College Park, Maryland
Oct 20, 2021
Oct 28, 2021
Executive, Chief, IT
Full Time


This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration, Information Services. This position serves as the Agency's Chief Data Officer for the National Archives and Records Administration, a Senior Leader (SL) position in the Information Services office (I).
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- Serve as advisor to the CIO, CTO, Deputy CIO and ACIO's, office heads and high-level managers within NARA, and senior officials throughout the Government on NARA-related IT initiatives and issues and on setting NARA's overall IT direction.

- In coordination with the CTO, define the enterprise information context at NARA, including business needs, data types, applications, and technologies, translating strategies into target architectures and roadmaps.

- Define information strategy practices, lead the creation and assume the ongoing relevance of the Agency's information strategy in association with the Agency Executives.

- In coordination with NARA offices and IT program and project managers, ensures that program and project requirements are transformed into a set of architecture and design documents to guide development that fit within an enterprise-level context.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.
  • Must complete a 1-year SL probationary period, unless previously completed.
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form i-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
  • Must complete a SL Personnel Financial Disclosure Report annually.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing may be required.
Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals
  • All Technical Professional Qualifications (TPQs) noted in the "Qualifications" section.

    In addressing these mandatory qualifications, elaborate on your accomplishments, experience, training, education, and awards, highlighting the problems solved and work objectives met, i.e., the results of your effort and evidence of your success. Do not repeat entries from your narrative work history.


    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    As a basic requirement, applicants must demonstrate progressively responsible experience directly related to the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined under Mandatory Technical Qualifications. All experience will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent, with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations. If you do not meet the requirements, specialized experience, and all mandatory technical qualifications then that may result in disqualification.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: You must have at least one year of specialized experience related to this position. Specialized experience includes:

    - Developing and executing a strategic plan to engage stakeholders (including leadership and staff as well as external groups) regarding the prudent and responsible development and deployment of data and technology within a Federal government agency, including supporting cultural transformation and improved confidence to accept data and technology as a key enabler of efficient, effective, and secure activities; AND
    - Demonstrating experience in setting priorities, developing and implementing policy, enterprise architecture, and strategic planning for the development and implementation of a successful IT strategy and planning program in a large organization.

    In addition to specialized experience, individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.

    1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
    2. Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.
    3. Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
    4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

    Mandatory Qualifications Requirements: To meet minimum qualifications, applicants must possess the following technical competencies. These competencies would typically be gained through experience, education, and training that reflects progressive development and achievement in managing a Federal legal program for a nationwide organization. An individual's total experience and education must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position.

    TECHNICAL PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (TPQs) All applicants must address how their knowledge and experience relates to the following TPQs. PLEASE LIMIT YOUR RESPONSE TO ONE (1) SINGLE SPACED PAGE PER TPQ WITH THE FONT SIZE NO SMALLER THAN POINT 12.
      TPQ 1: Describe your experience in planning for a multi-million dollar technology budget that is leveraged to modernize and scale an organizations technology infrastructure/platform to address an increased scope of responsibility and challenging user needs as well as to take advantage of emerging technology trends. TPQ 2: Describe your experience working through a project life cycle tracked and used by senior leadership to make informed decisions supporting organization strategic goals. Please include your experience providing technical and business leadership of a multi-million dollar IT capital budget; and experience ensuring project prioritization protocol is collaboratively developed and implemented. TPQ 3: Describe your experience in providing guidance and technical leadership pertaining to enterprise architecture; planning, design, and configuration management of all agency-wide standards for hardware, software, database management systems; and emerging technologies.


    There is no education requirement.

    Additional information

    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Archives and Records Administration.
    • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    • We offer opportunities for telework.
    • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
    • This position is an excepted service Senior Level (SL) appointment within the Federal Government and serves at the pleasure of the Archivist of the United States

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    All applicants will be evaluated by a panel of senior executives on the following documents to determine the degree to which they possess the qualifications:

    Your application includes your:

    1. Resume
    2. Responses to the TPQ's (if applicable)
    3. Required supporting documents.

    We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:

    1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
    2. Rating: A panel of Senior Executives will review your application and evaluate your qualifications for this position based on the information in your application. Interviews will be at the discretion of the panel and/or selecting official. Your application will be rated, based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of this position
    3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required

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

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    All applicants will be evaluated by a panel of senior executives on the following documents to determine the degree to which they possess the qualifications:

    1. TECHNICAL PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (TPQs) All applicants must address how their knowledge and experience relates to the TPQs noted in the "Qualifications" section above.

    2. A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible). Please ensure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications related to the TPQs for this position.

    Please ensure all required documents, including any required work samples, narratives, or other materials as stated in this announcement, are attached to your application package. Documents can be uploaded under the category of "Cover Letter".

    All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions.Please view résumé tips .

    3. If you are a veteran, Please submit a DD214 and/or VA letter.

    4. SF-50 is required for all Current and Former Federal Government applicants that must include information in block 24 and 34 to show tenure and position occupied.

    5. Non-competitive applicants: Proof of non-competitive eligibility is required. Proof consists of an SF-50 showing you have previously held a SL position.

    6. If you are applying under a special hiring authority please see applicant guide for required documentation one of these authorities, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

    7. Education Documentation: There is no substitution of education for experience; however, you may still submit any education documents.

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