Chief Information Officer

Washington, D.C
Jul 20, 2019
Jul 28, 2019
Executive, Chief
Full Time


This position is located in the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), the Office of Information Technology (OIT). The incumbent serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) to the Inspector General, with supervisory control over the OIT. This office is responsible for all strategic and tactical planning, policy, budgeting, procurement, and administration for TIGTA IT programs.

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As the Chief Information Officer, you will:
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with executives and officials within TIGTA by frequent and recurring personal contacts intended to promote continuous communication to obtain, exchange, negotiate, and determine necessary actions concerning nationwide TIGTA IT activities.
  • Manage all aspects of information technology strategic planning ensuring that OIT strategic goals align with and inform TIGTA strategic objectives and where possible exploits emerging technologies.
  • Direct the development, dissemination, and maintenance of policies, plans, procedures, guidelines, and standards relating to TIGTA IT functions.
  • Plan and organize the work through multiple layers of subordinate supervisors.
  • Direct OIT budget management including formulation, execution, and other administrative operations.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

Per the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 Section 1103(b)(7)(j) requires the IG, Deputy IG for Auditing, Deputy IG for Investigations, or any other Deputies not to have been employees of IRS during the 2-year period preceding their date of appointment, or during the 5-year period following the date the person's employment ended with TIGTA.


You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


All applicants must submit a written narrative response to the following ECQs. Your narrative must address each ECQ separately. Additional information on ECQs is available at .

Structure your ECQ statements in terms of actions you have taken, the context or environment in which the action was taken, and the outcome or results of those actions (Challenge - Context - Action - Result (CCAR) model). Please be advised the individual selected for this position will likely require certification by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) conducted by OPM, prior to receiving the Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment. Your responses are required for each of the ECQs, unless you have had your ECQs previously certified by an OPM QRB for the SES. If you completed an SES probationary period, or did not have to serve one, and were removed for a reason that made you ineligible for reinstatement to the SES, you will need a new QRB certification.

If you already have been certified by an OPM QRB, submit proof such as a copy of the certification or an SF-50 showing SES Career Status. Your SF-50 should show a code 4 in block 34. If it shows a code 3, you must address the ECQs or provide a copy of the OPM certification.

You will be evaluated on the following ECQs:
  • ECQ 1 - Leading Change: 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.
  • ECQ 2 - Leading People: 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.
  • ECQ 3 - Results Driven: 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.
  • ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
  • ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions: 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.

Mandatory Competencies:

A response is required for each of the following TPCs:
  • TPC1: Executive level experience leading and directing a multi-disciplinary team in developing and recommending technology solutions for a wide range of issues, and directing the team in conducting studies concerning IT programs supporting an enterprise vision.
  • TPC2: Executive level experience working through a project life cycle tracked and used by senior leadership to make informed decisions supporting organization strategic goals. Please include your experience providing expert technical and business leadership of a multi-million dollar IT capital budget; and experience ensuring project prioritization protocol is collaboratively developed and implemented to rank order IT Department Infrastructure and Business Line IT projects including thoroughly planned, cost-justified, approved, and executed projects.
  • TPC3: Executive level experience leading and overseeing the design, implementation, and continuing operations of modern, reliable, and secure end-to-end IT security services. Such services include data center operations, network communications, and data base/applications/web servers in an environment encompassing a wide range of data, data sources, and information that spans a wide spectrum of security access and storage concerns specific to the law enforcement environment.
  • TPC4: Executive level experience strategically managing human, financial, and information resources that includes bringing about strategic change within and outside the organization to meet organizational goals.
  • TPC5: Executive level experience resolving business requirements when presented with technology limitations/capabilities.

In addition to meeting qualifications, applicants must also show proficiency in 1) attention to detail, 2) customer service, 3) oral communication, and 4) problem solving.


Additional information

  • OPM approval will be required for any applicant who does not have SES career status.
  • Veterans' Preference does not apply to the SES.
  • Executive Branch agencies are prohibited by law from accepting or considering political recommendations and are required to return any political recommendations to the sender.
  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
  • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
  • We offer opportunities for telework.
  • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

  • A one year probationary period may be required.
  • A one year SES probationary period may be required.
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
  • Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information - Background Investigation will be required.
  • You will be required to regularly report to duty station listed above. While teleworking is an option, approval is at management's discretion based on duties, business needs, performance, etc.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
  • File a Public Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
  • Undergo an income tax verification.

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

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical/Professional Competencies (TPCs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) provides models and suggestions for writing ECQs at their Guide To Senior Executive Service Qualifications . Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration.

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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 résumé, 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 résumé 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/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .

SES CANDIDATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (CDP) GRADUATES DOCUMENTATION - If you are an SES CDP graduate, then you must submit proof of OPM Qualification Review Board Certification.

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.