Guidesoft Inc. dba Knowledge Services

Data Scientist/Architect

Posted Date 1 month ago(2/7/2018 4:14 PM)
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6-month contract-to-hire opportunity for Data Architect for the State of TN in Nashville, TN!


There are two roles on the team, one data scientist and one MDM that will work closely together to work enterprise-wide with all departments at SOTN to create strategy, architecture, and planning for all database activities. These folks will want to have experience in multiple environments (SQL, Oracle, Cobal etc) to have success, as all are a part of the environment at SOTN.


Knowledge Services,  established in 1994 and headquartered in Indianapolis IN, is a certified woman-owned (WBE) professional services organization with over 1500 employees located in offices throughout North America.  Founded by Julie Bielawski, CEO, Guidesoft, Inc. DBA Knowledge Services is an industry leader in Managed Service Programs (MSP), Employer of Record / Payrolling Services, National Recruitment, and Staffing Services.  We provide outstanding services to major organizations in various industries, including; IT, Healthcare, Entertainment, Media, Federal and State Governments, Public Utilities, Telecom, Manufacturing and more.


As such, Knowledge Services is committed to providing opportunities for growth – in our company, in each team member and in our relationships.  We believe titles do not define a person, but provide a framework to each person’s endless potential.  Our focus on improving our team, product and processes drive us every day.  We are guided by our four Pillars that set the foundation of who we are and how we conduct business:  Knowledge, Integrity, Innovation, and Service. 


Knowledge Services has benefit offerings to include the following!


  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D coverage
  • Pet Insurance
  • Ticket and Event discounts!
  • The above are available provided contractors meet eligibility requirements


Scope: Data anaklysis and data privacy. Working enterprise-wide with all agencies (SQL, Oracle, COBOL environments) to compile, organize, and strategize data plans. Strong emphasis on reporting and normalization across many different platforms from an architectural perspective. Sciences and Informatics background.


Summary: Under direction, is responsible for assisting the Chief Data and Informatics Officer to oversee all ongoing activities related to the development, implementation, maintenance, and adherence to the state’s policies and procedures covering privacy and access.


Distinguishing Features: An employee in this class will work closely with several lines of business to develop, define and manage the overall data privacy policy at an enterprise level and statewide. This classification reports to the Chief Data and Informatics Officer.



Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:
--Maintains current knowledge of applicable federal and state privacy laws and accreditation standards, and monitors advancements in information privacy technologies to ensure organizational adaptation and compliance.
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events:
--Performs initial and periodic information privacy risk assessments and conducts related ongoing compliance monitoring activities in coordination with the entities other compliance and operational assessment functions.
Developing Objectives and Strategies:
--Works with other C-Level executives, particularly those whose areas of concern overlap, such as the Chief Information Officer (CIO), the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), the Chief Systems Architect, the Chief Data & Informatics Officer (CDIO) and the Enterprise Security Officer.
Training and Teaching Others:
--Assists, directs, delivers, or ensures delivery of initial and privacy training and orientation to all employees, and professional staff, contractors, alliances, business associates, and other appropriate third parties in regards to data privacy.
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work:
--Works with domain leaders to review ongoing activities related to the development, implementation, maintenance or, and adherence to the state’s policies and procedures covering that privacy of, and access to state information in compliance with federal and state laws (i.e. HIPAA, FTI, PCI, SSA, FERPA, CJIS, FISMA).
--Reviews all system-related information security plans throughout the state’s network to ensure alignment between security and privacy practices, and act as a liaison to the information systems department.
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards:
--Serves as information privacy consultant for all departments and appropriate entities.
--Maintains a comprehensive and current knowledge of both department operations and privacy laws, as well as communicating details of the department’s privacy policy to staff and works closely with department legal staff.
--Collaborates with and assists the business and technology areas to develop corrective action plans for identified privacy compliance issues.
--Conducts privacy risk and impact assessments.
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings:
--Reviews all system-related information security plans throughout the organization to ensure alignment between security and privacy practices, and acts as a liaison to the information systems department.
--Ensures that data security practices – in particular, logging, monitoring and auditing practices – are not in conflict with privacy requirements.
--Monitors the status and effectiveness of privacy controls across service offerings, ensuring that privacy-related key risk indicators are effectively monitored to prevent an unacceptable impact on business objectives and reputation.
--Ensures that business process, technology teams and third-parties follow the organizations privacy program, meet privacy policy requirements and address privacy concerns.
--Develops an audit and compliance program to assure adherence to established standards.
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:
--Serves as the subject matter expert to all business domain Privacy Officers as it relates to industry data privacy controls around regulatory data.
--Liaises with the data architects, database administrators and third parties to ensure that sensitive data is stored and monitored appropriately.
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others:
--Serves as an internal advisor to the IT department and information security to interpret privacy policy related questions.
--Responds to regulatory authorities, and all necessary parties, in the event of any data breach.
--Advises senior management on the company’s privacy compliance.
--Advises on any data protection questions across the organization and support business projects and initiatives to ensure compliance.
Analyzing Data & Information
--Reviews the effectiveness of the privacy program, develops recommendations for improvements, and report on the adequacy of the program at least annually.
--Serves as a facilitator for root cause analysis and correction of operational processes.
--Analyzes the privacy and security implications of new products and services and offering guidance on ways to minimize privacy compliance risks.
--Performs regular data discovery exercises to ensure all sensitive data is identified and monitored.
Making Decisions and Solving Problems:
--Works closely with the technology teams to anticipate potential privacy problems embedded in the use of emerging technologies (e.g. cloud, artificial intelligence, machine learning).
--Interfaces and coordinates with the CISO on matters affecting data security.
Monitoring and Controlling Resources
--Oversees all matters related to personally identifiable information data protection including, policy and procedures, subject access requests, data/records retention, privacy by design, appropriate removal/disposal of data, etc.



Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree and five years of experience in information technology, information privacy laws, access, release of information, and release control technologies.

Substitution of a Specific Associate’s Degree for the Required Bachelor’s Degree: An associate’s degree in information technology, information privacy laws, access, release of information, and release control technologies.


Substitution of Experience for Education: Qualifying full-time experience in one of the following areas may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of four years in information technology, information privacy laws, access, release of information, and release control technologies.

NOTE: The appointing authority of the department in which the position is located reserves the right to alter or supersede the above minimum qualifications based on their judgment as warranted.



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