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Job Title:  Associate Deputy Chief Information Officer
Department:  Department Of Labor
Agency:  Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management
Job Announcement Number:  DOL-SES-OASAM-14-20

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

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$120,749.00 to $181,500.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 to Friday, June 27, 2014
Full-Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location(s):
Washington DC, DC View Map
Washington DC, DC View Map
Open to all groups of individuals within the civil service. SES Candidate Development Program graduates with noncompetitive eligibility may apply for noncompetitive consideration for this position.
Top Secret


About the Agency

The Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM) provides the infrastructure and support that enables the Department of Labor to perform its mission. OASAM provides leadership and support for Departmental business operations and procurement; budget and finance; information technology; human resources and civil rights; security and emergency management; and strategic planning.


  • Occasional Travel
  • May be required


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Subject to financial disclosure requirements.
  • Must complete 1-year SES probationary period, if not previously completed.
  • Must be able to maintain a Top Secret Clearance.
  • Subject to a full-field security background investigation.
  • Subject to drug test prior to and during appointment.


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The incumbent serves as an advisor to top Departmental executives and key agency managers in the area of Information Technology (IT) and information management, and plans, directs, and administers a comprehensive IT program for the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). 

Plans, directs, and facilitates key elements of the Department's IT modernization project which is a major program and multi-year undertaking to consolidate numerous IT infrastructures within the Department. The consolidation will result in shared services that are common among the agencies.

Provides leadership and guidance to agencies' senior information technology executives and the managers of the OCIO organization regarding the planning and execution of the Infrastructure Consolidation project. The incumbent serves as the primary executive with responsibility for negotiating organization and administrative process changes.

The incumbent will serve as the program director for all aspects of the Department's efforts to define and improve IT customer service. The incumbent strategically plans for, and coordinates management of the Department's information technology cost and recovery model for shared services, and serves as the primary executive with responsibility for communication and implementing the shared services model within the Department.

The incumbent will work closely with OCIO directors to coordinate OCIO resources across the offices of IT Administration, IT Governance, Customer Advocacy, Applications and Platform Services, Infrastructure Services and the organizations of the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer in order to carry out the duties of the Associate Deputy CIO and to facilitate key elements of the Department's IT modernization program.

Assures that all IT investments are effective and efficient in accordance with Federal and Departmental guidance to execute sound capital planning and investment strategies. Provides guidance to DOL Agencies in execution of their IT investments for consistency with Departmental strategic and capital plans, and IT architecture. Enters into contracts that provide for multi-agency acquisitions of IT in accordance with guidance issued by OMB.

Provides leadership, coordination and operational support regarding policies, procedures, techniques, and tools for giving the public electronic access to Departmental information.

Develops and manages IT policies to ensure Departmental compliance with regulations in addition to providing assistance and guidance to agencies in the context of the IT Modernization Initiative.

Works closely with the Chief Information Security Officer to ensure that IT Modernization initiatives are compliant with adequate levels of security for all automated information systems, whether maintained in-house or commercially.   Also, ensures that DOL employees and contractors are adequately trained in security information technology issues.

As appropriate, represents the Department on IT issues with Agency heads, OMB, GSA, Congressional Committees, IG, and private industry.


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Candidates must possess technical and management experience and have developed the knowledge and skills required for effective performance of the specific duties of the position. Candidates must have had experience at a major management level (normally equivalent to the GS-15 level in the Federal service). All applicants MUST separately write a narrative answer addressing each of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) when applying on line. Responses to ECQs MUST not exceed 10 pages. For additional guidance, applicants may visit the Office Of Personnel Management's Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications located at Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide.

Current/Former Career SES or SES Candidate Development Program graduates who have been certified by OPM MUST address the MTQ's, but need not address the ECQs. In order to successfully complete the online application process you MUST input the term, "noncompetitive eligible" in the text boxes for each of the ECQs. You MUST submit a Standard Form 50 that documents your SES Career appointment or a copy of your OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program certificate.


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.

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.

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.

4. Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

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.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS (MTQs): In addition to the ECQs above, qualified applicants must possess the following four (4) technical qualifications which represent the experience required to perform the duties of this position. Proficiency in these technical qualifications MUST be clearly evident in your application. MTQs include: 

(1) Demonstrated experience meeting Executive Order 12862 requirements, and actions to strategically plan, acquire resources, and coordinate activities of Federal information technology and information systems to support related program goals.

(2) Experience in working on complex IT programs that require collaboration, partnership, and negotiations across Federal agencies to include organization and administrative process changes.

(3) Experience in strategically planning for, coordinating and developing enterprise information technology cost and recovery models for shared services, and communicating and implementing a shared service model at the enterprise level.

(4) Experience in complying with Federal regulations associated with Information Technology, including Federal Labor Laws and communicating on IT issues with Agency heads, OMB, GSA, Congressional Committees, IG, Boards and private industry.

The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from schools that are not accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the Department of Education. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service.

Applicants must possess or be eligible for Level III Program/Project Management (P/PM) certification in accordance with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Program Manager Certification Standards, the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA), or Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM).  Applicants who currently possess or are eligible for Level II Program/Project Management (P/PM) certification and can achieve Level III certification within six months from the date of appointment to this position may also be considered. Please indicate in your application your level and source (DHS, DAWIA, FAC-P/PM) of certification or eligibility for certification.


Candidates will be evaluated based on the responses to the mandatory technical qualifications (MTQ's) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's).  Applicants MUST separately address each MTQ and ECQ when applying online.

Current/Former Career SES or SES Candidate Development graduates who have been certified by OPM must address the MTQ's, but need not address the ECQs. In order to successfully complete the online application process you must input the term, "noncompetitive eligible" in the text boxes for each of the ECQs. You must submit a Standard Form 50 that documents your SES Career appointment or a copy of your OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program certificate.
To preview questions please click here.


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PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP: Persons selected for employment with the Department of Labor who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship, in the form of a passport, birth certificate or other approved documentation, prior to entry on duty.


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Follow the 5 steps below to apply.  Your application and ALL required supplemental documents must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to be considered.  Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered.

For more details, click How To Apply Detailed Instructions Document .  For help, refer to the Vacancy Contact in the "Questions about this job" section.  SAVE your information before the 30 MINUTE TIMEOUT!

STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account, including Resume and Saved Documents
Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions.  If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content.  FOR EACH EMPLOYMENT PERIOD, include: start/end month & year and note full-time or part-time (if part-time, include # of hours worked per week).

STEP 2 - Answer Vacancy Questions (DOORS)
Click the Apply Online button, which is available when you search for a job on, click on the title and proceed.

STEP 3 - Submit Supplemental Documents
Submit the required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy by the close date.  For details: click How to Submit Supplemental Documentation Document.  Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.

STEP 4 - Review Application and click Finish  Click here to submit an updated resume after initial application.

STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Close Date


1. SF-50 documentation of career SES appointment or other Federal appointment (if applicable).

2. Certificate of completion of OPM certified SES candidate program (if applicable).

3. Copy of most recent performance appraisal (optional). 

4. Upload a copy of the narrative addressing the five ECQs.

5. Upload a copy of the narrative addressing each of the MTQs.


Lisa Savage
Phone: 202-693-7800
Fax: 202-693-7705
Agency Information:
Labor, Ofc Asst Sec Admin and Management
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Room N-2453
Washington, DC
Fax: 202-693-7705


The Office of Executive Resources will review all applications to determine if applicants meet the mandatory technical qualifications (MTQs) of this position and the SES ECQs. Those who meet the qualifications will be referred to a panel of SES members for rating and ranking to determine the "best qualified" candidates. The panel will make a recommendation to the selecting official about the top candidates that he/she should interview.

Once a selection is made, the selectee's application will be forwarded to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for approval by an OPM independent Qualifications Review Board, unless the selectee is a current SES executive or has successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program. To check the status of your application:  Click here. To sign up for Application Status Updates via email: Click Here.

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