Assistant Sergeant at Arms & Chief Information Officer (#368)

Washington D.C.
Aug 12, 2019
Sep 06, 2019
Full Time

U.S. Senate Office of the Sergeant at Arms (SAA)

Washington, DC

Salary $137,140 - $169,459

Position Description

The Assistant Sergeant at Arms/Chief Information Officer (CIO) works with the Sergeant at Arms and Deputy Sergeant at Arms on a wide variety of information systems issues. This is an executive level position managing a multi-million dollar budget a large cadre of professional and technical staff, and mission critical information technology, telecommunications, and cybersecurity initiatives supporting the business functions of the United States Senate.


The CIO is responsible for information security, technology infusion, telecommunications, helpdesk, IT systems to support COOP and COG, enterprise computing systems, data networks, web services and hosting, system development, and office equipment. The CIO leads the building and managing of the infrastructure, technologies, and data that enable digital transformation. The CIO oversees the development, operation, and maintenance (engineering, installation, and operation) of a nationwide network for the United States Senate, including a redundant Network Operations Center (NOC), a redundant Cybersecurity Operations Center (CSOC), a robust, geographically diverse three-tier nationwide help desk, mobile communications support, telecommunication services, office equipment services, system procurement, and inventory management.


The CIO ensures interoperability throughout the product portfolio, and adapts the technology processes and skill sets to support ongoing changes in the technology and business landscape. The CIO promotes the development of next generation technologies and platforms that support the legislative process.


·         Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or related field.

·         Five to eight years of senior or executive management experience; or any combination of education and experience.

·         Knowledge of emerging digital and business processes.  

  • Knowledge of current principles and practices of business, personnel management, emergency management, and organizational leadership.
  • Familiarity with, or ability to understand, the legislative process.
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with Senate staff, contractors, vendors and senior officials of the various government and non-government entities with whom the SAA conducts business. 
  • Ability to organize and coordinate resources to achieve program and organizational goals and objectives.
  • Ability to work with executive staff to define strategic plans and objectives.
  • Ability to supervise, plan, coordinate, assign, direct and evaluate the work of technical, professional, and managerial staff.
  • Ability to analyze and review the efficiency and effectiveness of Senate technology and to recommend necessary changes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to develop and write security plans and operating procedures.
  • Ability to obtain a top secret security clearance.

SAA offers Federal Employee Health Benefits and a dynamic work environment. To apply, please submit your application online at No later than Friday, September 6, 2019. EOE

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