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Fellowship details

Job Type: Full-time

Salary range: Fellows are hired as full-time federal employees hired at a GS-15 level, Step 1, as they serve a 1-2 year term in Washington, D.C., which for 2020 incoming Fellows will be $142,701. For more information on GS salaries, visit OPM’s Salaries & Wages page.

Who May Apply: All United States citizens who are not currently federal employees or GSA contractors are eligible to apply. This is not a remote position. Fellows must work in/relocate to Washington, D.C., however we cannot provide financial relocation assistance.

Deadline: The deadline to apply for the October 2020 cohort of Fellows is May 4, 2020, at 11:59 PM EST.

Interviews: We will be conducting interviews in April, and offers will be sent out by the end of June for an October 1 start date.

Before applying, please read more information about the required qualifications for this opportunity, as well as guidance on how to prepare a government style resume, on the JoinTTS website. For all other questions, check out our FAQ page.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for mid-to-senior-level, high-performing data scientists, designers, engineers, executives, innovators, product managers, and technology strategists that care deeply about solving our nation’s most difficult challenges and want to deliver better products, services, and experiences to the American public.

You’re a great fit if you are:

  • Agile, collaborative, innovative, resourceful, and strategic
  • Able to deliver measurable results in challenging environments
  • A holistic thinker, digital trailblazer, and technical leader that will help define the future of government services and shape digital policy

What you’ll do

As a Fellow, you’ll build products and services at scale to serve the American people. Working with federal partners, you’ll explore problems, uncover insights, and create exciting new solutions to improve our government. Your work draws on private-sector best practices, including workshopping, deep dives, design sprints, live user-testing, and rapid prototyping with the goal of maximizing impact in the shortest possible time frame.

Below are examples of current projects from our Fall 2019 cohort, and we will be posting projects for the Fall 2020 cohort soon. We plan on working with many of our current agencies and expand to new agencies as well:

  • Modernizing the technology stack at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid so they can better share data with stakeholders across the healthcare ecosystem
  • Helping NASA speed up the discovery, analysis and development of aerospace systems using artificial intelligence to ultimately help combat climate change by reducing fuel burn for the aerospace industry
  • Working with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to better support veterans transitioning from military to civilian life, adopt medical innovations to improve mental health services and health outcomes, and reduce the processing time for benefits claims
  • Collaborating with multiple federal agencies to drive the adoption of AI technologies across government
  • Ensuring that the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. foreign aid agency, and their partner countries have the data, technology, and innovations skills needed to maximize the impact of U.S. investments
  • Guiding the Department of Transportation as they adapt to the challenges and opportunities that autonomous vehicles and aerial systems offer
  • Helping the U.S. Marine Corps conduct a digital and data transformation to keep Marines safe

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