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David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
The Treasury Department is looking for an associate chief information officer for IT strategy that will also serve as chief technology officer. The position pays between $119,554 and $179,700 per year and is open for applications until April 12.
The incumbent leads the DASIS CIO programs in the areas of Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC), Strategic Planning, Enterprise Architecture, and Enterprise Data Management and serves as the Chief Technology Officer for the Department of the Treasury. In this capacity, the incumbent:
- Ensures that the Treasury CPIC programs operate efficiently and effectively, and are driven by mission program business needs in accordance with Federal legislation and Departmental regulation, directives and strategic goals.
- Provides executive guidance to the Department’s IT governance process, ensuring that processes are efficiently followed and decision-making regarding IT priorities is facilitated.
- Provides expert assistance, advice, and counsel to the CIO and other program and policy officials regarding DASIS CIO CPIC initiatives and activities.
- Provides authoritative recommendations and solutions to problems and challenges with respect to federal mandates, legislation, risk management, and improvement of IT governance policies and processes.
- Oversees facilitation and development of the Treasury IT Strategic Plan, articulating the CIO’s vision as well as supporting Treasury’s mission and goals.
- Evaluates new technologies, considers Department of Treasury requirements, and articulates architectural and technological direction for the enterprise.
- Communicates and collaborates with the DASIS CIO, Associate CIOs, other Departmental Offices, Office of Management and Budget and other Federal entities as needed, and Bureau executives, managers, and staff in order to effectively deliver services.
- As assigned by the DASIS CIO, the incumbent is responsible and accountable for managing human, financial, and other resources of the ITSTM programs according to all applicable laws, regulations, and policies to achieve intended program results efficiently, economically, and effectively. Specific managerial responsibilities generally include:
- Establishes and provides Department oversight of program emphases and goals, developing plans and policies, and issuing pertinent guidelines and instructions to achieve them;
- Coordinates and communicates program efforts and policy initiatives with other DASIS CIO executives and staff, Departmental Offices, Bureaus, other Federal agencies, and other interested parties;
- Identifies and allocates resources of the ACIO ITSTM programs consistent with the Treasury fiscal and property control guidelines;
- Implements the Treasury Department’s goals for good personnel management, including an affirmative equal employment opportunity program and a health and safety program as integral parts of the personnel program; and
- Assures accountability of subordinate managers and supervisors for the performance of their delegated authorities and responsibilities and making appropriate adjustments including but not limited to organizational changes as needed.
- Oversees managers of program areas concerned with information systems planning and operation, financial management, policy development, and compliance and reports regularly on progress toward program objectives and consults as needed with the DASIS CIO on plans and strategies for accomplishing major objectives.
- Responsible for the development of the staff, performance management and counseling when necessary. Evaluates and appraises the performance of staff members and provides coaching.