Positions available range from entry level to full performance.
Entry Level: Bachelor's degree and experience with applied quantitative research working with real world data, either through thesis research, internships, or work experience. Applicants should have demonstrated creativity, initiative, and leadership abilities.
Developmental: A Bachelor's or Master's degree and 2-5 years of work experience in a Data Science equivalent field or sub-field, working with data rich problems either through research or programs and experience with computer programming. Applicants should have demonstrated ability to successfully complete projects with large or incomplete data sets and be able to provide solutions.
Full Performance: A Master's degree, or equivalent work experience, and 5+ years experience in a field where you have applied technical methods to a substantive problem. Applicants should be an expert in their field and have demonstrated ability leading Interdisciplinary teams throughout the full course of a project's life-cycle.
Minimum Requirements: A Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale as well as initiative, creativity, integrity, technical excellence and strong interpersonal and communication skills. A self-starter attitude, the ability to work independently and in a group, demonstrated initiative, and writing/briefing skills are also required.
Preferred: Some advanced statistical or computational programming and familiarity with modern databases and distributed computing systems is strongly preferred. Programming expertise with the leading Big Data information management platforms and statistical software packages is a plus. Some domestic and overseas mobility is also preferred.
All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required.
To be considered suitable for Agency employment, 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.
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