 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.

* Subject to a background/security investigation.

* 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. This does not apply to current federal Judiciary employees.

* Relocation expenses may be provided, but only if authorized by the Director of the AO.

* The selectee of this position may be assigned to an official duty station outside the advertised area.

* More than one selection may be made from this announcement.

* All requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


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.

Basic Requirements: You must have Information Technology (IT) related experience which demonstrates proficiency in each of the following competencies:

* Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

* Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.

* Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

* Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.


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:

(1) Providing cyber security threat intelligence expertise; AND

(2) Leading intelligence analysis activities such as planning, collecting, processing, producing, and disseminating information about malicious actors.

(Resume must show clear and convincing evidence of all areas of specialized experience. We will not make assumptions.)

The following degree and/or certifications are desired but not required:

* Bachelor's degree

* CompTIA Security+

* Certified Ethical Hacker




This position does not require education to qualify.