Mathematical Statistician or Statistics (Data Scientist)

Employer
Department of the Treasury
Location
Phoenix, AZ
Posted
Sep 13, 2021
Closes
Sep 15, 2021
Ref
2441019588
Organization Type
Corporate
Overview
Accepting applications

Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates08/20/2021 to 09/02/2021
Service

Competitive

Pay scale & grade

GS 13

Salary
$92,143 to $146,120 per year
Appointment type

Permanent

Work schedule

Full-time
Duties SummaryWHAT IS THE LARGE BUSINESS & INTERNATIONAL (LB&I) DIVISION? The Large Business and International (LB&I) business unit provides service and enforcement activities to support tax compliance of businesses and related entities with assets of $10 million or more, as well as small U.S. businesses engaged in international, U.S. citizens abroad, and foreign persons and businesses with a U.S. tax requirement.See "Education Requirements" for LocationsResponsibilitiesWHAT DOES A DATA SCIENTIST DO? The Data Scientist utilizes advanced analytical, statistical, and computer programming skills to develop data- driven solutions to difficult business challenges. As a data scientist, you are responsible for conducting data-centric projects to provide insight and informed decisions for mission- oriented programs of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which may impact multiple program segments, divisions, the Service, or segments of the taxpayer population. This is accomplished by utilizing a wide range of technical competencies such as statistics and machine learning, coding languages, data wrangling, and reporting and visualization techniques. The Data Scientist may lead team or cross functional projects, and will apply critical thinking, problem solving and ability to communicate complex analysis to advance the use of data-driven decision making in IRS operations.As a Data Scientist, you will:Serve as a technical expert with responsibility for the initiation, planning, implementation, controlling, modifying and executing of all or part of an entire project, including such tasks as formulation of workload estimates for program segments, specification of the methodology to be used, preparation of appropriate specifications and procedures, and review of computer systems specifications and materials and instructions needed for assuring the adequacy of the project's design and objectives.Explore novel methods of retrieving data and develop innovative recommendations to management and senior leadership as a means for making data driven decisions such as modification of processes and policies. Review, evaluate, validate, and document the results of the findings.Assist the supervisor in determining the scope, goals and schedules for future programs in the Office. Collaborate with business or technology partners to understand business needs, identify opportunities, and develop and implement analytical solutions.Identify and assess relevant data sources' validity and reliability to meet project needs. Collate, clean, transform, analyze, and integrate structured and unstructured data from various sources in preparation for analysis.Apply statistical methods and concepts including data mining, statistical theory and research procedures to test hypotheses using structured and unstructured data. Develop data product solutions to improve customer experiences, anomaly detection, and business outcomes. Develop proofs of concept or demonstrations to evaluate feasibility of project solutions and recommend visualization strategies.Document project work and review deliverables for validity, reliability and timeliness. Communicate analytic solutions to technical and non-technical stakeholders, including during executive- level and/or cross-agency meetings, in a clear and effective manner using oral and written communications.Maintain knowledge of state-of-the-art innovations in data science from both academic and industry sources and identify opportunities for implementation. Engage in general professional development to improve knowledge of IRS processes/programs.Apply computer based mathematical/statistical techniques using software. Lead or participate in statistical projects or studies in survey sampling (design and estimation), modeling, or statistical research. Apply knowledge of programming/coding language (i.e., SQL, SAS, SPSS, RStudio) to develop scripts or applications.Act as a troubleshooter in resolving bottlenecks at any step in a project by identifying and proposing solutions; this may include coordination with other project team members or stakeholders to mitigate issues.WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.govTravel RequiredOccasional travel - 1 to 5 Nights per Month.
Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13
