DATA SCIENCE JOB ANNOUNCEMENT - Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is hiring a Data Scientist for the newly created Data Science Research Center. The purpose of this Center is to provide data science project and methodological support and consulting services to BLS' survey programs as well as build BLS' data science maturity through support of personnel training, hiring initiatives, and infrastructure improvements.
 
The person selected for this position will support a broad range of data science projects and use cases across the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ideal candidate should have subject matter expertise and at least one year of documented work experience in one or more substantive areas (machine learning, natural language processing, big data tools, etc.) and training in/familiarity with other areas; the proverbial "T-shaped" data scientist. Because our focus is supporting statistical programs, statistical experience is also required (see Specialized Experience section under Qualifications).

This is a GS-13 position with promotion potential to GS-14 and it is remote-work eligible.
 
The announcement is open through August 22nd, but it may close sooner if the cap on the number of applications is reached, so please apply as soon as possible if you are interested and qualified.
 
For more details about the duties and qualifications and to apply, see the job announcement on USAJobs: www.usajobs.gov/job/669987500
 
Tips for a successful application process:

  • Provide transcripts that document the degree requirements listed in the Qualifications section of the announcement. If you think the transcripts are not self-explanatory, you can add a section for "relevant coursework" to the education section of your resume highlighting the courses and credits that should count toward the requirement. Provide all relevant transcripts, not just your most recent one.
  • Document your relevant work experience through bullet points in your resume. Reflect the language used in the announcement where applicable (see Duties and Specialized Experience under Qualifications). Resumes are first reviewed by non-technical human resources staff that determine whether you are minimally qualified by ensuring your resume corresponds to the requirements listed in the announcement.
  • Your work experience bullet points should be tied to positions for which you list start and stop dates for employment as well as hour-per-week. This is how human resources staff determine whether your cumulative experience meets the work threshold (see Specialized Experience under Qualifications).
  • You do not have to limit your resume to one or two pages. You can take as much room as you need (within reason) to cover your qualifications for the position.
  • For more information on writing an effective Federal resume, read: https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/resume-handout-508-compliant.pdf

If you have any questions, reach out to Brandon Kopp (kopp.brandon@bls.gov)