Senior Computer Scientist for Data
NTIS, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, has established a Joint Venture Partnership (JVP) with the private sector to assist Federal agencies in improving mission performance through operational efficiencies and innovation in data access, interoperability, search, or use of Federal data and data services to drive business outcome. Activities conducted by joint ventures may include: (1) designing, testing, analyzing, or demonstrating the application of Federal data and data services, either alone or in combination with non-Federal data; (2) leveraging the private sector’s knowledge and expertise in managing data and data sets, including data collection by the Federal government; (3) facilitating the creation, based on Federal data or the use of Federal data in some combination with Non-Federal data, of suites of products, platforms, and services that meet the needs of businesses, innovators, government agencies, and others; or (4) otherwise enhancing data discovery and usability, data interoperability and standards, data analytics and forecasting, or data infrastructure and security. These activities support several federal priorities for the Data Economy such as Big Data, Open Data, Open Access, Cyber-Physical Systems, Smart Cities, and Internet-of-Things.
The Senior Computer Scientist for Data reports to the Director of NTIS. The required skills are highly specialized for this position in that they require data science expertise and exceptional communication and people skills. The incumbent will be engaged with leading private sector organizations, academia, and research institutions and must command an understanding of current data science issues to include open source tools, big data analytic solutions data privacy and security, and both a strategic and tactical approach for engaging with Federal agencies to affect transformation through data access and usage. It requires a highly specialized skill to plan and design innovative/secure capabilities to implement data initiatives in support of varied Federal agency mission requirements.
The incumbent will collaborate with Federal agencies and JVP’s to design the solutions needed to implement data across the organizations lifecycle as described, for example, in OMB Memorandum 13-13.
- Occasional Travel
- Periodic travel may be required.
To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess all of the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) listed and meet the basic education requirement for this position. Basic education requirement for the 1550 series: :
Bachelor's degree in computer science or bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions.
Applicants must address each of the PTQs via the on-line application process. A narrative description of 1-2 pages per PTQ is sufficient. Each response should include a brief summary of the applicant’s experience in relation to the specific PTQ and specific examples of accomplishments. Applicants should clearly show experience, knowledge and skill of the scope and quality sufficient to effectively carry out the duties of the position. You will not be considered if you fail to submit narrative statements or if you say “see resume”.
Professional and Technical Qualifications (PTQs):
PTQ 1. Demonstrated broad experience in data management, data analytics, and leading technical change by improving operations of complex and distributed systems. This includes experience with large scale data collection and dissemination efforts that have a broad impact on computing operations and promoting an agile and flexible computing infrastructure that can accommodate changes in technology as well as organizational changes.
PTQ 2. Demonstrated research experience in the application of computer science relevant to effectively translate business needs into operational systems requirements for a complex organization. This may include experience in designing original solutions to complex problems and directing new or evolving technology programs that respond to national needs.
PTQ 3. Demonstrated record of accomplishment in leading high-performance software engineering teams toward the successful attainment of challenging business system modernization goals that impact mission critical computing systems.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Applications should be submitted on-line through usajobs.gov.
This position has an education requirement. Please submit a copy of your transcripts to document that you have met the education requirement. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package, however official transcripts will be required prior to a final offer of employment. You may list degree and/or course information to satisfy the basic education requirement. Applicants who do not meet the basic education requirement will be automatically disqualified from consideration.
Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website - http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/workrecog.doc. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration. Eligibility for this position will be based upon a clear showing that the applicant has had experience of the scope and quality sufficient to effectively carry out the duties and assignments of the position. Additionally, applicants must meet the basic education requirement to be eligible for consideration for this position.
Eligibility for this position will be based upon a clear showing that the applicant has had experience of the scope and quality sufficient to effectively carry out the duties and assignments of the position. Additionally, applicants must meet the basic education requirement to be eligible for consideration for this position.