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Executive Director Office Of The Chief Technology Officer

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Department Of Homeland Security Washington , DC 20319

Posted 3 months ago

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This position is located in the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Office of the Under Secretary for Management (USM), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The primary purpose of this position is to transform DHS into a world-class technology organization, delivering radically improved mission results. The incumbent serves as the Chief Technology Officer leading a team of experts in the areas of enterprise architecture, emerging technologies, and systems engineering.

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The incumbent will play a role in determining the future of critical systems across the entire Department of Homeland Security portfolio of national security missions.

Your assignments include the following:

  • Oversees all aspects of three major areas of responsibility: enterprise architecture, technology innovation and exploration, and oversight and enginnering support for the major DHS IT programs. The Executive Director acts as the senior advisor to the CIO on these matters, and represents the CIO internally and externally on a wide range of related activities.

  • The incumbent is constantly learning and striving for continous improvement, identifying short and long term ways to harness technology to improve mission outcomes for DHS. The incumbent acts as an ambassador to department Component agencies and programs for new technological solutions, and fosters an environment of innovation and experimentation.

  • Uses a deep understanding of the characteristics of successful systems and services and how they are built both inside and outside government using modern approaches, including development practices, product and service management and consumer Internet technologies, to lead major initiatives, provide consultation on systems or policy proposals, and/or provide technical, policy, and programmatic guidance to government leaders at the most senior levels.

  • Oversees and guides the development and demonstration of technical architectures and engineering of solutions with modern technology stacks and scalable infrastructures, focused on performance, resilience, flexibility, and security.

  • Represents the CIO in the advancement of the Information Technology within DHS, through collaborating with, and sharing knowledge and education of the senior level management staff, partners, customers and stakeholders in standardization of technologies, evolution of best practices, and identification of technology trends and or approaches.

  • Promotes the effective and efficient design, engineering and operation of all information systems for DHS, which includes the incorporation of new technologies to support strategic planning and approaches.

Travel Required
25% or less

  • You may be expected to travel up to 25% for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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    2210 Information Technology Management

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.

  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

  • You may be required to undergo periodic drug testing.

  • You must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret, SCI security clearance.

  • Selectee will be required to complete form OGE-278, Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Form.

  • You will serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES.


As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Technical Qualification(s) and Executive Core Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector.

To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Technical Qualification(s) listed below. We recommend that your rsum emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.

The application process used to recruit for this position is the RESUME-ONLY, Therefore, evidence of each ECQ and TQ must be CLEARLY REFLECTED in your resume.

Your application package should not exceed a total of 5 pages. Any information submitted in excess of 5 pages WILL NOT be considered.

A sample 5-page resume that incorporates ECQs and TQs can be viewed on this link (indexed at page 29 - 37)

If you are a current or reinstatement eligible Career SES member or a graduate of an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) and your ECQs have been previously certified by OPM's Qualifications Review Board, you are not required to address the ECQs. However, you MUST address all mandatory TQs in your resume. Current and reinstatement eligible SES members, please include with your application a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) documenting your career appointment to the SES. SESCDP graduates, please include a copy of your OPM certificate.

Executive Core Qualifications

  • Mandatory
You will be evaluated on the following Executive Core


ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, and Vision

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, and Team Building

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high- quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, and Technical Credibility

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, and Technology Management

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, and Influencing/Negotiating

These competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core

Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.

Detailed information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at

Technical Qualifications

  • Mandatory
You will be evaluated on the following Technical


TQ-1: Demonstrated proficiency in IT systems engineering with proven ability to drive the successful execution of complex, large scale software initiatives to include an understanding and awareness of contracting, IT governance & oversight, change management, acquisition, and project management.

TQ-2: Demonstrated experience overseeing budget formulation and execution, coordination, program administration, and budgetary and program analysis for complex IT programs in a Federal Department or Agency, or mid-size or large commercial enterprise.

TQ-3: Demonstrated successful architecture, engineering, and delivery of information technology, including modern tools, approaches, concepts, and products, across the domains of software application development, network, infrastructure, mobility, cybersecurity, and cloud technologies for a large organization. Experience delivering complex mission and or business software applications effectively, and understanding the state of the art in agile methodologies and DevOps practices across industries.


Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.


Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications; applicant's resumes and supporting documentation should only reflect education received from schools accredited by such institutions.

Applicants can verify accreditation at the following Website:

If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency (a U.S. private organization's interpretation that such education has been deemed at least equivalent to conventional U.S. education programs) with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For more information regarding evaluation of foreign education for federal employment, please visit the U.S. Department of Education webpage.

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