Assistant Inspector General for Information Technology (Chief Information Officer)

Washington, D.C
Nov 16, 2020
Nov 24, 2020
Executive, Chief
Full Time


The Assistant Inspector General/Chief Information Officer leads the Office of Information Technology, which provides cutting edge IT services to a national organization that stretches from Hawaii to Puerto Rico. You will plan, develop and deploy secure and sophisticated platforms and tools to drive positive change for law enforcement agents, auditors, evaluators, analysts and other OIG employees to enable the fight against fraud, waste and abuse in HHS programs and to protect HHS beneficiaries.
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The Assistant Inspector General for Information Technology/Chief Information Officer (CIO) reports directly to the Deputy Inspector General for Management and Policy (DIG-MP) and shares responsibility for carrying out OIG's Information Resources Management program. The CIO provides executive direction and supervision to the Chief Technology Officer and the Directors of the following Office of Information Technology (OIT) Divisions:
  • Architecture and Transformation
  • Information Assurance
  • Operations Management
The CIO has Information Resources Management (IRM) identified as their primary responsibility. As defined by Office of Management and Budget Circular A-130 , IRM encompasses both information itself and the related resources, such as personnel, equipment, funds, and information technology.

The CIO carries out IRM responsibilities by effective identification and deployment of IT through broad awareness of current and emerging IT capabilities, standards, policies and law.

If selected, you will be responsible for the following core areas required for an effective and compliant IRM program and operation of the IT services required to efficiently and effectively support the OIG national workforce:
  • Policy and Organization;
  • Leadership and IT Human Capital Management;
  • Process and Change Management;
  • Information Resources Strategy and Planning;
  • IT Performance Assessment;
  • Models and Methods;
  • IT Project and Program Management;
  • Capital Planning and Investment Control;
  • Acquisition;
  • Information and Knowledge Management;
  • Cybersecurity/Information Assurance;
  • Enterprise Architecture; and
  • Technology Management and Assessment.
  • As CIO, you will also deal with:
    • Privacy issues for personally identifiable information (PII) and personal health information (PHI) processed at OIG;
    • Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act requirements;
    • Open Government mandates; and
    • Accessibility issues, as well as the preservation of records to comply with business, operating, regulatory and legal requirements.
    You will ensure IT provides value-adding capabilities for the organization and that IRM strategic planning aligns with the OIG strategic planning process and integrates with OIG's business functions and plan. You will be responsible for the OIG IRM plan to address shared services, HHS IT initiatives, OMP IT initiatives and external drivers from OIG stakeholders.

    You will represent OIG and the DIG-MP at policy-making conferences with other Departmental officials, other government agencies, and professional organizations in matters directly or indirectly impacting on assigned areas of responsibility. This includes representing OIG at HHS IT governance meetings and maintaining liaison with other Federal agencies and the IT industry.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    Promotion Potential


    Conditions of Employment

    • U.S Citizenship is required.
    • Registration with the Selective Service (if applicable).
    • Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation.
    • One year probationary period required for initial SES appointment.
    • Public Financial Disclosure is required.
    • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing is required.


    To be qualified for this position, your application must reflect specialized experience in a managerial capacity providing leadership and direction to a large, geographically-dispersed organization responsible for providing information technology services and customer support. This experience must demonstrate sophisticated analytical skills, superior written and oral communication skills, good judgment, and experience interacting with government and/or non-government officials. Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state, local or tribal government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations. At this level, you would have typically been responsible for planning, directing, and evaluating work that included managing and/or supervising other managers.

    As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), your application must show evidence of progressively responsible executive leadership and supervisory experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Technical Qualifications (TQs) listed below.

    Technical Qualifications (TQs) - Mandatory; required TQ narrative (2-page limit per TQ, 10 pages total using font size 12 Times New Roman and 1" page margin) must clearly show that you possess the following TQs. Bulleted format is acceptable:
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience developing a high performing national IT workforce to support organizational strategic goals.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience enhancing a digital workplace strategy that enables digital dexterity while ensuring the core IT functions are secure, reliable and cost efficient.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with enterprise planning and policymaking. Drives the development of enterprise technology standards, governance processes and performance metrics to ensure IT delivers value to the enterprise.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience leading a national organization through transformational technology initiatives to a multi-vendor, cloud based technology platform to support a digital workforce. Include examples of using modern software development methodologies to update legacy applications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience leading cyber security operations to protect a national organization.
  • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) -- Mandatory; your résumé (5-page limit) must clearly show that you possess the following ECQs (do not submit a separate narrative addressing the ECQs) : 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. (Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision). 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. (Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building). 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. (Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility). Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. (Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management). 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. (Competencies: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating).
    Fundamental Competencies are the foundation for success in each of the ECQs and should be evident over the course of your résumé: Interpersonal Skills; Oral Communication; Integrity/Honesty; Written Communication; Continual Learning; and Public Service Motivation.

