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Oct 11 2022

ODGA Director of Data Protection and Governance

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ID Job Title Job Description
5866830 ODGA Director of Data Protection and Governance

Yakshna Solutions, Inc., (YSI) is a CMMI Level 3 assessed, ISO 9001, 20000:1, 27001 certified, woman-owned small business enterprises, headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, USA. YSI provides professional IT solutions and services to business corporations and government organizations. YSI is committed to serve its business communities as a leading IT vendor providing innovative, quality, and cost-effective IT business solutions and services.


Our benefits are very competitive that include 401(k), health, dental, and vision insurance, Life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, paid time off, training, and professional development assistance. 


YSI is seeking a highly qualified ODGA Director of Data Protection and Governance. The selected candidate will be able to communicate effectively (written/verbal), possess strong interpersonal skills, be self-motivated, and be innovative in a fast-paced environment.


We are currently seeking a Director to spearhead our Data Protection and Governance Program. The Director of Data Protection and Governance will report to the Commonwealth Deputy Chief Data Officer within the Office of Data Governance and Analytics. We are a fast-growing agency focused on providing expert insight into data analytics and risk, developing team members, and effective oversight of data analytics, data security and technology risk. This is a team where you can work with great team members across the Cybersecurity, Risk Management, and Technology organizations. You will be challenged to excel with exciting and challenging opportunities daily. There is transparency and great support from management to allow team members to be effective, grow their careers and meet Commonwealth goals. Hard work and initiative are rewarded and recognized by management and colleagues alike, which promotes a culture of respect and value across the organization. Within ODGA you will be conducting meaningful work and making a difference in the lives of Virginians by promoting a data sharing culture, optimizing data protection and governance capabilities, and developing cyber

resilient programs.




Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and communicate a comprehensive enterprise-wide Data Protection & Governance program that aligns with Commonwealth values and culture, is applicable to Agency business, and scalable to account for business growth and changes to regulatory requirements across both on premises and cloud environments.
  • Drive collaboration among diverse teams to develop and implement data protection controls appropriate to the business processes.
  • Manage and/or liaison with teams developing and implementing data inventory, protection, and other governance solutions and capabilities that are clearly aligned to Commonwealth goals, technology, and business drivers.
  • Lead evaluation of new solutions and services, providing a business case and recommendations on new Data Protection solutions and technologies.
  • Facilitate the identification, classification, and assignment of roles and responsibilities for data management to include Data Owners and Data Stewards across all Agencies, and coordinate data engineering and operation roles across the Commonwealth.
  • Manage the processes and implementation of the full data lifecycle to include data inventory, classification, protection, retention, and destruction requirements Commonwealth-wide.
  • Collaborate with various stakeholders, including VITA, business product and data teams providing advice on new projects and product features, and implementation of proposed solutions and best practices.
  • Stay abreast of changing regulatory landscape and ensure compliance with applicable regulations related to data protection.


Required / Desired Sills


  • 5-7 years of experience managing projects related to the defining and assessing of Data Protection strategy, architecture and practices, and technology implementation.
  •  Experience leading technology, cybersecurity, privacy, data protection, governance and/or IT compliance teams
  • Understanding of the components of comprehensive Data Protection & Governance program, including governance, policy, organizational design, communications and training, architecture, technologies, processes, and controls
  • Understanding of Data Protection technology capabilities such as data discovery, data labeling, data inventory, CASB, Microsoft AIP, information rights management, and data loss prevention.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills to effectively build relations and interact with stakeholders all levels within the Commonwealth with proven success in building and developing strong relationships with business stakeholders.
  • Ability to lead small and large cross-functional teams effectively, managing multiple projects at a time.
  • Practical experience implementing data protection and governance programs and policies.
  •  Practical experience documenting data inventories and data protection control activities. Master communicator and active listener who understands how to navigate an audience.
  •  Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and resources with a sense of urgency.
  • Familiarity with implementing technical controls required to meet privacy and data protection requirements.
  • Practical knowledge of privacy regulations as it applies to data protection requirements
  • Experience and familiarity with cloud data security and working with public cloud solutions (AWS, Azure, Google)
  • Ability to see correlations between data, risks, and initiatives that others may not.
  • Adaptable and comfortable with ambiguity, yet eager to understand the root cause of a challenge and drive a solution.


Salary: $100-105K -Annually and Benefits




YSI 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.


Please e-mail your profile / referrals to resumes@yakshna.com

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