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    The Commission is seeking a Chief Data Officer to provide data governance services pertaining to the administrative operations of the agency. The incumbent will report to the Secretary/Chief Administrative Officer in the Office of Secretary and Administration. This position is a multi-disciplinary role responsible for the development and implementation of the Commission's enterprise-wide strategic data and analysis mission with respect to the agency's regulation of the U.S. Postal Service.

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    The Chief Data Officer position is a management-level position responsible for establishing and leading the Commission's data management program. This position will be responsible for assessing and understanding the data needs and statutory requirements with respect to the Commission's regulation of the United States Postal Service and administrative obligations. This strategic role will be responsible for partnering with executives and data analysts across the Commission to develop, implement, and maintain the strategy and programs necessary to ensure strategic data needs of the agency are met.
    Working at a very small independent agency, the incumbent must be flexible and adaptive in order to assess, recommend, and implement a comprehensive data program in support of the Commission's strategic goals.
    Specifically the Chief Data Officer will:

    • Serve as Chief Data Officer, and in coordination with the Secretary of the Commission, lead Commission-wide efforts on data policy and governance.
    • Establish vision, standards, protocols, and governance for the Commission's collection and utilization of Postal data in compliance with the OPEN Government Data Act and in support of the Commission's strategic goals.
    • Work with Commission leadership to develop a strategy to leverage data to support evidence-based decision making, continuously improve the speed and accuracy of the Commission's work, and strengthen Commission's responsiveness to American citizens, postal customers, and postal stakeholders.
    • Establish a plan for compliance with the OPEN Government Data Act, including creation of data governance body, program policy, strategy, control, data inventory and collection, and data skills assessment. Establish and execute a Strategic Data Plan. Chair the agency Data Governance Board.
    • Develop and oversee all data standardization related activities to include the preparation, extraction, provisioning, protection, and dissemination of data.
    • Ensure that the data and data needs of the Commission's component offices are met by providing Commission-wide coordination with data users and office heads responsible for generating, disseminating, protecting, and using data.
    • Assist with the development of well-designed data design documentation and data models that guide and inform individual office components.
    • Ensure shared accountability across the Commission's offices for the specific data areas each office is responsible for.
    • Lead efforts to track and integrate data collections, databases, physical data models and linkages between data sets across the Commission.
    • Develop and maintain a technological and analytical infrastructure that is responsive to the Commission's strategic data needs; exploit traditional and emerging analytical methods to improve decision making, optimize outcomes, and create efficiencies.
    • Ensure that the Commission maximizes the use of data in the agency, including for compliance with the OPEN Government Data Act, cybersecurity, and the improvement of agency operations.
    • Ensure comprehensive inventory of data sets are made available to internal and external stakeholders; conduct data maturity assessments (with defined parameters and benchmarks); establish a data collection plan; and plan to submit Commission data to the Federal Data Repository, data.gov.
    • Conduct skills assessments and make recommendations concerning increasing data knowledge within the Commission. Conduct data skills assessment to support a data-driven workforce. Develop data related roles and responsibilities, promoting employee development in data analytics and access.
    • Champion a culture of data and evidence-based decision making through leading the development of analytical products and services The Commission, specifically OSA, will rely heavily upon this position for accuracy and timeliness in the completion of assigned tasks. Work activities typically support multiple projects/programs and contribute to the objectives of one or more organizational units within OSA.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/616773500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.