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Job Title:  Associate Administrator for Information Management & Chief Information Officer
Department:  Department Of Energy
Agency:  National Nuclear Security Administration
Job Announcement Number:  NA-13-ES-005

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
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 to Friday, May 17, 2013
1 vacancy - District Of Columbia County, DC, US  View Map

Applications will be accepted from all United States citizens. You do not need to be a current or former federal employee to apply.  Veterans preference does not apply to the SES. PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION RELOCATION/MOVING EXPENSES WILL BE PAID.


The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) - building careers while securing the future through engineering, science, and national security in an environment where your contributions make a difference.

NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency of the Department of Energy.  We manage highly visible U.S. National Security Programs, enhance U.S. national security through research, development, production, assembly, disassembly, and maintenance of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile, promote international nuclear non-proliferation and safety, reduce global danger from weapons of mass destruction, provide the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion, and oversee national laboratories and other production facilities to maintain U.S. leadership in science and technology.

The Office of the Associate Administrator for Information Management and Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is the principal organization for information management, information technology (IT), and cyber security for NNSA. OCIO has the responsibility to foster a culture of information sharing and to ensure that IT investments and projects across NNSA are coordinated, have the necessary cyber security protection, and are in alignment with the NNSA Strategic Plan and DOE requirements and objectives. Additionally, OCIO ensures that IT is acquired and information resources are managed in a manner that implements the policies and procedures of legislation, including the Paperwork Reduction Act and the Clinger Cohen Act; the E-Government initiative of the President's Management Agenda (PMA); and the priorities established by the NNSA Administrator and the DOE Secretary of Energy. The OCIO is fully responsible for all aspects of cyber security across NNSA, including but not limited to policy and planning, Federal and Congressional reporting, and daily operations of classified and unclassified networks and systems.

This position is located in Washington, DC.


  • Must be U. S. Citizen.
  • New SES appointees must successfully complete a 1 year probationary period.
  • A DOE "Q" level clearance is required.
  • Requires a financial disclosure statement (OGE-278).
  • This position is subject to drug testing and random screening.


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The Associate Administrator for Information Management & Chief Information Officer reports to the NNSA Associate Principal Deputy Administrator and is the principal executive for information management, information technology, and cyber security for the Nuclear Security Enterprise. The incumbent will provide advice and assistance to the NNSA Administrator and other senior managers to insure that information technology is acquired and information resources are managed in order to implement policies and legislative procedures. Responsible for cyber security across the NNSA enterprise to include Federal and Congressional reporting, and daily operations of classified and unclassified networks and systems.

This position functions as the principal change agent for corporate perspective throughout NNSA information and cyber security activities. The executive will be responsible for championing NNSA initiatives to effectively plan and manage information and cyber security by providing corporate systems that add value to the business lines of NNSA.  The scope of responsibility also includes  classified and unclassified data requirements, local and remote application and network access, and business and programmatic information technology investments. This will include developing, promulgating, and overseeing NNSA's information technology and cyber security policies, standards, and procedures. Directs the implementation and maintenance of the Federal and Federated Enterprise cyber security program which protects NNSA's classified and unclassified information and information technology assets. Manages assessments of headquarters and field offices for policy implementation and compliance.

The incumbent represents NNSA in external coordination on information technology and cyber security activities with management and operating contractors, interagency counterparts, Congress, and corporate entities.  The executive leads the creation of the effective and efficient design and operation of major information technology and cyber security resources management processes. Works closely with the NNSA Chief of Defense Nuclear Security in cyber security strategy and planning. Also, collaborates with the Director, Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Evaluation to enable the gathering, analyzing, and dissemination of financial and performance data required. The incumbent provides oversight to insure that information and records are properly managed, collected, and protected. Creates methodologies, policies, and programs structures in using innovative technologies in conducting information programs to insure development and implementation are consistent throughout the enterprise.


