Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Washington, D.C
May 16, 2021
May 21, 2021
Full Time


This Senior-Level position is located in the Office of Information Technology. The incumbent serves as the principal information management advisor to the Corporation, providing strategic leadership & direction for all information technology (IT) programs & activities required to achieve DFC's mission. The Chief Information Officer oversees the planning, development, implementation & management of a broad and extensive range of enterprise-wide IT initiatives that comprise the DFC IT Program.
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As Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the Office of Information Technology, you will:
  • Provide executive-level strategic leadership and direction in planning, implementing and evaluating short- and long-range IT activities for the Corporation to support its strategic business plans and cross-functional business solutions. Formulate strategic vision, IT architecture and other resource plans.
  • Lead an enterprise-wide IT capital planning program that includes selection, control and evaluation of IT investments.
  • Serve as a Corporate-wide resource for major policy, program, or operational initiatives and provides advice on technical IT issues, which may impact the creation and maintenance of cooperative agreements with customers and stakeholders.
  • Provide oversight in the development, implementation, and maintenance of a sound and integrated IT architecture for the Corporation and promote effective design and operation of all major information resource management processes.
  • Provide oversight in the management of all IT resources, including staff and systems to effectively and efficiently meet service agency level objectives and overall performance expectations.
  • Responsible for a comprehensive IT security program, including security policies, rules, regulations and laws, ongoing testing of security practices and systems, administration and support for operational security systems, assurance of program wide compliance, and support for IT security training programs.
  • Create and maintain IT systems based on customer needs and requirements. Create a structure for communicating effectively to users and enhancing positive customer relations. Visualize the potential impact and potential use of the latest technologies on the future of international financial institutions and incorporate that information into the DFC's IT culture.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
  • Must submit resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) clearance.
  • The individual selected will be required to file an Executive Branch Personnel Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278) within 30 days of appointment, in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.


Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Candidates must have at least one year of specialized experience related to this position. This experience must be at or above the GS-15 grade level or equivalent. Your resume must reflect experience leading an enterprise-wide information technology program.

MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must address the following mandatory qualifications separate from their resumes . Statements must provide specific examples that address relevant experience, accomplishments and evidence that you possess demonstrated superior technical qualifications. You will not be considered for this position if you fail to submit qualification statements specifically addressing each mandatory technical qualification requirement.

  • Demonstrated experience providing strategic leadership and direction in planning, implementing and evaluating short- and long-range IT activities to support strategic business plans and cross-functional business solutions.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the specialized application of information management technologies in the international financing and insurance environment.
  • Demonstrated skill in IT project management to include, accomplishing objectives through combined technical and administrative direction of subordinates, planning/assigning work, setting priorities, evaluating performance and recommending or taking corrective action.
  • Demonstrated ability providing effective leadership and supervision to subordinates in a multi-tiered organization.
  • Demonstrated experience ensuring compliance with IT security related laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.

  • Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


    There are no mandatory educational requirements for this position.

    Additional information

    Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must:
    1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria;
    2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and
    3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility.
    For more information: .

    If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference visit: .

    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).

    Stipulations of Employment:
    Selection may require completion of a one-year supervisory or managerial probationary period unless met during prior Federal service.

    Selection may require completion of a one-year probationary period for competitive service appointments unless met during prior Federal service.

    If selected, you will be required to file an Executive Branch Personnel Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278).

    DFC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit .

    This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.

    Recruitment and relocation incentives may be authorized for this position.

    Employees in SL positions are entitled to accrue annual leave at the rate of 8 hours per biweekly pay period regardless of the length of their Federal service, and can accumulate a total of up to 90 days (720 hours) of annual leave. All Federal employees including SL members earn 13 days of sick leave each year.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Applicants will be evaluated against the resume and mandatory qualification requirements. The candidate's experience will be reviewed in determining the degree to which he/she possesses each of the qualification requirements. You will not be considered for this position if you fail to submit qualification statements specifically addressing each mandatory technical qualification requirement. Failure to meet any of the Mandatory Qualifications standards will eliminate you from further consideration. A preliminary review will be made by Human Resources. Candidates will then be evaluated by a screening panel composed of a diverse mix of senior executives and/or general officers selected for organizational and/or functional backgrounds relevant to this position. The panel discusses each application and reaches consensus on the Best Qualified candidates. Only the individuals in the Best Qualified category will be referred to the hiring official for review.

    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 , National security

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment (mm/yy) and duties performed.
  • Required Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs): Maximum 2 pages per MTQ.
  • Other supporting documents:
    • Cover letter, optional
    • Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)

  • 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.