Data Scientist, GS-1560-7/9, Census-DE-AD

Suitland, Maryland
Aug 13, 2022
Aug 16, 2022
Full Time

  • Participate in planning, designing, developing, and implementing state-of-the-art data science applications, models, technologies, and guiding principles for data use and analysis.
  • Participate in activities pertaining to the exploration, acquisition, development, and implementation of data science tools and applications.
  • Assist senior specialists in presenting findings in the most relevant format, including text, graphs, charts, tables, and models.
  • Assists senior specialists in evaluating cutting-edge technological advances in products and technologies related to data and information technology sciences.
  • Maintain awareness of applicable information technology and security support policies and processes to help serve the organization's program activities.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizen.
  • Suitable for Federal employment.
  • Registered for Selective Service if applicable. (
  • You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).

If hired for this position with the Census Bureau, at its headquarters office located in Suitland, Maryland, you will be expected to temporarily telework to maximum extent while the headquarters building is being renovated. Once permitted to return to the office building, you will be expected to do so within 30 calendar days of receiving notification. At that time, you may be eligible to continue to telework or work remotely two or more days a pay period consistent with the Census Bureau's flexible telework and remote work policies and approval from your supervisor.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

This vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements. Please read the 'Who May Apply' section carefully to determine your eligibility. If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see BOC-2022-0423, Data Scientist, GS-1560-7/9, CENSUS-MP-AD .

A probationary period may be required

This position is ELIGIBLE for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).

This is a BARGAINING unit position.

Relocation expenses may be paid.


Minimum Education Requirement:

A. Degree: Mathematics, statistics, computer science, data science or field directly related to the position. The degree must be in a major field of study (at least at the baccalaureate level) that is appropriate for the position.


B. Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major field of study (30 semester hours) as shown in paragraph A above, plus additional education or appropriate experience.



Specialized Experience: For the GS-7, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service. Experience for this position include: knowledge of data science theories, principles, methods, and practices; experience using data visualization software.


1 year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement.


Specialized Experience: For the GS-9, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes providing support as a member of a team in the development, modification, and utilization of applications; data analysis and interpretation; database design and development; and troubleshooting and providing guidance on the effective use of applications, data management and visualization tools, and emerging technologies.


2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree.

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

Additional information

The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that do not fall under competitive examining procedures; however, they may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.
  • VRA (GS-11 or below)
  • VEOA ( permanent positions )
  • 30% or more disabled
  • Persons with Disabilities
  • CTAP

The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.

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