Data Scientist

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Oct 11, 2019
Closes
Oct 18, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The incumbent in this position is responsible for providing senior level expertise in data governance and lifecycle data management for the Department of Justice.

This position is also being announced to all U.S. Citizens and Nationals under Job Announcement Number OCIO-19-10614854-DE.
Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

  • Provide expert knowledge of data science, data management and data analytics principles and tools to apply to enterprise program level oversight.
  • Oversee data architecture design of and integration into strategic and life cycle management for the agency.
  • Collaborate and build coalitions among senior leaders within and outside of the agency.
  • Provide expert technical and administrative advisement to lead the effective implementation of organizational change related to data management practices, enterprise tools and sharable solutions.
  • Facilitate the use and adoption of best practices in data curation and management within the agency.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen or National.
  • You must successfully pass a security/background investigation and drug screening.
  • You may be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position
  • Selective Service registration is required, see the "Requirements" section for full details.
  • Additional selections may be made from this announcement, within 90 days, if additional openings occur in other organizations serviced by JMD Human Resources.


Qualifications

To qualify for the position of Data Scientist at (GS-1501-15), you must meet the basic qualification requirements listed below AND possess the required specialized experience specific to this series and grade.

If you are a current government employee on a permanent appointment in the competitive service, you will need to demonstrate 1-year (52-weeks) at the next lower grade level, to meet the time-in-grade requirements for this occupational series and grade. There may also be a positive education requirement for some occupations, please see the Education section for details. If there are licensing or certification requirements, please see the Required Documents section for details on how to verify you license or certificate.

Specialized Experience to Qualify for the GS-1501-15 level:
You must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following knowledge and skills level 1) Mastery experience and knowledge in designing, conducting, directing, interpreting complex data science, data analytics, data mining, data analysis, and data management legislation; 2) Mastery experience advising senior officials/decision makers on scientific data governance and lifecycle data management in support of the agency mission; 3) Experience collaborating with other entities/Agencies/Departments to successfully advance or achieve enterprise-level data curation, data management goals, and outcomes; and 4) Experience in exercising originality, independent judgment, and discretion in deciding recommendations of actions needed for implementation.
OR
B) Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major field of study as shown in paragraph A above, plus additional education or appropriate experience. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/general-mathematics-and-statistics-series-1501star/

*NOTE: Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

You MUST meet all qualification requirements, including Time-in-Grade, within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement, 10/17/2019.

Your resume must support your responses to the online questionnaire and the qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating. See the Required Documents section for important notes about what must be included in your resume.

Education

Basic Requirements:

A) A degree in mathematics, statistics, or actuarial science. The degree must be in a major field of study (at least at the baccalaureate level) that is appropriate for the position.
OR
B) Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major field of study as shown in paragraph A above, plus additional education or appropriate experience. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/general-mathematics-and-statistics-series-1501star/

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements, please see the statements below. Education must be reviewed and certified by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, in order for it to be creditable towards your qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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 more information about this requirement, please visit the U.S. Department of Education website for Foreign Education Evaluation .

All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.
*NOTE: Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

Additional information

The bullets below outline the various groups of applicants that fall under the term "status candidates". This vacancy is open to applicants from any of the groups listed below: Learn more at USAJOBS - What does Status Candidate mean?
  • Current & Former Federal Employees : To verify your eligibility as a current/former government employee, you'll need to submit an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) and a recent performance appraisal.
  • Career Transition Assistance Programs (CTAP & ICTAP) : For more information visit: USAJOBS Career Transition Programs
  • Preference Eligible Veterans and Certain Military Spouses: Please see USAJOBS Veterans Preference for more details.
  • Schedule A for Persons with Disabilities: Learn more at USAJOBS - Individuals with Disabilities .
Other Information:
  • Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Our policy can be found at: https://www.justice.gov/jmd/eeos/manual-and-procedures-providing-reasonable-accommodation
  • DOJ EEO Statement: The U.S. Department of Justice fosters an inclusive and diverse workforce, find our EEO statement online at: http://www.justice.gov/jmd/eeos/08-eeo-policy.pdf
  • Selective Service: If you were born male, on or 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. Additional information is found at: www.sss.gov .


How You Will Be Evaluated

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 how well you meet the qualifications described above.

