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Job Title:  Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Information Services
Department:  Department Of The Treasury
Agency:  Bureau of the Fiscal Service (FMS)
Job Announcement Number:  13-FMS-230P

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
Thursday, April 18, 2013 to Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Full Time - - Permanent (SES Career Reserved)
1 vacancy - Hyattsville, MD, US  View Map

Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified individuals.


The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service promotes the financial integrity and operational efficiency of the federal government through exceptional accounting, financing, collections, payments, and shared services. This Senior Executive Service position will serve as the Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Information Services within the Information and Security Services (ISS).  The incumbent also serves as the Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Bureau of the Fiscal Service.  The mission of ISS is to deliver and promote valuable information management solutions that advance business goals and objectives and ensure the security, safety, and integrity of the Bureau’s people, facilities, and information assets.

The Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Information Services provides executive leadership and policy direction to various information services programs and activities in support of the Fiscal Service’s mission.  The incumbent is responsible for providing executive direction and program oversight to nearly 200 geographically dispersed employees providing enterprise architecture, business and technical architecture, data architecture, enterprise governance, capital planning and investment control, software engineering, solutions integration, business intelligence, data warehousing/repositories, and enterprise products and services management.  The incumbent is responsible for understanding the Fiscal Service enterprise environment as well as its strategic business objectives and to facilitate the alignment of current and future resources to support those objectives. 

Key Information:

* Veterans' preference does not apply in the Senior Executive Service.

* Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must complete an Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Report annually
  • Must undergo appropriate tax checks
  • Must complete a 1-year SES probationary period, unless previously completed


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As the Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Information Services, the incumbent:

Provides executive leadership and direction, including policies and practices, for the full lifecycle management of the Fiscal Service’s information assets, including data architecture, repository services, unification, classification, analytics, records management, and archiving. The incumbent provides executive leadership and is responsible for managing the information assets across the Bureau of the Fiscal Service including cross-cutting activities to increase information sharing across all Fiscal Service program areas.  The incumbent provides executive leadership and is responsible for fulfilling Presidential directives, executive orders, and Congressional mandates in the information services domain (e.g., digital government and other transparency initiatives). 

Provides executive leadership and direction for the policies and practices of the Bureau’s enterprise architecture; governance; capital planning and investment control programs ensuring these program services effectively guide decision-making and maximize efficient use of resources.  The incumbent provides executive leadership and direction in the development of information systems; use commercial software, use open source components and application frameworks involved with software engineering and solutions integration.  The incumbent provides executive leadership and oversight of enterprise products and services, including activities governing their creation, use, modification, and retirement.  This responsibility includes products and services provisioned by ISS as well as products and services provisioned by external providers, such as the Federal Reserve or contractors.  The incumbent represents the CIO and the Fiscal Service to officials at the Department, other Treasury bureaus, Federal Reserve Banks, other federal agencies (OMB, GSA), and franchise customers.

Directs through a number of managers and supervisors, a staff of professional, technical, and clerical employees who carry out the activities and operations of ISS/Information Services.  The incumbent guides personnel toward the achievement of program goals and objectives.  The incumbent determines resource requirements, including funding, personnel, and materials, and defines the roles and authorities of key positions within ISS/Information Services.

Determines the optimal organizational structure and use of resources to accomplish mission and objectives of ISS/Information Services in an efficient, economical, and effective manner. 

Formulates short and long-range plans to ensure the continuing effectiveness of ISS/Information Services in supporting the Fiscal Service’s mission.  Such plans are in support of Fiscal Service strategic and tactical plans.

Ensures critical problems are resolved involving the technical or regulatory phases of Fiscal Service’s information services activities. 

Participates with other senior Fiscal Service officials in determining information systems requirements, strategies, and goals and in securing fulfillment of the requirements through appropriate ISS and other resources (e.g., contractors, Federal Reserve Banks, or other organizations).

Externally represents and is an advocate for the Fiscal Service at professional conventions, conferences, and committees concerned with promoting enterprise architecture, business and technical architecture, data architecture, enterprise governance, capital planning and investment control, software engineering, solutions integration, business intelligence, data warehousing/repositories and enterprise products and services management.

Provides advice to Assistant Commissioners and other Fiscal Service managers on the IT policies and practices of the Bureau’s operating and administrative programs.   Recommends changes to Fiscal IT policies and program goals to the Assistant Commissioner.  Ensures approved changes are implemented and measurable goals are established.  Identifies opportunities to develop and market new services within and outside of Fiscal Service.


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All applicants must meet the qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

As a basic requirement, applicants must demonstrate progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualifications (TQs).  Typically, experience of this nature 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 non-governmental organizations.  Failure to meet this basic qualification requirement will disqualify the applicant.

Evidence must be provided that clearly demonstrates the applicant has the necessary level of executive potential, skills, abilities, specialized knowledge, and technical qualifications to perform as a SES executive.  This evidence must include clear, concise examples that emphasize the applicant’s level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of assignments, program accomplishments, policy initiatives, and long-range planning.

The best qualified candidates will be determined by assessing experience, education, awards, performance appraisals, and supervisory evaluations for this position.  These assessments will be made against the ECQs and technical qualifications.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the SES and provide the focus for OPM certification of executive qualifications.

