Director Office of Information Technology (Chief Information Officer)

Washington, D.C
Jul 01, 2022
Jul 04, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time

As the U.S. Energy Administration's Director Office of Information Technology (Chief Information Officer) you will:
  • Provides overall strategic planning, direction, and management for an agency-wide IT portfolio, which is critical for nearly every aspect of the agency's mission operations.
  • Incumbent plays a vital role in providing leadership and direction to the design, development, and implementation of IT systems and
    support across the agency and is responsible for the 24/7/365 operation of IT services, including cloud and data center operations, that are essential for the execution of the EIA mission.
  • Represents EIA in consultations with high level IT representatives of the DOE, interagency IT forums, private contractor business entities, and public and private sector stakeholders and customers needing specialized services associated with and/or access to EIA electronic information.
  • Directs Office operational activities, frames strategic plans based on broad EIA-wide organizational assessments and evaluations of long-term IT organizational objectives.
  • Oversees planning and implementation of IT-related aspects of Continuity of Operations.
  • Oversees the formulation, defense, administration, and evaluation of resources (funding, staffing, information, contracts, etc.) necessary to conduct agency IT activities and to make resource allocation decisions among competing IT needs of the agency.
  • Directs the formulation and execution of policies and programs that provide a full range of data processing, hardware, software, data communication and networks, security, and facilities management services to satisfy all organizations within the EIA involved in processing of energy data for international, national, state, and regional program studies and policy formulation.


Conditions of Employment

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY: This is a career position in the SES. Unless the selectee is already a member of the SES with career status or has successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program certified by OPM, executive qualifications must be approved by OPM before the appointment can be effected. If you are selected, you will be responsible for working with a DOE Executive Consultant to finalize your ECQ narrative for OPM submission.

CITIZENSHIP: You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.

HOMELAND SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE (HSPD-12): A selectee's appointment is contingent upon compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity.

PUBLIC FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT (OGE 278): If you are selected for this position, will be required to file this report prior to entry on duty in accordance with the Ethics of Government Act of 1978.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD: An individual's initial SES career appointment becomes final only after the individual successfully completes a one-year probationary period.

SELECTIVE SERVICE: All males born after December 31, 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register . If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.

MOBILITY: A mobility agreement may be required based on mission needs.

E-VERIFY: New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit .


Resume-Based Resume: Applicants must show possession of the ECQs and any technical qualifications via resume. Your resume presented will reflect that you possess the ECQs and give a synopsis of your accomplishments. The application process used to recruit for this position is the RESUME BASED method. Although applicants cannot address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) separately, evidence of each must be clearly demonstrated in the five (5) page resume and throughout the rest of the application package to include the MTQ narrative (required as an attachment to the application).

A sample 5-page executive level resume documenting ECQs can be viewed at this link

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)

ECQ 1: LEADING CHANGE: Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals and establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
ECQ 2: LEADING PEOPLE: Ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals and provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
ECQ 3: RESULTS DRIVEN: Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations, and make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
ECQ 4: BUSINESS ACUMEN: Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5: BUILDING COALITIONS: Ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required by law to review the executive core qualifications of each new career appointee to the Senior Executive Service (SES) prior to appointment. For additional information on ECQs, please review the detailed information provided by OPM at the following link: Executive Core Qualifications .

Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs): A supplemental narrative must be uploaded and attached to your application addressing each MTQ listed below . No more than one (1) page per MTQ is allowed; additional informational information will not be considered. MTQs must provide specific examples that address relevant experience and accomplishments. Applicants must reflect superior technical qualifications demonstrated through leadership and management in the following MTQs. Failure to submit a narrative statement addressing each of the MTQs may cause your application to be deemed incomplete and not be considered.
MTQ 1: Demonstrated experience in leading and managing a complex Information Technology (IT) program for a Federal agency or large public, private or non-governmental organization. This includes experience in the development, implementation, and management of IT policies, programs, services, products and resources in accordance with federal policy and procedures, government regulations, and industry best practices, and experience leveraging in-depth IT knowledge and expertise to clearly articulate requirements and persuade senior leadership (both internal and external) to adopt new IT solutions to meet evolving business requirements.

MTQ 2: Demonstrated experience leading a large workforce, managing financial and contract issues, and ensuring alignment with business requirements, and the agency's IT goals and objectives. This includes planning, directing, and overseeing IT budgets, acquisition management, performance measurements, investment prioritization, and strategy portfolio reviews.

MTQ 3: Demonstrated experience in managing and maintaining comprehensive and effective cyber security and risk management programs to protect classified and unclassified information and IT assets. Experience in developing and administering IT policies and guidance that comply with applicable federal government statutory and policy requirements (e.g., cyber security, emergency preparedness and recovery, privacy, records management, asset management).


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

COVID-19 VACCINATION: Executive Order (EO) 14043 requires Federal employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work), subject to such exceptions as required by law. At this time, EO 14043 is subject to a preliminary nationwide injunction. Although this injunction may ultimately be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action at this time to implement or enforce EO 14043's requirement that employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. However, as Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine, the selectee(s) for this position will be required to submit information about his/her vaccination status.
Providing a knowing and willful false statement on either DOE's COVID-19 Vaccination Form prior to starting or when providing proof of vaccination in DOE's vaccination tracking system once onboard is punishable by fine and/or imprisonment (18 U.S.C. 1001) and will result in termination from Federal service.

If selected, you may be expected to telework upon your appointment, or you may be required to report to the duty station listed on this announcement, even if your home/temporary telework site is located outside the local commuting area. Your position may be eligible for workplace flexibilities which may include remote work or telework options, and/or flexible work scheduling. These flexibilities may be requested in accordance with the DOE Workplace Flexibilities policy.

The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Telework: For general information on government-wide Telework polices visit:

OF-306: You may be required to complete an OF-306, "Declaration for Federal Employment" form used to (a) determine your suitability for Federal Employment and/or (b) in conducting an investigation to determine your suitability or ability to hold a security clearance.

Applications contain information subject to the Privacy Act (PL 93 579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.

Hiring incentives may be authorized in accordance with agency policy and if funding is available.

This is a non-bargaining unit position.