Surface Transportation Board Seeks an Operation Research Analyst/Data Scientist

Original Job Opening Posted on

The Surface Transportation Board is searching for an Operation Research Analyst (Data Scientist), according to a job posting on

This position is located in the STB Office of Economics, Section of Data Analytics. The Data Scientist will serve as an expert in the applications of operations research, systems analysis and/or data science, using these theories, principles, methods and tools for identifying, analyzing, determining, defining and resolving a variety of data-driven opportunities across STB. They will work with diverse groups ranging from subject matter experts to agency leadership on defensible insights derived from data and quantitative models.

According to the posting, duties for the Data Scientist include:

  • Serve as a liaison between the assigned office and other agency components to ensure that data science approaches are feasible given IT constraints and identifying approaches to overcome obstacles.
  • Research advanced scientific, statistical and predictive techniques (e.g., regression analysis, statistical analysis, modeling, mathematical programming, machine learning, computational linguistics, auto encoding, and data visualization).
  • Consult to staff within the assigned office and across the STB in these topics, providing input on methodologies, technical assistance, and concrete recommendations for applications of data science techniques.
  • Identify and utilize a wide variety of internal and external data sources and collaborates with STB offices to identify and address potential barriers associated with accessing, analyzing and using the data.
  • Advise management of the advantages and disadvantages of various data science approaches, as well as potential applicability of new techniques, including applications of analytic tools, computer languages, and methodologies.
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Job Opening Details

Job Opening Date: 06/10/2024
Job Closing Date: 06/24/2024
Salary Range: $139,395 - $181,216 per year
Pay Scale/Grade: GS 14
Telework Eligible: Yes—as determined by the agency policy.
Applications Open To: The Public