Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Help Wanted: FCC CIO

Announcement Number SES-2013-0002 Promotion Potential ES-00
Position Title Chief Information Officer Hiring Agency Federal Communications Commission
Open Period 12/03/2012 - 01/03/2013 Duty Locations 1 Vacancies in Washington, DC, US
Series/Grade ES - 0301O 00 For More Info Noelle Green
Salary $119554 - $177500

Who May Apply
All Qualified Applicants
Duration Appointment
Marketing Statement
The FCC is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions.

This position serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) in the Information Technology Center within the Office of the Managing Director (OMD/ITC).

The incumbent is the senior executive responsible for the direction and development of the FCC's IT strategy, management of IT investments, and leadership of key technology initiatives.

The CIO has broad responsibility for providing strategic leadership in planning, budgeting, and managing information technology (IT). The incumbent is assigned overall managerial responsibility for technical information technology specialty areas such as policy and planning, IT security, application software, operating systems, network service, data management, systems administration, and customer support.  

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Salary is dependent upon certification of the Commisison's SES performance system.
Key Requirements
Suitable for employment as determined by a background investigation. Must submit a financial disclosure statement upon assuming the position Serve a probationary period of one year, if applicable Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service Security Clearance and Drug Testing Required
Major Duties

Serves as senior advisor to the Managing Director, Chairman and Commission on matters pertaining to the Information Technology Center (Office of the Chief Information Officer), information systems and technology and related programs.

  • Consults with and advises Bureau and Office heads on information management and technology.

  • Advises on the direction and development of the FCC's IT strategy, management of IT investments, and leadership for key technology initiatives.

  • Develops, implements and oversees integrated policies, objectives and programs to effectively and efficiently plan for, manage and control the Commission's information technology, resources and related programs. This includes managing the long range planning and budgeting process to ensure both cost-effectiveness and alignment with the IT strategic plan and the FCC's goals; reviewing and approving proposed IT acquisitions; and conducting reviews of systems and technologies to assure conformance with FCC standards. Organizing high performance, agile technology teams to support mission and daily activities of FCC.

  • Develop and allocate appropriately skilled technology teams to support both legacy systems and new initiatives and needs to adjust to rapid changes in technology. Keep the FCC near the cutting edge of effective, cost-saving and productivity increasing tools and be able to flexible enough to rapidly adjust to new FCC or Congressional initiatives to deliver working product.

  • Ensures the highest level of customer service. Monitors and evaluates customer feedback to identify areas for improvement in the delivery of services and in the performance of core systems. Creating an environment of technological, engineering, and consumer experience excellence.

  • Recruit, develop, and nurture world-class technological, engineering, and customer experience from government and private sector excellence. We seek a work environment and IT work force that attracts talent and is recognized for innovation and contributions to the communications field.

  • Continuously improving contracting efficiency, timeliness, transparency, and monitoring.

  • Moving from reports to real-time dashboards and analytics.

  • Developing forward-thinking IT policy and governance and that compatible with an inter-connected, web-centric and federal compliance requirements. Liaison with Federal CIO and CTO, other governmental authorities, and industry on infrastructure and policy matters for information management. as interface between agency and broader federal technology investment policy and requirements.

  • Interact with Administration Federal CIO, CIO Council, and Federal Chief Technology Officer to make FCC part of larger information management reforms.

  • Insure FCC is addressed Federal requirements for: -Insuring continuation of operations and disaster recovery.  -Modernizing and virtualizing agency technology infrastructure. - Providing a robust, platform infrastructure offering a "services cloud" for Agency, Bureaus and Offices, individuals and groups directly requisition, configure, customize, and use technology as they might with credit cards from cloud-bases services on the web.

  • Create a platform that facilitates innovation and asset sharing among individuals and groups.

  • Establishing and managing technology teams to oversee equipment, software and configuration, desktop support, connectivity, virtualized data center, major applications, contracting/purchasing assistance, compliance.

  • Accreditation and Compliance and accreditation and compliance automation.

  • Manage and improve the process of maintaining compliance with a broad range of federal statutes and rules.

  • Examine and pursue automation and new efficiencies to streamline the process.

  • Supporting initiatives and daily activities of Agency, Bureaus, and Offices.

  • Creating a model of excellence for distributing technological expertise and use of technology smoothly with the activities of the Agency and individual units. Assist in creating multi-year budgeting and investment plans.

  • Successfully communicating plans and their values to agency management, Bureaus and Offices, staff and vendors. Design and help implement multi-year contract vehicles and aggregation of purchasing and contracting without overly centralizing contract management.

