Chief Data Officer

Washington, D.C
Sep 25, 2021
Oct 04, 2021
Executive, Chief
Full Time


The incumbent of this position will serve as the Chief of the Judiciary Data and Analysis Office (JDAO) and will report to the Associate Director of the Department of Program Services (DPS).

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The Chief of JDAO provides the executive leadership and vision required to lead and manage an office responsible for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating essential judiciary information and statistics. This strategic leadership role will partner closely with executives and senior data users across the judiciary. The office includes approximately 65 federal staff supported by additional contractual resources. This position is responsible for the leadership and managerial oversight regarding JDAO's mission, budget, human resources, and procurement.

The incumbent will be responsible for understanding the data needs and reporting requirements as they relate to the work accomplished in the various organizational entities of the judiciary. This will require the ability to lead, build partnerships, communicate concepts at the strategic and tactical levels, and motivate and inspire the dedicated professionals that carry out the mission of the judiciary.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated executive-level knowledge and experience in the following areas: data strategy and planning; information and data sharing; information and data architecture; information and data technologies; and data engineering and administration.

The incumbent of this position will have significant experience managing budgetary, personnel, procurement, and policy matters; possess outstanding diplomacy, analytical and organizational skills; and a demonstrated record of effectively collaborating across functional lines and with internal and external stakeholders.

The duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Leading and managing the Office through three divisions including the Production and Analysis Division, the Data Governance Division, and the Data Management Division.
  • Serving as the federal judiciary's senior data executive, responsible for communicating the importance of data as an enterprise asset and meeting the needs of internal and external judiciary business users by providing data analytics, data governance, data management, data literacy, and other areas important to the strategic use of data. Responsible for envisioning data-enabled strategies and enabling business outcomes through analytics, governance, and management.
  • Providing leadership for the Enterprise Data Warehouse, data collection and processing, data quality control, statutory reporting, analytic dashboards, statistical modeling, forecasting of the judiciary's workload, and leveraging this data for data-driven decision making by internal and external leadership.
  • Serving as Chair of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AO) Data Governance Board, consisting of approximately 15 senior executives across the agency who are data owners, stewards, or stakeholders of major data programs (including areas such as caseload, human resources, finance and budget, space and facilities, etc.). This Board is responsible for the continued establishment and advancement of data governance practices, fostering and promoting a culture of data use by enabling and encouraging programs to share data to collaborate on common issues and related programs; and employing and analyzing operational data to improve program performance.
  • Serving as Chair of the Judiciary Data Working Group, consisting of judges and court unit executives that advise on the policies and processes necessary to govern data as a judiciary-wide enterprise asset.
  • Presenting information regarding data strategies, policies, and processes to committees and groups that comprise the judiciary's advisory process through written agenda items, presentation materials, and communicating clearly and effectively with the judiciary's senior leaders, agency leaders, judges, and court unit executives.
  • Serving as a member of the agency Technology Steering Group, consisting of the senior executives whose responsibilities include major areas of technology, application development, security, support services, and technology solutions. This group advises the AO Director and Executive Management Group on matters of technology strategies, priorities, budgets, and standards.

  • Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    Promotion Potential


    Conditions of Employment

  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the Administrative Office of the US Courts. In instances where non-citizens are considered for hire into temporary or any other position with non-competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO's Human Resources Office that there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification .
  • All new AO employees will be required to complete an FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
  • All new AO employees must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
  • You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment.
  • If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.
  • Relocation expenses will not be provided unless specifically authorized by the Director of the AO.

  • Qualifications

    Applicants must have demonstrated experience which shows competence in the qualifications as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which includes interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

    Specialized Experience : Applicants must have at least one yearof specialized experience equivalent to the GS-15/JSP-15/CL 31 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience for this position is defined as follows:
    • Demonstrated experience leading data strategy, governance, and analytic efforts that meet the business needs of the enterprise.
    • Demonstrated experience in building coalitions and working collaboratively with others to achieve the mission of the enterprise as it relates to data.
    Additional Assessment : Applicants who meet the specialized experience requirements also will be assessed on the following Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).

    Mandatory Technical Qualifications: The MTQ's listed below should be evident in your resume. A narrative response is not required for the MTQ's. However, your experience must demonstrate the following:
    • Demonstrated experience in managing a complex multi-level office to include integrating organizational operations with the agency's strategic plan, mission, vision, values, and objectives.
    • Demonstrated experience exercising managerial authority to set long-range goals and objectives, translating objectives into specific projects, determining program emphasis, planning for long-range staffing and organizational needs, managing organizational changes, and deciding on the full range of personnel actions affecting resource-related elements.
    • Demonstrated experience presenting and representing at high-level meetings, coordinating with all levels of staff, attending conferences both within and outside the agency to develop program and department responses, recommendations, proposals, reports, and other documents.
    • Ability to successfully meet customer expectations as evidenced by a proven track record of strong customer service orientation.
    • Ability to demonstrate consistent emphasis on equal opportunity, affirmative action, and avoidance of discrimination in employee selection, promotion, and training and other personnel activities and actions.
    This information should be evident in your resume.

    Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) : A narrative response for each of the following ECQs is MANDATORY. Exception: Applicants currently serving under a career AO Executive Service (AOES) or Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not required to submit a narrative response for the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ). Leading Change: This core qualification involves 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 & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision. Leading People: This core qualification involves 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, Team Building. Results Driven: This core qualification involves 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. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility. Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management. Building Coalitions / Communication: This core qualification involves 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: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating.


    This position des not require education to qualify.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, we will evaluate your application package, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.

    You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume and/or narrative responses, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Failure to submit the mandatory narrative responses will result in not receiving full consideration and/or rating credit. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you, withdrawing an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    For this job announcement the following documents and/or information are required:
    • Resume - Any written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications.
    • Citizenship - Include country of citizenship on resume.
    • Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) - All applicants outside of the AO must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 to verify current or former Federal employment status.
    • Veterans Preference documentation - Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214), if applicable Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (SF-15) and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying to the veteran's present receipt of compensation.

    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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