Survey Statistician, GG-1530-GG-07/09/11/12 Census-DE-PB
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-2017-0077, Survey Statistician, GG-1530-07/09/11/12 Census-DOC-PB which can be assessed at http://www.USAJOBS.gov. NOTE: IF YOU APPLIED TO ADDC-2017-0068 YOU MUST REAPPLY TO ADDC-2017-0077.
This vacancy is for multiple Survey Statistician positions in the Associate Director for Decennial Census Programs located at the U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters.
This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Survey Statistician, GG-1530-07/09/11/12 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.
A one year trial period may be required.
This position is ELIGIBLE for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).
Relocation expenses may be paid.
This is a NON-BARGAINING unit position.
This is an open continuous announcement. The initial cutoff date for referral is August 16, 2017. After this date additional referral lists will be created as vacancies are available. This announcement covers multiple positions with the various Directorates of the U.S. Census Bureau through September 30, 2017.
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation expenses may be paid.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.Minimum Education Requirement:
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:
For the GG-07, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes assisting with performing experimental design, data analysis, sampling, forecasting, quality control, and operations research; assisting with the planning a variety of projects; preparing reports and conducting statistical analysis to provide recommendations on results; applying systems analysis techniques in the use of statistical software packages and computer database tools.
1 year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement.
For the GG-09, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes applying standard statistical methods and performing experimental design, data analysis, sampling, forecasting, quality control, and operations research; researching statistical data and coordinating data collection activities; experience with a Systems Development Lifecycle; developing listing and mapping applications, assist with planning and developing a variety of projects; prepare reports; conduct statistical analysis and provide recommendations on results; experience using statistical software packages and computer database tools.
Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education
For the GG-11, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Experience includes using statistical theories and techniques that relate to experimental design, data analysis, sampling, forecasting, quality control, and operations research; researching and studying the design and administration processes from the formulation of concepts through specification and analysis of output to the presentation of conclusions; plan projects and develop preliminary recommendations requiring technical and administrative judgment; experience with a Systems Development Lifecycle; develop and/or present reports on statistical studies or surveys; perform statistical analysis and provide outcome on results; prepare charts and tables; experience in the use of statistical software packages and computer database tools.
3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
For the GG-12, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Experience includes applying advanced statistical techniques to experimental design, data analysis, sampling, forecasting, quality control, and operations research; developing and/or presenting professional papers or reports on statistical studies or surveys; provide technical assistance on complex statistical analyses; serve as a technical advisor on various statistical analyses and methods; plan and execute a variety of projects and develop recommendations requiring technical and administrative judgment; experience with a Systems Development Lifecycle; developing listing and mapping applications, and developing collection methodology; experience writing procedures for automated or computer-assisted statistical survey operations.
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.
Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold).
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
The following competencies are desirable at the full performance level of this position GG-12 LEVEL.
- Ability to collect, compute, and analyze data by applying statistical theory
- Skill in design and development of statistical studies and proposals
- Knowledge of analytical plans, statistical methods and techniques
- Ability to analyze data to evaluate critical factors
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