Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Responsibilities:
- Keeps current on new technology developments in the IT industry, and exchanges this information with USDA leadership, managers and end- users to foster and enhance mission.
- Organizes and encourages enterprise-wide approaches to new technology use, avoiding the multiple “one-off” approaches that are inefficient and unnecessarily complex over time, and develops innovative solutions to technology issues.
- Collaborates with OCIO customers and subject matter experts, develops, plans, coordinates, and implements IT policy in areas as directed by the CIO based on interpretations, findings, and judgments.
- Coordinates and establishes technology policies, plans, standards and guidelines.
- Creates and implements a vision for the Agency’s information management framework, technology systems engineering, and the technical management of information technology.
- Serves as OCIO’s IT strategist in the planning, development and implementation of systems solutions supporting USDA’s complex business model.
- The primary purpose of this position is to effectively prioritize under-exploited, high-value technologies and coordinate the implementation of these technologies across USDA.
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