Recent Graduate Survey Statistician, GS-1530-7/9/11, Census-DE-TST

Washington D.C.
Aug 09, 2017
Aug 14, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

This announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the date the first (150) applications are received or on 8/17/2017, whichever comes first.

The Census Bureau is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented individuals to join our Recent Graduates Program (RGP). The Recent Graduate Program is a one-year program that targets individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Successful applicants will be placed in a dynamic, one- year career development program. Throughout the program, you will participate in formal training, job assignments and receive a mentor to develop competencies applicable to the Census Bureau’s mission and needs. These positions are at the grade 7/9/11/12 entry levels, with an opportunity for permanent appointment upon successful completion of the program.

To be eligible for conversion to a permanent or term position, Recent Graduates must:

• Successfully completed at least 1-year of continuous service in addition to all requirements of the Program.

• Demonstrate successful job performance.

• Meet the Office of Personnel Management’s qualifications for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted.

This position is in the excepted service.

This is a bargaining unit position.

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

Relocation expenses may be paid.

A one-year probationary period may be required.

If non-competitively converted, the time spent as a Recent Graduate will count towards probationary period.

**Multiple selections may be made from various directorates within the Census Bureau from this announcement for a position with the same title, series, grade(s), promotion potential, general job responsibilities and duty location **

  • U.S. citizen.
  • Suitable for Federal employment.
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.
  • Must be 18 years or older at the time of appointment.
  • You MUST sign a Pathways Agreement.
  • Basic Entry Requirement for All Grade Levels:

    You must be a Recent College Graduates from qualifying institutions within two years of degree or certification (Veterans precluded by their military service obligation, will have up to six years to apply).

    Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

    Students with a transcript with a degree confer date on or before December 30, 2017, will be considered for Recent Graduate. Graduation/expected graduation date and GPA must be indicated in resume.


    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.


    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.


    GS-07: Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

    Completion of 1 year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership.

    1. Class standing -- Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses.

    2. Grade-point average (G.P.A.)-- Applicants must have a grade-point average of:

    1. 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or

    2. 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.

    3. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society.


    You have had at least one year of professional work experience, equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service.

    GS-09: Completion of 2 academic years of graduate level education, or a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree.


    One year of specialized equivalent to at least GS-7 or a combination of both experience and education.

    GS-11 Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree


    One year of specialized equivalent to at least GS-9 or a combination of both experience and education.

    NOTE: To show proof of meeting the Basic Entry Requirements, all applicants MUST submit a copy of their college transcripts. If your unofficial transcripts does not include your current semester courses, please provide a list of current courses to assist with determining your eligibility. See the Required Documents section for more information.

    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


    U.S. Census Bureau Recent Graduates will perform duties in one of the Divisions within the agency. Some of the duties include:

    • Develop survey and study specifications and procedures
    • Develop and design survey questionnaires
    • Assist in data collection operations
    • Analyze and evaluate data
    • Disseminate study results through written publications and oral presentations

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