Chief Information Officer

Washington D.C.
Feb 25, 2019
Feb 25, 2019
Executive, Chief
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


US Citizenship Required.
This position is subject to a background investigation.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
This position requires completion of public financial disclosure report.

If not already a member of the SES serving under a career appointment, the individual selected must have his/her executive qualifications certified by a Qualifications Review Board of the Office of Personnel Management before appointment to this position, and will be required to serve a one-year probationary period in this position. The actual salary will be set by determining the appropriate SES level for the person selected. For more information regarding the SES, go to

The application packet mus include:

  • Five (5) page resume that contains your full name and contact information and addresses the MTQs listed under Qualifications; do not exceed the five (5) page limit. Separate MTQ's narratives will not be accepted or considered. It is recommended that the corresponding MTQs are annotated in parenthesis within your five (5) page resume. Separate MTQ narratives will not be accepted or considered.
  • Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) narrative statements, limited to one and a half pages per factor.

If you are a current or former Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your last Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing your position, title, series, grade, and eligibility.

If you are a current or former SES, you must submit a copy of your SF-50 showing your completion of the SES probationary period.

If you are an SES Candidate Development Program Candidate and your ECQs have been approved by OPM, please provide certificate/document indicating OPM approval.

Do not include your date of birth or Social Security Number on application materials.

Your responses to the below MTQs must be incorporated into your five (5) page resume. It is recommended that the corresponding MTQs are annotated in parenthesis. Separate MTQ narratives will not be accepted or considered.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): All applicants must submit written statements (narrative or bullet format acceptable) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualifications. You must address each mandatory technical qualification separately. You are required to respond to all mandatory technical qualifications. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application and you will be rated as 'ineligible.'
  1. Established executive management expertise to effectively guide the translation of mission, goals, and strategies into programs, projects, and processes within the federal agency context.
  2. Possesses an expert level of analytical skills and abilities to assess the effects of legislative, regulatory, and compliance programs on agency strategies, policies, and operations, especially as it relates to programmatic-related decisions and external communications.

MANDATORY EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): In addition to the Mandatory Technical Qualification Requirements listed above, all new entrants into the SES under a career appointment will be assessed for executive competency against the following five mandatory executive core qualifications. Please limit your ECQ narrative statements to one and a half pages per factor.

If you do not submit a separate statement addressing the ECQs, you will not receive consideration for the position.

Note: If you are a member of the SES or have been certified through successful participation in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program (SESCDP), or have SES reinstatement eligibility, you do not need to respond to the ECQs. Instead, you should attach proof (e.g., SF-50, Certificate of Completion of SESCDP) of your eligibility for appointment to the SES.

The following Fundamental Competencies are cross-cutting and should be addressed over the course of your ECQ narrative. It is not necessary to address them directly as long as the narrative, in its totality, shows mastery of the competencies on the whole. The competencies are: Interpersonal Skills; Oral Communications; Continual Learning; Written Communication; Integrity/Honesty; and Public Service Motivation. 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.
  • 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.
  • Results Driven - This core qualification involves the ability to meet organization 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.
  • Business Acumen - This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
  • Building Coalitions/Communications - 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.
Your narrative statements should include examples of experience, education, and accomplishments applicable to the qualification. Structure your statements in terms of the action taken, the context or environment in which the action was taken, and the outcome or results from such actions. You should write each statement with the vacancy in mind as all qualifications are directly related to the position being filled. Be sure to include appropriate training and awards when addressing your qualifications.

For further information and tips on writing effective narrative statements, see OPM's publication 'A Guide to SES Qualifications available on the OPM website at: .

There is no substitution of education for experience at this level.

A one-year probationary period must be served by the individual selected if not currently or previously in the career Senior Executive Service.

Standards of Conduct/Financial Disclosure: The Institute of Museum and Library Services inspires public confidence in our work by maintaining high ethical principles. IMLS employees are subject to Federal government-wide regulations and statutes as well as agency-specific regulations described at the IMLS Ethics website. We encourage you to review this information.

This position requires the incumbent to complete a public financial disclosure report as a condition of employment.

Financial Suitability: It is the policy of the government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.

Veteran's Preference: Does not apply to the SES.

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

The Office of Human Resources will review all applications to determine if applicants meet the mandatory professional/technical qualifications of this position and the SES ECQs. Those who meet the qualifications will be referred to a panel of SES members for rating and ranking to determine the "best qualified" candidates. The panel may conduct interviews with the top candidates and then make a recommendation to the selecting official about the top candidates that he/she should interview.

Once a selection is made, the selectee's application will be forwarded to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for approval by an OPM independent Qualifications Review Board, unless the selectee is a current SES executive or has successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume which must include the following information: announcement number and job title for which you are applying; beginning and ending dates (mo/yr) for paid or non-paid work experience; and average number of hours worked per week. Within the resume format, narrative statements addressing the MTQs are mandatory for consideration for this position.
  • Separate narrative statements addressing the five ECQs are mandatory for consideration for this position. Each ECQ factor is limited to one and half pages.
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Drug test required No

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