IT Security Officer - Washington #20-09

U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit   Washington, DC   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on July 25, 2020

Office of the Circuit Executive United States Courts of the District of Columbia Circuit

IT Security Officer

Job Announcement Number USCA 20-09 July 22, 2020

Position Description - The Office of the Circuit Executive for the D.C. Circuit is accepting applications for the position of IT Security Officer. This position performs professional work on all matters related to IT security including: providing IT security guidance; implementing IT security protocols, policies, and procedures; identifying IT security risks and vulnerabilities; providing IT security training and information to judges and court staff; and conducting IT security assessments for all the courts and court units in the D.C. Circuit. The incumbent also provides Help Desk support. The position is full time and is located in Washington, D.C.

Qualifications - Candidates must show experience that demonstrates the ability to: (1) analyze IT security problems and assess the practical implications of alternative solutions; (2) identify and analyze security risks and vulnerabilities and implement resolutions; (3) design security architecture roadmaps and document architecture decisions; (4) effectively communicate with others both verbally and in writing; (5) show attention to detail, establish priorities, and the ability to manage multiple tasks; and (6) be flexible, work well under pressure, and maintain a positive attitude.

Experience - A minimum of four years of general experience and three years of specialized experience including at least one year equivalent to work at the CL 29. Specialized experience must demonstrate the possession of the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of this position as described above.

Education - A bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution is required. CISSP, CISM, or similar certification is preferred.

Salary - CL 30 ($97,047 to $157,720) depending on qualifications.

Conditions of Employment - Applicants must be a United States citizen or eligible to work in the United States. Employees of the federal courts are excepted service appointments. Excepted service appointments are “at will” and may be terminated with or without good cause by the Court. The candidate selected for the position will be hired provisionally pending the results of a background investigation. Direct deposit of pay is required. Information about benefits is available at

The Circuit Executive’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.