Senior Computer Scientist for Data

Alexandria, Virginia
Feb 20, 2019
Feb 20, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - Periodic travel may be required.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Designated or random drug testing may be required.
  • Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278) is required within 30 days.
  • 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.

    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 through innovations in solution architecture. 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 solution architecture and 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

    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 - 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.

    Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959 you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Please see for more information.

    Relocation expenses: Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

    Financial Disclosure: This position is covered under the Ethics in Government Act, which requires comprehensive financial disclosures from employees. The appointee will be required to file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278) within 30 days of their appointment, annually thereafter and upon termination of Federal Government employment.

    Drug Testing: Applicants selected for employment in this position may be subject to designated and/or random drug urinalysis to screen for illegal drugs.

    Veterans' Preference: Veterans' preference is not applicable to Scientific and Professional positions.

    Travel: Periodic travel may be required.

    Social Security Number: You will be required to enter your full social security number (SSN) to initially access and create an account at the website. However, only the last four (4) digits will appear in your resume. Please DO NOT put your SSN on pages within your application package.

    Privacy Act notice (PL93-579) - The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

    False Statements: If you make false statements in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or, you may be subject to fine, imprisonment or other disciplinary action.

    Signature: Before you are hired, you may be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.

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

    Applicants will be evaluated by a panel of Senior Executives to determine the degree to which they possess the mandatory Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs).

    You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience and education. Highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. The Executive Resources Board will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority.
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    Read more Security clearance Top Secret

    Drug test required Yes

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