Chief Data Officer, EM-0301

Washington, D.C
Oct 23, 2021
Oct 29, 2021
Executive, Chief
Full Time


This position is located in the Chief Information Officer Organization (CIOO), Division of Information Technology (DIT) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in Washington, D.C.

FDIC Executive Managers (EM) are in the Federal competitive service and not the Senior Executive Service (SES).

Salary reflects a pay cap for this position of $273,400.

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Works, collaborates, and maintains effective relationships with senior leadership and executives across the organization to establish the vision for managing data as a business asset, and to exploit data using research and analytics to maximize the return on data assets.

Develops methods to ensure consistent application and use of analytics.

Takes authority, responsibility and accountability for maximizing the value of enterprise information assets, and of the analytics used to render insights for decision making, automated decisions and augmentation of human performance.

Fosters a data driven culture and drives the use of analytics to render insights for decision-making, at all levels within FDIC as well as augmentation of human performance.

Champions and aligns enterprise data policy with relevant regulatory, federal, and internal mandates, and ensures the Corporation has a data-stewardship approach.

Defines data and analytics strategy practices, leads the creation (and assures the ongoing relevance) of the FDIC's data and analytics strategy in collaboration with the CIO, and other senior executives. Institutes an enterprise operating model that is consistent with the capabilities and competencies required to execute the strategy.

Ensures an enterprise approach is taken in defining strategies and policies for improving data and information quality, data and information management, integration of data delivery, and promoting increased visibility and governance of the FDIC's data and information holdings to support sound decision making across the Corporation.

Establishes the governance of data and algorithms used for analysis, analytical applications and automated decision-making.
Participates in the following governance domains: business strategy and planning, management and financial reporting, enterprise architecture, IT strategy and planning, risk and compliance, and marketing strategy and planning.

Develops and communicates data and information management principles that will simplify the data and information landscape, including the sharing and reuse of data for cost optimization.
Acts as a trusted advisor, developing and maintaining effective relationships with senior leadership across the organization.

Establishes common objectives and builds momentum toward achieving measurable business value leveraging defined strategies, strategic investments, enterprise architecture principles and standards.

Uses influencing, interpersonal and negotiation skills to create synergies across the enterprise to enable cost-effective and innovative shared solutions in achievement of business goals.

Supports EEO and diversity principles by promoting a work environment free of discrimination and harassment; taking action to achieve diversity throughout the organization; and supporting activities related to corporate diversity, employee development and inclusion plans.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Registration with the Selective Service.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Employment Conditions.

Completion of Financial Disclosure may be required.

Employee may be relocated to any duty location to meet management needs.

Must be able to successfully undergo a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and obtain/maintain a Top Secret security clearance.

Individuals who start their Federal government service after November 22, 2021, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date, except in limited circumstances where the law requires an exception. See "Additional Information" section.


Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. 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. Additional qualifications information can be found here .

In order to qualify for this position, applicants must have at least one year of executive-level specialized experience in the private industry or a government agency (equivalent in the federal government to CG/GS-15 or above). Specialized experience is defined as experience in the following:
1. Leading the development of a data and analytics governance strategy;
2. Fostering a data-driven organizational culture in collaboration with stakeholders; and
3. Providing leadership and oversight on how to operationalize, govern and sustain an environment that enables all forms of business outcomes through analytics and manages data and information as a strategic asset for policy and decision making.

Applicants must have met the qualification requirements (including selective placement factors - if any) for this position within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.


There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.

Additional information

To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here .

If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary period.

If selected, you may be required to serve a supervisory/managerial probationary period.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

FDIC Executive Managers (EM) are in the Federal competitive service and not the Senior Executive Service (SES). As an EM at the FDIC, you will provide executive leadership and managerial direction over substantive activities related to planning, developing, executing, and coordinating the Corporation's programs and policies.

Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. 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 this information to the HR Office.

As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021, or before appointment or onboarding, if after November 22, 2021. In limited circumstances, exceptions to the vaccination requirement will be granted when required by law, such as in cases where an employee is entitled to a reasonable accommodation based on a disability or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Your employment offer will include instructions for submitting the requisite information and requesting an exception to the vaccination requirement. Failure to comply with the vaccination requirement will result in disciplinary action, up to and including rescinding the job offer or termination from Federal service. FDIC will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how to request a reasonable accommodation related to this requirement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume and the online assessment questionnaire will be reviewed, to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.

If you are found qualified, your resume will also be evaluated by a Subject Matter Expert. You will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. These category assignments are a measure of the degree in which your background and responses to the assessment questions match the competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs). If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected. Within these categories, candidates eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

Top ranked (Best Qualified) candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration.

The competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) you will be assessed on are listed below.
  • Skill in applying advanced principles, concepts, methods, standards and practices in order to build data, analytics and information management programs and teams across an organization.
  • Skill in problem analysis and overall cognizance of the organization's missions, goals, standards, and methods of operation necessary to capture and store all pertinent information into defined repositories.
  • Ability to apply data literacy to describe business use cases/outcomes, data sources, management concepts, and analytical approaches/options to non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to effectively drive business, culture, and technology change in a dynamic and complex operating environment, and establishing frameworks to execute programmatic operations.
  • Knowledge in leading the development and operationalizing data, analytics and information strategy, data and information management governance, and data analysis methods across the organization.
  • Ability to work across business lines at senior levels to influence and effect change to achieve common goals.
  • Skill in building collaborative working relationships with various stakeholders at all levels.
  • Skill in strategic technology planning and execution, policy development and maintenance.
  • Skill in leading major change initiatives by building support from key stakeholders and demonstrating how treating data as a strategic asset across the Corporation will further support the organization's mission. This includes the ability to develop and communicate a vision for a data and information management program that inspires and motivates staff and aligns to the business strategy.
  • Ability to supervise and manage staff and programs engaged in the functions of the position.
  • Ability to effectively manage a diverse and geographically dispersed professional staff.
  • Skill in financial/budget, federal acquisition processes and personnel and IT management.

  • You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness , National security

    Required Documents

    Failure to provide all of the required documentation as stated in this vacancy announcement, may result in an ineligible determination or may affect your consideration status. Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application.

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE: If you are claiming veterans' preference, click here .
    (Note: Veterans must submit the Member 4 copy of the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - or other copy showing the type of discharge/character of service [e.g., Honorable, Under Honorable Conditions, etc.] along with any other required documents (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, SF-15, etc.) to demonstrate veterans' preference eligibility.)

    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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