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    • The government-wide direct hire authority for Mathematical Statistician is being used to fill this position.

    • NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

    • The incumbent serves as a machine learning specialist for the IIDD Data Science Branch, developing rigorous methods of scientific inquiry and analysis associated with the large data resources of the WMA and the USGS as a whole.

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    As a Mathematical Statistician within the Integrated Information Dissemination Division of the Data Science Branch, some of your specific duties will include:

    • Researches existing machine learning techniques, and applies appropriate methods towards prediction.
    • Applies deep learning frameworks (e.g., PyTorch, TensorFlow) to a variety of problems, including time-series modeling and outlier detection.
    • Engages colleagues on hybrid modeling techniques, including efforts to combine theory and empirical (e.g., machine learning) models.
    • Employs analytical, mathematical, and statistical theories and practices to design appropriate machine learning modeling approaches.
    • Builds training, validation, and testing datasets in a robust and reproducible way to train models and evaluate model performance.
    • Delivers model results in appropriate formats (e.g., reports, visuals, presentations, and structured output data).
    • Conducts research as needed to support modeling studies and prepare written products to convey research-based knowledge and information to a variety of audiences.
    • Writes code to automate model prep, execution, evaluation, and presentation of results.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - An average of 2 nights a month

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    1529 Mathematical Statistics

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