Data Governance Project Manager

Clearance Level
Project/Task Management
Arlington, Virginia

REQ#: RQ122731

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: MBI (T2)
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT. We support and secure some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. 

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by bringing your ideas and unique perspective to our culture. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you are helping us ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter.

Our work depends on a Data Governance Project Manager joining our team to support the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the United States Postal Service (USPS) activities. The location is Arlington, VA.  

Telecommuting for this position will be available, but personnel are required to live within the Greater DC area in order to be onsite at least 2 days every 2 weeks.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Managing multiple, simultaneous projects with shared resources and disparate timelines. 
  • Leading project management activities for data governance, data management and other related data projects within the Office of the Chief Data Officer (OCDO).
  • Developing business cases, requirements definition, and project plans. 
  • Appling best practices and methods to translate business objectives into functional requirements. 
  • Working with subject matter experts to translate functional requirements into technical requirements. 
  • Coordinating and managing multiple initiatives and projects simultaneously. 
  • Advising on project scope, resource, and schedule constraints. 
  • Preparing and deliver regular briefings on project status and constraints. 
  • Participating in phase, milestone, and final project reviews and document results / action items. 
  • Working with subject matter experts to identify user acceptance testing requirements; coordinate user acceptance testing and collate results.
  • Communicating project scope, resource, schedule, risks, etc. to program sponsors, business customers, and stakeholders. 
  • Serving as a point of contact for all assigned projects.


  • Degree from an accredited college or university in a technical field (engineering, mathematics,
  • statistics, computer science, or related field of study)
  • 5+ years of specialized experience conducting project tracking/support management for data management, data governance or data analytics system development projects
  • 2+ years of technical and/or project management experience in leading data governance, data management and other related data projects
  • Certification or advanced studies in project management
  • Plan, organize, and manage project activities
  • Manage multiple, simultaneous projects with shared resources and disparate timelines
  • Multi-task and effectively prioritize competing needs
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to flexibly apply and adapt project management best practices to data governance, data management and other related data projects
  • Work independently in a cross-functional environment and coordinate project activities
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with senior-level management and customers
  • Experience leading business process and business re-engineering discussions, user acceptance testing, etc.
  • Knowledge of data governance models, data quality programs, and data management practices and policies
  • Technical knowledge of metadata management tools (e.g., Collibra, Informatica, etc.)
  • Technical knowledge of data analytics methods, data processing and the use of data-warehouses and business intelligence platforms
  • Technical knowledge of cloud computing and infrastructure
  • Ability to work closely with the Data Governance Steering Committee and data stewards from other OIG components to provide policy implementation and oversight of lifecycle data management initiatives


  • Full-flex work week 
  • 401K with company match 
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career 
  • Challenging work that makes a real impact on the world around you 
  • Diverse, highly collaborative teams 

The security clearance for this program requires the selected candidate to have resided in the US for the past five years. The selected candidate cannot have left the country for longer than 90 consecutive days and no more than 180 cumulative days.  We can only accept Green Card Holders or US Citizens for this program.

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About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.