Chief Information Officer

Washington, D.C
Sep 10, 2019
Sep 18, 2019
Executive, Chief
Full Time


The position is located in the Office of Chief Information Officer.

Salary for SES varies depending on qualifications and SES certification status. The NTSB currently has certification which allows the agency to offer up to the EX Level II salary limit. Approval of certification permits agencies to offer up to the EX Level II salary, currently $192,300 (CY 2019). Without certification, agencies are limited to the EX Level III salary of $176,900 (CY 2019).
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The incumbent of this position serves as the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) Chief information Officer (CIO), responsible for providing leadership, executive level management and direction for the Information Technology (IT} and Information Resource Management programs at the NTSB. The incumbent serves as the principal advisor to the Chairman, Managing Director, and senior leadership on overall IT resources and information resource systems management, and strives to improve the operations and service delivery of NTSB programs through effective use of IT. As CIO, the incumbent leads the NTSB in the effective management of IT and information resources as summarized below:

Provides executive leadership to a team of IT professionals in implementing innovative programs/systems to achieve organizational goals and results; plans, manages, directs and evaluates the work of the Office and exercises important policy-making and policy-determining decisions; promotes innovative uses of technology and facilitates management access to needed information resources; collaborates with program executives on process improvements using IT innovations and solutions; provides oversight to a strategic and operational information technology plan that establishes priorities that are aligned with the NTSB Strategic Plan; supports research, development and engineering efforts needed to define information technology alternatives that can improve operations and customer service; stays abreast of advancing technology, user requirements and customer satisfaction with products and services; ensures secure connectivity to support a geographically dispersed workforce; works with NTSB management to ensure the conduct of IT processes is timely, cost-effective, in accordance with all applicable statutes, regulations and policies, and provides the best available capability consistent with requirements and within available budget resources; maintains an information resource management program that allows for the efficient collection, use, storage, archival, retrieval, and disposal of data in compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, and policies; evaluates program accomplishments and their overall effectiveness; develops the overall requirements and schedules to accomplish program objectives; ensures compliance with all applicable regulations and requirements for IT security to mitigate risks; and manages financial resources in support of IT programs at NTSB.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (see "How to Apply" section)
  • Suitability for Federal employment
  • Financial Interest in transportation enterprises will be evaluated
  • Bargaining Unit Position: NO
  • Direct Deposit is required
  • One-year probationary period is required unless previously completed one year in the Senior Executive Service.
  • Position has been designated as Special Sensitive; incumbent is required to be eligible (and maintain eligibility) for a Top Secret with Special Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI) clearance.
  • Selectee will be required to complete and submit an Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-278, prior to entering the position and annually thereafter.
  • Ethics pre-clearance/financial disclosure statement is required.
  • Security and Background Requirements


To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the 5 Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) as indicated below. Your accomplishments should be written in a clear and concise manner, emphasizing the level of responsibility, the scope and complexity of programs manages and results of your actions. In presenting your qualifications please use the model as explained in the "OPM Guide to the Senior Executive Service Qualifications" at the link below.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): All applicants must submit proof that they meet all 5 ECQs. If you fail to do so, your application will be rated as 'ineligible' and you will not receive further consideration. Additional information on the ECQs is available at: OPM's Guide to the Senior Executive Service Qualifications (PDF file). You must address each ECQ under its own sub-heading. ECQ narratives must not exceed 10 pages total. For each ECQ, provide examples from the last 10 years that demonstrate the majority of the competencies for that specific ECQ.

NOTE: Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility, and SES Candidate Development Program graduates who have been certified by OPM do NOT need to address the ECQs.

ECQ 1 - Leading Change: This core qualification involves 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: This core qualification involves 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: This core qualification involves 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: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves 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 Technical Qualifications

You must provide a separate narrative statement to each of the following technical qualifications which describes fully, but concisely, how your experience supports each of the following qualifications. Each technical qualification narrative should not exceed 2 pages. Failure to address these specific qualifications in a separate narrative statement will eliminate you from consideration:

1. Knowledge of and experience in applying laws, regulations, executive orders, and associated policies governing Federal information technology (IT) management sufficient to advise senior officials and provide oversight for the development and administration of organization-wide IT policies, programs, and projects.

2. Demonstrated experience evaluating emerging information technology and applying forward thinking concepts to deliver business solutions that support an organization-wide work environment with dynamic and diverse needs. Examples should address experience with secure and remote access for a geographically dispersed workforce with diverse needs, cloud computing, mobile devices, and innovative communication tools (e.g., instant messaging, video-conferencing, etc.).

3. Demonstrated experience developing and leading customer-focused initiatives that provide efficient, cost-effective, and secure IT tools and services that are compliant with Federal requirements, enable mission capabilities, and provide reliable service to customers. Examples should address your experience supporting technical and/or scientific systems and tools.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. A variety of work life amenities are offered such as alternate work schedules, telework, flextime, fitness benefits and transit benefits. Moving expenses associated with permanent change of station (PCS) are not authorized for this position.

If you left Federal Employment and received a buy out and you are selected for this position, you may be required to repay the full amount of the payment.

Multiple and subsequent vacancies may be filled from this announcement.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at .

Telework may be authorized on a case-by-case basis.

The National Transportation Safety Board provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the National Transportation Safety Board directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Highly qualified candidates may be interviewed and a reference check conducted. The NTSB Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results of the evaluation and make a written recommendation on the final selections to the appointing authority. Unless you have already been certified by the OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, or received certification by an OPM approved Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program, your ECQs must be certified by an OPM QRB before appointment may occur.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

Based on your eligibility category, please submit the required documents listed below. Applicants that fail to submit all required documents will lose consideration.

CATEGORY: Current/former career SES members:
-- Resume
-- Responses to the occupational questionnaire
-- Narrative addressing your possession of the mandatory technical qualifications (limited to 2 pages per MTQ) Narrative Statement May be Uploaded as a Separate Document that includes your name on each page.
-- Notice of Personnel Action (SF-50) **
-- Most recent performance appraisal (recommended)

** SF-50 must document career SES status.

CATEGORY: SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) graduates:
-- Resume
-- Responses to the occupational questionnaire
-- Narrative addressing your possession of the mandatory technical qualifications (limited to 2 pages per MTQ) Narrative Statement May be Uploaded as a Separate Document that includes your name on each page.
-- Most recent Notice of Personnel Action (SF-50)
-- Documentation certifying your completion of an OPM-approved CDP
-- Most recent performance appraisal (recommended)

CATEGORY: All Other Eligible Candidates:
-- Resume
-- Responses to the occupational questionnaire
-- Narrative describing your accomplishments as they relate to the five ECQs (limited to 10 pages total) Narrative Statement May be Uploaded as a Separate Document that includes your name on each page.
-- Narrative addressing your possession of the mandatory technical qualifications (limited to 2 pages per MTQ) Narrative Statement May be Uploaded as a Separate Document that includes your name on each page.
-- Most recent SF-50 **
-- Most recent performance appraisal ** (recommended)

** Applies only to current/former Federal Government employees.

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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