Job Overview


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Everyday our Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (Chief Technology Officer) serves as a principal technical advisor and consultant on the development of integrated technologies, architectures, and solutions. This position of SUPERVISORY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER) starts at a salary of $123,758.00(GS-15 step 1), to $155,500.00 (GS-15 step 10).  Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of Information Technology, Washington, DC within DHS US Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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You may be eligible to apply through CIS-932939-OIT. 

USCIS will not pay relocation expenses.
This position is not in the bargaining unit.
This position is not considered "essential" for purposes of reporting to work when the facility might otherwise be closed.

Note: USCIS may fill one or more positions using this vacancy.


As a Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (Chief Technology Officer), your duties will include the following:

  • Serve as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and is responsible for the formation of cross-cutting integrated technologies, architectures, and solutions across USCIS' Office of Information Technology. The CTO leads initiatives which support leading edge and emerging technologies and conducts analyses of their applicability and viability for USCIS as a component of DHS.
  • Serves as a principal technical advisor and consultant on the development of integrated technologies, architectures, and solutions. This position also serves as a technical supervisory over a group of Information Technology specialists and managers who operate with a high degree of expertise.
  • Serves as a DHS-component recognized expert in research and technology for the agency lines of business; provides the essential link between the business and external stakeholders, especially for activities that cut across the agency major functional areas of immigrant, non-immigrant, humanitarian, citizenship, and verification lines of business; and establishes access and channels of communication with other DHS components and key stakeholders to ensure mission success.
  • Develops and maintains the USCIS Enterprise Technology Architecture which includes the USCIS Enterprise Technology Architecture, Enterprise Data Application, and Enterprise Applications Architecture;
  • Provides direct support internally within USCIS to provide strategic direction and oversight that supports development and provide technical and application architectures (near/mid/long-term), identification of technology best practices (DHS, federal government, and industry). The CTO leads the adoption of recommended USCIS component-level IT standards, and IT policies, processes, and procedures that support the future direction and implementation of the USCIS and OIT Strategic Vision, Principles, and Products.