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Deputy Director/Deputy CIO

The NLM Office of Computer and Communications Systems (OCCS) is recruiting a Deputy Director/Deputy CIO listed below. 

The OCCS Deputy Director/Deputy CIO candidate will be expected to:

  • Serve as the Deputy Director of the Office of Computer and Communications Systems (OCCS) and as the Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO), NLM. 
  • Advise the NLM CIO on matters related to information technology policy, compliance and implementation.
  • Assess, implement and manage information technology programs with NLM-wide impact based on legislative mandates, federal government directives, policies and guidance.
  • Establish and lead the NLM information technology investment review program and formulate the NLM information technology systems budget.
  • Develop short and long-range plans which identify NLM-wide IT goals and objectives, outline the budget, anticipate future needs, and consider new systems, methodologies, and best practices.
  • Represent the NLM CIO in official capacity when dealing with external federal entities such as NIH, HHS, GAO and the HHS OIG regarding cross-agency information technology activities.
  • Set architectures and standards for the development of computer systems at the NLM based on federal policies and guidelines, and establish appropriate training to assure adherence to such standards.
  • Participate in supervising and directing the activities of OCCS staff and contractors.
  • Manage NLM-wide projects involving information technology through staff in OCCS/OD.
  • Advise on IT with emphasis on biomedical support systems, information security, networking (including high performance networks), and telecommunications (including NLM infrastructure, NIH architecture, Internet, and emerging technologies).
  • Represent OCCS on specific NLM-wide activities and projects, participate on a number of NIH working groups and meetings, and serve as a representative for OCCS and/or NLM.


Applications (resume and vacancy questions) MUST be received online via USAJOBS: &

Open and closing dates: 06/18/2022 to 06/27/2022

Announcement Number: NIH-NLM-DE-22-11281081 and NIH-NLM-MP-22-11281087

Please contact Douglas Bruno, Human Resources Specialist: for more information.


Last Reviewed: June 17, 2022