Chief Technology Officer

Washington D.C.
Jun 08, 2017
Jun 23, 2017
Executive, Chief
Full Time

About the Agency

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, The Department of the Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

WHY DO I WANT TO JOIN THE IRS SENIOR EXECUTIVE TEAM? Join an elite team – become a member of the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Senior Executive Service (SES)! At the IRS we determine, assess, and collect revenue that funds our nation. The IRS is seeking candidates with strong leadership skills to join its top executive team and continue our commitment to serve America’s taxpayers. We are seeking candidates to help facilitate organizational change, communicate our mission, core values and strategic goals, engage stakeholders and motivate employees to achieve high performance.

WHAT IS THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) DIVISION? The mission of the IRS Information Technology Division is to provide leadership in the delivery of information technology solutions that anticipate and meet enterprise-wide needs by empowering employees to deliver customer-centered, value-creating systems, products, services and support.

WHAT DOES THE CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER DO? The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is responsible for leading Information Technology (IT) activities at IRS including: infrastructure and architecture, applications development, networks, enterprise information security and compliance with security standards, and computer operations and support. The position is also responsible for helping to shape the IRS's long-term business strategy.

The CTO informs and consults with the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners and IT Executives on strategic business decisions regarding the use of technology. The CTO oversees overall technology planning by utilizing current knowledge and future vision of business practices, technology and systems. Accomplishing the modernization of IRS business practices and technology requires focused leadership at the top of the organization and the CTO is responsible for providing that focus.

Position is located in Washington, DC.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Periodic travel may be required

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  • To be minimally qualified for this position you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined in the Executive Core Qualifications as defined below. Typically experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 level in the federal government or equivalent level leadership experience with the state or local government, private sector, or non-government organization. At this level, you would have typically been responsible for planning, directing and evaluating work that included managing and/or supervising other managers. 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. You must demonstrate in your application significant achievements, increasing levels of responsibility as a manager, and a solid record of successful professional performance.

    To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.


    1) Leading Change: Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals.
    Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking and Vision

    2) Leading People: Ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission and goals. Ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
    Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others and Team Building

    3) Results Driven: Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
    Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving and Technical Credibility

    4) Business Acumen: Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
    Financial Management, Human Capital Management and Technology Management

    5) Building Coalitions: 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 goals.
    Partnering, Political Savvy and Influencing/Negotiating

    Technical Competencies:

    1) Knowledge of advanced computer technology and experience in applying IT best practices in a large, complex organization.

    2) Experience in developing strategies for secure digital interactions with a large customer population.

    3) Experience in planning and directing the coordination of large scale IT projects for varying computer centers, systems, and networks in a complex organization with competing priorities.

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