Deputy CTO, Application Solutions
Government of the District of Columbia 23 reviews - Washington, DC

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Pay Plan, Series & Grade: MS-0340-16

Salary Range: $109,062.00 - $152,686.00

Agency: Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO)

Area of Consideration: Agency only

Opening Date: April 8, 2013

Closing Date: April 13, 2013

Duration of Appointment: This is an MSS "At-Will" Position

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Promotion Potential: No Known Promotion Potential

Tour of Duty: M - F, 8:30am - 5:30pm

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in a collective bargaining unit.


Brief Description of Duties: This position is located in the District of Columbia, Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO). The purpose of the position is to provide executive leadership expertise and management of citywide technology, programs and projects specific to supporting operational service delivery on behalf of the government of the District of Columbia.

This position provides agency level technical direction and technical management of the assigned agency and District of Columbia information technology (IT) assets and infrastructure support systems. This position exercises broad authority to manage, determine and implement the agency¿s information and telecommunications technology and management improvement programs goals and objectives.

The incumbent directs the agency¿s efforts to evaluate, recommend and implement information and specific application technology management plans and systems for use by the agency and its components including technical, managerial, operations, and feasibility assessment.

Coordinates the IT initiatives of the business unit managers into the cohesive IT plan for the agency. The business units rely on the incumbent¿s expertise for independent performance and judgment of work to be accomplished. Discusses matters of a policy nature with the CTO and recommends major changes in IT program activities. Directs the selection, installation and maintenance of computer systems software and hardware for specific agency programs. Analyses operating systems, operating systems software and utilities supplied by the hardware manufacturer and/or other vendors to determine optimum configuration for the installation and impact on existing systems, systems design, programming, testing and operating procedures.

Ensures the installation and maintenance of systems software and approval of appropriate testing of new or modified systems software. Directs systems designers, engineers and development staff in the deployment and operation of system software and utilities as related to application programs. Directs the design and implementation of customized system software required by the software installations. Provides technical leadership to both developmental and technical staff with regard to specific application services and program areas.

Participates in the preparation of the information training materials for systems designers, engineers, programmers and operations personnel that describe effects and requirements for new and/or modified systems software. Organizes and conducts appropriate technical staff meetings.

This position is responsible for supporting the management of various technologies, development, operations and modernization, including but not limited to those associated with financial, public safety, educational and infrastructure platforms and systems. The position will be utilized to provide project and program support to partner agencies with a responsibility for the management and modernization of mission critical technical infrastructure and applications that support the services within the District of Columbia Government. Such systems may reside at locations managed by OCTO, or other District Government agencies.

The incumbent establishes and maintains communications regarding program and project execution with OCTO senior executive leadership, stakeholders, multiple agency directions, any subcommittees, and the Executive Sponsor. Acts as the first level of escalation for project issues that cannot be resolved within the project or program. Keeps the CTO or her/his designate informed of program resource requirements, ongoing project status, development, implementation or Operational risks.

Conducts regularly scheduled weekly program and project measurement meetings to: ensure that all initiatives and projects are planned and executed within the defined project management methodology; coordinate with human resources, partner with executive stakeholders, contracting and procurement organizations to minimize project impacts; resolve deviations or impediments to the delivery of the mission; identify and accommodate dependencies among projects; review program and project deliverables in relation to commitments to ensure that deliverables pass quality assurance, customer satisfaction, and acceptance criteria objectives; and resolve conflicts in project scheduling, resource allocation, financial planning, dependency and execution.

The incumbent is responsible for maintaining knowledge of current practices and trends in information technology and program management with emphasis on specific requirements of financial, educational, and telecommunications services and other affected industries. Establishes positive working relationships with OCTO, OCFO and interagency leadership, vendors, service providers, and program staff. Assists the CTO with technology management planning and improvement and in the identification of opportunities for revenue generation, IT resource consolidation, IT efficiencies, certifications, and leveraging existing technology and resources. Assists the Office of the CTO in its efforts to conduct information planning, develop information technology strategies, design information technology solutions that align with District strategic IT direction and standards, and develop information technology procurements.

Performs related duties as assigned.


Selective Placement Factor(s): Please respond to the following selective placement factor(s) by either typing directly into the free form area provided or by pasting from a text document.

Specialized Experience: 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, at least one (1) year of specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Selective Placement Factor #1:Demonstrated ability to serve as a top-level agency executive who will provide direct strategic planning and management services to the CTO, other District Government agencies, and to staff.

Selective Placement Factor #2: Comprehensive knowledge of IT budget practices including contract and procurement functions, vendor negotiation, and vendor management.

Substitution of Education: A substitution of education for required experience will be allowed as defined in OPM's Qualification Standards. However, in order to receive credit, applicants must submit official proof of educational attainment at the time of application.

Ranking Factors

Submission of Ranking Factors: The following ranking factors will be used in the evaluation process. All applicants MUST respond to the ranking factors. Please respond specifically to the ranking factor(s) by either typing directly into the free form area provided or by pasting from a text document. Please describe specific incidents of sustained achievements from your experience that show evidence of the level at which you are applying. You may refer to any experience, education, training, awards, outside activities, etc. that include the degree to which you possess the job related knowledge, skills and abilities described in the ranking factors. The information given in response to the ranking factors should be complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO ALL RANKING FACTORS WILL ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

Ranking Factor #1: Demonstrated knowledge of business software applications, best-practices for development operations with the financial services and higher educational industry, budgeting, personnel/payroll systems, systems security and command and control.

Ranking Factor #2: Mastery of advanced IT project management principles, practices, organizational theory, and techniques of planning, organizing, analyzing enterprise systems projects and migrations.

Ranking Factor #3 : Expertise in applying relevant laws, statutes, and regulations associated with the overall agency mission.

Ranking Factor #4: Demonstrated skill in written and oral communication sufficient to provide clear technical goals, objectives, and work techniques that promotes high quality service delivery.

Conditions of Employment

Other Significant Factors: A general background check is required for positions within the Office of the Chief Technology Officer.

Physical Effort: Work is primarily sedentary, and normal physical dexterity is sufficient to perform the various functions of the position.

Working Conditions: Work is performed in an office setting.

Other Significant Factors (At-Will): At-will employment applies to the Management Supervisory Service (MSS). All positions and appointments in the MSS serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.

Priority Consideration

Displaced Employee Priority Placement: Eligibles for the District of Columbia's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) and Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) will be given priority consideration for this position if found qualified.

Employment Benefits

Employee Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government's retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment.

Residency Requirement

A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the Legal Service (series 905) other than in the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Information to Applicants

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of or a plea of guilty to a violation of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

How to Apply

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to HR Answers at (202) 442-9700.

Posting Cancellation: A non-competitive selection of an eligible candidate from the Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) or the District's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) will result in the cancellation of this announcement.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore a DC 2000 job application or online job application is required to be submitted.

Where to Apply (Judiciary Square): D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR) Job Center located in the South Lobby at 441 - 4th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. All inquiries should be directed to HR Answers at (202) 442-9700.

Closing Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the Office of Human Resources Only.

Closing Statement: Applicants will only be notified in an interview is granted.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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