Chief Data Officer

State of Tennessee

Nashville, TN


Position Description / Responsibilities

STS Career Opportunity

Date Posted:  11/27/2019

Position Title:  Chief Data Officer

Location:  STS – 901 5 Avenue North, Nashville, TN  37243

Hiring Manager:  JP McInnes, Deputy Chief Information Officer                                                                                                                                             

Closing Date for Posting:  12/11/2019

Job Summary:

The Chief Data Officer (CDO) is the technology executive who bears responsibility on behalf of the State of Tennessee to foster value creation by means of the organization’s data assets. The CDO reports to the Deputy Chief Information Officer and is a full-time member of the STS Executive Leadership Team.  The associated tasks include:

As such, the CDO is the senior-most technology executive with responsibility for aligning data policy and administration with relevant regulatory, legal and ethical mandates.

Primary Responsibilities:

Regulatory and Governance Accountabilities:

Management and Operational Accountabilities: 


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. A graduate degree in mathematics, data science, information science or a related field is an advantage.

Position Requirements



The State of TN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position requires a criminal background check.  Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.


Application Instructions

eady To Apply?

Only candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the position will be considered for interview.  Please submit your professional resume to the contact below. Submissions received following the closing date posted above will not be considered. Thank you.

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