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Announcement Number:
FEMA-18-CS-CIO-SES
Hiring Agency:
FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
Position Title:
Chief Information Officer
Open Period:
06/08/2018 - 07/16/2018

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
ES - 2210 00
Salary:
USD $126,148 - USD $189,600
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Full-Time
Promotion Potential:
ES-00
Duty Location(s):
1
in
Washington, DC, US
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
FEMA Executive Resources
2022122666
FEMA-OCCHCO-Executive-Resources@fema.dhs.gov

Overview

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
  •  All Qualified U.S. citizens.
You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.
Security Clearance Required:
Top Secret/SCI
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
Permanent
Marketing Statement:
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.
Summary:
When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.

The Chief Information Officer will provide executive-level direction to and oversight of assigned administrative and agency support functions in direct support of all Agency organizations.  Principal responsibilities include the direction and management of all programs assigned to the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), including responsibility for the design, operations, maintenance, and integration of a complex range of information systems to support FEMA’s mission.

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.
Supervisory Position:
Yes
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Yes

Relocation expenses MAY be authorized.

Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

This position may require occasional non-emergency travel.

Duties

Major duties include:

  • Oversees all FEMA information systems from planning, budgeting, development, security, and operations in order to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996; Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002; Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act of 2015; President’s Management Agenda; and other applicable statutes, regulations, guidance, and directives from Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the National Institute for Standards and Technology, DHS, and the Administrator of FEMA. 
  • Participates in the coordination and integration of policies, guidelines, procedures and activities to ensure effective, efficient, secure and economical information management planning, acquisition, and management to support FEMA’s mission and objectives.
  • Manages all FEMA information systems from planning, budgeting, investments, life cycle management, information technology security, development, operations, and retirement of systems, in order to ensure compliance with relevant statutes, regulations, guidance, and directives.
  • Centrally manages and guides the development of new and improved information systems from concept development through acquisition and test to ensure the endurance and operations capability of civil government during all types of emergencies.  Recommends policies and activities to assure maximum system and equipment capabilities, information security, and application of state-of-the-art technology to satisfy FEMA information system mission requirements.
  • Determines policy guidance for the development, implementation, and maintenance of operating systems for updating, retrieving and validating databases containing information on a wide variety of resources, FEMA programs and associated geographic data for presentation of unified, valid data and analyses upon which higher management can make decisions effecting Agency programs, priorities and operations.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
Failure to meet the basic qualification requirement and all Technical and Executive Core Qualification factors automatically disqualifies an applicant. 
Key Requirements:
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • Public Financial Disclosure (SF-278) required within 30 days.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/59
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Education Requirements:
    Evaluations:
    EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS – MANDATORY

    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. (Strategic Thinking, Flexibility, Creativity and Innovation)

    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. (Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others)

    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. (Accountability, Entrepreneurship, Technical Credibility)

    ECQ-4.  BUSINESS ACUMEN
    This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. (Technology Management; Human Capital 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. (Partnering; Influencing/Negotiating)
    Qualifications:
    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 managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications.  Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations. An earned doctorate and senior leadership experience in an accredited institution of higher education or equivalent as both a highly skilled executive and as an accomplished educator are preferred but not required. The successful candidate will be a motivated leader who has a record of sound fiscal management, experience in a senior administrative position, and proficiency in community engagement.

    Each applicant is required to submit a comprehensive narrative statement, which addresses BOTH the mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) outlined below.  Applicants who do not submit a supplemental narrative statement that addresses these factors will be ineligible for further consideration.  The narrative portion for the Technical Qualifications MUST NOT EXCEED 6 PAGES TOTAL.  The supplemental narrative statement for the Executive Core Qualifications should address the necessary level of management skills, characteristics, qualities, specialized knowledge, and technical competence that would indicate successful performance in the SES.  This evidence must include clear and concise examples that emphasize the applicant’s level of responsibilities, scope, and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives, and level of contacts.  The narrative portion for the Executive Core Qualifications MUST NOT EXCEED 10 PAGES.  For guidance in preparing a narrative statement addressing the ECQs, applicants can access OPM’s website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/

