Chief Information Officer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Feb 21, 2021
Closes
Feb 25, 2021
Function
Executive, Chief
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position serves as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The Chief Information Officer (CIO) leads the delivery of enterprise solutions and services to meet the internal Information technology and communications needs of a National agency, with a regional operations footprint.
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Responsibilities

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is responsible for complying with policies and procedures set forth by the DHS CIO, which include activities such as IT strategic planning, architecture, capital planning and investment control for IT investments, and participation in DHS and CISA governance bodies. The incumbent is also responsible for reviewing and approving IT within acquisition programs in coordination with DHS, implementation of statutory requirements such as FITARA, and compliance with OMB policy such as Improving the Acquisition and Management of Common IT to name a few. The CIO aligns IT objectives and programs with Agency strategy, ensuring a steady-state IT operations environment. Strategic level responsibilities include: development and monitoring of business performance criteria and service levels; contingency planning and support for business continuity; logistics for hardware and software assets; and long-range planning for the sustained growth of a modern IT business enterprise. The CIO works hand in hand with peer executives responsible for setting the technology strategy of the Agency (Chief Technology Officer) and ensuring the security of the IT systems of the Agency (Chief Information Security Officer).

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Managing day-to-day operations, which includes: customer advocacy; enterprise IT services operations and management; project management; asset management and software license management; and IT support operations.
  • Monitoring projects to ensure quality, performance, and delivery on schedule and within budget. The incumbent develops, provides input to or approves IT statements of work for contracts.
  • Participating in developing strategic planning efforts for IT management and ensuring these efforts integrate with DHS and CISA strategic plans.
  • Managing the IT-investment review process; recommending new IT projects, program activities, priorities and funding to support the Agency; and, anticipates the needs of the future IT business enterprise.
  • Developing recommendations for revisions to funding, and exercise authority to reprogram funds within budgetary allotments.
  • Making decisions and recommendations on which programs or major projects should be initiated, dropped, or curtailed; the amount of resources to devote to projects; and what changes in emphasis need to be made in programs or parts of programs.
  • Serving as the key CISA representative on planning, oversight, and leadership committees sponsored by the DHS CIO, and serving as the liaison between CISA and DHS on IT concerns.


Travel Required

75% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation. This may include a credit check, a review of financial issues, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.
  • Selective Service - males born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service see http://www.sss.gov/
  • Filing of OGE 278 - Public Financial Disclosure.
  • You must be able to obtain and hold a obtain/maintain a Top Secret (SCI) clearance.
  • If selected, a one-year SES Probationary period may be required.
  • You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative test result prior to appointment to this position.
  • If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application.
  • DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized. Other recruitment incentives may be authorized.
  • All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.
  • This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, and acts of terrorism or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations (5 U.S.C. § 7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable).


Qualifications

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 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector.

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 the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) listed below:

We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.

The application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME-ONLY. Although you should not address the ECQs or TQs separately, evidence of each must be clearly reflected in your resume.

Any information in excess of 5 pages WILL NOT be considered.

A sample 5-page resume that incorporates ECQs and TQs can be viewed on this link (indexed at page 29 - 37) Guide To Senior Executive Service Qualifications

Mandatory Technical Qualifications:

MTQ -1. Ability to develop policy, plans, and strategy in compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and standards in support of organizational information technology activities. Ability to relate strategy, business, and technology in the context of organizational dynamics.

MTQ - 2. Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity and privacy. Knowledge of cyber threats and vulnerabilities.

MTQ -3.Experience with the Federal Acquisition Regulations, OMB Circular A-11, the EGovernment Act, OPM regulation/circulars and/or the roles and responsibilities delegated to the Chief Information Technology Officer through the Clinger-Cohen Act.

Applicants currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not required to address the Executive/Managerial Qualifications (ECQs/EMs); but a narrative statement for each of the Professional/Mandatory Technical Qualifications (P/MTQs) is recommended.

Executive Core Qualifications:

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE:
You must have demonstrated an 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. Leadership Competencies: Creativity & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision.

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: You must demonstrate 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. Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building.

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. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This ECQ involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This ECQ 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. Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating.

FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES: The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, Public Service Motivation.

Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at Senior Executive Service Executive Core Qualifications

Veteran's preference does not apply to the SES.

Probationary period: You will serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES.

Education

There is no positive education requirement for this position.

Additional information

As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide 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 Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications listed above.

The ideal candidate will have experience supervising employees through subordinate supervisors and have experience hiring, developing, and evaluating employees. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-14/15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector or non-governmental organizations.

Failure to meet this basic qualification requirement and all executive and technical qualification factors automatically disqualifies an applicant. Applicants who meet all the mandatory executive and technical qualifications will be evaluated by a panel of SES members to determine the degree to which they possess each of the listed qualifications.This evaluation will determine which applicants are best qualified. Total background, including experience, education, awards, self-development, and training will be reviewed.

This information will be obtained from the application package, including the required narrative statements for the technical and Executive Core Qualifications described in this vacancy. As such, your resume should demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in most SES positions such as:
  • Directing the work of an organizational unit;
  • Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects;
  • Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance; and
  • Supervising the work of employees; and exercising important policy-making, policy determining, or other executive functions.
  • If your resume does not include these basic qualifications, you will not be determined qualified for this position.
We recommend that your resume addressing the ECQs include examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize their level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, or services managed; program accomplishments; policy initiatives undertaken; level of contacts; the sensitivity and criticality of the issues addressed; and the results of actions taken.

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 and experience. Your application will be evaluated by an internal rating and ranking panel. Highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. Unless you have already been previously certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB), your Executive Core Qualifications must be certified by an OPM-sponsored QRB prior to appointment.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

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

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

1. REQUIRED A 5 Page Resume - Although you should not address the ECQs or MTQs separately, evidence of each must be clearly reflected in your resume. Insufficient information will result in a not qualified rating. IF YOU EXCEED THESE LIMITS, YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED . It is recommended that you include the following information:
  • Full name, mailing address, and day and evening telephone numbers
  • Educational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type and year of any degrees received
  • Information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including:
    • Job title (include series and grade if Federal job)
    • Duties and accomplishments
    • Employer's name and address
    • Supervisor's name and phone number
    • Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year)
    • Salary
    • Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor
    • Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments
OR

If you are a graduate of an approved SES Candidate Development Program, you must submit your Resume, a copy of the OPM certification of eligibility and a narrative statement addressing only the mandatory technical qualifications.

OR

If you are a current or former SES member, you must submit your Resume, documentation of your SES status (i.e., SF-50 appointing you into the SES) and a narrative statement addressing only the mandatory technical qualifications.

This document MUST be submitted using "Qualifications" as Document Type.

2. REQUIRED If you are a current Federal employee, you must submit a copy of a recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that indicates Federal status, grade, tenure, and type of service. Please remove your social security number and date of birth.

The following categories of applicants MUST address the Mandatory Technical Qualifications factors. These Categories include:
  • Applicants who are currently serving under a SES career appointment (must provide a copy of Standard Form 50-Notification of Personnel Action that documents career appointment to the SES), or
  • Applicants who are eligible for reinstatement to the SES (must provide a copy of Standard Form 50-Notification of Personnel Action that documents career appointment to the SES), or
  • Applicants who are graduates of OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Programs (must provide proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification).

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