Chief Data Officer, EM-0301

  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Washington D.C., DC, USA
Full Time Executive Finance Government Information Technology Management

Job Description


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).


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.


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.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.


$227,428 to $273,400 per year