Chief Information Officer
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.
Generally, current federal employees or reinstatement eligibles must have served at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade.
Candidates must demonstrate a combination of senior level managerial and supervisory leadership traits, referred to as Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), as well as specific occupational qualifications, referred to as Professional and Technical Qualifications (PTQs). Applicants must also possess substantial subject matter knowledge and senior level experience to perform the duties of this position. To perform the duties described above is normally demonstrated with years of experience at the federal government GS-15 grade level or equivalent that clearly exhibits the ability to manage people and resources.
IMPORTANT: CANDIDATES MUST FULLY ADDRESS ALL ITEMS UNDER EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS AS WELL AS ALL ITEMS UNDER PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS. EACH RESPONSE SHOULD NOT EXCEED TWO (2) PAGES. PLEASE GIVE EXAMPLES AND EXPLAIN THE COMPLEXITY OF THE KNOWLEDGE POSSESSED AND THE SENSITIVITY OF THE ISSUED YOU HANDLED. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU COMPLETE YOUR ANSWERS OFF-LINE IN ADVANCE OF BEGINNING THE APPLICATION PROCESS, SO THAT YOU CAN INSERT THEM INTO THE ELECTRONIC FORM. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT SAVED.
The ECQs and PTQs qualification requirement are detailed below:
A. EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs) - The ECQs were designed to assess executive experience and potential, not technical expertise. They measure broad executive skills needed to succeed in any SES position, and consist of the following elements:
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. This ECQ requires the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
ECQ 2 - Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. This ECQ requires 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: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. This ECQ requires the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: This core qualification requires the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions: This core qualification requires 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.
B. PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (PTQs) - The PTQs measure technical occupational expertise requires by this position. To be creditable, experience must be at the senior level. Resumes and supplemental statements must demonstrate possession of the following:
1 - Experience establishing enterprise architecture information technology systems - In-depth knowledge and thorough comprehension of enterprise architecture that ensures systems interoperability; effective utilization of equipment and resources; state of the art technology and equipment processes such as cloud services, ensures effective information security, internal controls, and privacy controls.
2. Experience with providing continuous IT services to system users - Experience assembling and directing an IT organization that provides quality continuous services to its users , both on-site and through remote access. Experience providing enhanced access to government information and services in a manner that is consistent with laws regarding protection of personal privacy, national security records retention, access for person with disabilities, E-Government Act, and other relevant laws. Experience with the development of agency corporate web-sites. Experience in the development and/or modification of IT systems during periods of building and modernization.
3. Knowledge and experience with Federal acquisition regulations and contract management - Experience in preparing statements of work and developing criteria for evaluating bids. Experience in preparing cost-benefit analysis for justification in the use of contract personnel. Experience in directing and monitoring contractor performance. Experience with effective vendor communication and establishing system accountability standards.
4. Experience managing technical and administrative matters in a Federal agency or organizational entity - Experience managing technical staff, including developing and maintaining skills of the workforce, addressing performance shortfalls, resolving conflicts and poor morale, or other organizational climate issues. Experience in recruiting and retention of shortage category human resources, such as in the information technology sector. Experience in dealing with labor-management relations issues. Experience in the development and issuance of IT policy and procedures. Experience developing and justifying a budget for IT resources
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.
While there is no formal education requirement for this position, the ideal and most successful candidate should possess a professional body of knowledge and a broad foundation of business principles and practices, as well as expert technical knowledge of information technology.
Note on Veteran's Preference: Although the Commission considers Veteran's preference eligibility a positive factor for all of our hiring, Veteran's preference does not apply to positions in the Senior Executive Service.
Note on Reasonable Accommodations: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for nay part pf the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Note on Equal Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate on 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 factors.
Note on preparing application materials: All applicants are required to submit documents as appropriate, for your individual circumstances. You are considered solely on the basis of this package, so please pay particular attention to the instructions in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement. The Office of Personnel Management has prepared a handbook, "The Guide to Senior Executive Qualifications" to assist in the preparation of SES applications. We highly recommend that you utilize this resource which can be found at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidesesservices.pdf.
If you do not submit a complete application package, you will not be considered. Please send only those materials needed to evaluate your application. All application materials must be received by closing date of this announcement.
Assessment Question: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10262633
Vacancy ID number: SES-18-081-KC
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applicants will be evaluated by an Executive Review Panel based on the managerial and technical qualification requirements stated in this announcement. Eligible candidates will be placed in qualified and highly qualified categories. Interviews, and qualifications and suitability inquires may be requested. The Executive Review Panel will make a final recommendation to the selecting official identifying the best-qualified candidates.
Current /Former Career SES or SES Candidate Development graduates who have been certified by OPM must provide a narrative response to address each of the PTQs, but need not address the ECQs. In order to successfully complete the online application process you must input the term, "noncompetitive eligible" in the text boxes for each ECQs. You must submit a Standard Form 50 that documents your SES Career appointment or a copy of your OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program certificate.
View Assessment To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10262633