Operations Research Analyst (Senior Financial Data Scientist)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 24, 2021
Closes
Nov 25, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As an Operations Research Analyst (Senior Financial Data Scientist), you will:

-Oversee and provide leadership and direction to broad financial data projects on areas related to statistical methods, programing, data product development, big data, and feature engineering.

-Provide expert consultation to OFR Staff, and when requested, FSOC and FSOC member agencies pertaining to theory and application of data science and data analytics principles. These consultations will consist of producing demonstrable results from data science and data analytics studies, activities, prototypes, and working software, but also in advising about applying data science and analytics to new parts of the enterprise.

-Build advanced models and data visualizations to display complex and massive data, including networks, sequences, and geographic information, to make conjectures based on data-driven evidence.

-Read, interpret, write, modify, and execute scripts (e.g., R, Python) on systems (e.g., those that perform tasks such as: parsing large data files from XML or JSON, automating manual tasks, and fetching/processing remote data).

-Document and communicate hypotheses/concepts/theories/proposals, statistical & programming methods, analysis, and conclusions to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



This opportunity is also open to Status Candidates under Announcement 22-DO-51. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.
Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National

  • All new hires will be required to comply with federal ethics laws. A review of financial or other interests may be conducted to determine if they create any real or apparent conflict of interests with official Treasury duties.

    Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Specialized experience for the Band 60, (GS 14): An applicant must have one year of specialized experience at or, equivalent to at least the Band 53 (GS-13) in the Federal service, directly related to the position to be filled and that has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position includes:
    - Analyzing data using statistical and mathematical techniques to evaluate program effectiveness; AND
    - Experience writing code in a statistical or computer programming language such as SAS, R or Python to aid in analysis; AND
    - Developing models, recommendations, and reports to solve problems with nationwide impact.

    Education

    Education Requirements:

    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.

    Evaluation of Education:

    The primary requirement of operations research work is competence in the rigorous methods of scientific inquiry and analysis rather than in the subject matter of the problem. Therefore, applicants should have sufficient knowledge of applied mathematics to understand and use the fundamental concepts and techniques of operations research methods of analysis. In addition, some positions may require knowledge of a specific subject area.

    Courses acceptable for qualifying for operations research positions may have been taken in departments other than Operations Research, e.g., Engineering (usually Industrial Engineering), Science, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, or Management Science.

    The following are illustrative of acceptable courses: optimization; mathematical modeling; queueing theory; engineering; physics (except descriptive or survey courses); econometrics; psychometrics; biometrics; experimental psychology; physical chemistry; industrial process analysis; managerial economics; computer science; measurement for management; mathematical models in social phenomena; and courses that involved application of operations research techniques and methodologies to problems of management, marketing, systems design, and other specialized fields; or other comparable quantitative analysis courses for which college-level mathematics or statistics is a prerequisite. Courses in theory of probability and statistics are highly desirable, but are not specified as minimum educational requirements because to do so would possibly exclude some applicants who would otherwise be well qualified.

    The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions .

    Additional information

    OTHER INFORMATION:
    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
    • We offer opportunities for telework per agency policy.
    • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    • A one year probationary period may be required.
    • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    • As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding, if you are scheduled to onboard after November 22, 2021. The bureau human resources office will provide information on how to request a legally required exception from this requirement, if applicable. You will be required to provide a copy of written documentation/proof of vaccination such as a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card prior to receiving a final job offer. If you did not receive a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or no longer have it in your possession, contact the provider from which you received your vaccine or your state health department immunization information system. If you fail to provide satisfactory proof of vaccination or to establish entitlement to an exception, you will not be eligible for employment with the agency.

    Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:
    • Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
    • Eleven paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.
    • Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.
    • A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
    • A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.
    • Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits


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