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Data Scientist

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency


Location:
Springfield, Virginia
Date:
09/05/2017
2017-09-052017-10-05
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
Categories:
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Scientist
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
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Job Details

Location: Various locations

Title, PP, Series, Band

Data Scientist

Pay Band, Salary Range - Ext

Band 03   $52,329 - $129,553 

Band 04   $74,584 - $153,097 

Band 05   $103,672 - $161,900

Permanent Change in Station

PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses are authorized.

Additional Information

Band 03: Data Scientists develop and apply a variety of methods to identify, collect, process, and analyze large volumes of data to build and enhance products, processes, and systems. They select techniques and methods to conduct data mining and retrieval, and apply statistical and mathematical analyses to identify trends, solve analytical problems, optimize performance, and gather intelligence to accomplish moderately complex assignments. They visualize information using an intermediate knowledge of a moderate range of tools (e.g., Python, GIS, R), develop scripts and algorithms for current and future applications, create explanatory and predictive models, and conduct comparative analyses to address complex problems. 

* Develop and apply quantitative and qualitative analytic methods to identify, collect, process, and analyze large data sets for specified purposes 

* Develop and refine collection and analytic methods and collaborates with analysts to answer key intelligence questions 

* Identify trends, solves analytical problems, optimizes performance, and develop results through appropriate data analysis techniques (e.g., data mining and retrieval) 

* Visualize information, conducts comparative analysis, develops scripts, algorithms, or models, and develops report on results of data analysis. 

 

Band 04: Data Scientists develop and apply advanced methods to identify, collect, process, and analyze large volumes of data to build and enhance products, processes, and systems. They plan and lead efforts to conduct advanced data mining and retrieval, and apply statistical and mathematical analyses to identify trends, solve analytical problems, optimize performance, and gather intelligence to accomplish novel or complex assignments. They visualize information using an advanced knowledge of a wide range of tools (e.g., Python, GIS, R), develop sophisticated scripts and algorithms, create advanced explanatory and predictive models, and lead comparative analyses to address complex problems. 

* Apply complex statistical and mathematical analysis to identify trends, conflicts, opportunities, solve complex analytic problems, optimize data interoperability 

* Lead collaborative efforts to develop and implement new and innovative collection and analytic methods to answer emerging intelligence questions 

* Visualize information, develops complex scripts and algorithms, create explanatory and predictive models, and conduct comparative and alternative analysis to address complex military and intelligence challenges. 

 

Band 05: Data Scientists oversee and direct the development and application of advanced or innovative methods to identify, collect, process, and analyze large and complex volumes of data to build and enhance products, processes, and systems. They provide expert advice and guidance and lead efforts to conduct data mining and retrieval, and apply statistical and mathematical analyses to identify trends, solve analytical problems, optimize performance, and gather intelligence. They develop new ways to visualize information using extensive knowledge of a wide range of tools (e.g., Python, GIS, R), develop and disseminate sophisticated scripts and algorithms, create highly advanced explanatory and predictive models, and oversee comparative analyses to address complex problems. 

* Explore leading technology and methods to improve predictive modeling capabilities 

* Lead enterprise-wide initiatives to develop and refine collection and analytic methods to resolve priority intelligence challenges 

* Provide innovative solutions for highly complex data challenges; work with internal and external stakeholders to identify solutions

DCIPS Statement

This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must self-identify your eligibility in our ERecruit application.

Benefits

For more information on the array of benefits programs, please visit https://www.nga.mil/Careers/Benefits/Pages/default.aspx.

How To Apply

NGA is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. NGA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at [email protected] 

 

To apply for this position, application instructions can be found by visiting https://www.nga.mil/Careers/ApplicationProc/Pages/ApplicationProcInstructions.aspx and reading the FAQs. All announcements close at 7:59PM EST on the closing date listed. Be sure to complete and submit your application by that time in order to be considered. An incomplete application will be ineligible for consideration. ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Requirements

Qualifications Desirable

1) Education: Data Management, Data Engineering, Data Science, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Econometrics, UX/UI Design / Data Visualization, Physical Sciences; 

2) Experience: Software Coding: C++ Java, Statistics & Modelling: R, Python, Query Languages: SQL, NoSQL, Scripting: JavaScript, Python, Cloud Services Design, Algorithm Development, Data Visualization, Big Data /Data Modelling, Machine Vision & Deep Learning, Optimization.

Special Requirements

As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards. 

* US Citizenship 

* Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Comparted Information) 

* Polygraph 

* Direct Deposit 

* Two-year trial period 

* Position is subject to Drug Testing

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