Position Title: Data Steward
Salary Group: B24
Posting Date: 5/18/2021
Posting Number: 1299
Salary Type: Monthly
Closing Date: Open Until Closed
Class Number: 0653
Salary Range: $6,800.00 - $7,500.00
Number of Positions: 1

Essential Functions

Our mission is simply stated:  ERS offers competitive benefits to enhance the lives of its members.  Each team member across the agency contributes to our ongoing success. 

We are seeking an experienced business Data Steward who has a passion for data. This role requires a person with multiple years of recent experience working directly in business side of an organization. This is not a technical role.  The Data Steward is responsible for understanding the ins and outs of the business processes of the Customer Benefits division and their impacts to downstream processes and the other divisions; understanding the raw data as it is stored in the database along with the use and value of governed, consistent, timely, and reliable data from a holistic perspective across all divisions in the agency.

Essential Functions includes, but is not limited to:

Data Governance:
  • Develops and maintains artifacts and reports that support the visualization of data flows within the organization
  • Develops data related policies, standards, service level agreements that are appropriate for the agency 
  • Assists in the development of functional and non-functional data requirements, i.e., retention, availability, performance
Enterprise Metadata Management:
  • Captures and helps define data transformation requirements, quality rules, thresholds, triggers, and source system details for entry into a metadata repository
  • Collaborates with Information Technology teams to capture the technical metadata and establish data lineage
  • Create and maintain business metadata for their assigned data stores
Data Quality Management:
  • Manages the process of identifying Critical Data Elements (CDE’s) and the overall compliance for all data stores within their area of responsibility
  • Works with the Data Governance team, data owners and other data stewards to identify, define, and document metadata attributes for critical data elements
  • Designs and implements data quality issue reporting, triage, and resolution workflows
  • Collaborates with the technical staff to document the technical rules and devise solutions to fix the source of entry of bad data and to correct bad data
Profiles data for statistical analysis and assessment of data to document the effectiveness of data quality controls and identifies improvement opportunities.

Impeccable oral and written communication skills are essential for effectively interacting with data users, managers, and other stakeholders.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Your application for employment must reflect how you meet each of the following minimum qualifications:
  1. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in mathematics, actuarial science, statistics, library science, or computer science. Each year of related experience over the required minimum may be substituted for one year (30 semester hours) of required college credit.
  2. Four (4) years of experience as a Business Data Steward.
  3. Four (4) years of recent industry experience in health/life insurance, accounting or financials.
  4. Three (3) years of experience writing SQL (Oracle, MS SQL Server).
  5. Four (4) years of experience working between business stakeholders and Information Systems Division resources.
  6. Two (2) years of experience working with a Data Quality Management, Business Glossary solutions/packages preferred (i.e. Informatica, SAS, Oracle, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications

Your application for employment should reflect how you meet the following preferred qualifications:
  1. Two (2) years of functional experience with ERP applications (i.e. PeopleSoft, Workday, etc.) is preferable but not required:
    • Human Resource Management Systems or Financial Management Systems
    • Benefits administration, payroll, health/life insurance

Other Information

PLEASE NOTE: All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment, name of employer, supervisor's name and phone number and a description of duties performed. If this information is not submitted, your application may be rejected because it is incomplete. Resumes do not take the place of this required information.

Other Information:  Work is temporarily performed remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  When it is safe to return, work will be performed in an office environment.  This position may require access to privileged, confidential, or sensitive data.  ERS will conduct either a TXDPS or FBI criminal history check on all new hires.  For more information about this policy inquiries can be made to employment@ers.texas.gov.

Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) Codes

Veterans, Reservists or Guardsmen with experience in the Military Occupational Specialty (https://hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_PlanningResearchandStatistics.pdf) along with the minimum qualifications listed above may meet the minimum requirements and are highly encouraged to apply.  Please contact Human Resources at employment@ers.texas.gov  with questions or for additional information.