Chief Information Officer/Associate Director of the Department of Technology Services

Washington, D.C
Feb 02, 2023
Feb 10, 2023
Executive, Chief
Full Time

The CIO/AD serves as the senior executive for the Department of Technology Services (DTS), which supports the federal judiciary through a broad range of services. The CIO/AD is a member of the AO's executive leadership team, providing input and guidance on strategy, budgets, responses to emergent issues, and workplace matters. The CIO/AD is the principal advisor to the Director, Deputy Director, and Judicial Conference and its committees on how best to assure information technology (IT) fully, securely, and economically supports Judiciary business operations and customer needs.
  • Providing leadership, management, and coordination of DTS staff responsible for IT portfolio management, budget, acquisitions, and national initiatives.
  • Defining an IT vision, strategy, and roadmap, and leading staff and its business partners in effective execution. This includes leading cybersecurity and modernization efforts to provide strategic direction.
  • Leading and overseeing the work of DTS employees; overseeing the Judiciary's Information Technology Fund (JITF), staffing, and operations.
  • Advising the Director, senior leaders, Judicial Conference and its committees, judges, and others on emerging technologies and digital trends to meet the needs of the Judiciary. Determining capital investments, priorities, and risks for enterprise-wide IT.
  • Providing overall IT portfolio management, performing program assessments, and recommending program improvements.
  • Reviewing the progress of DTS offices in achieving critical milestones and assessing the effectiveness of DTS services.
  • Providing support and coordination for the Judicial Conference committee under the jurisdiction of DTS.
  • Developing, coordinating, and implementing enterprise-wide policies, plans, utilization, security, and evaluation of IT systems, networks, and other technology.
  • Exploring and taking action to resolve issues or problems that arise in conjunction with the development, implementation, and maintenance of systems.
  • Performing long-term IT infrastructure planning and implementation, including use of Cloud computing.

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the AO. If non-citizens are considered for hire into a temporary or any other position with non-competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO Human Resources Office there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at USAJOBS Help Center | Employment of non-citizens / . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification .
  • All new AO employees will be required to complete an FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
  • New employees to the AO will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights/responsibilities, visit .
  • All new AO employees are required to identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
  • You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment.
  • If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.

  • Qualifications

    As a basic requirement for entry into the AO Executive Service (AOES), you must clearly articulate and describe within your seven (7) page resume your one year of specialized experience (preferably 3 years or more) equivalent to the GS-15/JSP-15/CL31 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position.

    Specialized experience for this position is progressively responsible supervisory, managerial, or professional experience which involved management of a program or organization of significant scope and complexity.

    The application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME-ONLY. Applicants must address the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) within their resume. Resumes may not exceed seven (7) pages. We recommend that your resume emphasize 1) your level of responsibilities; 2) the scope and complexity of programs managed; and 3) the program accomplishments, including the results of your actions. You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required of the position and on the extent your application demonstrates that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the Chief Information Officer/Associate Director of the Department of Technology Services. Please be sure to give concrete examples of your experience and demonstrate the scope of the knowledge you possess.

    You will be assessed on the following Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). The MTQs should be embedded/addressed within your resume and should not exceed seven pages.

    MTQ 1. Demonstrated ability to manage, lead, and maintain customer engagement and consensus across large, complex multi-component IT programs by applying experience and expert knowledge of enterprise-wide IT operations, lifecycle management, customer care, risk management and compliance. Demonstrated knowledge of legislative and other regulations requirements for effective management and utilization of IT resources.

    MTQ 2. Demonstrated experience and expert knowledge of security operations, audit and assessment, active threat actors and contemporary tactics, techniques, and procedures, telecommunications systems, corporate networks, cloud solutions, and an understanding of the security architecture associated with those.

    MTQ 3. Demonstrated experience in managing a large, diverse, and multi-functional technical organization, which includes both government employees and contractors. Demonstrated experience leading large-scale and complex IT transformations.


    Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) :
    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. Leadership Competencies: Creativity & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision.

    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. Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building.

    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. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility.

    ECQ 4. Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management.

    ECQ 5. Building Coalitions / Communication: 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. Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.