This Senior Executive Service (SES) position is located in the Office of Environmental Information, Office of Technology Operations, Washington, DC. For more information on this office, visit their website: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-environmental-information-oei
If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.
The Office of Information Technology Operations (OITO) is responsible for programs and activities relative to the policy, management and implementation of information technology and infrastructure
As the Deputy Director of OITO you will:
Serve as the Agency lead for programs and functions in areas such as policy and strategic planning, program oversight and implementation, and management of Agency hardware and software in support of the Agency Chief Information Officer and OITO Director.
Lead in the development and cross-organization analysis of information policies affecting the entire Information Office and impacting stakeholders inside and outside the Agency.
Review, evaluate, and recommend adjustments in Agency policies, especially those emanating from or impacted by the Office of Environmental Information.
Lead or serve on senior level committees concerned with information technology infrastructure and statutes, regulations, standards, and policies concerning information technology.
Exercise technical and administrative direction and control over the Office.
Within the broad administrative framework provided by higher authority, establish overall operating policies, priorities, and procedures, and establish long-range plans.
Allocate resources within broad budgetary limitations, recommend changes in program goals and policies to higher authority, and coordinate and review program operations.
Advise the Assistant Administrator on the development of long-range plans, relative priorities, resource allocations; initiation or curtailment of activities; and balance of intramural and extramural effort and related matters.
Who May Apply
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Job family (Series)
2210 Information Technology Management
Chief Technology Officers
Officers, Chief Technology
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. citizen.
You must submit resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).
If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.
Pre-employment drug testing is required and random testing thereafter.
If you are selected, you must complete a 1-year SES probationary period, if not previously completed.
The Ethics in Government Act, P.L. 95-521, requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, OGE-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.
This position is designated as High Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.
You will be required to obtain and maintain a top secret security clearance.
All applicants must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this job that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform in this role. Typically this experience can be found in work within this field or a field that is closely related. As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications.
Position has portable work and selectee may be authorized to telework after meeting eligibility requirements if approved by the supervisor/manager.
EPA participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures .
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your narrative statements addressing the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualifications (TQs).
Your responses should be clear and concise and show a level of accomplishment and a degree of responsibility. Leadership competencies for each ECQ can be found at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf
A. Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) - Mandatory - Failure to address these factors will result in your application being disqualified, unless you are a noncompetitive eligible applicant.
ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE. 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.
ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE. 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.
ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN. 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.
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN. Involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS. 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.
B. Technical Qualifications (TQs) - Mandatory - Failure to address these factors will result in your application being disqualified, unless you are a noncompetitive eligible applicant.
TQ1. Demonstrated experience in managing and directing a complex organization with subordinate layers of managers, consisting of geographically disparate business and technical staff in various disciplines to support organization-wide information technology operations, management, and initiatives; examples include acquisition, financial management, cybersecurity, and oversight of large scale technology services.
TQ2. Demonstrated experience applying project/program management best practices to information technology projects and leveraging innovations in the areas of information technology and the application of new technologies and approaches to address business mission area needs; examples include cloud computing, mobility, network/telecommunications, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and infrastructure as a service.
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Background checks and security clearance
Documents to be submitted online:
- Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties section and Qualifications section. In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.
- A narrative statement covering each of following:
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) - Required - Limited to two pages per ECQ and not more than ten pages total.
Technical Qualifications (TQs) - Required - Limited to two pages per factor.
Your examples should emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. Additional information on the proper preparation of ECQ statements is available at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf
SF-50 showing your status as a:
- Senior Executive Service (SES) noncompetitive applicants: If you are currently serving under a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Career Development Program approved by OPM, you are not required to submit a narrative statement addressing the ECQs or TQs, but are encouraged to do so. Proof of SES noncompetitive eligibility must be submitted:
current Career SES appointee,
former Career SES appointee with career SES reinstatement eligibility, or
current or reinstatement eligible Career SES-equivalent executive who is/was employed in a Federal government agency that has an interchange agreement with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) allowing for movement between the agency’s SES-equivalent personnel system and the SES; OR
A certificate of completion from an OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program (CDP). This applies only if your ECQs have been approved by an OPM Qualifications Review Board through the SES CDP.
Additional information can be found on our website:
EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures .
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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