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At CMS, we believe that at the core of our organization are the employees that carry out the Agency’s vision of advancing health equity, expanding coverage, and improving health outcomes.

About the role:

As a Data Scientist, you will be designing, developing, and implementing the analytical, statistical, and programming mechanisms necessary to collect, organize, analyze, and interpret unique and highly specialized data sets.


$84,546 - $109,908 per year. This is the BASE salary. Final pay will be determined by experience and location.

What you'll do:

  • Conduct data science research with statistical and analytical tools used to analyze complex sets of data.
  • Solve technical problems by writing code and explaining data architecture and design to both technical and non-technical audiences,
  • Develop project plans to ensure logistics are handled efficiently, identifying potential bottlenecks and resolving issues within the scope of authority.
  • Direct internal and external process or system reviews, studies, projects, and data validation efforts, which provide a mean for evaluating system performance and vulnerabilities

Experience we're looking for:

  • Collaborating with internal or external stakeholders to review specialized healthcare data and recommend solutions.
  • Utilizing at least one of the following programming languages: SAS, VBA, Python, SQL, or R to develop approaches or methodologies for collection, analysis, and interpretation of data.
  • Utilizing business intelligence tools (e.g., Tableau, PowerBI), or geographic information systems (e.g., ESRI ArcGIS) to generate reports or other forms of data visualizations that convey data analyses to technical and non-technical audiences.

Education Requirement: In addition to meeting the qualification requirements, all candidates must have the following educational requirements:

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

TRANSCRIPTS are required at time of application.

You MUST apply through USAJOBS be considered.

Come see why over 6,000 employees say CMS is their employer of choice! In addition to dynamic and exciting opportunities, CMS offers generous compensation and benefits programs, an outstanding work-life balance, and most important, the opportunity to give back to your community, state and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.