    The following categories of applicants may omit the mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), but MUST address the Technical Qualification factors: 
    • Applicants who are currently serving under a SES career appointment (must provide a copy of Standard Form 50--Notification of Personnel Action that documents career appointment to the SES).
    • Applicants who are eligible for reinstatement to the SES (must provide a copy of Standard Form 50--Notification of Personnel Action that documents career appointment to the SES).
    • Applicants who are graduates of OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Programs (must provide proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification). 
    All required application materials will be reviewed to determine if applicants meet the mandatory qualification requirements. Qualification and experience determinations will be based only on the information supplied by the applicant. The best-qualified candidates for this position will be distinguished from other applicants by an evaluation committee to determine the degree to which qualification requirements are met.  Applicants should provide specific evidence of possession of the mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualifications, as outlined under Qualifications Criteria, to assist the evaluation committee in determining the best-qualified candidates that will be considered for final selection.  The Executive Core Qualifications of the selectee are subject to approval by the Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board (QRB). Unless you have already been certified by an OPM QRB in the past, your ECQs must be certified by an OPM QRB before appointment can occur.

    TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS – MANDATORY



    1. Demonstrated experience in providing executive-level leadership and lifecycle management of enterprise-wide information technology (IT) systems for a large, complex organization, to include: IT budget and investment management, network design and development, major IT application development, network and systems operation and maintenance, and information system security and assurance.
    2. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic plans, policies, standards, and programs in conformance with legislative and other regulatory requirements to improve the management and utilization of information and information technology resources within a large, complex organization; and the ability to promote IT system solutions and lead organizational changes to take best advantage of state of the art advances in information technology.
    3. Demonstrated experience leading a large, complex IT organization and operation with an extensive, varied budget and hundreds of personnel dispersed across the United States; and demonstrated experience leading innovation in and reducing the complexity of information systems and business processes to advance an organization’s mission.
     

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits:
    DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select "Benefits".  
    Other Information:
    • To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for Top Secret/SCI as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a credit check after initial job qualifications are determined (Mythbuster), review of financial issues, such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. For more information on background investigations for Federal jobs please visit the OPM website at https://www.opm.gov/investigations/background-investigations/.
    • DHS uses E-verify, an internet based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities. 
    • This is a Non-Bargaining Unit position.
    • Relocation and recruitment incentives MAY be authorized.
    • Persons newly appointed to a career SES position are required to serve a one-year probationary period.
    • All candidates must be able to deploy with little or no advance notice to anywhere in the United States and its territories for an extended period of time.
    • If selected, you will be subject to 24-hour on-call in the event of an emergency.  In this event, this service may include duties other than those specified in the official position description. Selectee must be able to relocate to emergency sites with little advance notice and function under intense physical and mental stress. 
    • If selected for this position you MAY be required to attend a one week Emergency Manager Orientation (EMO) in Emmitsburg, MD. Travel is at FEMA’s expense and will occur from Sunday to Friday.
    • Mandatory Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT) for salary payment is a condition of employment at DHS/FEMA.  Selectee will be required to participate in DD/EFT.

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:
    To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See Required Documents section for more detail.

    We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online or do not have access to the internet (e.g., applicant experiencing documented system issues, applicant does not have access to the internet, etc.), you may be able to submit a paper application and the required forms.  To do so, please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed in the Agency Contact Information prior to the close of this announcement.
    Required Documents:
    1. Your resume.
    2. Your responses to the Executive Core Qualifications (not to exceed 10 pages total). NOTE: If you are graduate from an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program or are a current or former Career Senior Executive Service member, you do not need to respond to the ECQs.
    3. Your responses to the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (not to exceed 6 pages total).
    4. Are you a current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) member? Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that verifies SES Career status.
    5. Are you a graduate from an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program?  Submit a copy of your certificate.
    Next Steps:
    We expect to make a selection within 90 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will be notified of the outcome by email.

    View more information on applying for the Senior Executive Service.

    Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring.  These authorities are subject to change.