Chief Data Officer/Director ORIP

Washington D.C.
Jun 14, 2017
Jul 17, 2017
Executive, Chief, Director
Full Time

About the Agency

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is composed of a highly motivated and diverse team dedicated to the agency's mission - to eradicate employment discrimination. Come join us and make a difference.

This position is located in the Office of Research, Information and Planning (ORIP), Office of the Chair, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC is a bi-partisan Commission whose mission is to enforce the laws prohibiting employment discrimination and promote equal opportunity in the workplace. The Chair is the head of the agency. ORIP aids the Commission in its efforts to achieve its mission and plan its goals and objectives strategically by researching, collecting and analyzing relevant information; reviewing and analyzing organizational activities; and recommending approaches and procedures to improve operations by ensuring data-driven decision-making. ORIP also supports efforts to enhance agency and employee cooperation, determines the employment information necessary for the Commission to plan and perform its functions; provides resource, technical, analytic and research support to the Commission and to the public, promotes effectiveness and efficiency; and seeks to improve Agency performance and credibility through enhanced management and organizational approaches to performance measurement, performance improvement, the work environment work processes, and re-engineering. The incumbent of this position serves as the Chief Data Officer/ORIP Director.

  • 25% or Greater
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

  • No

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must register with the Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal government as determined by background investigation
  • Qualifications include both general management skills and characteristics that are applicable to all SES positions AND technical responsibilities specific to the position. Applicants must have substantive experience which provides a good basic knowledge of the principles of organization, management and administration, and substantive specialized (operating administrative and managerial) experience in a type of work or a combination of functions directly related to this position.

    To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the five Executive Core Qualification (ECQs), the Technical Qualifications and other qualifications, if applicable.

    Executive Core Qualifications: With the exception of current and former CAREER SES and SESCDP graduates who have been QRB certified, applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. You must address each ECQ separately not to exceed 2 pages per ECQ. You are required to respond to all ECQs. Failure to do so will result in an "ineligible rating". When responding to each ECQ, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the ECQs. Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. OPM's Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications can assist you in writing an effective SES application. In particular, please note that the Challenge-Context-Action-Result Model that is recommended and very helpful when preparing your ECQ narrative responses. The Guide is available on OPM's website at:

    Applicants must utilize the Challenge-Context-Action-Result (CCAR) Model when writing Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ). Use two examples of relevant experience for each ECQ being sure your experience matches the ECQ criteria.

    Challenge -Describe a specific problem or goal.

    Context - Describe the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked, to address a particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, members of Congress,shrinking budget, low morale).

    Action - Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge.

    Result - Give specific examples of measures/outcomes that had some impact on the organization. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills.

    ECQ1 - Leading Change: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking and Vision.

    ECQ2 - Leading People: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others and Team Building.

    ECQ3 - Results Driven: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risk. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving and Technical Creditability.

    ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Technology Management and Human Capital Management.

    ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Leadership Competencies: Influencing/Negotiating, Oral Communication, Partnering and Political Savvy.

    Technical Qualifications (TQ): All applicants, including current/former CAREER SES and SESCDP QRB certified graduates, must submit written statement (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualifications. You must address each technical qualification separately. You are required to respond to all of the technical qualifications. If you fail to do so, you will be rated ineligible. TQ submissions must be limited to two pages per TQ.

    1. Extensive knowledge of laws, rules, regulations and/or procedures related to Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964; Age Discrimination in Employment Act; the Equal Pay Act; the Americans with Disabilities Act; the Rehabilitation Act; and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.

    2. Extensive knowledge of statistical analysis, analytics or labor economics and government data and performance improvement regulations.

    3. Demonstrated knowledge of leadership principles, developments, trends and general accepted practices and techniques utilized in strategic planning, administration, and organizational effectiveness.

    There are no education requirements for this position.

    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.


    -Include special assignments and non-Federal experience (e.g., details, task forces, committees, private sector, volunteer) if they are relevant to an ECQ.
    -Include awards that relate specifically to an ECQ.
    -Quantify your accomplishments.
    -Address the fundamental competencies over the course of the complete ECQ narrative.

