Bethesda, Maryland
Oct 05, 2022
Oct 12, 2022
Executive, Chief
Full Time

Typical duties include:
  • Providing forward-thinking direction and visionary executive leadership for the agency-wide information resources management and IT programs, as well as systems implementation, to assist the agency in achieving its safety mission.
  • Serving as a key member of the Senior Management Team for overall agency management, policy development, and strategic direction.
  • Delivering top quality information technology (IT) support and services through a secure, reliable, and flexible enterprise-wide computing environment to all departments, as well as to external customers.
  • Providing an enterprise-wide approach to identify, prioritize, and successfully execute a portfolio of IT initiatives and projects to meet CPSC's public health and safety mission.
  • Being responsible for the development, alignment, and maintenance of an integrated IT management program that meets all applicable laws, federal IT requirements, regulations, Presidential directives and government-wide policies.
  • Planning, formulating, and managing the IT budget within the established framework to ensure that CPSC acquires and maintains the most effective and efficient integrated technology program possible.
  • Developing an optimal IT organizational structure and working environment that retains and develops CPSC staff, attracts top technology talent, and ensures appropriate alignment of federal contractors.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S Citizenship Required.
  • Background Investigation Required.
  • Appointment to this position is subject to Commission approval.

This is a Public Trust Position. Employment in this position requires a background investigation. If you are selected and cannot obtain a favorable security determination within a reasonable period of time due to disclosed or undisclosed background issues, the tentative employment offer may be withdrawn.

A public financial disclosure statement is required upon appointment into the SES. This statement will be used to avoid conflicting situations in employment through advice and counseling. You will need to provide the information annually.

One year probationary period required for initial SES appointment.

The selectee will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to appointment and the appropriate background investigation forms to determine suitability for Federal employment. False statements or responses on these forms can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.

The selectee will be required to complete a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the I-9 Form. We will compare information provided on the I-9 Form to records available from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The system confirms employee's identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Please see for more information.



All applicants must submit a separate written narrative response to each of the following ECQs. Additional information is available at: ECQ Information. Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action and Results model. It is recommended that you draft your ECQs in a Word document and then insert the responses into our system (limit of 6,400 characters per narrative).


ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE. 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. 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. 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. The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS. 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.

Non-competitive applicants do not need to submit ECQ narratives but you must clearly state your status in your resume and submit a written narrative response to the Technical Qualifications. Proof of non-competitive eligibility is required. The agency has the option of considering you non-competitively or including you in the competitive process. You are considered a non-competitive applicant if you are a current career Senior Executive, Qualifications Review Board (QRB) certified graduate of a Senior Executive (SES) Candidate Development Program (CDP) or an individual with SES reinstatement eligibility. You may be considered non-competitively for appointment to this position if you meet the mandatory technical qualifications requirements.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS. In addition, all applicants must submit a separate written narrative response to each of the following MTQs. Please give examples and explain how often you used your skills, the complexity of the knowledge possessed, the level of people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled managing a large public or private sector organization that administers complex, rules-based benefits or services, etc. It is recommended that you draft your MTQs in a word document and then insert into our system (limit of 6,400 characters for each narrative).

1. Demonstrated experience in identifying, developing and applying best practices in the acquisition, design, policy, and procedures for the delivery of information technology (IT) services.

2. Demonstrated experience and expertise in multiple IT disciplines including cybersecurity, information technology architecture, and governance to support enterprise IT goals and the mission of an organization.


You must have one of the following: (1) an Undergraduate or Graduate Degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management; OR (2) Degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks; OR (3) Qualifying IT experience; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate. For all positions, individuals 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.

  • You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable during the application process. Official transcripts will be required upon appointment.

    All materials must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement. All education claimed by applicants will be verified.

    Additional information

    All qualified candidates will receive consideration for this position without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, political affiliation, labor organization affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. All application materials become the property of the agency and will not be returned. All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

    The CPSC welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities (including disabled veterans in receipt of compensation at the rate of 30% or more) and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resource Specialist listed in this vacancy announcement.

    Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

    Due to COVID-19, the agency was previously in a maximum telework posture. As of May 2 nd , this posture was lifted. New hires will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement. Please note, the agency is piloting a expanded telework program and workplace flexibilities may be available to employees in the future, subject to the final agency telework policy