Statistician (Education), GS-1530-13/14 (DEU)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Oct 16, 2018
Closes
Oct 16, 2018
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Relocation Expenses will not be paid.
  • Must complete a Background Investigation and fingerprint check.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Must complete a one year probationary period.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

    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. We will consider all qualifying experience, including any volunteer experience.

    Basic Requirements:

    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.  OR

    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 s (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-13

    52 weeks of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. This experience must be equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal government. Examples of such experience include: providing advice and assistance to grant or contract applicants; reviewing and evaluating grant or contract proposals; conducting onsite monitoring of projects; providing technical assistance about the management of grants or contracts; monitoring contracts; undertaking special projects for a work unit; coordinating components of a program; advising managers about program operations; interpreting program rules and regulations to resolve problems and controversies; and working with staff and program officials to obtain their cooperation and input.

    Required Specialized experience for GS-13- One year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 performing all three (3) of the following duties or work assignments:

    1. Experience planning and executing statistical studies.

    2. Experience consulting, evaluating, and analyzing all aspects of statistical application.

    3. Experience developing statistical methodologies to analyze data; and applying statistical theories, principles, and techniques.


    GS-14
    52 weeks of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. This experience must be equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal government. Examples of such experience include: providing advice to organizations and State officials about planning, developing, and carrying out education programs; improving and evaluating education programs; making recommendations for the objectives, policies, and priorities in a work unit; developing guidelines, regulations, and strategies for an education program; developing, testing, and applying innovative education techniques and methods; developing regulations and guidelines for an education program; planning and conducting regional or national meetings, workshops, or seminars; providing technical assistance to regional offices on demonstration projects; administering grants or projects; and preparing selection criteria for grant and contract awards.

    Required Specialized experience for GS-14 - One year of experience equivalent to the GS-13 performing all three (3) of the following duties or work assignments:

    1. Experience  consulting, evaluating, and analyzing all aspects of statistical application.

    2. Experience leading/overseeing the design, planning, and execution of statistical studies.

    3. Experience developing statistical methodologies to analyze data; and applying statistical theories, principles, and techniques.


    For full qualifications go to:  http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.asp

    Veterans’ Career Counseling: If you are a veteran interested in receiving tips on preparing a Federal resume and/or how to prepare for an interview, you may email Iwork@ed.gov to schedule a session with a career counselor (“Veterans Counseling Session” should be placed in the subject line of the email).

    Student Loan Default: If selected for this position, we will verify that you have not defaulted on any loan funded or guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Education. If you are found to be in default, we will contact you to make arrangements for repayment prior to making an official offer of employment.

    Suitability and Investigation: If selected for this position, you will be required to complete the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine your suitability for federal employment and successfully complete a pre-appointment investigation/background check.

    Telework: This position is telework eligible.

    Selections: Agencies have broad authority under law to hire from any appropriate source of eligibles and may fill a vacancy in the competitive service by any method authorized. We may make additional selections from this vacancy announcement within 90 days from the date the selection certificates are issued, should vacancies occur. We may also share selection certificates amongst program offices across the agency.

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

    We use a multi-step process to review and evaluate applicants:

    1.    Eligibility and Minimum Qualifications
    Once the vacancy announcement closes, we will review your submitted resume and documents to determine if you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements, including any required education, experience, and/or selective placement factors. You will be rated as ineligible if you do not meet U.S. Citizenship requirements or your application is missing any required documents. You will be rated as not qualified if you do not possess the minimum qualification requirements.

    2.    Rating and Ranking
    If you are found to meet both the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements, we will assess the quality of your experience and the extent to which you possess the required KSAs by comparing your submitted resume and documents against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. (The occupational questionnaire is the list of questions in the automated system that you will have an opportunity to answer once you apply for the position).  

    Based on the outcome of this evaluation, you will be placed into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified.

    If your responses to the occupational questionnaire are not substantiated by your submitted resume, you may be eliminated from receiving further consideration.

    Veterans’ Preference: Veterans’ preference eligibles will be ranked ahead of qualified non-preference eligibles within each category for which they are qualified. Qualified veterans’ preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more (CPS and CP) will be placed at the top of the Best Qualified category, except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 grade level or higher.

    3.    Referral and Selection
    If you are found to be amongst the most highly qualified applicants, you will be referred to the selecting official. As part of the assessment and selection process, the selecting official may invite you to participate in a structured interview, check your references, and/or request that you submit a writing sample or complete a written assessment or exercise to further evaluate your qualifications for this position.  


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