We investigate the most general form of the one-dimensional Dirac Hamiltonian HD in the presence of scalar and pseudoscalar potentials. To seek embedding of supersymmetry (SUSY) in it, as an alternative procedure to directly employing the intertwining relations, we construct a quasi-Hamiltonian K , defined as the square of HD, to explore the consequences. We show that the diagonal elements of K under a suitable approximation reflect the presence of a superpotential, thus proving a useful guide in unveiling the role of SUSY. For illustrative purposes, we apply our scheme to the transformed one-dimensional version of the planar electron Hamiltonian under the influence of a magnetic field. We generate spectral solutions for a class of isochronous potentials.