Chief Enterprise Architect (Team Leader)

Rockville, Maryland
Aug 23, 2019
Aug 28, 2019
Executive, Chief
Full Time


This position is located in the Office of the Chief Information Officer, Governance & Enterprise Management Services Division, Cyber Oversight and Enterprise Architecture Branch, Enterprise Architecture Team. The supervisor is Cris Brown.

This position is not in the Bargaining Unit.

This position is subject to Confidential Financial Disclosure.

This position is not subject to Security Ownership Restriction reporting requirements.

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The Chief Enterprise Architect (Team Leader) is responsible for leading the analysis of IT/IM service portfolio performance and business needs in conjunction with the agency-wide IT/IM planning activities and enterprise architecture roadmap development, implementing and enforcing enterprise-wide data management and technology standards through IT governance practices; developing and maintaining Agency EA Models. The CEA Team Leader will also support Federal Government-wide IT portfolio performance analysis and reporting activities and gain organizational commitment for high-level architecture plans and initiates and participates in projects to evaluate technologies and methods for implementing these plans.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.


In order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

1. Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of the System Development Life Cycle Methodology, the Capital Planning Investment Control (CPIC) process, Business Process Improvement methodologies, Federal governance requirements, and all Federal EA Models to effectively manage the Agency's Enterprise Architecture.

2. Demonstrated ability to lead teams in project management planning, coordination, implementation, and solving complex problems.

3. Demonstrated ability to lead the implementation of management policies and guidelines at the headquarters staff level in a Federal agency. Extensive working knowledge of the laws relating to OCIO programs in the federal government and the effect and application of those laws to OCIO programs.

4. A technical background with comprehensive knowledge of current and emerging technology solutions, and comprehensive knowledge of broad business areas. Knowledge of the principles, theories and practices of business and system analysis.

5. Ability to comprehend the efforts of others in highly specialized technical areas. Ability to develop comments and questions regarding solution value criteria, design criteria and design features, and lead technical discussions. Demonstrated ability to develop, present, and write technical and policy materials, procedure manuals, and user guides for all levels of staff. Demonstrated ability to work closely with people of diverse organizational roles and grades to achieve integrated, workable and acceptable IT/IM studies, solutions, policies, standards and guidelines.


Experience in assessing solutions to determine if they meet business needs, are cost effective and a good fit with the current and future enterprise architecture, and a good investment for the Agency. Experience in researching, justifying, establishing, and leading modernization plans and for existing architectures. Experience meeting business needs with existing solutions. Experience developing and implementing plans to simplify the Enterprise Architecture.

A description of how you possess the specialized experience as well as how you meet the qualifications desired in an ideal candidate should be addressed in your resume.


Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the job requirements. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to any vacancy questions to determine your level of knowledge, skill and ability related to the job requirements. If you are among the top candidates for this position, your application will be referred to the hiring manager.

Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
L Access Authorization

Drug test required

Required Documents

List of supplemental material that may be applicable:

If you are a NRC employee you are required to submit your most recent Rating of Record (Performance Appraisal) or a statement saying that one is not available.

If you are a current/reinstatement eligible Federal employee with status (Tenure Group 1 or 2), you will be considered under our merit promotion procedures and must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) to verify competitive status or reinstatement eligibility.

Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g. DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service; Current Active Duty members must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within 120 days; SF-15 Form and related documentation; VA letter.) You can find additional information about Veterans' Preference at

If you are applying for a position that requires a college degree, you must submit your College Transcripts.

All supplemental documents will now be collected electronically and should be submitted before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. You have three choices for submitting your supplemental documents:

1. Use the "USAJOBS" feature to download documents from your USAJOBS portfolio; or
2. use the "Upload" feature to upload documents directly from your computer. The following types of documents can be uploaded: .gif, .jpeg, .png, .rtf, .pdf, and .doc; or
3. use the "Fax" feature to print the Fax Cover Sheet and fax it, along with your supplemental documents to 1-571-258-4052.

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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