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To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, candidates must possess specialized experience at a senior level which demonstrates ability to perform the duties described above; including progressively responsible supervisory or managerial experience demonstrating ability to manage people and resources.  Candidates must fully address all Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) in order to receive consideration.   Your responses must demonstrate possession of these qualifications which are typically acquired through education, experience or training.  Please provide examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize your education, experience, or training. Do not enter "Refer to Resume" to explain your answer. Applications directing the reviewer to search within the application or to see resume are considered incomplete and will not receive further consideration. All qualified candidates will be evaluated on the relevance of their experience, education, training, self-development, honors, awards, and outside activities. Applicants currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment; eligible for reinstatement into the SES; or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not required to address the ECQs; but MUST address all MTQs. Failure by non-Senior Executive Service member to submit a narrative statement addressing each of the ECQs and MTQs will result in loss of consideration.

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): NOTE: Please limit your written statements to a two page limit per ECQ.  Each response to the ECQs must be written in the Challenge-Context-Action-Results (CCAR) model.  

Leading Change - Involves the ability to bring about strategic change, within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

Leading People - Involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and support constructive resolution of conflicts.  

Results Driven - 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.

Business Acumen - Involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

Building Coalitions - 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.

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

Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs): NOTE: Please limit your written statements to one page per MTQ.


1.  Describe your experience in areas that may include next generation mobility,  opportunities emerging through internet protocol version 6 (IPv6) that will allow dramatic changes in the use of information technology, issues related to the supply chain, and cyber security risk and vulnerability analysis. Include any transformative efforts you have successfully completed in the past.

2.  Describe your experience and successes in the management of physically and strategically diverse information technology and cyber security programs. Include coordination and partnerships that may have been required with other stakeholders (e.g. other federal agencies, business elements, Congress, program and executive managers).

3.  Describe how you have demonstrated your knowledge of information/cyber security program management and experience in working with/advising agency heads/CEOs/COOs, senior program or executive managers on the risks and mitigating strategies to support operating in a secure electronic environment.

Education:  There is no education requirement for this position.


SES INFORMATION: For further information pertaining to the SES, applicants are encouraged to visit: SES


Candidates will be rated and ranked by a Merit Staffing Panel using only the information submitted within their application package. Applicants who do not demonstrate sufficient possession of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) AND demonstrated experience, training, and/or education in support of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) by answering ALL the questions for this vacancy announcement, will be determined ineligible for further consideration.  Based on the Panel's evaluation, applicants who were determined best qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration.  Once a candidate has been identified for selection, the Executive Resources Board will make final approval, and in competitive cases, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Qualifications Review Board (QRB), will certify qualifications. This process can take up to 120 working days.

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The Federal Government offers a number of exceptional benefits that are unmatched by most other organizations. As a Federal employee, you will be eligible for health benefits from your choice of a wide variety of providers, long-term care insurance, generous sick leave accrual, 26 days of annual leave with 10 paid holidays, a family-friendly work environment, flexible spending options, and a comprehensive retirement plan unparalleled by most private-industry organizations. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. Benefits


EEO/Diversity Policy and Privacy Act Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, sexual orientation, parental status, or any other non-merit factors. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (PL 93-579, 5 USC 552a), and is used to determine qualifications for employment as authorized under 5 USC Sections 3302 and 3361. Veteran's preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.


