Home Office seeks new CIO

The Home Office is working to hire a new chief information officer (CIO) to lead the agency’s IT strategy and budget, it said a job posting at USAjobs.com. The new addition would serve in the Senior Executive Service and take a seat on the Federal CIO Council.

The new hire would take over from current acting CIO June Hartley, who has served in that position since former DoI CIO Bill Vadja left the agency.

According to the job posting, DoI is looking for a results-driven CIO with business acumen and experience in leading change, leading people and building coalitions. All in all, DoI is looking for someone who:

  1. Leading and setting a vision for the OCIO and “promoting the desired culture and operational results from senior management”;
  2. “Provided thought leadership and strategic direction for all enterprise-wide information technology (IT) operations, including infrastructure and architecture, application development, business process transformation, networks, procurement alternatives, and compute and utility operations and support;”
  3. “Manages OCIO’s budget and oversees and advises on spending on IT across the department to ensure alignment with the Secretariat’s overall strategic objectives, mission and program requirements, and priorities.”
  4. “Representing the department on government-wide agencies or councils related to IT and information resource management and maintains a close working relationship with the Office of Management and Budget, the General Services Administration, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Archives, and other agencies as appropriate and/or appropriate;’ and
  5. “Provide departmental leadership on information security policy, procedures and plans.”

DoI is also likely looking for someone who can accelerate the agency’s transition from the Networx communications service contract and improve cybersecurity. The agency received the grades “F” and “D” respectively in the latest version of the FITARA Scorecard.

Pay for the job will start at an annual salary of $185,115 and the position will remain open until February 25.

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