Chief Information Officer

Washington, D.C
Oct 20, 2021
Oct 22, 2021
Executive, Chief
Full Time


This position is in the Office of the Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Center, Office of the Managing Director, Federal Communications Commission located in Washington, DC.

FCC is currently teleworking on a full time basis. If/when mandatory telework should end, you will be required to report to Washington, DC FCC Headquarters

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The Office of the Chief Information Officer is responsible for the overall direction and management of the Commission's computer and telecommunications systems including information management, development, operations and maintenance support of systems across the Enterprise to include primary locations and field offices, evaluating emerging technology to support various mission needs within the FCC; and, verifying all solutions abide by IT standards to include security policy with changing business needs and strategic direction.
  • Is responsible for overall direction of the Commission's Information technology and telecommunications systems.
  • Serves as the Senior Information Technology Program Advisor to the Managing Director, Chairman, Commissioners and Commission on issues involving strategic and tactical-information systems planning and execution; and providing executive leadership and direction to the Information Technology Center staff in fulfilling the FCC's Information Technology Vision of delivering modern infrastructure, information, and communications technologies to support and empower innovation of the diverse FCC's Bureaus and Offices missions.
  • Provides executive oversight and direct line supervision over the work of the FCC's information technology organization.
  • Manages the Commission's Information technology program, which includes: (a) developing, implementing and overseeing integrated policies, programs and objectives; (b) wide and local area networks, custom software development, office automation systems, information technology facilities, (c) training; and (d) planning and acquisitions of information technology products and services.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship.
  • Must submit a financial disclosure statement upon assuming the position.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
  • Serve a probationary period of one year, if applicable.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
  • Drug Testing Required.

This position has been designated as a Testing Designated Position in accordance with the Commission's Drug-Free Workplace Plan. If selected for the position, you will be subject to drug testing prior to employment and periodic random testing after entering on duty.

As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.


Applicants must provide detailed evidence of possession of each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Competencies listed below to assist reviewing officials in determining the best qualified candidates to be referred to the selecting official. FAILURE TO MEET OR ADDRESS ANY ONE OF THE EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS or MANDATORY TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES WILL ELIMINATE A CANDIDATE FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the ECQs listed below: Interpersonal Skills; Oral Communication; Integrity/Honesty; Written Communication; Continual Learning; and Public Service Motivation. These fundamental Competencies are cross-cutting and should be addressed over the course of your ECQ narratives. See HOW TO APPLY below (concerning narrative requirements) For more information on ECQs, refer to the OPM Guide to Senior Executive Service (SES) Executive Core Qualifications available on-line at: OPM SES ECQ Guide . Leadership Competencies associated with ECQ should be addressed in the narrative associated with the ECQ.

ECQ 1 - Leading Change: 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.

ECQ 2 - Leading People: 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.

ECQ 3 - Results Driven: 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.

ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions/Communication: 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.

NOTE: Those applicants currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service appointment, who are eligible for reinstatement into the Senior Executive Service, or who have successfully completed a Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program approved by OPM, need not submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications. However, those applicants must address the following Mandatory Technical Competencies.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES: All candidates must submit a narrative statement (as reflected in your answers to the Vacancy Questions or upload as a separate document) addressing each of the following Technical Competencies.

1. Demonstrated expertise and comprehensive knowledge of multiple technologies and platforms in order to plan, direct and execute major information technology programs; develop and implement information technology systems methodology for integration with strategic planning, and ongoing evaluation of agency systems and data requirements.

2. Demonstrated experience in successfully managing an organization's risk and vulnerabilities assessments of planned and installed information systems to identify vulnerability, security risks and protections needs to secure the integrity of cybersecurity operations and information technology systems and compliance programs.

3. Demonstrated leadership and experience in successfully managing agency and/or corporate level information technology (IT) and information management functions in areas such as IT policy and governance, information technology architecture, cybersecurity, IT planning and investment control, network service, data management, systems administration, program management, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) processes, Agile thinking methodologies, acquisitions planning, and customer support.

4. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic plans, policies, standards, and programs in conformance with legislative and other regulatory requirements to improve the management and utilization of information and information technology resources and promote IT system solutions and lead organizational changes that take best advantage of state-of-the-art advances in information technology.

5. Senior-level expertise in providing innovative leadership and strategic vision in developing, directing, and implementing enterprise-scale IT services, infrastructure, cybersecurity, and support organizations, providing a high level of security and availability, and serving clients spanning multiple organizations, business units and locations.


Additional information

EEO Policy Statement
Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement
Veterans Information
Legal and Regulatory Guidance

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. A panel may be convened to determine "best qualified" candidates. The rating and ranking will be based upon consideration of the degree to which you meet the Executive Core Qualifications and Mandatory Technical Competencies. Interviews and qualifications inquiries may be required.

Please note that Veterans' Preference does not apply to SES positions.
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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents


2) A NARRATIVE STATEMENT ADDRESSING THE EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS, (unless you are exempted), AND THE MANDATORY TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES. In your narrative statement, provide examples of qualifications and competencies that are: clear and concise; emphasize your level of responsibility and the scope and complexity of programs managed; program accomplishments with results of your actions; policy initiatives for which you were primarily responsible: and level of contacts. We recommend that you limit your narrative to two pages per Qualification and Competency.

3) Copy of SF50 indicating current federal employment or SES reinstatement eligibility.

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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