Office of the Chief Information Officer
$134,789.00 to $164,200.00
Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
$134,789 to $164,200 per year
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC
Washington DC, DC
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Individuals with disabilities
The incumbent is an advisor to senior ED and government officials for all facets of IT Capital Planning & Investment Control (CPIC), enterprise governance, strategy implementation, data analysis and policy formulation. The incumbent works closely with ED Principal Offices, Office of the Secretary staff and OCIO leadership to establish and enforce policies and procedures used to ensure accountability and responsibility in all areas IT management functions, to include, but not limited to Investment Management, FISMA compliance, performance management and reporting.
THIS POSITION HAS A NATIONAL SECURITY DESIGNATION AND REQUIRES A TOP SECRET CLEARANCE WHICH INCLUDES DRUG TESTING.
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The incumbent will provide enterprise oversight and Governance of the Department’s IT management functions to ensure the effective procurement, utilization, safeguarding and performance management of IT resources. The incumbent provides technical support to the Office of the CIO workforce and ED stakeholders in developing and implementing policies, guidance and standards required to operate the Department's integrated Information Technology & Information Management (ITIM) program. Manages the analysis and prioritization of technology proposals to ensure the Department is investing in business technologies and services that are best suited to meet the goals and objectives of the Department. Develops and evaluates Information Resource Management plans, strategies and approaches for the effective use of IT in support of and alignment with CPIC, Budget, Enterprise Architecture, Cybersecurity, Privacy and other ED business requirements.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
This announcement is open to all U.S. citizens. This position may be filled through the Direct Hire Authority for IT Specialist (INFOSEC) positions. All applicants who meet the qualification requirements will be forwarded to the selecting official for further consideration. Category Rating, Veterans Preference, Schedule A and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy.
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Job family (Series)
2210 Information Technology Management
Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. citizen.
National Security Information (NSI) Position Sensitivity Requirement.
May be required to serve a 1 year supervisory probationary period.
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
Relocation Expenses will not be paid.
Drug testing will be required for this position.
Applicants are expected to possess the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) listed below to qualify for this position. These KSAs are addressed in the self-assessment questionnaire that you will complete for this announcement. You do not need to respond separately to the KSAs listed below. Your answers to the on-line experience questions will serve as responses to the KSAs.
Your application will be evaluated based on your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Ability to advise management on all facets of IT Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC), enterprise governance, strategy implementation, data analysis and policy formation.
Knowledge of the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA), National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) guidance and standards, and directives applicable to cybersecurity and Information Assurance.
Skill in applying IT and cybersecurity project management techniques.
Ability to supervise and manage a diverse workforce.
Applicants will be considered basically qualified if they will meet all of the requirements within thirty (30) calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Applicants may not be permanently placed in the position until requirements are met.
52 weeks of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal government.
Examples of such experience include: Experience working with senior leaders in directing management oversight of IT Governance management functions at an Agency’s or Organizational level, to include the full range of Capital Planning & Investment Control activities, Security Protections or Internal Controls in accordance with OMB Circulars, e.g. A-11, A-127, A130. Experience planning and leading the development of an organization’s strategic policies, processes and plans governing Information Resource Management in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA). Experience assessing requirements and tracking Plan of Action and Milestones for IT Investments to ensure funding to address FISMA and other cybersecurity risks or requirements in budget requests.
For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.
1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
2. Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.
3. Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
For full qualifications go to: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.asp
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Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)-Eligible federal employees who were in positions and who were displaced from their positions may be eligible for selective priority over other candidates, under the ICTAP or the CTAP. Information about these programs may be found at the following links. In order to qualify, your application must receive a score of 85 in comparison with the knowledge, skills and abilities criteria. If you believe you are eligible for this special consideration, it is critical that you read the information provided in the links below.
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Applicants selected for positions are subject to a background check to verify that he or she has not defaulted on any loan funded or guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants found to be in default will be contacted to make arrangements for repayment prior to being made an official offer of employment.
The Department of Education is an empowering agency engaging in a culture of diversity and inclusiveness, inspiring all employees to work together for the benefit of students, stakeholders, educators and communities throughout the United States.
ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS MAY BE MADE WITHIN 90 DAYS OF THE ISSUANCE OF THE SELECTION CERTIFICATE(S), SHOULD VACANCIES OCCUR.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applicants will be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position. Applicants who meet the qualification requirements will be further evaluated on their responses to the on-line announcement questions. Eligible applicants will receive a numerical rating based on their responses to the application questions for this position submitted on-line via EdHIRES.ed.gov. These responses must be substantiated by your on-line resume. Applicants who do not respond to the application questions may be rated ineligible.
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Please carefully read the information provided under the link listed below. The section entitled How to Apply provides detailed instructions on faxing your supporting documentation. All required supporting documentation MUST be received by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. You are encouraged to thoroughly review the list of supplemental documents required. It is critical to note that many documents may not pertain to you. You are only required to submit those that apply to you.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
Applications submitted via EdHIRES must be received before 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. No extensions will be granted. If you fail to submit a COMPLETE online resume, you WILL NOT be considered for this position. If applying online poses a hardship to any applicant, the Servicing Personnel Office listed on the announcement will provide assistance to ensure that applications are submitted online by the closing date. Applicants MUST CONTACT the Servicing Human Resources Office PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE to speak to someone who can provide assistance for online submission. Requests for extensions will not be granted.
WARNING! Your responses to the vacancy questions must be substantiated by your online resume. Be sure that the experience/education as described on your resume contains accurate and sufficient information that clearly supports your responses to all of the questions by addressing experience and education relevant to this position. If you exaggerate or falsify your experience, education and/or your responses to questions, your ratings can/will be changed, or you may be removed from employment consideration. You should make a fair and accurate assessment of your qualifications. Applicants who do not respond to the application questions will be rated ineligible.
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.
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EDUCATION-OFFICE OF THE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
400 Maryland Ave. S.W.
Washington, District of Columbia
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Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of your application status by the servicing personnel specialist via e-mail. It is essential that you have a current e-mail address on file.
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