DATA SCIENTIST

By | September 30, 2022

Job Responsibilities : DATA SCIENTIST

Salary : $81,216 – $105,579 a year

Company : US Defense Finance and Accounting Service

Location : Remote US

Duties

  • Develop construct and perform a number of systematic data analytics projects and studies.
  • Establish projected completion dates milestone schedules methodologies or approaches resource requirements data sources and activities.
  • Identify data that should be collected and devises methods of instrumenting the agency’s systems to extract this information and transform raw data into program models and actionable business intelligence.
  • Performs hypothesis testing and evaluation; designs implements and evaluates statistical models and approaches for application in the agency’s most complex issues.
  • Builds econometric and statistical models for various problems to include: projections classification clustering pattern analysis sampling simulations etc.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship or National.
  • Background Investigation.
  • Suitable for Federal Employment.
  • Registered for Selective Service (if applicable).
  • This national security position which may require access to classified information requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.
  • Location negotiable after selection United States.
  • Salary range reflects minimum to maximum but locality pay will be determined once the selectee?s duty location is established. Please visit: OPM Salary Charts for specific salary information related to a specific location.

Qualifications

This position is being filled under the
Direct Hire Authority for Certain Personnel of the Department of Defense via delegated authority by the Office of the Secretary of Defense. We reserve the right to close this announcement early or to extend as appropriate based upon the needs of the Agency. Qualified application packages may be referred to management at various points in the selection process depending on the number and timing of applications received. Selections may be made at any point during the announcement open period..

Human Resources will determine your qualifications for each entry grade level based on your interest and the additional following criteria. Resumes for federal government positions need more detailed work descriptions and accomplishments than a typical private sector resume. Please be sure to clearly describe the full scope of your work experiences in your resume. Combinations of education and experience may also be sufficient.

This position has a positive education requirement. To qualify for this position you must meet one of the basic requirements described below:

A. Degree: Mathematics statistics computer science data science or field directly related to the position. 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 (30 semester hours) as shown in paragraph A above plus additional education or appropriate experience.

Substitution of combination of education and experience must still in conjunction minimally satisfy the DHA qualification requirement.

You may need to send proof of education or of certification to be considered for this position. Click here for more information on who must submit documentation at the time of application and what documentation is acceptable: Transcripts and Certifications.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement qualified applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade (GS-12) in the Federal service which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.

Specialized Experience is defined as: developing data models for evaluation identification collection and analysis of all data used to support projects or programs; selecting the appropriate data collection techniques for program analysis from various sources; collecting and analyzing data and displaying data for analysis to draw conclusions.

Education is not substitutable for specialized experience at this grade level.

Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g. professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual community student social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies knowledge and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience including volunteer experience.

Education

Education requirements are listed in the Qualifications section above.

Additional information

  • If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.
  • Moving expenses will not be paid.
  • Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.
  • We may use this announcement to make a temporary promotion. For some positions the temporary promotion may be made permanent without further competition.
  • This position is being filled under the Direct Hire Authority for Certain Personnel of the Department of Defense via delegated authority by the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Positions may be filled as permanent or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location. We reserve the right to close this announcement early or to extend as appropriate based upon the needs of the Agency. Qualified application packages may be referred to management at various points in the selection process depending on the number and timing of applications received. Selections may be made at any point during the announcement open period.
  • Selections are subject to restrictions resulting from the DoD Program for Stability of Civilian Employment.
  • A two year probationary or trial period may be required.
  • We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 120 days of the closing date.
  • This position is Exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Travel requirement is Seldom 1-24% of the time.
  • This position is covered by a bargaining unit.
  • Retired Civil Service Employee: Employment of retired Federal employees receiving an annuity is subject to the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) policy guidance. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25 Volume 300 at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives)
  • Employment in this position requires a background investigation which may delay your starting date. If you are selected and cannot obtain a favorable security determination within a reasonable period of time due to disclosed or undisclosed background issues the employment offer may be withdrawn. Individuals selected for this position are required to obtain and maintain a favorable security determination to occupy a sensitive position within the agency as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain eligibility to occupy a sensitive position may result in termination. For more information see the security section of Understanding Vacancy Announcements.
  • Pay for first time hires to the Federal Government will typically be set at step 1 salary range for their respective grade level.

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your responses to the online assessments completed during the application process. You will be assessed on the following competencies (Accountability Arithmetic Attention to Detail Customer Service Decision Making Flexibility Integrity/Honesty Interpersonal Skills Learning Mathematical Reasoning Reasoning Self-Management Stress Tolerance and Teamwork.)

IMPORTANT NOTE – YOU MUST FOLLOW ALL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. ERRORS OR OMISSIONS MAY AFFECT YOUR RATING.

All information included in the resume required documents and Occupational Questionnaire is subject to review and verification. HR will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. Applicants meeting the minimum requirements will be referred to management for consideration.

You can preview the Assessment Questionnaire here:https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11643600

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have – whether you’re a permanent part-time temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits however check with your agency to make sure you’re eligible under their policies.

    You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    • Resume: you are encouraged to choose only ONE method of submitting your resume. (HR will review the resume that the system date stamps as the latest one received and this may not be the resume which best reflects your qualifications for the job and may result in an ineligible rating.) You may submit your resume by: attaching in your USAJOBS account; uploading in your Application Manager account; OR faxing.
    • Complete Assessment Questionnaire
    • Other Supporting Documents
    • If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments submit documentation to support your request including the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form found here.

