Chief Technology Officer

District of Columbia, D.C
Aug 23, 2019
Aug 31, 2019
Executive, Chief
Full Time


The Department of Housing and Urban Development is the nation's housing agency committed to strengthening the Nation's housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; and build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination.

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This position is located in the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The mission of the OCIO is to enable delivery of HUD programs, services, and management processes by providing high-quality information technology (IT) solutions and services.

The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) serves as an advisor to Chief Information Officer (OCIO), to promote and foster innovation and high-performance use of information technology (IT) across internal and external stakeholders and assist in achieving the Secretary's goals. The CTO executes these duties by monitoring and evaluating advancements in technology, enterprise architecture, federal policy and legislation, IT management best-practices, and mission needs. The CTO is responsible for bringing together the best and brightest minds and current and future computing technologies to address the requirements of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's scientific, energy and nuclear security mission, and providing strategic guidance to link internal and external partners to this end. These activities, and others, are supported through collaboration opportunities, stakeholder meetings, sponsorship of pilots and proof-of concepts, research, recommendations, and other leadership activities, and assisting the OCIO in supporting and transforming business operations for its customers and its stakeholders.
  • Identifies and reports on innovative solutions, processes and technologies and promotes the integration of significant capabilities to HUD's information management and technology portfolio.
  • Produces a supporting strategic roadmap that identifies needs, obstacles and opportunities within and across the Departments' mission, program and support offices and develops and outlines a vision for new services and implementation opportunities.
  • Promotes the use of innovative technologies to enhance information management programs such as security and records retention.
  • Represents the OCIO among customers, partners and key stakeholders to help advance and advocate technological developments, foster innovation, productivity and performance.
  • Encourages and participates as an agent for advancement and change in the creation of initiatives by State and local governments, regional organizations, private businesses, nonprofit organizations and other CIO customers or stakeholders that encourages technology transfer, stimulates innovation and promotes a culture of investment in technology-related growth and impact.
  • Provides expert advice, recommendations, and representation in areas of government initiatives, policy analysis, technology assessments, federal policies and initiatives, as well as industry practices while maintaining relationships with key personnel and officials from the department, other agencies, and industry relationships to advance effective implementation of tools and practices for the department.
  • As a member of the CIO Executive Council, works in concert with peers consistent with the goals of the Clinger-Cohen Act for providing a modern and efficient IT infrastructure, identifying significant cyber security enhancements, and implementing modernized corporate systems based on the Department's corporate systems enterprise architecture.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Some travel may be required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a favorable background investigation.
  • A one-year probationary period is required, if not previously completed.
  • Must meet Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs)
  • Will be required to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report, SF-278.

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


As a basic requirement, applicants must demonstrate progressively responsible experience directly related to the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined under Mandatory Technical Qualifications. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent, with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations. Failure to meet basic qualification requirements, specialized experience, and all mandatory technical qualifications may result in disqualification.

You must have at least one year of specialized experience related to this position. Specialized experience includes:
  • Planning, organizing, and advising efforts to negotiate with senior management to gain acceptance and implementation of recommendations for changes in established IT systems.
  • Analyzing technical, budgetary, strategic objectives and performance measures to the full range of telecommunications, computer, information management, and web areas to assure the effectiveness of information management programs.
  • Developing and/or recommending enhancements for department-wide information systems.
  • Collecting requirements, implementing, and maintaining automated information systems to include the integration of hardware, software and telecommunications in a networked environment.
  • Developing guidance for carrying out program planning, analysis, and evaluation functions.
  • Initiating, establishing, monitoring, managing and operating large-scale information technology systems.



MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): In addition to the qualifying experience, applicants must possess the following technical qualifications that represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.

