Program Analyst (Data Analytics)

US Government, Department of Homeland Security

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans (PLCY), Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS). The primary purpose of this position is to provide the Department with data-related best practices and solutions to support efficient and protected IT/data support for immigration data and DHS-wide capability for evidence-based decision making.


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Job Grade: 14
Total Openings: Few


As a Program Analyst (Data Analytics), GS-0343-14, your typical work assignments may include the following: Serve as a data scientist to support immigration data related solutions for privacy compliance, disclosure avoidance, and supporting the Evidence Act; apply a variety of analytical approaches to solve mission focused policy, methodologies, and/or administrative problems in a fast -paced environment. Lead and integrate data lifecycle management activities and data quality measures; improve the collection of data from varying sources, formats, and quality and prepare them for analysis and dissemination. Conduct analysis in a programming or statistical software suite such as: R, Python, SAS, SPSS, STATA, Tableau, and/or PowerBI; work with large data sets. Clearly and concisely present the findings of subject matter experts and analytical products to policymakers and non-technical audiences. All DHS-HQ announcements have a 5 business day open period due to the number of applications received. This announcement will be open for 5 business days OR until the first 100 applications have been received, whichever happens first. View common definitions of terms found in this announcement: Common Definitions.


Specialized Experience: You qualify for the GS-14 grade level (starting salary $126,233) if you possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal Government, performing duties such as: Working with teams to develop data products and definitions, consulting with diverse stakeholders, using analysis tools to design and implement data analyses, and demonstrating experience translating data analyses into meaningful, easily understood communications. This also requires experience to work across silos to successfully deliver quantifiable impact, demonstrate you’ve led and advised leadership on data wrangling, implemented data analysis projects in an agile way through the entire lifecycle with a focus on study design and stakeholder needs, and that you are recognized as an expert on communicating data analysis results. Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used for this grade level. All qualifications and eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. Time-in-grade: Current General Schedule (GS) federal employees, and those that have served in GS positions within the last 52 weeks, must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade, or a combination of the next lower grade level and an equivalent band in the federal service by the closing of this announcement. Note: Current or former Federal employees MUST submit a copy of their SF-50 Form which shows competitive service appointment (“position occupied” block 34 on the SF-50 should show a “1”), tenure group (block 24 should show a 1 or 2), grade, and salary. If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 Form which shows the length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, With-in Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s dated a year apart within the same grade/job). If you have promotion potential in your current position, please provide proof. Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment. IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE CONSIDERATION AS A STATUS CANDIDATE. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

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