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Title:  Chief Data Officer - Exempt

Application Deadline Date:  Open Until Filled
Req ID:  3035
Department:  Digital Services Agency

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Exempt
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  TBD Based on Qualifications

The Chief Data Officer (CDO) is the senior leader responsible for developing and governing our data and information strategy in order to drive business decisions and efficiency. The CDO develops data procedures and policies, and works closely with various Vermont State Agencies and Departments to collect, prepare, organize, protect and analyze data assets while ensuring that the State of Vermont meets industry best practices. Other duties will include leading inter-disciplinary teams, improving and streamlining data systems within the State, and driving innovation. Moreover, the CDO is the senior leader with responsibility for aligning data policy and administration with relevant regulatory, legal and ethical mandates. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in data management, leadership and information technology systems and tools. A strong background in IT, business and mathematics is advantageous.

Who May Apply

This position, Chief Data Officer (Job Requisition #3035), is open to all State employees and external applicants. This is an exempt, full-time, position. Salary will be based upon qualifications and experience. 
This position is open until filled. The State of Vermont posts vacancies for a minimum of ten business days. Positions posted as open until filled can be removed at any time after the initial ten day period. After the initial posting period, departments may begin interviewing and may close the posting without notice.
For more information about this position, please contact John Quinn at
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Required Qualifications

•    A bachelor's or master's degree in business administration, computer science, data science, information science or related field, or equivalent work experience. Academic qualification or professional training and experience in legal and regulatory areas are also desirable.
•    10 or more years of business experience, ideally in information management or IT management — recently at or near the executive level. Broad business experience internally and within the vertical industry is desired.
•    Five or more years of progressive leadership experience in leading cross-functional teams and enterprise-wide programs, operating and influencing effectively across the organization and within complex contexts.
•    Excellent business acumen and interpersonal skills; able to work across business lines at senior levels to influence and effect change to achieve common goals.
•    Demonstrated leadership; proven track record of leading complex, multidisciplinary talent teams in new endeavors and delivering solutions.
•    Proven data literacy — the ability to describe business use cases/outcomes, data sources and management concepts, and analytical approaches/options. The ability to translate among the languages used by executive, business, IT and quant stakeholders.
•    Information strategy experience; experience in strategic technology planning and execution, and policy development and maintenance.
•    Analytical skills: outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities.
•    Familiarity with business information generation and analysis methods.
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to explain digital concepts and technologies to business leaders, as well as business concepts to technologists; the ability to sell ideas and process internally at all levels, including the board and investors.
•    Proven record of effective leadership, including the ability to balance team and individual responsibilities; building teams and consensus; getting things done through others not directly under his/her supervision; working ethically and with integrity.

Additional Desired Qualifications

•    Demonstrated knowledge of state or federal business processes and resultant information needs, including risk and regulatory factors relating to information flows.
•    Demonstrated knowledge of data structure desired, but not essential; information systems/tools, and related software and data management; enterprise content management, and record-keeping policies and practices in a complex organizational environment.
•    Broad experience desired, but not essential, in multiple domain areas, such as data warehousing, business intelligence (BI), data governance, data architecture, data integration, data classification, data strategy, data quality management, data security and privacy, MDM, data standards, regulatory compliance, and enterprise architecture frameworks.
•    Strategy and management consulting experience desirable.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier