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Chief, Workforce Analytics (45425400)
Location: Fort Meade, Maryland - United States
Posted: 2/24/2018

Chief, Workforce Analytics

Responsibilities NSA Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) share an over-riding common goal that unites them in their mission to protect our nation. This mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. Offense collects, processes, and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. Defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. NSA leadership depends on the women and men of NSA's workforce who come to work every day to serve as our nation. NSA HR's senior leadership recognized long ago the imperative for HR analytics and stood up a team, the Workforce Analysis Team (WAT), in the mid-1990s. The WAT was, and continues to be, a cohesive group of operations research analysts, computer and data scientists, and statisticians. The WAT has a rich history of techniques and historical data sets that underpin its vibrant work of continuously charting new advances at the forefront of human capital analytics. By joining the WAT as team lead, you will gain the collaboration and support of fellow technical colleagues in all aspects of HR Analytics writ large, as well as assume the leadership of a well-functioning team gifted with the necessary skills and expertise needed to perform its vital mission. Description of Position As team lead and senior analyst, you will lead a small multi-disciplined team of highly experienced technical scientists to provide rigorous and defensible workforce analytics empowering HR and NSA senior leadership to make fact-based decisions about the workforce and improve operational performance. You will apply data mining techniques to workforce data to provide trend and statistical analysis across the entire spectrum from hiring through attrition, and use data to model and predict capabilities so that NSA gets an optimal return on investment in its human capital. Specifically, the WAT team lead will: - Gather data, create analytic data sets and perform defined and tailored ad hoc analyses on aspects of the NSA civilian and military workforce as needed. - Perform trend and longitudinal analyses on skill areas, workforce size, and other critical factors to inform internal NSA needs and to consistently respond to external formal requirements. - Develop, maintain, update and execute predictive models to investigate the effects of policy decisions and process changes on possible future outcomes. - Develop optimization models to understand trade-offs and assist decision makers in valuing alternative courses of action. - Investigate and unlock the dynamics of the constantly changing diverse workforce to understand cause and effect relationships, and predict the outcomes of policy and program recommendations. Skills The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning who possesses strong communication (oral and written), problem-solving, analytic, and interpersonal skills. Candidates should also be able to: - Use scientific methods to collect and analyze data, develop mathematical models and simulations of operations, and compare alternative decisions; - Serve as a subject matter expert to support HR research and development efforts; - Evaluate research for practical application; - Create new analytic datasets as necessary to perform analysis; - Analyze data using mathematical/statistical methods to determine technical solutions to problems; - Develop and apply mathematical methods and lines of reasoning; - Identify new applications of known techniques; - Ensure the establishment and maintenance of technical documentation of critical analytic data set creation, analytic techniques, and models/suites of models; - Work effectively with and brief senior leaders, staff personnel, and external elements at all levels, while maintaining strong organizational skills and multitasking in a fast-paced, time sensitive environment; - Demonstrate the ability to develop and foster partnerships with organizations within the National Security Agency, Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, other federal agencies, and foreign organizations; and - Exercise sound judgment and be able to both advise and seek advice from an experienced workforce. Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas is required: - Data analysis to include forecasting, statistics , and/or trend analysis; - Data science or business-related computer software, to include the Microsoft Office suite of tools plus add-ons (e.g., Power BI, Power Query/Pivot), R, and Python; - Creation of robust analytic data sets, often fusing data from disparate sources, to include data cleaning and wrangling; - Development of key performance indicators and analytics that provide insights to senior leaders and working level professionals in order to improve business outcomes. Qualifications Salary Range: $114,590 - $148,967 (Senior) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. Degree in Mathematics, Operations Research, Statistics, Physics, Engineering, or Computer Science is preferred. Degree must include 2 years (which equates to approximately 24 credit hours) of advanced mathematics. Relevant experience must be in the design, development, use, and evaluation of mathematics models, methods, and/or techniques (e.g., algorithm development, statistical modeling, forecasting, and stochastics) to study issues and solve problems. Salary Range: $134,789 - $164,200 (Expert) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 9 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 7 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 5 years of experience. Degree in Mathematics, Operations Research, Statistics, Physics, Engineering, or Computer Science is preferred. Degree must include 2 years (which equates to approximately 24 credit hours) of advanced mathematics. Relevant experience must be in the design, development, use, and evaluation of mathematics models, methods, and/or techniques (e.g., algorithm development, statistical modeling, forecasting, and stochastics) to study issues and solve problems. Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 to 1800 (flexible). How To Apply - External To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply Now' button located at the top or bottom of this page. After completing the application and clicking the 'Submit Final' button, you will receive a confirmation email. Emails regarding your application status will be sent periodically. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@nsa.gov. ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph. This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility. Please note that you will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application. Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position. Only those applicants who meet the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. DCIPS Disclaimer The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.

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The National Security Agency (NSA) is a world leader in signals intelligence and information assurance. We carry out some of the nation’s most important and sensitive intelligence activities to secure information superiority for America and its allies.


We have two primary missions. Our information assurance mission is the defense: it protects U.S. information by preventing foreign adversaries from gaining access to our information systems. Our signals intelligence mission is the offense: collecting foreign signals and producing intelligence to give U.S. policy makers and warfighters the decision advantage. NSA also enables network warfare operations to defeat terrorists and their organizations at home and abroad, consistent with U.S. laws and the protection of privacy and civil liberties.


As the nation’s top cryptologic organization, we employ the best and the brightest, who use their intelligence to solve some of the nation’s most difficult challenges. We are a world-class cyber center, the largest employer of mathematicians in the country, as well as a national leader in foreign language analysis and research.


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