Chief Information Officer

Washington, D.C
Oct 01, 2022
Oct 07, 2022
Executive, Chief
Full Time

At the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), we are proud to be ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government. Our employees are passionate about AOC's mission to serve Congress and the Supreme Court. AOC is a legislative branch agency and the recognized authority on the preservation, maintenance and construction of the world's most iconic treasures and buildings on Capitol Hill. As a global destination for thousands of visitors every day, Capitol Hill intersects history, architecture and art with the birthplace of our nation's laws.

With oversight of the daily maintenance, repairs and security of the agency's IT infrastructure, the Chief Information Officer (CIO) provides leadership, management and supervision of client services to ensure employees and staff of the AOC have the latest software, equipment, and technological capabilities to serve in their roles effectively and efficiently.

Specific Duties Include:
  • Organizes the day-to-day work in the division by setting priorities, determining resource requirements, short and long-term goals and overseeing the development of strategies to achieve them. In addition, the CIO will monitor progress and evaluate outcomes, as well as, develop, implement and maintain administrative systems to support IT/CIO operations, such as obligation and purchase requisition tracking.
  • Provides strategic direction to the Deputy CIO, Chief Enterprise Architect, Chief Information Security Officer, ITD Branch Chiefs and CIO central staff in the preparation of the division's budget.
  • Applies IT solutions to business operations throughout AOC. Consults with AOC managers on enterprise resource planning to develop new business rules with end users, to make the best use of IT investments. Will apply business process re-engineering methods, metrics, tools and techniques.
  • Applying strategic future planning, the CIO develops a Five-Year Operations Plan. Establishes timeframes and empirical measures of success.
  • Ensures that IT projects are on time and on budget as well as in line with agency priorities. Researches rapidly advancing technologies to evaluate their application in the AOC business environment. Ensures that AOC's information technology strategies support current and long-range business goals.
  • Monitors and evaluates developments and new applications of hardware, software and telecommunications technologies. Evaluates the feasibility of applying emerging technologies to AOC business processes within the constraints of available funding.
  • Serves as an expert on legislative and congressional committee working groups concerned with implementing state-of-the-art enhancements. Advises and recommends innovative approaches for avoiding and/or resolving problems and reducing conflicts. Participates in IT forums with representatives of other government and private sector organizations and develops or adopts performance benchmarks to measure the effectiveness of IT applications at AOC. Represents the AOC in coordinating IT concerns with other federal agencies and government-wide committees and task groups.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen
  • You must meet the definition of specialized experience.
  • You must be able to pass a drug test.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.


You must meet the United States Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) qualification requirements (including specialized experience and/or educational requirements) for the advertised position. You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site at OPM qualification standards

Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, candidates must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service OR equivalent level in the private sector, military or other.

Examples of specialized experience include the following:

(1) Leading and managing efforts involving hardware and software platform selection, deployment, operation, maintenance, application integration, security management, and coordination in support of agency-wide digital technologies infrastructure solutions;

(2) Demonstrating critical cyber security experience with the ability to identify and mitigate risks;

(3) Developing strategies, plans, and procedures in the development of network systems;

(4) Providing administrative and technical leadership or supervision of subordinate staff;

(5) Establishing and integrating performance measurement processes into the operations of the organization, continuous improvement, and quality services.

In addition to meeting the specialized experience stated above, applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below:
  • Attention to Detail -Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
  • Customer Service -Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.
  • Oral Communication -Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
  • Problem-Solving-Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

  • Education

    A degree in Information Technology or related field from an accredited college or university is preferred.

    Special Instructions for Foreign Education :

    Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment.

    Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part of foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree.

    You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing if selected.

    Transcripts must be provided if selected.

    Additional information

    Welcome Veterans. The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) gives veterans' preference rights in the legislative branch to certain veterans as applied by the Congressional Accountability Act. Veterans' preference is applied on this vacancy announcement. If you are a veteran and have been separated under honorable conditions, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility; SF-15, if applicable; and Department of Veterans Affairs documentation of disability, if applicable. For more information, please visit OPM vet guide

    If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System. If you are exempt from registration under Selective Service Law, you must provide appropriate proof of exemption. Please visit the Selective Service System website for more information.

    DRUG TESTING : The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is a Drug Free Workplace. As part of the AOC's suitability assessment, a candidate tentatively selected for a position who is not currently an AOC employee is required to submit to screening for illegal drug use. Satisfactory completion of a drug test is a condition of employment with the Agency. A candidate must test negative prior to being eligible for appointment into a position. We will schedule, provide and cover the cost for the drug test.

    The selectee(s) under the vacancy announcement for this position is subject to a criminal record check by the U.S. Capitol Police and satisfactory adjudication to be eligible for employment at the Architect of the Capitol.

    The Architect of the Capitol is an E-VERIFY Participant. E-VERIFY is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment authorization in the United States. If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the DHS Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" electronic system. For more information on E-Verify, please visit

    The Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information and/or disability.

    This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Moving expenses are not authorized.

    Relocation expenses are not authorized.

    Probationary Period - A newly appointed selectee is subject to the completion of a one-year trial/probationary period, regardless of whether or not a trial/probationary period has been completed previously with the Architect of the Capitol or another Federal agency.

    This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.

    All application materials become the property of the Architect of the Capitol.