Deputy Director, Enterprise Strategy Branch, EM-0301

Washington, D.C
Oct 22, 2021
Oct 28, 2021
Executive, Director
Full Time


The Deputy Director, Enterprise Strategy Branch, position is located in the Chief Information Officer Organization (CIOO), Division of Information Technology (DIT), Enterprise Strategy Branch (ESB) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in Washington, D.C.

Salary reflects a pay cap for this position of 273,400.

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Fosters a culture of excellence in leading an enterprise IT strategic plan, including shifting from traditional IT processes, methods and legacy infrastructure to a more modern IT environment and target enterprise architecture, by integrating innovative IT strategies and promoting a culture of excellence and accountability in the FDIC's IT governance practices.

Collaborates and partners with senior leadership (IT and the business) to establish CIOO's mission, vision, goals, objectives, measures and priorities that drive the focus of the CIOO's IT investment portfolio in support of the FDIC's mission and strategic direction.

Leads customer engagement and organizational demand and capacity management for the CIOO while working closely with business organizations. Explores and promotes new approaches to increase CIOO capacity through partnerships with FDIC Divisions and Offices, such as the use of low/no-code technologies, piloting different applications of citizen development and easing demand by creating reusable processes and technologies that can be implemented once and used many times.

Provides leadership in working collaboratively and cross-functionally with other CIOO senior leaders and with FDIC Divisions and Offices to ensure that approved IT initiatives and investments are executed in a cost effective and efficient manner that will support the realization of the vision and strategies defined.

Defines and executes a direction that provides modern business capabilities and enables streamlined functions and processes, while ensuring all CIOO activities support the IT strategy and enterprise architecture, in a manner that is integrated with the FDIC's strategic planning process, and mission/business goals and priorities.

Promotes the use of innovative/enterprise platforms to explore new IT capabilities and new ways to meet FDIC's business needs in a sustainable manner; works collaboratively with the Chief Innovation Officer to provide strategic guidance around innovation efforts and experimenting with new solutions designed to address gaps in the digital business strategy of the enterprise.

Drives cost optimization opportunities through the prioritization of resources against work commitments, IT portfolio management and streamlining functions, roles, responsibilities and decision-making authorities to ensure direction is successfully communicated and implemented.

Leads the adoption of modern methodologies and concepts to be used across the enterprise designed to reduce risk, introduce efficiencies, and identify opportunities for process re-engineering and standardization of technologies and tools in the IT operating environment.

Provides direction in ensuring an enterprise approach is taken to define and measure strategies and activities that enable CIOO to become more agile, innovative, and responsive to business needs and ensures strategies support realization of business objectives and deliver required business capabilities.

Acts as a trusted advisor, developing and maintaining effective relationships with senior leadership and staff across the organization.

Establishes common objectives and builds momentum toward achieving measurable business value leveraging defined strategies, strategic investments, IT audits, risk management and internal control standards.

Uses influencing, interpersonal and negotiation skills to create synergies across the enterprise to enable effective teamwork and cost-effective and innovative shared solutions in achievement of business goals.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - May require occasional overnight travel.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Registration with the Selective Service.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Completion of Financial Disclosure may be required.
  • Employee may be relocated to any duty location to meet management needs.
  • High Risk Position - Background Investigation (BI) required.
  • Individuals who start their Federal government service after November 22, 2021, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date, except in limited circumstances where the law requires an exception.
  • See "Additional Information" section.


Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. 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). 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. Additional qualifications information can be found here .

In order to qualify, applicants must have one year of executive-level specialized experience in a government agency (equivalent in the federal government to CG/GS-15 or above) or private industry. Specialized experience is defined as experience in an executive or senior leadership role defining and executing a modern enterprise IT strategy in partnership with business organizations and providing enterprise-wide leadership, oversight and management direction for strategic performance management, enterprise architecture, IT governance, demand and capacity management, IT investment management, product management, project, portfolio management, risk management, policy and IT audits and internal controls.

Applicants must have met the qualification requirements (including selective placement factors - if any) for this position within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.


There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.

Additional information

To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here .

If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary or trial period as applicable to appointment type.

If selected, you may be required to serve a supervisory/managerial probationary period.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

FDIC Executive Managers (EM) are in the Federal competitive service and not the Senior Executive Service (SES). As an EM at the FDIC, you will provide executive leadership and managerial direction over substantive activities related to planning, developing, executing, and coordinating the Corporation's programs and policies.

Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office.

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, if after November 22, 2021. In limited circumstances, exceptions to the vaccination requirement will be granted when required by law, such as in cases where an employee is entitled to a reasonable accommodation based on a disability or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Your employment offer will include instructions for submitting the requisite information and requesting an exception to the vaccination requirement. Failure to comply with the vaccination requirement will result in disciplinary action, up to and including rescinding the job offer or termination from Federal service. FDIC will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how to request a reasonable accommodation related to this requirement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume and the online assessment questionnaire will be reviewed, to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement. Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification determination.

