Survey Statistician, GG-1530-13, Census-DEU-JNT
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.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.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.
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.
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.
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.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze." Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed.
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies at the full performance level of this position; please do not provide a separate written response:
- Skill to apply project management techniques to lead projects.
- Knowledge of statistical theories and methodology to manage and coordinate statistical projects/studies and apply knowledge of a particular statistical specialty.
- Skill to supervise individuals and teams.
- Skill to conduct survey research and apply data collection methodologies.
- Skill to prepare comprehensive reports and recommendations
- Skill to analyze factual information and evaluate significant factors and solve complex problems based on statistical data.
- Skill to identify customer needs and requirements and developing proposals/products to meet those needs.
- Skill to influence others to utilize particular technical methods and procedures or to persuade others to cooperate in meeting objectives when there are problems in securing cooperation.
- Skill to communicate complex information to a variety of audiences.
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