DIG Enterprise Data Steward

Date: May 15, 2019

Location: Everett, WA, US

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Job ID  10067  Department  District Information Governance (10000010) 
Union Classification  Non Union  Type  Full Time - Salaried  
# of Openings  Job Location  Electric Building - 4th Floor (E4)  
Closing Date  05/31/2019  Salary/Wage  $92,000.00 - $128,000.00 annually 


Job Definition

Develops, implements and maintains the data governance policies and procedures, data governance work plan and project tracking for District Information Governance (DIG). Directs and coordinates the activities of the District Data Stewards & Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in support of the District’s objectives for best practices in data cleansing, quality and validation.  Establishes data governance objectives, and in collaboration with Data Stewards and SMEs, develops business processes and improvements.  Works with Data Stewards to develop, implement, maintain and evaluate the impacts of the data governance work plan.

Distinguishing Characteristics


Essential Job Functions

Researches, writes and gains approval for data governance policies, standards and procedures.


Oversees and provides day to day coordination of Data Stewards throughout the District; ensuring best practices in data stewardship, quality, cleansing, and validation. Creates and maintains a collaborative work environment for Data Stewards. 


Works with Data Stewards on the design, implementation, and execution of business processes and process improvements; ensures Data Stewards’ represented data are in the best interest of the enterprise. 


Provides clear direction, communication and resolution for issues to business process areas.


Responsible for the development and maintenance of the data governance work plan providing accurate project tracking and progress updates; communicates identified issues and/or risks.


Works with the District Enterprise Content Manager, the Information Technology Division and the Data Stewards to identify and initiate projects and ensure data governance work efforts are in line with the overall business objectives; recommends changes to policies as necessary.


Works with training lead to ensure training materials adequately address data governance principles and standards; develops training materials as needed; ensures training is effectively delivered and evaluated.


Coordinates the work of the Data Stewardship Committee and works with managers to ensure staffing for the Committee and business engagement in necessary data stewardship initiatives.


Approve key data stewardship artifacts.


Maintains a repository of data governance principles, knowledge, technical tools, and documents.



Coordinates and facilitates Data Stewards and SMEs to ensure data quality standards are achieved for data profiling, cleansing, conversion and validation, to include:

  • Confirming target data object content and structure in enterprise systems.
  • Defining requirements for manual and automated data profiling and cleansing processes.
  • Determining data validation requirements.
  • Coordinating remediation of data quality issues.
  • Gathering data quality rules for data profiling.
  • Coordinating assessment of data profiling results and document issues and gaps.
  • Ensure business validation of loaded data is confirmed and ready for use.


Ensures business metadata (to include metadata element definitions) are gathered, validated, and documented.


Coordinates gathering of access to data and audit business requirements and implementation of processes.


Coordinates the documentation and implementation of retention requirements with staff.


Identifies data quality rules and manages efforts to enforce the rules in the system’s data entry and maintenance points, and during data movement. Establishes standards and processes for remediating data quality errors.


Ensures standards are developed for data quality rules, including domain of acceptable values, range, pattern, and validation.


Ensures data structure, including data model, formatting specifications and business rules are developed and maintained; defines data quality metrics and implements tracking methods.

Specialized Job Functions


Other Job Functions

Performs as primary contact for District data steward issues.


Liaison to District Leadership Team, District Information Governance Steering Team and other stakeholder groups for data governance strategy, implementation and evaluation.


Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

• General data governance principles.

• Techniques for researching, writing and gaining approval for data governance policies and procedures.

• Techniques for ascertaining and documenting data quality rules, profiling data to determine quality, and performing root cause analysis to understand causes of poor quality data.

• Techniques to determining ownership of business data, creating robust definitions, collaborating with Information Technology Systems to ascertain matching physical data elements.

• Collaborative systems development, processes and tools to support business effectiveness.

• Current management philosophies, theories and practices.

• Written and oral business communication techniques

• Project management theories and techniques.

• Microcomputer applications, databases and concepts.

• Research and analysis techniques.

Ability to:

• Understand District data quality goals and objectives.

• Leverage and manage cross-functional resources.

• Manage and administer complex functions, programs and projects.

• Communicate and work effectively, both orally and in writing, with various levels of the organization, outside agencies, and customers.

• Develop strategic plans for capturing and implementing best practices in the evolving field of data stewardship.

• Analyze complex information and prepare clear verbal and written reports, policies and procedures.

• Establish effective working relationships with employees.

• Learn, interpret and apply District Directives, policies and procedures.

• Use independent and discretionary judgment.

• Manage confidential information.

• Proactively and constructively deal with conflict.

• Perform analytical work.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Records or Information Sciences, Business, or a related field; OR the equivalent combination of related education and experience in data governance and data quality; and,
  • Four (4) years of progressively more responsible directly related experience in data governance and data quality.


Preferred Qualifications

Two years in a public agency.

Working Conditions

• Duties are performed in an office environment requiring the repetitive use of a computer keyboard and mouse.

• Travel to business meetings is required, including occasional travel to other offices.



Snohomish County P.U.D. #1 is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Women, Disabled and Veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

Job Segment: Database, Information Systems, Project Manager, Data Entry, Data Modeler, Technology, Administrative, Data

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