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Job Title:Chief Information Officer

Agency:Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia

Job Announcement Number:PDS2013-3 (Repost)

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $155,400.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, May 13, 2013 to Monday, May 27, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2210-14/15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Come join the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia!

The Information Technology Division is responsible for the planning, development, management, and support of the information technology and telecommunications systems and subsystems that support PDS programs and management operations.  The IT Division is also responsible for required standards, policies, and procedures.  The IT Division assesses PDS technology requirements; analyzes potential returns on investment of possible solutions, develops business cases; and procures, manages, implements, and maintains solutions, including PDS’s own case management system.   The IT Division supports PDS interfaces with external systems, including the Interior Business Center and local District of Columbia criminal justice systems.  The IT Division designs, upgrades, administers, and supports all LAN/WAN infrastructure including hardware and software, telecommunications, video conferencing,
network operations, desktop systems, notebook and wireless systems, and network security.

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS) is a federally funded, independent organization; governed by an eleven-member Board of Trustees, PDS provides legal representation to individuals facing a loss of freedom in the local criminal, delinquency, and mental health systems in the District of Columbia. PDS’s approximately 235 attorneys, social workers, investigators, administrative, and technical staff collaborate with each other to advance the PDS mission. PDS’s main office is located at 633 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.  District of Columbia residency is not a requirement for employment.  PDS is funded by federal appropriations.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • See "Key Requirements" under the Requirements section.

DUTIES:

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The CIO will work under the supervision of the PDS Deputy Director and will be responsible for guiding the long-term direction as well as the day-to-day operations of the IT Division.  This includes managing a staff of nine technical professionals working in the areas of LAN/WAN, software development, special applications, and information systems training, and on the customer helpdesk.  The CIO will also manage one administrative staff member.  The CIO will interpret and apply information technology-related laws and regulations to develop and manage an effective enterprise architecture.  In addition, the CIO will negotiate and manage vendor relationships and contracts; develop and monitor IT budgets; develop strategies, including a multi-year plan; determine the architectural design, implementation, and support for the organization’s information technology infrastructure and software applications; work closely with senior management as well as technical staff; identify and resolve issues on high-visibility development projects; analyze IT performance from multiple perspectives, including cost, technology, schedule, and customer satisfaction; manage projects; lead or participate in project reviews; function in an administrative or technical oversight role; participate in the front-end of systems integration projects as needed, particularly in the requirement phase; and perform other related duties as assigned.  The CIO may hire additional staff to support future growth. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or related field required, Master’s Degree in computer science preferred; MBA preferred; Microsoft certifications preferred; Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred.  The successful candidate will have a minimum of six years of experience in the management and leadership of an IT unit; in IT architecture; and in IT planning, design, and engineering.  The successful candidate will have exceptional project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects in a cross-functional environment. The CIO must have experience in management of mid-size, web-based, or client/server software projects; management of LAN/WAN architecture; network design and topology; server design and administration in a Windows network environment; the systems integration/consulting industry; and procurement, including writing IT proposals, contracts, statements of work, and business cases.  The successful candidate will have knowledge of Microsoft Windows network architecture, to include both the implementation and design of Microsoft Exchange 2010, backup strategies, security, and virus/spyware protection; knowledge of desktop systems, including Windows XP and Windows 7; Microsoft Office (all versions); SQL Server database design, development, and administration; intranet portal applications such as SharePoint; disaster recovery; and document management and scanning solutions. The CIO must be experienced in running a service-oriented helpdesk.


KEY REQUIREMENTS

Must have a minimum of six years of experience in the management and leadership of an IT unit;
Must have a minimum of six years of experience in IT architecture, in IT planning, design, and engineering;
Must have exceptional project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects in a cross-functional environment;
Must have experience in management of mid-size, web-based, or client/server software projects; management of LAN/WAN architecture; network design and topology;
Must have knowledge of Microsoft Windows network architecture, to include both the implementation and design of Microsoft Exchange 2010, backup strategies, security, and virus/spyware protection; knowledge of desktop systems, including Windows XP and Windows 7; Microsoft Office (all versions);
Must have experience with SQL Server database design, development, and administration; intranet portal applications such as SharePoint; disaster recovery; document management and scanning solutions.

REQUIREMENTS

The CIO must be a leader.  The CIO must carry out a full range of managerial and supervisory responsibilities, including hiring and motivating staff, holding staff accountable, setting annual or multi-year goals and plans, justifying program needs and expenditures, evaluating program effectiveness and efficiency, and other related responsibilities.  The CIO must also be experienced in leading teams or organizations through significant process transformation.  This person must also possess the ability to improve operational efficiency, service delivery, and information management across an organization.  The CIO must also possess skills necessary to apply best practices with effective project management across the organization.  The CIO must have strong written and verbal communication skills.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

A review of all employment materials submitted.  Please see “how to apply” instructions and required documents.

 


BENEFITS:

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Federal benefits package. 



OTHER INFORMATION:

Employment at the Public Defender Service is neither federal nor District of Columbia government employment. 

HOW TO APPLY:

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All materials may be submitted via U.S. Mail or hand delivery to the Public Defender Service, Human Resources Division, Attn: PDS #2013-3 (Repost), 633 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20004, by a WORD document attachment to an email to pdshrmailbox@pdsdc.org.  PLEASE NOTE: You MUST include the vacancy number in the subject line of your email for consideration.  All submitted application materials, documents, pages, etc., must clearly list the applicant’s name and must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement.  All application materials become the property of PDS and will not be returned.  Visit our website at www.pdsdc.org to learn more about our organization.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Applicants must submit:
• A cover letter;
• A résumé with an email address, with current and previous employers, dates of employment, position status as full- or part-time, and position title and scope;
• A list of three references with name, address, telephone number, and a statement of how each reference is able to evaluate your skills. 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Martha Villa
Phone: (202)824-2398
Fax: (202)824-2998
Email: MVILLA@PDSDC.ORG
Agency Information:
Public Defender Service for the DC
633 Indiana Avenue NW
Room 547
Washington, DC
20004 Fax: (202)824-2998

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Job Announcement Number:

PDS2013-3 (Repost)

Control Number:

343422900