Operations Research Analyst (Data Scientist)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Oct 22, 2020
Closes
Oct 27, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

TOUGH WORK. VITAL MISSION. Challenge yourself! You have the power to help combat drug trafficking. Be a part of DEA! It's tough work, but a vital mission. Whatever your background or expertise, your work at DEA will be tremendously rewarding because it will have a daily impact on national security and the quality of life of all Americans.
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Responsibilities

Are you interested in developing and building an analytics capability and tools that drive organizational change? Are you interested in applying your expertise and skills to solve the dynamic workforce management challenges of an international, 21 st century, law enforcement organization? We are seeking a data scientist that is curious about these questions and eager to help!

The Human Resource Division at the Drug Enforcement Administration is seeking a talented and visionary data scientist to support a performance based organizational culture. This individual will oversee the building of our human capital data ecosystem, develop analytics and models to address the human capital policy and programs.

Through your efforts you will connect disparate data sets and systems. You will use these data sets to build models that address workforce challenges impacting recruitment, retention, engagement and development. As the data ecosystem continues to evolve, you will be challenged to build predictive and prescriptive models to address policy and program management challenges. Your expertise in presenting analyses and findings to executive leadership will enable educated and deliberate decision making focused on facts.

As a member of the DEA data governance board, you will influence agency data management and represent the key considerations for the storage, retrieval and use of human capital and other data sets. Within the DEA HR Division, you will join with HR leaders and subject matter experts to develop data literacy and analytics capabilities.

See yourself being part of DEA's DNA.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Background and/or Security Clearance
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Drug testing designated position
  • Successful completion of an one-year probationary period is required (unless already completed).


Qualifications

BASIC REQUIREMENTS
Degree: in operations research; or at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics. At least 3 of the 24 semester hours must have been in calculus.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

In addition to the basic education requirement, applicants must meet the specialized experience requirement listed below.

GS-14 : Must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 Federal grade level performing the following duties: structuring data in a data environment; developing predictive models to address management issues; independently developing mathematical models and computer programs to evaluate and predict the ability to support assigned projects and studies; and providing technical guidance and advisory support on projects or major phases of broad operations.

Competencies: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competencies in the following areas:

  • Data Management
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Research
  • Software Development
  • Strategic Thinking


Education

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 (http://www.ed.go v /admins/finaid/accred/ ).

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.

Additional information

Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

Recruitment and/or Relocation Incentives will only be considered and approved under conditions specified provided the agency has determined that the position is likely to be difficult to fill in the absence of an incentive and funding for such an incentive is available.

All non-DEA applicants must complete a drug use questionnaire. Applicants who are found, through investigation or personal admission, to have experimented with or used narcotics or dangerous drugs, except those medically prescribed, will not be considered for employment with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Exceptions to this policy may be made for applicants who admit to limited youthful and experimental use of marijuana. Such applicants may be considered for employment if there is no evidence of regular, confirmed usage, and the full-field background investigation and results of other steps in the process are otherwise favorable. Compliance with this policy is an essential requirement of the position.

It is highly suggested that you complete the Drug Questionnaire form when submitting your application package. However, if you do not complete and submit this form with your application package, it will not disqualify you from the application process. You will be asked to complete the Drug Questionnaire form before extended a conditional offer. Click here to access the Drug Questionnaire.

To submit your completed Drug Questionnaire please follow the instructions for uploading in the "How to Apply" section of this announcement.

Click the below links for additional information.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)

How to Claim Veterans' Preference

Military Spouse Preference

Selective Service: MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

EEO Policy Statement

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement

In accordance with 5 CFR 2635.704, applications will not be accepted in postage-paid Government envelopes.

The Drug Enforcement Administration participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify ). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.

If you experience technical issues with completing your online application, you may review online help resources or submit a ticket to the Help Desk by accessing the 'Help Center' (upper-right of your screen, next to the question mark icon).

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site .

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the occupational questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Time-in-Grade: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-14 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-13. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

Failure to provide all required documents and information requested by the closing date will result in your application not receiving full consideration.

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (months/years) of employment and duties performed.
  • Required Documents;
    • Resume
    • Transcript
  • Other supporting documents:
    • Cover Letter, optional
    • College Transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
    • Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)
    • Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)
    All current Federal employees and reinstatement eligible applicants must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action that demonstrates your eligibility for consideration, e.g., length of time you have been in your current grade; your highest grade held; your current promotion potential and proof of permanent appointment if applying based on an interchange agreement. Examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, within-grade increases and appointments - Award SF-50s will not be accepted.

    Transcripts: For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your official transcripts or an unofficial transcript of college courses which includes course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned.

    NOTE: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined in the Applying for a Federal Job guide.

    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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