Data Governance Manager

Recruitment #210111-UNCE-12


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries.

OSDH is seeking a full-time Data Governance Manager providing support to Center for Health Statistics. This is an unclassified position (PIN #34002526) in state government, located in Oklahoma City, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packageincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance [click here]. The annual salary for this position is up to $63,527.88, based on education and experience.

Position Description:  
The purpose of this position is to develop and implement an enterprise-level data governance office for the Oklahoma State Department of Health. This position will ensure that OSDH has trusted and robust data standards and processes that support demographic, clinical and financial analytics to help guide decision making and policy, and will lead the formulation of data quality related standards, policies, and procedures to ensure that the data quality is appropriately measured.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions
Duties include, but are not limited to:
•Develop, document, maintain and lead enforcement of data management policy, framework, and standards.
•Facilitate Data Use request review by leading the Data Use Review Committee.
•Develop and maintain a repository of data use agreements across all OSDH data systems;
•Develop and execute annual audits of data use agreements; Develop, document, maintain and lead enforcement of data management policy, framework and standards;
•Develop and maintain a repository of data dictionaries across all OSDH data systems;
•Develop/maintain an OSDH data governance model to include policies, roles, structure of Data Governance Committee and responsibilities of Data Stewards within service areas and programs;
•Coordinate meetings with Data Owners, Data Stewards, Developers and OMES Support staff in order to facilitate application level reviews of defined performance metrics.
•Actively monitor external trends and best practices in data governance and recommend changes to data owners, and OSDH executive staff as needed;
•Incorporate data governance into all OSDH information management activities including service-oriented architecture, security, business intelligence, IT governance, etc.;
•In conjunction with OMES-IS ensure that data integrity and quality are incorporated into standard system development and modification processes; and support data quality efforts including the definition of business rules and the resolution of quality issues impacting critical data elements.
•Support data quality efforts including the definition of business rules and the resolution of quality issues impacting critical data elements.

Other Duties
•Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
•Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Education and Experience
Requirements consist of a Bachelor's Degree or higher in Business Analytics, Statistics, Data Management, MIS, Informatics or similar degree, and at least 2 years Data Management experience.

This position has preferred qualifications: Possession of a Master’s and five years’ experience with data governance, data management, or analytics; or prior experience working with data and data governance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
2 to 4 years of experience working with data, specifically with data management.  Ability to work with Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, SharePoint and general knowledge of Data Systems.  Understanding of data governance in the cloud environment.  Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; to work with large and small groups; and be self-motivated and organized.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
This position is set in an office environment and computer based. While performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently required to stand, walk, lift, and reach. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.


If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


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