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Data Governance SME - 100% Remote (REF1630E)

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United States

Job Description

Company Description

Citizant is a leading provider of professional IT services to the U.S. government. We seek to address some of our country’s most pressing challenges in the areas of Agile application development, Enterprise Data Management, Enterprise Architecture, and Program Management support services – focusing on the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Treasury. We strive to hire only ethical, talented, passionate, and committed “A Players” who already align with the company’s core values: Drive, Excellence, Reputation, Responsibility, and a Better Future. No matter how large we grow, Citizant will retain its collaborative, supportive, small-company culture, where successful team effort to address external and internal customer challenges is valued above all individual contributions.

Job Description

Join our remote team as a Data Governance SME in support of DISA, where you can share inventive ways to help federal clients modernize their data practices. You will be key in developing and implementing data governance strategies, policies, and processes.

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive data governance framework, including policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Define data ownership, stewardship, and accountability within the organization.
  • Assess the relationship and overlap of new data governance controls.
  • Identify key stakeholder groups for each phase of the data life cycle.
  • Support the development and maintenance of data catalogs.
  • Establish data quality standards and monitor adherence to these standards.
  • Perform research to ensure data governance practices comply with relevant regulations and industry standards.
  • Develop Impact Assessment Reports on new and updated legislation and regulations.
  • Provide guidance and training to teams on data governance best practices and propose policy ownership.
  • Draft outreach and training materials around data governance.
  • Collaborate with the business to ensure alignment of data governance with overall business goals.


  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience in fields of data governance and data management
  • In-depth knowledge of data governance frameworks, data management principles, and regulatory requirements.
  • Experience assessing the impacts of legislation and regulatory requirement changes.
  • Experience with data quality tools and processes.
  • Strong understanding of data classification, encryption, and data protection methods.
  • Excellent communication, both written and oral, and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with data governance tools and platforms.
  • Ability to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills

Desired Skillset:

  • Experience working with the Federal Government.
  • Familiarity with cloud-based data platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google Cloud).
  • Experience working with Agile Teams utilizing Scrum.
  • Relevant certifications are a plus.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or other technical field of study

Clearance Requirements:

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must have an active SECRET clearance.

Additional Information

Citizant strives to be an employer of choice in the Washington metropolitan area. Citizant associates accept challenging and rewarding work and in return receive excellent compensation and benefits, as well as the opportunity for personal and professional development.

Citizant is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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To stand out as an applicant for the Data Governance SME role at Citizant supporting DISA, here are some key tips and insights:

  • Highlight your minimum of 5 years of experience in data governance and data management.
  • Showcase your in-depth knowledge of data governance frameworks, data management principles, and regulatory requirements.
  • Provide examples of your experience in assessing the impacts of legislation and regulatory requirement changes.
  • Demonstrate your familiarity with data quality tools and processes.
  • Emphasize your strong understanding of data classification, encryption, and data protection methods.
  • Discuss your excellent communication skills, both written and oral, along with your interpersonal skills.
  • Highlight any experience you have working with Agile Teams utilizing Scrum.
  • If you have any relevant certifications, be sure to mention them.
  • Ensure your resume reflects a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related technical field of study.
  • Remember to mention that you are a US Citizen with an active SECRET clearance.

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