Statistician Intern, GS-1599-4/7/9, Census-Pathways-JA

Washington D.C.
Mar 19, 2018
Mar 27, 2018
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Suitable for Federal Employment.
  • Registered for Selective Service System, if applicable. (
  • You may be required to complete a Financial Disclosure (OGE-450).
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • You Must sign a Pathways Agreement
  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Basic Entry Requirements:

    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.

    Minimum Education Requirements:

    GS-04: Successfully completed 2 full academic years of post-high school study or an associates degree, at least 60 credit (90 quarter hours).

    In addition to meeting the Basic Entry Requirements, applicants must have the following education requirement:

    GS-07: Sucessfully completed 1 full academic year of graduate level education, at least 18 credits (27 quarter hours),

    or Eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement Provision and completion of a bachelor's degree.

    S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society

    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:

    a. 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;


    b. 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.

    GS-09: Successfully completed 2 academic years of graduate level education, or a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree, at least 36 credit hours (54 quarter hours).

    This position has a positive education requirement that MUST be met prior to conversion. Please click on the following links for more information on the education requirements for Statistics Series, 1530

    NOTE: To show proof of meeting the Basic Entry Requirements, all applicants MUST submit a copy of their college transcripts and proof of current enrollment. If recently accepted into a certificate or degree program, you must include the acceptance letter with your application. 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.

    The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that do not fall under competitive examining procedures; however, they 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). Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best-qualified candidates 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 GS-11.

    • Knowledge of and skill in applying statistical theories, methodology, and developments of a nationwide data collection program to perform the full range of specialized duties.
    • Knowledge of organizational programs, terminology procedures, and standards to apply to assigned projects in order to prepare technical instruction manuals for clients or enumerators.
    • Ability to evaluate critical factors relative to assignments, draw rational inferences, and prepare technical reports of findings and methods.
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