    Additional information on the ECQs is available at

    If selected, you will be required to complete an ECQ package by drafting narratives for each of the ECQs for submission and certification by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in order to be placed in this position. You may also be required to participate in a structured interview as part of the OPM QRB certification process. If you are currently serving in a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), you will not need to draft the ECQs.


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    Veterans' Preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service.

    Security and Background Requirements: A background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

    E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

    Probationary Period: Persons newly selected for career appointment to the SES must have their ECQs approved by the OPM Qualifications Review Board and will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

    Recruitment Incentives: A recruitment bonus may be authorized for this position. Repayment of student loans may be offered. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be authorized subject to funds availability and the agency's determination that it would be in the best interest of the Government to authorize such payments as allowed by regulation. If relocation expense allowances are paid, you will be required to sign a one-year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the service agreement may require repayment of relocation expense allowances. A relocation incentive is not authorized.

    Mobility: Individuals selected for SES positions may be subject to reassignment across geographic, organizational, and functional lines.

    Financial Disclosure: This position is subject to public financial disclosure requirements and must be filed within 30 days of the appointment. For more information about Financial Disclosure and OGE Form 278, you may go to the Office of Government Ethics website at and select Financial Disclosure.

    Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

    Political Appointment: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last five (5) years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Noncareer SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information on your resume and to the Human Resources Office.

    EEO Statement: HHS is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, or other differences.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Your résumé, technical qualifications narrative and responses to the Assessment Questionnaire are an integral part of the process for determining your basic and specialized qualifications for the position. Responses that are not supported by your application will eliminate you from consideration.

    Your application will be evaluated in the following manner:
  • Applications will be evaluated for completeness. Incomplete or late packages will not receive further consideration.
  • Minimum qualifications review. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure that you meet the specialized experience, mandatory Technical Qualifications, and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) requirements. If you do not meet these requirements, you will not receive further consideration.
  • If it is determined that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position, your application package will be further evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may be invited to participate in a structured interview and undergo reference checks. Top candidates may be required to submit further written documentation of qualifications (e.g., may be required to participate in a writing exercise or provide a writing sample) or participate in additional assessments.
  • The HHS OIG Executive Resources Board will review results and make recommendations on final selection to the appointing authority. All information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. You should expect that we will verify performance, suitability, security information and take that information into account in making employment offers. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection, and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
  • All initial appointments to an SES position are contingent on approval from OPM's Qualifications Review Board unless the selectee has successfully graduated from an OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program (CDP). An individual's initial SES career appointment becomes final only after the individual successfully completes a 1-year probationary period.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Sensitive Compartmented Information

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness , Credentialing

    Required Documents

    The application method for this position is modified "Résumé-Only". Your complete application package must include a résumé (not to exceed 5 pages) and a separate narrative addressing the technical qualifications (not to exceed 10 pages total). Any information in excess of specified page limitation will not be evaluated. Do not submit separate narrative to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Evidence of ECQs should be present in your resume.

    All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
    • Résumé (5 page limit)
    • Mandatory Technical Qualifications Narrative (10 page limit)
    Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s), which may not be required for all applicants:
    • Cover Letter
    • SF-50/Notification of Personnel Action showing your current or former civil service status
    • Proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification (OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program candidates (if applicable)
    • Other Supporting Documents: (Only submit if applicable to you)
    **I M P O R T A N T** We strongly encourage you to tailor your résumé specifically for this position to ensure it includes relevant examples of how you possess the specialized experience, technical qualifications, and the Executive Core Qualifications to enable reviewers to assess your eligibility and make qualitative distinctions among candidates for rating and ranking purposes.

    Do NOT include Personally Identifiable Information (PII) such as Social Security Number or Date of Birth on your résumé or any other document.

    For résumé and application tips:
    • Review the OPM publication Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications .
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    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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