CISA Data Analyst

This role examines data from different sources with the goal of providing insight to organization, mission/business processes, and information systems. Designs, documents, and implements custom algorithms, workflow processes, and large data sets used for modeling, data mining, and research purposes.

Personnel performing this role may unofficially or alternatively be called:

  • Data Architect
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Modeler
  • Data Custodian
  • Data Manager
  • Data Warehouse Specialist
  • Information Dissemination Manager
  • Data/Database Security Analyst
  • Data Security Officer
  • Data Scientist
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst


Skill Community: IT 
Category: Operate and Maintain
Specialty Area: Data Administration
Work Role Code: 422


Core Tasks

  • Analyze and define data requirements and specifications. (T0007)
  • Analyze data sources to provide actionable recommendations. (T0342)
  • Assess the validity of source data and subsequent findings. (T0347)
  • Collect metrics and trending data. (T0349)
  • Develop data standards, policies, and procedures. (T0068)
  • Provide actionable recommendations to critical stakeholders based on data analysis and findings. (T0385)

Core Competencies

  • Data Analysis
  • Data Management
  • Database Management Systems

Core Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Skill in using outlier identification and removal techniques. (S0129)
  • Skill in identifying hidden patterns or relationships. (S0109)
  • Skill in using basic descriptive statistics and techniques (e.g., normality, model distribution, scatter plots). (S0125)
  • Skill in using data analysis tools (e.g., Excel, STATA SAS, SPSS). (S0126)
  • Skill in conducting queries and developing algorithms to analyze data structures. (S0013)
  • Skill in generating queries and reports. (S0037)

Join the Mission

CISA is always searching for diverse, talented, and highly motivated professionals to continue its mission of securing the nation’s critical infrastructure. CISA is more than a great place to work; our workforce tackles the risks and threats that matter most to the nation, our families, and communities.

To join this mission, visit USAJOBs and/or the DHS Cybersecurity Service to view job announcements and to access the application. Be sure to tailor your resume to the specific job announcement, attach relevant documents, and complete all required assessments. 

When applying for CISA’s cyber positions, please review CISA’s cyber roles above and update your resume to align your experience with the listed competencies. Your resume must also show demonstrated cyber/IT related experience in:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Customer Service
  • Oral Communication
  • Problem Solving

To receive email notifications when new CISA positions are announced, set up a “saved search” on USAJOBs with keyword “Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

Individuals eligible for special hiring authorities may also be considered during CISA’s one-stop hiring events or by emailing or

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