Alexandria, Virginia
May 15, 2017
May 22, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

The Transition to Veterans Program Office (TVPO), located in the Defense Personnel and Family Support Center (DPFSC) within the Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA),is responsible for the design and delivery of transition services including pre-separation counseling; employment and entrepreneurship workshops; counseling and assistance with employment technical training, education; resume writing assistance; counseling on education options; counseling on availability of and eligibility for, Veterans benefits and services; and assistance with accessing and researching computerized job banks, job training, counseling and placement programs.

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

  • No

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Applicants must demonstrate in their resume at least one (1) year of specialized experience that equipped them with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) to successfully perform the duties of the position and is directly in or related to this position. To be creditable, specialized experience must be at the GS-12/13/14 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade (General Schedule (GS) positions only), time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement. Creditable specialized experience includes:

    Specialized experience required for this position at the GS-12 is:
    - Assisting in the development of measurement concepts, instruments and tools.
    - Collecting, analyzing, interpreting and presenting quantitative data.
    - Participating in the development and design of statistical methods and techniques used in analyzing problems.

    Specialized experience required for this position at the GS-13 is:
    - Interpreting policy and regulatory requirements to determine the best method of data evaluation and analysis methods used for analyzing problems.
    - Developing data evaluation instruments, measures, and tools such as surveys, field observations and questionnaires.
    - Consulting with management officials on conducting statistical analysis, methods and techniques.
    - Establishing general specifications of data content, collection and dissemination.

    Specialized experience required for this position at the GS-14 is:
    - Technical expert in performing quantitative statistical analysis using complex analytic methods.
    - Advises management officials regarding appropriate uses and limitations of personnel measurement devices and survey techniques.
    - Develops changes to plans and/or methodology as needed.
    - Recommends applicable changes needed to policy and regulatory requirements based on conducted statistical analysis.

    In addition to meeting the above qualifications, your resume must also reflect the experience in the following Selective Placement Factor:

    - Expert knowledge and experience in applying 1 or more of the following: SPSS, Statistical Analysis System (SAS), or STATA in data analytics.

    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.

    The position has a positive education requirement which must also be met: See below minimum education requirements.

    For the Psychology (0180) Series: Bachelor's degree (120 semester hours or 180 quarter hours) in psychology.

    For the Statistician (1530) Series: Bachelor's degree (120 semester hours or 180 quarter hours) 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.

    For the Statistician (1530) Series: a combination of education and experience--courses shown 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 test of significance. The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform work in the occupation.

    For the Operations Research (1515) Series: Bachelor's degree in operations research; or at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics. At least 3 of the 24 semester hours must have been in calculus. Courses acceptable for qualifying for operations research positions may have been taken in departments other than Operations Research, e.g., Engineering (usually Industrial Engineering), Science, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, or Management Science. The following are illustrative of acceptable courses: optimization; mathematical modeling; queuing theory; engineering; physics (except descriptive or survey courses); econometrics; psychometrics; biometrics; experimental psychology; physical chemistry; industrial process analysis; managerial economics; computer science; measurement for management; mathematical models in social phenomena; and courses that involved application of operations research techniques and methodologies to problems of management, marketing, systems design, and other specialized fields; or other comparable quantitative analysis courses for which college-level mathematics or statistics is a prerequisite. Courses in theory of probability and statistics are highly desirable, but are not specified as minimum educational requirements because to do so would possibly exclude some applicants who would otherwise be well qualified.

    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

    ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support
    your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application, or (2)
    If you are serviced by the office filling this position and your transcripts are on file in your official personnel folder, you are not required to submit. However, it is your responsibility to ensure transcripts are on file.

    All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

    Work Schedule: Fulltime
    Overtime: Occasionally
    Tour of Duty: Flexible
    Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
    Financial Disclosure: Not Required
    Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
    Selective Service Requirement: Please visit for more information.
    For more information, please visit General Application Information and Definitions.

    Other Notes:

    Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

    All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

    Q - Nonsensitive

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