Deputy Director for Technology

District of Columbia, D.C
May 23, 2019
May 25, 2019
Full Time


The incumbent of this position serves as Deputy Director for Technology in the Office of Financial Research (OFR or the Office) and reports to the Director of the Office. The Deputy Director for Technology is responsible for providing vision and executive level leadership in carrying out and managing the technology responsibilities and mandates of the Office.

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The Deputy Director for Technology, under the direction of the Director and in collaboration with the senior management team, provides vision and leadership and sets strategies, goals and objectives for directing and managing all the technology-related responsibilities of the Office;

Serves as a key advisor, providing expert level advice, guidance, and advice to the Director of the Office and to Office Senior Staff on mission-critical technology initiatives, issues, and agency functions affecting the Office's ability to monitor risks to the financial system;

Working collaboratively with the senior management team, determines the technology strategy for the collection, validation, maintenance, secure distribution and publication of all data necessary to carry out the duties of the OFR;

Collaborates with key stakeholders and directs staff appropriately to provide technology solutions to collect, analyze, organize, store, and share data from a variety of sources across the financial system, including member agencies, commercial data providers, publicly available data sources, and financial entities;

Provides leadership and advice to OFR senior management on the innovative use of information technology to efficiently and effectively support the mission objectives of the OFR. Activities include:
  • Providing vision and leadership in defining not only OFR's IT capabilities, but more importantly OFR's role within the broader IT ecosystem across the banking regulatory community.
  • Leading the design and development of efficient architecture to serve the needs of the OFR and the larger FSOC Community.
  • Establishing and leveraging relationships with the Federal scientific and research community, academia, the venture capital community, and the private sector to ensure OFR not only leverages the most effective technologies for its mission, but is also able to attract and retain the technical talent it requires.
  • Formulating broad policies and programs for properly managing OFR's information system resources including managing the long range planning and budgeting process for information systems.
  • Establishing measurable support requirements for the acquisition of hardware, software and other contractor supplied support. This includes effectively monitoring contractor progress in fulfilling system performance, cost and schedule commitments, as well as advising the Director, Deputy Directors, and other relevant senior officials of actual or anticipated variances.
  • Assuring the maximum value of technology investments by establishing and coordinating the activities of an OFR IT Investment Review Board or other internal advisory groups.

Develops, maintains, and facilitates the implementation of a sound and integrated information technology architecture and roadmap for the OFR ensuring:
  • the security of all information assets, computers, and networks
  • the leverage of the most effective technologies for meeting OFR's mission requirements
  • the effective evaluation and usage of innovative technologies in support of OFR's more complex analytic and mission;Manages the design, development, delivery, and operation of OFR's technical platforms and capabilities including (but not limited to):
  • OFR's data, analytic, and non-analytic infrastructure
  • OFR's data management applications and tools
  • OFR's information security protocols
  • OFR's official web presence;

Ensures the security of OFR's information assets is maintained in compliance with all Federal mandated requirements;

Serves as a partner and advisor to other groups within the OFR, as well as OFR's external clients, on accessing data and other technical services from the OFR;

Monitors the performance of information technology programs on the basis of applicable performance measures and advises the Deputy Directors, the Director, and other senior level officials on whether to continue, modify, or terminate an IT program or project;

Manages the activities of subordinate staff in carrying out their responsibilities as well as finds and implements ways to eliminate or reduce significant bottlenecks and barriers to production, promote team building, or improved business practices (e.g., plans work, establishes goals, evaluates individuals performance);

Represents the Director, OFR on various commissions, boards, or Committees and presents the views of the Director at executive-level meetings and forums and elicits information, analysis, and other opinions. Represents the OFR on all Treasury-wide IT related issues and public forums. This also includes representing OFR at conferences and amongst industry consortiums;

Plans, directs, and supervises a subordinate staff and the day-to-day operations of the Technology Center;

Hires and manages staff in the Technology Center;

Provides direction and guidance to staff, formulates performance expectations for staff members, provides performance management feedback, and prepares annual evaluations.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Some travel may be required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Candidate must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. National.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance.
  • Initial appointments are required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.
  • Financial disclosure is required.



MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): The MTQs describe the necessary technical knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Experience must have been at a sufficiently high level of difficulty to show clearly that the candidate possesses the required professional and technical qualifications and core qualification set forth below. Your response must be limited to two pages for each MTQ.

MTQ 1- Demonstrated leadership and experience in successfully managing agency and/or corporate level IT and data management functions performed by the financial sector and/or government regulatory entities responsible for financial sector oversight, including: applications / web based technologies; data management / analytics; infrastructure systems integration; enterprise IT architecture; IT investment portfolio; and IT security.

MTQ 2- Demonstrated experience in assessing the characteristics and capabilities of the latest information technologies and how they can be applied to accomplish business functions, streamline service delivery, and enhance operational effectiveness in the financial sector and/or government regulatory entities; particularly in the areas of knowledge management, electronic records, document management and collaboration tools. This includes experience in analyzing customer needs, providing strategic IT solutions and implementing appropriate policy and governance.

MTQ 3 - Experience and success in developing and presenting innovative IT concepts and solutions to senior executives (e.g. government officials or corporate CEO's) in the financial sector and/or government regulatory entities.


For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page .

If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.

Additional information

EEO Policy Statement: 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.
Reasonable Accommodation: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of 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. Legal and Regulatory Guidance.
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 materials you send with your application will not be returned. Send only those materials needed to evaluate your application. Please do not place your application in a notebook or binder. For further information pertaining to the SES, applicants are encourage to visit: SES
Financial Disclosure: All employees of the Federal Government are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct. Upon hire, and on an annual basis thereafter, the incumbent of this position will be required to file a public financial disclosure report. The incumbent may be prohibited from holding certain financial interests.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.

Rating : Your application will be evaluated based on your responses to the Mandatory Technical Qualifications. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, A, B, or C depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

Referral : If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions

VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing actual or expected dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15 , along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans' preference view FedsHireVets.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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