Job Details

Position: Data Director (Ref: 9324)
Location: Harrisburg, PA 17101 USA
Duration: 8 Months 16 Days - Contract
Openings: 1
Deadline: 10/18/2021
Pay Rate:Login


We are seeking a Data Director. The contractor will be required to:
• Work with program areas to identify relevant data gaps for evaluation and evidence needs.
• Examine data needs within and across programs and identify areas for integration and means of improving efficiency.
• Identify proper points of contact, roles, and responsibilities related to implementation of open data policies.
• Discuss and obtain agreements from programs on business rules for data collection and exchange.
• Help eliminate data territorialism across the program offices.
• Achieve alignment between epidemiologists, statisticians, and program areas on the data strategy.
• Identify and streamline appropriate access to the data assets.
• Develop and update data inventories with appropriate descriptive information about the datasets.
• Coordinate access to data, including defining tiered access or other restrictions that may be needed to protect against the risk of re-identification within the department or from external users.
• Identify data partners and develop policies and procedures around public health data sharing and interoperability.
• Provide input to IT management on data accessibility standards and requirements to be applied to all IT systems and procurements.
• Provide input to the IT management to identify, procure, and sustain appropriate systems and analytical tools for the department.
• Create and implement strategies for achieving cutting-edge, advanced data analytics and visualization capabilities.
• Manage the data governance process, including implementation of strategies for effective standards, practices, and procedures.
• Ensure interoperability and/or data linking of multiple health data systems is sufficient for conducting performance measurement, program evaluation or population surveillance.
• Serve as liaison to other departments to facilitate departmental data linkages.
• Serve as a primary point of contact for federal grants related to data modernization, develop, and manage budgets and work plans as required.
• Review the impact of the IT infrastructure on data accessibility and coordinate with IT management to reduce barriers that inhibit data accessibility
• Work closely with the Project Management Office to ensure the department's data strategy and integration goals are achieved utilizing lean and agile practices
• The selected contractor must demonstrate effective for leadership for data modernization, data governance, data interoperability & integration and data security.

• This position requires a high degree of skill, leadership, ability to take initiative, and dedication. In addition to the 15 years related experience, this position requires a Bachelor’s in Health Informatics, Public Health, Science, Epidemiology, Public Policy, Health Policy, Health Services Research, Health Information Sciences, Computer Science, or a closely related field and 7+ years of experience with enterprise data management
• Experience setting up an enterprise-wide data governance structure, knowledge of data lakes and data maturity models preferred.
• Familiarity and experience with programs relative to health and human services is considered helpful.

Required / Desired Skills

  • Enterprise Data Management (Required 7 Years)
  • Experience managing the Data Governance process throughout an organization (Required 7 Years)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in one of the fields listed below or a closely related field. (Required 4 Years)
  • Health Informatics, Public Health, Science, Epidemiology, Public Policy, Health Policy, Health Services Research, Health Information Sci, Comp Science (Required 4 Years)

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