The State Dept. Bureau of Consular Affairs, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services, is searching for a Data Scientist with expertise in travel document data, according to a job posting on USAJobs.gov.
The position, specifically in the International Affairs and Modernization Division, Office of Modernization and Systems Liaison (CA/PPT/S/MSL/IM), specializes in machine-readable travel documents and border security systems. The role involves being an expert in analytical, statistical, and programming techniques for interpreting specialized data sets related to travel document security.
According to the posting, duties for the Data Scientist include:
- Serve as a technical authority on analytical, statistical, and programming techniques necessary to collect, organize, analyze, and interpret unique and highly specialized data sets for decision-making in the Department.
- Participate in discovery processes with business owner teams and stakeholders to identify requirements, expected outcomes for new or existing initiatives, and the measurements of success.
- Identify internal and external data sources, leverage new data collection processes, and perform all phases of the systems development life cycle required in the design, development, and implementation of features enabling data access.
- Provide technical expertise, leadership, and support to many Department and interagency interlocutors to ensure maximum achievement of product and program objectives; develop, implement, and oversee new data science technologies and techniques.