Supervisory Survey Statistician, GS-1530-15, Census-DE-KBL

Washington D.C.
Mar 16, 2018
Mar 16, 2018
Full Time

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel may be required.

Relocation expenses reimbursed 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).
  • 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: 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 requirements, you must also meet the following requirements.

    Specialized Experience:

    For GS-15, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal services. Specialized Experience includes: being responsible for the validity and technical judgment in the formulation of plans for statistical support programs, in the execution of plans, in the interpretation of findings, and in the recommendations; developing action plans to achieve objectives, determining reasonable segmentation of tasks for assignments to subordinate personnel, coordinating program deadlines and priorities, and establishing statistical project schedules to ensure that all work was completed on time; establishing guidelines for the purpose of evaluating efficiency, accuracy and compliance to specifications, and being responsible for monitoring statistical program progress; providing recommendations and advice for the development and clarification of policies, objectives and program requirements; analyzing program areas and participating in negotiating and solving difficult and unique statistical problems; preparing comprehensive and precise reports and presentations addressing complex technical or policy concepts.

    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.

    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.

    The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.

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    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:

    • Knowledge of the function and structure of governments and their role in society.
    • Ability to foster the development of others, facilitating cooperation and teamwork.
    • Skills to clearly convey information through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
    • Ability to define the issue, gather and interpret information, generate alternatives, and implement action based on recognition of the issue, problem definition, and probable consequences for mitigation of risk.
    • Ability to plan, lead, organize, monitor, integrate, manage program related and to apply project management techniques to accomplish program goals.
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