Student Trainee (Mathematics and Statistics), GG-1599-07/09/11, Census-Pathways-LB (Mathematics and
Occasional travel - May be required.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
This announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the date the first (100) applicants are receive or on October 12, 2018, whichever comes first.
**This position is temporary and there is NO promotion potential beyond the grade that you are selected for during the entire time period you are employed under this announcement.**
A trial period may be required.
This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Student Trainee (Mathematics and Statistics), GG-1599-07/09/11, positions within the Census Bureau in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.
If a degree has been obtained, please include a letter of acceptance into another degree or certificate program to show proof of eligibility.
This position will be filled under the Pathways Internship Program. This Program allows students to gain paid work experience while pursuing a degree, diploma or certificate at a qualifying institution. Under the Pathways Program, students who successfully complete all work, study, qualifications, and other eligibility requirements may be offered a permanent position work our agency upon graduation or completion of a qualifying certificate.
At the Agency's discretion, students hired under the Pathways Program may be non-competitively converted to a term, career, or career-conditional appointment with a possible Full Performance Level (FPL) of GS-11, GS-12, or GS-13 (FPL varies based on hiring department).
This position is in the excepted service.
This position is non-bargaining unit unless the appointment extends beyond 90 days.
This position may be eligible for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Basic Entry Requirement for All Grade Levels:
You must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited high school, technical or vocational school, two-year or four-year college or university, graduate or professional school (go to www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ to verify accreditation status). Individuals who are enrolled must be taking at least a half-time academic, vocational, or technical course load leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate.
Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA.
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, or psychology.
Notes Regarding Qualifying Education:
Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements will be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods. If the statistical content of a course cannot be determined based on the course title, you must submit an official course description for the course, or written documentation.
Combination of education/experience: courses as shown in 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.
MINIMUM GRADE LEVEL REQUIREMENTS:
In addition to meeting the Basic Entry Requirements above, applicants must have the following education requirement for:
GG-7: 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.
- 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.
- Grade-point average (G.P.A.)-- Applicants must have a grade-point average of
- 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
- 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.
You have had at least one year of professional work experience, equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service.
GG-9: Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
Completion of 2 academic years of progressively higher level education leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree.
You have had at least one year of professional work experience, equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service.
GG-11: Completion of 3 academic years of progressively higher level education leading to a PhD or equivalent degree.
You have had at least one year of professional work experience, equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service.
NOTE: To show proof of meeting the Basic Entry Requirements, all applicants MUST submit a copy of their college transcripts. 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.Read more
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.
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 GG-11.
- Knowledge of the principles, theories, and tools of sociology, economics, statistics, or demography.
- Ability to analyze and interpret data.
- Ability to conduct research using survey data.
- Ability to meet deadlines using excellent written and oral communication skills.
For more information on category rating, please go to: http://www.hr.commerce.gov/s/groups/public/@doc/@cfpasa/@phrm/documents/content/prod01_009474.pdf
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