Statistician (Education), GS-1530-09/11(DEU)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Dec 10, 2018
Closes
Dec 10, 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.

    Positive Education 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.


    Minimum Qualification Requirements


    You may meet the minimum qualifications for the GS-9 if you possess:
    Two years of graduate education.
    OR
    A master's degree or equivalent degree.
    OR
    One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in federal service that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position (see description below).
    OR
    A combination of specialized experience and education that when taken as a percentage of the required education and experience total 100% or more.

    Specialized Experience for the GS-9
    One year of experience equivalent to the GS-7 performing all three (3) of the following duties or work assignments:
    1.    Experience applying statistical techniques and methods in performing project-related activities.
    2.    Experience assisting in writing procedural instructions.
    3.    Experience assisting in the preparation of documentation on procedures and problems encountered and making preliminary recommendations.

    You may meet the minimum qualifications for the GS-11 if you possess:
    Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
    OR
    3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree
    OR
    One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in federal service that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position (see description below).
    OR
    A combination of specialized experience and education that when taken as a percentage of the required education and experience total 100% or more.

    Specialized Experience for the GS-11
    One year of experience equivalent to the GS-9 performing all three (3) of the following duties or work assignments:
    1.    Experience performing defined units or parts of major projects involving numerous or unpredictable factors and requiring setting up and carrying out of integrated procedures.
    2.    Experience assisting in the evaluation of alternatives used to determine the appropriate methodology and procedures for efficiency, reliability and feasibility.
    3.    Experience preparing documentation of procedures, findings and problems encountered.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    The quality of your experience will be measured by the extent to which you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). You do not need to provide separate narrative responses to these KSAs, as they will be measured by your responses to the occupational questionnaire (you may preview the occupational questionnaire by clicking the link at the end of the Evaluations section of this vacancy announcement).

    GS-09
    1.    Skill in analyzing factual information and evaluating significant factors, and solving complex problems based on statistical data.
    2.    Knowledge of statistical theories, methodologies in order to coordinate simultaneous projects and apply knowledge of a particular statistical specialty.
    3.    Skill in preparing comprehensive reports and documentation.

    GS-11

    1.    Skill in analyzing factual information and evaluating significant factors, and solving complex problems based on statistical data.
    2.    Knowledge of statistical theories, methodologies in order to coordinate simultaneous projects and apply knowledge of a particular statistical specialty.
    3.    Skill in preparing comprehensive reports and documentation.

    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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