Mathematical Statistician

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Wallops Island, Virginia
Posted
Aug 05, 2022
Closes
Aug 13, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a Mathematical Statistician you will:
  • Advise program staff on developing methods and selecting techniques to conduct methodological research to improve sample surveys or experimental designs; to conduct evaluations of data collection, reduction, processing, protocol design, sample size, and analysis of methodologies and results.
  • Design and develop mathematical statistical models, methods, and/or techniques such as sample and survey designs for related data collection. Monitors and maintains center standards regarding survey design and methodology.
  • Provide technical advice to peers and senior managers within and outside of the organization on statistical methods and techniques. Prepare comprehensive reports of study results to include discussion of substantive research objectives.
  • Identify specific statistical research areas that merit investigation, develops new hypotheses and approaches for studies and evaluates the feasibility of such endeavors.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Subject to satisfactory security and suitability requirements.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • This a remote position, the expected hours of work are covered by multiple time zones EST, CST, MST, and PST.
  • The actual salary will be based on the geographic location of the individual(s) selected for this position.
  • Selectee may be required to travel for limited visits to a Department of Energy office to attend trainings or meetings.
  • This vacancy announcement will be used to fill STEM positions.
  • The vacancies filled through these appointments have varying levels of background investigative requirements, up to a Top Secret - DOE "Q" clearance.
  • All applications will expire every 120 days. In order to continue receiving consideration for these positions, it is necessary to ensure your application remains active by re-applying/updating every 120 days.
  • Positions are located agency-wide and may be filled as permanent, term, or temporary with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.
  • Appointments made with this authority may be processed as a new appointment into the Civil Service.


Qualifications

BASIC REQUIREMENTS
  • Degree: that included 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, of which at least 12 semester hours were in mathematics and 6 semester hours were in statistics.

    OR
  • Combination of education and experience -- at least 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, including at least 12 hours in mathematics and 6 hours in statistics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

  • In addition to meeting the education requirement above. You must meet the experience requirement below.SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

    GS-11, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Experience is defined as:
    • Conducting energy studies and developing mathematical methods and techniques.
    • Developing mathematical/statistical techniques, approaches and methodologies to analyze energy and commodity markets.
    • Reviewing data operations to assure compliance with specifications, agreements and laws in the use of energy supply and demand data collection programs.

    OR
    • 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

    GS-12: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Experience is defined as:
    • Applying advanced statistical techniques to experimental design, data analysis, sampling, forecasting, quality control, and operations research.
    • Developing and/or presenting professional papers or reports on statistical studies or surveys; providing technical assistance on complex statistical analyses.
    • Serving as a technical advisor on various statistical analyses and methods.
    • Planning and executing a variety of projects and developing recommendations requiring technical and administrative judgment.
    • Developing listing and mapping applications, and developing collection methodology.
    • Writing procedures for automated or computer-assisted statistical operations.

    NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-12 level.

    GS-13: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Experience defined as:
    • Applying advanced statistical techniques to experimental design, data analysis, sampling, forecasting, quality control, and operations research.
    • Developing and/or presenting professional papers or reports on statistical studies or surveys. Providing technical expertise to support complex statistical analyses and methods.
    • Planning and executing a variety of complex projects and developing recommendations requiring technical and administrative judgment.
    • Developing listing and mapping applications, and developing collection methodology; and/or experience writing and auditing procedures for automated or computer-assisted statistical operations.

    NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-13 level.

    GS-14: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Experience is defined as:
    • Applying advanced statistical techniques to experimental design, data analysis, sampling, forecasting, quality control, and operations research.
    • Developing and/or presenting professional papers or reports on statistical studies or surveys. Providing technical expertise to support complex statistical analyses.
    • Serving as a technical expert on various statistical analyses and methods.
    • Planning and executing a variety of complex projects and develop recommendations requiring technical and administrative judgment; experience with a Systems Development Lifecycle;
    • Developing listing and mapping applications, and developing collection methodology; and/or experience writing, auditing, and identifying new procedures for automated or computer-assisted statistical survey operations.

    NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-14 level.

    GS-15: You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Experience is defined as:
    • Serving as a consultant and senior advisor in applying advanced statistical techniques to experimental design, data analysis, sampling, forecasting, quality control, and operations research to resolve novel or obscure problems.
    • Developing and/or presenting professional papers or reports on statistical studies or surveys; utilizing advanced statistical methodologies, procedures, or programs for complex statistical analyses and methods.
    • Plan and execute a variety of complex projects and develop recommendations requiring technical and authoritative judgment; an authoritative expert with a Systems Development Lifecycle.
    • Developing listing and mapping applications, and utilizing innovative collection methodology; and/or establishing innovative writing and auditing procedures for automated or computer-assisted statistical survey operations.

    NOTE: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-15 level.

    "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    OPM Qualification Standards for the GS-1529 series can be found at the following website: OPM Qualification Standard for the GS-1529 Series

    CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section. This public notice may be used to fill multiple positions as needed; therefore, applicants must meet the qualifications at the time the applications are reviewed.

    Education

    This position has a positive education requirement. Therefore, you MUST provide documentation supporting any education claims in your application. This documentation can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. For specific education requirements, please see the Education Requirements.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html If selected, official transcripts may be requested.

    Additional information

    The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    • Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
    • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in a maximum telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to telework upon your appointment. As employees are permitted to return to the office, you may be required to report to the duty station listed on this announcement, even if your home/temporary telework site is located outside the local commuting area. Your position may be eligible for workplace flexibilities which may include remote work or telework options, and/or flexible work scheduling. These flexibilities may be requested in accordance with the DOE Workplace Flexibilities policy.
    • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across DOE.
    • Applications will expire 120 days after receipt.
    • Applicants are limited to 4 geographic locations.
    • For general information on government-wide Telework polices visit: www.telework.gov
    • Status and Non-Status applicants from outside DOE selected under this authority are required to serve a mandatory one (1) year probationary period. A DOE career status employee selected for this position may be required to serve a new one (1) year probationary period, pursuant to 5 CFR 315.802.
    • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
    • This public notice is to gather applications that may or may not result in a referral or selection.
    • More than one selection may be made under this hiring authority.
    • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
    • Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
    • Positions may be filled at varying levels of leadership, ie Team Lead, Manager, Supervisor.
    • Supervisory positions may require a 1-year probationary period, if not yet completed.
    • New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify
    • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
    • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register . If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.

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