The Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is searching for a new Chief Data Officer, according to a job posting on USAJobs.gov.
The OIG CDO, located in the office of Data and Analytics, is responsible for leading the long-range planning, integration, and dissemination of research and data analytics leading to actionable information and knowledge to support the OIG’s mission. This position can be filled in any of 53 VA locations around the U.S.
According to the posting, the OIG CDO will:
- Identify and integrate key issues affecting the Department of Veterans Affairs, including economic, social, technological, and administrative factors. Determine (1) what tools or dashboards should be initiated, eliminated, or curtailed; (2) allocate resources in support of specific projects; (3) the timing of initiating, eliminating, or curtailing particular tools and dashboards.
- Provide vision, leadership, and operational direction for strategic data mining and predictive analytics initiatives to deliver innovative tools in support of the OIG goals. Lead strategic planning and organization-wide training and development efforts to further data-analytics initiatives.
- Convene enterprise-wide data governance activities for the VA OIG related to data standardization, data quality, data education and culture, data analytics, and usage and presentation of data by bringing together key stakeholders from across the OIG, prioritizing issues to address, and developing and overseeing the execution of plans to modernize data.
- Provide vision, leadership, and operational direction for complex research activities involving issues related to veterans’ health, benefits, and other oversight topics.
- Lead the development of data-driven insights that inform strategic direction for the OIG. Serve as principal advisor on issues related to data management, analytics, and transparency for the VA OIG.