Information Technology Security Officer

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Job location
100 East Fifth Street
Room 503
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Street address: 
100 East Fifth Street, Room 503
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Position Description: 

The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is one of twelve regional federal courts. Circuit courts hear appeals from the district (trial) courts located within their circuit, as well as appeals from decisions of federal administrative agencies. Headquartered in Cincinnati, the Court serves Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee.

The IT Security Officer performs professional work related to the operation and management of IT security policy, planning, development, implementation, training, and support for the Sixth Circuit. The incumbent provides actionable advice to improve IT security and serves as a team lead to fulfill security objectives within the court. The incumbent ensures the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks, and data. The incumbent is responsible for implementing local security policies, processes, and technologies that are consistent with the national Information Security program as well as for collaborating with other judiciary stakeholders, such as the Administrative Office and other court IT personnel, to identify and collectively advance security initiatives both within and beyond court unit boundaries. Occasional travel within and outside of the Sixth Circuit required. This position reports to the Assistant Circuit Executive for Information Technology.

Salary: $58,987 - $95,898 (CL 28 ) Salary commensurate with qualifications in accordance with U.S. Court Guidelines

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Required: At least 4 years of professional IT security experience, a strong understanding of IT security best practices, and demonstrated ability to analyze, design, and implement security policies and procedures. Knowledge and expertise in the theories, principles, practices and techniques of network management and security, IT networks, network traffic, computer hardware and software, and data communications. Knowledge of applicable programming languages, such as Visual Basic, Java, PHP, and SQL. Ability to analyze IT security problems and assess the practical implications of alternative solutions. Ability to identify and analyze security risks and to implement resolutions. Knowledge of anti-malware and endpoint security controls. Knowledge of IPSec and the ability to use it to protect data, voice, and video traffic. Skill in designing security architecture roadmaps and documenting architecture decisions. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college, preferably in computer science or related field. For those already employed in the federal system, at least one year of experience at or equivalent to CL-27. Preferred: CISSP, CISM, or equivalent certification is strongly desired.

To apply: 

Submit a letter of application emphasizing experience relevant to the position, detailed resume, including certification(s) and credentials, salary history, and list of three professional references to the Human Resources Office at: [email protected] or Human Resources Manager, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 100 East Fifth Street, Room 503, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. Applications should be submitted to the Human Resources Office on or before May 31, 2016. The Court will communicate only with those applicants selected for an interview.

BENEFITS Employees of the U.S. Courts are not classified under the civil service; however, they are entitled to the same benefits as other Federal employees. Benefits include: health, dental, vision, life, long term care and long term disability insurance, annual and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement, and the judiciary’s supplemental benefits. For additional information about benefits with the federal judiciary, visit CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Applicant must be a United States citizen or eligible to work in the United States. Positions with the United States Courts are considered “at will” and are not subject to the employment regulations of competitive service. Appointment to position is provisional pending suitability determination by the court based on results of a background investigation and fingerprinting. Employees are subject to the Judicial Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees. Employees are required to use Electronic Fund Transfer for payroll direct deposit. The Court of Appeals is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Submission deadline: 
Monday, May 16, 2016