If you are found minimally qualified, an Executive Rating Panel will review your qualifications and experience against pre-established benchmarks. The rating panel will place applications in one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. These category assignments are a measure of the degree in which your background and responses to the assessment questions match the competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below.

Top ranked (Best Qualified) candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration.

The competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) you will be assessed on are listed below.
  • Ability to lead and direct strategic activities encompassing the development and implementation of a strategic and tactical planning effort to include an enterprise IT modernization plan and project/portfolio management to drive the realization of the organization's vision.
  • Skill in design thinking with the ability to lead and direct enterprise strategies for an established, complex, nationwide IT program and project management function including organizational demand, capacity management and policy development process/procedure oversight and compliance.
  • Ability to execute a comprehensive IT modernization plan using modern methodologies in support of business goals and direction, and oversee the management of major and complex IT investment portfolios.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cross-functionally with other organizations by interacting with senior leadership to ensure approved IT initiatives and investments are executed in the most cost efficient and effective manner to support the attainment of strategic goals and outcomes.
  • Knowledge of IT governance, business acumen, sound decision-making practices, IT investment/portfolio management, organizational change management and long range financial planning.
  • Knowledge of modern and emerging technologies and industry best practices and how to employ them at the enterprise level to drive innovation and digital business; reduce the complexity of the IT operating environment and improve operational efficiency and service to business, stakeholders and customers.
  • Ability to effectively manage and engage a diverse professional staff, develop and administer a multi-million dollar budget, and administer enterprise IT audits and internal control and risk management concepts.
  • Ability to lead and build high-performing teams through the creation of an open, inclusive and collaborative culture, organizational structures and reporting relationships, integrated processes, and organizational change management.

  • You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    High Risk (HR)

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    Failure to provide all of the required documentation as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible determination or may affect your consideration status. Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application:

    VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ACT (VEOA) ELIGIBLES AND SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES FOR VETERANS: If you are applying for consideration under VEOA and special hiring authorities for veterans, click here . You must submit documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, SF-15, etc.) to demonstrate veterans' eligibility.

    SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: If you are applying for consideration under special appointing authorities for people with disabilities, you will be required to provide proof of disability documentation to specify that you are a person who (1) has a severe physical disability; (2) an intellectual disability; or (3) a psychiatric disability. The documentation does NOT need to detail your specific disability, medical history, or need for accommodation, however; the letter MUST clearly state that you are eligible for appointment under this authority and that your eligibility is based on a severe physical disability; an intellectual disability; or a psychiatric disability. THE DOCUMENTATION MUST HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM: (a). Licensed medical professionals; or (b). State or private vocational rehabilitation specialists; or (c). Any Government agency (e.g., VA, etc.) that issues or provides disability benefit. THE DOCUMENTATION MUST INCLUDE: a statement that you are eligible based on one of the following: severe physical disability, an intellectual disability, or a psychiatric disability. To view sample Schedule A proof of disability letters, click here , and for more information on this special appointing authority, click here . Please note that employees hired under this Schedule A hiring authority will be required to complete a Standard Form 256 to identify their disability status.

    CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES OR REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBLES WITH COMPETITIVE STATUS: A copy of your most recent SF Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action that shows: (1) permanent or career-conditional tenure (codes 1 or 2, in block 24), and (2) position occupied in the competitive service (code 1, in block 34). If reinstatement eligible include your Career/Career conditional SF-50. To be considered as a non-competitive eligible candidate, the SF-50 must show the highest grade level or full performance level applicant has attained competitively on a permanent basis, and grade must be equivalent or higher than the grade for which applying.

    EXCEPTED SERVICE EMPLOYEES: If you are in the excepted service, your current agency must have an interchange agreement with OPM (for a list of agencies with current interchange agreements please click here ; Excepted service employees without an interchange agreement are eligible to use any other applicable special appointing authorities or must apply under the public non-status announcement for consideration.

    CURRENT OR FORMER CAREER SES MEMBERS: The FDIC Executive Managers (EMs) are in the Federal competitive service and not the Senior Executive Service (SES). Current or former career SES members are eligible for reinstatement to a competitive service position if the individual was previously employed under a career or career-conditional appointment prior to the SES appointment. SES members without competitive service career status are eligible to use any other applicable special appointing authorities or must apply under the public non-status announcement for consideration. Multiple SF-50s showing current or former career SES appointment and proof of career or career-conditional tenure must be submitted by the closing date to receive consideration as a status applicant. Both SES and Competitive Service SF-50s must be uploaded as one document to avoid overriding your first attachment or upload one SF-50 under the "SF-50" placeholder and the other under the "other supporting documentation" placeholder. If you have any questions regarding which SF-50s to submit, it is highly recommended that you contact the person listed on this job opportunity announcement before the closing date.

    FDIC EMPLOYEES: Submit a final digitally signed copy of your most recent Annual Performance Appraisal and Evaluation form. The final PDF form is also acceptable. If you want to be considered non-competitively include a copy of your SF-50. The SF-50 must show the highest grade level or full performance level applicant has attained competitively on a permanent basis, and grade must be equivalent or higher than the grade for which applying.

    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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