Commerce seeks deputy CIO


The Department of Commerce is looking for a deputy chief information officer and chief technology officer. The position pays between $119,554 and $179,700 per year and is open for applications until July 16.

From the posting:

The incumbent of this position serves as the Department of Commerce’s Deputy Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer, and as such plans and directs the activities necessary to ensure that the aforementioned roles and responsibilities are effectively met.  Specifically, the incumbent performs, leads, or oversees the following functions:

  • Assesses current and emerging technologies, IT service delivery models (including shared services), and IT management best practices, and develops strategies, implementation, and migration plans aimed at both Department enterprise-wide and OCIO-level IT portfolios.
  • Leads collaborative development of business cases, as well as cost and reimbursement models supporting implementation of multi-organization shared services, infrastructure consolidation initiatives, and migration to emerging IT service delivery models (including cloud computing).
  • Serves as a technical strategic advisor on projects requiring high level strategy, alignment, technical vision, management evaluation and oversight.  Provides expert, high-level technical advice and counsel to the CIO, executives, stakeholders, and users on matters that affect or relate to current and existing IT functions and programs as well as plans or alternatives for new IT services and functions.
  • Creates strategies for applying and optimizing technology initiatives in order to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of IT services, improve alignment of IT service delivery with agency objectives; and articulates business advantages of technology development initiatives.
  • Evaluates industry technology, service delivery, and IT management best practices and apply them as appropriate.
  • Contributes to the development of written policies and procedures for acquisition, development and implementation of new systems and services, as well as modification of existing systems and services.
  • Interprets and apply Federal laws, regulations, executive orders and other policies, and guidance to address agency-specific needs to ensure that said are communicated agency-wide.
  • Develops and maintains the Department’s enterprise architecture and technical reference model.  Establishes Department-wide technology working groups to support establishment of IT standards, shared services, infrastructure and service consolidation initiatives, ensuring input from bureau information technology (and when appropriate end user) stakeholders.
  • Plans, develops, and implements key new technology and enabling infrastructure development projects for OCIO-managed systems and services, including requirements definition and analysis, design and architecture, development and test, prototyping, piloting, and first-time production implementations.  Coordinates the integration of resulting systems into the production environment, and necessary post-installation engineering migration support for the Department in collaboration with end users as appropriate.
  • Coordinates requirements with supported bureaus identifying potentially conflicting requirements from different units.  Works with senior managers to resolve conflicts and prioritize requirements.
David Stegon

Written by David Stegon

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