- “The Associate Chief Information Officer (ACIO) for Cybersecurity and Information Protection/Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is responsible for ensuring the identification, categorization, prioritization, and protection of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) information and systems.
- The ACIO for Cybersecurity and Information Protection/CISO has enterprise-wide responsibilities for leading cyber resiliency at DOT and is an expert in protecting the organization from cyber attacks in a proactive and consistent manner. This senior executive will form and lead a team of innovative cybersecurity experts.
- The ACIO for Cybersecurity and Information Protection/CISO will lead the Office of Cybersecurity and Information Protection within the Office of the Chief Information Officer and will work closely with the Chief Information Officer, Deputy Chief Information Officer, and internal and external stakeholders to ensure DOT has the best cybersecurity posture in the federal government. This individual will be an expert in all modern and cutting-edge technologies available to cyber professionals, and will lead the implementation of tools that sure up cyber resiliency.
- ECQ 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. Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision
- ECQ 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. Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building
- ECQ 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. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility
- ECQ 4 – BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management
- ECQ 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. Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating “
G2X TAKE: Those who support the Department of Transportation may want to influence who applies for this SES role that is responsible for ensuring the identification, categorization, prioritization, and protection of DOT’s information and systems.