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Job Title:  Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (CIO)
Department:  Department Of Justice
Agency:  Offices, Boards and Divisions
Hiring Organization:  Tax Division- Office of Management and Administration
Job Announcement Number:  DOJ-TAX-OMA-2014-10MP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$124,995.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 to Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)
Public Trust - Background Investigation


The Tax Division is seeking a highly skilled Chief Information Officer to lead its technology program and to contribute to the development and implementation of tax administration and enforcement.  

The Tax Division places a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspectives and encourages applications from all interested eligible candidates, including candidates from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, women, LGBT individuals, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding career with access to a generous benefits package, consider the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division as your employer of choice.  The Tax Division is a litigating component of the Department of Justice with responsibility for enforcing the nation's tax laws fully, fairly, and consistently, through both criminal and civil litigation, to promote voluntary compliance with the tax laws, maintain public confidence in the integrity of the tax system, and promote the sound development of the law.


  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required


  • No


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You must complete a background investigation.
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
  • Completion of a one-year supervisory probationary period may be required.
  • May be required to undergo a urinalysis for a drug test.


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The incumbent will serve as the Supervisory Information Technology Specialist and Chief Information Officer (CIO) in the Office of Information Technology of the Tax Division.  The CIO provides strategic vision for the information technology program and is responsible for the conception, development, and implementation of policies, procedures, and standards to create and sustain a strong and flexible IT enterprise.  This includes enterprise architecture, technical infrastructure, cyber security, information assurance, applications development and integration, disaster recovery, deployment of IT resources, and telecommunications.  The CIO represents the Tax Division on matters internal and external to the agency and bears ultimate accountability for the IT program. The Tax Division includes one regional office in Dallas, Texas and 3 headquarters locations in the District of Columbia, and includes 600 users.


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To qualify for the GS-15, applicants must have at least one year of IT experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-14 Federal grade level that demonstrates that you possess required specialized experience.  Specialized experience at this level may include the following: Knowledge and ability sufficient to assign, review and lead a team or supervise the work of subordinate staff; provide technical and professional guidance and oversight; define and implement policies, procedures, and guidelines; and investigate new and emerging technology areas.

There is no education substitute for specialized experience at this grade level.

Basic Requirements:

In addition to the specialized experience listed above, you must also meet the basic requirements of having IT related experience identifying each of the following competencies:

  • Customer Service - Working with clients and customers (e.g., senior management officials, employees, information technology personnel, research and development organizations, the general public) to assess technology needs, providing technical information or assistance, resolving technology problems, or satisfying expectations; knowledgeable about innovations in IT products and services; and committed to providing quality products and services. 
  • Effective Communication, in Writing and Orally - Expressing highly technical information (e.g., ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; delivering technically authoritative and persuasive oral presentations; listening to others; attending to nonverbal cues, and responding appropriately.
  • Technology Expertise - Monitors current trends or events and stays abreast of the latest innovations, technologies, applications, metrics, research, etc., to maintain expertise in the field of information technology.
  • Organizational Skills - Plans and prioritizes work; coordinates appropriately with employees at all levels of the organization; meets deadlines; produces quality work.
  • Problem Solving - Identifying problems; determining accuracy and relevance of information; and using expert judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives; and to make recommendations.

NOTE:  You do  not need to respond separately to these requirements. The resume that you submit for this position will be thoroughly reviewed to determine if your experience and/or educational background is sufficient to meet the basic and specialized requirements as outlined in this announcement.  Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information to make this determination.  Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as, position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide position series and grade level. 

Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


Candidates who meet the specialized experience will be eligible for further consideration.  To determine if you are best qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The questions are designed to capture the desired competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) for this position.  The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) required for this position.


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The Justice Department offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees



The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice (DOJ) with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your DOJ component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority, if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria.  You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application.  Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at:  

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria.  You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at:

Schedule A:  DOJ welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department.  Applicants are required to submit proof of Schedule A eligibility. For more informatin regarding Schedule A please go to DOJ also encourages eligible Schedule A applicants to submit their resumes to and reference "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line.  Additional information is found at 

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): VEOA allows eligible veterans to apply and compete for positions announced under merit promotion procedures when the hiring agency is recruiting from outside its own workforce.  To be eligible for a Veteran Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three (3) or more years of continuous active military service.  If you are applying for a Merit Promotion announcement and wish to be considered under the VEOA, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, in addition to any other required documents listed on this announcement.  

 DOJ EEO Statement/Policy is found at


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To apply for this position, you must provide a completed Application Package which includes:

  1. Your Resume
  2. A completed Occupational Questionnaire
  3. Additional Required Documents, if applicable (see Required Documents Section below)  

The completed Application Package must be submitted by 11:59PM (eastern time zone), August 6, 2014.  

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.  To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  

Note:  To check the status of your application or to return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your existing USAJOBS account, select application status and click on the more information link for this position.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 1145586.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online please follow these instructions for answering the questions in the Occupational Questionnaire: 

Apply to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203FX form. Use the step-by-step instructions below as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire.  You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions.  You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions.  Be sure to double check  your application before submission:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Assessment Questions

2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire and,

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.  


The following documents are required:  

  1. Resume showing relevant experience, (cover letter optional).
  2. Completed Occupational Questionnaire.
  3. For current or former government employees (i.e., status candidates): Most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) that includes your name, position title, pay plan, series, grade, tenure, position occupied, and office/agency information.
  4. For current government employees, please provide a copy of your most recent Performance Appraisal/Rating.  If you are unable to provide a copy, please provide a statement explaining why you are not able to submit a rating.
  5. Documentation showing eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act, if applicable.
  6. CTAP/ICTAP documentation, if applicable.
  7. Schedule A, you must submit documentation noting your eligibility as Schedule A.  

 Submitting Documents:

If you upload your documents using Application Manager, DO NOT FAX the same documents.  To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan.  You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account for this vacancy announcement.  Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area.

 Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process.  To fax documents, you MUST use the special cover page.  Print the pre-populated cover page on the upload documents screen of Application Manager.  When faxing documents, follow the procedures outlined below:

  •  Include the 8-character Vacancy Identification Number 1145586
  • Provide your Social Security Number and full name in the spaces provided or we will not be able to associate your document(s) with the rest of your application.
  • You may submit multiple documents for the same vacancy announcement using one cover page.

Fax your cover page and documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed.  The following will prevent your documents from being processed:

  • Not using the special cover page mentioned above. 
  • Missing, incomplete, or invalid vacancy identification number (VIN). 
  • Missing or incomplete social security number or name. 


Owilda D. Fields
Phone: (202)616-2552
Agency Information:
Human Resources Tax Division Dept of Justice
601 D Street NW
Room 10007
Washington, DC


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.  

We will notify you of the outcome after the recruitment process has been completed.  After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.  We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.

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