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


Category: Operate and Maintain
Specialty Area: Data Administration


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)

How to Apply

To apply for this work role, submit an application to one or more of CISA's vacancy announcements. Please ensure your resume has been updated to reflect your demonstrated experience performing the above tasks and describe your exposure to the listed competencies.

  1. Assign the appropriate Task ID and/or Core KSA ID to each experience statement in your resume. Task and KSA IDs are listed in parenthesis at the end of each bullet above.
  2. You must also include demonstrated experience on the four required competencies:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Customer Service
  • Oral Communication
  • Problem Solving

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