Deputy Chief Information Officer for Policy and Business Management

Washington D.C.
Sep 28, 2017
Sep 28, 2017
Full Time

The Department of Commerce's Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is responsible for ensuring that the Department's programs make full and appropriate use of information technology. It supports the increased use of leading edge technology to enable the Department to carry out its mission better, with improved products and services at the lowest cost. The Office oversees the expenditure of approximately $2.4 billion each year for computer hardware, software, and services, and for networking and telecommunications and other information technology (IT). This is accomplished by the development of policies and other guidance for Department-wide planning and use of IT, and through a capital asset management process centered around a Commerce IT Review Board.

The Chief Information Officer (CIO), in implementing the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996, and FITARA, leads the management of information resources throughout the Department, ensuring that the Department’s programs make full and appropriate use of information technology. The CIO and office support the increased use of leading edge technology to enable the Department to fully and efficiently accomplish its mission through the use of IT products and services. Oversight of the Department’s IT spending of $2.4 billion is accomplished through the development of policies and other guidance for Department-wide planning and use of IT, a capital asset management process guided by the Commerce Information Technology Review Board (CITRB), which is jointly chaired by the CIO and the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration (CFO/ASA), and through other mechanisms as appropriate. The CITRB reviews and evaluates proposed IT initiatives and requests for acquisitions, and reviews and evaluates ongoing IT projects. The CIO serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary on information resources and information systems management.

The Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for Policy and Business Management is a senior executive service position located in the OCIO and reports directly to the CIO as a senior advisor on matters related to leading the management and oversight of the Department’s IT portfolios within their purview and operational management for OCIO’s business operations including administrative, budgeting, performance assessment, and financial management activities which has a major impact on the overall operation of the OCIO’s ability to carry out its mission.

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Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

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  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Subject to pre-employment and employment random drug testing.
  • Public Financial Disclosure (SF-278 filing within 30 days is required).
  • Incumbent may be subject to geographic mobility.
  • Applicants are required to submit a narrative statement for each Professional/Technical Qualification (PTQ) and each Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) listed. If you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and had your ECQs certified by OPM, then you only need to address each PTQ, and you do not need to submit an ECQ narrative. All other applicants are required to respond to all ECQs and PTQs, addressing each ECQ and PTQ separately. Please give a complete and detailed answer for each qualification. Please keep in mind each ECQ and PTQ are unique qualifications. Therefore, duplicate responses are not sufficient in determining if you meet that specific qualification. Do not enter "Refer to Resume" to explain your answer. Applications directing the reader to search within the application or to "See Resume" are considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Failure to submit a narrative statement or address any of the ECQs and/or PTQs is also considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. As a result, you will be rated as "INCOMPLETE".

    To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess all of the mandatory Executive Core Qualifications and Professional/Technical Qualifications listed below. These qualifications would typically be acquired through education, senior level experience, and training which reflect progressive development and achievement in leading and managing a comprehensive program in a complex organization. An individual's total experience must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position. Applicants must meet all of the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    The following are the five ECQs and their fundamental competencies which are the primary selection criteria for SES positions. The ECQs were developed to assess executive experience and potential, not to evaluate technical experience. ECQs measure whether an individual has the broad experience needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions.


    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. (Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision)

    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. (Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building)

    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. (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. (Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management)

    ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: 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. (Competencies: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating)

    For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Executive Qualifications at Example ECQ statements are available at


    PTQ 1 – Expert knowledge of and demonstrated experience in managing large projects of corporate-wide scope and impact, including, monitoring, evaluating IT projects, evaluating IT investments, providing accountability for the expenditure of funding, and experience in the re-engineering of business processes and the resolution of difficult problems encountered in the planning, development, and operation of complex systems.

    PTQ 2 - Expert knowledge of, and experience with, federal or similar budgeting concepts (e.g., planning, formulation, execution), performance measurement concepts and control processes.

    PTQ 3 - Expert knowledge, experience and skills in interpreting and applying laws, regulations, executive orders, and other policies governing the management of human resources and workforce trends, administrative, and business functions and processes within the federal sector or similar type entity.

    This position does not have an educational requirement.

    Background Investigation: This position is designated as critical-sensitive and requires that a background investigation be conducted and favorably adjudicated in order to establish security eligibility.
    Financial Disclosure: This position is covered under the Ethics in Government Act, which requires comprehensive financial disclosures from employees. The appointee will be required to file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278), within 30 days after his/her appointment, and then annually thereafter.
    Qualifications Approval and Probationary Period: Persons newly selected for career appointment to the Senior Executive Service must have their executive core qualifications approved by an Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board and will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
    Mobility: Individuals selected for Senior Executive Service positions may be subject to reassignment across geographical, organizational, and functional lines.
    Drug Testing: Applicants tentatively selected for employment in any position are subject to designated and/or random pre-employment and employment urinalysis. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment and/or removed from employment with the Department of Commerce.
    The materials you send with your application will not be returned.
    Veterans' preference is not applicable to positions in the Senior Executive Service.
    You will be required to enter your full social security number (SSN) only to initially access and create an account at the OPM USAJOBS website; however, only the last four digits will appear in your resume. Please DO NOT put your SSN on pages within your application package. Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.
    Signature - Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.
    False Statements - If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired, you may be fired after you begin work, or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.
    Selective Service - If you are a male applicant 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.
    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    All qualified applicants will be evaluated by an Executive Resources Board (ERB) rating panel of senior managers to determine the degree to which they possess the executive core and professional/technical qualifications, and best qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. The ERB rating panel will make recommendations on best qualified candidates to the appointing authority. Applicants will be evaluated on the quality and extent of their total accomplishments, experience, the ECQs, and the PTQs.

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