Requirements Conditions of EmploymentMust be a U.S. Citizen or NationalIRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments[IF APPLICABLE]Refer to Other InformationClick "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.. QualificationsYou must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: GS-1530 Statistician All Grades:You must have a Bachelor's degree that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements should be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements or business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing;ORCombination of education and experience -- courses as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience should have included a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.GS-1529 Mathematical Statistician All Grades:You must have a Bachelor's degree that included courses in mathematics and statistics totaling at least 24 semester hours. This course work must have included a minimum of 12 semester hours of mathematics and 6 semester hours were in statistics. Courses acceptable toward meeting the mathematics course requirement must have included at least four of the following: differential calculus, integral calculus, advanced calculus, theory of equations, vector analysis, advanced algebra, linear algebra, mathematical logic, differential equations, or any other advanced course in mathematics for which one of these was a prerequisite. Courses in mathematical statistics or probability theory with a prerequisite of elementary calculus or more advanced courses will be accepted toward meeting the mathematics requirements, with the provision that the same course cannot be counted toward both the mathematics and the statistics requirement.ORA combination of education and experience that includes at least 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, including at least 12 hours in mathematics and 6 hours in statistics, as described above; and Experience that showed evidence of statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying known statistical techniques to data such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.In addition to the above, you must meet the requirements described below:GS-13 LEVEL: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes all of the following:Experience applying project management principles on a data science project.Experience planning and executing a variety of data science and/or analytics projects.Experience using data mining process models (such as CRISP-DM, SEMMA, etc.,) to design and execute data science project.Experience preparing and analyzing structured and unstructured datasets to explore and evaluate data science centric models.Experience working with multiple data types and formats as a part of a data science project.Experience applying a range of analytic approaches, including (but not limited to) machine learning, text analytics, and natural language processing; graph theory, link analysis and optimization models; complex adaptive systems; and/or deep learning neural networks that are part of the exploration.Experience coding in various programming languages (such as R, Python, SQL, or JAVA) to conduct various phases of data science projects.Experience creating and querying different datastores and architectures (such as Sybase, Oracle, and open-source databases) to work with various types of data as part of the data science project.Experience using tools for data visualization (graphs, tables, charts, etc.,) and end-user business intelligence.- The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-timework is considered on a prorated basis.- To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable:You must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).EducationThree (3) Positions are to be filled in the Large Business & International (LB&I), ADCCI-Data Solutions division in any of the following locations:417 20th Street North, Birmingham, AL (AL1213);700 W Capitol, Little Rock, AR (AR0063); 4375 N Vantage Dr, Fayetteville, AR (AR1316); 4041 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ (AZ7748); 300 North Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA (CA0150); 450 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA (CA0154); 501 W Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA (CA0273); 1301 Clay St, Oakland, CA (CA0281); 333 W Broadway, San Diego, CA (CA0316); 24000 Avila Rd, Laguna Niguel, CA (CA0521); 55 South Market St, San Jose, CA (CA6116); 4330 Watt Ave, Sacramento, CA (CA6139); 225 W Broadway, Glendale, CA (CA6218); 801 Civic Center Dr, W., Santa Ana, CA (CA7395); 9350 Flair Dr, El Monte, CA (CAD002);1999 Broadway, Denver, CO (CO1811);135 High St, Hartford, CT (CT0013); 150 Court St, New Haven, CT (CT0061); 761 Main Ave, Suite 1000, Norwalk, CT (CT3438); 1111 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC (DC0022); 77 K St NE, Washington, DC (DC0198); 999 N Capitol St NE, Washington, DC (DC0221); 1352 Marrows Rd, Newark, DE (DE0052); 51 SW First Ave, Miami, FL (FL0061); 400 West Bay St, Jacksonville, FL (FL0067); 850 Trafalgar Ct, Maitland, FL (FL2257); 7850 S. W. 6th Ct, Plantation, FL (FL2347); 2203 N Lois Ave, Tampa, FL (FL2971); 4210 Metro Pkwy, Ft. Myers, FL (FL3285);625 N Flagler Dr, West Palm Beach, FL (FL1328); 401 W Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA (GA0087); 2888 Woodcock Blvd, Atlanta, GA (GA2004); 2300 Lake Park Dr. SE, Suite 450, Smyrna, GA (GA2713); 1099 Alakea St, Honolulu, HI (HI8171); 210 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA (IA0112); 230 S. Dearborn St, Chicago, IL (IL0236); 2001 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove, IL (IL2337); 