Survey Statistician

Washington D.C.
Feb 21, 2019
Feb 21, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or national
  • You may be required to serve a one-year probationary period
  • You will be required to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.
  • You must meet all the requirements below by the closing date of the announcement and they must be clearly identified in your application, resume or supporting documents. This includes any general and specialized experience, education and/or selective placement factors mentioned. These are used to determine if you possess the knowledge, skills and/or abilities to successfully perform in this position.

    THIS IS A DIRECT HIRE SOLICITATION - These positions are being advertised through the Direct Hire Authority (DHS) for Scientific, Technical, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) positions at the GS-11 through GS-15 grade levels (or equivalent) nationwide for enabling simple and strategic hiring to attract top talent to create a workforce for the 21st century where a severe-shortage or critical hiring need has been identified.


    In addition to meeting the Basic Entry Requirements above, applicants must have the experience listed below.

    Specialized Experience: For GS-14, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector which has given the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience for this position includes: having 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, establishing statistical project schedules and guidelines for the purpose of evaluating efficiency, accuracy and compliance to specifications; monitoring statistical program progress, analyzing program areas and solving difficult and unique statistical problems.

    You must provide a copy of your transcript to support this requirement.

    Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.

    To meet Basic Qualifications, all applicants must meet one of the following:

    A. Positive education requirement: a formal course of study leading to a BA or equivalent degree, in statistics, mathematics or other major, that included 15 semester hours in statistics, with the following requirements: 1) the 15 semester hours in statistics can be in a combination of mathematics and statistics provided at least 6 hours were in statistics; 2) you must have 9 semester hours in one or more of the following subjects: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering, or in the social sciences, as listed in the Office of Personnel Management's Qualification standards; OR

    B. Combination of education and experience: courses 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) collection, computing and analyzing data, and c) applying statistical techniques such as measurements of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance. The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work in the occupation, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the appropriate field.

    Time period to meet qualifications: All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

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

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

    1. Skill in applying statistical theory and principles in performing research using quantitative methods
    2. Experience in applying the methods, procedures, and specifications required to plan, coordinate, and lead large-scale projects
    3. Experience in computer data processing, database management, and computer programming
    4. Written and oral communication skills
    Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience(s) and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. In order to fully evaluate your application and receive proper credit, your resume should include: (1) paid and non-paid experience, job title, dates held (month and year for qualifying purposes to receive credit), number of hours worked per week, and salary (2) knowledge of the subject matter and technical skills pertinent to this position; (3) specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work; and (4) names and phone numbers of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this job opportunity announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying.

    We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications and/or education on the information provided and evaluate your relevant education and/or work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) mentioned above. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:

    Best: This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience and/or education that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s).

    Better: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience and/or education that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position.

    Good: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications and/or education of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.

    Names of the candidates in the Best category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Within these categories, candidates eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.

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    Read more Security clearance Secret

    Drug test required No

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