The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) develops and produces United States currency notes, trusted worldwide. As a primary function, the BEP prints billions of Federal Reserve notes each year for delivery to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System operates as the nation's central bank and serves to ensure that adequate amounts of currency and coin are in circulation. With production facilities in Washington, D.C. and Fort Worth, Texas, the BEP is the largest producer of federal government security documents in the United States.
The incumbent serves as the Associate Director (Chief Information Officer) and is responsible for the overall direction, management, and oversight of all information technology systems, networks, system authorization (Certification and Accreditation), policies and procedures throughout BEP, including both unclassified and collateral/National Security Systems.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen
- Formulates, directs, and oversees the overall Information Technology (IT) policy of the agency. Administers the annual and future year budget, IT Capital Investment Program; oversees the IT Security Administration and certification and accreditation of assets; and administers and manages IT Infrastructure and applications.
- Provides direction, guidance, management and oversight for the Bureau's Information Systems Security Program in compliance with the Computer Security Act and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-130, Appendix III, "Security of Federal Automated Information Resources", and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) to ensure the safeguarding of all information system assets and the integrity of data contained therein.
- Provides overall direction, management, and oversight for the Bureau's office automation initiatives that are accessible from over 2,200 desktop personal computers and intranet kiosks located throughout the agency's main production facilities and satellite facilities.
- Manages IT programs and resources under his/her purview through a staff of managers, supervisors, professional, technical, and clerical employees and contractors who carry out the day-to-day work of the Bureau's IT program.
- Provides overall direction and management for the design, content, and maintenance of the Bureau's intranet, internet websites, and eCommerce websites, and coordinates the contect of both sites with other agency offices.
Experience must have been at a sufficiently high level of difficulty to show clearly that the candidate possesses the required technical qualifications and executive core qualifications set forth below. Your total background must include at least one year of experience at or above the GS-15 level in the Federal Service or an equivalent level of experience in the private sector.
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQs): The TQs describe the necessary technical knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of the position.
TQ1: Demonstrated experience planning, directing, and leading a diverse information technology staff comprised of employees and contractors delivering IT and communication systems and services across a large dispersed organization in support of mission requirements.
TQ2: Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with; modern IT software (both commercial and developed applications, including mobile applications), IT hardware (computers and network technologies), communications systems, security considerations, internal websites, external websites, externally hosted/cloud-based systems and eCommerce systems.
TQ3: Demonstrated experience with implementing best IT management practices and procedures and tools for the successful planning, execution, monitoring of a large IT workload across a wide and diverse workforce.
TQ4: Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with directing, implementing, maintaining and operating a modern enterprise resource planning system providing integrated business, financial and manufacturing functions.
TQ 5: Ability to communicate complex and technical issues orally with diverse stakeholders, labor organizations, higher headquarters, commercial vendors and external partners on matters related to the successful execution of critical Information Technology programs.
TQ 6: Ability to communicate complex and technical issues in writing with diverse stakeholders, labor organizations, higher headquarters, commercial vendors and external partners on matters related to the successful execution of critical Information Technology programs.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the Senior Executive Service and are in addition to the technical qualifications listed above.
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. Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision.
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. Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building.
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. Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, and technical credibility.
ECQ 4. Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology 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.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated on the basis of your resume and any supplimental narrative statements reflecting the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the technical and executive qualifications described above. While you are NOT required to provide a narrative statement addressing the Technical Qualifications, candidates are strongly encouraged to address each Technical Qualification in a separate statement not exceeding five (5) pages. Candidates who choose not to address the technical qualifications separately will still recieve consideration.
Similarly, candidates are NOT required to provide narrative response statements to address the Executive Core Qualifications when applying to this vacancy. However, the selectee will be required to address the ECQs before being appointed if not previously certified by an OPM Qualifications Review Board. ECQ narratives should not exceed 10 pages.
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We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs.
Our benefits package includes:
* Transit Subsidies
* On-site Fitness Center
* Opportunities for Alternate Work Schedules (AWS)
Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: BENEFITS
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This announcement can be used to fill like positions within 180 days of closing date.
- We will not pay relocation expenses.
- Serve a one-year probationary period if not previously completed.
- Required to file a public financial disclosure report (OGE Form 278) upon entry on duty, and annually thereafter.
- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment.
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Undergo income tax verification.
- Successfully complete a background investigation.
For operational efficiency, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) shuts down for all non-emergency personnel during the December/January holiday season for one week (approximately 40 work hours). BEP employees should plan to take annual leave during this period. The shutdown period for the 2013 holiday season is 12/23/13 - 1/1/14.
DRUG TESTING INFORMATION: This is a Testing Designated Position. Prior to appointment the selectee must submit to and successfully pass a urinalysis drug screening. The selectee will also be subject to unannounced random drug testing for the duration of their time in this position.
SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for disqualification in the hiring process. The background investigation process conducted by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is very thorough. Therefore it is imperative that applicants exercise candor and honesty when answering background questionnaires, especially as it relates to arrest, employment, education, finances, illegal drug use, and/or other criminal history. Falsification discovered in security documents or during the background investigation process may result in an immediate negative suitability determination or immediate revocation of your interim clearance (if applicable).
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