IT Security Specialist – Kansas City, KS




Position Titles:          IT Security Specialist  — Vacancy # KC 19-10

No. of Positions:        1

Location:                    Kansas City, Kansas

Closes:                    Open until filled, with preference given to resumes received by June 28, 2019

Salary Range:         $ 45,685 – $ 62,811 (CL 26) with promotion potential of CL 27

*Starting salary is commensurate with qualifications in accordance with the Court  Personnel System of the U.S. Courts.


The IT Security Specialist installs, maintains and monitors IT systems security solutions. The IT Security Specialist also provides user support, troubleshooting and training to ensure court IT systems are operated and maintained in accordance with established court policies and procedures. The incumbent is responsible for recommending, planning, and installing new systems, products and applications. The IT Security Specialist also maintains automation system documentation.

As a member of a group of systems personnel, this position reports directly to the Systems Manager. Occasional travel within the District of Kansas (Topeka and Wichita) and to other locations will be necessary for training and collaboration with other systems staff.




  • Provide technical support in the areas of vulnerability assessment, risk assessment, network security, product evaluation, and security implementation.
  • Assist with the design and implementation of solutions to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of sensitive information while minimizing impact to users.
  • Provide technical evaluations of systems and recommendations of security products and assist with making security improvements.
  • Evaluate and recommend security products, technologies and upgrades.
  • Conduct testing and audit log reviews to evaluate the effectiveness of current security measures.
  • Assist with security policy updates.
  • Support and backup other IT department services and special projects as needed.



The ideal candidate will have at least two years progressively responsible IT security experience. Demonstrated ability to support Windows desktop operating systems and to troubleshoot and resolve computer hardware and peripheral problems. Experience handling confidential data and managing multiple projects at once. Should present a professional demeanor, possess strong organizational and communication skills, and work well in a team environment.


Additional desired qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Cyber Security, or related field of study.
  • Comp TIA Security + certification or equivalent.
  • Familiarity with development and programming, such as Scrum and Power Shell.
  • Experience with:
    • Vulnerability scanning (NESSUS)
    • Automated patching systems (e.g. KACE)
    • Anti-virus and anti-malware software (e.g. Symantec and Malwarebytes)
    • Web monitoring (e.g. Websense)
    • Logging tools (e.g. Splunk)
    • Security testing and training services (e.g. KnowB4)
    • Windows 10 and Microsoft Active Directory
    • Drafting and maintaining security policies


  1. Annual paid vacation: 13 days for years 1-3; 21 days for years 4-14; 26 days for 15+ years
  2. Annual paid sick leave: 13 days
  3. 10 paid federal holidays
  4. Choice of healthcare coverage, including dental & vision coverage
  5. Participation in Federal Employee Group Life Insurance program (FEGLI)
  6. Participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)
  7. Participation in the Thrift Savings Plan (tax deferred retirement savings plan)
  8. Participation in the Long-term Care Insurance plan
  9. Participation in the Flexible Benefits Program
  10. Free parking
  11. Free onsite fitness center
  12. Onsite childcare facility


To apply for this position, applicants must submit the following application materials in a single Adobe PDF document via email to

  1. cover letter with salary requirements
  2. detailed resume

Applicants selected for a phone screening will be asked to complete an Application for Federal Employment (AO 78) and Supplemental Application Form.


The U.S. Bankruptcy Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the job announcement, any of which actions may occur without any prior written notice. One or more positions may be filled from this vacancy announcement. This position is subject to mandatory participation in electronic payment of net pay (i.e. Direct Deposit) and a favorable background check, which may be subject to periodic updates. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court requires employees to adhere to a Code of Ethics and Conduct. Due to the volume of applications received, the court may only communicate to those individuals who will be interviewed for open positions. Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid. Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work for the United States Government.


IT Security KC 19-10 (file)
U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas