To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, applicants must possess 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. Eligibility for this position will be based upon a clear showing that the applicant has experience of the scope and quality sufficient to effectively carry out assignments of the position. Your application must emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments and policy initiatives undertaken. Applicants are required to submit a narrative response addressing each Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) and each Mandatory Technical Qualification (MTQ) to receive consideration. Failure to submit a narrative statement or address any of the mandatory ECQs and/or MTQs is considered incomplete and will not be considered.
Applicants currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not required to address the ECQ's, but must address all MTQ's. Failure to address each of the required MTQ's will result in disqualification of your application. All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the relevance of their experience, education and/or training.
For additional guidance in writing ECQ narratives, applicants may visit the Office Of Personnel Management's Guide to Senior Executive Qualifications located at: http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf . Applicants are strongly encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide.
Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ's). Applicants must respond to the MTQs which represent the experience needed to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. You will be given the opportunity to address these MTQs later in the online application process.
1. The CIO must apply IT innovations to achieve agency objectives. There are five critical competencies to be assessed for CIO candidates in the program leadership area:
Experience in delivering significant results to an organization in a 12-month timeframe.
Demonstrating success in implementing innovative IT solutions within an organization.
Ability to collaborate in IT strategy and tactics with C-level executives (that is, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Executive Officers, etc.)
Proven competence acquiring IT technology and complex IT systems components in concert with small business partners.
Experience with implementing service management within IT functions in organizations.
2. The CIO must provide a secure computing infrastructure. There are three critical competencies to be assessed for CIO candidates in the IT security area:
- Experience with leading IT organizations to achieve successfule responses to regulatory audits, internal control reviews, and risk identification and mitigation efforts.
- Experience in implementing National Institute of Standards (NIST) and equivalent guidelines for IT security in a federal government computing environment.
- Ability to provide guidance and education to agency staff on computer security awareness and cybersecurity fundamentals.
3. The CIO must ensure that IT investments are reviewed and approved by agency leadership. There are three critical competencies to be assessed for CIO candidates in the program leadership area:
- Leadership of a capital planning and investment control process for a federal agency or an enterprise
- Experience with publishing metrics and performance measures for IT systems
- Leadership of project management functions and IT investment portfolios
4. The CIO must provide technology that promotes mobility and productivity within budget and resource constraints. There are six critical competencies to be assessed for CIO candidates in the service operations area:
- Demonstrated ability to lead information technology functions at geographically distributed organizations.
- Experience in implementing video-conferencing capabilities for headquarters and field operations to achieve service improvements and minimize travel expenditures.
- Experience with implementing standard configurations and commoditization of IT infrastructures.
- Experience with migrating IT operations to cloud-based providers, especially regarding messaging and communcations infrastructures.
- Experience with the consideration of data center capabilities.
- Proven ability to deliver cost efficiencies and demonstrated budget savings from IT operations.
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's). You will be given the opportunity to address these ECQs later in the online application process.
LEADING CHANGE: The ability to develop and implement an organizational vision which integrates key national and program goals, priorities, values, and other factors. Inherent to this is the ability to balance change and continually strive to improve customer service and program performance within the basic Government framework, to create a work environment that encourages creative thinking, and to maintain focus, intensity and persistence, even under adversity.
Leadership Competencies: Creativity & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision.
LEADING PEOPLE: The ability to design human resource strategies which maximize employee potential and foster high ethical standards in meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals.
Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building.
RESULTS DRIVEN: The ability to make timely and effective decisions and produce results through strategic planning and the implementation and evaluation of program and policies.
Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility.
BUSINESS ACUMEN: The ability to acquire and administer human, financial, material, and information resources in a manner which instills public trust and accomplishes the organization's mission, and to use new technology to enhance decision making.
Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management.
BUILDING COALITIONS: The ability to explain, advocate, and express facts and ideas in a convincing manner, and negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally. It also involves the ability to develop an expansive professional network with other organizations, and to identify and internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization.
Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be evaluated on their narrative responses to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and all Mandatory Technical Qualification (MTQs). Applicants will be evaluated by a Merit Staffing panel using only the information submitted within their application to determine the degree to which they possess each of the listed qualifications. Applicants who do not demonstrate sufficient possession of the ECQ and MTQ will be ineligible for further consideration. Based on the Panel's evaluation, applicants who are determined best qualified will be referred for further consideration.