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Data Governance Program Manager II

Job Category:  Information Technology
Department:  IT Executive Administration

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90017

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition ID:  11059

Salary Range:  $121,056.00 (Min.) - $140,000.00 (Mid.) - $180,000.00 (Max.)


Established in 1997, L.A. Care Health Plan is an independent public agency created by the state of California to provide health coverage to low-income Los Angeles County residents. We are the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan. Serving more than 2 million members in five health plans, we make sure our members get the right care at the right place at the right time.

Mission: L.A. Care’s mission is to provide access to quality health care for Los Angeles County's vulnerable and low-income communities and residents and to support the safety net required to achieve that purpose.

Job Summary

The Data Governance Program Manager II is a key member of the data governance program team, you will be leading and establishing a portfolio of strategic and transformational data governance  programs across the enterprise that establish alignment across the various local data domains. You will be collaborating and consulting with key stakeholders at all levels of the organization, including senior functional managers and executives to write and improve existing and new business and information policies that codify data quality, availability, and security expectations. You will work with Data Stewards to ensure the policies are made a reality through the Steward's data quality program. In addition, you will be developing and documenting policies and procedures about the governance process itself - How are priorities established and decisions made? How should resources be allocated to improve data quality? How are expected service levels monitored? Finally, you will help organize and run the Data Governance Council including agenda, facilitation, and follow up. These activities are a key lever to operationalizing L.A. Care's business transformation initiative and we are looking for a business minded, data savvy individual to help.


Work with senior leadership developing the charter, policies, processes, and procedures for carrying out data governance such as: Prioritize the focus and activities of data governance based on business impact analysis and aligned business priorities. Set data quality agreements with data domain stewards. Set service level agreements (SLA’s) with data domain stewards. Approve resource allocations. Manage issue escalation. Help prepare for and facilitate Governance Council meetings.


Work with Data Stewards to operationalize domain level data governance and stewardship: Ensure the development of domain specific business and information policies. Facilitate development of a domain specific data quality program including robust data remediation processes. Confirm traceability of data rules to information policies to business policies. Facilitate periodic audits to ensure data quality rules and governance policies are functioning as expected.


Collaborate with data stewards to educate, review performance, review policies, and manage issue escalation.


Broadcast enterprise-wide communications about data governance: education, issue awareness, data quality successes, policy.


Perform other duties as assigned. 

Duties Continued

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Health Administration
In lieu of degree, equivalent education and/or experience may be considered.

Education Preferred

Master's Degree in Finance or Computer Science


At least 6-8 years’ overall experience in either a data governance and/or data stewardship role.


At least 5+ years of proven expertise in business analysis, process analysis, and requirements elicitation.
At least 4+ years developing and writing business and/or information policies.


At least 3+ years leadership experience with large cross-functional transformation programs utilizing data management best practices.


At least 2+ years demonstrated experience with master data management, data governance, data stewardship, and/or metadata management implementations.


Previous health care or health insurance experience, especially in the area of compliance.


Hands on experience with Informatics' IDQ, MDM, and/ or data governance software suites.


Hands on development/leadership experience with NOSQL and Hadoop based database systems.


Proven ability to implement and enforce data governance policies, standards, and procedures through the creation of data quality standards, metrics, monitoring, and remediation processes.


Proven ability to work with technical and business architects, business owners, vendors, and C-level executives.


Demonstrated facilitation skills to elicit complex data issues.


Strong written and presentation skills.


Working knowledge of data: party model, logical, physical data diagrams.


Strong organization and project management skills.


Sees the big picture, but also pays attention to details.


Actively reads and researches data quality and data governance topics.

Licenses/Certifications Required

Licenses/Certifications Preferred

Certified Data Governance Professional or similar certifications related to Data Governance.

Required Training

Physical Requirements


Additional Information

Salary Range Disclaimer: The expected pay range is based on many factors such as geography, experience, education, and the market.  The range is subject to change.


L.A. Care offers a wide range of benefits including

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Retirement Plans
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Wellness Program
  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO)


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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