    Each accomplishment must be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities; the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, or services you managed; program accomplishments; policy initiatives undertaken; level of contacts; the sensitivity and criticality of the issues you addressed; and the results of your actions. You should use action oriented leadership words to describe your experience and accomplishments (e.g., led the development and implementation of?..) and quantify your experience wherever possible to demonstrate your accomplishment (e.g., number of employees supervised; size of budget managed; amount of money saved, etc.)

    Public Trust - Background Investigation


    As the Chief Data Officer, the incumbent ensures that enterprise data is available, reliable, consistent, accessible, secure, and timely to support the mission and activities of the agency. The CDO has a wide variety of responsibilities, including: (1) operationalizing the Agency's mission and vision and ensuring data-driven decision-making, (2) collaborating with the Office of Field Programs Director, the Office of Federal Operations Director, Chief Information Officer, Office of General Counsel and Office of Legal Counsel; (3) reforming and modernizing data management, collection and sharing; and (4) developing data that is needed by the field for enforcement of laws; (5) developing data that is needed for internal assessment of organization functions, especially for efficiency purposes; and (6) developing data that is needed regarding employment trends,and made available for outside research, subject to confidentiality restrictions.

    The incumbent provides the full range of administrative and technical supervision to its four divisions: the Program Research and Surveys Division, the Program Planning and Analysis Division, the Strategic Planning and Management Controls Division, and the Library and Information Services Division and to the immediate Office of the Director. Additionally, the incumbent:

    -serves as a principal advisor in the areas of performance and program planning; development of procedures and reporting for survey systems, data dissemination and the conduct of in-depth analytical studies and research reports based on survey and census data, charge processing information, and other informational sources dealing with economic and social science issues relevant to the Commission's mission;

    -directs the determination of statistical information required by the Commission in planning and carrying out its functions.Manages the design, conduct and analysis of surveys of employment and industrial data and social indices.Manages the issuance of recurring employment research reports covering each major employment sector resulting from the use of statistical techniques and methods to determine meaningful relationships in, or to measure the significance of quantified employment information;

    -provides expert analytical services, including training to field offices conducting systemic investigations and serves as a statistical research source for other areas of the EEOC;

    -directs the conduct of comprehensive analyses of administrative (pre-litigation) enforcement (including Systemic) and Fair Employment Practice Agency (FEPA) data which include at minimum annual, quarterly and monthly reports to the Chair and Program Offices on the status of enforcement activity nationwide;

    -provides oversight on the development and maintenance of Commission's data management and analysis systems to ensure the reliability and validity of data and information disseminated to the public.Directs the identification of trends in the broad area of equal employment opportunity and in the Commission's administrative enforcement programs;

    -directs and coordinates with other Commission offices and the field the provision of long and short-range planning systems from which Commission decisions are made regarding operational plans, goals, resources, staffing determinations, and work load distribution which may be made on a national and office specific basis;

    -responsible for ensuring the implementation of multi-year resource and services allocation strategies, and long-range planning and development activities to ensure optimum efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the accomplishment of internal office and the Agency 's mission;

    -directs the preparation of data reports for Commission staff. Manages the design and implementation of program and organizational effectiveness studies and evidenced based program and processed based evaluations to facilitate system-wide improvements in headquarters and field offices;

    -advises the Chair on agency implementation of risk and management controls (internal controls) directed towards ensuring the absence and/or elimination of fraud, waste and/or abuse within the Commission;

    -advises the Chair on the development and implementation of the Agency's strategic planning and management program, including coordination with other Commission offices to develop and execute effective and results oriented long and short range strategic goals, objectives and activities;

    -advises the Chair on Open Government Initiatives that promote government transparency and accountability, participation and collaboration among government officials and with the public; and

    -directs the Agency's Online Computer Research Services Program which include such services as Westlaw, Lexis, Dun & Bradstreet, BNA's Labor & Employment Law Resource Center, the Daily Labor Report, Courtlink, cyberFEDS, AtoZdatabases, Accurint, etc.

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