ECQ 1 - Leading Change - 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 - 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 - 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 - The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.  Competencies:  financial management, human capital management, technology management.

ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions - 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, influencing/negotiating

Fundamental Competencies – Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation are cross-cutting and provide the foundation for success in each ECQ.

Additional Information about the ECQs can be found on the OPM SES website at  For each ECQ, it is recommended that you provide at least one example of your qualifications using the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model described on the above website.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:  The following qualifications are required for the incumbent to perform the duties of the position.  You must demonstrate all of the technical qualifications to be rated eligible for this position.

TQ 1Demonstrated ability to provide oversight to multiple, concurrent IT projects which vary widely in complexity and cost.  This includes the ability to manage, supervise, monitor and evaluate projects, evaluate IT investments, and provide accountability for the expenditure of IT funding.  This also includes experience with defining systems architecture, re-engineering of business processes, and the resolution of difficult problems encountered in the planning, development and operation of complex IT systems.

TQ 2:  Experience influencing decision-making and improving operational effectiveness by providing new insights and understanding of program performance.  

TQ 3:  Knowledge and experience in implementation of information technology security measures necessary to deliver service to customers via the internet and maintain secure operations internally.

TQ 4:  Experience providing leadership in an environment that requires understanding of organizational dynamics including interplay between policy and operations; including experience supporting high-level officials with changing priorities.

TQ 5:  Experience in using values to improve personal and organizational effectiveness.

Career applicants currently in the SES, former career SES appointees who are eligible for career reinstatement in the SES, or graduates of an SES Candidate Development Program who have been certified by OPM must address the technical competencies, but need not address the ECQs.

More information on how to address the ECQs and TQs can be found at


Your resume and responses to the online questions are an integral part of the process for evaluating your basic qualifications for this SES position.  We recommend that you emphasize your level of responsibility, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and program accomplishments (including the results of your actions) in your resume, question responses, and any other materials you provide.  Although you are not required to provide a separate narrative statement addressing each of the ECQs and Technical Qualifications, you are welcome to do so.  Candidates who choose to provide the optional narrative statements should include clear and concise examples of activities or tasks that show the scope and quality of accomplishments pertaining to specific qualification requirements.

Initial review of your application will be conducted by a Human Resources Specialist to determine if you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements of this position.  Applicants who meet these mandatory requirements will be considered minimally qualified and will be evaluated by a panel of senior executives to determine the best qualified candidates.

We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process. 

To preview questions please click here.


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We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs.

Our benefits package includes:

* Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.

* Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.

* Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.

* A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre- existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.

Learn more about Federal benefits programs at:


All initial appointments to an SES position are contingent on approval from OPM’s Qualifications Review Board.

This position is critical sensitive.  Selectee will be required to complete a Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions, SF-86, for a pre-appointment full-field background investigation.

Factors such as cost effectiveness, labor market conditions and difficulties in filling the position will be reviewed in determining if payment of relocation expenses is in the best interest of the Government.

In accordance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, the selectee(s) must be eligible to receive a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) credential.  If selected, you must:

Present 2 acceptable, authentic  “identity source documents,” at least one of which is a valid Federal or State government issued picture ID (for a list of identity source documents, visit;

Receive a favorable background check; and

Maintain eligibility for a PIV credential during your employment with the Bureau of Fiscal Service as described by #1 and #2 above.

In order to comply with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reporting requirements, the Bureau of the Fiscal Service is asking applicants to complete the Race and National Origin (RNO) information during the application process. This information will be kept confidential and anonymous, and will only be used for demographic reporting purposes.


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A complete on-line application will require the submission of the following: resume, responses to the mandatory ECQ and TQ questions, and supporting documentation (see list of required and recommended documents below).

The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.

If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at and/or the USAJobs Help Desk.

Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (
-We suggest you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 3. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. For more resume tips click here.
- You may create a resume in USAJOBS or upload one of your own choosing. Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.

Step 2 - Apply Online
Click the "Apply Online" link of this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the Department of the Treasury's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.

Step 3 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application
If this is your first time on Treasury's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finished" button.

Step 4 - Review and Confirm Your Submission
You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 5 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.

Step 5 - Submit Required Documents
You can submit any required documents (discussed below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit.

Document Upload:
You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways:

1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS. OR

2. You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you've located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded.

In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS.

Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions. The fax number will be on the cover-sheet.

Fiscal Service provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you require a reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Division at 202-874-8330.



 * If you successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program (CDP), you must submit a copy of your Qualifications Review Board certification.

 * If you are a current, retired, or former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, for verification of current or prior Federal employment status, if applicable.

 Recommended Documents: In addition, we recommend that you submit the following:

 * A copy of your college transcripts or a list of college courses, if applicable;

 * A copy of your most recent supervisory appraisal of performance; and

 * A list of awards received while employed with the Federal Government.


Justin King
Phone: 304-480-8324
Fax: 304-480-8367
TDD: 304-480-8341
Agency Information:
Financial Management Service (FMS)
***We Do Not Accept Mailed Applications***
Parkersburg, WV
Fax: 304-480-8367


You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "My Applications". Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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