Job description

Knowesis is looking for a Data Scientist I to support the United States Special Operations Command Preservation of the Force and Family (USSOCOM POTFF) program in identifying and implementing innovative, valuable solutions across the Special Operations Forces (SOF) enterprise aimed at improving the short and long-term well-being of SOF warriors and their families. The Data Scientist I will support all POTFF domains, providing consultation and assistance to supported units and POTFF staff to identify opportunities and methods for capturing data relating to POTFF programs and initiatives.

This position requires a SECRET clearance and U.S. Citizenship (applicants without proof of U.S. citizenship will not be considered due to the position’s security clearance requirement).

This position requires on-site work for all or a portion of the work being performed. The successful candidate will reside in the local area or relocate within 15 days of the start date. No relocation is authorized.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Consult with POTFF program staff to collect, enter, clean, and conduct basic data manipulation and analyses, data mining, exploratory analysis, predictive analysis, and statistical analysis, and use scientific techniques to correlate data into graphical, written, visual and verbal narrative products, enabling more informed analytic decisions to include the utilization of the Human Performance Data Management System (HPDMS) (Smartabase).
  • Proficiently utilize computers, software, and technologies and collect and report data in the HPDMS.
  • Build and disseminate databases and spreadsheets designed to record and/or display POTFF-related data, including troubleshooting and resolution of and within the HPDMS.
  • Maintain dashboards to automate data analysis, identifying, interpreting, and presenting trends designed to record POTFF-related programmatic data.
  • Assist the POTFF staff with survey design. Create, analyze, and report survey data.
  • Provide consultation and assistance to supported units and POTFF staff to identify opportunities and methods for capturing data related to POTFF programs and initiatives.
  • Work in consultation with POTFF program staff and the Government’s POTFF Biostatistician.
  • Be able to use statistics/modeling tools and data visualization techniques to provide an accessible way to see and understand trends, outliers, and patterns in data to produce reports and presentations that accurately convey data trends supporting the mission.
  • Prepare reports and presentations that accurately convey data trends and associated analysis.
  • Provide technical guidance and assistance on various efforts, such as database implementation and/or refinement.
  • Liaise and collaborate with other POTFF staff to accomplish assigned tasks.
  • Perform other tasks within the scope of the Data Scientist I position description, as assigned by the POTFF Manager or Coordinator as required by USSOCOM HQ and its POTFF staff.

A qualified candidate will:
  • Be able to read, write, and speak English fluently and clearly to communicate with all personnel effectively they will interact with.
  • Possess excellent verbal, written, interpersonal communication, and presentation skills and shall be highly detail oriented.
  • Possess sufficient initiative, interpersonal relationship skills, and social sensitivity to relate constructively to various contacts from diverse backgrounds.
  • Be Proficient with the suite of Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Prior experience using statistical software applications such as SPSS, SAS, and R.
  • Certification or documented experience with Human Performance is preferred.
  • Experience working with Special Operations, athletics/sports, or other military settings is preferred.

Required Education Level:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in quantitative science, social science, or a related discipline

Knowesis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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