Unless you are currently serving under a Career Senior Executive Service appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the Senior Executive Service, or have successfully completed a Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program approved by OPM, you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications.
Your application will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. A panel may be convened to determine "best qualified" candidates. The rating and ranking will be based upon consideration of the degree to which you meet the Executive Core Qualifications, Selective Factor (if applicable) and Technical Qualifications. Interviews and qualifications inquiries may be required.

Applicants must provide detailed evidence of possession of each of the Technical and Executive Core Qualifications listed below to assist reviewing officials in determining the best qualified candidates to be referred to the selecting official. FAILURE TO MEET OR ADDRESS ANY ONE OF THE MANDATORY TECHNICAL OR EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATION STANDARDS WILL ELIMINATE A CANDIDATE FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION. Fundamental Competencies are cross-cutting and should be addressed over the course of your ECQ narratives. For more information, refer to the OPM Guide to Senior Executive Service (SES) Executive Core Qualifications available on-line at:

Fundamental Competencies: The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the ECQs below: Interpersonal Skills; Oral Communication; Integrity/Honesty; Written Communication; Continual Learning; and Public Service Motivation.

ECQ 1 - Leading Change: 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; Vision

ECQ 2 - Leading People: 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; Team Building

ECQ 3 - Results Driven: 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; Problem Solving; Technical Credibility

ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management; Human Capital Management; Technology Management;

ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions/Communication: 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; Influencing/Negotiating

Your examples should be clear and concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. We recommend that you limit your narrative to two pages per Qualification.

Candidates must have had at least one year of experience equivalent to the GS-15 level in the Federal Service. MANDATORY TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES: All candidates must submit a narrative statement addressing each of the following Technical Competencies.

1. Demonstrated leadership and experience in successfully managing agency and/or corporate level information technology (IT) and information management functions in areas such as IT policy and governance, IT security and critical infrastructure protection, IT capital planning and investment control, IT performance assessment, process/change management, application software, operating systems, network service, data management, systems administration, program management, acquisitions planning, and customer support.

2. Demonstrated leadership in team and organizational management, including areas such as: Matching technical infrastructure to support decision-making, Matching individual skills to IT needs, Customer facing, building and running High Performance teams, managing research and development, ensuring Vision and Goal Setting maps to resources and tactics.

3. Demonstrated leadership at the agency and/or corporate level including influencing senior officials to use information technology as a driver to improve performance; building partnerships among senior executives; and developing and implementing strategies that show how information technology can add value while also transforming or supporting operations.

4. Demonstrated experience in ensuring that information technology resources are planned for, acquired and managed in a manner that achieves strategic objectives of a large organization while conforming at policies of a legislative or other governing body.

5. Demonstrated experience in transitioning from legacy systems to new state of the art forms of computing and networking, and the resolution of key technical issues involving state-of-the-art IT systems and audit and security requirements. This includes managing the development and execution of multi-million dollar IT budgets and projects.
How to Apply

Apply on-line using the Commission's automated recruitment system FCCJobs.


Your application, including resume, all registration information and NARRATIVE STATEMENT ADDRESSING THE FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES,
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS, SELECTIVE FACTOR AND THE TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES.  All documents must be received no later than midnight U.S. Eastern Standard Time of the closing date, or it will not be considered.  Requests for extensions will not be granted.

Resumes should include the following information:
- Vacancy announcement number SES-2013-0002
- Full name, mailing address, and day and evening phone numbers
- Educational information, including name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type and year of any degrees received including bar membership for attorney positions
- Information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including:
- Job title (include series and grade if Federal job)
- Duties and accomplishments
- Employer's name and address
- Supervisor's name and phone number
- Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year)
- Salary
- Indicate if we may contact your supervisor
- Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments

If applying online poses a hardship, please contact the Federal Communications Commission's Human Resources Office at (202) 418-1133 during business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time) prior to the closing date of the vacancy announcement to speak with an HR representative who can provide assistance for online

For more information, please click on How to Apply, Applying for Jobs, and Inputting Resumes.  If you have question or problems with password or logging in, please click on Passwords, IDs, and Logging In.
Required Documents
A NARRATIVE STATEMENT ADDRESSING THE FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES, EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS AND THE TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES. If you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the Senior Executive Service, or have successfully completed a Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program approved by OPM, you must address the Technical Competencies but do not have to address the Executive Core Qualifications. Current Federal employees should submit a copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal and SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.
What to Expect Next
Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications to determine your ranking. The best-qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome.
The FCC offers a wide range of employee benefits, including:

Health Insurance
Life Insurance
Dental & Vision Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
Long-Term Care Insurance
Holidays and Leave
Thrift Savings Plan
Transit Benefit
Alternative Work Schedule

Other Information

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