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    Duties

    Summary

    The Directorate of Digital Innovation (DDI) is at the forefront of defining the future of digital expertise within the CIA. DDI focuses on developing the workforce with cutting-edge skills, investing in IT infrastructure, and modernizing the way the Agency does business. DDI officers help accelerate the integration of innovative methods and tools to enhance the CIA's cyber and digital capabilities on a global scale and ultimately help safeguard our nation. Learn more about the Directorate of Digital Innovation at https://www.cia.gov/offices-of-cia/digital-innovation/

    As a Data Scientist for the CIA, you will organize and interpret data to inform US decision makers, drive successful operations and shape CIA technology and resource investments. Through CIA's global mission, the Agency has access to unique and highly specialized data sets. You will work with advanced hardware, software and techniques to develop computational algorithms and statistical methods that find patterns and relationships in large volumes of data. Data Scientists clearly communicate their conclusions to a diverse audience and become experts through Agency-sponsored continuing education, attendance at academic and technical conferences as well as collaboration with the Intelligence Community.

    For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/science-technology/data-scientist.html

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    Responsibilities

    KEY REQUIREMENTS

    • US citizenship required (dual national US citizens are eligible).
    • All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
    • All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview, and a comprehensive background investigation.
    • All 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.
    For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/science-technology/data-scientist.html

    MAJOR DUTIES

    For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/science-technology/data-scientist.html

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional Travel to/from various locations within the Washington Metropolitan Area may be required.

    Supervisory status

    No

  • Job family (Series)

    0356 Data Transcriber

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

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    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree.
    • Experience in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) related field, such as:
      • Computational social science.
      • Computer science.
      • Data analytics.
      • Economics.
      • Engineering.
      • Geospatial analysis.
      • Mathematics.
      • Operations research.
      • Quantitative finance.
      • Statistics.
    • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Experience with real world data through thesis research, internships, or work experience.
    • Creativity.
    • Initiative.
    • Integrity.
    • Leadership abilities.
    • Problem solving skills.
    • Ability to work in a diverse team environment.
    Desired Qualifications:
    • Advanced degree in a data science equivalent field or sub-field.
    • Experience working with data rich problems through research or programs.
    • Experience with computer programming or user experience/user interface.
    • Ability to successfully complete projects with large or incomplete data and provide solutions.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/science-technology/data-scientist.html

    Education

    • Bachelor's degree.
    • Experience in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) related field, such as:
      • Computational social science.
      • Computer science.
      • Data analytics.
      • Economics.
      • Engineering.
      • Geospatial analysis.
      • Mathematics.
      • Operations research.
      • Quantitative finance.
      • Statistics.
    • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

    Additional information

    For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/science-technology/data-scientist.html

    Every career at the CIA is a rewarding one. In addition to serving your country with the certainty that your work makes a difference, the CIA offers a comprehensive benefits package to reflect the dedication and contributions of our employees.

    Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level.

    For more information on CIA Careers, visit https://www.cia.gov/careers/

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications of the specific position to which you are applying. To view this position's requirements, visit https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/science-technology/data-scientist.html

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Top Secret/SCI

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    Required Documents

    The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):

    • Resume.
    • Cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for this position. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants.
    • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees.
    • A writing sample, five (5) pages MAXIMUM, single spaced, technical or analytic paper that focuses on your current area of expertise or interest and is related to your interest in positions at CIA. You can excerpt longer papers.

    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.

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    Benefits

    https://www.cia.gov/careers/benefits.html

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    How to Apply

    To be considered for CIA employment, you must apply online at https://www.cia.gov/careers

    For more information on the application instructions, please visit our Application Instructions page at https://www.cia/careers/application-process/application-instructions/

    Agency contact information

    Human Resources

    Address

    Central Intelligence Agency
    Mail Not Accepted
    Washington, DC 20505
    US
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    Next steps

    Our goal is to respond to each applicant within a 45 day period. However, the CIA receives thousands of applications each month and, unfortunately, we are not able to contact everyone within that timeframe. If you have not heard from us within 45 days, we will not be offering you a position at this time.

    If there is interest in your application, CIA recruiters will initiate contact with you by phone or email. Emails from CIA recruiters will have a .gov extension. Please check your email spam filter settings or spam folder to ensure receipt of these emails.

    Be prepared to undergo a thorough background investigation examining your life's history, your character, trustworthiness, reliability and soundness of judgment. We also examine your freedom from conflicting allegiances, potential to be coerced, and willingness and ability to abide by regulations governing the use, handling and the protection of sensitive information. The Agency uses the polygraph to check the veracity of this information. The hiring process also includes a thorough mental and physical medical examination in relation to performing essential job functions.

    For more information on the application process, please visit Application Process at https://www.cia/careers/application-process/

Fair & Transparent

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

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/494082100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.