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Job Title:Deputy Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer

Department:Department Of Commerce

Agency:Office of the Secretary

Job Announcement Number:OS/OCIO-2012-0009

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year


Friday, June 22, 2012 to Monday, July 16, 2012




This is a Full-Time position in the Senior Executive Service (SES). - This is a Permanent SES Career-Reserved position.


1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, DC, USView Map


Applications will be accepted from All Groups of Qualified Individuals

(U.S. Citizens Only)


The historic mission of the Department of Commerce is "to foster, promote, and develop the foreign and domestic commerce" of the United States. This has evolved, as a result of legislative and administrative additions, to encompass broadly the responsibility to foster, serve, and promote the Nation's economic development and technological advancement.

The Commerce Department's Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is responsible for ensuring that the Department's programs make full and appropriate use of information technology.  It supports the increased use of leading edge technology to enable the Department to carry out its mission better, with improved products and services at the lowest cost.  The Office oversees the expenditure of approximately $1.5 billion each year for computer hardware, software, and services, and for networking and telecommunications and other information technology (IT). This is accomplished by the development of policies and other guidance for Department-wide planning and use of IT, and through a capital asset management process centered around a Commerce IT Review Board.

The Office ensures the Department’s compliance with the applicable provisions of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 regarding the management and use of IT resources including (but not limited to):

  • Monitoring and evaluating the selection, control, and evaluation of major IT investments, and recommending appropriate actions to the Secretary and/or Deputy Secretary
  • Establishing goals for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the Department’s operations and the delivery of services to the public through the effective use of IT
  • Developing and issuing IT policies and guidance throughout the Department, and monitoring and enforcing compliance with such policies and guidance
  • Providing IT management and technical assistance services to the Office of the Secretary and designated operating units, and consultative services as requested by Department officials
  • Representing the Department in interactions with the Office of Management and Budget and other federal agencies on IT matters, and participating in the activities of the Federal CIO Council.

The Deputy Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer position is located in OCIO, and reports directly to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) as the IT expert, leveraging expertise and knowledge of the changing technological environment.  The Deputy Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer is an executive position that will be a key advisor to the CIO, providing vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology initiatives.  The role of the Deputy Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer involves a detailed understanding of new and emerging technologies, establishing a vision for how the Department can leverage new technology to attain the organizations goals, and charting a path to achieve the strategic objectives through the effective use of technology.  The Deputy Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer will be involved in a variety of activities aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of IT spending at the Department and will lead the strategic management of IT resources throughout the Department, helping to ensure that programs make effective and efficient use of IT.


  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Subject to pre-employment and employment random drug testing.
  • Public Financial Disclosure (SF-278 filing within 30 days is required).
  • Relo. Expenses will not be paid. Recruitment incentives are not offered.
  • Incumbent maybe subject to geographically mobility.
  • Position may require some travel.


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The incumbent of this position serves as the Department of Commerce’s Deputy Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer, and as such plans and directs the activities necessary to ensure that the aforementioned roles and responsibilities are effectively met.  Specifically, the incumbent performs, leads, or oversees the following functions:

 - Assesses current and emerging technologies, IT service delivery models (including shared services), and IT management best practices, and develops strategies, implementation, and migration plans aimed at both Department enterprise-wide and OCIO-level IT portfolios.

 - Leads collaborative development of business cases, as well as cost and reimbursement models supporting implementation of multi-organization shared services, infrastructure consolidation initiatives, and migration to emerging IT service delivery models (including cloud computing).

 - Serves as a technical strategic advisor on projects requiring high level strategy, alignment, technical vision, management evaluation and oversight.  Provides expert, high-level technical advice and counsel to the CIO, executives, stakeholders, and users on matters that affect or relate to current and existing IT functions and programs as well as plans or alternatives for new IT services and functions.

 - Creates strategies for applying and optimizing technology initiatives in order to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of IT services, improve alignment of IT service delivery with agency objectives; and articulates business advantages of technology development initiatives.

 - Evaluates industry technology, service delivery, and IT management best practices and apply them as appropriate.

 - Contributes to the development of written policies and procedures for acquisition, development and implementation of new systems and services, as well as modification of existing systems and services.

 - Interprets and apply Federal laws, regulations, executive orders and other policies, and guidance to address agency-specific needs to ensure that said are communicated agency-wide.

 - Develops and maintains the Department’s enterprise architecture and technical reference model.  Establishes Department-wide technology working groups to support establishment of IT standards, shared services, infrastructure and service consolidation initiatives, ensuring input from bureau information technology (and when appropriate end user) stakeholders.

