Survey Statistician - Direct Hire
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
You must submit an unofficial or official transcript by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
***This is an open continuous vacancy announcement which allows acceptance of applications through the closing date. The intent of this announcement is to establish a standing register of qualified candidates. Applicants will be referred periodically throughout the announcement period. Final application disposition will be completed once all positions have been filled or the announcement reaches the end of the open period stated in the announcement. The first cut-off date for receipt/referral of applications to be considered for available vacant positions will be May 3, 2019; subsequent cut-off dates will be June 3, 2019; July 3, 2019; August 5, 2019; September 5, 2019; October 7, 2019; November 7, 2019; December 9, 2019; January 9, 2020; February 10, 2020; March 10, 2020 and April 2, 2020.****
Under this Direct-Hire announcement, all applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements at the grade level they are applying will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Veteran's Preference, Schedule A, Category Rating, and other methods of consideration DO NOT APPLY for this announcement under a Direct-Hire Authority.
Veteran's Preference, category rating and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply under the Direct Hire process.
Selections made under this announcement will be processed as a new appointment to the Civil Service.
Status and Non-Status applicants from outside DOE selected for this position are required to serve a mandatory one (1) year probationary period. A DOE career status employee selected for this position may be required to serve a new one (1) year probationary period, pursuant to 5 CFR 315.802.
Appointment is contingent upon initial and continued compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity.
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 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 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. OPM Qualification Standards for the GS-1530 series can be found at the following website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1500/mathematical-statistics-series-1529/ You must meet either "Specialized Experience" and/or "Education" to qualify for this position as described below.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service.
For the GS-11, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Experience includes using statistical theories and techniques that relate to experimental design, data analysis, sampling, forecasting, quality control, and operations research; researching and studying the design and administration processes from the formulation of concepts through specification and analysis of output to the presentation of conclusions; plan projects and develop preliminary recommendations requiring technical and administrative judgment; experience with a Systems Development Lifecycle; develop and/or present reports on statistical studies or surveys; perform statistical analysis and provide outcome on results; prepare charts and tables; experience in the use of statistical software packages and computer database tools.
3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
For the GS-12, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Experience includes applying advanced statistical techniques to experimental design, data analysis, sampling, forecasting, quality control, and operations research; developing and/or presenting professional papers or reports on statistical studies or surveys; provide technical assistance on complex statistical analyses; serve as a technical advisor on various statistical analyses and methods; plan and execute a variety of projects and develop recommendations requiring technical and administrative judgment; experience with a Systems Development Lifecycle; developing listing and mapping applications, and developing collection methodology; experience writing procedures for automated or computer-assisted statistical survey operations.
Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.
For the GS-13, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Experience includes applying advanced statistical techniques to experimental design, data analysis, sampling, forecasting, quality control, and operations research; developing and/or presenting professional papers or reports on statistical studies or surveys; provide technical expertise to support complex statistical analyses; serve as a technical expert on various statistical analyses and methods; plan and execute a variety of complex projects and develop recommendations requiring technical and administrative judgment; experience with a Systems Development Lifecycle; developing listing and mapping applications, and developing collection methodology; experience writing and auditing procedures for automated or computer-assisted statistical survey operations.
Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
- Knowledge of advanced statistical theories, principles, concepts, and practices, and skill in applying this knowledge to statistical procedures, complex mathematics; data or quantitative analysis; complex sample designs; data collection techniques; reduction of data from multiple sources; computer techniques such as numerical and statistical analysis, probability theory, wave propagation modeling, and/or numerical simulation.
- Ability to write and/or present comprehensive statistical reports and scientific manuscripts based upon data collected and analyzed.
- Ability to make recommendations to analyst, management officials and other professionals regarding innovative recommendations for advancing programs and/or methods.
"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.
CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
This position has a positive education requirement. Therefore, you MUST provide documentation supporting any education claims in your application. If you do not do so, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration. This documentation can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. For specific education requirements, please see the Education Requirements. If selected, official transcripts may be requested.
Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.
The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.
- Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
- If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
- More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
- Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
- Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
- All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement
Veterans Information: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Veterans_Information
Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Under this Direct-Hire announcement, all applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements at the grade level they are applying will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Veteran's Preference, Schedule A, Category Rating, and other methods of consideration DO NOT APPLY for this announcement under Direct-Hire Authority regulations.
Selections made under this announcement will be processed as new appointments to the Civil Service. Current Civil Service employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the Civil Service. Status and Non-Status applicants from outside DOE selected for this position may be required to serve a mandatory one (1) year probationary period. Selected applicant may also be required to serve a mandatory one (1) year supervisory probationary period, if not already completed.
The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications necessary for this position. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to determine if your qualifications meet the criteria for referral to the selecting official.
We will also verify that you are eligible for Direct Hire Authority positions by reviewing your previous Federal employment to ensure you meet Time-in-Grade requirements. If you are eligible to apply to Merit Promotion announcements based on Veteran or other non-competitive statuses, we will verify your supporting documentation prior to referral.
If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
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