IT Program Manager (Chief Data Officer)

Washington, D.C
Jan 29, 2023
Feb 03, 2023
IT, Program Manager
Full Time

The Chief Data Officer (CDO) position is located in the Office of Digital Services and Technical Architecture (ODSTA) within the Office of Mission Support (OMS). ODSTA serves as Center of Excellence for agile systems engineering and project management, planning and managing the architecture and future directions of EPA's Information Technology infrastructure and identifies new technologies and technology support capabilities in response to Agency requirements. The Chief Data Officer serves as the primary visionary and facilitator of an Agency data strategy, identifying Agency-wide targets on data value and data use, leading culture change throughout the organization, and assisting senior leadership in resourcing to enable success.

Specific responsibilities of the position include:
  • Developing the Agency's Data Strategy and its strategic goals to provide oversight to Regional and Program offices on all data governance issues.
  • Identifying strategic infrastructure investments and infrastructure integrations to support open data and automate data quality and data management functions.
  • Coordinating with the Federal CDO Council and its subcommittees on priority, cross-cutting initiatives to leverage relationships, promote equity, and address emerging, complex environmental and human health issues.
  • Representing the Agency in high-level data management and use policy discussions to implement strategies that involve multiple agencies, stakeholders, and institutions.
  • Ensuring successful implementation of the Evidence Act and Office of Management and Budget annual action plan requirements.
  • Ensure that the Agency's technical infrastructure and data management policies and guidelines effectively serve the needs of internal and external stakeholders over the short, medium, and long term.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must submit resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).
  • You may be required to travel less than 25% of each month.

The Ethics in Government Act, P.L. 95-521 requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, OGE-278, prior to assuming the SL position, annually, and upon termination of employment.

This position is designated as High Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation. All conditions of the pre-employment security process must be met before an official letter of employment can be issued with a report for duty date.

If you are selected, you must complete a one year probationary period.

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.



To qualify for this position, you must have either:
  • IT-related experience demonstrating each of these four competencies:
  • Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail;
  • Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services;
  • Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately;
  • Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations;
  • OR a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems, or networks. For information about accreditation requirements, visit EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures .

In addition to the basic requirements above, you must meet the following requirements:

To qualify for this SL position, you need to have at least one year of full time experience equivalent to the GS-15 level defined as evaluating data governance guidance and/or policies to make improvements in an organization's strategic goals.

You will be evaluated on the mandatory Technical Qualifications listed in this announcement. See the Evaluations section of this announcement.


Additional information

Time in grade requirements do not apply to SL/ST positions.

EPA participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures .

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at EPA. Our excellence can only be fully realized by staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates are committed to advancing equity and inclusion in the Agency's workplace and mission. We encourage applications from candidates with a variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. At EPA, diversity is a vital element in bringing a balance of perspectives to bear on every challenge we face. We are committed to creating a diverse workforce because we know that the individual strengths and abilities of our employees make us a stronger organization. The more inclusive our employee base is, the greater the variety of ideas that are generated, and the more representative we are of the nation we serve. To learn more about how EPA values and supports our diverse workforce, visit Equal Opportunity Employment at EPA .