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    If you are ready to begin your new career or are looking for a place to make an impact, what better place than a top ranked agency in the federal government? We are looking for the best and brightest to join our team of dedicated professionals here at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), where we are ranked number one among mid-size agencies in the Best Places to Work in the federal government rankings!

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    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's role is to oversee various aspects of the energy industry, including transmission of electricity, natural gas and oil. We also analyze proposals to build liquefied natural gas terminals and interstate natural gas pipelines and license hydropower projects. To help support the modernization of the electric system here in the U.S., we are focusing on issues associated with a smarter grid. Join us and help make a difference! 

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is looking for an experienced senior level executive to provide leadership as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Office of the Executive Director. The CIO reports directly to the Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer and manages and leads a diverse team of professional and support staff to ensure the Commission meets the requirements and intent of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996, the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and other legislative mandates.  Consistent with the Act, the CIO plays a critical role in improving the acquisition and management of the Commission's information technology resources, by: focusing information resource planning to support their strategic missions; implementing a capital planning and investment control process that links to budget formulation and execution; and rethinking and restructuring the way they do their work before investing in information systems.  Additionally, they help control system development risks; better manage technology spending; and succeed in achieving real, measurable improvements in agency performance.

    Major Duties

    As the Chief Information Officer (CIO), Office of the Executive Director (OED) you will establish and utilize IT as a resource multiplying strategy to provide better quality information and faster service for Commission internal and external customers.  The CIO develops, coordinates, and maintains Commission-wide strategic and business IT plans.  The CIO develops the IT enterprise architecture and ensures that all IT initiatives support all aspects of the Commission business plan and are compliant with OMB directives.  And the CIO oversees and facilitates information design and architecture for effective and efficient use of data.

    Additionally, you will be responsible for:

      -- Planning, supervising, and directing IT activities and staff, ensuring the Commission meets the requirements and intent of various Acts and legislative mandates;

      -- Maintaining a sound IT enterprise architecture;

      -- Managing the Commission’s IT cyber security and systems assurance programs, IT projects, programs, and the allocation of project resources;                                                                                    

      -- Overseeing and making highly significant decisions and contributions to the integrity and security of the Commission’s shared data services;

      -- Maintaining measurement systems that provide insight into the IT service delivery and business processes;

      -- Continuously developing, evaluating, and revising IT policies, principles, guidelines, and operations, and communicating with the appropriate officials of the status, plans, and changes in IT and records management objectives, activities, and ongoing operations;

      -- Assisting the Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer in maintaining the IT program’s visibility both within and outside the Commission;

      -- Directing IT contractor operations in support of the Commission’s effort including the areas of programming, telecommunications, IT security, and customer support.

    FERC has a certified SES Performance Appraisal System. The salary range for each SES position is determined by the level of responsibility and duties of the incumbent.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Some travel 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/558558700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.