Chief Information Officer

Washington, D.C
Oct 15, 2021
Oct 23, 2021
Executive, Chief
Full Time


The first cutoff date for referral of applications for this position is 9/10/2021. Applications received after the first cutoff will be referred to the selecting official until the closing date or a selection is made.

Although the position is advertised equivalent to SES/SL in pay, MCC uses a pay banded system to compensate employees. This position is pay band MC-2C which is generally equal to SES/SL pay.
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As a key member of the Office of the Chief Executive Officer (OCEO) management team and MCC senior staff, the CIO serves as an executive advisor and subject matter expert to the DCEO and senior managers on translating information technology (IT) programs, operations, policies and requirements, as well as the Chief Privacy Officer for the corporation. The CIO also:
  • Provides executive-level recommendations, guidance, and support to the DCEO and senior staff with responsibility for the planning, formulation, adoption, and execution of policies, objectives, and goals relating to IT infrastructure and services including cybersecurity.
  • Provides managerial direction for the maintenance, operation and future development of information systems and applications.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable federal laws, such as the Clinger-Cohen Act, e-government initiatives, etc.
  • Oversees and establishes cybersecurity mitigation measures, disaster recovery and business continuity operations policies and processes for headquarters and overseas. Identifies IT vulnerabilities and weaknesses, develops and implements plans to mitigate and recover from potential breach in system security.
  • Establishes a robust crisis communication channel where risks are tracked and reported through regular notifications, updates and communication strategies.
  • Formulates and develops long range IT policies and guidelines. Serves as MCC's IT expert on oversight of national programs with precedent setting issues.
  • Oversees strategies associated with the hiring, training, and professional development of staff in the Office of the CIO (OCIO) to make sure a fit-for-purpose and high-performing team is in place.
  • Fosters a positive work environment where groups and individuals can successfully complete complex tasks, develop and/or champion new ideas.
  • Performs administrative and human resource management functions for staff as assigned; ensures a continuing affirmative application of MCC policies concerning equal opportunity.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance
  • Only one vacancy exists, and a selection will be made from the eligible candidates from one of the announcements.
  • Some domestic and international travel maybe required
  • This is an administratively determined position in the excepted service. The selectee will serve at the discretion of the appointing officer and as such, may be terminated when the services of the AD employee are no longer required.


To qualify for pay band 2C, the successful candidate must also meet the following:

Have at least one year of specialized experience relevant to the position duties and comparable to the MCC Pay Band MC-2C (GS-15) or an equivalent level which is directly related to the work of this position, and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, this experience is defined as: serving as an executive advisor and subject matter expert to senior managers on the planning, formulation, adoption, and execution of policies, objectives and goals relating to IT infrastructure and services including cybersecurity; applying IT systems security principles, concepts, and methods to develop long-range plans that anticipate, identify, evaluate, mitigate, and minimize risks associated with IT systems vulnerabilities; and directing large inter-governmental information technology projects and managing budget, contract, and procurement activities for an information technology program. Note: This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit may be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. To receive credit you must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours worked per week.


Additional information

  • This is an Administratively Determined excepted service appointment. Compensation and removal are without regard for civil service laws and regulations. Veterans preference does not apply. The selectee will serve at the discretion of the appointing officer and, as such, may be terminated when the services of the AD employee are no longer required.
  • MCC Administratively Determined (AD) employees receive 80 hours of initial leave, 8 hours of annual leave per pay period, and there is no leave carry-over cap at the end of each year.
  • As a current Federal employee with career or career-conditional status, if you are selected, you will be converted from your permanent appointment to the excepted service without a break in service and will carry all of your current federal benefits with you (e.g. retirement, TSP, health and life).
  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is operating in a state of maximum telework and most employees are teleworking full-time. Consequently, you will start your work in a temporary telework status and in a virtual environment. Your temporary telework arrangement will remain in effect until the agency informs you that MCC is open and operational for all staff. MCC will provide as much advance notice as possible before you may be required to report to MCC's office space. MCC has and will continue to offer flexible work arrangements.
  • If you are not a current federal employee this position may authorize a one time Recruitment bonus to be paid over a specified period. Selected individual will be required to a sign service agreement prior to receiving any bonus payments.
  • If you are a current federal employee this position may authorize a one time Relocation bonus to be paid over a specified period. Selected individual will be required to a sign service agreement prior to receiving any bonus payments.
  • The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower level, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
  • Qualifications by Closing Date: You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Please note that qualification claims will be subject to verification.
  • Pay: Your pay will be set within the range specified in this vacancy announcement and will be based on your qualifications, education, experience, training, and availability of funds.
  • DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination.
  • Selectee may be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (OGE 450).
  • Government Travel Card - You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government contractor issued travel card to be used for official business.
  • Selectee may be required to complete a probationary/trial period.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

A review of your application and supporting documents will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for the position and to ensure that you have been placed in the appropriate quality category. The HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities related to the position such as:
  • Oral Communication
  • Team Building
  • Technical Competence
  • Writing

Based on the information you provided in your application package, you will be placed in one of three quality categories - Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Those applicants who are determined to be best qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and may be called for an interview.

If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience your category can and will be adjusted to more reflect your abilities, and you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

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

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

The following documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement:
  • Applicants MUST utilize resumes created using information in the USAJOBS-formatted Resume Builder (
  • Veterans Preference documentation (DD-214 - member 4 copy or other copies that indicate character of discharge or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letter as appropriate) to validate your claim. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please go to: .
  • If you are eligible for Special Appointment eligibility (e.g., 30% compensable veteran, individuals with disabilities, former Peace Corps or other noncompetitive eligibility candidates.) requires submission of supporting documentation. For more information visit:,
  • If you are a current or former political appointee (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or presidential appointee employee), you must submit a copy of a your SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent appointment (position title, type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee, agency, beginning and ending dates of appointment, etc.).

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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