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Job Title:Deputy Chief Information Officer

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Office of the Secretary of Transportation

Job Announcement Number:OST.SES-2013-0009

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 $172,500.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, June 26, 2013 to Monday, December 2, 2013




Permanent - Career


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


Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified U.S. Citizens.

Please Note: We will perform interim reviews of all applications received by midnight on July 18th and July 25th.


Come on board with us and take a journey that will challenge your mind and develop your career. The quality of our lives, the shape of our communities and the productivity of our Nation's economy depend on our transportation systems. We recognize and value the importance of our workforce and the diversity of backgrounds and ideas that each employee brings. The U.S. Department of Transportation: Careers in Motion.

DOT is currently seeking to hire a dynamic, seasoned, technology executive to serve as the Deputy Chief Information Officer to support the DOT Chief Information Officer (CIO) in delivering exceptional business value and results to all Transportation stakeholders using information technology. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills, proven management expertise, excellent knowledge of major technology operations, is a natural team player, first-rate communicator and is committed to customer service.  Additionally, the individual we are seeking will have successful executive level experience identifying and implementing “best practices” for the DOT IT organization across a divergent and evolving environment.  The Deputy CIO will have expert knowledge and experience in Clinger-Cohen and Federal Information Security Management Act Core Competencies focused on modernizing IT infrastructure and integrating new technologies supporting Transportation business demands.

PLEASE NOTE: DOT’s SES performance management system certification is pending. Therefore, the salary range for new SES members is $119-554 - $165,300. SES members currently earning above this range maintain current salary if selected for this position.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
  • Provide all required documents by closing date


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  1. The Deputy CIO advances the achievement of the agency's mission by assisting senior management in recognizing where IT can add value while transforming or supporting program operations.  The Deputy CIO shall assist the CIO in leading the Department in a visionary, collaborative, and stakeholder-focused manner to leverage IT resources in order to improve business processes, accomplish strategic DOT missions, goals, and program objectives and reduce costs.
  2. The Deputy CIO advises the CIO to ensure management's needs are addressed, to advocate innovative uses of technology, to ensure the implementation of sound capital and investment planning and enterprise architecture, and to facilitate management's access to needed information resources.
  3. The Deputy CIO facilitates the acquisition of information resources in a way that maximizes their value/manages their risks.  To implement Clinger-Cohen, the Deputy CIO leads agency managers in effectively managing information resources by advocating cross-organizational system and program process improvements; ensuring system/program processes are modified to take full advantage of IT solutions; establishing standards-based IT architecture as appropriate; enabling more cost-efficient and effective use of IT resources; and communicating principles of effective systems solutions; establishing standards based IT architecture as appropriate; enabling more cost-efficient and effective use of IT resources; and communicating principles of effective systems acquisition.
  4. The Deputy CIO acts to establish, monitor, and evaluate the performance of information technology in support of program accomplishments based on appropriate measures.  The Deputy CIO provides oversight to assure that systems and information are secure and that records are properly managed, i.e., that information is collected only as needed, is protected from those who would destroy or abuse it, is readily accessible to those who need it, and is quickly disseminated to those who plan to use it or contributed to it.
  5. The Deputy CIO works with other strategic leaders throughout government to challenge conventional approaches and develop new methods and systems for delivering mission benefits.  These activities are carried out consistent with the laws and regulations that govern and guide them, such as the Clinger-Cohen Act, the PRA, and OMB Circular A-130. The Deputy CIO determines and develops appropriate policies, procedures, and standards to further advance information resource management within the agency.


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As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), you must show in your resume evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQs): Below are descriptions of the technical qualifications that must be clearly described in your resume. Your responses must explain how your experience supports each of the TQs.

  1. Demonstrated executive experience in leading IT operations, including modernizing infrastructure and integrating new technologies, to better serve customers and to achieve effective Cybersecurity and information assurance.
  2. Demonstrated progressive, executive level experience overseeing or performing a majority of the functions described in the Clinger-Cohen Core Competencies: policy and organization, building IT management and technical staff expertise, process/change management, information resources strategy and planning, IT performance assessment, IT project/program management, capital planning and investment control, acquisition, E-government/E-business/E-commerce, information security/information assurance, enterprise architecture, and technology management and assessment.
  3. Demonstrated executive level interpersonal skills in communicating, negotiating, and persuading others to build consensus and facilitate “win-win” situations.  This includes experience in innovation, re-engineering, collaboration, and building coalitions to respond to customer needs and management issues.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): Below are descriptions of the ECQs that must be clearly described in your resume.

