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    Department of the Interior structures its SES positions into categories to determine the minimum pay for each position.  This is a Category 4 position.  The minimum pay for this position is $151,633.00.  Pay is set based on consideration of the selectee's current salary and other factors.

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    The Department of the Interior:

    • *Manages one in every five acres of land in the United States.
    • *Operates more than 800 dams and irrigation facilities.
    • *Oversees water projects that irrigate lands generating 60 percent of our Nation's vegetables.
    • *Manages lands and waters that generate one-third of the Nation's domestic energy supply.
    • *Undertakes research and provides scientific information to advance our knowledge of our surroundings.
    • *Serves American Indians, Alaska Natives, and affiliated island communities.
    • *Works with States to restore abandoned mine land sites and protects communities.
    • *Manages 388 national park units and 542 wildlife refuges.
    • *Employs over 75,000 individuals at approximately 2,400 locations across the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. territories, and freely associated states who work with thousands of state, local, and public interest groups to help cities and towns address their natural resource needs. 

    The security clearance requirement is not a prerequisite to apply for this position. The incumbent of this position, must possess the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.  This position requires pre and post employment drug screening.

    Veterans preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service (SES).


    This position is being established as the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Program Management (DCIO-PM).  The position reports to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Department of the Interior (DOI) and shares the duties, responsibilities, and delegated authority assigned to the CIO.  The incumbent provides leadership, coordination, and direction in assisting the CIO and Deputy CIO in carrying out the Department’s Information Technology (IT) mission and programs by assuring compliance with legislative and other requirements through the development and application of IT strategic plans which meet the internal needs of some 85,000 DOI clients and also supports over 65,000 persons across 30 non-Interior agencies.  The purpose of the PM program is to conduct all aspects of designing, developing, and integrating new technology implementations across DOI.  This program provides new and improved IT services through streamlined investment planning, policy refinements, and cost effective enterprise architectural engineering initiatives.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

    Information Technology (IT) Leadership: 

    This incumbent provides entrepreneurial leadership in integrating state of the art technology into business, financial, administrative, and scientific mission support activities of the Department of the Interior.  This is achieved by ensuring that the Department maintains currency in leading edge software development technologies and acquisition and installation of new generations of computational hardware platforms.  The incumbent assists senior managers in recognizing where emergent information technology can add value to their programs by transforming existing operations from stove piped, outdated operational models to modern, integrated, and streamlined systems which share information across missions and programs.  

    Architecture and Engineering:

    The incumbent is responsible for developing a utilitarian Enterprise Architecture (EA) which forms the basis for managing, over time, all IT planning, design, and development activities Department-wide.  This is achieved through careful collaboration and work with Departmental and Bureau program managers to ensure that the Enterprise Architecture is developed to the level of specificity that it becomes a comprehensive framework used to manage and align the DOI’s IT assets, people, operations, and projects with its operational characteristics.

    Service Design and Development:

    The incumbent in this position keeps abreast of and communicates to top-level management as appropriate developments in technology, legislation, and management policies concerning IT functions.  He/She serves as the Department’s senior executive in implementing technical innovation by coordinating technical and managerial support for broad and complex IRM projects.  T

    Capital Planning and Investment Control:

    The incumbent is responsible for providing strategic direction, management, and leadership for the Interior wide portfolio of Information Technology investments.  The purpose of this programmatic function is to ensure that the DOI portfolio supports the missions and goals of the Department in the most cost effective and efficient manner attainable.  This work includes development of policy and guidelines for all tasks and activities associated with Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) processes.  He/She manages this function for all IT investments occurring Department wide which meet threshold level criteria established by the Incumbent. 

    This is a Category 4 position.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1 to 5 days per month, may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/544904400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.