5100 River Rd, Schiller Park, IL (IL2558); 3101 Constitution Drive, Springfield, IL (IL2454); 575 N Pennsylvania, Indianapolis, IN (IN0133); 555 N. Woodlawn St, Building 4, Wichita, KS (KS1615); 600 Dr Martin L King Pl, Louisville, KY (KY0086); 1555 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA (LA1336); 15 New Sudbury St, Boston, MA (MA0131); One Montvale Ave, Stoneham, MA (MA5632); 118 Turnpike Rd, Southborough, MA (MA5863); 120 Liberty St, Brockton, MA (MA5955); 31 Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore, MD (MD0055); 6010 Executive Blvd, Rockville, MD (MD1248); 5000 Ellin Rd, Lanham-Seabrook (New Carrollton), MD (MD0278); 985 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI (MI0800); 38275 West Twelve Mile Rd, Suite 200, Farmington Hills, MI (MI2097); 1270 Pontiac Rd, Pontiac, MI (MI2181); 3251 N Evergreen Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI (MI2210); 3971 S Research Park Dr, Suite B, Ann Arbor, MI (MI2218); 917 N. Saginaw St, Flint, MI (MI3022); 1550 American Blvd East, Bloomington, MN (MN1675); 1122 Town and Country Commons, Chesterfield (Town and Country), MO (MO1833); 2850 NE Independence Ave, Lee's Summit, MO (MO2008); 7751 Brier Creek Pkwy, Ste 102, Raleigh, NC (NC1151); 10715 David Taylor Dr, Charlotte, NC (NC2598); 4905 Koger Blvd, Greensboro, NC (NC2668); 1616 Capitol Ave, Omaha, NE (NE0051); 200 Federal Plaza, Paterson, NJ (NJ0145); 200 Sheffield St, Mountainside, NJ (NJ4360); 101 Wood Ave S, Iselin, NJ (NJ4664); 100 Dey Pl, Edison, NJ (NJD001); 110 N City Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV (NV7516); 201 Varick St, New York, NY (NY0128); 26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY (NY0282); 11 A Clinton Ave, Albany, NY (NY0300); 290 Bwy - Foley Square, New York, NY (NY0350); 255 East Ave, Rochester, NY (NY7064); 130 South Elmwood Ave, Suite 100, Buffalo, NY (NY7340); 999 Stewart Ave, Bethpage, NY (NY7501); 550 Main St, Cincinnati, OH (OH0189); 200 N High St, Columbus, OH (OH0208); 6450 Rockside Woods Blvd S, Suite 300, Independence, OH (OH2320); 55 North Robinson, Oklahoma City, OK (OK1356); 1645 South 101st E. Ave, Tulsa, OK (OK1358); 1220 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR (OR0043); 1000 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA (PA0233); 600 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA (PA0277); 601 S. Henderson Rd, King Of Prussia, PA (PA0507); 2970 Market St, Philadelphia, PA (PA0809); City View Plaza, 48 Carr 165, Suite 2000, Guaynabo, PR (PR4001); 60 Quaker Ln, Warwick, RI (RI7085); 5333 Getwell Rd, Memphis, TN (TN0005); 801 Broadway, Nashville, TN (TN0052); 127 International Dr, Franklin, TN (TN2709); 300 E. Eighth St, Austin, TX (TX0227); 8701 S Gessner, Houston, TX (TX0297); 1919 Smith, Houston, TX (TX0298); 4050 Alpha Rd, Farmers Branch, TX (TX0302); 3651 S IH-35, Austin, TX (TX2038); 12941 I 45, Houston, TX (TX2298); 8626/8700 Tesoro Dr, San Antonio, TX (TX2559); 5450 Stratum Dr, Ste 150, Fort Worth, TX (TX2653); 12309 N Mopac Expwy, Austin, TX (TX2835); 324 25th St, Ogden, UT (UT0035);1160 W 1200 S, Ogden, UT (UT0036);105 23rd St, Ogden, UT (UT1434); 178 South Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT (UT1522); 7980 Quantum Dr, Vienna, VA (VA0008); 400 North Eighth St, Richmond, VA (VA0088); 200 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA (VA1608); 915 Second Ave, Seattle, WA (WA0101); N14 W24200 Tower Pl, Suite 202, Waukesha, WI (WI1696); 211 West Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI (WI1720); 250 MURALL DRIVE, KEARNEYSVILLE, WV (WV0191).Additional informationPOSITION DESCRIPTIONS: 98929A PM/C SharePoint site is available for IRS Employees at: CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.If selected for this Interdisciplinary Data Scientific position, you may be placed in any series for which you qualify to meet the needs of the business.This is a bargaining unit position.Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirementsTour of Duty: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pmThe employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position may be conditional upon classification and/or audit of federal tax returns. This audit may include up to 2 years of returns. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.Rating: Your application will be evaluated on the CJEs of the position to be filled per the National Agreement Article 13.Your application will also be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. IRS employees may obtain most recent awards listing at Your rating may be lowered, if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the Selecting Official in accordance with hiring polices). We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must receive a score of 80 or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.To preview questions please click here.Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance
Not Required
Drug test required
No
This job is open to
Internal to an agency

Current federal employees of this agency.

Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
Clarification from the agency
IRS Career/Career Conditional Employees Treasury CTAP Eligible in the Commuting Area