Data Scientist

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 21, 2020
Closes
Nov 29, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As a Data Scientist for the CIA, you will organize and interpret data to inform US decision makers, drive successful operations and shape CIA technology and resource investments. Through CIA's global mission, the Agency has access to unique and highly specialized data sets. You will work with advanced hardware, software and techniques to develop computational algorithms and statistical methods that find patterns and relationships in large volumes of data.
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Responsibilities

As a Data Scientist for the CIA, you will organize and interpret data to inform US decision makers, drive successful operations and shape CIA technology and resource investments. Through CIA's global mission, the Agency has access to unique and highly specialized data sets. You will work with advanced hardware, software and techniques to develop computational algorithms and statistical methods that find patterns and relationships in large volumes of data. Data Scientists clearly communicate their conclusions to a diverse audience and become experts through Agency-sponsored continuing education, attendance at academic and technical conferences as well as collaboration with the Intelligence Community.

For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/science-technology/data-scientist.html

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14 - GS-9, Step 3 to GS-14, Step 10.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • US citizenship required (dual national US citizens are eligible).
  • All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
  • All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview, and a comprehensive background investigation.
  • All applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.
For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/science-technology/data-scientist.html

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree preferably in a quantitative science, engineering, or social sciences field.
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
  • Experience in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) related field, such as:
    • Computer science.
    • Mathematics or Statistics.
    • Data analytics.
    • Quantitative social science.
    • Economics.
    • Engineering.
    • Physics.
    • Operations research.
  • Familiarity with three (3) key data science skills, strength in at least one (1):
    • Mathematical techniques to understand and interpret data.
    • Computational or programming techniques to create reusable and scalable solutions.
    • Interaction or visualization techniques to enable clarity in interpreting data and making decisions.
  • Experience solving problems with real world data through thesis research, internships, or work experience.
  • Demonstrated Creativity, Initiative, Integrity, and leadership abilities.
  • Ability to work in a diverse team environment and collaborate with subject matter experts.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in a quantitative field.
  • Depth of experience and current skills in at least two (2) of the key data science skills.
  • Experience in requirements analysis, deriving key needs, and working with non-technical experts.
  • Ability to successfully complete projects with large or incomplete data and provide solutions.
  • Experience presenting data-driven insights to customers and colleagues.
  • Experience applying machine learning, natural language processing, or reasoning systems.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


Education

  • Bachelor's degree preferably in a quantitative science, engineering, or social sciences field.
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale
  • Experience in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) related field, such as:
    • Computer science.
    • Mathematics or Statistics.
    • Data analytics.
    • Quantitative social science.
    • Economics.
    • Engineering.
    • Physics.
    • Operations research.


Additional information

For more information on CIA careers and correct salary rate, visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/

For more information on specific CIA Benefits, visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/benefits.html

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 of the specific position to which you are applying. To view this position's requirements, visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/science-technology/data-scientist.html

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):
  • Resume
  • Cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for one or more positions. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees
  • A writing sample, five (5) pages MAXIMUM, single spaced, technical or analytic paper that focuses on your current area of expertise or interest and is related to your interest in positions at CIA. You can excerpt longer papers


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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