Data Modernization Director – 124754

Contract Jackson, Mississippi
  • Location: Jackson, Mississippi
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #19128

Are you an IT Professional with expertise in data modernization projects, looking for a new opportunity? Our client, based in Mississippi, is seeking a Project Manager to provide oversight and direction to various Data Modernization efforts.


  • Provide general oversight and direction to the agency's projects.
  • Catalog and organize agency data resources with the goal of creating a public-facing agency-wide data catalog.
  • Select and implement an updated process for managing external requests for data and public records.
  • Create and implement project timelines.
  • Maintain consistent and effective communication with agency staff supporting the projects, ensuring focus on project goals and meeting deadlines.
  • Collect, organize, and leverage large amounts of data across multiple subject matters to enable more accessible utilization and analysis, utilizing data lakes, warehouses, catalogs, etc.
  • Develop a team of support staff as needed to assist in the management of data modernization projects.


  • Experience overseeing all day-to-day aspects (planning, organizing, budgeting, etc.) of multi-faceted data management and/or modernization projects.
  • Expertise in the collection, cataloging, and leveraging of large amounts of data across multiple subject matters.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with coworkers involved in the collection, management, and development of agency data resources.
  • Experience working under data and IT security national standards applicable to the management and security of protected health information.
  • Working knowledge of data management, visualization, and analysis tools.
  • Experience working with various vendors of modern data management and analysis software, systems, and applications.

Preferred/Not Required:

  • Experience working with or for entities on data and/or IT-related projects, particularly related to procurement and/or purchasing requirements.
  • Familiarity with grant reporting and management requirements.

If you possess the required skills and experience, we encourage you to apply today!

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