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Job Description:

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is seeking qualified candidates to fill the Data Steward position within Information and Data Governance (I&DM) in the Data, Analytics, and Performance (DAP) division. Under the Director, Enterprise Data Governance (HHS Office of Data, Analytics, and Performance) the Data Steward will perform highly advanced (senior-level) consultative services, training, research, program planning and assessments, and technical assistance work. Work involves planning, developing, and implementing functions involving the data stewardship program, data governance, enterprise metadata management, and data quality management. The Data Steward provides consultative services and technical assistance to program staff, governmental agencies, community organizations, or the general public. This position will work under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. This role requires a person with several years of recent experience working directly with data and its use to support the user community by resolving issues associated with the data throughout its life cycle. The Data Steward is responsible for understanding the business process of the Enterprise and the impacts to downstream processes and other divisions. The Data Steward understands raw data, as it is stored in the database along with the use and value of governed, and reliable data from a holistic perspective across all divisions in the agency. 

Essential Job Functions:

EJF 1: Plans, prioritizes, and performs a variety of technical, training, research, planning, policy, program assessment, and administrative activities for the enterprise data stewardship program, enterprise data governance, enterprise metadata management, and data quality management. Identifies, plans, and coordinates necessary stewardship activities for projects. Collaborates with other data stewards with managing the process of identifying Critical Data Elements (CDEs), compliance with HHS Data Standards, profiling data for analytical fitness, and data quality assessments for their assigned data assets. (25%)

EJF2: Assists management with program plans and performance assessments, development of standard operating procedures, repeatable business processes, RACIs, flow diagrams, identifying improvement opportunities, and the development of data stewardship trainings, templates and other materials. Performs other duties as assigned by management. (25%)

EJF3: Develops and maintains the artifacts and reports that support the visualization of data flows within the organization. Captures and helps define transformation requirements, quality rules, thresholds, triggers, and source system details for entry into the centralized metadata repository. Designs and implements data quality issue reporting, triaging, and resolution workflows. Works with the Enterprise Data Governance-Enterprise Information Management (EDG-EIM) team, data owners, and other data stewards to identify, define, and document metadata attributes for Critical Data Elements (CDEs). Manages standard business definitions for CDEs. (15%)

EJF4: Coordinates and implements risk and compliance activities, including internal validation of EDG-EIM mastered data and program processes. (10%)

EJF5: Completes and maintains business metadata for the assigned data assets; and recommends appropriate changes to programs' metadata management processes and procedures (10%)

EJF6: Assists management with developing data governance policies, data standards, service level agreements, and functional and non-functional data requirements that are appropriate for the agency. Participates in various Data Governance and Performance Management (DGPM) workgroups as related to developing and implementing data standards and data governance and data stewardship trainings.(10%)

EJF7: Coordinates the collection, organization, analysis, and preparation with Information Technology to capture the technical metadata and establish data lineage using the HHS Master Data Repository and Data Asset Repository. Collaborates with the technical staff and other stakeholders to document the technical rules and devise data quality issue remediation. (5%)

 Knowledge Skills Abilities:

Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws related to the program area; of public administration and management techniques; of statistical analysis processes; of research techniques; and of training techniques

Skill in identifying measures or indicators of program performance and in the use of a computer and applicable software

Strong oral and written communication skills for effectively interacting with data users, managers, and other stakeholders

Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts; to devise solutions to problems; to prepare reports; to develop, evaluate, and interpret policies and procedures; and to communicate complex and technical information in writing and verbally both clearly and concisely

Knowledge of data governance strategies, frameworks, and best practices

 Registration or Licensure Requirements: N/A

 Initial Selection Criteria:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with full-time experience with project management, organizational development, policy analysis or developing learning curriculum. Experience in providing administrative assistance to a public agency program or private sector business. Experience with developing business processes improvement measures and maintaining tracking systems for documents, tasks, and other assignments. Experience and education may be substituted for one another. 

 Additional Information: N/A

 MOS Code:

11B, 14S, OS, YN, 040, 0521, 8U000, 86MO  HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

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