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    Steve Ressler

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    Job Title: Associate Chief Information Officer

    Department: Department Of Agriculture

    Agency: Office of the Chief Information Officer

    Job Announcement Number: OHRM-ER-SES-11-0001


    $119,554.00 – $179,700.00 /year


    Thursday, October 07, 2010 to Monday, November 08, 2010




    Full-Time Permanent


    1 vacancy – Washington DC Metro Area, DC


    Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified individuals.


    The Senior Executive Service (SES) is comprised of the men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of government. These leaders possess well-honed executive skills and share a broad perspective of government and a public service commitment which is grounded in the Constitution.

    This position is in the SES, Career Reserved. Positions in the SES are not graded. The salary range is $119,554 – $179,700 per year. SES employees are also eligible for bonuses and awards based on performance. Veteran’s preference is not applicable to the SES. Selectee is subject to a one-year probationary period, unless currently serving under an SES appointment. Visit for additional information and benefits for SES employees.

    If you would like to work for a premier agency that is focused on enhancing the quality of life for the American people by supporting production of agriculture: ensuring a safe, affordable, nutritious, and accessible food supply; caring for agricultural, forest, and range lands; supporting sound development of rural communities; providing economic opportunities for farm and rural residents; expanding global markets for agricultural and forest products and services; and working to reduce hunger in America and throughout the world, USDA is the place for you. To learn more about our agency, our exciting mission, vision, and guiding principles, please visit (

    The Office of the Chief Information Oficer (OCIO) has primary responsibility to supervise and coordinate within USDA the design, acquisition, maintenance, use and disposal of Information Technology (IT) by USDA agencies, as well as monitoring the performance of USDA’s IT programs and activities.


    Additional Duty Location Info:

    1 vacancy – Washington DC Metro Area, DC

    The position serves as the senior project manager for major business and information technology transformation initiatives within the Department. Programs are typically highly visible, multi-year, mutli-million dollar efforts that have national impact on program delivery, future human capital duties and responsibilities, and information technology implementation plans for modernization systems.

    The incumbent will provide executive leadership to modernize the business and financial practices of the Department; deploy human capital optimum configurations for program delivery; use financial management and internal control practices used by USDA; build a productive, quality-oriented, results focused workforce; secure budget authority for information technology systems that fullfill program and financial business delivery needs of the Department and provide high quality customer service constituents, trusted Agri-business partners, and other Federal and USDA agencies.

    Responsible for planning and directing succesive stages of assigned projects; and for the management of efforts to comply with the Government Performance Results Act of 1993 (GPRA); the Government Management Reform Act (GMRA); the Information Technology Management Reform Act of 1996; the Federal Financial Managers’ Improvement Act (FFMIA); the Federal Credit Act Reform Act; the Federal Information Security Management Act; the Debt Collection and Improvement Act of 1996 (DCIA); and the Office on Management and Budget’s Circular A-123.

    Will participate in executive level budget discussions and provide recommendations for cost allocation and project execution. Provides advice in partnership with other senior managers to ensure management’s needs are addressed, to market innovative uses of technology and to facilitate management’s access to needed information resources. Will promote the effective and efficient design and operation of major IRM processes and collaborates with the Office of the Chief Financial Officer to assure that information systems effectively provide financial and performance data. Provides oversight to assure that information and records are properly managed and promotes the innovative use of technologies to conduct information programs.

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