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    This position is in the Department of Transportation (DOT), and located in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, Office of Policy Development, Strategic Planning and Performance, Environment Team. You will serve as senior Environmental Data Analyst with responsible for analyzing, collecting, and maintaining data related to environmental review and permitting of transportation and other infrastructure projects. You will apply mathematical and statistical (including modeling and simulation) and econometric methods and techniques utilizing relational database management system (RDBMS), data visualization, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and other scientific methods and techniques in a cloud computing environment; examining and extracting Big Data sets from a variety of environmental resources and documents involving project delivery, risk assessment, air quality conformity, climate mitigation, energy and environment, livability and quality of life, equity and economic growth, historic preservation, and bicycle and pedestrian transportation issues and problems that include simulation and modeling; and providing evidence for making management, financial and program/project decisions.

    Ideal candidate: OST is looking for a seasoned, motivated and self-reliant professional who can share their expertise in applying advanced statistical, mathematical, econometrics methods and techniques to environmental data collection and analysis utilizing relational database management systems and visualization data tools and techniques. This position is in the DOT building, which sits directly across the street from the Metro and a few blocks away from the National’s Baseball stadium. OST has flexible work schedules (to include Telework) and flexible health benefits.

    Position is under the CBA, AFGE Local 3313

    PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy may be used to fill similar positions within 60 days for this location.

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    As a Social Scientist (Environmental Data Analyst), you will:

    • Collect, analyze, and prepare significant amounts of Big Data pertaining to environmental permitting, project delivery, risk assessment, air quality conformity, climate mitigation, energy and environment, etc.
    • Define the context of environmental data sets; identifies underlying relationships in the problem; apply knowledge or adaptation to develop a model of the problem; analyze results of the model; develop new models to better describe the problem; validate the methods and assumptions; analyze findings; evaluate alternatives; and test the validity of the results using relational databases, GIS, data visualization, and other Internet Applications tools in a cloud computing environment.
    • Analyze the graphic visualization of data sets provided by various industries and public entities, including environmental, transportation, urban and community planning.
    • Conduct environmental risk assessments and provides correction action plans using environmental databases.
    • Produce working models from data analyzation for application into real world scenarios. Prepare written reports and articles, including graphs, maps and drawings and presents to management, stakeholders and/or other federal, state government agencies. Prepare for a variety of environmental data collection topics and makes recommendations to support decision-makers based on the analyzation of environmental data.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Applications will be accepted from any U.S. Citizen.

    Current/former eligible employees and VEOA eligible veterans are encouraged to also apply to: OST.P-2018-0003.

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