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Summary The National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) leads the nation's effort to protect the United States from terrorism by integrating, analyzing and sharing information to drive whole-of-government action and achieve our national CT objectives. Responsibilities Devise data science programs by identifying strategic methodological issues and areas of focus to support decision making by the most senior policymakers. Prioritize research and other projects; establish project goals. Engage with customers to understand and participate changing needs and requirements; determine substantive questions. Offer recommendations for resolution based on quantitative analysis. Collaborate with IC collectors and analysts to acquire process and refine gaps on complex intelligence problems; devise creative all source data collection strategies to fill intelligence gaps; task specific collections resource. Independently develops the identification of new sources of intelligence and advance quantitative query. Devise quantitative analysis, ensuring all products incorporate multiple lines of inquiry and are fully coordinated with all stakeholders. Determine approaches and strategies to market statistical and methodological services to new or potential partners or customers. Compilation, independently, and review often disparate and inconsistent data to address the most complex intelligence issues or problems for the most senior internal/external customers. Devise accurate, timely, and sophisticated data analysis in support of the most complex key ODNI, United States national security and foreign policy objectives and to shape Intelligence Community analysis priorities. Conceive complex statistical, mathematical, geospatial modeling, and data mining analysis independently or in partnership with other Data Scientist or Analyst colleagues. Conceive, prepare and communication an extensive range of strategic, high complex graphics, computational models/tools, or written/oral assessments on significant or contentious issues for the most senior internal and external customers (e.g., policymakers, IC components, Agency executives); Other duties, as assigned. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Thorough knowledge of individual, organizational, and technical or transnational issues of national security concern. Thorough knowledge of business operations and associated processes. Thorough knowledge of appropriate analytic methods and methodological tools in one or more of the following areas: Applied Mathematics (e.g., probability and statistics, formal modeling, computational social sciences); Computer Programming (e.g., programming languages, math/statistics packages, computer science, machine learning, scientific computing); and Visualization (e.g. GIS/geospatial analysis, telemetry analysis). Thorough knowledge of research designs. Demonstrated ability to develop comprehensive computer software applications, as needed. Ability to leverage multiple data management tools to organize relevant information and make decisions. Ability to apply intellectual curiosity; creativity and innovation to go beyond current tools to deliver the best solution to complex problems. Ability to effectively communicate complex, multi-disciplinary ideas and insights. Ability to identify and/or develop business opportunities. Ability to translate complex, technical findings into an easily understood narrative (i.e., tell story with data). Analytical and critical thinking skills, including superior ability to think strategically. Ability to multitask and change focus quickly as demands change. Ability to evaluate data drawing pertinent inferences from data trend analysis, and interpretation of such inferences in keeping with the requirements of officials responsible for planning or for making policy decisions. Bachelor's degree in quantitative or technical field of study (e.g., statistics, mathematics, computer science, physical science, economics, Geographic Information Systems). Six years of related experience is preferred. Education Bachelor's Degree. Additional Information Job Interview Travel: Candidates from outside the Washington, D.C., area may be selected for a telephone, teleconference, or in-person interview. Salary Determination: The ODNI uses a rank-in-person system in which rank is attached to GS employees on the basis of individual qualifications, experience, and performance. Individuals whose current GS grade is equivalent to the grade of the advertised position will retain their current grade and step. Individuals who transfer to the ODNI from a non-GS pay scale will have base pay converted to the appropriate GS grade and step as determined by the Director/ Human Resource Management. On occasional instances when a current federal civilian employee applies for an ODNI position that is a lower grade than his or her personal grade, the candidate's personal grade will be downgraded to the grade of the advertised ODNI position and pay will be set at the step that is closest to but not less than the employee's current annual base rate of pay, not to exceed the maximum rate (i.e., step 10) of the GS grade to which assigned. Relocation Expenses: For new ODNI employees, reimbursement for relocation is discretionary based on availability of funds. Reasonable Accommodations: The ODNI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Reasonable Accommodations Officer by classified email at, by unclassified email at, by telephone at 703-275-3900 or by FAX at 703-275-1217. Your request for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THE EEOD EMAIL ADDRESS. THIS EMAIL IS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS ONLY. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: To ensure compliance with an applicable nationwide preliminary injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the federal government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for federal employees. Therefore, to the extent a federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. The ODNI is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.

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