 - Plans, develops, and implements key new technology and enabling infrastructure development projects for OCIO-managed systems and services, including requirements definition and analysis, design and architecture, development and test, prototyping, piloting, and first-time production implementations.  Coordinates the integration of resulting systems into the production environment, and necessary post-installation engineering migration support for the Department in collaboration with end users as appropriate.

 - Coordinates requirements with supported bureaus identifying potentially conflicting requirements from different units.  Works with senior managers to resolve conflicts and prioritize requirements.


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To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess all of the mandatory Executive Core Qualifications and Professional/Technical Qualifications listed above.  These qualifications would typically be acquired through education, experience, and training which reflect progressive development and achievement in managing a comprehensive business program in a complex organization.  An individual's total experience and education must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position.  Applicants must meet all of the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

This position does not have an educational requirement.

Applicants are required to submit a narrative statement for each of the five mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and each of the mandatory Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs).  You must address each ECQ and PTQ separately.  You are required to respond to all ECQs and PTQs.  Please give a complete and detailed answer for each mandatory qualification.  Do not enter "Refer to Resume" to explain your answer.  Applications directing the reader to search within the application or to "See Resume" are considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.  Failure to submit a narrative statement or address any of the mandatory ECQs and/or PTQs is also considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.  As a result, you will be rated as "INCOMPLETE".

For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Executive Qualifications at

Example ECQ statements are available at 2010.pdf

Applicants currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not required to address the ECQs but must address all mandatory PTQs.


All applicants will be evaluated by an Executive Resources Board (ERB) rating panel of senior managers to determine the degree to which they possess the mandatory executive core and professional/technical qualifications, and best qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check.  The ERB rating panel will make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority.  All applicants will be evaluated on the quality and extent of their total accomplishments, experience, education, and the ECQs as follows:


ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE:  This core qualification involves the 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.

(Competencies:  creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision)

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE:  This core qualification involves the 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.

(Competencies:  conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building)

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN:  This core qualification involves the 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.

(Competencies:  accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility)

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN:  This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

(Competencies:  financial management, human capital management, technology management)

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS:  This core qualification involves the 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.

(Competencies:  partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating)


PTQ 1 - Expert knowledge of and demonstrated experience in strategic and operational information technology planning, architecture, selection, control, evaluation of information technology investments, business case development, cost and reimbursement model development, and use of methodologies for translating business needs to technical requirements and plans encompassing state-of-the-art and emerging technologies. 

PTQ 2 - Demonstrated expertise and skill in planning, development and oversight of enterprise-wide strategies, plans, service (including shared service) delivery, system and infrastructure consolidation programs for large, diverse organizations and experience doing so in consultation with various stakeholders and constituencies requiring management of strategic and sometimes competing objectives.

PTQ 3 - Demonstrated expert knowledge of and experience in interpreting and applying laws, regulations, executive orders, and other policies governing information technology management; and applying advanced program and organizational management concepts, principles, practices, guidelines, and processes to define issues and problems, manage and coordinate work, in order to provide expert advice relating to high priority programs and projects across a complex enterprise.

To preview questions please click here.


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans.  For additional information visit:

Federal Employees' Insurance Program - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance.  For additional information visit:

Long Term Care - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children.  For additional information visit:

Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.  For additional information visit:

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave.  For additional information visit:

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).  FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan.  The three tiers are:  Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan.  For additional information visit:

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.



Background Investigation:  This position is designated as Top Secret critical-sensitive and requires that a background investigation be conducted and favorably adjudicated in order to establish security eligibility.

Financial Disclosure:  This position is covered under the Ethics in Government Act, which requires comprehensive financial disclosures from employees.  The appointee will be required to file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278), within 30 days after his/her appointment, and then annually thereafter.

Qualifications Approval and Probationary Period:  Persons newly selected for career appointment to the Senior Executive Service must have their executive core qualifications approved by an Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board and will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

Mobility:  Individuals selected for Senior Executive Service positions may be subject to reassignment across geographical, organizational, and functional lines.

Drug Testing:  Applicants tentatively selected for employment in any position are subject to designated and/or random urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.  Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with the Department of Commerce.

The materials you send with your application will not be returned.

Veterans' preference is not applicable to positions in the Senior Executive Service.

You will be required to enter your full social security number (SSN) only to initially access and create an account at the OPM USAJOBS website; however, only the last four digits will appear in your resume.  Please DO NOT put your SSN on pages within your application package.  Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579):  The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

Signature - Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.

