Chief Data and Analytics Program Officer

Washington, D.C
Oct 18, 2020
Oct 20, 2020
Executive, Chief
Full Time


The Chief Data and Analytics Program Officer (CDAO) leads an enterprise data and analytics office for the Office of Inspector General (OIG) to drive positive change for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) over 100 programs.
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The CDAO is an executive position that provides strategic vision and leadership to design and deliver modern data analytic services, data management services, and organizational performance measures. The CDAO also designs and develops modern self-service analytics tools to support a "Data At Your Fingertips" strategy for all OIG employees. OIG's multi-discipline team includes auditors, agents, attorneys, and evaluators that use advanced data analytics solutions to fight fraud, waste and abuse in HHS programs.

As Chief Data and Analytics Program Officer (CDAO) you will serve as a member of the Office of Management and Policy (OMP) senior executive team under the direction of the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) for Management and Policy.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Serve as executive lead for OIG enterprise data and analytical services.
  • Create strategy and policies for improving data quality, enhancing data management practices, integrating data delivery, and leading the governance of data management practices.
  • Ensure delivery of a full range of analytics, including ad-hoc analytics, predictive, statistical modeling and artificial intelligence (AI) to support oversight of HHS programs..
  • Direct, monitor and report on major projects and initiatives assigned by the Deputy Inspector General for Management and Policy.
  • Ensure that appropriate controls exist for analytics that serve as a source for oversight and law enforcement work performed by OIG.
  • Serve as partner across the senior executive team to help develop and execute long-range strategic plans and programs.
  • Increases the effectiveness and efficiency in managing data, analyzing the value of the data already available, and collaborating across the OIG and HHS to share data.
  • Develop and implement a data services strategy to maximize use of OIG data for internal users, including data warehouses, data sets, business intelligence tools, and staff training.
  • Build and maintain key professional networks across government, industry, and academia to promote data science and analytics innovation.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S Citizenship is required.
  • Registration with the Selective Service (if applicable).
  • Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation.
  • One year probationary period required for initial SES appointment.
  • Public Financial Disclosure is required.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing is required.


To be qualified for this position, your application must reflect experience in a managerial capacity with responsibility for providing supervisory direction to a large, geographically and intellectually diverse organization responsible for directing the development, deployment, adoption and use of analytic methods and tools which drive innovation and enterprise objectives with positive results on a national and/or international level. Successful candidates will possess significant experience in the data and analytics field and the deployment of new solutions which have led to recognized, well established professional status. This experience must demonstrate sophisticated analytical skills, superior written and oral communication skills, good judgment, and experience in building coalitions and collaborating with government and/or non-government officials. Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state, local or tribal government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations.

As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), your application must show evidence of progressively responsible executive leadership and supervisory experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Technical Qualifications (TQs) listed below.

Technical Qualifications (TQs) - Mandatory; required TQ narrative (2-page limit per TQ using font size 12 Times New Roman and 1" page margin) must clearly show that you possess the following TQs. Bulleted format is acceptable:
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience with operating enterprise level advanced analytical services, enterprise performance measures, and data management operations.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience with industry leading advanced data analytics technology that drive measurable results for large and complex national organization.

  • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) -- Mandatory; your resume (5-page limit) must clearly show that you possess the following ECQs (do not submit a separate narrative addressing the ECQs) :

    1. 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. (Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision).

    2. 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. (Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building).

    3. 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 risks. (Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility).

    4. Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. (Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management).

    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. (Competencies: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating).

    Fundamental Competencies are the foundation for success in each of the ECQs and should be evident over the course of your résumé: Interpersonal Skills; Oral Communication; Integrity/Honesty; Written Communication; Continual Learning; and Public Service Motivation.

    Additional information on the ECQs is available at

    If selected, you will be required to complete an ECQ package by drafting narratives for each of the ECQs for submission and certification by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in order to be placed in this position. If you are currently serving in a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), you will not need to draft the ECQs.


    There is no positive education requirement for this position. Please do not send transcripts.

    Additional information

    Veterans' Preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service.

    Security and Background Requirements: A background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

    E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

    Probationary Period: Persons newly selected for career appointment to the SES must have their ECQs approved by the OPM Qualifications Review Board and will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

    Recruitment Incentives: A recruitment bonus may be authorized for this position. Repayment of student loans may be offered. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be authorized subject to funds availability and the agency's determination that it would be in the best interest of the Government to authorize such payments as allowed by regulation. If relocation expense allowances are paid, you will be required to sign a one-year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the service agreement may require repayment of relocation expense allowances. A relocation incentive is not authorized.

    Mobility: Individuals selected for SES positions may be subject to reassignment across geographic, organizational, and functional lines.

    Financial Disclosure: This position is subject to public financial disclosure requirements and must be filed within 30 days of the appointment. For more information about Financial Disclosure and OGE Form 278, you may go to the Office of Government Ethics website at and select Financial Disclosure.

    Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

    Political Appointment: OPM must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years) political, Schedule A, Schedule C, or noncareer SES employees in the executive branch. 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, your résumé must reflect such appointment.

    EEO Statement: HHS is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, or other differences.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your resume, technical qualifications narrative and responses to the Assessment Questionnaire are an integral part of the process for determining your basic and specialized qualifications for the position. Responses that are not supported by your application will eliminate you from consideration. Your application will be evaluated in the following manner:
  • Applications will be evaluated for completeness. Incomplete or late packages will not receive further consideration.
  • Minimum qualifications review. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure that you meet the specialized experience, mandatory Technical Qualifications, and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) requirements. If you do not meet these requirements, you will not receive further consideration.
  • If it is determined that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position, your application package will be further evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may be invited to participate in a structured interview and undergo reference checks. Top candidates may be required to submit further written documentation of qualifications.
  • The HHS OIG Executive Resources Board will review results and make recommendations on final selection to the appointing authority. All information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. You should expect that we will verify performance, suitability, security information and take that information into account in making employment offers. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration,non-selection, and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

  • All initial appointments to an SES position are contingent on approval from OPM's Qualifications Review Board unless the selectee has successfully graduated from an OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program (CDP). An individual's initial SES career appointment becomes final only after the individual successfully completes a 1-year probationary period.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    The application method for this position is modified "Resume-Only". Your complete application package must include a resume (not to exceed 5 pages) and a separate narrative addressing the technical qualifications (not to exceed 4 pages total i.e. 2 pages per TQ). Any information in excess of specified page limitation will not be evaluated. Do not submit separate narrative to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Evidence of ECQs should be present in your resume.

    All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
    • Resume
    • Mandatory Technical Qualifications Narrative

    Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
    • Cover Letter
    • SF-50/Notification of Personnel Action showing your current or former civil service status
    • Proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification (OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program candidates (if applicable)
    • Other Supporting Documents: (Only submit if applicable to you)

    **I M P O R T A N T** We strongly encourage you to tailor your résumé specifically for this position to ensure it includes relevant examples of how you possess the specialized experience, technical qualifications, and the Executive Core Qualifications to enable reviewers to assess your eligibility and make qualitative distinctions among candidates for rating and ranking purposes.

    Do NOT include Personally Identifiable Information (PII) such as Social Security Number or Date of Birth on your résumé or any other document

    For résumé and application tips:
    • Review the OPM publication Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications .
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    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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