Statistician Student Trainee

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Sep 21, 2017
Closes
Sep 21, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

The U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) is a great place to work, and we aren't the only ones who think so. We were rated "Most Improved Small Agency" in 2013 by the Partnership for Public Service and ranked 6th overall in the 2016 Best Places to Work Index.

An independent Federal agency, the Commission provides the President and Congress with high-quality analysis and technical support on international trade, tariff and competitiveness issues; hears and decides import injury cases and publishes the United States' tariff schedule. You will find a working environment throughout the Commission that is dedicated to the development of your technical skills and a commitment to provide balance between your work and personal life.

This position is located in the U.S. International Trade Commission, Office of Operations, Office of Analysis and Research Services, Statistical and Data Services Division. There is the possibility of extension through the school year, and/or for an additional year based on workload requirements and budget availability. This appointment does not confer permanent Federal status. However, you may be eligible for conversion to a term or permanent position in the competitive service after successful completion of academic requirements, provided you satisfy the program requirements, and work and funding is available. There is no implied expectation of conversion in this career opportunity.

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TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a U.S. citizen or national
  • You must be able to obtain a background security investigation
  • You will be required to execute a Pathways program participation agreement
  • You must adhere to Pathways program requirements

  • GRADE LEVEL REQUIREMENTS:

    Grade 5 applicants must meet one of the following requirements: completion of 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree with specific course work listed above, or 3 years of general office experience, of which one year is equivalent to the GS-4 level. Work experience must show: analysis of problems to identify significant factors, gathering pertinent data and recognizing solutions, planning and organizing work, attention to detail, providing customer service and administrative management functions related to office operations, and communicating effectively orally and in writing.

    Grade 7 applicants must meet one of the following requirements: completion of a bachelor's degree, in the fields listed above, with superior academic achievement (upper one-third of your graduating class, GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 overall, or during your last two years of college work) OR completion of 1 full academic year of graduate level education OR 1 year of work experience equivalent to the GS-5 level. Work experience must show: problem solving skills and abilities utilizing mathematical and statistical software; gathering data required for reporting purposes and independently preparing spreadsheets, memorandum and reports using specific guidelines, problem-solving skills; providing customer service and administrative management functions relating to office operations, and communicating orally and in writing OR a combination of experience and education.

    Program Qualification Requirements:

    1. You must be currently enrolled and in a continuing degree program during the course of the internship, or accepted for enrollment, in a qualifying educational institution on a full-time basis, as defined by your program. Your course of study should be in the field of statistics, or directly related field, as stated in the education section of this announcement.

    2. You must be in good academic standing throughout your college attendance, and have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA overall. In your field of study, you must also have at least a 2.5 in all course work.

    Positive education requirement: A formal course of study leading to a BA or equivalent degree, in statistics, mathematics or other major that included 15 semester hours in statistics, with the following requirements: 1) the 15 semester hours in statistics can be in a combination of mathematics and statistics provided at least 6 hours were in statistics; 2) you must have 9 semester hours in one or more of the following subjects: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering, or in the social sciences, as listed in the Office of Personnel Management's Qualification standards.

    You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified".

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

    Time period to meet qualifications: All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

    1. Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative statistical methodology and tools
    2. Knowledge and skill in applying statistical theory and principles
    3. Knowledge of computer data processing, database management, and computer programming
    4. Ability to work in a team environment
    Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience(s) and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. In order to fully evaluate your application and receive proper credit, your resume should include: (1) paid and non-paid experience, job title, dates held (month and year for qualifying purposes to receive credit), number of hours worked per week, and salary (2) knowledge of the subject matter and technical skills pertinent to this position; (3) specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work; and (4) names and phone numbers of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this job opportunity announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying.

    We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications and/or education on the information provided and evaluate your relevant education and/or work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) mentioned above. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:

    Best: This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience and/or education that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s).

    Better: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience and/or education that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position.

    Good: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications and/or education of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.

    Names of the candidates in the Best category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Within these categories, candidates eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.

    To preview the assessment questionnaire: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10046125

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