False Statements - If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired, you may be fired after you begin work, or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

Selective Service - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.



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Applicants must complete and submit an application online at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) USAJOBS website at  An account must be established at the OPM website following the instructions provided in order to apply for the position.  Applications submitted other than the USAJOBS online application WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED under this announcement.

Your application and all supporting documents must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement.  Applicants applying on-line for this position will be able to apply until 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement.  Please allow adequate time to complete your application.

If you encounter technical difficulties during the process, please call 1-877-662-7730 Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST (excluding Federal holidays) for assistance.  If you have technical difficulties applying to the vacancy on the USAJOBS website, click on Contact USAJOBS.  It is suggested that you do not wait until the last day to apply for a vacancy announcement.  We will not accept applications other than those submitted through USAJOBS.

A complete application package consists of the following:

1.  Resume created through the link provided in this announcement and responses to the online job questions submitted via this website. Your resume must include the following information:

    a.  Your full name, mailing address (including zip code), and day

        and evening telephone numbers.

    b.  Paid and Non-paid job-related work experience.  For each job

        listed you are to provide:

        (1) Job title

        (2) Duties and accomplishments

        (3) Employers' name and address

        (4) Supervisor's name and phone number

        (5) Starting and ending dates (month and year)

        (6) Hours per week

        (7) Salary

        (8) If Federal; Title, Series, and grade/pay band

     c. Education.  Provide name, city and state of all schools

        attended; i.e., high school, colleges and universities,

        vocational, trade, business, technical.  Provide dates

        of attendance, major, and type and year of any degrees

        received.  Report only attendance and/or degrees from

        schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized

        by the U.S. Department of Education.  For more information,

        you may refer to the following website:

     d. Other Job Related Qualifications Information:  Provide

        training courses, special skills you possess, certificates

        and licenses, honors, awards, special accomplishments, etc.,

        applicable to the position.

2.  A narrative statement for each mandatory Executive Core and Professional/Technical Qualification. Failure to respond or address any of the mandatory Executive Core and Professional/Technical Qualifications marks an application as incomplete and incomplete applications WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED, resulting in an "INCOMPLETE" rating.

3.  A copy of your most recent SF-50 for current and former Federal employees.

The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify Ruthie B. Stewart, the servicing Human Resources Specialist, either by e-mail at or by telephone at 202-482-3130.

The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.  TTY users may contact us via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.


In addition to your online application and responses to the ECQs and PTQs, the following documents must be submitted and received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement:

For current Senior Executives or individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility:  You must submit your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that shows career appointment in the SES.

For current Federal employees:  You must submit your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that shows your current tenure, position title, series and grade level.

For SES Candidate Development Program (SESCDP) Graduates:  You must submit your SESCDP OPM-Certification documentation.

Applicants who fail to submit requested documents WILL NOT receive consideration for this position.

You may be directed to FAX specific documentation to verify information about your civil service status, your education, and/or other information.  Please fax with the appropriate cover sheet.  Please refer to the fax cover sheet for the fax number.  Each document must be dialed and faxed in separately as each sheet includes an identification number, which ensures your document is processed correctly.


Please fax legible documents using the appropriate coversheet.  Documents may be faxed at any time during the open period of this announcement by going to http:/

1. Log into MYUSAJOBS

2. Click on "Applications"

3. Locate the vacancy you applied to

4. Under "Applicant Status" column, click on "More Information"

5. Select "View/Generate Fax Cover Sheet" and click "Continue"

Do not submit any additional information that is not required:  Extraneous materials such as award certificates will not be considered.

If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed on this vacancy announcement for alternate methods of application.



Ruthie B. Stewart
Phone: 202-482-3130
Fax: 202-482-1903
TDD: 1-800-877-8339
Agency Information:
1401 Constitution Ave. NW
Rm 7412
Attn: Human Resources
Washington, DC
Fax: 202-482-1903


The Office of Staffing, Recruitment, and Classification/Executive Resources Operations will notify applicants once their application is received and at the point of selection/non-selection.

Applicants can check the status of their application at any time after the announcement closes by accessing USAJOBS website.

Select "My USAJOBS" and enter your ID and password.  Click the link titled "Applications" and select the link under "Application Status" next to the name of the announcement.  Your status will be updated as changes occur.  If you have any questions, you may contact the Human Resources Specialist at the telephone number listed in the announcement.

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