RequirementsConditions of Employment
- Apply statistical techniques and methods in performing project related activities.
- Plan, coordinate, implement, analyze data, and monitor project/survey activities for large-scale household or economic and/or smaller-scale surveys, including surveys of institutions.
- Communicate with supervisor and employees performing work for the assigned programs and projects.
- Gather survey requirements, develops specifications, procedures, survey materials, and training for data collection and post collection editing activities for multiple modes of data collection, including paper, automated, and web instruments.
- Document procedures, problems encountered, and lessons learned and makes preliminary recommendations for improvements.
QualificationsMinimum Education Requirement:
- Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
- U.S. Citizen
- Suitable for Federal employment.
- Registered for Selective Service if applicable. (www.sss.gov)
- A one-year probationary period may be required.
- This is a BARGAINING unit position.
- Relocation may be authorized.
- This is an open continuous announcement. The initial cutoff date for referral is 10/29/2023. After this date, the cut off dates are as follows: 11/29/2023, 12/29/3023, 1/29/2024, 2/29/2024, 3/29/2024.
Degree: that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements should be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements or business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing.OR
A combination of education and experience -- courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience should have included a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.ANDSpecialized Experience:
For the GS-11
, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09
in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes:
Setting priorities, and managing multiple simultaneous activities; soliciting input from team members to make key decisions; Providing technical advice, instruction, and training; communicating effectively in-person and in writing to diverse audiences, including co-workers, and internal/external customers; Reviewing and analyzing data using statistical techniques and statistical software such as SAS, Python, and/or Excel; Questionnaire design, instrument development and testing for automated and/web data collection instruments with guidance and supervision; Writing procedures, documentation, and/or training guides for data collection practices; Conducting/participating in a project from start to finish, setting priorities, and maintaining schedules; Identifying and solving complex problems; and Working in teams and completing projects on time.OREducation:
3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a doctoral degree or you have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent doctoral degree.Specialized Experience:
For the GS-12
, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11
in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes:
Leading a team, setting priorities, and managing multiple simultaneous activities; soliciting input from team members to make key decisions; providing technical advice, instruction, and training; communicating effectively in-person and in writing to diverse audiences, including coworkers, and internal/external customers; reviewing and analyzing data using statistical techniques and statistical software such as SAS, Python and/or Excel; questionnaire design, instrument development and testing for automated and/web data collection instruments with guidance and supervision; writing procedures, documentation, and/or training guides for data collection practices; conducting/participating in a project from start to finish, setting priorities, and maintaining schedules; identifying and solving complex problems; working in teams and completing projects on time.Education: Education cannot be substituted at this level.
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.Additional informationIf hired for this position with the Census Bureau, at its headquarters office located in Suitland, Maryland, you will be expected to temporarily telework to maximum extent while the headquarters building is being renovated. Once permitted to return to the office building, you will be expected to do so within 30 calendar days of receiving notification. At that time, you may be eligible to continue to telework or work remotely two or more days a pay period consistent with the Census Bureau's flexible telework and remote work policies and approval from your supervisor.
The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.
- VRA (GS-11 or below)
- VEOA ( permanent positions )
- 30% or more disabled
- Persons with Disabilities
The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.