Chief Data Scientist

Washington D.C.
Oct 15, 2018
Oct 15, 2018
Executive, Chief
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or National.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Top Security Clearance required.
  • Designated Drug Testing required.
  • Public Financial Disclosure Form, SF-278 required.
  • May be required to serve a two year trial period.
  • Basic Requirement for 1520, Mathematics position (You must provide a copy of your transcripts):

    A. Degree: mathematics; or the equivalent of a major that included at least 24 semester hours in mathematics.

    B. Combination of education and experience - - courses equivalent to a major in mathematics (including at least 24 semester hours in mathematics), as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

    The total course work in either A or B above must have included differential and integral calculus and, in addition, four advanced mathematics courses requiring calculus or equivalent mathematics courses as a prerequisite.

    Basic Requirement for 1530, Statistics positions (You must provide a copy of your transcripts):

    A. Degree that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements should be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements or business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing.

    B. Combination of education and experience -- courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience should have included a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.

    Basic Requirement for 1550, Computer Scientist positions (You must provide a copy of your transcripts):

    A. A bachelor's degree (or higher 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.

    Evaluation of Education: Applicants should have sufficient knowledge to understand the fundamental concepts and techniques of computer science. Courses designed to provide an instruction to computer science techniques and methodologies, to problems of system design and other specialized fields are acceptable. Course or experience in teaching elementary, business, or shop mathematics are not acceptable.

    In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, you must demonstrate in your application that you possess the specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the GS-15 level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Examples of specialized experience is listed below:

    Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes knowledge and application of mathematics, statistician, computer scientist and/or other scientific principles, methods, and techniques to perform a broad range of assignments entailing unique problems, creativity, innovative use of techniques, advance approaches, and/or new technologies (e.g., development of enterprise data architecture and analytics). Develops enterprise analytics. Researches and implements technology solutions that support internal staff data analytics. Must be able to apply multi-discipline knowledge in the planning, research, design, development, test, evaluation, integration, acquisitions, dissemination, sustainment, modification, and/or exploitation of complex systems to support the Agency's strategies and goals.

    Experience requirements are described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Scheduled Positions, Professional and Scientific Positions to include the Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) below:

    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.

    USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

    GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

    Veterans' Preference: If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty or other proof of eligibility (The member 4 copy of your DD-214, or other copies that indicate character of discharge is preferable). If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see Veteran's Information Page, USAJOBS - Veterans

    Schedule A Hiring/Appointing Authority: This is a special hiring authority under 5 CFR § 213.3102 (u) that covers applicants with cognitive developmental disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities. In order to be considered under this special hiring authority applicants need to provide proof of disability and job readiness certification. The proof of disability and job readiness certification can be provided by the following: 1) a statement or letter from a licensed physician or medical professional issued on their office letterhead; 2) statement, record or letter from a Federal government agency that issues or provides disability benefits; 3) statement, record or letter from a State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency counselor; or 4) certification from a licensed private Vocational Rehabilitation or other Counselor that issues or provides disability benefits. For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements: Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP): If you are a displaced Federal employee, you may be eligible under the ICTAP or CTAP guidelines to apply for special selection consideration. You must meet minimum qualifications, including selective factors, experience, and education requirements (if applicable), and be rated well-qualified for the position (i.e., receive a score of 85 or above based on your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire). You must provide a copy of your written notification of ICTAP or CTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form with your application or an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; or a Military Department of National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. For more information visit:

    E-Verify: NARA uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. Please visit to learn more about e-verify.

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

    You will be evaluated for this job based on your qualifications (basic requirements) as stated above and your responses to the Mandatory Technical Qualifications.


    In addition to meeting the basic requirements, you must submit a supplemental narrative (separately) addressing each MTQ below. No more than one (1) page per-MTQ is allowed; additional information will not be considered. MTQs must demonstrate the necessary level of skills, characteristics, qualities, specialized knowledge, and technical competence that would indicate successful performance in this Senior Level position. This evidence must include clear and concise examples that emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope, and complexity of assignments, program accomplishments, policy initiatives, and level of contacts.

    Each MTQ must be addressed. Applicants, who fail to provide narrative statements in the format requested will not be considered. Each narrative is limited to one (1) page with a font size no smaller than 12 points.

    MTQ 1. Experience that demonstrates the ability to research, orchestrate and implement technology solutions related to emerging and rapidly advancing technologies (e.g., "internet-of-things", information and informatics technology, data management and analysis).
    MTQ 2. Ability to build coalitions successfully with diverse stakeholders and external partners on matters related to the successful execution of agency's mission, programs and projects and effectively communicate complex technical and data analytics both orally and in writing.
    MTQ 3. Ability to educate and organize the governance and access of data and applications within an Agency to provide customer driven access to information.
    MTQ 4. Experience developing and implementing agency-wide architectures to improve data management and utilization to meet customer needs, agency requirements and federal mandates.

    Non-Competitive Consideration: You are considered a non-competitive applicant if you are a current career Senior Executive, Qualifications Review Board (QRB) certified graduate of a Senior Executive (SES) Candidate Development Program (CDP) or an individual with SES reinstatement eligibility. You may be considered non-competitively for appointment to this position if you meet the mandatory technical qualifications requirements.

    Non-competitive applicants must clearly state non-competitive employment status (current career SES, QRB certified graduate of CDP, or SES reinstatement eligible) on your resume and submit a written narrative response to the Mandatory Technical Qualification(s); not more than 1 page per each MTQ with a font size no smaller than 12 points. Proof of non-competitive eligibility is required. The agency has the option of considering you non-competitively or including you in the competitive process.

    Read more Security clearance Top Secret

    Drug test required Yes

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