Supervisory IT Program Manager (Deputy CDO) - DIRECT HIRE

Washington, D.C
Jun 06, 2023
Jun 13, 2023
IT, Program Manager
Full Time

The Supervisory IT Program Manager (Deputy CDO):
  • Serves as immediate supervisor of a highly technical program and employees involving the development of major IT aspects of key agency and programs with national significance. Establishes an organizational environment that positively influences employees' ability to deliver high quality products and services. Manages division resources to maximize the effective and efficient use of funds and employee skills. Reviews operational costs, operating schedules, and performance.
  • Directs development of budgets and staffing plans that accurately account for current and future requirements. Provides technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of Division. Performs first level administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised in the areas of selection, promotion, and position classification. Sets team and individual goals to achieve overall OCIO and DOT strategic goals and objectives.
  • Serve as Deputy Chief Data Officer and expert advisor to the Chief Data Officer in the oversight and management of DOT data strategy and agency open government data efforts enterprise-wide, sharing with the CDO the responsibility for providing leadership in carrying out Department-wide responsibilities in data governance and information management for DOT programs. Plans, directs and coordinates a Department-wide effort for the systematic evaluation of agency programs and the development and analysis of alternative feasible policies and program strategies.
  • Establishes effective alliance and partnership with industry leaders and high-level program managers to direct and manage data-related projects, acquire enterprise and communications support services and integrate them into the overall project effectively so that DOT can achieve its missions and goals.
  • Operationalizes day-to-day work associated with data governance and information enterprise-wide and ensure data is being developed as a viable resource for current and future needs both inside and outside of specific Information Technology (IT) systems. Ensures data is easily accessible and can be transformed into new formats and knowledge; and all potentially public information is accessible via the Agency's public website or media.
  • Oversees implementation of policies and procedures regarding use and release of DOT data, promoting maximum access to data for internal and external users while maintaining beneficiary privacy and security, oversees policy surrounding security standards, compliance, and best practices for open data and oversees implementation of policy for protecting data from unauthorized disclosure.

The Ideal Candidate Statement: OST is seeking a professional who is passionate about data and how the government can use to data to be more effective and efficient. The ideal candidate will have experience leading teams that work with data and provide shared services. These skills should accompany strong supervisory, writing and communications skills and the ability to deliver results for customers. Are you interested in a job where you get to guide innovators from inside and outside government to apply data in ways that increase the efficiency and effectiveness of government and of the transportation system as a whole? Apply now!

PLEASE NOTE: This announcement establishes an open continuous (1 year) vacancy announcement. Given our continuing need for top professionals in this field, we will review applications on an as needed basis.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen & meet specialized experience to qualify
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
  • Required documents must be submitted by the closing date.
  • Direct Hire Authority will be used to fill this position

  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Applicants may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • SUPERVISORY PROBATIONARY PERIOD: New supervisors must complete a 1-year probationary period (unless already completed).


To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience qualifications.

To qualify for the Grade 15, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-14, it must include:
  • Applying and demonstrating experience with, the principles, procedures, and tools of data management, such as: data governance, data standardization processes, data modeling techniques, data dictionaries, data inventorying, metadata standards, data analytics, data mining and data integration.
  • Advising on data and evidence-based decision making, the development of analytical products and customer facing services, and applications of advanced analytics and emerging technologies.
  • Developing and assigning data related roles and responsibilities and promoting employee development in data skills and analysis.
  • Experience managing and delivering data technologies in a shared services environment

In addition to meeting the above-described specialized experience requirements, your IT experience will be evaluated and be expected to include described experience in the following competencies:
  • Attention to Detail: Work is thorough and conscientious about attending to detail.
  • Customer Service: Working with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, providing information or assistance, assigning staff to resolve their problems, or satisfying their expectations; knowing about available products and services; committed to providing quality products and services.
  • Oral Communication: Expressing 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); making clear and convincing oral presentations; listening to others, attending to nonverbal cues, and responding appropriately.
  • Problem Solving: Identifying problems; determining accuracy and relevance of information; using sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and making recommendations based on technical requirements.

For all types of consideration, experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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All applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Additional information

This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if similar vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.

Qualified CTAP/ICTAP candidates receive priority and will be referred to the hiring manager.