Associate Chief Information Officer, Enterprise Infrastructure System

Washington, D.C
Aug 24, 2019
Aug 31, 2019
Executive, Chief
Full Time


The Associate Chief Information Officer, Enterprise Infrastructure System, is responsible for defining and implementing a technology architecture and platform, in coordination with the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and OPM stakeholders, that support the day-to-day technology needs and the technology strategic vision of OPM. The work aligns with OPM's and CIO's organization's mission, objectives, and goals.
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  • Plans, develops, and implements modern digital and IT best practices;
  • Ensures compliance with comprehensive information technology best practices, standards, policies and regulations, including federal statutory requirements, while maintaining a best practice, highly secure, and resilient IT architecture;
  • Develops and implements a workforce strategy that attracts, develops, and retains top IT, digital, and cybersecurity talent to continuously analyze and adopt modern technologies and solutions that drive enhanced business value;
  • Manages the ACIO ESI IT resource planning, to include human resource, budget, acquisition, and financial management activities, to maximize IT investment value and minimize Agency operational and security risk;
  • Leads transformation of OPM IT infrastructure and cybersecurity, institutionalize IT as a strategic mission enabler, drives innovation, and improves employee/customer IT and digital experiences;
  • Leads development, implementation and ongoing usage of operational reports on the status of the infrastructure operation, network health, risks, vulnerabilities, and potential threats;
  • Formulates and manages the agency's response to government-wide mandated FISMA security and privacy reporting requirements and resolve related information security issues and tracking the completion of security related mandates and enhancements.
  • Identifies security policy trends, evaluates their impact, and advises the CIO and CISO on the implications of those trends for OPM programs;
  • Leads the development of OPM-wide information security related policies and procedures to ensure information systems reliability and accessibility, and to prevent an defend against unauthorized access to systems, networks and data;
  • Develops and implements programs to ensure that users of agency systems, network, data and paper records are aware of understand, and adhere to systems' and document security policies and procedures;
  • Oversees the rigorous application of information security/information assurance and privacy policies, principles and practices in the delivery of all IT services.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period


The Executive Core Qualifications are required for entry to the Senior Executive Service; to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualification(s), listed below.

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.

1. Expert knowledge of the principles an objectives of information management technology including telecommunications, information management systems, modern web-based approaches and their applications to systems designed to improve the performance of technical, management, and communication functions.

2. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of large, enterprise-wide IT systems and their components to expand the capabilities and value that customers can realize from an optimized IT environment.

3. Demonstrated skill in leading a complex IT program that requires collaboration, partnership, and negotiation across a large, geographically dispersed organization, or streamlined, quality operation for stakeholders and customers.

Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at

Please ensure that your resume emphasizes your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions relating to the qualifications described above. An example of a resume showing possession of the ECQs is available at

Please DO NOT submit separate statements addressing the ECQs/Technical Qualification(s) as they will not be considered.

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


Additional information

Relocation expenses will not be paid. Current OPM employees may qualify as an exception.
  • Salary for Senior Executive Service positions varies depending on qualifications.
  • Selected candidate will be subject to a one-year probationary period in the Senior Executive Service unless required probationary period has previously been served.
  • Selected candidate is required to file a SF-278, Public Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days after his/her appointment, in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
  • Veteran's Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application:

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Resumes will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may be invited to participate in a structured interview and undergo a reference check. The OPM Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the approving authority.

Unless you have already been certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must be certified by a QRB before appointment can occur.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Your Resume - the format is at your discretion but must show that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualification(s). You resume should also include the following:
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    • Full name, mailing and email addresses, day and evening telephone numbers
    • Educational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type of degree received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (
    • Information about your paid and non-paid work experiences related to this position including: job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, duration of employment, and salary
    • You may also include information about honors, awards, and special accomplishment.
  • Other supporting documents:
    • Cover Letter, optional
    • Please complete and submit the form to determine if our recruitment efforts are reaching all segments of the population, consistent with Federal equal employment opportunity laws. Your voluntary responses are treated confidentially and are not released to the panel rating the applications, to the selecting official, to anyone else who can affect your application, or to the public.)
    • Most recent SF-50 or Notification of Personnel Action showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service)
    • Graduates of an approved SES Candidate Development Program must include a copy of their OPM certification of eligibility.
    • Current or former career SES members must submit documentation of their SES status.
  • Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted. Please do not submit any additional information not requested above.

    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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