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Chief Data Officer

Recruitment #21-005485-0008


This is a Management Service position that will serve at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.




Department of Human Services
Office of Modernization
311 W. Saratoga Street 
Baltimore MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The Chief Data Officer will be responsible for establishment of policy for Agency wide data management, governance, storage, access, sharing, and retrieval. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, articulation of data procedures, policy, security, anc compliance articles, cross-functional collaboration for management of data assets, and establishment of a data governance framework compliant with industry best practices. The CDO will also drive innovation and technological advancements in all aspects of data management. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record in data management, leadership, and information technology. 


Develops, communicates, implements, manages and is accountable for exercising executive level authority over the overall DHS data management strategy, including planning and managing strategies to ensure data security, integrity, and utilization in a manner that builds business value.  Works with data management experts, data warehousing, and data service providers to develop and oversee an enterprise-wide information management program. Provides expert advice to the Secretary and all units of the Department, and represents the Department on a State level and in collaboration with external partners regarding data management and the use of data resources. Collaborates with programs within the Department, the Governor’s Office, State agencies, external vendors, and other stakeholders to assess data management needs and to develop enterprise-wide solutions for the collection and utilization of data resources.


  • Bachelor's degree in data sciences, engineering,  information technology or related field.
  • Master's degree preferred. Equivalent experience will count towards qualification. 
  • 3-5 years experience in a senior-level data management and governance role.
  • Executive level management and leadership experience.
  • Strong communication  and project management skills, experience with Agile methodology preferred.
  • Valid and active data management certifications 


  • Thorough understanding of health and human services data, including handling and management of PII and PHI in compliance with HIPAA.
  • Design and implementation of organizational data strategy and framework.
  • Governance of collection, storage, management, quality, and protection of data.
  • Implementation of data privacy policies and compliance with data protection regulations
  • Thorough knowledge of relevant applications, big data solutions, and tools.
  • Ability to lead, drive, and motivate large functional teams.


Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications to be considered.  The desired and preferred qualifications will be used to further screen applicants for consideration. Please read all requirements before applying and make sure that your related experience is clearly noted on your application.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire. 



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