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Data Scientist

The Data Scientist is in The Lab @ DC which is part of the Office of the City Administrator (OCA). The OCA has direct oversight over all executive-reporting agencies and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the District government, setting operational goals and implementing the legislative actions and policy decisions of the Mayor and DC Council. The Data Scientist possesses skills in programming, statistics, and scientific communication, such that the incumbent can generate actionable insights from data and then convey those insights to others in compelling graphical, numerical, and narrative forms. The Lab @ DC is an applied research team that aims to weave an agile, scientific approach to policy-setting and program operations into the fabric of day-to-day governance.

Duties and Responsibilities

Identifies and executes on opportunities to harness data analytic approaches that provide insight into and achieve District priority goals. Obtains, merges, reshapes, cleans, and evaluates the quality of datasets. Automates data pulls, manipulations, and other rote activities to enable efficient lab and agency operations. Uses descriptive statistics, predictive analytics, machine learning, and other methods to learn about and derive insights from the patterns and relations within a dataset. Uses inferential statistics to learn about the causal relations between variables in a dataset, including randomized field evaluations. Creates intuitive and compelling graphics to visualize and think about data.

Creates data dictionaries, annotated code, and similar materials to ensure work product is as open and reproducible as possible. Proactively provides ideas and critical feedback—as well as being open to such constructive dialogue—as part of constantly improving The Lab @ DC and its collective work output. Ensures that work product adheres to methodological and open science best practices. Writes descriptions and summaries of The Lab @ DC projects for diverse audiences, including scientific experts, government practitioners, and public stakeholders. Helps to disseminate scientific lessons, tools, and best practices across District government.

Qualifications and Education

Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position and has equipped the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, the incumbent must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression.

A Master’s degree in computer science, economics, statistics, mathematics, or other quantitative field plus one year of closely-aligned experience is prefrerred.

Licenses and Certifications


Working Conditions/Environment

Work is normally performed in an office environment. However, attendance at designated

meetings on days, evenings, and weekends may be required.

Other Significant Factors

Tour of Duty: Varies

Duration of Appointment: Career Service - Term (Not-to-Exceed 13 Months)

Pay Plan, Series, Grade: CS-0101-12

Promotion Potential: No known promotional potential

Position Designation: In accordance with Chapter 4 of the D.C. personnel regulations, Suitability, this position has been deemed security-sensitive. Accordingly, the incumbent will be subject to pre-employment checks (criminal background checks, consumer credit check, traffic record checks, and drug screenings, if applicable) as a condition of employment, and will be subject to periodic criminal background checks for the duration of your tenure.

Vaccination Requirement: The Government of the District of Columbia values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the Government of the District of Columbia.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.


Published 2021-12-08

Government of the District of Columbia looks for a Data Scientist in Washington, DC location.

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The proposed salary for Data Scientist Jobs position at Government of the District of Columbia is $77,649 - $99,323 a year.

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