Job description


STEP 1: Click on the “Apply” button to be directed to the FBIJobs Careers website.

STEP 2: Click the “Start” button to begin. You will be prompted to either sign in to continue or register with FBIJobs if you don’t already have an account.

STEP 3: Follow the step-by-step process to submit your interest. You will be guided through each step. You must complete all sections of the form AND ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE ATTACHED to successfully submit your interest.

1. Your resume, specifically noting relevant work experience and associated start and end dates.

2. Other supporting documents:

  • College transcripts, if qualifying based on education or if there is a positive education requirement.
  • Veterans: DD 214; Disabled Veterans: DD 214, SF-15, and VA letter dated 1991 or later.
  • Please see instructions on the site for attaching documents.


Are you interested in a career supporting investigative and intelligence operations at America's premier law enforcement agency? Do you have the experience to provide program support in the areas of data research and analysis? As a data scientist, you will serve as a business innovator, using scientific and mathematical processes to convert large datasets into more efficient databases to support law enforcement, national security, and administrative functions across the FBI.


Pay level for this position:

  • GS 11-14: $59,319.00–$129,878.00

Salary shown is the base salary for the grade levels. Salary is also commensurate with professional experience.


GS 11:

  • Use data systems or other strategies to acquire and prepare data for exploration or statistical analysis.
  • Analyze data using exploratory techniques by leveraging statistical or programming languages or software packages.
  • Communicate results of analyses using ready-made, basic data visualizations to novice end-users and stakeholders.

GS 12:

In addition to the above:

  • Develop, implement, and use data systems or other strategies to acquire and prepare data for exploration or statistical analysis.
  • Analyze and interpret data using exploratory and statistical techniques by producing and sharing analysis code developed with statistical or programming languages or software packages.
  • Communicate results of analyses using data visualizations and other techniques to partners, stakeholders, and executives.

GS 13:

In addition to the above:

  • Design and implement data collection strategies and conduct experimental design, including identifying appropriate populations and population sampling strategies.
  • Explore data attributes and assess data quality using statistical software packages to develop recommendations and analytical plans based on business and mission requirements.
  • Analyze and interpret complex data by identifying and applying appropriate advanced exploratory and statistical techniques and validating findings using an iterative approach.
  • Provide scientific, statistical, and technical consultation about applicable best practices and new techniques.
  • Present key findings and methodologies to partners, stakeholders, and executives.

GS 14:

In addition to the above:

  • Facilitate stakeholder engagement sessions to elicit business questions and requirements using a variety of techniques, including design thinking and human-centered design.
  • Identify opportunities for improving business and mission outcomes through applying data science and analytics techniques.
  • Model complex problem sets to help discover insights and identify opportunities using statistical, algorithmic, and visualization techniques.
  • Coordinate multifaceted research and analytic activities and develop novel or innovative solutions to complex problems.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) Clearance.
  • Must be willing to travel as required.
  • Meet the FBI’s Employment Eligibility requirements.



  • Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S.-accredited college or university.

All degrees must be verified by submitting college transcripts.

As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.

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