Chief Information Officer

Quantico, Virginia
Oct 01, 2022
Oct 08, 2022
Executive, Chief
Full Time

Responsibilities: The CIO is the principal advisor to the Director, DCSA and Deputy Director on how best to assure information technology (IT) fully and economically supports DCSA's business operations and customer needs. Responsibilities include:
  • Develop an IT vision, strategy, and a roadmap, and lead the IT team and its business partners in effective execution. Ensure current and planned technical architecture, investments and solutions are aligned with agency business objectives. Prepare and monitor IT operational budgets that meet prevailing objectives and constraints.
  • Provide technical advice on the IT program, including enterprise architecture; IT policies and processes; IT resources to effectively and efficiently meet overall performance expectations; IT strategic planning consistent with DCSA missions, goals, and objectives; and Information Assurance program issues. Serve as an information resource on how DCSA may realize the advantages of best technical innovations and how they may become embedded in both DCSA operational processes and the IT planning approach.
  • Establish policies and procedures relative to IT for all DCSA information systems, applications, and databases. Manage the Certification Program and serve as the DCSA Authorizing Official for accreditation of all DCSA information systems. Coordinate with National Institutes of Standards and Technology, Defense Information Systems Agency, National Security Agency, Committee on National Security Systems, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Joint Forces Headquarters DoDIN, and others relative to information technology and cyber security policies and procedures affecting DCSA automation initiatives.
  • In conjunction with the Chief Technology Officer, advise the agency on the emerging technologies and digital trends that are most relevant to the agency's goals and evolving needs. Determine capital investments, priorities and risks for enterprise-wide IT initiatives to maximize return on investment.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S Citizen.
  • Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date will be considered.
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position.
  • Position is a DCIPS Position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C 1601.
  • Work Schedule: Full Time
  • Overtime: DISES are not eligible for overtime
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible with Agency policy
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) May be Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: OGE-278e, Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure, is required.
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is Telework eligible, but is not a full time telework position. The incumbent will be required to report to the office on a routine basis.
  • This position is designated Special Sensitive, the incumbent must obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance.
  • The incumbent may be required to accept a change of official duty station in support of the accomplishment of the DCSA mission.
  • The incumbent may be subject to a one-year trial period in the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service, unless required trial period has been served.
  • The incumbent may be subject to a two-year DCIPS trial period, unless required trial period has been served.
  • This position may require occasional Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) and/or local Travel.
  • This position is designated as Mission Essential.
  • DAWIA Program Management Level II or Level III certification is desired.
  • COVID19: See additional information


EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): ECQs are mandatory for all applicants. Applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. You must address each ECQ separately. You are required to respond to all five ECQs. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as "ineligible." Each narrative statement should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and results of your actions. Please limit your written statements to no more than 2 pages per ECQ not to exceed a total of 10 pages. Additional information on the ECQs is available at . Applicants who currently hold or previously held permanent SES or equivalent positions (e.g. DISES, SIS, SNIS) are encouraged to submit updated ECQs, but may submit ECQs previously used in the executive hiring process.

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals.
Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the 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.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualifications. You must address each technical qualification separately. Please limit your written statements to 2 pages per technical qualification.

1. Demonstrated ability and experience implementing and directing a comprehensive enterprise-wide IT management process that implements required laws and policies, to include the Clinger-Cohen Act, Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA), and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), while ensuring the IT program fully supports mission and business objectives. Demonstrated experience leading cybersecurity efforts to provide strategic direction to enable an agency or organization to prepare for, detect, and respond to cyber-attacks.

2. Demonstrated experience leading enterprise-wide IT operations and resolving complex IT problems that cross traditional organizational boundaries while ensuring compliance with security, audit, and industry best practices to include emerging technology implementation, migration to Internet Protocol networks and telecommunications, application rationalization, service- oriented cloud architectures, IT project management, configuration management, and user end- point device virtualization and management.

3. Demonstrated experience leading a large complex organization with multiple missions and functional support requirements, and demonstrated experience leading an organization through difficult transformation.


This position does not have a positive education requirement.

Additional Information:
DCSA is undergoing a multi-year transformation that includes a significant expansion of predecessor agencies' authorities and responsibilities. Mission accretion and associated growth in personnel and resources requires deliberate coordination and planning across operations and support activities to achieve effective outcomes while simultaneously establishing and integrating new activities, initiatives and projects. The organization will be comprised of nearly 13,000 government and contractor personnel operation throughout the United States and overseas supporting stakeholders across the federal government.

Additional information

Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:

Other Notes:
  • If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.
  • COVID19 - To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. 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.
  • If selected, non-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.
  • Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.
  • All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SFS0 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.
  • Veterans preference is not applicable to the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service (DISES).
  • Joint Duty Credit: All DCSA executive level positions require Joint Duty Credit. Only those candidates who meet the Joint Duty Credit requirement will be eligible to compete/be considered for a senior executive position. Employees will receive joint duty credit for most rotational assignments to another IC component and may also be eligible to receive credit for service outside the IC (military, other government, or private sector) that was at least at the GS/GG-11 or DCIPS Pay Band 3 level, and it occurred on or after September 11, 2001. An external candidate, if selected, will be required to immediately apply for Joint Duty credit. Note: Employees without Joint Duty Credit may apply for the position and can be considered. If selected, a waiver would be required prior to final appointment. DCSA seniors without Joint Duty at the same tier level may lateral into the position if selected without requesting a waiver.