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You must submit your application on line until 11:59PM Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement. All supplemental documentation must be received by fax, upload, downloaded from USAJOBS, email or mail by the closing date of the announcement. The National Nuclear Security Administration uses a 4-Step application process: 1. REGISTER (ON-LINE) - You must create a user account in order to apply. When you select the "Apply On-line" button at the bottom of this page, you will be taken directly to this registration section. If you have already registered, simply log in with your user name and password. 2. RESUME (ON-LINE) - You must enter your resume on-line or you will not be considered. Create your resume using the USAJOBS' Resume Builder, which allows you to create a uniform resume that provides all of the information required by government agencies. Your registration information and resume will automatically be transferred to the system used by DOE. 3. RESPOND TO QUESTIONS (ON-LINE) - The first time you apply, you will be asked several general questions before proceeding to the assessment questions for the vacancy you have selected. If you have applied before, you will be given the option either to update the general information, or to proceed directly to the assessment questions. Respond online to the application questions. Check the box indicating you would like a copy of your application emailed to you, and click "Finished". If you have successfully submitted your on-line application, you will see a screen telling you that your application has been sent. If you do not see these words, you have not successfully completed your application. If you wish to edit your application, you may return to USAJOBS and re-apply; previous responses will be saved and can be updated. Be sure to click "Finished" and look for the screen indicating your application was sent. You may edit your information until 11:59PM Eastern Time of the announcement closing date. 4. FAX, UPLOAD, DOWNLOAD FROM USAJOBS, EMAIL, OR MAIL SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTATION - You must fax, upload, download from USAJOBS, email, or mail any supplemental documentation requested in the following "Required Documents" section to the Contact listed below. Supplemental materials MUST be received no later than the closing date of the announcement. Failure to submit the required documentation within the specified time frame will result in loss of consideration. Make sure you include the announcement number for this position. Below are descriptions of the five methods that may be used to submit your supplemental documentation


  • Within the Document Manager, generate and print the appropriate system generated cover sheet.
  • NOTE: If faxing more than one document you must not fax all documents under one cover sheet. You must use the appropriate fax cover sheet for each document type (e.g. SF-50 cover sheet for SF-50) and fax each set separately.
  • Please make sure all pages are complete, legible, and signed (if necessary) before faxing documentation.
  • Write in the number of pages (including the cover sheet), date and vacancy number.
  • Fax documentation to 1-571-258-4052.
  • You will receive an email confirmation for each fax that is received by Human Resources (it may take at least 2-4 hours). This email confirmation, NOT your fax machines confirmation, is your official confirmation receipt. If you do not receive the email, please fax the document again or contact the vacancy point of contact listed on the vacancy announcement.
  • NOTE: The bar code and associated numbers on this cover sheet are used to associate this document with your application. If you do not follow the instructions above, your application may not complete.


  • Browse your system files and upload comments directly from your computer.


  • Download documents transferred from USAJOBS.
  • NOTE: This option is available if the applicant initiated the application process in USAJOBS. Please note that portfolio documents transferred from USAJOBS are NOT automatically added to your application; you need to click on "USAJOBS."



  • Submit documents to the email address or mailing address listed in the contact information below.  Download documents transferred from USAJOBS.  NOTE: This option is available if the applicant initiated the application process in USAJOBS.  Please note that portfolio documents transferred from USAJOBS are NOT automatically added to your application; you need to click on "USAJOBS."  Browse your system files and upload comments directly from your computer.

Annetta (Ann) Ross, (202) 586-1788

National Nuclear Security Administration

Office of Human Capital Management

Executive Resources Division, NA-MB-183

1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20585


Vacancy Announcement #: NA-13-ES-005


If you are unable to apply online, you may request alternate application procedures. To do so, you must contact the employing office at the address shown above at least two working days prior to the closing date.


Please fax, mail, or email any of the required documents below, if applicable: 1. If you are a current, retired or former Federal employee, please submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, to verify your status. 2. If the position has a positive/professional education requirement, please submit a copy of your transcripts to verify your eligibility. 3. If you are a graduate of a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP), please submit your OPM Qualifications Review Board certification for non-competitive eligibility. You must meet ALL mandatory technical qualifications.


Annetta (Ann) Ross
Phone: 202-586-1788
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
National Nuclear Security Administration
National Nuclear Security Administration
1000 Independence Ave., SW
OHCM//Executive Resources Division, Rm GA-155
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


Once your application is received it will be evaluated by the HR Specialist who will determine which candidates meet basic qualifications. Applicants who meet the basic qualifications will be rated and ranked by a merit staffing panel. The panel will make recommendations to the selecting official for further consideration and possible interview. You may receive updates notifying you of the status of your application via USAJOBS. It is recommended that you update your USAJOBS profile to receive these status updates via email after the announcement closes. You will receive updates to your status on-line as changes are made. All applicants will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of their application once a final selection is made.

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