It's obvious that the Fed uses data--and a lot of it. The organization generates analyses and reports that affect every aspect of the global economy. Effective and efficient data management is critical in helping our staff obtain, interpret, and analyze the large volume of information they need and rely on. In fact, how we use and manage data has become even more important with the passage of the Fed's 2012-15 strategic framework and the creation of a new Office of the Chief Data Officer (OCDO).
The OCDO plans, directs, and implements:
The office is led by Micheline Casey, a recognized expert on data governance and management. Micheline and her leaders are seeking talented, experienced professionals to help build the Board's data management environment from the ground up.
Are you up for the challenge? If so, we're ready to talk to you.
The following OCDO positions are now available:
If you are interested in one of these positions, select "Apply Now" and complete an online application.
The positions listed below will be available in the coming weeks. If you would like advanced consideration for these positions, please e-mail your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be asked to formally apply when vacancies are posted.
"The Federal Reserve is building a data governance and management operation to support the important work we do. This will require a team of highly motivated professionals with the right skills and abilities to help us launch this operation."
-- Micheline Casey, chief data officer
"The Fed is a data-driven organization, and how we manage the data we use to support our mission and objective is important, particularly in light of the challenges of supporting monetary policy and financial stability work while navigating the changing regulatory environment for the financial system. We are a new data management operation, and we need the right people with the right skills in data management and governance who understand data quality, standards, and security as well as the importance of customer service, teamwork, and information sharing."
-- Sandra Cannon, deputy chief data officer
Are you a data expert with proven leadership abilities? Apply for our high-level openings for data governance officer and information management services officer. Send your resume to email@example.com or apply online.
This position is responsible for a broad range of data governance activities at the Fed and across Fed-delegated functions. This includes oversight and alignment of divisional and business-line data governance activities that impact enterprise data assets.
Our ideal candidate is a strategic, conceptual thinker with proven ability to facilitate organizational and behavioral change as it relates to data governance and data management. He or she must be able to create a data governance methodology and mature data governance processes, and build and develop a data governance team. Our perfect candidate has proven he or she can lead by example with unquestioned integrity and has an established record of achievement. He or she must also quickly earn the respect of the leadership team; officials of other Fed divisions and Reserve Banks; officials of other government agencies; and high-level management of financial institutions, and be able to work effectively and objectively with all of these groups.
Our Information Management Services Unit delivers both strategic and tactical information management services. This includes information architecture; metadata; taxonomies; content ingestion and dissemination platforms; open data platforms; and information management programs and services.
The information management services officer position requires someone with extensive experience developing strategic data management technology roadmaps, priorities, and specific work activities related to strategic organizational needs. He or she has experience overseeing and leading data management technology re-architecture and redesign efforts, and knows FISMA requirements and the process for evaluating information security architecture.
This position also requires a strategic, conceptual thinker who has a track record of creating and operationalizing strategy into actionable work products and activities. He or she will identify, develop, and initiate innovations and solutions where precedents and procedures frequently do not exist. More importantly, we need a leader with unquestioned integrity and character who will lead by example and focus on ways to build our organization’s capabilities for the future.
The Manager of information architecture (IA) manages a range of activities dealing with complex, sensitive, and conceptual issues relating to information architecture functions. The manager has overall responsibility for the lead and execution of enterprise IA functions (including strategy, planning, funding, training, development, integration, deployment, and evolution) that are required to deliver effective and efficient information architecture components that tangibly support the organization's strategy. The manager may serve on division committees and task forces and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, high visibility environment.
Information architects support the work of the manager in coordinating activities to leverage and maximize the return on investment of data access that support the Board's mission and strategy. They support the development of an optimized, flexible, adaptable data integration and distribution network that is capable of delivering data in response to changing business requirements. Information architects also design appropriate architected data assets capable of supporting organizational needs.
Project managers manage a range of activities dealing with the most complex, sensitive, and conceptual issues relating to data management functions. They have overall responsibility for the implementation of enterprise-wide strategic data management initiatives and/or significantly enhanced data management programs and services. Project managers may serve on division, Board, and FR System committees and task forces and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, high visibility environment.
Business analysts work on the coordination of architecture activities to leverage, optimize, and maximize the return on investment of data assets to support the achievement of the Board's mission and strategy. Responsibilities include conducting data analysis, modeling, information flow analysis, and providing meta data and taxonomy direction.
Data governance analysts provide direction for several data governance and data-quality initiatives. Analysts contribute to the development of the Board’s data governance framework and are critical to initiatives that establish enterprise data governance policies, processes, standards, and roles across a portfolio of data projects. They also work to implement the Fed's data-quality metrics framework for key data elements and quantify business risk and value associated with data governance and data-quality efforts.
The Communications Manager is responsible for providing strategy, counsel, planning and execution support for communications around key OCDO priorities and initiatives. This is a key role that will be proactively supporting the internal and external communications for the OCDO and senior leadership team.
The Senior Change Manager (SCM) runs the Program Management Office (PMO) and leads change efforts around high-profile Office Chief Data Office (OCDO) activities. The SCM has overall responsibility for the successful implementation of new strategic data management initiatives and/or significantly enhanced data management programs and services with an approach routed in change management principles. The SCM supports both the start-up of the OCDO and strategic and tactical data management (DM) and data governance (DG) projects. The SCM may serve on division committees and ad hoc task forces and manages multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously in a fast-paced, high-visibility environment.
A Senior Business Analyst is considered a subject matter expert data analysis, data modeling, information flow analysis, meta data and taxonomy at this level. The Senior Analyst is charged with coordination of architecture activities to leverage, optimize, and maximize the return on investment of data assets to support the achievement of the Board s mission and strategy.
The Senior Data Governance Analyst is considered a subject matter expert in data governance, data quality, and standards development. The senior analyst leads a number of data governance and data quality initiatives and is a critical contributor to the Board s data governance framework. The senior analyst leads initiatives that establish enterprise data governance policies, processes, standards, and roles across a portfolio of data projects.