Deputy Chief Information Officer

Washington, D.C
Sep 17, 2021
Sep 23, 2021
Executive, Chief
Full Time


A successful candidate in this position will serve as a Deputy Chief Information Officer who shares the responsibilities of the Associate Administrator for Information Management/Chief Information Officer, including supervision of NA-IM staff and as the alter-ego for the Associate Administrator in his/her absence.

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As a Deputy Chief Information Officer, you will
  • Share fully in the responsibilities of the Associate Administrator for Information Management (AAIM/CIO) for management of NA-IM and assume full responsibility for the AAIM/CIO in his/her absence. Share responsibility includes a supervisory role with respect to the entire NA-IM staff and ongoing responsibility for supervision of the 3 Associate CIOs (ACIOs). The direction provided to the 3 ACIOs is administrative and programmatic in nature
  • Provide direction, guidance, oversight, review, and approval on the technical, management and administrative direction of information technology (IT) initiatives, projects, and objectives; evaluate, modify, and make recommendation on contractor design proposals to ensure they are technically feasible in the NNSA environment, meet the intent of the NNSA information management (IM) architecture, and support the CIO and the NNSA strategic plans and other directions; oversee information management performance and governance reviews of the design and architecture of applications during the development process
  • Provide direction to the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) on the information management and cyber security needs of the organization; identify and resolve complex problems or issues that cross functional boundaries; and recommend and provide training for OCIO personnel
  • Oversee the NNSA-wide cyber security incident reporting and response program in coordination with other Departmental and NNSA offices; maintain an NNSA information assurance response capability; evaluate incident reports for NNSA computer network attack/computer network exploitation situations; ensure the development and coordination of corrective actions plans involving NNSA enterprise systems in response to issues identified by other Federal agencies, peer reviews, and self-assessments

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Subject to Random Drug Testing
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Financial Disclosure is required.
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a Q level Security Clearance.
  • Favorable suitability determination required.
  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
  • Compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity which will require that you provide two forms of identification.
  • A two year trial period may be required.


A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower NNSA Demonstration Project pay band or GS grade level in the Federal service, i.e., NQ-04, EN-IV, or GS-15. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

1. Managing or providing guidance on information technology to cybersecurity staff.
2. Managing or providing guidance on cloud-based technologies, wide and local networks.
3. Managing or providing guidance on Enterprise information technologies services and solutions to remote or end user support and services.
4. Managing or providing guidance on cyber-security and network operations.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following competencies. Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics):
    Technical Competence Information Systems Security Certification Information Technology Performance Assessment
"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


There is no education requirement for this position and education cannot be substituted for experience.

For the EN-V, you must have one year of specialized experience which is equivalent to the next lower NNSA Demonstration Project pay band or grade in the federal system, i.e., NQ-04 or GS-15 grade level.

Additional information

  • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets : Click HERE .
  • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
  • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
  • Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
  • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register . If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.

EEO Policy: Click HERE.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy: Click HERE.
Veterans Information: Click HERE.
Telework: Click HERE.
Selective Service Registration: Click HERE
Information about the NNSA Demonstration project can be found by clicking HERE.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. If you meet the qualifications requirements, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review
If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated "ineligible" or "not qualified" .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Q Access Authorization

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness , National security

Required Documents

Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants. If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.
ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
  • Your resume shall list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you must list the full name and address of the each employer.
  • For all types of work experience, you shall indicate the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
  • For paid work experience, you shall indicate your starting salary for each position and the highest salary you earned (if different).
  • You must include your most recent performance appraisal.
  • Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
  • You may list all incentive awards on your resume.
  • Most DOE offices will allow you to submit a resume in the format of your choice (as an attached document or as a USAJOBS Resume Builder format). However, some offices may require the USAJOBS resume format. You will be notified at the time you click 'Apply Online' which is required. It is important that you are complete and thorough in your resume.
  • If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.
  • For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.
Current and former Federal employees: Most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action). To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!
  • Full position title;
  • appointment type;
  • occupational series;
  • pay plan, grade, and step;
  • tenure code; and
  • service computation date (SCD).

  • If your current position SF50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis.

    For Professional, Scientific and Engineering Positions: If qualifying on the basis of an alternate method, i.e., professional license, you must submit official documentation to support your claim with your application package.

    Applicants using education to qualify (if allowed): Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts. Education cannot be substituted for experience in some positions at higher grade levels. Please see the Education section for more information.

    Positive Education requirement: For those positions that have a positive education requirement, you must provide an unofficial transcript to show proof. See the Education section for more information.

    Veterans: Veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

    Performance Appraisals: Submit your two (2) most recent performance appraisals.

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