Chief Information Officer, NB-0301-VIII

Washington, D.C
Sep 22, 2019
Sep 24, 2019
Executive, Chief
Full Time


As Chief Information Officer, you will serve as an Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) executive and as a key advisor to the Comptroller and reports to the Senior Deputy Comptroller (SDC) for the Office of Management (OM).

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As Chief Information Officer you will:

  • Set goals and provide executive leadership and direction to Information Technology Services (ITS) staff responsible for IT and cyber infrastructure, systems development, operations, and maintenance, strategic planning, policy and controls, cyber security and privacy services, IT and cyber project management, data management, device management, management and shared services, platform management, records management, and customer experience and relationship management to effectively and efficiently support the agency's mission. Provide executive direction over technology studies and searches for new technology and strategies for delivering IT services. Ensure that current and planned initiatives, investments, and solutions are aligned with and support overarching and emerging Federal mandates, IT best practices, and the OCC's mission and operational needs.
  • Collaborate with the OCC Chief Financial Officer and other senior agency business unit counterparts in establishing, managing, and executing the ITS budget and providing full transparency into IT investment spending and overall health of the initiatives. Collaborate with OCC senior leaders in establishing, executing, and managing effective strategic sourcing strategies for IT services and products. Collaborate with CIOs of other regulatory and Treasury agencies for sharing leading practices, IT solutions, and information. Promote research and development for new technology to meet OCC goals and objectives and to improve the efficiency of operations.
  • Represent the Senior Deputy Comptroller and OCC at meetings with Treasury, legislators, bankers, attorneys and high-level federal, state and private industry officials.
  • Plan and assign work to be accomplished by direct-reports and subordinate supervisors. Make decisions on work problems elevated by subordinates. Provide advice and counsel on work and administrative matters. Evaluate performance in accordance with OCC guidelines; make personnel decisions regarding hiring, promotions, adverse actions, etc.; and provide training and development authorities, in accordance with delegated authority.
  • Establish objectives and goals in support of the OCC and OM strategic plans. Develop short and long term plans; establish priorities for the organization. Provide planning and resource management to sure that ITS activities support the OCC and OM objectives and goals. Provide executive direction and leads collaboration with key OCC stakeholders to develop annual Capacity Based Operating Plans (CBOP) describing work priorities and commitments between ITS, the OCC's Technology and Systems Subcommittee (TSS) and OCC mission-delivery and mission-support business units.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Locally

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

• Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
• Complete a one-year supervisory or managerial probationary period (unless already completed).
• Complete a background investigation (unless already completed).
• Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
• Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
• Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
• Travel occasionally
• Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
• Complete a financial disclosure review and resolve any ethics issues.
• Click here for important information about OCC ethics standards, such as the requirement that new hires divest their bank securities.
• Successfully complete a background investigation that includes criminal history, financial history (including a credit check) and other information.
• Obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.


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

You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the next lower level in the Federal service. To qualify for the NB-VIII level, you must have specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level, NB-VII or GS-15. The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Specialized experience for this position includes:
  • Leading organizations in identifying, implementing, and delivering a broad array of information technology products and services to customers in an efficient and effective way. AND
  • Advising senior management on IT principles, concepts and practices. AND
  • Formulating objectives and priorities that support IT strategic planning initiatives.

The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector, or through volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.

To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.


Education cannot be used to qualify for this position.

Additional information

• Salary range includes 20% geographical pay.
• Total pay cannot exceed applicable pay cap, which is $272,100 for 2019.
• If you are a current OCC employee who previously received a waiver determination permitting you to retain bank securities due to extenuating circumstances, please note that this determination may be rescinded if the nature of your duties changes. We strongly suggest that you discuss the potential implications of any change in duties on a prior securities determination with your ethics official.
• We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more positions.
• Click all links in this vacancy announcement to view additional information and instructions.
• Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
• Click "Print" to review the entire announcement before applying.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.


Your application will be evaluated in the following areas:
  • Technical Knowledge
  • Partnering
  • Oral Communication
  • Leadership
  • Strategic Thinking

Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories (Outstanding, Excellent, or Qualified) depending on your responses to the online questions regarding your experience, education and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference eligibles in that category. Qualified preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

Referral : If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

If you are a displaced or surplus federal employee eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) , you must be rated as well-qualified to receive special selection priority. "Well-qualified" means that in addition to meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective placement factor(s), if applicable, you must be assigned to the Outstanding or Excellent category.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents

A complete application includes: 1) A resume, 2) vacancy question responses, and 3) submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

RESUME: All applicants are required to submit a resume by either creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/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 review Resume Tips .

VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing actual or expected dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15 , along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form.

For more information on veterans' preference view FedsHireVets .

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) or INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions .

OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS : In addition, you may submit the following:
- Cover letter
- Recent performance evaluation (be sure to redact/remove all sensitive information prior to submitting)

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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