The FBI is looking for a new agency CIO to fill the vacancy left by its previous top IT manager who departed in August.

The previous executive assistant director and CIO, Jerome Pender, served exactly three years in the position. He was appointed in late August 2012 and stepped down in late August 2015.

Since Pender's retirement, acting EAD Brian Truchon has taken over his duties as interim CIO.

The bureau posted the job opening on its website this week, offering a salary range of $123,000 to $185,000.

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and eligible for Top Secret-SCI clearance.

"The incumbent is responsible for overseeing the acquisition and integration of the FBI's information resources and will provide IT portfolio management, recommend IT program improvements and coordinate and review the agency's IT budget to both ensure technology initiatives are aligned to FBI objectives and sufficiently agile to adapt to the evolving needs of FBI operations," according to the posting. "To enable these activities, the CIO engages with FBI field and HQ managers and line employees in order to thoroughly understand FBI operations and technology needs."

The job posting goes into further detail about the CIO's major duties, including program management and oversight, project and budget planning, interacting with the public and managing employees.

Applications for the opening are due by noon on Jan. 22.

Aaron Boyd is an awarding-winning journalist currently serving as editor of Federal Times — a Washington, D.C. institution covering federal workforce and contracting for more than 50 years — and Fifth Domain — a news and information hub focused on cybersecurity and cyberwar from a civilian, military and international perspective.

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