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Data Scientist (Mathematical Statistician)

Help us fight fraud! SSA's Office of Program Integrity is searching for several new hires to help SSA detect and prevent fraud by performing data analysis and research using a variety of analytical techniques such as statistical modeling, machine learning, and/or geospatial analysis.

  • Designs, develops, and presents analytical models and methods for implementation, performs qualitative and quantitative analysis, and conducts research to support and further SSA’s program integrity initiatives.
  • Performs advanced mathematical analyses, including building and evaluating predictive models to: 1) detect and prevent fraud in the agency’s programs; 2) measure and/or enhance program performance; and 3) increase operational efficiencies
  • Develops, implements, and refines projects and mathematical/statistical studies of SSA programs and develops models to correct deficiencies or improve the efficiency of SSA's processes, operations, and...
  • [Cont'd]... systems related to administering the anti-fraud program.
  • Determines methods and approaches to gather and develop required data to complete studies.
  • Analyzes study findings, develops recommendations, and prepares and presents confidential in-depth reports and position papers to management officials regarding analyses of problems.
  • Participates in the development, construction, maintenance, and exploratory data analysis of large datasets as it applies to end product mathematical/statistical analyses.
  • Designs models and methodologies well suited to the analysis of generally stated problems, ascertaining and defining validity of problems and developing appropriate criteria for evaluation in order to...
  • [Cont'd]... achieve improved program operations and management systems.
  • Collaborates with other SSA components to assure valid construction of sampling, statistical, and questionnaire techniques; optimal timing; and consistent execution of studies.
  • Develops, reviews, and evaluates program integrity program management information. Applies best practices to develop and maintain reports on program integrity initiatives for executive-level audiences.