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Data Scientist - USDA

Company: Chickasaw Nation Industries
Location: Washington
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.Please note that CNI is closely monitoring Executive Orders and will be following any final decisions or mandates regarding the COVID-19 Vaccination as a federal contract provider. SUMMARYThe Junior Data Scientist provides support to the United States Department of Agriculture, Farm Loan Program. This position will use expertise in statistical analysis, data transformation, and statistical methodologies to conduct data pulls, perform data analysis, data modeling, and econometric analysis for a variety of technical and non-technical efforts. This position will support a Senior Data Scientist and a team on a variety of task orders that involve large data sets of historic data living on multiple platforms to support a large-scale effort to improve data collection, management, and reporting that enables data-driven insights and informs strategic decision-making. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. - Other duties may be assigned. Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including commitment to integrity, knowledge/quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative/motivation, cooperation/relationships, problem analysis/discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral/written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability/dependability, flexibility, and ownership/accountability of actions taken. Prepares and creates data files for USDA FLP stakeholders. Performs data pulls and analysis for USDA FLP. Conducts ad hoc data analysis, modeling or reporting as requested. Prepares data files in consultation with project officials and performs post-hoc analyses to validate results and identify additional data assessment needs. Provides data summary reports and data analyst support for miscellaneous data report requests. Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company. Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description, and supervisor's instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output. Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and co-workers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions as the best of own ability. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCEBachelor's degree, Master's preferred, and a minimum of four (4) years' relevant experience and at least one (1) year experience in data science, or equivalent combination of education/experience. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONAbility to obtain government security clearance.U.S. Citizens/Green Card Holders only due to government or federal requirement. JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES Hands-on experience with Python, and preferably some data visualization software such as Tableau.Experience with common data science and numerical libraries in Python (i.e. NumPy, SciPy, SciKit-Learn).Must understand different statistical methodologies and applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc.Proficiency in using query languages such as SQL, R, or Python required.Proficiency with predictive analytics on big data projects is a plus.Strong analytical skills, work ethic, independence, problem solving ability, effective communication skills, and overall positive attitude.Advanced Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft productivity tools.Excellent oral and written communication skills.Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task while under pressure.Functional knowledge and skill necessary to compose, lay out, and proofread data.Excellent customer service and relationship-building skills.Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with solid presentation, and reporting skills.Ability to clearly and concisely communicate/explain information to a broad range of people with varying levels of technical expertise.Ability to work both independently and in a team environment. LANGUAGE SKILLSAbility to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. MATHEMATICAL SKILLSAbility to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations such as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis. REASONING ABILITYAbility to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. - Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Must be able to talk and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. May be required to lift, push or pull 50 pounds or more using cart or hand truck. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. May work near moving or mechanical parts. May have exposure to chemicals, fumes, warehouse environment, or adverse weather conditions. May be required to use safety and personal protective equipment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

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