Job Overview

Summary

CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO STATUS CANDIDATES (RESIDING IN THE LOCAL COMMUTING AREA) AND TO INDIVIDUALS ELIGIBLE UNDER SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES.   DISABLED VETERANS AND INDIVIDUALS ELIGIBLE UNDER THE VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ACT (VEOA) ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.  SEE "OTHER INFORMATION" BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES.

The FMC is an independent regulatory agency with a mission to foster a fair, efficient, and reliable international ocean transportation system and to protect the public from unfair and deceptive practices.   More information about the FMC and its programs can be found at www.fmc.gov.

This position is in the Office of Information Technology (OIT) within the Office of the Managing Director (OMD), Federal Maritime Commission (FMC).  The incumbent serves as the Operations Manager and Director, OIT and reports directly to the Chief Information Officer (CIO), within the Office of the Managing Director. OIT is responsible for providing information technology services to support the mission requirements of the FMC.

Duties

The incumbent serves as Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (Director, Office of Information Technology) and performs the following duties and responsibilities:

 

•Provides expert technical advice and guidance to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and senior management officials in the appropriate application of technology to FMC’s mission and programs;  

•Provides advice regarding emerging IT issues and the impact of emerging issues on FMC business requirements;  
•Defines standards to ensure that all hardware and software, network, and telecommunications (Voice/Data) problems are resolved in a timely and efficient manner, and that a practical and comprehensive disaster recovery and business continuity program is in place for the entire agency;  
•Maintains current knowledge of technical innovations and new capabilities, and develops plans to utilize appropriate technologies that provide cost reductions and performance improvements;  

•Provides leadership in the design, implementation, and support of the agency’s common system infrastructure; including desktop hardware and software, networks and telecommunications (Voice/Data), database applications, security, Internet access, and FMC customer support;  

•Responsible for managing large, complex projects and project teams dispersed over several locations;  

•Assists the CIO in developing the FMC Architecture and the strategy for its implementation and ongoing maintenance;  

•Establishes policy guidance and publishes standards for agency-wide selection, acquisition, implementation, deployment and maintenance of IT services;  

•Manages the contract services requirement for the agency’s IT services; and     

•Manages the fiscal resources for information technology, directs budget planning and execution, assures adherence to regulations and policy, and obtains maximum cost efficiency.