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Data Scientist

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Nov 22, 2023

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The ABP-100 organization serves as the principal advisor to the Director of Budget and Programs on congressional appropriation issues, and as the liaison between the FAA and congressional appropriations staff for all appropriations-related issues. Manages FAA responses to congressional appropriations committee staff and coordinates/analyzes/reports congressional actions and pending actions. Prepares the Administrator for congressional hearings.

The ABP-200 organization manages Data Analysis, Systems, and Reporting by performing PC&B analysis and reporting. Prepares data formulation and performs analytics of spend plans and hiring plans within the Financial Integrated Tool (FITs). The organization prepares financial and staffing reports, conducts analytics and forecasting, and supports REGIS and SAPS Program Office by providing monthly usage and business reporting.

The ABP-300 organization reviews, priorities and reports on National Airspace System requirements, investments, reprograms, schedules and performance baselines to ensure regulatory compliance and integration with FAA and ATO goals, objectives and plans. Provide analysis and responses to inquiries from the FAA CFO, the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, the Office of Management and Budget, Congress and others.

The ABP-400 organization performs analysis of direct and reimbursable funds. Serves as liaison with FAA offices, regions, and other agencies, OST, OMB, Treasury. Prepares status of funds, Congressional and Data Act reporting.

The Data Scientist performs a mixture of routine, multiple, and varying assignments under the limited direction of a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced technical specialist. Acts as an individual contributor and/or member of a team.May perform some leadership functions for small projects/programs/teams. The Data Scientist solves mission-focused policy and administrative problems. Combines modeling, statistics, analytics, and math skills to assist staff in developing techniques to address organizational and operational problems.

Assists ABP staff in collecting data to identify business requirements and expected outcomes. Identifies and selects relevant and credible data sources to collect, integrate and mine data. Conducts mathematical and statistical analysis using programming, statistical, or computational software (e.g. R, Python, Excel, SQL) to identify, extract, filter and cleanse large data sets, and valuable data sources and automate collection processes. Assists more experienced technical staff in building statistical or simulation models to summarize and present results using data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, Power BI, and R). Communicates the overall results of a project to ABP management.

Applies experience and detailed technical knowledge applicable to his/her discipline to plan and accomplish assignments. Typical assignments may include limited system development; collecting, recording and analyzing data/information; identifying problems; performing investigation and inspection activities; and initiating compliance and enforcement actions. Demonstrates some independence in planning time and using assigned resources to accomplish assignments and small projects.

Contact are primarily internal within ABP or AFN, with some contact with external organizations to share information, provide data and/or written analyses, and discuss the statuses of assignments. In some technical areas, may have regular contact with customers and/or external organizations.


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
  • This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.



To qualify for this position, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-G, FG/GS-5-9 level. This experience is typically related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been at least equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE IS DEFINED AS: Using various business intelligence tools such as Python, R or other analytical and modeling tools.

You should include relevant examples of the specialized experience in your work history. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered.

Answer all questions to the best of your ability. DO NOT ASSUME THAT BECAUSE YOU HOLD, OR HAVE HELD THIS POSITION, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE FOUND ELIGIBLE. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you have this type of experience later in the selection process. Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification.

*Applicants who fail to demonstrate possession of any of the above criteria AND who do not provide the required documentation will receive no further consideration for this position.*

Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA.

**All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.**

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and/or selective placement factor(s) (SPF) may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) and/or Quality Ranking Factor (QRF) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: (1) score order; (2) category grouping; (3) alphabetical; or (4) priority grouping, and referred to the selecting official for selection consideration.

NATCA Multi-unit Interview Criteria: Article 42, Section 5 states: If the Agency decides to interview any qualified employee on the selection list, then all on the list who are qualified must be interviewed. If the selection list is shortened to a best qualified list through a comparative process, then the best qualified list shall be considered to be the selection list. If it is determined that interviews are required and telephone interviews are not utilized, travel expenses incidental to these interviews will be paid in accordance with the Agency's travel regulations and this Agreement.


This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).

Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.

Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: .

Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.

Basic Requirements:

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.

Foreign Education: For additional information, visit:

If you are a current or former Federal employee, and you currently hold or previously held a position classified in the 1560 occupational series, you are not required to submit a college transcript provided you upload a copy of the SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, verifying your classification in the 1560 occupational series.

Applicants, who are not currently in the 1560 occupational series in the Federal Government and fail to provide a copy of an unofficial or official transcript will not receive further consideration for this vacancy. Upon selection, if not currently employed in the 1560 occupational series, you will be required to submit an official transcript prior to appointment. If you do not have an official transcript (original, with the raised seal), you should contact your school immediately to request it.

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Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.

The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.

Leave Enhancement: FAA organizations may offer enhanced annual leave accrual to newly appointed or reappointed employees. In order to receive consideration for such a benefit, applicants' prior non-Federal service or active duty uniformed service must directly relate to the duties of the position to which appointed. Granting enhanced annual leave is at the sole discretion of the hiring organization, and granting such benefit is not an entitlement nor guaranteed to any newly hired employee.


1. This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about Core Compensation is available at: .

2. As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA section, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a human resource specialist as appropriate.

3. This announcement is also being advertised under VA #AWA-ABP-24-5498JC-87176. Please review both vacancy announcements before making an application to determine your eligibility to apply.

4. This Level 5 (Moderate Risk; Public Trust) position requires favorable adjudication of a Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) background investigation prior to appointment, unless a waiver is obtained.

This is a bargaining unit position. This position is represented by NATCA: Multi-Unit.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

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