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Data Scientist (Data Management) (Veterans and People with Disabilities)

HSI New England is accepting non-competitive Schedule A Disability and 30% Disabled Veteran Employment applications for the Data Scientist (Data Management) located in Boston, MA. This will be a GS-1560-13 Full Performance-13 graded position.

Interested applicants can submit their application packages to hsibostonrecruitment@hsi.dhs.gov. At minimum, resumes should support the minimum qualifications required for a GS-1560-13 Data Scientist (Data Management) position. Please see attached documents for reference.

To be considered for non-competitive Schedule A appointment to the Data Scientist (Data Management) position, the following is required:
  • Resume
  • Disability Letter – from doctor or licensed professional that proves eligibility for Schedule A appointment
  • SF-50 (if applicable)
  • Transcripts (if applicable)

To be considered for non-competitive 30% Disabled Veteran appointment to the Data Scientist (Data Management) position, the following is required:
  • Resume
  • VA Disability Letter
  • SF-50 (if applicable)
  • Transcripts (if applicable)

Special Hiring Authority for Schedule A – Disability Employment:
In order to be eligible for employment through the Schedule A non-competitive process, documentation of the disability is required. Such documentation is used to verify that the individual being hired is indeed a person with an intellectual disability, severe physical disability, or psychiatric disability. This documentation must be provided to the hiring agency before an individual can be hired. Documentation of eligibility for employment under Schedule A can be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.

30% Disabled Veteran
You are eligible if you:
Retired from active military service with a service-connected disability rating of 30% or more; OR have a rating by the Department of Veterans Affairs showing a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. The agency would first place you on a time limited appointment of at least 60 days and could then convert that appointment to a permanent competitive service appointment at management's discretion. There is no grade level restriction. There is no requirement that you be converted to a permanent position, but an agency has the authority to convert such a position to a permanent position if it chooses to do so.

As a Data Scientist (Data Management), at the full performance level, you will perform the following duties:
• Manage the development of data reports, integration between data systems, and development of new data systems for data storage;
• Develop strategic approaches to utilize data to identify criminal activity and support complex, long-term investigations; and
• Utilize research, data science disciplines, and analytical strategies to evaluate large data sets connected to criminal investigations.

Basic Requirements
A. 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.
B. Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major field of study (30 semester hours) as shown in above plus, additional education or appropriate experience.

Minimum Qualifications:
One (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-12 grade level or equivalent performing duties such as:
• Using advanced data management concepts and techniques to interpret information;
• Developing data reports and new data systems for an organization; and
• Leveraging advanced functions like scripting and creation of complex calculated fields.