Survey Statistician, GG-1530-13, Census-DEU-JNT

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jul 26, 2017
Closes
Sep 30, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

This vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements. Some applicants may not be eligible to be hired under THIS announcement. Please make sure you apply to the announcement that entitles you to consideration. Read the 'Who May Apply' section carefully to determine your eligibility. If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see ADDC-2017-0069, Survey Statistician, GG-1530-13, Census-DOC-JNT which can be assessed at http://www.USAJOBS.gov.

This vacancy is for multiple Survey Statistician positions in the Associate Director for Decennial Census Program (ADDC) located at the U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland.

The Census Bureau is accessible from the Metro Rail Green Line – Suitland Station.

This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Survey Statistician, GG-1530-13 positions within the Census Bureau in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.

This is a Term Appointment, initial appointment is not to exceed (NTE) 2 years. This appointment may be extended 2 additional years at management’s discretion.

This position is ELIGIBLE for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).

A trail period may be required.

This is a NON-BARGAINING unit position.

This is an open continuous announcement. The initial cutoff date for referral is August 2, 2017. After this date additional referral lists will be created as vacancies are available. This announcement covers multiple positions within the various Directorates of the U.S. Census Bureau through September 30, 2017.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. citizen.
  • Suitable for Federal employment.
  • Registered for Selective Service, if applicable. (www.sss.gov)
  • A trial period may be required.
  • Basic Requirements:

    A. 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.

    NOTE: As indicated in A above credit toward meeting statistical course requirements will be granted 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. Additionally, to receive credit for coursework that is not catalogued on the transcript as Statistics or contain 'statistics' in the course title, applicants must attach an official course description for the course that clarifies that the course has statistical content, or written documentation (documentation must be on official school letterhead) from a professor or a school official verifying that the content of a course has either met the 50% statistics course requirements or was a statistical course if the course name in your transcript is not entitled as statistics.
    OR

    B. 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.

    If you do not submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.

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    Grade Level Requirements:

    In addition to meeting the Basic Entry Requirements above, applicants must have the experience listed below:

    Specialized Experience: For the GG-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 services.

    Specialized Experience is defined as experience: 1) Interpreting, formulating, and applying statistical techniques to data management.; 2) Leading or supervising individuals and/or teams; and 3) Researching and executing analytical and evaluative survey methods to develop data, provide guidance, and report findings.

    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.

    Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

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    DUTIES:

    The individual selected for this position will:

    • Plan, schedule, carry out, monitor, and report status of activities for survey research projects.
    • Oversee and direct the work of individuals and teams.
    • Design, conduct, and report finding and recommendations of methodological research associated with instrument development, measurement error, nonresponse reduction and respondent burden in establishment surveys.
    • Work collaboratively with clients, co-workers, peers, and colleagues to develop products to meet customer needs.
    • Communicate with a variety of customers, management, stakeholders, and internal workgroups.