Director of Data Analytics and Insights

Washington, D.C
Jan 31, 2023
Feb 08, 2023
Executive, Director
Full Time

As the Director of Data Analytics & Insights, you will be responsible for delivering data-informed, actionable insights that support Smithsonian's digital transformation and the advancement of Smithsonian's business and organizational goals using data and analytics.

In this position, you will:
  • Oversee the development and implementation of a wide range of data-gathering efforts and comprehensive data studies that produce actionable insights to support senior-level decision-making that furthers organizational goals.
  • Streamline analytics activities across the Smithsonian by establishing best practices, processes, and evaluation frameworks; and procuring and implementing data analysis and reporting tools.
  • Provide leadership and consultation on methods and techniques to measure and achieve meaningful and useable goals.
  • Provide strategic direction of programs and special projects, ensuring that desired goals are achieved.
  • Plan, organize, direct, supervise, and manage the personnel and activities of the team.


Conditions of Employment

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • May need to complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.

Conditions of Employment


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Qualification requirements, including one year time-in-grade at the next lower grade level for promotion candidates, must be met by the closing date of the announcement. See the 'Required Documents' section for additional information.

For information on qualification requirements, see Qualification Standards Handbook for General Schedule Positions viewable on OPM Website .


Experience: You qualify for this position if you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal Service. For this position, specialized experience is defined as developing, implementing, and maintaining an organizational data analysis and reporting strategy; long- and short-term planning; and evaluating and implementing of platforms and tools.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

This position is not included in the bargaining unit.

Current or Former Political Appointees: Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. If you are currently or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Office of Human Resources. Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment:
  • Position title;
  • Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee);
  • Agency; and,
  • Beginning and ending dates of appointment.

Recruitment Incentive: Recruitment incentive(s) may be authorized for this position. However, approval for incentives are contingent upon various availability. If authorized, certain incentives will require the incumbent to sign a service agreement to remain in the Federal government for a certain time period.

Note: This statement does not imply nor guarantee an incentive will be offered and paid.

This vacancy is open to the Public under job announcement #: 23R-SB-308235-DEU-DSCOO.