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Public Notice for Direct Hire (Data Modernization) – Computer Scientist

Full Time

Website Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Basic Qualifications: Degree: Bachelor’s degree in computer science or bachelor’s degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions. Minimum Qualifications: GS-7: At least 1 year of graduate-level education OR Superior academic achievement (See Education section) OR Data Scientist: At least 1 year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience performing data science work requiring the application of data mining techniques, statistical analysis, quantitative and qualitative research, and analytics OR Informatics: At least 1 year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience assisting with gathering data to develop approaches for strengthening the standardization and utility of national health information systems OR A combination of education & experience GS-9: At least 2 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a master’s degree or master’s or equivalent graduate degree OR Data Scientist: At least 1 year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience assisting in the development of experimental design approaches to validate finding or test hypotheses; and partnering with researchers and subject matter experts in continuous improvement processes impacting data quality OR Informatics: At least 1 year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience performing specific and limited portions of a study, design, research project, experiment, test, and/or other specific technical or scientific tasks related to public health informatics OR A combination of education & experience GS-11: At least 3 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR Data Scientist: At least 1 year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience designing experiments, testing hypotheses, and building scalable data science models; and conducting data analysis and designing algorithms using artificial intelligence (e.g., machine learning) methods OR Informatics: At least 1 year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience correlating data, recognizing discrepancies in results, and performing specific operations relative to an experiment, study, design, or research project OR A combination of education & experience GS-12: Data Scientist: At least 1 year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience developing software systems, high-speed computing systems, real time data acquisitions systems, simulation modeling and data analysis for public health informatics OR Informatics: At least 1 year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience designing, developing, programming, documenting, maintaining, managing, and securing a public health system GS-13: Data Scientist: At least 1 year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience analyzing and validating software applications to solve computer requirements related to public health informatics OR Informatics: At least 1 year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience analyzing and validating software applications to solve computer requirements related to public health informatics GS-14: Data Scientist: At least 1 year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience developing and presenting information and reports to project partners, peers, and other parties regarding technical results from public health data OR Informatics: At least 1 year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience researching, developing, testing, or deploying technology relating to automation and human factors, computer science, data analytics, machine learning, sensors, or other technologies involving public health informatics GS-15: Data Scientist: At least 1 year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience implementing cloud services from authorized providers including the ability to architect, deploy, configure, integrate, secure, authorize, and operationalize various infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), software-as-a-service (SaaS), and other as-a-service capabilities OR Informatics: At least 1 year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience advising senior leadership on issues, risks, and challenges related to development, testing or deployment of emerging technologies; and providing recommendations and/or strategic direction for decision-makers regarding public health solutions 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. Promotion potential: Promotion to the next grade level is at management’s discretion and is based on your meeting qualifications and time-in-grade requirements, demonstrated ability to perform the higher-level duties, the continuing need for the higher-level duties, and administrative approval. Promotion to the next grade level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.

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