Survey Statistician (Survey Manager), GS-1530-14 DH

Alexandria, Virginia
Aug 17, 2022
Aug 24, 2022
Full Time

As a Survey Manager, you will perform the following duties:
  • Designs, plans, and manages special, one time or recurring major national surveys.
  • Manages all aspects of project development including operational and technical aspects of the project, as well as improvement projects for assigned survey(s) such as innovative methods for improving response rates.
  • Identifies appropriate techniques for addressing problems or issues to solve difficult and/or unique problems for delivery of products on schedule and within budget.
  • Manages survey or project after contract award, including oversight of the project team and coordination of project tasks in order to assure that project objectives are met, and quality standards are maintained within the project schedule and budget.
  • Evaluates project proposals and drafts contract and grant award recommendations related to assigned survey or technical improvement projects.
  • Designs and drafts clearance packages in assigned area of responsibility, monitors their processing, and introduces innovations in response to complexities of Federal regulations and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) questions.
  • Writes, designs, and develops Info briefs and Detailed Statistical Tables, as well as, Special Reports, and contributions to overview reports such as Science and Engineering Indicators, where appropriate for dissemination of the survey data.
  • Ensures timely dissemination of survey data in a customer friendly format.
  • Designs and prepares responses to requests for information and special analyses related to major project area; has authoritative knowledge of statistical and economic or social science principles in assigned subject area.
  • Maintains authoritative scientific knowledge of state-of-the-art survey, statistical, and economic or social science methods relevant to assigned program areas through reading, meetings with Federal and nonfederal researchers and analysts, or participation in professional Survey Statistician meetings.


Conditions of Employment

  • Background investigation.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
  • US citizenship.
  • Selectee may be required to serve a 1-year trial/probationary period

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Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). 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.

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This position is in the bargaining unit represented by AFGE Local 3403.


Basic Requirements

GS-1530 (Statistics):
  • Degree: bachelor's degree that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in math & stats combined but with at least 6 semester hours in stats), and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, engineering; or social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, or psychology. OR
  • Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in 1 above, plus additional education & experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree. The experience should include professional statistical work such as sampling, collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, & applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple & multiple correlation, analysis of variance, & tests of significance.

  • In addition to meeting the basic education and/or experience requirements described above, you must also meet the following specialized experience.

    To qualify at the GS-14 level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in Federal service performing all aspects of budgetary functions for an organization. Examples of specialized experience include: directing a program responsible for designing and conducting surveys, data collections and special studies; planning, designing, developing, and implementing ongoing statistical surveys; overseeing the overall planning, design, implementation, and analysis of surveys; and developing and maintaining time schedules and project management systems.


    You must meet the minimum education requirements as described in "Qualifications."

    Additional information

    Relocation Expenses will not be paid.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):
    ICTAP and CTAP provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP or CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP or CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified you must meet the following: OPM qualification requirements for the position, all selective factors, where applicable; special OPM approved qualifying conditions for the position; is physically qualified with reasonable accommodation, where appropriate, to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry; and receives a rating of at least "Very Good" on the questionnaire. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP or CTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.
    Additional information regarding ICTAP or CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources

    Veteran's Preference:
    If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation as specified on the SF-15.

    NSF has determined that all of its positions are eligible for telework. Work suitable for telework depends on job duties; therefore, employees must receive approval from their supervisor for telework and have a telework agreement in place. Entering into a telework agreement is voluntary.

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    This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation.

    The Selected Candidate(s) may be subject to a background investigation.