JOB- Open Government Executive/Chief Information Officer @National Archives And Records Administration

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    Jeff Ribeira

    Job Title: Open Government Executive/Chief Information Officer
    Agency: National Archives And Records Administration
    Job Announcement Number: SES 11-01

    $119,554.00 – $165,300.00 /year
    Thursday, February 03, 2011 to Thursday, March 03, 2011
    Full-Time Permanent
    1 vacancy – College Park, MD
    Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified individuals.

    Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, you can make history at the National Archives. Our dedicated staff work across a variety of career fields to safeguard the records of the Federal Government – more than 10 billion of them. Visit our Employee Gallery at to see the kinds of dynamic projects our staff are undertaking. If you want a career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the National Archives!

    NARA seeks a results-oriented Open Government Executive/CIO – a visionary leader who understands how to leverage traditional IT approaches to accomplish the President’s vision for open government.

    NARA’s Open Government Executive/CIO is not a ‘traditional’ CIO. To achieve NARA’s Open Government Plan (June 25, 2010, version 1.1, located at this Executive leads innovative projects and programs, and guides development of information systems and tools that help customers discover NARA holdings. The position unites traditional fundamentals of Federal IT strategic management with management of systems and digital assets/content, and leadership of social media content planning, programs, and operational support.

    As the leader in preservation and access to government records, NARA is engaged in an aggressive effort to transform the way it provides public access to digital records and information, engages the online public in NARA’s mission, and collects and stores the records of our American democracy. This includes social media tools, digitization activities, and strategic management of NARA’s information systems including the agency’s high-profile Electronic Records Archives Program – an unprecedented system that will enable NARA to preserve authentically and provide access to virtually any kind of electronic record, free from dependence on any specific hardware or software, now and for the life of the Republic.

    The position is located in the Office of Information Services, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD.


    * Relocation expenses may be paid.
    * Background and/or Security Investigation required.
    * U.S. Citizenship

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    Additional Duty Location Info:

    1 vacancy – College Park, MD

    Serves as Open Government Executive/CIO, reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO). Provides executive direction, leading and evaluating strategic alignment and coordination of the activities of the Information Services office, which includes the following units: Digitization, Open Government, IT Security, Strategic Systems Management, and Applied Research. The office also includes the Chief Technology Officer. These entities report directly to the Open Government Executive/CIO.

    – Provides executive leadership, in cooperation with the Archivist of the United States, the Deputy Archivist, and the COO, in the implementation, and revision as needed, of NARA’s Open Government Plan.

    – Advises and keeps the Archivist of the United States, Deputy Archivist, and senior staff apprised of NARA’s IT operational and Capital Planning activities, and of related budgetary requirements and Open Government and IT programmatic direction from OMB and Congress. Collaborates in developing strategies for presenting IT direction and budget issues to OMB, Congress, and GAO.

    – Provides executive leadership and direction to NARA’s Information Services office. Determines the priorities, objectives and policies of the office; assesses program strategies, objectives, and plans for short and long-term effectiveness; establishes and evaluates the Information Services internal service standards and performance measures; and provides executive direction to staff through subordinate managers.

    – Serves as NARA’s CIO and representative member of the CIO Council. Initiates and cultivates relationships across the government and wider IT community in order to keep NARA out in front on open government and related IT issues.

    – Participates in NARA executive teams, shaping NARA’s strategic direction and producing practical and creative high-level approaches to address related matters such as: agency-wide aligned outcomes/goals and priorities, customer- and stakeholder-focused needs and expectations, internal change management, employee satisfaction, outreach and relationship-building, one-voice communication, and problem resolution.

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    Qualifications and Evaluations

    Entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES) requires demonstrated executive experience in all five of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) listed below. Applicants must also meet the professional / technical qualifications. Experience must be at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the GS-15 level in the Federal service.

    If you are selected and have not previously served in the SES, your qualifications must be certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) at the Office of Personnel Management. The QRB will review your ECQs to ensure you meet the qualifications for entry into the SES.


    You will be evaluated on the following Professional/Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications.


    1. Knowledge of and experience as a senior level manager envisioning innovative approaches fulfilling the President’s Open Government initiatives, and coordinating a variety of programs and projects including activities such as online public access to digital assets and information, strategic management of information systems supporting staff and customers nationwide with differing needs and requirements, and IT capital planning, policy, and IT security management.

    2. Demonstrated ability and willingness to integrate online social networking and information access trends, digital archives innovations, and best practices that are consistent with the organization’s overall strategic and business objectives. This includes the ability to identify and communicate to senior officials visionary program potential and to advise them of potential risks and approaches for managing those risks.


    The Executive Core Qualifications describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the SES; they also reinforce the concept of an ‘SES corporate culture’. Successful performance in the SES requires competence in each ECQ. The five ECQs and their specific competencies are described below:

    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.

    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.

    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, Technical Credibility.

    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.

    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.

    Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating.

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