Data Architect


Washington, DC, USA Remote


US$111.5-176.3k (annually)

Information Technology / Logical analysis

Apr 19


The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is an unprecedented effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and respond to the public health, education, and economic crisis caused by the pandemic. It includes measures to deliver immediate relief to American families, fund a national vaccination program, provide aid for small businesses struggling to keep their doors open, cut child poverty in half, reopen schools, and help parents get back to work. American Rescue Plan funds will allow AmeriCorps to:

  • Create new national service opportunities
  • Provide additional benefits for members and volunteers
  • Support nonprofits working in underserved communities

The incumbent will:

  • Support the goals defined by the CDO for data management.
  • Assist with creating agency baselines for transformation efforts and standardization across key IT areas.
  • Assist with coordination of vendors to support documenting the agency data landscape and to be roadmap.
  • Assist with drafting, developing, and reviewing policies, best practices, and enterprise standards.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to help others to improve their skills and improve data literacy.
  • Collaborate with IT domains to support the goals of the Office of the CDO and improve the availably of trust data for decision making and insights.
  • Develop enterprise best practices, methods, and standards for the management of data.
  • Create the conceptual architecture and data solution design for projects (conceptual model, integration model, sourcing) in alignment with the portfolio and enterprise data strategy.
  • Translate enterprise or business needs into long-term information architecture patterns and solutions.
  • Provides governance oversight to ensure project adherence to information architecture strategy, principles, standards, policies, and procedures throughout all project phases.
  • Display knowledge/understanding of reference models to articulate business information requirements.
  • Provide expert data modeling and data validation services that produce flexible, extensible data structure design solutions that support effective business decisions.
  • Create and manage an array of data design deliverables including data models, data diagrams, data flows and corresponding metadata.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of various strategic data architecture initiatives around master data management, data quality, data management policies/standards, data governance, and metadata management.
  • Collaborate with other architectural disciplines to influence information architecture direction, technical and data design decisions.
  • Identify and recommend appropriate data sources to be used in solution development and delivery.
  • Educate other practitioners on the value of enterprise data management and supports adoption of best practices.



Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen A 2-year probationary period is required for new Federal employees and supervisors. Merit Promotion and internal applicants must submit a SF-50 to verify Status and grade Must be telework ready. If selected for the position, you must sign an employment agreement prior to onboarding that details the remote working conditions/expectations. See the ADDITIONAL INFORMATION section for more details regarding this position's FULL-TIME REMOTE status. Satisfactory completion of a background investigation. A financial disclosure may be required for this position. Dates of employment, including beginning and end dates in the following format: month/day/year, must be included on resume.


Applicants must have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to at least the upper range of the NY-03 pay band, which would be at or equivalent to, the GS-13 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience includes: 1) modeling processes and data using architecture discipline and industry modeling standards; 2)conducting analyses to ensure architecture supports metadata management, financial auditability, and/or process reengineering; 3) developing, validating, publishing, maintaining logical & physical data models and 4) utilizing data management tools, including enterprise repository tools, data modeling tools, data quality tools, data mapping tools, and data profiling tools.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps VISTA) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Such experience must be clearly documented in the applicant's resume.

Additional information

This American Rescue Plan (ARP) term appointment will not exceed September 30, 2024.

Remote Status: This position is eligible for full-time remote work based on the duties of the position. If selected, employees must sign a remote work agreement prior to onboarding that details remote working conditions and expectations for the position. As agency remote work policies are finalized and/or evolve, there may be additional guidance and requirements for the position. After hire, employees must follow the requirements in the agency's change of duty station policy when changing duty stations. Some remote positions may require the employee's worksite to be within a specified geographic area to fulfill positions needs.

Additional Selections: Additional selections may be made from this announcement or for similar positions across AmeriCorps. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with interested selecting official(s) at AmeriCorps.

Term Employment: As a Term employee, you will not be covered be the agency's Interchange Agreement with the Office of Personnel Management, which allows for noncompetitive transfer from AmeriCorps to other agencies in the competitive service of the federal government.

COVID-19: Vaccination against COVID-19 is not currently required for employment at AmeriCorps, but is encouraged to promote workplace health and safety. If you receive an official job offer and onboard, you will be contacted after onboarding regarding any requests for information related to your COVID-19 vaccination status.

Military Selective Service Act: If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

Veteran's Preference: If you are claiming 5-point or 10-point veteran's preference, you must submit documentation described below in "Required Documents."

Special Employment Consideration: Persons with disabilities, disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the Armed Forces, VISTA volunteers, some Peace Corps employees and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for noncompetitive appointment. If you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these noncompetitive appointments, applicable documentation that supports your eligibility must be submitted with your application package.

Ethics Requirement: Our Agency is committed to the highest ethical standards and, as an employee you will be covered by the criminal conflict of interest statutes (18 U.S.C. 201-209) and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (5 C.F.R. part 2635). Additionally, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) or Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278e) within 30 days of your appointment date and on an annual basis thereafter.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Problem Solving
  • Software Engineering
  • Technical Competence
  • Technical Credibility

Important Note: Your resume must support your answers to the job specific questions. High self-assessment on the Occupational Questionnaire that is not supported by the information in your resume or supporting documents can/will result in elimination from further consideration. If you do not answer all of the job specific questions you will not be considered. Incomplete applications (resume and required supporting documents) will be considered ineligible.

Qualified applicants will be placed in one of the following three categories:

1 - Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements as described in the Qualifications section of this announcement.

2 - Well Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.

3 - Best Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates high level proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.

NOTE: Status candidates will be considered under the provisions of the agency's Human Resources system which allows for:

1) Non-competitive referral of lateral candidates; and

2) The separation of status and non-status applicants for referral purposes.

Status candidates will be referred on one selection list only, i.e., either merit promotion or non-competitive. Non-status candidates who are eligible for Noncompetitive referral, e.g. Peace Corps, VRA, etc., will be referred under Noncompetitive procedures only. For Noncompetitive categories, See "Special Employment Consideration" below under "Other Information."

Required Documents

  • Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional);
  • Unofficial transcript (if qualifying based on education):
  • Veterans' Preference Documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, and SF-15 if claiming 10-point preference; DD-214 if claiming 5-point preference), if applicable;
  • For Merit Promotion Eligibility: SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (must indicate tenure and position occupied), if applicable;
  • Documentation supporting eligibility for Non-Competitive appointment, e.g., Schedule A (severely disabled), eligible veterans (VRA or 30-percent or more disabled), VISTA, Peace Corps, etc., if applicable

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire, which is available to preview here, along with submitting the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 05/03/2022.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the Agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

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 Sharnece Holmes






250 E Street SW

Office of Information Technology

Washington, DC 20525


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