Data Steward

Data Steward Work Role ID: 424 (NIST: N/A) Workforce Element: Data/AI

Develops and maintains plans, policies, and processes for data management, data governance, security, quality, accessibility, use, and disposal.


Items denoted by a * are CORE KSATs for every Work Role, while other CORE KSATs vary by Work Role.

Core KSATs

KSAT ID Description KSAT
22

* Knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies.

Knowledge
108

* Knowledge of risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk).

Knowledge
1157

* Knowledge of national and international laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity.

Knowledge
1158

* Knowledge of cybersecurity principles.

Knowledge
1159

* Knowledge of cyber threats and vulnerabilities.

Knowledge
6900

* Knowledge of specific operational impacts of cybersecurity lapses.

Knowledge
6935

* Knowledge of cloud computing service models Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS).

Knowledge
6938

* Knowledge of cloud computing deployment models in private, public, and hybrid environment and the difference between on-premises and off-premises environments.

Knowledge

Additional KSATs

KSAT ID Description KSAT
28

Knowledge of data administration and data standardization policies and standards.

Knowledge
186

Skill in developing data dictionaries.

Skill
296

Knowledge of how information needs and collection requirements are translated, tracked, and prioritized across the extended enterprise.

Knowledge
400A

Implement data management standards, requirements, and specifications.

Task
400

Analyze and define data requirements and specifications.

Task
466A

Consult with customers and key stakeholders to evaluate functional requirements for AI and data applications.

Task
702

Manage the compilation, cataloging, caching, distribution, and retrieval of data.

Task
918

Ability to prepare and deliver education and awareness briefings to ensure that systems, network, and data users are aware of and adhere to systems security policies and procedures.

Ability
942

Knowledge of the organization’s core business/mission processes.

Knowledge
1034C

Knowledge of Personal Health Information (PHI) data security standards.

Knowledge
1034A

Knowledge of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data security standards.

Knowledge
5080

Assess the validity of source data and subsequent findings.

Task
5380A

Review feedback on customer satisfaction and internal service performance to foster continual improvement.

Task
5850

Assist integrated project teams to identify, curate, and manage data.

Task
5854

Collaborate with appropriate personnel to address Personal Health Information (PHI), Personally Identifiable Information (PII), and other data privacy and data resusability concerns for AI solutions.

Task
5855

Collaborate with data owners to establish data quality rules and definitions.

Task
5864

Create data catalogs and dictionaries.

Task
5865

Create metrics that characterize the usability, timeliness, completeness, and accuracy of data for multiple users to reference and use.

Task
5888

Identify and document customer requirements when on-boarding new data assets.

Task
5897

Manage compliance with data classification and handling requirements.

Task
5911

Recommend data collection, integration, and retention requirements.

Task
6060

Ability to collect, verify, and validate test data.

Ability
6650

Skill in developing machine understandable semantic ontologies.

Skill
6915A

Skill in communicating with all levels of the organization, including senior/mid-level executives, and operational-level personnel (e.g., interpersonal skills, approachability, effective listening skills, appropriate use of style and language for the audience).

Skill
7018

Knowledge of data protection standards and frameworks to prevent unauthorized access to data, and safeguard against unauthorized disclosure of data.

Knowledge
7019

Knowledge of data security roles and responsibilities.

Knowledge
7029

Knowledge of how to collect, store, and monitor data.

Knowledge
7035

Knowledge of key decision-support needs and questions to drive prioritization of data efforts.

Knowledge
7036

Knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies related to AI, data security/privacy, and use of publicly procured data for government.

Knowledge
7040

Knowledge of Personal Health Information (PHI), Personally Identifiable Information (PII), and other data privacy and data reusability considerations for AI solutions.

Knowledge
7071

Skill in labeling data to make it more discoverable and understandable.

Skill