Chief Information Officer

Washington D.C.
Mar 28, 2019
Mar 28, 2019
Executive, Chief
Full Time

Occasional travel - Occasional to frequent travel may be required.

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Payment of relocation expenses may be authorized.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Designated or random drug testing may be required.
  • Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278) is required within 30 days.
  • Mobility agreements are required for members of the SES.
  • Eligibility for this position will be based upon a clear showing that the applicant has had experience of the scope and quality sufficient to effectively carry out the duties and assignments of the position.  Additionally, applicants must meet the basic education requirements to be eligible for consideration for this position.  

    To meet the minimum qualifications of this position, you must possess all of the mandatory executive core and professional/technical qualifications for this position.

    As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the ECQs and PTQs.

    You must show in your resume that you possess the mandatory Executive Core Qualifications and the Professional/Technical Qualifications listed below. We recommend that your resume emphasizes your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs you managed, and your accomplishments, including the results of your actions. An individual’s total experience must demonstrate possession of the ECQs and PTQs to perform the duties of this position.

    Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs):
    ECQ 1 - Leading Change: 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. Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, and Vision. 

    ECQ 2 - Leading People: 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 conflict. Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, and Team Building. 

    ECQ 3 - Results Driven: 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. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, and Technical Credibility. 

    ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, and Technology Management. 

    ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions: 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. Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy and Influencing/Negotiating.

    Fundamental Competencies: These competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning and Public Service Motivation.

    Professional and Technical Qualifications (PTQs):

    PTQ 1.  Demonstrated success in managing enterprise-wide information technology (IT) systems for a complex organization, to include: IT investment management, network design and development, IT application development, network and systems operation, and information system security and assurance.

    PTQ 2.  Demonstrated knowledge of key technical issues in IT and experience promoting IT system solutions to lead organizational changes throughout the enterprise to leverage state-of-the-art advances in information technology.

    PTQ 3.  Demonstrated experience providing authoritative direction and leadership for a multi-faceted IT services organization within a technical or research environment with varied customers, clients, and stakeholders; and, experience managing projects and programs to accomplish enterprise architecture goals/objectives.

    Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

    Applications should be submitted on-line through 

    Please do not submit separate statements addressing the ECQs and PTQs.

    Mobility: Individuals selected for Senior Executive Service positions may be subject to reassignment across geographical, organizational, and functional lines.

    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. Please see for more information.

    Relocation expenses: Payment of relocation expenses may be authorized.

    Background investigation: This position 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 of their appointment, annually thereafter and upon termination of Federal Government employment.

    Qualifications approval and probationary period: Persons newly selected for career appointments within 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.

    Drug Testing: Applicants selected for employment in this position may be subject to designated and/or random drug urinalysis to screen for illegal drugs.

    Veterans' Preference: Veterans' preference is not applicable to positions in the Senior Executive Service.

    Travel: Occasional to frequent travel may be required.

    Social Security Number: You will be required to enter your full social security number (SSN) to initially access and create an account at the website. However, only the last four (4) digits will appear in your resume. Please DO NOT put your SSN on pages within your application package.

    Privacy Act notice (PL93-579) - The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

    False Statements: If you make false statements 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.

    Signature: Before you are hired, you may be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.

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

    Applicants will be evaluated by a panel of Senior Executives to determine the degree to which they possess the mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs).

    You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience and education. Highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. The Executive Resources Board will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority. Unless you have already been certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must be certified by a QRB after selection and before appointment can occur.
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    Drug test required Yes

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