Please Note: Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility, and SES Candidate Development graduates who have been certified by OPM do NOT need to address the ECQs. 


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. Leadership 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. Leadership 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. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership 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. Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating


FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES: The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation. Additional information about the SES and Executive Core Qualifications can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) SES Website.

You are strongly encouraged to review OPMs Guide to SES Qualifications for specific examples and guidance on writing effective ECQ narrative statements.


  • Complete a one-year SES probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Complete a Public Financial Disclosure report, OGE-278. You will need to provide the information annually.
  • Drug Test: This position is subject to a pre-employment drug test and random drug testing during employment.
  • Security Clearance: This position requires the ability to obtain and retain a TS/SCI.


An SES reviewing panel will evaluate your application based on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Applicants determined to be highly qualified may undergo an interview and a reference check. If selected, you must be certified by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB), unless you are a current SES executive or have successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program. You must receive certification before you can be appointed to the position.

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Our benefits package offers:

Annual Leave (paid vacation), Sick Leave, and Holidays - You will earn 26 days of annual leave and 13 days of sick leave per year. In addition, the Federal Government observes 10 regular paid holidays each year.

Health Benefits - Employees and family members are eligible for health benefits at reasonable rates with no required medical examinations or restrictions because of age or physical condition. Flexible Spending Account (FSA) - You may choose to participate in the FSA Program. This program allows you to set aside money, on a pre-tax basis, for certain kinds of out of pocket medical expenses or dependent care costs of a child or parent

Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program - You may elect to participate in the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program.

Life Insurance - You may participate in the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance program. The program offers employees an opportunity to acquire life insurance protection at group rates with a government contribution toward the cost of basic insurance.

For more details on the various health and life insurance benefits offered to most Federal Employees click here

Retirement/Pension Plan - You will be covered by a defined benefit, contributory Federal retirement system that provides benefits for both normal retirement (with as few as 5 years of civilian service) and for circumstances that might occur earlier, such involuntary retirement because of disability.

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) - You may participate in a retirement savings investment plan that offers before-tax savings and tax-deferred investment earnings. For more details, please visit the TSP website

Employee Assistance - Employees and their immediate families can take advantage of free confidential counseling with health professionals as part of the Federal Employees Assistance Program.

Transit Benefits - We subsidize up to $230 of mass transit commuting costs each month.

Telework - DOT recognizes the importance and encourages the use of telework.


Information related to performance, suitability, and security will be verified.

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.


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The application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME ONLY. Within your resume, you should address all the ECQ's and the technical qualifications. Please Note: Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility, and SES Candidate Development graduates who have been certified by OPM do NOT need to address the ECQs. Application packages must be received online no later than 11:59pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.

  • To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement posting.
  • Create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
  • Upload your resume and supporting documents.

If you are having difficulty applying online, please contact the DOT Automated Staffing Office during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET) at (202) 366-1298. You may also email us at


The following documents must be provided by the close date:

  • RESUME - You must submit a resume which cannot exceed five (5) pages. Any information submitted in excess of five (5) pages WILL NOT be considered. The resume must provide evidence of how you possess the technical qualifications and the 5 ECQs.
  • SF-50 - Current & former federal employees should submit an SF-50 which shows your current (or most recent grade.)
    • Current Career Senior Executives and individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility must submit a copy of an SF-50 which shows career SES status
  • CANDIDATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM CERTIFICATE - individuals who have successfully completed an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved SES Candidate Development Program, submit a copy of your OPM certificate.

Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the announcement will result in your removal from consideration for this position.


Automated Staffing
Phone: 202-366-1298
Fax: 571-258-4052
Agency Information:
1200 New Jersey Ave
Washington, DC
Fax: 571-258-4052


If you have opted to receive account status updates via USAJobs, you will receive online confirmation that your application package has been received. All applicants will receive a notification email of the final outcome regarding the hiring decision.

Please Note: We will perform interim reviews of all applications received by midnight on July 18th and July 25th.

All applications must be completed and submitted electronically no later than midnight ET of the closing date. Final reviews will be performed after the announcement closing, and timely notice of the status of your application will be emailed to you. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and selecting Application Status.

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