USDA Seeks Branch Chief of the Data Governance Branch

Original Job Opening Posted on

The Department of Agriculture is searching for a Supervisory Data Scientist (Branch Chief), according to a job posting on

This position is in the Office of Planning, Analysis and Risk Management (OPARM) within the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The position functions as the branch chief in the Data Governance Branch (DGB) and is primarily tasked with coordinating data governance and data management efforts to improve data quality and transparency, enhancing data management practices, integrating data delivery, and leading the governance of data management practices.

According to the posting, duties for the Supervisory Data Scientist include:

  • Directs the development and interpretation of policies, procedures, and strategies governing the quality, integrity, and interoperability of data throughout the FSIS.
  • Manages a FSIS enterprise-wide data governance framework with a focus on data quality, data sharing, adoption requirements and protection of FSIS data through data governance policies, standards, principles, governance metrics and processes.
  • Directs the development and implementation of standards, directives, procedures, and guideline that support the documentation and implementation of data governance across the diverse FSIS functional areas.
  • Partners with the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) to ensure proper systems and methods are used for data collection and governance. Assigns DGB staff to collaborate with OCIO on data governance contracts.
  • Sets priorities for FSIS to ensure successful delivery and execution of data sets to alignment with FSIS and management goals and objectives.
  • Oversees the development, communication strategy, and roll out of employee-based training regarding compliance with data governance and information management policies.
  • Directs the development and maintenance of the FSIS enterprise data business glossary, data dictionary, data lineage and data catalog.
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Job Opening Details

Job Opening Date: 07/03/2024
Job Closing Date: 07/11/2024
Salary Range: $122,198 - $158,860 per year
Pay Scale/Grade: GS 14
Telework Eligible: Not applicable, this is a remote position.
Applications Open To: Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL), Open to the public

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