  • Professional knowledge of the principles and objectives of information management technology in completing technology assessments, establishing technology roadmaps with cost impacts, and developing current and future state architecture, to include experience leading architectural efforts of mainframe financial applications within the same enterprise and completing mainframe application migration, successful adoption of enterprise-wide cloud and/or other impactful technical capabilities through effective negotiation and persuasion with enterprise stakeholders.
  • Expert knowledge of management theories, principles and concepts required to establish DevOps maturity for an organization and develop guidance for carrying out assigned technical planning, analysis, and evaluation functions.

  • To be considered for this position, you must submit a written statement addressing each MTQ. Failure to address the MTQs, will adversely affect your chances for referral or selection.


    There is no substitution of education for experience at this level.

    Additional information


    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development strives to ensure that the public perceives HUD as a fair and equitable agency that administers its programs in an objective and impartial manner. As such, HUD is committed to its government ethics program, which advises employees on applicable ethics laws and regulations designed to protect the agency against real and apparent conflicts of interest. As a federal employee, you will be subject to the Standards of Ethical Conduct and the U.S. criminal conflict of interest statutes. As a HUD employee, you will also be subject to the HUD Supplemental Ethics Regulations which restrict the extent to which a HUD employee can engage in certain activities and hold certain investments. Depending on your position, you may also be required to file a public or confidential financial disclosure report. Upon your new appointment, you will receive guidance regarding your ethics obligations. You will also be required to attend a mandatory ethics training within 3 months of appointment.

    HUD employees are prohibited under Section 7501.104, 5 Code of Federal Regulations from directly or indirectly owning, acquiring, or receiving:
    • Federal Housing Authority debentures or certificate of claim;
    • Financial interest in a project, including any single-family dwelling or unit subsidized by HUD, or which is subject to a note or mortgage insured by HUD;
    • Section 8 subsidies to or on behalf of a tenant of property you, your spouse, or a dependent child owns.
    The following are exceptions to the Section 8 prohibition:
    • The employee, or the employee's spouse or minor child acquires, without specific intent as through inheritance, a property in which a tenant receiving such a subsidy already resides;
    • The tenant receiving such a subsidy lived in the rental property before the employee worked for the Department;
    • The tenant receiving such a subsidy is a parent, child, grandchild, or sibling of the employee;
    • The employee's, or the employee's spouse or minor child's, rental property has an incumbent tenant who has not previously received such a subsidy and becomes the beneficiary thereof; or
    • The location of the rental property is in a Presidentially declared emergency or natural disaster area and the employee receives prior written approval from an agency designee.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    In addition to the specialized experience, applicants will be evaluated against the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). As a supplement to your application, please provide examples of relevant experience, training, and personal achievements, which address each of the MTQs. The examples should be clear and concise and show levels of accomplishment and degree of responsibility. FAILURE TO ADDRESS THE REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS WILL RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION BEING DISQUALIFIED.
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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    Your application package must include your:

    RESUME: All applicants are required to submit a resume, either by creating on 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 resume. We suggest you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips . Your resume should include: full name, mailing address, and day and evening telephone numbers and email addresses. Educational information, including the name, city and state of the colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type and year of any degrees received. Information about your paid and non-paid work experience related to the position including:
    • Job title (including series and grade, if Federal job)
    • Duties and accomplishments
    • Employer's name and address
    • Supervisor's name and telephone number (indicate if we may contact your current supervisor)
    • Starting and ending dates of employment (month/year)
    • Hours per week
    • Annual salary
    • Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments
    • Country of citizenship


    CURRENT AND FORMER EMPLOYEES -- Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment:
    • Submit a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing competitive service as Tenure 1 or 2 (Block 24), Position Occupied as 1 - Competitive Service (Block 34), current Grade (Block 18) and Salary (Block 20). Typically Award SF-50s do not provide the required information. If the full performance level of your position is different from the grade indicated in Block 18, please provide proof of the full performance level.
    • If your highest permanent grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing that grade.

    If you are applying under a special hiring authority (e.g. Military Spouses, Interchange Agreement, VEOA, Schedule A Disability, etc.), please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be eligible under one of these authorities, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

    CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP/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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