Supervisory Statistician (Demography), GG-1530-15, Census-DE-WKD

Washington D.C.
Aug 07, 2017
Aug 17, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

This vacancy is for a Supervisory Statistician (Demography) position located in the Office of the Assistant Division Chief for Census Programs, Population Division (POP) at the U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland. As the Special Assistant for the 2020 Decennial Census Count Review Program the incumbent will be responsible for planning, managing, and coordinating activities related to this program.

This vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements. Please read the 'Who May Apply' section carefully to determine your eligiblity. If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see POP-2017-0010, Supervisory Statistician (Demography), GG-1530-15, CENSUS-MP-WKD.

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

Term Appointment: 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.

A trial period may be required.

A supervisory probationary period may be required.

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

This is a Non-BARGAINING unit position.

Relocation expenses may be paid.

  • Not Required

  • No

  • U.S. citizen.
  • Suitable for Federal employment.
  • Registered for Selective Service if applicable. (
  • You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).
  • 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: 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 a copy of an official course description that clarifies the course has statistical content, or written documentation which must be on official school letterhead from a professor or a school official verifying that the content of the course has either met the 50 percent statistics course requirements or was a statistical course.

    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.


    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.

    In addition to the above, applicants must also meet the following:

    Specialized Experience: For GG-15, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS/GG-14 grade level in the Federal services or one year of equivalent professional work experience. Experience for this position includes leading, evaluating, and monitoring projects; developing project plans and schedules; guiding and directing research; leading a diverse team, decision making; analyzing reports and presenting results to higher level management and stakeholders; and/or measuring and ensuring compliance with quality standards for data collection, processing, analysis, or dissemination activities.

    Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade 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 experience.

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

    Not Applicable


    The individual selected for this position will:

    • Plan and coordinate project activities for large-scale demographic, economic, administrative data, and other projects.
    • Lead vaious demographic survey or decennial projects.
    • Prepare and communicate complex technical issues to a variety of audiences.
    • Serve as a technica expert for various demographic, sociological, statistical methodologies, economic, administrative data, and other projects.
    • Direct and supervise theplanning and execution of analyses and research related to large scale projects.

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