Data Scientist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Feb 19, 2018
Closes
Feb 19, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Security Investigation
  • SPECIAL INFO:
    As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards.

    - U.S. Citizenship Required
    - Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information)
    - Polygraph Test Required
    - Position Subject to Drug Testing
    - Two Year Probationary Period
    - Direct Deposit Required

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
    You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.

    Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.


    NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process. Employees on term or temporary appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices. This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must self-identify your eligibility in our ERecruit application. This position is funded by the National Intelligence Program (NIP).

    MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online resumes must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement: 1. Proficiency in at least one of the following languages: Python, R, Java, as applied to programming access and manipulation of data (other languages will be considered). 2. Managed and delivered solutions to problems, to include cleaning, filtering, and transforming data, as well as enriching data, especially by way of database joins or table lookups. 3. Designed or delivered enterprise solutions enabling access to data by way of databases or dashboards. 4. Demonstrated expertise in math, statistics, and quantitative analysis. Has used analytic techniques such as classification, regression, similarity matching, clustering, co-occurrence grouping, profiling, link prediction, data reduction, and causal modelling. Has experience developing and deploying automated processes. 5. Demonstrated data visualization expertise including the use of common software tools (i.e. Tableau, matplotlib, etc.) and the use of data visualizations for exploratory data analysis. 6. Able to communicate with leadership, through reports and briefings, the results of the team's innovation - utilizing data to solve problems or close knowledge gaps. EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Science, Geographic Information Science, Informatics and Computing, Information Science, Operations Research, Statistics, or a related discipline. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of coursework in any area listed in option A plus experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work. As a rule, every 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of college work is equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals 4 years. -OR- C. Experience: Six years of experience in working with large or complex data sets, including performing data mining, running complex queries, or performing tasks in related areas of work.

    DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired: 1. Applicants are expected to be proven innovators and strategic problem solvers. 2. Applicants are expected to be focused on the implementation of the data-enabled workforce, leading a transformative environment within the Agency. Flexibility, comfort with ambiguity, and a corporate focus are essential. 3. Applicants are expected to collaborate in a high performance team environment, since knowledge sharing and innovative complex problem solving is an underpinning of the Data Corps approach. It is recommended to have at least 8 years of relevant experience, to include academia, to be considered at the Pay Band 4 level.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Applicants are NOT required to submit a cover letter. The entire cover letter cannot exceed the specified limits provided in the Cover Letter field (3,000 characters). Pages exceeding this limit will not be considered. THE COVER LETTER IS RECOMMENDED BUT IS NOT REQUIRED FOR EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION WITH THE NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY.

    APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS: Applicants will be evaluated for this job opportunity in three stages: 1. All applicants will be evaluated using the Mandatory Qualification Criteria. 2. Qualified applicants will then be evaluated by an expert or panel of experts using a combination of qualification criteria to determine the best-qualified candidates. 3. Best-qualified applicants may then be further evaluated through an interview process. Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Assignment Description, Additional Information Provided By the Selecting Official, and the Qualification Requirements; and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. This description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the performed work. Applicants are encouraged to provide any education information referenced in the announcement. If education is listed as a mandatory requirement, only degrees obtained from an institution accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Secretary, US Department of Education will be accepted. As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards. In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.) All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. NGA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applications will only be accepted online. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at recruitment@nga.mil. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

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