Description

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; Join DHS.

The ideal candidate is a curious and intrepid employee who dives into complex projects and loves learning new things. Strong quantitative skills and technological skills are highly desirable, along with strong collaboration skills. The selected candidate will enjoy learning about user and stakeholder needs and work diligently to meet them. In addition, the ideal candidate will be passionate about clearly communicating complex datasets and about how their analytics work can help the Asylum Division achieve its mission to offer protection to refugees in accordance with the laws of the United States and international obligations, while upholding the integrity of the program and the national security of the United States.

Skills and responsibilities

  • The responsibilities described are for the GS-14 level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope performed with less independence, and limited complexity.
  • Perform analyses and communicate results effectively.
  • Work with leadership to make processes more effective and successfully achieve the Asylum Division's goals.
  • Find efficiencies and opportunities to improve operations, and then take the necessary steps to get management's support to carry out those new initiatives.
  • Develop project analyses and compile reports articulating tangible/intangible data and identify significant findings including but not limited to staffing models, volume projections, and forecast modeling.
  • Analyze and evaluate, on a quantitative and/or qualitative basis, the effectiveness of programs or operations in meeting established goals, measures, and objectives.

Details

  • Location:
    Camp Springs
    ,
    MD
    Telework eligible: Yes as determined by agency policy
  • Salary:
    $87,198.00
    -
    $159,286.00
    yearly
  • Deadline:
    2021-01-29

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications

Selective Placement Factor: You must have experience directly building and developing in Python or Structured Query Language (SQL) for application programs or data analytics; including utilization of fundamental principles, such as joins, lookups, and unique identifiers. This experience must be documented in your resume. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating.

GS-12
: You qualify at the GS-12 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience, which is equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the federal government, that equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. You must have experience performing the following duties:
  • Assisting with data management and analysis to help management make important operation and policy decision; 
  • Performing statistical analysis relevant to laws, precedents, and policies to analyze problems within an organization; 
  • Assisting with program studies to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the program; and
  • Responding to policy and program inquiries and information.

GS-13
: In addition to the requirements at the lower grade level(s), to qualify at the GS-13 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience, which is equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the federal government, that equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. You must have experience performing the following duties:
  • Performing data management, data analysis, and business intelligence capabilities to inform management on the development of policy, guidelines, and regulations; 
  • Performing statistical analysis on laws, precedents, and policies to analyze and solve issues within an organization;
  • Leading program studies to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the program;
  • Examining trends in new laws and regulations to determine effects on programs and policy; and
  • Responding to policy and program inquiries and information requests from internal and external sources. 

GS-14
: In addition to the requirements at the lower grade level(s), to qualify at the GS-14 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience, which is equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the federal government, that equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. You must have experience performing the following duties:

  • Advising management of unique conditions and issues which affect program activities and provide guidance on interpretation and implementation of new and revised legislation, policies, regulations and procedures;
  • Interpreting findings resulting from studies that are independently developed completing analyses of data, identifying significant findings, and reporting and or sharing information in a clear and concise manner for targeted audience; and
  • Analyzing and evaluating, on a quantitative and/or qualitative basis, the effectiveness of programs or operations in meeting established goals, measures, and objectives.