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    This position is located in the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Office of the Executive Director, Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). The OCIO is responsible for planning and managing all aspects of the agency's Information Technology (IT) infrastructure, telecommunications, and data and information security in delivering usable, reliable, and accessible end user services to all FTC staff.

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    The Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) serves with the Chief Information Officer (CIO) to direct oversight of the OCIO and as a principal information technology and information security advisor to the Executive Director and other high-level Commission officials. The DCIO is accountable for strategic planning, developing, organizing, directing, and maintaining a comprehensive information technology and information resources management strategic plan that aligns to the agency business strategy, and for ensuring critical IT investments that impact business results are funded. The DCIO oversees the development and maintenance of the agency Enterprise Architecture (EA) to guide IT modernization in support of agency missions; monitors and evaluates the performance of information resource investments through a Capital Planning & Investment Control (CPIC) process; and advises the Executive Director, Chairman, the IT Business Council and Governance Board, and other agency officials on whether to continue, modify, or terminate IT programs or projects.

    Under the general direction of the CIO, the incumbent is responsible for the development, coordination, and maintenance of an integrated information and technology management program that meets the federal requirements including applicable laws (Clinger-Cohen, FISMA, etc.), regulations, and Government-wide policies (e.g. the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars). The DCIO plans, formulates, and manages the FTC's IT budget working within the framework established by the agency. In this regard, the DCIO works in collaboration with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to ensure that program goals and objectives are achieved and that the FTC acquires and maintains the most effective and efficient integrated technology program possible within approved budgets. Additionally, the DCIO oversees or prepares reports for the IT Business Council and Governance Board and as required by OMB and other oversight entities justifying initial IT investments and related ongoing maintenance costs. The incumbent is accountable for the use of FTC's IT resources and related expenditures; ensures full disclosure of the information technology results of agency operations; develops and maintains in consultation with the CIO and other agency officials, to include but not limited to, the Executive Director, General Counsel, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Privacy Officer and Chief Human Capital Officer agency-wide policies governing the use of IT and telecommunication resources; and moves the agency ever further in the direction of secure, cost-effective, and integrated information systems.

    The DCIO may represent the CIO, Executive Director, and FTC in meetings with senior agency officials and with Congressional and Executive Branch oversight entities, respectively. In addition, the DCIO is accountable for overseeing or directing a wide variety of special projects involving the FTC as a whole, such as complex analyses of mission needs and the efficient deployment of FTC information technology resources. This includes but is not limited to roles where the DCIO may act with delegated authority to serve as the Chief Data Officer or to evaluate and accept risk as appropriate to authorize the use of various IT services.

    As the Deputy Director of the OCIO, the incumbent oversees a staff responsible for carrying out information and technology operations of the Commission and for protecting information and systems in compliance with Federal requirements. The DCIO is accountable for monitoring the execution of the Commission's E-Government initiatives and ensuring that implementation plans and milestones are updated and reported to OMB. In addition, the DCIO is responsible for the development of an optimal IT organizational structure and for continuous improvement in methods of information technology operations. The DCIO partners with program managers in performing process analysis and reengineering (as appropriate) to ensure the changing needs of the Commission are met through sound technical information management. The DCIO is also accountable for meeting the agency's IT and information resource management workforce and human capital needs using both federal employees and contractors, in collaboration with the Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO) and the Chief Acquisition Officer (CAO).

    The DCIO identifies information technology system, service, and software acquisition requirements and works with the CAO and Acquisitions program staff to identify and evaluate potential solutions. The incumbent also provides management oversight and executive level leadership over agency-wide IT projects and systems implementation.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/543670000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.