    The following supporting documents are
    ONLY required if applicable to your personal qualifications or status. They must be received by the closing date of the announcement or at the time of application if applying to an announcement with an extended closing date.

    • Transcripts and/or Certifications: You must submit documentation if you are substituting education for experience. Many applicants must also submit documentation for proof of meeting the basic education requirement. For additional information on acceptable documents click here Transcripts and Certifications. You must also document your education and/or certifications in your resume. To be creditable education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
    • 10-Point Veterans’ Preference: You MUST submit a signed SF-15 Application for 10-Point Veterans’ Preference plus the proof as required by the SF-15. Click here for a copy of the SF-15.
      5-Point Veterans’ Preference: You MUST submit a copy of your DD-214 which includes Character of Service (usually Member-4 copy). If you are currently active duty you may submit written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. The certification should also include when your terminal leave will begin your rank and dates of active duty service.ICTAP Eligibles: A copy of the RIF separation notice and SF-50 if available.
    • Cover Letter: You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume. Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or determine eligibility for preference.

    WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by 11:59 PM (EST) on the 09/30/2022 or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete log into your USAJOBS account select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered uploaded or faxed is received legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

    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.

  • How to Apply

    To apply for this position you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents below.
    Click ‘Apply Online’ to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.

    • To begin the application process click the Apply Online button.
    • Answer the questions presented in the application and attach all necessary supporting documentation.
    • Click the Submit Application button prior to 11:59 PM (ET) on the announcement closing date.
    • After submitting an online application you will be notified whether or not you are required to take additional online assessments through the USA Hire Competency Based Assessment system. This message will be delivered to you both on screen and via email notification.
    • If you are asked to take the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments you will be presented with a unique URL to access the USA Hire system. Access to USA Hire is granted through your USAJOBS login credentials. Be sure to review all instructions prior to beginning your USA Hire Assessments. Note set aside at least 3 hours to take these assessments; however most applicants complete the assessments in less time. If you need to stop the assessments and continue at a later time you can re-use the URL sent to you via email and also found on the Additional Application Information page that can be located in the application record in your USAJOBS account.

    To update your application including supporting documentation at any time during the announcement open period by return to your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login). There you will find a record of your application the application status and an option to Update Application. This option will no longer be available once the announcement has closed.

    To verify the status of your application both during and after the announcement open period log into your USAJOBS account: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login. All of your applications will appear on the Welcome page. The application record in your USAJOBS account provides an Additional Application Information page that provides information regarding the documentation you submitted and any correspondence we have sent related to this application. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    Agency contact information

    HR Customer Care Center

    Phone

    (317) 212-0454

    Email

    dfas.indianapolis-in.zh.mbx.dfasmeritcc@mail.mil

    Address

    DFAS – DIR/SITE SUPPORT OFFICE – CLEVELAND

    1240 E. 9th Street

    Cleveland OH 44199

    US

    Next steps

    If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position you will be emailed instructions on how to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments system. These additional online assessments must be completed within 48 hours following the close of this announcement unless you have requested Reasonable Accommodation for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Your results will be kept on record for one year when applying for future jobs that require the same USA Hire Competency Based Assessments.

    After completion of the occupational questionnaire your resume will be used to assess your qualifications for the job. If you’re found qualified your application will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. A tentative job offer will be made to selectees. Those selected will be subject to a suitability/security background investigation. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps has been completed.

    All information included in the resume and Occupational Questionnaire is subject to review and verification. HR will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation a determination is made that you have misrepresented your qualifications and/or experience you may lose consideration for this position and if you’re already an employee you may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including removal from Federal service.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume: you are encouraged to choose only ONE method of submitting your resume. (HR will review the resume that the system date stamps as the latest one received and this may not be the resume which best reflects your qualifications for the job and may result in an ineligible rating.) You may submit your resume by: attaching in your USAJOBS account; uploading in your Application Manager account; OR faxing.
  • Complete Assessment Questionnaire
  • Other Supporting Documents
  • If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments submit documentation to support your request including the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form found here.

The following supporting documents are
ONLY required if applicable to your personal qualifications or status. They must be received by the closing date of the announcement or at the time of application if applying to an announcement with an extended closing date.

  • Transcripts and/or Certifications: You must submit documentation if you are substituting education for experience. Many applicants must also submit documentation for proof of meeting the basic education requirement. For additional information on acceptable documents click here Transcripts and Certifications. You must also document your education and/or certifications in your resume. To be creditable education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • 10-Point Veterans’ Preference: You MUST submit a signed SF-15 Application for 10-Point Veterans’ Preference plus the proof as required by the SF-15. Click here for a copy of the SF-15.
    5-Point Veterans’ Preference: You MUST submit a copy of your DD-214 which includes Character of Service (usually Member-4 copy). If you are currently active duty you may submit written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. The certification should also include when your terminal leave will begin your rank and dates of active duty service.ICTAP Eligibles: A copy of the RIF separation notice and SF-50 if available.
  • Cover Letter: You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume. Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or determine eligibility for preference.

WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by 11:59 PM (EST) on the 09/30/2022 or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete log into your USAJOBS account select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered uploaded or faxed is received legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

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.

Help

This job is open to

  • The public

    U.S. Citizens Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

All US citizens.

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