USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service seeks CTO

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is seeking a chief technology officer. The job pays between $123,758 and $155,500 per year and is open for application until Dec. 21.

From the posting:

The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) reports to the CIO and is responsible for establishing the NRCS’s technical vision and leading all aspects of the agencies technology development.  The CTO is the agency top technology leader, playing an integral role in the agencies strategic direction, development, and future growth.  Represent the agency at external and internal engagements as they address technology.

This position will manage and lead the agency infrastructure operations and the relationship with USDA service providers. The CTO will be responsible for implementing modern methodologies and best practices in the technology area.

The incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing broad policy ensuring appropriate and progressive management of the information technology resources within NRCS.  Participate with the CIO and other NRCS executives in establishing and carrying out broad policies and program objectives for NRCS and specifically addressing the information technology components of those policies and objectives.

The incumbent will strategically plan for solutions that most benefit and support the NRCS mission and provide a coordinated approach to the application, development, and support of information technology in NRCS and across other NRCS/Agency units when necessary.

The CTO will assure that information technology continues to be integrated into NRCS in an effective manner through a budget supported planned, and performance based approach which recognizes and takes advantage of the benefits of technology.  This approach will increase the quality and efficiency of the services that NRCS provides while maintaining the standards for security and procurement as required by NRCS and USDA.

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