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    The Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) is a strategic innovation expert who will provide technical guidance and advice to the Department's technology innovation initiatives.

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    As the Chief Innovation Officer, you will:

    • Be the Executive responsible for defining and fostering a culture of innovation across the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) that attracts successful innovators and entrepreneurs.
    • Be expected to be well versed in all facets of strategy, solution design, product development, and business growth through innovation, and a seasoned industry leader.
    • Identify, develop, and execute a high-impact, department-wide innovation strategy.
    • Manage a balanced portfolio of sustaining and distributing initiatives focused on product, service, process, and business model innovation and support the Department’s direction, goals, and priorities.
    • Ensure OCIO’s innovation strategy is understood and endorsed by key stakeholders including executive leadership and customers.
    • Promote the Department’s innovation agenda; influence and obtain support from business leaders and senior management for successful execution of the agenda.
    • Educate and provide necessary support for new innovators in the Department and lead by example; nurture and promote ideas from across the organization.
    • Establish the Department as a recognized innovation and industry leader among customers and industry groups.
    • Provide unique value to the country’s transportation industry, help to build long-term relationships with customers, and be seen as an innovative, visionary leader in the transportation industry.
    • Act as the innovation champion for the entire organization and promote Department-wide participation in creation of and protection for standard practices.
    • Serve on Department-wide committees and working groups that champion innovative technology (e.g. – autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, machine learning, etc.).
    • Encourage and recognize the utilization of emerging technology to improve services and reduce costs and ensure timely, successful commercialization of innovation initiatives.
    • Track and report on innovation metrics on a regular basis.
    • Analyze IT resources to better match capabilities with technology demands and overall Departmental interests.
    • Oversee the selection of information technology research projects to ensure they have the potential to add value. 

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel is 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/584579200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.