Job opening: Data Scientist
Salary: $132 368 - 172 075 per year
Published at: Jul 11 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) is looking for a highly qualified and motivated individual to serve as a Data Scientist.
This Job Opportunity Announcement (JOA) may be used to fill other Data Scientist, GS-1560-14 positions within the FRTIB in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.
The major duties of the position are:
Serves as a recognized expert and technical authority on analytical, statistical, and programming techniques necessary to collect, organize, analyze, and interpret unique and highly specialized data sets, which allows for the use and analysis of data and analytics for FRTIB decision-making.
Codes with languages such as python or R and uses SQL and other data processing and analytics tools and software to analyze data sets and uses data visualization tools such as MS Power BI, Tableau, MS Excel, and others to generate reports and develop compelling stories that convey statistical or technical information to non-technical audiences.
Leads or consults with cross-functional teams to develop data-driven solutions that address business and user challenges while providing technical direction to junior analysts and reviews work for technical and methodological accuracy.
Provides technical expertise, leadership, and support to all FRTIB offices and governance bodies such as: OTS Portfolio Working Group (OPWG), Data Team, Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), Deputy Leadership Council (DLC), Executive Leadership Council (ELC) to ensure maximum achievement of product and program objectives. Also, by providing an understanding of business processes, gather requirements, develop analysis methodologies, and coordinate ongoing iterative development of data products and analytic processes.
Identifies data that are available and relevant, including internal and external data sources, leveraging new automated data collection processes and performing all phases of the systems development life cycle required in the design, development, and implementation of features enabling data access.
Ensures compliance with all applicable laws and regulations specific to data including the Privacy Act, Foundations for Evidence-based Policymaking Act and the Federal Employees' Retirement System Act.
This job opportunity is also posted using merit promotion (MP) procedures under announcement # FRTIB-23-AS-035-12024790. Job seekers who wish to be evaluated using MP procedures must submit a separate application.
To qualify for this position applicants must meet the Basic Requirement and the Specialized Experience as described below.
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.
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.
Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one year of full-time specialized work experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the next lower level, GS- 13, in the federal government.
Specialized experience is defined as: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-13 grade level which involves experience with a defined contribution retirement plan on the operational functions, activities, or casework pertaining to one or more of the following: providing direction, interpretation, and guidance on data analysis programs to compile, analyze, and interpreting retirement plan data to provide meaningful information that supports measuring performance, identifying continuous improvements, and developing strategic initiatives.
*Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
If this position has an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position through education, you must provide your transcripts to support your educational claims. Transcripts may be unofficial copies, but they must come from an accredited college or university, and they also must include course names and the number of credit / semester hours. Click here
to search the database of accredited institutions.
Foreign Education. If you are using education completed at foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign education programs. Foreign education must be deemed equivalent to that gained at an accredited U.S. education program. For further information visit the U.S. Department of Education's website
concerning foreign qualifications.
- Address Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
Office of Planning and Risk
77 K Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
- Name: HR Operations
- Phone: 202-942-1600
- Email: [email protected]