Data Analyst

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National Security Agency
Algorithms, Analysis, Analyst, C++, Database, Data Mining, Development, GIS, JavaScript, Management, Materials, Mathematical, Programming, Python, Research, Scripts, Security
Full Time, Temporary
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description


Requirements




Data Analysts apply tools and algorithms to identify trends and patterns in data. They communicate with stakeholders and conduct research to develop an understanding of relevant programs and requirements. These analysts identify and collect data from various sources, evaluate the data to ensure that they meet analytic needs, and prepare the data for analysis. They also select, apply, and assess analytic models and techniques, and review and verify the results. They prepare reports and briefings and consult with stakeholders to communicate findings.

Skills




In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:


1. Demonstrated ability to deconstruct customer challenges and identify appropriate problem-solving techniques to address complex business operations.

2. Ability to script or code in languages such as Python, Javascript, R, C++ or other similar languages.

3. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop and present briefings to meet the needs of various audiences.

Qualifications




The Data & Visualization Career Service (DVCS) serves all of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's (NGA's) data, visualization, and design professionals who in turn contribute to NGA's missions supporting global events, disaster relief, and military operations. DVCS professionals deliver innovative and dynamic products and services that provide conveyance and context to NGA analysis.


The DVCS is seeking qualified applicants (both entry-level and experts), for potential future NGA requirements, in the fields below. Please keep in mind that this will be used as a general repository, and that we will continue to post specific opportunity announcements when necessary.


When applying, we ask that you reference any/all work roles you feel qualified for, and understand that you may be looked at for additional work roles if deemed appropriate. Additionally, we ask that you please reference any materials given to you during your discussion with NGA representatives (if applicable).


Analytic Methodologist:

Analytic Methodologists develop and apply quantitative and qualitative techniques to enhance the analysis of complex national security problems. They apply broad knowledge of analytic tools to develop models, visualize data, and perform a range of analyses (e.g., systems analysis, comparative analysis). They provide technical consultation into the development, evaluation, use, and deployment of solutions to optimize geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) analysis and production. Additionally, they educate analysts, management, and customers on solutions and methodologies as they apply to GEOINT analysis.


Data Analyst:

Data Analysts apply moderately complex tools and algorithms to identify trends and patterns in data. They communicate with stakeholders and conduct research to develop an intermediate understanding of relevant programs and requirements. These analysts identify and collect moderately structured data from various sources, evaluate the data to ensure that they meet analytic needs, and prepare the data for analysis. They also select, apply, and assess a variety of analytic models and techniques, and review and verify the results. They prepare reports and briefings and consult with stakeholders to communicate findings.


Data Scientists:

Data Scientists develop and apply a variety of methods to identify, collect, process, and analyze large volumes of data to build and enhance products, processes, and systems. They select techniques and methods to conduct data mining and retrieval, and apply statistical and mathematical analyses to identify trends, solve analytical problems, optimize performance, and gather intelligence to accomplish moderately complex assignments. They visualize information using an intermediate knowledge of a moderate range of tools (e.g., GIS, R), develop scripts and algorithms for current and future applications, create explanatory and predictive models, and conduct comparative analyses to address complex problems.


Data Engineers:

Data Engineers develop, construct, test, and maintain architectures such as databases and large-scale data processing systems. They clean, prepare, and optimize data for consumption through the design and construction of massive reservoirs for big data. They solve moderately complex problems associated with database access and integration and unstructured data sets to provide clean, usable data for customers and IT counterparts. These engineers serve as integrators between data architects, data scientists, and other data consumers. They apply broad knowledge of scripting tools, programming languages, standards, and software packages to build the data pipelines that enable faster, better, data-informed decision-making within the Agency. In addition, these engineers share expertise within their team and with their data science and IT counterparts.


Data Stewards:

Data Stewards manage data within databases to satisfy routine customer requirements. They select and apply methods and techniques to generate, to approve, and to populate moderately complex data for databases. They evaluate data quality and determine data availability. They apply broad knowledge of products, data, and systems to support the extraction, analysis, and finishing of data. They prepare and validate data for web publishing. They organize data properties and relationships according to a system of categories. They create models or simulations of the intersection of data categories to enable data decisions and determine potential risk and risk mitigation.

How To Apply




Application submission involves applying using the Intelligence Community's Applicant Gateway on-line application process.

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

DCIPS




NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process. Employees on term or temporary appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices.


This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must self-identify your eligibility in your application.


This position is funded by the National Intelligence Program (NIP).


Company Information

What's Your Expertise? Is it data science or neural networks? Advanced machine learning or artificial intelligence? Whatever your technical specialty, the National Security Agency has a position that mixes your expertise with our mission: The safety and security of our families, our communities and our country. The results of the mission are stories that you might see on the nightly news: the disruption of terrorist plans, the interruption of international drug trafficking or the prevention of significant and debilitating cyber attacks. These activities require the highest degree of innovation. NSA applies advanced technical concepts to create groundbreaking solutions for safeguarding U.S. information and collecting foreign signals. Our employees expand the scope of their expertise through ongoing academic education, professional training and development, leadership opportunities and job mobility. We work in a dynamic culture that welcomes diversity and provides benefits that offer a better quality of life, both on the job and off. Learn more at IntelligenceCareers.gov/NSA.
Dice Id : 10470536
Position Id : 20190132
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