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Posted 13:40 Feb 24, 2021 |

Database Developer and Analyst Research Appointment

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate is offering a unique opportunity that will support the Office of Innovation and Collaboration (I&C) to develop, build, and maintain a database/website interface for technical analyses, program reviews, and annual reports.

What will I be doing? You will review and examine the existing databases within the I&C, assess the needs of I&C staff and customers, develop a strategic plan for I&C database management and collaborate in the execution of a development plan.


Other activities may include:

  • Develop databases to support innovative web-based applications.
  • Troubleshoot software problems and provide solutions to overcome those problems.
  • Present development progress to management, colleagues, and customers.
  • Develop plans for better leveraging those capabilities to address S&T's needs.
  • Collaborate in the development of impact metrics for the capabilities.
  • Brief I&C leadership and S&T stakeholders on database requirements, desired impact, and development progress


Location: Washington DC


Anticipated Start Date: Application reviews will begin on September 30, 2020, and continue until a candidate is selected for this opportunity.



  • Competitive stipend as determined by DHS
  • Health Insurance Supplement. Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance through ORISE.
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Training and Travel Allowance



  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Bachelor’s degree required.


The desired candidate will have:

  • Experience in database or information system management, development, and strategic planning for an organization
  • Completed undergraduate degree
  • Completed coursework or have experience in database design, information management, computer science, or related field
  • Experience with one or more computer programming languages (C#, VBA, C++, R, Python, Java, etc.)
  • Interest in developing strategic plans for database development to meet an organization's needs