Once the job opportunity announcement closes (at 11:59 pm ET on10/17/2019), a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be conducted, the information will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your eligibility for Federal employment, and then whether you are qualified for this particular position.If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible, or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.
Additionally, we will review your supporting documents and resume to determine if you are in the "Area of Consideration" for this vacancy. Government-Wide Merit Promotion vacancies may only accept applications from a limited audience, pay careful attention to the "Who May Apply" and the "Hiring Paths" information. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

BASIS OF RATING :
DOJ's Merit Promotion Procedures will be used to evaluate candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). You need not respond to the KSA's separately, but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of these competencies.
  • Data Management, Working Collaboration and Partnering, Organizational Strategic Support, IT Knowledge/Awareness


Please Note: Additional selections may be made from this announcement for up to 90 days should additional similar openings occur in this, or any other office within DOJ.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

Documentation requirements may vary from applicant to applicant based on your eligibility claims.
For example, if you are a student using education to qualify (where applicable), a transcript would be required for you, but not for applicants qualifying based on experience alone. It is your responsibility to carefully review the list of document descriptions below, to see which documents are required for your application.

Please read this entire section to ensure you are submitting a complete application!
  • Resume

All applicants must submit a detailed resume !
Your resume must contain detailed information about your past employment, education, and qualifications. You should also include unpaid work experience (volunteer work) as well, we may be able to credit you for this experience.
If you're unsure about what to include in your resume, please review the USAJOBS Resume Writing Tutorial on YouTube.
Your resume MUST include:
(1) official position title,
(2) employer name and contact information,
(3) start and end dates ( including month and year ),
(4) a detailed list of duties & accomplishments,
(5) your highest salary (or grade/step) achieved, and
(6) the number of hours worked per week (or indicate full time).
You are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder , as this will ensure you're including everything that is required.

If you are a current or former Federal employee applying for transfer, reinstatement, or reassignment:
  • You must submit your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) or equivalent agency form.
    • Do not submit a pay adjustment or an award document, these do not contain sufficient information about your appointment.
    • Your SF-50 should list the full position title, series, grade and step, organization, duty location, service computation date, effective date, and your service type and tenure status.
  • You must also submit a copy of your most recent performance evaluation or appraisal, signed, showing your final rating.
  • See USAJOBS Current & Former Employees for more information.
If you are claiming a Veterans Preference eligibility:
  • When claiming a Veteran's Preference, you must submit your last DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) form, specifically the Member #4 Copy, indicating dates and character of service and discharge type.
  • If you are a V eteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30% or more , you will need to additionally submit the SF-15 (Application for 10-point Veterans Preference) and a copy of your VA Letter stating your disability rating.
  • If you are the qualifying parent or spouse of a disabled, deceased, or deployed Veteran, and are seeking a derived preference eligibility, you must submit appropriate supporting documentation such as the Veterans DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter, and/or Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders. See Veteran Family Preference for more information.
  • For more information on each type of Veterans Preference, and the documentation required for each, see FedsHireVets .
If you are a person with a severe disability, claiming eligibility under Schedule A :
  • You must submit "proof of a disability" documentation.
    • "Proof of a disability" is a letter stating that you have an intellectual disability, severe physical disability or psychiatric disability.
    • You must get this letter from your doctor, a licensed medical professional, a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist, or any Federal, state, or local agency that issues or provides disability benefits.
  • For more information about Schedule A and verification requirements, please see OPM's Schedule A site .
If you are a displaced Federal employee claiming eligibility under CTAP or ICTAP :
  • You must submit your separation notice or agency RIF letter from your agency.
  • If you have not yet been separated, you can provide the letter of intent to separate you from the agency because of reduction-in-force.
  • See USAJOBS' Career Transition Programs for more information.
If you are a student or using education to qualify for this position:
  • You must submit a transcript, which may be unofficial, as long as it contains a full listing of courses, credit earned, grade and grade-point-average, subject area, degree(s) earned, and dates of award.
    • Your transcript must come from a nationally-accredited educational institution recognized by the Department of Education.
    • P lease do not submit electronic transcripts with documentation security protection, these may prevent our application system from accepting and processing the document.
  • If submitting a foreign transcript, you must have the transcript reviewed by an approved foreign education review organization recognized by the Department of Education. Your transcript must also be in English or have an English translation included.
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If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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