Chief Data Privacy Officer (WMS3/ASD)

US Government, Employment Security Department

At the Employment Security Department (ESD)we believe in the Power to Help when people need it most. We provide our communities with inclusive workforce solutions that promote economic resilience and prosperity. We help people find jobs, provide our communities with inclusive workforce solutions and, we are now providing paid family and medical leave.


Note: This is a remote position with the possibility of occasional travel per business needs.

 We are seeking leaders who are passionate about people and have an innate talent for fostering an inclusive environment to partner with us in continuing the transformation of our agency culture, demonstrating the personal courage, perseverance, and humility to hold themselves and others accountable and empowering our workforce to live out our purpose and values of respect, trust, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
 We want to talk with individuals who lead with their heart and have a deep appreciation for others. They know how to care for people and bring their innate strengths to coach, mentor, and motivate others to be their best. Both genuine and uplifting by nature, they appreciate an environment where everyone brings their whole selves to work – creating connections, removing obstacles, leveraging differences, and inspiring and elevating creative and innovative ideas and solutions.
 We want to connect with leaders who have experience, expertise, and strengths to:

  • Model servant leadership. Partner with our Deputy Assistant Commissioner and Administrative Services Leadership team in leading and managing the division with shared vision and values, creating a culture of authenticity and transparency. Lead managers and staff in regulatory functions, training, coaching, and mentoring others to champion their own success. Evaluate complex issues and take purposeful action to meet our customers' needs.
  • Model culturally competent leadership. Develop and demonstrate appropriate, relevant, and sensitive strategies and skills to form meaningful partnerships and understand our impact within the communities we serve. Empower others to develop an anticipatory mindset where current and future business processes are designed using a diverse, equitable, and inclusive lens to support the unique needs of the customers we serve.
  • Model courageous leadership. Develop a culturally curious and appreciative workforce that employs a global mindset to understand the worldview of diverse populations. Inspire others to share and embrace diverse perspectives, challenging the status quo, and bravely seeking and leveraging feedback. Ensure self and others are accountable to creating an environment based on respect and trust where each person is heard and valued. 
  • Manage day-to-day IS operations. Oversee the IS budget, operations, business strategy, and team development. Provide guidance and direction the IS team. Collaborate with ESD partners to develop long term business management outcomes and create policy and legislation for the division. Leverage the creativity and innovation of others to deliver services, solve problems, and improve our processes.

About ESD

Here at the Employment Security Department (ESD), we believe in the Power to Help when people need it most. We provide economic security to the people of Washington every day and in every corner of the state. We help people find jobs, provide our communities with inclusive workforce solutions that promote economic resilience and prosperity, and paid family and medical leave.

The Administrative Services Division (ASD) manages much of the internal day-to-day operations of the Employment Security Department. The Division is comprised of the Facilities Unit (includes safety and emergency management), Distribution Center, Production Services, Contracts and Asset Management, and the Office of Enterprise Risk Management. The Chief Data Privacy Officer (CDPO) serves on the Division leadership team.

They are a strategic business partner contributing to ESD excellence through professional expertise and guidance within a comprehensive Enterprise Risk Management program. The CDPO manages the Office of Privacy, Records and Data Sharing(OPRDS). The CDPO manages this team and reports to the Assistant Commissioner for ASD.

        About this position

As the subject matter expert providing counsel on matters related to privacy, confidentiality, and agency data security, stewardship, and management throughout the agency. You will provide support and advise to agency’s leadership regarding planning, leading, and strategically managing a reliable and legally compliant privacy program. You will make policy and procedure decisions about privacy, data sharing, and confidentiality and have the flexibility to interpret those policies and procedures to the best advantage of the agency, in order to provide advice and consultation regarding the sharing of confidential information with outside entities.

In this role you will have central oversight and management of Public Records, Public Disclosure, and Data Sharing Team activities, such as: conducting legal, policy, and operational analyses of state and federal law related to public records requests and/or data sharing, establishing or amending delegated policies and procedures, recommending agency-wide strategic public records and data sharing program approaches. Your ability and experience mitigating, high-dollar-impact-agency-level risk when it comes to litigation matters on public records and data sharing, especially when considering the high volume of records and data sharing requests that come into the agency and the high volume of records that are released to the public in this process will have significant impact on our agencies ability to meet the needs of the people of Washington State. In addition, this position will lead the ESD Data Sharing (DS) Team. 

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